Saturday, June 17, 2017

What's up ahead....

On the next Game Show Live!....

-A preview of battle of The Network Stars.....
-Candy Crush gets CBS reality shows to join in....
-And a lightning rant on why GSN & Buzzr lease classics.

It's all the way live on Game Show Live! Now with Salt & Vinegar.

Friday, June 16, 2017

Livewire 6/16

Madison Brunoehler: From Game Show Live!, this is.....................

Livewire! Yesterday's headlines today. Brought to you by....

Outlets2go. Available wherever places electrical outlets won't allow. 

And now from our Game Show Live! Newsroom, here comes Pierre Kelly!

Me: Thank you Madi2theMax, welcome to Livewire! Call it the daddy longlegs of news reporting, because we're stronger than Granddaddy's award-winning chilli recipe.....kinda. But we pass more paternity tests than an episode of Maury, so let's focus on the father figure and figure out one way to get Game Show News........................................with sass.

Don't Talk, just....Leave?

First, Tamar Braxton on "The Real," and now this?

On today's edition of THE TALK on CBS, co-host Aisha Tyler announced she will be leaving the daytime talk show, explaining that she had become too busy with three other TV shows, while also starting her career as a director. A teary-eyed Tyler told viewers, "I just realized I had to let something go."
Tyler will make her final appearance on the show at the end of the current season in July. She revealed that she hopes to return as a guest host when the show returns in the fall.
The actress is a series regular on CBS' CRIMINAL MINDS, and serves as host of The CW's WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY? She also lends her voice to ARCHER. She recently directed her first feature film, AXIS, which ran at multiple film festivals.

Now we know Father's day is this Sunday, but a story shows that Emily Trebek has this story. Wanna know why? Her father is none other than Mr. Jeopardy himself, Alex Trebek. Nice.

Take a Hollywood Game Night party host and a world traveler and what do you get? This.

National Geographic today announced that Emmy Award-winning television personality Phil Keoghan will join Golden Globe- and Emmy award-winning actress Jane Lynch as host of the network's greatest-ever natural event, EARTH LIVE. Beginning Sunday, July 9, at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT, National Geographic will bring global viewers a night of unprecedented LIVE wildlife programming across National Geographic, NAT GEO WILD and Nat Geo MUNDO networks. The two-hour live broadcast is the first of this magnitude - think of it as the Olympics of the natural world - showcasing the best of the ANIMAL KINGDOM in real time and in spectacular fashion.

Following EARTH LIVE, the exciting journey continues at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT with a sneak peak of Safari LIVE: Migration. For three years, Nat Geo WILD'S SAFARI LIVE has mounted an unprecedented production, broadcasting LIVE safaris daily from the famous Sabi Sands in South Africa's Kruger National Park. Now, SAFARI LIVE ventures into new territory, Kenya's Maasai Mara, to capture one of the most breathtaking and dramatic wildlife spectacles on the planet - the great wildebeest migration - broadcast LIVE to living rooms around the country for the first time ever. Safari LIVE: Migration will be simulcast on National Geographic and NAT GEO WILD immediately following the premiere of EARTH LIVE and the adventure will then shift to Fridays at 11 p.m. ET exclusively on Nat Geo WILD.

And now it's time for our Game Show Live! Comix Zone content creator in.....

Jordan Sailors: Comical genius

Now, more of the news.

Can this be true?

They're crowdfunding the UK version of Fun House. Yes, the US syndie kids show that launched JD Roth into the stratosphere. Maybe they'll crowdfund a "Where Are They Now?" on Jackie & Sammie, teh twin cheerleaders.

Lillian Garcia, move over!

World-renowned musician, artist and filmmaker Dave Navarro will perform the national anthem prior to the main event for Bellator NYC: Sonnen vs. Silva at the legendary Madison Square Garden in New York City on Saturday, June 24.
Bellator NYC: Sonnen vs. Silva, the biggest event in Bellator history, features the long-awaited bout between two of the most popular fighters in mixed martial arts history, as Chael Sonnen (29-15-1) and Wanderlei Silva (35-12-1, 1 NC) finally square off in an impending grudge match. This blockbuster event includes a heavyweight bought between MMA legend Fedor Emelianenko and hard-hitting Matt Mitrione, along with two championship bouts, including Douglas Lima (28-6) defending his 170-pound strap against Lorenz Larkin (18-5, 1 NC) and current lightweight champion Michael Chandler (16-3) putting his world title on the line against the undefeated Brent Primus (7-0).
Bellator NYC: Sonnen vs. Silva airs LIVE on pay-per-view beginning at 10pm ET/7pm PT. Prior to the pay-per-view event, SPIKE will air Bellator 180: Davis vs. Bader LIVE and FREE on both coasts, beginning at 8pm ET/5pm PT. Additionally, Bellator 180 prelims will air exclusively on and the Bellator Mobile App at 6pm ET/ 3pm PT.


Pom pom S'Wonderful

- NBC and POM Wonderful(R) today announced their continued partnership for the ninth season of "American Ninja Warrior."
In addition to on-air integrations, NBC will work with POM to brand the ongoing, popular digital editorial series, "Crashing the Course." Hosted by Alex Weber, "Crashing the Course is a behind-the-scenes look at the show, what it takes to conquer the course and how every challenge is designed to be demanding. Seven episodes of "Crashing the Course" will appear over throughout the season and live in a co-branded destination on
"American Ninja Warrior" premieres June 12 on NBC (8 p.m. ET/PT).


Is Offensive your Final Answer?

Chris Harrison was defending the suitor Lee garrett, whose offensive tweets were set to private. He then tweeted:

We'll let you know as soon as updates are available.


Lee had his side of teh story and a June 5th edition (Spoilers!) talked about his experience.

Twang on this!

Believe it or not, at the CMT awards this past month, SYTYCD judge Jason Derulo showed up......and won?

Jason Derulo shockingly won a CMT award given he is a pop sensation. The former So You Think You Can Dance judge, along with Luke Bryan, won the award for CMT Performance of the Year thanks to their onstage performance of "Want to Want Me" from CMT Crossroads. 

Thanks a lot, Jason.

And now, enjoy one of those chicken nuggets of joy from our Match Game mistress of impressionism, Madi2TheMax.

This past week, we've just received word that our Game Show Live! gypsy queen Robyn Cage snuck in a teaser trailer for her new song and it

Kinda peaceful, but makes me want to gear geared up for the premiere. So for the time being, I decided to throw a cover in for you? Why, because I wanna. And I'm the host of Livewire! So here you go. And just perfect for a summer vacation.

That's all for now, but remember one thing:   Crowdfunding the reboot of the Krypton Factor via 1990 format is useless. Especially that Physical Ability music. It made people turn off the TV or change it to something else. Ah yes, new age music for a teen game show............NOT!

 So until next time and all the on playas. 

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

We made a list...and Doubled checked it...once.

Today's blog is dedicated to the original; Batman, Adam West. RIP forever.

Stephanie Panisello: From Coast to Coast, Shore to Shore, Border to Border and beyond the far reaches of our galaxy's solar system, it's time to go all the way live on....

Now here is America's favorite contestant, Pierre Kelly!!!!!

Me: Thank you Stephanie Panisello and our summer interns have moved into a newer, safer workplace called Game show Live! As live as it gets, as live as it happens and as live whenever you feel like it.

Today's program is presented this month by Mill Creek Entertainment. This Father's day, give him the gift of Mill Creek DVDs like Mad About You: The Compplete series Box Set and Glitter and What Planet are you from, plus more. Mill Creek Entertainment is where you search on google to find the best gift for your daddy.  With that, let's get live with.....

 The Opening Toss-Up story.

Here in my hot little hands is yet another list of the best Game shows of all-time.....

Newsday is getting a list of it. The bottom of the list: Card Sharks. Yes, Card Sharks. But as you look at the link, the top 5 are $100,000 Pyramid, Match Game, The Price is Right, and the tag team of Wheel and Jeopardy! rounding out the list.  There's your list. Is this list the best or worst or neither in your opinion? Sound off by the end of the blog.

This Friday on Livewire!, how to crowdfund an old 80's kids syndicated show. It's all this Friday on Livewire! Catch it here!

I'm going to go unpack the interns room with new stuff and while I'm at it, let's break for these messages and after this, Ben10 getting a game show? That's on the way, but first.....

If you wanna get a summer body, here's one you could get for your den or game room.....

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Welcome back to Game Show Live! Later on in the show, photos of Red Robin bottomless fries on Instagram.

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But I Heard a rumor.....

....That Ben10 is becoming a game show?

Yep, Following the successful Ben 10 franchise, Turner is set to produce a new live game show dubbed Ben 10 Challenge.
Each of the episodes will feature two teams of three – two kid fans and one adult, where they will take on a variety of physical and mental tasks.

“This live-action game show format really dials up engagement and excitement for the brand and perfectly complements our Ben 10 franchise strategy – kids will actually get the chance to become Ben,” said Lesley Bailey, VP of channel marketing and brand management at Turner EMEA Kids.

“This is what we heard from them and we’re thrilled to be giving 320 kids from right across the region the chance to take part.

“What’s more, the game show reinforces the importance of being locally relevant, and will be highly complementary to our wider Ben 10 content offering across the linear channel, websites, apps and games and the highly anticipated Playmates toy range that will be hitting shelves this summer.”
Production will kick off in Madrid at the end of this month, with eight local versions set to follow in the UK, France, Germany, Italy, Middle East, Poland, Spain and Turkey.

And now for something completely geeky.....

The Get-up. Everything geeky....with a Game Show Live! touch. Now from the old Wilton-North building in Grimsborough, and substituting for Chris Killian who is vacationing in Central City, here is our Game Show Live! national comic book correspondent, Brandon Davis!

Thank you so much Brandon and on to more news.


Bachelor in Paradise host Chris Harrison is weighing in on the “misconduct” kerfuffle that is threatening to derail the ABC reality romp’s upcoming fourth season.
In a lengthy statement obtained by, Harrison urged the public to exercise “patience” as Warner Bros. completes its investigation into the matter. Production was suspended on the show after a producer reportedly expressed concern about an alleged sexual encounter between contestant DeMario Jackson and another female cast member, although Harrison cautioned against putting too much stock in early press speculation.
"By now, no doubt, you have heard that we have suspended production on this season’s Bachelor in Paradise. I can confirm to you that this is sadly the case. Out of respect to all involved, there’s only so much I can and will say at this time. Normally with a situation like this I would not say anything until the incident is fully resolved, but with all the rumors and misinformation being put out there, I don’t find that to be possible anymore.
"Let me start by saying the safety and care of the cast and crew of our show is of the utmost importance to us. It is with this thought in mind that we made the decision to suspend filming. An investigation into the situation was started immediately. Warner Bros. is handling the details of that investigation. They’re moving quickly to gather all the facts, and once that’s done, a clear, concise decision can be made about where we go from here.

"There are a lot of competing details in the various press accounts of the incident. And there’s a lot of misinformation out there too. We urge everyone to be patient until the investigation is complete.

"I know in this day and age we want — and even expect — immediate answers, but in this case, it’s just not possible. So again, I urge you to please be patient and respect the privacy of the parties involved. I will keep you as informed and up to date as I possibly can. We’re sorry for any inconvenience and disappointment this may have caused the cast, the crew and our loyal fans. It is my sincere hope that we can come to a quick resolution on this and get back to work very soon."
-Chris Harrison

A spokesperson for ABC told Variety that the series has not been canceled and that production has been halted pending completion of an investigation by producer Warner Bros. Television. All the cast members have left the show’s set in Mexico. The crew is still reportedly on site. Although neither Warner Bros. nor ABC has confirmed what initiated the shutdown, multiple reports have cited a sexual incident involving two cast members.

Cast member Raven Gates tweeted Monday, “I’m heartbroken about BIP.”

Another cast member, Derek Peth, wrote on Twitter Monday, “My heart has been breaking all day. I’m constantly blown away by how horrible most of you are.”

On Sunday, Warner Bros. issued a statement saying, “We have become aware of allegations of misconduct on the set of ‘Bachelor in Paradise’ in Mexico. We have suspended production and we are conducting a thorough investigation of these allegations. Once the investigation is complete, we will take appropriate responsive action.”

No official work on the future of what would be the fourth season of “Bachelor in Paradise” is expected until after the Warner Bros. investigation is completed. The season had been slated to premiere Aug. 8, and shooting in Mexico had only recently begun.

While it remains unclear if Season 4 of the ABC reality dating series will resume production and air this summer, the incident has not jeopardized Bachelor in Paradise's future on ABC -- at least as of right now, Entertainment Weekly reported.

ABC Entertainment Group President Channing Dungey told EW in a statement, "Warner Horizon produces the show so we have to wait for them to conclude their investigation before any next steps."

The investigation stems from "allegations of misconduct on the set of Bachelor in Paradise in Mexico," according to Warner Bros, which added that "once the investigation is complete, we will take appropriate responsive action."

A summer spin-off of ABC’s long-running “The Bachelor,” “Bachelor in Paradise” has been a solid performer for ABC, but not nearly so valuable as the core series or fellow spinoff “The Bachelorette.” The last season of “Bachelor in Paradise” averaged a 1.4 Nielsen live-plus-same day rating in the 18-49 demo, while the most recent season of “The Bachelor” averaged a 2.3.

ABC announced the first 16 cast members for the upcoming season last week. “Paradise” reunites former “Bachelor” and “Bachelorette” contestants to see if they can find love at a resort in Sayulita, Mexico. The announced cast members included Corinne Olympios, Raven Gates, Alexis Waters, Amanda Stanton, and DeMario Jackson.

Details about the incident are in the links below, but we do caution that some of the accounts are graphic in nature.

You'll be a fly on the wall.....with balls, because....“The Wall” is back and bigger than ever, as a $2 million prize appears for the first time in an exclusive sneak peek.

The NBC game show’s Season 2 premiere airs on June 22, and the first episode back features a father-daughter team, Milton and Aaryn. Milton hails from Cary, North Carolina, and Aaryn is a doctor with hefty student loans who practices in Baltimore, Maryland.

“Coming into Season 2, it was really important that the people who are on have a really amazing story of selflessness or sacrifice,” host and executive producer Chris Hardwick says in the video.

Accomplish this if you will.....

Ore Oduba, Vicky Pattison, Alex Brooker, Lydia Bright and Louie Spence have signed up for a celebrity charity special of 'Crystal Maze' ahead of its reboot.
The popular 90s game show, which is making a full series comeback following the success of the one-off all-star 'Stand Up to Cancer' edition that was hosted by Stephen Merchant last year - is set to hit Channel 4 for another celebrity installment on June 23.

'The IT Crowd' star Richard Ayoade will be the new host of the show, which follows teams trying to navigate through Aztec, medieval, industrial and futuristic zones before facing the Crystal Dome.

At the time, Tom Beck, Head of Live & Events at Channel 4, said: "'The Stand Up to Cancer' special was so brilliant and so successful that commissioning a series of 'The Crystal Maze' was almost a no-brainer. I couldn't be more pleased and excited that Richard has agreed to become the new Maze Master - he's an inspired choice."

The original series ran from 1990 until 1995 and was previously fronted by 'The Rocky Horror Show' creator Richard O'Brien and punk rocker Ed Tudor-Pole.

At the height of its popularity, the series drew in up to six million viewers per episode, making it the most popular show on Channel 4 at the time.

The contestants took part in a series of challenges and games in order to win crystals, each of which gave them five seconds in the final crystal dome.

In the finale, the teams had to grab 100 gold tokens which blew around the dome, but lost one for every silver they also had.
Just 18 out of the 83 teams who took part in the show over the years managed to win.

China shoots.....and scores....perfectly!

Perfect Score has aired in the US on The CW and iQiyi has picked it up for local development, FremantleMedia China CEO Vivian Yin told delegates here at China Formats in Shanghai.
Yin said the deals were significant as they continued the new trend in China for using non-celebrity contestants in a country where audiences and networks are usually obsessed by celebrities.

“It’s a sign of changing demand in the market, as platforms realize that ordinary people can also deliver engaging stories, not just celebrities,” said Yin, who joined FremantleMedia from Star China two years ago.

Dating show Perfect Score involves contestants attempting to choose the most compatible person for themselves from a group of 10 strangers, in hopes of winning cash prizes.
FremantleMedia North America made the show for The CW in 2013. The format has since been adapted by MNCTV in Indonesia and by Ho Chi Minh City TV in Vietnam.

Now tackle this Body Language puzzle:

Tackle that for a minute after this Google Play Music interlude.

And now, Game Show Live! presents the award-winning Warp Zone Acapella Mass Choir with another one of your favorite geeky classics.

Now to the answer, it was.....

Case dismissed.

Since 1989, Envelopes have been opened on Wheel of Fortune to determine what the grand prize was regardless of how the outcome of the bonus round is. For Pat Sajak, it was not one of those days. This turns to out to be another edition of....

Starbucks Via Instant Classic.

That's it for this week. Today's consolation prize is a retelling of the 72-hour Katy Perry at the Bob Eubanks theatre this 4th of July weekend. Featuring Brianne Chandler aka MissMovies as one of the choir members who wake Katy Perry up. Tickets on sale at Aames Supermarket, Hextall's Drugstore and all TicketsNow locations.

Don't forget to email me at,, Pierre Jason Kelly on FB and @Johnny_Arcade on twitter. Also I'm on Snapchat as MisterGSN and Instagram as Mister_WCW. We will return next Wednesday, and until we return, Play on playas.