Saturday, July 22, 2017

What's up ahead.....

On the next Game Show Live!....

-@midnight logs off for good....
-MGM gets in the app game.....again....
-And If They Revived....Merv Griffin's Crosswords. 

It's all the way live on Game Show Live! Not Made in  Australia. 

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

A Million Dollar Paycut

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 welcome to the cult classic known as  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 iHeartRadio. They have original programming, and I mean original programming through commercial-free stations and podcasts. Plus, keep up with the latest on the world around us. download it today!  Now......because you were afraid to ask......

 The Opening Toss-Up story.

It's official. 2017 is the year of the rookie.

The 2017 Emmy Awards will go down as the year of the newcomer, though the oldest show of all, “SNL,” tied freshman “Westworld” to lead the way with 22 nods apiece.
Newbies dominated many of the categories, with either limited series or debuts taking in the bulk of nominations. “This is Us,” “Stranger Things,” “Westworld,” “The Crown” and “Handmaid’s Tale” are all first-season shows and make up the bulk of the best drama category.

“FEUD: Bette and Joan,” the first installment in the Ryan Murphy FX anthology, garnered six acting nominations in addition to its 12 others, including Outstanding Limited Series.

Comedy was mostly dominated by old standards, such as “Saturday Night Live,” which had a successful year thanks to viral political sketches and standout performances from the cast and guest stars like Alec Baldwin and Melissa McCarthy.

Even without any “Game of Thrones” episodes making the qualifying period, HBO’s 111 nominations made the premium-TV network number one over Netflix’s 91. Last year, HBO had 94 and Netflix had only 54.

In terms of broadcast, NBC led the pack with 60 nominations.

Here are your nominees:

Outstanding Reality-Competition Program
- The Amazing Race (CBS)
- American Ninja Warrior (NBC)
- Project Runway (Lifetime)
- RuPaul’s Drag Race (VH1)
- Top Chef (Bravo)
- The Voice (NBC)

Outstanding Reality Host
- Alec Baldwin – Match Game (C-Note: Baldwin is also up for Outstanding Supporting Actor, Comedy for "SNL")
- W. Kamau Bell – United Shades Of America With W. Kamau Bell
- RuPaul Charles – RuPaul’s Drag Race
- Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn – Project Runway
- Gordon Ramsay – MasterChef Junior
- Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg – Martha & Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party

Good luck and don't let someone cash in the briefcase at any point.


After this Cult-Astic timeout, the Million pound drop goes on a diet. I mean that.  That's on the way, but first....
Get Wet & Wild with this little selection.
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Welcome back to Game Show Live! Before we continue, I wanna give a shoutout to Roman Atwood and Brittney Smith for having a baby. That's awesome.

It looks like the Million Dollar Pound Drop got slimmer. On what, a gluten free diet?

Channel 4 has announced a new series of Million Pound Drop but under a new name – The £100K Drop.
Today (July 14), Remarkable Television, part of Endemol Shine Group, revealed that Channel 4 Daytime has commissioned a bumper 60 episodes of the new less-money game show.

The £100K Drop, which will air in an afternoon slot, sees host Davina McCall back at the helm as a raft of brave new contestants take on the dastardly Drop and attempt to win a jackpot of £100,000.

Davina said: "I literally love hosting this show and couldn't be more thrilled that we are back and coming to daytime!

"£100,000 is a properly life-changing amount of cash and I'm crossing my fingers for some big-money wins. I can't wait to see you all every weekday afternoon."

And Channel 4's Commissioning Editor Syeda Irtizaali added: "I'm delighted this award-winning, brilliant game show with its heart pounding tension and addictive gameplay will be returning daily to Channel 4 for a new audience to enjoy.

"I am really excited Davina is back at the helm and can't wait to hear her utter those famous catchphrases 'move your money' and 'let's see what's about to drop' once again."

Million Pound Drop The £100K Drop sees players attempting to answer seven questions, while placing real cash on what they believe to be the correct answer. Any cash placed on the wrong answer will see it fall through to the floor and out of the game.

The format made its international debut on Channel 4 in the UK in May 2010. Since then, it has become a runaway hit, selling to an impressive 54 territories including the USA, Germany, Russia, Australia and Mongolia.
The £100K Drop will air on Channel 4 in 2018.

Remember "Cram" on GSN?, Australia’s Network Ten has become the first broadcaster to commission a weekly gameshow based on a new UK format.

ITV Studios Australia will produce Cram, which will see two teams of three comedians and celebrities test their memories across general knowledge and current affairs.

Each category will be introduced with a “cram,” a brief video on any subject from dogs to Leonardo da Vinci and jeans to Justin Bieber. The team that recalls the most facts in each video wins.

The format was created by ITV’s UK prodco Possessed, which has produced a pilot that has been pitched to UK broadcasters.

The Oz show will be hosted by comedian Peter Helliar, a regular on Network Ten’s nightly talkshow The Project. The teams will be captained by comedian Dilruk Jayasinha and actor/singer Virginia Gay.

Ten head of comedy Paul Leadon said: “The real joy of Cram is you can’t help but play along at home. It’s simple; all the facts are given to you, you just have to remember them. But with host Pete Helliar doing his best to make you laugh, remembering the facts can get a little tricky.”

ITV Studios Australia MD David Mott added: “This unique ITV Studios format is simply drop-dead funny. We’re witnessing a comedy resurgence in Australia and we’re confident that Cram will resonate with audiences of all ages.”

Over in Spain, it's what the cops say when you're speeding too fast.

Channel 3 in Thailand has commissioned a local version of Pull Over, comprising 26 episodes that will be produced by Createit Studio.
In the show, launched by Armoza at MipTV in 2014, drivers of worn-out cars are stopped and, rather than being handed the expected ticket, are given the chance to win a new vehicle by answering a series of questions.
Other broadcasters to have acquired the format, which was developed by Shy Barmeli (Raid the Cage) and Ori Dror, include La Radio y Televisión de Andalucía in Spain.

You know Samantha Harris from DWTS, but she's dancing with....forks and spoons.

Fox said Monday that Harris will host "Culinary Genius," a half-hour show produced by celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay.
Harris is a former co-host of "Dancing with the Stars" and "Entertainment Tonight."

"Culinary Genius" will air for three weeks on Fox owned- and operated-stations in certain TV markets. One is Los Angeles, with others to be announced.

It's getting a summer tryout with viewers, following the pattern of Fox programs such as "The Wendy Williams Show" and "TMZ Live."

"Culinary Genius," adapted from an English show of the same name, opens with lead chef Edward Lee giving contestants a cooking demonstration. Then the competition begins.
Ramsay will appear on "Culinary Genius," which debuts Aug. 7.

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The Great Food Truck Race returns Southern-style this summer, with seven teams of food truck novices battling from New Orleans to Savannah for a $50,000 grand prize. Hosted by Tyler Florence, this high-stakes road trip is full of beautiful scenery, Southern landmarks and intense food challenges. Team cooking chops, selling strategy and business savvy are tested in every city, with the least successful truck heading home each week and a $50,000 grand prize for the last truck standing. The Great Food Truck Race premieres Sunday, August 20th at 9pm ET/PT and the winner will be named in the season finale on Sunday, September 24th at 9pm ET/PT.
"Each summer our audience looks forward to taking a fast-paced, food-centric road trip with The Great Food Truck Race," said Courtney White, Senior Vice President, Programming, Scripps Networks Interactive. "This season adds some Southern hospitality to the competition, and the teams hit the pavement running with fantastic food, unique concepts and the hunger to win."
This season's competitors are: Braised in the South - Charleston, South Carolina (Nick Hunter, Steven Klatt, Brandon Lapp); The Breakfast Club - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Ashanti Dixon, Taylor Randolph, Mikey Robins); Mr. Po' Boys - Dallas, Texas (Cedrick McCoy, Ryan Thompson, Esther Torres); Papi Chulo's Empanadas - Cherry Hill, New Jersey (Sarah Hasbun, Carleena Lara-Bregatta, Luis Lara Polanco); The Southern Frenchie - Little Rock, Arkansas (Donnie Ferneau, Meaghan Ferneau, Amanda Ivy); Stick 'Em Up - Rogersville, Tennessee (Justin House, Landon House, Shona House) and Wicked Good Seafood - Falmouth, Massachusetts (Bill Henrique, Ryan Schuhmacher, Dan Torres).

Remember that Instagram photo I shared with you guys on Livewire! last Friday? Well, we have a Game Show Live! follow along and here's our Match Game mistress of Impressionism, Madison Brunoehler otherwise known as Madi2TheMax to chronicle the detail with our camera crews going behind the scenes to give you a glimpse of Polaris Primetime. Take it, madi!

Thanks Madi, and Now we question This! The category is....

Oklahoma. The clue is.....

 Think about that for one second after this Google Play music interlude because it's the moment we all wanted to see. the Game Show Live! world premiere of.....

"Slow The Devil" by Robyn Cage. Hope you enjoy it.

And all I can say is.....

Moving on.
Did you figure it out? The answer, er, question was.....

What is a bison/buffalo?

Wouldn't it be nice to have someone from the Buffalo Sabres hang with M. Bison from Street Fighter?

Family Feud & GSN. They go together like......Cops & donuts or something, but in an attempt to get GSN to crack the top 20, what did they do to make it special. Let's investigate.

Last month right around the week of father's Day, they did Epic Fails week.

The next week, they did Shocked & Ha. I'm not lying.

The week after 4th of July, all nursing homes had to be tuned to GSN for this.....

Then this week came this.....

What will next week bring on the Feud? We'll never know. I'm guessing Louie Anderson week of Richard Karn week. But for now: CASE CLOSED.

That's it for this week. Today's consolation prize is free admission to the 14th Factory gallery.....or what's left of it, anyway........

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.