Saturday, September 30, 2017

What's up ahead....

On the next Game Show Live!....

-One announcing legend goes into a book....
-CBS TV City for sale?
-And we kick off Clarktoberfest.

It's all the way live on Game Show Live! There'll be a test on it later.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Songs Without Words

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 only blog that gives you a Perfect Dark. 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 Starbucks. Every purchase can rack up a star. Enough stars to create a milky way can earn you gold status. Ask your barista on how you can join. Let's start spying on the news with.......

 The Opening Toss-Up story.

Word play was a nice welcome to the Buzzr schedule. everything was fine.....but come a clear Wednesday night......Match Game was replaced. So why did Buzzr decide to replace it? Well, Some sources believe that is was all of clearance issues. That's not all. The network's FB page had this to say:

Buzzr Fans – We would like to apologize for the abrupt schedule change last night. Due to unforeseen circumstances, we needed to adjust our previously planned schedule. We understand you are disappointed and we hope you can understand that these things occasionally happen. Tonight, and next week you will see episodes of Match Game in the place of Wordplay. We will do our best to keep you informed of future changes. As always, thank you for watching #Buzzr.

Which brings us to this revised poem......

Raw is Red,
Smackdown is Blue,
It's time to react to the comments,
and a whoop-de-do!


Mr. 5 Questions Craig Reid says....

Would it be possible then to move “Trivia Trap” to the weeknight 8:30pm slot until this issue gets resolved? This way, the schedule still seems “fresh” with a new show in at prime time. #Buzzr"

But our Resident frenemy David Downs says this.....

 I know its your channel, and you can run what you want (that you own, since this clearly shows you don't even seem to know what those are anymore), and sure, Wordplay isn't spectacular, but more Match Game (and the boring early episodes to boot) is not good, even if most people here seem to like this. It's already about a third of the schedule, and you honestly want more??? Let's see how much you guys like it when you see the same ones 176 times by this point next year.

I really don't know what to say. You guys still don't have a clue two years in, and you're making GSN look really good right now. Sad, sad, sad.

John Fenner went with....

 "If you must add more Match Game to the schedule, why not throw on one or two airings of the Ross Shafer version from 1990? You never aired that version. OK, it wasn't as popular as the Gene Rayburn version, but it did decent enough that it got an entire season."

Michael Hetrick says.....

Honestly, "Wordplay" was a boring show that more less showcased the celebrities than the contestants. This was why Peter was probably replaced from the pilot. He was more a contestant host then panel moderator.
Yes, I enjoyed that it was something ne
w on the schedule and something that hadn't aired since it's original broadcast on NBC. Fremantle owns the show through the acquisition of Pearson Television (previously All American) in the early 2000s. Syd Vinnedge, an EP of the show, actually worked as a Fremantle Exec for a long time. The problem more than likely boils down to how the contracts for celebrity appearances were negotiated. This was probably a stickler as to why GSN couldn't get the show from Fremantle to air it prior. Maybe they are working the issues out, but who knows?
I still enjoy BUZZR and I think they are trying to do the best they can within the parameters and limited budget they have.

William Sydnor, Jr. also says.....

"WHAT A BUMMER! Nothing against Match Game '73 of course, but please bring Wordplay back on the schedule ASAP!"

Guess nobody wants to watch a boring old definitions game show.

And now, a segment that isn't actually boring at all. It's the Yay & Yawn of September.

The Yay: Buzzr's Lost & Found. New ones being put into the mix and old ones we've seen before.

The Yawn: Funny You Should Ask. First week out and.....not in the ratings books? What's wrong with it anyway?

(song stops)

Now may be a good time to get your martini shaken....not stirred. After this timeout, Who remembers The Dr. Fad show? That's on the way, but first....

Something new is coming in October and we can't wait to tell you what it is.......

(fade to break)

Welcome back to Game Show Live! In a moment or so, Why is Harley Quinn selling out at Halloween? 

(song fades out)

So why did they get Billy Off the street? Well....

Billy Eichner will no longer be stalking New York pedestrians — at least not on truTV’s dime.

Billy on the Street, Eichner’s long-running variety show, will not return to the basic cable network for Season 6, Variety reports. It has not, however, been cancelled.

Eichner on Tuesday first hinted that Billy on the Street would not continue on truTV, tweeting, “We have had a fantastic, life changing, Emmy-nominated time working with my friends at truTV and I can’t thank them enough. They’re the best.” A second statement indicated that the show would return, possibly in a new format or on a new network:

For those asking, yes BILLY ON THE STREET will be back! But we're shifting gears a bit...exciting things ahead...more will be revealed soon!
- @billyeichner

Billy on the Street first debuted on the cable channel Fuse back in Dec. 2011, where it ran for three seasons. Beginning with Season 4, the show made the leap to truTV, where it’s been airing since 2015. All five seasons are available to stream on Hulu.

In addition to Billy on the Street, Eichner is one-half of Hulu’s Difficult People, which releases its Season 3 finale on Tuesday, Sept. 26. It has not yet been renewed for Season 4.

And here comes yet another talent show launch....

With a musical pedigree spanning across multiple genres and decades, CTV announced today an additional roster of celebrity mentors for THE LAUNCH: Culture Club alumnus and Grammy® Award-winner Boy George; international pop sensation, Canadian singer and songwriter Alessia Cara; rock icon and founding member of legendary rock band Mötley Crüe Nikki Sixx; sought-after songwriter with her own current hit single "Issues", Julia Michaels; and Grammy Award-winner and co-founder of country-pop duo Sugarland Jennifer Nettles. The artists join previously announced musical superstars Shania Twain, Fergie, and OneRepublic's Ryan Tedder as mentors on the inaugural season of the CTV original music series and international TV format THE LAUNCH.

Also joining previously announced song producers on THE LAUNCH, including world-renowned music mogul Scott Borchetta and OneRepublic's Ryan Tedder, are award-winning producers/songwriters busbee (P!nk, Shakira, Blake Shelton), Dann Huff (producer behind more than 50 #1 hit records ), Ian Kirkpatrick (behind multi-platinum hit songs from Jason Derulo and Selena Gomez), and Canada's own Stephan Moccio, the music mastermind behind massive, inescapable hits like the quintuple-platinum "Wrecking Ball".

"We have assembled some of the most gifted and highly decorated talent in the music industry today to skyrocket THE LAUNCH into a new stratosphere of experience for both the emerging artists appearing on the series and for viewers across the country," said Randy Lennox, President, Bell Media. "We look forward to watching the emerging artists draw from the cumulative wealth of knowledge and experience that our mentors represent, and the sheer excitement of watching these musical industry powerhouses place their imprint on music's next big songs."

THE LAUNCH is an all-new, six-part music television series and international TV format delivers an authentic, behind-the-scenes look at the creation of a new original song. The first season of the Canadian version of the program is currently shooting in Toronto, before the format is rolled-out internationally later this year.

And now a Game Show Live! follow along on the AI judging situation.

Country singer Luke Bryan reportedly is on board to serve as a judge on Season 16 of American Idol, according to our sister site Variety. He joins anchor judge Katy Perry, whose deal for the ABC revival was confirmed in May.

As previously reported, Ryan Seacrest will return as host of Idol, which is slated to premiere in March 2018. 

Word of Bryan’s hire comes just one week before auditions in front of the judges are set to get underway. (Open call auditions, which are not filmed for television and are conducted without the judging panel, have been underway since mid-August.) A third judge has yet to be named.

ABC declines to comment at this time.

Ringing in the greek stuff......

Greek television network Star Channel has ordered 5 Gold Rings, a successful interactive game show format by Netherlands-based producer Talpa Media and ITV Studios production company Possessed.

Greece is the fifth country to pick up the program, following the Netherlands, France, Israel and the UK, where it was ordered by commercial broadcaster ITV.

The game show sees contestants answering questions by placing rings across an interactive LED floor. Using the program’s app, the program audience can play along.

Since August, the game has been available to the app’s users even when the program is not on the air.

“We’re very excited to start up this new partnership with Star Channel,” says Talpa Global MD Maarten Meijs in a statement. “Having a format appealing to so many broadcasters around the globe is an incredible accomplishment we’re very proud of.”

We baked up this next story.....

It's back! "The Great American Baking Show," based on the U.K. sensation, "The Great British Bake Off," returns for a third season on ABC this December.

Hosted by New York Times best-selling cookbook author and television personality, Ayesha Curry, and former NFL star and media personality, Anthony "Spice" Adams, this dynamic duo brings "The Great American Baking Show" a delicious new dash of holiday-themed recipes and competition this December.

"The Great American Baking Show" showcases some of the nation's best bakers as they compete in a series of themed challenges and eliminations all hoping to be crowned "America's Best Amateur Baker."

"The Great American Baking Show" is from Love Productions and created by Richard McKerrow and Anna Beattie. Executive producers are Richard McKerrow, Kevin Bartel, Simon Evans and Faye Stapleton.

And now we play.....

What's the word? 

We will show you a nonsensical word and I'll give you a clue as to what it is. Ready?


Clue: Jigsaw. 

Talk this one over after a Google Play music interlude because all September it's.....

Carly Smashes September. Direct from the Hal Hidey school of prize music, it's Carly Ann Worden doing music like you've never seen it before.

Now comes the answer. Jigsaw is the main anagonist in all 6 films of......Saw. Save those for October. 

Does Anyone Remember..........

To give you a better idea, The Dr. Fad show ran in the late eighties and before the advent of Dragon's Den and later Shark tank, and had 3 inventors make something in the fad lab. The scoring of the first part was like Tattletales. Keeping things in line was his assistant Jim Fyffe, because Dr. Fad actually spoke broken english. No joke. The final part was bringing in their own inventions. Using some applause-o-meter, the winner went to Disney World's Epcot Center. This of course, was a kids show and all kids received prizes of the Double Dare/Fun House variety. then the process repeats to fit the half hour. To make it fit, skits and facts about inventions plus appearances from people made it a variety half hour. So if you didn't remember The Dr. fad Show, let Game Show Live! know and we'll explain.

That's it for this week. Today's consolation prize is a lesson to the Tom Cruise stunt school. Everything Tom did to make it death defying. Sign up now and we'll toss out the waiver fee and have a stunt double for free....if you're afraid of heights. 

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