Saturday, December 29, 2018

What's up ahead.....

On the Next Game Show Live!.....

-The midseason report.....
-Tyra leaving AGT? 
-And How Dumb Are you?

It's all the way live on Game Show Live!

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

The 2nd annual Game Show Live! honors

Madison Brunoehler: Live.....from Playhouse on the Center square,  From coast to coast..............

And Across America.....and the world.........this is the 2nd annual....

......Honors. With performances by.......







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


Me: Thank you all.

(band stops playing and applause)

Welcome to the 2nd ever Game Show Live! honors. The award ceremony that gives us lesser negative criticism than this year's Youtube rewind. Yeah, I know, you were all staying up at like, 2 in the morning to watch a craptacular for over 8 minutes and say to yourself.....What the heck did this happen? Well, we're not going to have Pewdiepie present the award and have Marshmallo perform to crank the party up, we're here to see the best in game shows that happened this past year. In fact, the voice of Binjpipe will read the nominees for each award as if you're watching Binjpipe. So cool, huh? So let's get into our first award for Best Revival. Prime time revivals of shows are so cool, they act like they're the classics that used to be on daytime tv back in the day. SO here are the nominees.

(Cut to Binjpipe main menu)

VO: Because you have already renewed your membership for the next 90 days, we would like to interest you in the nominees for Best Revival.

The GONG SHOW (Den of Theives/Sony Pictures Television)

The $100,000 Pyramid (Sony Pictures Television)

The Joker's Wild (Snoopadelic Films/SMAC Entertainment/Studio T/Sony Pictures Television)

Match Game (Fremantle USA)

Double Dare (Nickelodeon/Fremantle USA)

Beat The Clock (Fremantle USA)

(Cutto "Best Revival" graphic and the host)

Let me ask Alexa for the winner. She's the one who'll tell us. Let's give it a shot. Alexa, who won Best revival?

Alexa: Getting "Best Revival" on the big screen.....

(Shows "The Joker's Wild" as the winner)

Madison: This is Snoop's 1st award of the night. His 3rd overall in over 2 years. One for best reboot and the other for best host. 

(song stops)

Snoop: Yea yea. Can't believe I got another one. I'd like to thank God, my family and my career for keeping this show alive on TBS. Holla at ya, ya dig?


Snoop dogg, Ladies and gentlemen. Now we must turn your attention to our first performance of the night. This Stanford alum wants to write a song to inspire a musical based on the 1991 arcade classic, "Sunset Riders." She's a bandit and can't handle it, and you'll see more of her on the blog next year. Although she's Audrey Piroux, she made a radical change and she is.......Audreyismusic.



Um....who was that masked lady?

(audience laughter)

If a game show sounds interestingly good on paper, then why do people sometimes hate it so.............much? Anyways, the nominees are.....

(Cut to Binjpipe main menu)

VO: Binjpipe would like to apologize for mixing up "Titanic" with "Titanic: The Legend Goes on.' We regret that and instead would like to give you the nominees for Worst show of 2018.

Caroline & Friends (Vin Di Bona Productions/ GSN)

Total Knock Out (Hartbeat/MGM)

America Says (Entertainment One/Keller Noll)

Child Support (Banjay Studios North America)

(cut to "Worst Show of 2018" and to host)

Okay....Alexa......What is the worst show of 2018? 

(alexa says nothing and takes a nap anyway)

What the heck? Have to ask Google for this.....

(hits mic icon on Google and asks for Worst show of 2018)

Google voice: According to google, the worst show of 2018 is.....

(shows "Caroline & Friends" in the big screen)

(instrumental version of "Sweet Caroline" plays; no applause)

Unfortunately, they're not here tonight....but they were a minute ago when the nominees were let's move on. Originally, our next performers were originally Real, Vicarious cuties, but they shortened it and named themselves......RKVC.



On a more postive note, these next nominees prove who is the real top dog of 2018. Let the nominees speak for yourself.

(Cut to Binjpipe "Coming Soon" screen)

VO: Here's what coming to Binjpipe soon as Best Show of 2018.

AMERICA SAYS (Entertainment One/Keller Noll)

CHILD SUPPORT (Banjay Studios North America)


GENIUS JUNIOR (Shed Media/Prediction Productions)

(Cut to "Best Show of 2018 and to host)

Um.....Alexa, what's the best show of 2018? 

Alexa: As of 2018, the best game show is.....

(Shows "America Says" on the big screen)

(AS theme plays)

Madison: Accepting the award, teh creators of the show, Cleve keller and Dave Noll.

Cleve: We would like to thank Game Show Network for finally getting a show, the host of the show John MIchael Higgins for making it a reality....and to you guys, you made us a hit. Thank you very much.


Let's keep things going with our next guest, making a hit song done by Ariana Grande and adding a few friends for an interesting thing about to happen, he is KHS, but you can call him.......Kurt Hugo Schnieder. 



That's a lot of hand work. Now we focus our attention to the live mobile world. Although it doesn't take a lot of applications, paperwork when you get selected, tests to take and a waiver if you make it plus taxes you have to pay for your big big winnings, it takes courage......knowledge.....guts.....and how you studied up for a chance at some Paypal money.....and whatever else. We start with the hosts of the shows. They make you laugh.....stare you in the face on your phone and do goofy things behind a green screen. The nominees are.......

(Cut to Binjpipe recommendations)

VO: Binjpipe would like to take a focus on which is your favorite Live Mobile game show host.

Scott Rogowsky (HQ Trivia)

Matt Richards (HQ Trivia)

JD Witherspoon (Confetti)

Devyn Howard (Swag IQ)

Ian Lara & Melody Alanna (Out of Tune)

(cut to "Best Live Mobile Trivia Host" and to host)

I wanna know who it is. Alexa, who is the best live mobile trivia host?

Alexa: I have a bit of audio and video, hang on, it'll be there shortly......

I know who it is....Money Flippin' Matt Richards!


Matt: Yes, Hquizzas. First of all, shout out to God, my HQ family, my dog Thor, my comedian friends and everybody who played HQ since I first got here. I love you. Thank you.


While I get the next one ready, let's get the extra awards not shown in the ceremony, but gets some 2018 honorable mentions.

The award for...."Partying it up" went to Out of Tune. Why? Because of its DJ and its musical atmosphere.

The award for..."Busy as a Bee" went to Kimberly Crossman for not only her contributions to Joyride, but does hosting for the Best Fiends app's youtube show and comedic acting plus interviews with big names.

The award for "Change is good" went to Game Show Network for giving it a new logo....and a new look.

The award for "blended" goes to Buzz'd out, a local Pasadena program that takes physicality to a trivia game. Seriously.

The award for "Cosplaya" goes to Sydney Ryan of The Q. She traded in talking on a teleprompter in a local news station for talking in front of a teleprompter in a secret bunker in Charleston, North Carolina while dressing up for theme nights.

The award for "One of a Kind" goes to Ripkord for their finer selection of live mobile games. You'll see Faruq from battlebots, Olivia Dicoupoulus and even Dietz too.

Speaking of Faruq, he gets the award for "Finkel Who?" for his creative intros to the Battlebox.

And finally, the award for "Still doing it" goes to Buzzr for finally airing Classic Concentration as well as a few more things they did. Well done.

(song stops)

Back to the subject of live mobile trivia stuff. If you wer paying attention to the lower side of the big screen, you'll see a byline readig "Bceause you liked trivia hosts." so the nominees for best Live Mobile Trivia game of the year are....

(highlights logos one by one)

HQ TRIVIA (Intermedia Labs)

SWAG IQ (Prodege)


CONFETTI (Facebook Watch)


And with that, Alexa, what's the live mobile game of 2018?

(Alexa plays HQ countdown and intro)'s HQ Trivia!


Madison: Accepting the award, Scott Rogowsky, host of HQ.

Scott: Oh, mylanta, thank you for letting all of America quiz with me and win a whole lot of money. Want to thank the writers, the hosts, the sponsors and everybody that made HQ a sensation. Thank you and we'll see you in 2019.


Here's our next performance. You know her from the soap opera Days of Our Lives still running on NBC and she is here to talk about....well....a King of Hearts. Jen Lilley.



And now we must bid adieu to the stars who left an impact on the whole world......and beyond.

In Loving Memory

Aretha Franklin

John Mccain

Burt Reynolds

Penny Marshall

Ken Berry

Roy Clark

Jerry Maren

Nanette Fabray

Harry Anderson

Verne Troyer

Robert Mandan

(Song stops)

Thank you. Now comes the finale. The big enchilada in a taco. The best moment of 2018. What is it? Let's find out. Nominees.

(cut to "Saved Moments)

VO: Thanks for your attention in saving data for Binjpipe. I am now transferring data for teh best moment of 2018.

Bobby Bones overcomes odds to Win DWTS

Double Dare comes back to Nickelodeon

HQ gives away more than $100,000 during the NBA finals

Jeopardy! creates all-star teams

Former DOND model gets married

(Cut to "Best Moment of 2018" and to the host)

Alright guys. Let's end this on a high note. Alexa, what's the best moment of 2018?

(Alexa says nothing)

Alexa? Alexa? 

Oh my goodness, my Alexa is dying and so is my phone.....I need help........hang on guys....

(Runs to the charging station to refill both)

[15 minutes later]

Director: Mr. Kelly, the winner is shown on the screen.......

Me: Really, where?.......

(Cuts to big screen showing "Double Dare returns to Nickelodeon")


Madison: Accepting the award, the show's host, Liza Koshy.

Liza: Wow, can't believe I brought an old classic show back to life. I want to thank Nickelodeon for believing in the fans, Marc Summers for bringing the luster back to the show, the staff of the show plus everybody for being here. You guys are fabulous, thank you!


(Pierre comes back to introduce the last performance)

Oh hi. The last performance before we the answer to the New York City Rockettes. They are.....The Game Show Live! category crew!



And with that, We must leave until January 2nd. I want to thank God, my mom and sister, my friends, The one woman from the Library who not only plays piano in church every week but wears the finest hats like the Kentucky Derby and dresses old school, Donny Pearson for reminding me when will I not ever jump the gun on teh Game show Chat FB messenger room, Bloodyfaster and Circuits and Coffee for breaking into song on Twitch while gaming, Lilbumblebear and her beehive community, the Trivia App Water Cooler discord for giving me a way to pay my bills, the baristas from Star Flash Coffee for knowing me, my announcer voice in your head Madi2themax and of guys. So until 2019, play on playas.

(siri cue)

Siri: Seeing confetti drizzle storms from way above the theater.

Me: that you?

(director asks Pierre to look up)


(confetti drizzle storm falls on everybody at the theater)

Saturday, December 15, 2018

What's up ahead....

You voted. Whether you watched TV, caught it on a device the next day or guessed answers on your phone with your friends, 2018 was a breakout year for game shows in the media and the 2nd annual Game Show Live! honors figures out who the winners really are. With performances by Audreyismusic, RKVC and more among others, we're getting lit one last time on Game Show Live! next Wednesday.

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Hart Broken

This week...New host of the Oscar.....but not offical.......

Fantasy Jeopardy!.......

And MG2......WTF?....All this and......

Does henna cause freckles on your face?    Let's........Get........Festive!

Madison Brunoehler: From coast to coast..............

And Across America.....and the world.........this is..............

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

Me: Thank you Madi2TheMax and this of course is  Game show Live! As live as it gets, as live as it happens and as live whenever you feel like it. Let's get into it with......

 The Opening Toss-Up story.  

Sometimes when you get a job you always want mean something controversial may cost you. Case in point: Kevin Hart. Let's backtrack to when he got selected for the Oscars. 

The funnyman announced the plum booking on Tuesday via Instagram, saying “the day has finally come” after apparently being beseeched to host the Oscars in the past. “To be able to join the legendary list of host [sic] that have graced that stage is unbelievable.”
Jimmy Kimmel hosted this year’s Oscars telecast, which drew an all-time low audience of 24.4 million total viewers. Chris Rock, Neil Patrick Harris, Ellen DeGeneres and Seth MacFarlane hosted the immediate years prior to that.
In addition to his acting in movies such as Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle and the Ride Along franchise, Hart has hosted both MTV’s Movie Awards and the VMAs as well as CBS’ TKO: Total Knockout. He has lorded over Saturday Night Live‘s Studio 8H three times.

Fast forward to 24 hours and this happened.....

Newly-minted Oscar host Kevin Hart‘s attempt to quell a growing backlash concerning his anti-gay social media history has itself triggered a backlash.
Following Tuesday’s announcement that the actor/comedian had been tapped to host the 91st Academy Awards on Feb. 24, Hart’s homophobic twitter past has come under new scrutiny. The swelling controversy prompted Hart to release the following statement on Instagram on Thursday.
Stop looking for reasons to be negative. Stop searching for reasons to be angry. I swear I wish you guys could see/feel/understand the mental place that I am in. I am truly happy people… there is nothing that you can do to change that. NOTHING. I work hard on a daily basis to spread positivity to all… with that being said if you want to search my history or past and anger yourselves with what u find that is fine with me. I’m almost 40 years old and I am in love with the man I’m becoming. You LIVE and YOU LEARN & YOU GROW & MATURE. I live to love. Please take your negative energy and put it into something constructive. Please. What’s understood should never have to be said. I LOVE EVERYBODY… ONCE AGAIN EVERYBODY. If you choose to not believe me then that’s on you. Have a beautiful day.
Hart’s comments drew widespread scorn on Twitter, with some calling for the Academy to drop him as Oscar host.
One tweet from Emily Nussbaum had this to say: 

But Snoop dogg of his Own Joker's Wild had this to say.....

“Hey Kev, don’t trip. It ain’t our kind of s—, no way,” the rapper said, between puffs.
“Yeah, right. Come do the BET Awards … or Soul Train. They don’t care,” the rapper continued. “You’re a comedian, cracking jokes.”
Snoop Dogg also made it clear, presumably as a preemptive move, that he wouldn’t be available to take Hart’s place as Oscars host.

After this commercial word, Jeopardy! and fantasy sports. An odder mix. That's....when Game Show Live! returns.

(fade to break)

Madison: Some members of our viewing audience will receive...

A ham sandwich that I actually made from Honeybaked ham. In addition to getting a ham, use it to make your own recipes like the Honey Baked Ham stew and more among others. Now back to our sandwich artist, Pierre Kelly!

Me: Thank you Madi and welcome back.  Later, we take a hitchhiker's guide to the classic HBO tv series......The Hitchhiker. Jeopardy!?????

That's right, "Jeopardy!" announced on Monday that it is launching a fantasy league sweepstakes to coincide with its upcoming All-Stars Games tournament. For those of you playing at home, that's a fantasy football-style contest in which you pick your own team of All-Stars and track their progress throughout the competition.
It's ideal for anyone who has a love of both sports and game show trivia and anyone who also is looking for something else to obsess over if they were eliminated from their fantasy football playoffs.
Here's how it works: participants pick one captain and two team members from the 18 former champions playing in the tournament to build their team during the selection period, which runs from Dec. 3 to Dec. 31. Then, during the "Jeopardy! All-Star Games," which airs from Feb. 20 to Mar. 5, 2019, fantasy team owners can watch and cheer their team on as they accrue fantasy points.
But don't go racing to draft Ken Jennings with your first overall pick just yet. You earn fantasy points for each correct response a player gives and correct "Final Jeopardy!" responses are worth 10 points. Each of these points represents an entry into the sweepstakes, so the more points the three players on a fantasy team accrue, the more chances a fantasy team owner has of winning.
"Jeopardy!" is partnering with Lindblad Expeditions for the contest, and winners of the league sweepstakes will win a vacation..

Now we check the Syndicated scoreboard.

CBS Television Distribution's Judge Judy, in its 23rd season, ruled syndication in the 2018 November sweep, which ran Oct. 25 to Nov. 21, with a 7.4 live plus same day national household average, according to Nielsen Media Research, up 1% from last year.
That marks the show's strongest November sweep number since 2015 and the tenth time in the past 11 major sweeps that Judy has led all of syndication in households. That bucked the overall trend, with most shows declining compared to last year after facing many news and sports preemptions during the ratings period.
In access, the game shows produced no winners. Debmar-Mercury's Family Feud led the category, although it fell 3% compared to last November to a 6.3. CTD's Jeopardy! also sagged 3% to a 6.2, while CTD's Wheel of Fortune faded 2% to a 6.1. Disney-ABC's Who Wants to be a Millionaire and Entertainment Studios' Funny You Should Ask both broke even compared to last November at a 1.6 and 0.5, respectively. 

WWE Raw for 3 hours may be boring like any road trip by car but......

For the first time since 2015, ABC's "The Bachelor" will kick off with a three-hour live premiere when the show returns for its 23rd season. The extra-long premiere will air on ABC, streaming and on-demand Monday, Jan. 7 from 8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m EST.
Along with the introduction of the women vying for the heart of Bachelor Colton Underwood, the episode will also pop in on "Bachelor" viewing parties around the country.
The premiere will see 30 women competing for the final rose, with 23 making it to the next week. Throughout the season, the cast will travel to locations around the world including Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Portugal, and Denver, which happens to be Underwood's hometown.

ohn De Mol's Talpa has scored a second season of Dutch music talent format House of Talent.
The first season of the show, which De Mol's firm hopes can be the spiritual successor to The Voice, ends of December 28 and has been picked up for a sophomore run in 2019 via Holland's SBS6. The recommission bodes well for the international potential for the daily format, which targets young audiences by mixing music and reality television with social media.
A group of musical artists from various genres live together as they attempt to make it big in the music business. The musicians must build up a fanbase, perform throughout the country and release a new track, every six weeks. Two professional managers will guide them every step of the way and take care of bookings and promotion. If the artists don't make enough money or generate enough engagement in each six-week period, they will be nominated for elimination.
The show also has a large second screen element; the musicians must use social media to create their following and the elimination show will be broadcast exclusively online. House of Talent launched in the same slot as Utopia, the reality series that was remade by Fox in 2014.
The company has already begun talks to export the format into a number of major markets and it will likely pique the interest of networks in the U.S. and UK, who have been crying out for a breakout music format since the launch of The Voice back in 2010. 

The popular radio show/podcast Wait Wait…Don't Tell Me! is headed to television. NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment's Wilshire Studios has teamed with Storied Media Group to develop a TV series based on the long-running NPR program.
Hosted by Peter Sagal, NPR's weekly news-themed radio panel show Wait Wait…Don't Tell Me! is a funny and fast-paced game of provocative questions and snappy answers about current events. It features celebrity guests, which have ranged from Jordan Peele, Stephen Colbert, Guy Richie, and Greta Gerwig to former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright.
The TV adaptation will stay true to the original while delivering bigger, visual and variety-themed games that can't be captured on the radio. It will be an hour-long current events trivia game featuring three celebrity panelists who will compete in a series of comedic challenges, earning points as they correctly answer questions about the week's news. The panelist who earns the most points will earn a cash prize for the charity of his or her choice. A host for the TV version has yet to be announced.
"We are delighted to be adapting the iconic Wait Wait…Don't Tell Me!" said Dawn Olmstead, President, Wilshire Studios. "The series, radio show and podcast, working in tandem, will allow us to expand the audience across multiple platforms. We look forward to working with our partners at NPR and Storied Media Group on growing this timely franchise."
Wait Wait…Don't Tell Me! has nearly 7 million weekly listeners and in 2008, it won a Peabody Award. "Wait Wait…Don't Tell Me! is one of our flagship programs, so we are especially excited to bring it to Wilshire Studios, part of the NBCUniversal family, to develop for television," said Michael Lutzky, VP of Business Development for NPR. "We are thrilled that one of the longest-running and most listened to radio and podcast franchises in history will now entertain television audiences with a fresh and fun look at the week's news."
NPR previously teamed with CBS in 2008 for a Wait Wait TV adaptation, which filmed a pilot. A one-off special aired on BBC America in 2011 with original host & announcer tandem Peter Sagal & the late Carl Kasell. Neither show went to series.

Finally, a Game Show Live! follow along on the future of CBS TV City......

CBS Corp. said it has reached definitive agreement to sell its iconic 25-acre CBS Television City property and sound stage operation to Los Angeles real estate developer Hackman Capital Partners for $750 million.
As part of the agreement, Hackman Capital will have the rights to use the Television City trademark in connection with its operations on the property.
CBS said it will continue to produce The Late Late Show with James Corden, The Price Is Right and The Young and the Restless, on the Television City campus for at least the next five years. The network also will retain office space for CBS Studios International's U.S. headquarters and other company departments currently housed on the site.
"The sale of Television City unlocks significant value, increasing CBS' financial flexibility, including the ability to redeploy capital for strategic growth initiatives such as additional content investment," said CBS' Acting CEO Joseph Ianniello in a statement. Hackman Capital Partners CEO Michael Hackman said the acquisition represents "another crown jewel to our portfolio."
CBS owns the 40-acre CBS Studios Center in Studio City, Calif, which will remain the company's primary production facility. That campus is home to the broadcast network, CBS Television Studios and CBS Television Stations KCBS and KCAL.
The transaction, which is subject to regulatory approval, is expected to close by early next year. 

Time for a Gamestop game break. We play a new game entitled "They Say it's Whose Birthday?"  If we can get some live music going......

Thank you. Now, we've threw a birthday party for this famous person this Wednesday. Can you guess what it is?

Clue #1: Born in Hoboken, New Jersey.
Clue #2: Had a daughter named Nancy
Clue #3: Starred in the 1956 film "High Society"

Whose Birthday did we celebrate? 

You might as well think it over after a Google Play Music interlude. After appearing this past Friday on Livewire!, we've brought them back on Game Show Live! for a performance. Ladies and Gentlemen.......The Jingle five!

And you better look out for the answer to this person whose Birthday party we threw.......

Ol' Blue eyes himself.......Frank Sinatra! Today would've been his 103rd birthday today.  As a matter of fact.....

The Standard Radio on the Iheartradio app....or website if you don't have some type of mobile device is blaring Frank Sinatra music all day long. Swinging, baby!

This week marks the last blog before the honors and won't return until January. Our offices are closing up shop so that we can spend the holidays and ring in 2019 with you guys. But we got the 2nd part of the investigation momentariy after we watch a sketch that these fellows have been working hard all 2 weeks for. I saw them in rehearsal and they did great. You know em and love em....even if you are about to......The Dramatic Questioners.

Last week, I investigated on the 1996 pilot of Card Sharks but one more pilot from the Goodson/All-American files reveals MG2. Like what is it anyway?    Let's investigate.

Match game back in 1996 was supposed to be renamed MG2. The premise was this: Instead of having the contestant come up with the answer to the blank filled and have the stars match it later, the process was reversed. How wrong was that? There was also 5 celebrities, which would be the # needed for the 1998 version starring Michael Burger when Pearson snatched up the rights and Charlene Tilton was the dumbest bulb in the bunch. In fact, all of the stars were dumb. But, Rondell Sheridan did appear on the 1998 version. Also, the bonus game was different. The super match remained in place, but it was the 2nd part after the Panel Poll which kindly sucked. WTG, All American Television. But by 2016, it was back to the way it was. CASE CLOSED!!!!

That's it for this week, today's "lump of coal in the stocking" is a weekend trip to Bayhem. Wait....where is Bayhem? 

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. Happy holidays everyone, and until we return, Play on playas.

Saturday, December 8, 2018

What's up ahead.....

On the next Game Show Live!....

-How the host of TKO wanted to.....but was let go by controversial tweets of an award ceremony....
-A new way to play along with Jeopardy!.....
-And part 2 of our  2-part investigative series on the 2 unearthed pilots of 1996.

It's all the way live on Game Show Live! The reason for each and every season.

Friday, December 7, 2018

Livewire! 12/7

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

Livewire! Your news.......with sass. Presented by current shaming. When you try to be an old soul and not keep up with the times. That goes for the senior citizens who don't know how to operate a Smartphone or play Fortnite. And now from our Game Show Live! Newsroom, here comes the birthday boy....Pierre Kelly!

Me: Aww, Thank you Madi2theMax, welcome to Livewire! As Madison mentioned, I'm 36 today and I thought i'd dig this up from the archives of Game Show Live!......

Ah, it's our Remote Control redhead Christa Nannos from Super Single serenading me. Swoon. Even the sports entertainment correspondent Ryan Budds sent me this message.....

Yep. Even a wheel known game show did teh same to me......

Seriously. You know how to make a boss of teh blog feel celebrated. Now....we start the Livewire! party! Let's.....get wired!!!!!!!

Dance Talk with Carrie Ann

Less than three months after Julie Chen departed The Talk, the CBS chatfest has found her permanent replacement in Carrie Ann Inaba.
The Dancing With the Stars judge will officially fill Chen’s seat beginning in January, according to our sister site Variety. A CBS representative declined to comment.
Inaba has served as a guest host multiple times since Chen’s departure from the show in September. Chen had stepped down from the series after husband Les Moonves was fired as CEO and chairman of CBS, following multiple sexual assault allegations leveled against him. (Chen will, however, continue to host the network’s reality staple Big Brother.)

Additional Musical Performances by Robin Thicke, Florence + the Machine, Jason Aldean, Juanes and Why Don't We
Celebrity Appearances by Ken Jeong, Kenan Thompson and The FOX NFL SUNDAY On-Air Team, Including Curt Menefee, Terry Bradshaw, Howie Long, Michael Strahan and Jimmy Johnson
Emmy(R) Award-winning personality, producer and talk show host Steve Harvey returns this holiday season to host FOX'S NEW YEAR'S EVE WITH STEVE HARVEY: LIVE FROM TIMES SQUARE, once again alongside Emmy(R) Award-winning journalist and TV personality Maria Menounos. The second annual live broadcast special, airing from the heart of New York City's famed Times Square, airs Monday, Dec. 31 (8:00-10:00 PM and 11:00 PM-12:30 AM ET LIVE CT/MT/PT tape-delayed), on FOX.
Harvey will count down to 2019 with an unmatched, star-studded three-and-a-half-hour primetime celebration, featuring an electrifying musical performance by 16-time Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter Sting. The live event also will feature performances by hit artists Robin Thicke, Florence + the Machine, Jason Aldean, Juanes and Why Don't We. Additionally, the special will include celebrity cameo appearances by THE MASKED SINGER's Ken Jeong, comedian Kenan Thompson and FOX NFL SUNDAY commentators Curt Menefee, Terry Bradshaw, Howie Long, Michael Strahan and Jimmy Johnson. Additional performers and celebrity guests to be announced.
Last year, Harvey led an incredible countdown to the New Year, which included performances by music legends Neil Diamond and Celine Dion, hit artists Maroon 5, Macklemore with Skylar Grey, Backstreet Boys, Flo Rida and many more. Harvey also officiated a surprise live wedding for Menounos. The special marked an all-time high for a FOX New Year's special, averaging 8.5 million total viewers.


Play favorites much, Adam Levine? When The Voice coach’s two remaining team members, Reagan Strange and DeAndre Nico, found themselves in the Bottom Three with Team Blake Shelton’s Dave Fenley in Tuesday’s Top 10 Results Show, the former was too ill to sing for the Instant Save. Yet viewers were still allowed to cast their votes for her. Which was bad enough… and then Adam went and made it so. Much. Worse.
When the Maroon 5 frontman should’ve been discussing DeAndre’s performance with host Carson Daly, he instead spent most of his time campaigning for votes for Reagan. Yes, Adam expressed his typical confusion as to why DeAndre was in the Bottom Three and mentioned that he’d sung “like a champ.” But the emotional plea that he made on Reagan’s behalf was unreal.
There is an unbelievably talented little girl right now who is not able to fight for her position on this show,” he said, mentioning that he has two daughters himself. “The thought of breaking her heart by not urging everyone to give this girl a shot to go and redeem herself next week would be too far beneath me.”

We'd like new features on Game Show Live! And one of them is.....

Rachel Reacts. Where Adorkable Rachel reacts to.........................................................................something.

Ho Ho Ho, honey!

Good news, everybody: “The war on Christmas is over — officially!” This joyous announcement is made Friday atop RuPaul’s Drag Race Holi-Slay Spectacular (VH1, 8/7c), as Mama Ru welcomes eight fan-favorite queens back to the workroom to compete for the first-ever Christmas Queen crown.
Eureka, Jasmine Masters, Kim Chi, Latrice Royale, Mayhem Miller, Shangela, Sonique and Trixie Mattel are ready to rumble in TVLine’s exclusive sneak peek from the holiday smackdown, but not before getting a special message — in song, naturally — from the mistress of ceremonies. “My beautiful queens, I’m thrilled we’re together to create a new holiday tradition to share with our Drag Race family around the world,” she tells the eight hopefuls.

A HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS - THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY will be broadcast Friday, Dec. 21 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Host LL COOL J will introduce inspirational stories about children adopted from foster care, and Gwen Stefani, Train and Lukas Graham will each perform. Highlights from the Grove's annual tree-lighting ceremony, including a performance by Andy Grammer, will be featured during the special.
For the last two decades, the award-winning special has raised awareness for the hundreds of thousands of children in foster care and changed the lives of a generation of foster children. The special features uplifting stories of adoption from foster care, enhanced with performances by today's most popular artists.
The entertainment industry's top names have taken part in this poignant special over the past 20 years, including Maroon 5, Muhammad Ali, Candice Bergen, Justin Bieber, Mary J. Blige, Kate Capshaw, Mariah Carey, Destiny's Child (Beyoncรฉ), Kelly Clarkson, Sheryl Crow, Jamie Lee Curtis, Miley Cyrus, Ellen DeGeneres, Celine Dion, Melissa Etheridge, Rascal Flatts, Jamie Foxx, Morgan Freeman, Josh Groban, Faith Hill, Dustin Hoffman, Jennifer Hudson, Enrique Iglesias, Carole King, Miranda Lambert, John Legend, Adam Levine, Ricky Martin, Martina McBride, Reba McEntire, Tim McGraw, Katy Perry, Dennis Quaid, Rene Russo, Martin Sheen, Ed Sheeran, Martin Short, Steven Spielberg, Gwen Stefani, Rod Stewart, NSYNC (Justin Timberlake), Carrie Underwood, Bruce Willis, Henry Winkler and Stevie Wonder.
Many families that have adopted from foster care have been featured on A HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS since it began. Over 90 percent of the adopted foster children featured on the show have graduated from high school and gone on to follow their dreams of college, advanced degrees and successful careers, including nursing, teaching, social work, legal counsel, business, construction and the military. Many have started happy families of their own.
Three of the stories featured on this year's show are updates on families who were featured previously. They include:
Farmakis Family - Elkhorn, Wis. (Featured in 2009)
Minuette and younger sister, Josette, had a brutal childhood. "Growing up, it was hard because our mother was a drug addict," says Josette. "We didn't have food, and we were both physically abused." Eventually taken into foster care, the sisters were separated and lived in eight different homes before they were adopted by Dan and Angie Farmakis in 2007. Currently, Josette, 25, is following her dream of becoming a nurse. "Our parents looked past the trauma we'd gone through and saw us for who we really are. It feels like I've always been their daughter," she says. Minuette, 27, is living her dream of working as a social worker at the same agency that placed her and her sister with their family. "Working with kids like us in foster care is not only a privilege, it's an honor," she says.
Felipe and Rafael Mosqueda - Marathon, Wis. (Featured in 2002)
Brothers Felipe and Rafael were desperate to stay together and running out of time. By ages 15 and 12, the boys had lived in more than seven foster placements and were considered unadoptable. "My brother and I were on the verge of being separated, and that was the scariest thing imaginable," says Felipe. "When we met these boys, I knew we could make such a difference in their lives, and we adopted them in March 2002," says Erika Albrecht. Today, Felipe and Rafael are both married with children and have successful careers. "Our parents raised us with so much love. My brother and I wouldn't be where we are today if it wasn't for adoption," says Felipe. "My brother and I were best man at each other's wedding, and my wife and I have talked about adopting in the future," says Rafael.
Oden Family - Los Angeles (Featured in 2015)
Kenneth and Evette Oden took a leap of faith and saw potential in two foster children who were born exposed to drugs. "When we first met Kyle, I remember holding him really close to my chest. He looked right in my eyes, and I just knew that he was my son," says Evette. "About a year later, we got a phone call that there was a little girl who needed immediate placement," says Kenneth. "The bond we felt with Kynnedy was just as strong." Kyle, now 20, took honors classes in high school and earned an academic scholarship to the University of Pennsylvania. Kynnedy, 19, is a sophomore at San Francisco State University.
The following family is being featured on the special for the first time:
Pascucci Family - Syracuse, N.Y.
"If I wasn't adopted by my parents at 17, I wouldn't be where I am now," says Ethan Pascucci. "I lived my early childhood with a parent who was a drug addict. I was 9 when my stepfather was stabbed to death in the home where I slept. My journey into foster care began that night." John Pascucci had been in Iraq for 15 months as a combat engineer. "When I would see a child waving to us at one o'clock in the morning, it made me think every child, no matter how old they are, needs the love and security of a family," he says. He and his wife, Karen, decided to adopt from foster care. "Our original plan was to adopt a 9 to 12-year-old girl, but we fell in love with a 16-year-old boy who was 6'3"," says John. "I was finally looking at parents who would love me for a lifetime, and that changed everything," says Ethan. He began taking AP and honors classes and signed up for crew. He became a star rower in high school and was awarded an athletic scholarship to Syracuse University.
Children Waiting
Currently, there are more than 438,000 children in foster care in the United States. The inspirational "Children Waiting" segment gives voice to these forgotten children by creating an intimate portrait of their hopes, their dreams and their wish for a "forever family."
The special is presented in association with the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption and the Children's Action Network.
Wendy's founder Dave Thomas, who was adopted, established the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption in 1992. It is dedicated to dramatically increasing the adoptions of children in North America's foster care system.
The Children's Action Network was founded in 1990 by leaders in the entertainment industry in order to harness the power of the entertainment media on behalf of children. The special is a part of CAN's National Adoption Campaign to raise awareness of the joys of adopting and to find homes for the children who are waiting.


Chef Bobby Flay has signed a 3-year exclusive deal with Food Network, which will bring us more “Beat Bobby Flay” as well as new series “The Flay List.”
Under the terms of his new deal, Flay will also develop and produce additional series through his Rock Shrimp production company.
“The Flay List” will star Bobby and his daughter, Sophie. It is set to premiere in spring 2019.

Shark Tank," the critically acclaimed and multi-Emmy(R) Award-winning entrepreneurial-themed reality show, today announced the addition of brand-new guest Shark, Drybar founder Alli Webb. She joins the already announced lineup of new guest Sharks including Charles Barkley, Matt Higgins and, former "Shark Tank" entrepreneur-turned-Shark, Jamie Siminoff. Produced by MGM Television and Sony Pictures Television, the show has become a culturally defining series. It returned this fall for its 10th season and has continued to inspire a new generation of entrepreneurs. The guest Sharks, who are icons and trailblazers in their respective business fields, will appear individually alongside Sharks Mark Cuban, Barbara Corcoran, Lori Greiner, Robert Herjavec, Daymond John and Kevin O'Leary in various episodes during the 2018-2019 season.
Alli Webb is an entrepreneur, New York Times best-selling author and founder of Drybar. After spending 15 years as a professional hair stylist, Webb left the professional hair industry in 2005 to start a family but decided to find a way to continue pursuing the creative side of hairstyling at a new-mom pace. She began offering affordable in-home blowout services to her mommy friends, which quickly expanded into a mobile operation by 2009. In 2010, Webb opened the first Drybar in Brentwood, California. Eight years later, over 100 locations across the U.S., Webb's Drybar has exploded into a nationally recognized and highly sought-after brand. Webb has also diversified the Drybar brand, creating a line of products and tools sold at popular retailers such as Nordstrom, Sephora and Ulta.
Webb has been named one of the "100 Most Creative People in Business" by Fast Company, featured on Fortune magazine's "40 Under 40" list, recognizing her as one of the top young businesswomen in the world and Marie Claire's "Most Fascinating Women." In July, Webb launched a podcast with her brother and business partner, Michael Landau, called "Raising the Bar," the latest extension of her ever-expanding empire. The weekly show provides a platform to budding entrepreneurs.
Twitter: @AlliWebb Instagram: @AlliWebb


And since we're in the christmas spirit, we're going to end with Working With Lemons and a holiday festive favorite. 

That's all for now, but remember one thing.......

Word. To your mother.

So until next time and all the on playas.