Saturday, March 3, 2018

What's Up ahead......

On the next Game Show Live!....

-AGT is back baby!
-A WWE alum joins a Netflix show...
-And a Starbucks VIA moment. 

It's all the way live on Game Show Live! Aren't we Lucky?

Friday, March 2, 2018

Livewire! 3/2

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

Livewire! Your news.......with sass. Presented by the Shape of Water. If the body of water had shapes, this could be a movie. Now playing. 

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

Me: Thank you Madi2theMax, welcome to Livewire!  The Oscars are this Sunday and while someone's going for Best Picture, we try to picture what news game shows and reality TV has in their mind. So turn in your Redbox rental dvds back to your location and........ let's.................get wired!

“American Idol” alum Haley Reinhart, who was arrested last July on a battery charge after allegedly punching a bouncer during an altercation at a Palatine, Illinois, bar, has been found guilty in the case, the Chicago Tribune reports.
Reinhart, who placed third in the 10th season of the singing competition, was ordered to pay approximately $650 in fines and court costs. If the singer doesn’t run afoul of the law in the next two years, the conviction will be struck from the record.
The singer testified during Monday’s trial. However, Judge James Karahalos found her testimony “evasive, argumentative and sometimes implausible,” according to the Tribune.

ITV is chasing debt to a chaines version of.....The Voice.
The British broadcaster, which owns John De Mol’s Dutch producer and distributor, has revealed that it is “vigorously” pursuing £30M (US$41M) from Chinese company Talent Television and Film Co after a breakdown in the relationship between the two companies.
The Voice ran for four seasons on broadcaster Zhejiang, produced by Star China but ITV struck a deal with Talent Television and Film Co in 2016. It’s understood that the show never aired as part of the Talent deal following a breakdown in relations.
While ITV banked £37M of revenue and profit in 2016 relating to the four-year licence deal, it is now chasing the Chinese company for £30M in unpaid money and has taken back the licence for the show.
ITV’s full-year financial results show that it has posted an “one-off exceptional cost” relating to The Voice in China and has submitted an insurance claim in order to ensure that it gets back the money.
“Following a breach of the agreement by Talent as they had not fulfilled their payment obligations, we have taken back the licence for The Voice of China. ITV is pursuing Talent vigorously for the £30 million still due under the agreement.

Here's something we haven't done in a while. A 0-second song break with Lilbumblebear which starts as soon as I start predicting my Oscar office pool......

Back to the news.

Bradley hits the Bullseye!

Bradley Walsh has spun wheels and chased quiz heads, but he may do Bullseye?

I meant the UK version.

Much better.

As reported in The Mirrora source said:
Channel 5 are over the moon with how Blind Date has gone. Despite having a new host the old format has still done well with viewers. They are now knocking around a few old classics such as Bullseye with the idea of bringing them back.
As for the producers' ideal choice for a host? Bradley Walsh is believed to be the frontrunner.

We like new segments and one of them is.......

The 60-second Dance scoop with our senior dance correspondent Kristyn Burtt. Let's dance!!!!!

Thanks K. On to more headlines.

Talk is ______

ABC has picked up "Sundays with Alec Baldwin," a new one-hour talk show hosted by Oscar nominee and Emmy(R) and Golden Globe(R) Award-winning actor Alec Baldwin, featuring one-on-one conversations with some of the most interesting people from American pop culture. From ABC and Baldwin's El Dorado Pictures, a sneak peek will air SUNDAY, MARCH 4 (11:35 p.m. EST/10:00 p.m. PST), following the 90th Oscars, on The ABC Television Network.
"I'm excited about this show and grateful to ABC for taking a chance on me in what is, admittedly, a crowded field," said Baldwin. "I've enjoyed doing my podcast for WNYC and look forward to the challenge of doing a show on camera."
"Alec's intellect, wit and wealth of life experience afford him a voice and perspective we haven't seen before in this format," said Channing Dungey, president, ABC Entertainment. "When we shot the pilot, we knew immediately we had something special that we couldn't wait to share. We are excited to be working on a series that showcases Alec as one of today's most compelling conversationalists and highlights the type of intimate discussions that he has captured on his podcast for years."


Wall of late night stuff

Although CHris Hardwick is still doing his thing on "The Wall," he wanted to explain why @Midnight had to end. It spawned many imitator hasshtag games on Twitter and they still do today.

Smart and skinny. Wait, what?

It's official. Mark Labett from the GSN version of The Chase is now skinny.

In fact, he said he's even lost so much weight that the folk behind The Chase have had to buy him a new suit for the show - something he said was his 'first target' after he started cracking down on his eating habits.

He also proudly shared the news with actress Lisa Riley - who underwent a dramatic weight loss regime a few years ago and has lost a pretty amazing 12 stone in the process - who seemed made up with his progress.

Labbett is known on the show for his towering frame, but he recently admitted his signature size has also been the subject of some pretty unwelcome health diagnoses - having been told that he has diabetes.

'Memba This? 

Meghan Markle

According to Marie Claire, Chrissy Teigen was once a DOND model. 

During an Ellen DeGeneres Show show appearance, Teigen revealed she was once a suitcase girl and joked that her life could have turned out very differently. 
"I tell John all the time. That could be me. I could be Princess Harry,” the Lip Sync Battle host joked.
“That’s not how that works,” DeGeneres laughed.
Oh and Meghan Markle was on there, too.

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

And breaking news......

She's on Vero. Go download the app now and follow her. Her youtube followers are so nice, she'll tell you about it..... by way of impressions.

That's all for now, but remember one thing:  You can't beat a bit of a bully. 

So until next time and all the on playas. 

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Don't Quiz me, Bro!

This week......more competitors HQ would fear.....

Mark Burnett gets a course.....of course.......

And Who loves science? All this and.........What's a Mukbang?   


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.   

HQ Trivia is getting to be the king of interactive mobile trivia games. But we have a follow along on the newest knockoffs. Cash Show and The Q, move over!

Cheez and has Quizbiz. Yes, Quizbiz. If you didn't know, it's  the big money one on the list. Recently, they gave away........get this...................$50,000! Something HQ forgot to do. Julia Price and Roman Atwood were hosts on it one time. 

Then came Swag IQ. If Swagbucks needed a trivia show, then it's the only one to earn swagbucks even if you are eliminated from the grand prize. All 12 questions and it's a big Swagbuck payday! yay!

Topbuzz is known for its news stories, but they decided to chip in on.........Beat The Q. They have a prize of $3500. I ain't kidding. 

Plus a few more may be on the way. Now everyone gets the HQ  treatment.

With the winter Olympics closing up, we find out who got the gold medal and who......needs polishing up on the figure skating program. It's the Yay & Yawn of February!

The Yay:  Beat The Clock comes back to Universal Kids. Bud Collyer, Gene Wood, jack Narz and Monty hall would be proud. 

The Yawn: GSN slashing a 3rd hour of Saturday Night classics for what else..........Harvey Feud. Pffft.

After this commercial word,  Mark Burnett gets a crash course.  

That's...............when Game Show Live! returns.

(fade to break)

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

A bunch of flowers from COunt on them to give your loved ones the happiest of birthdays....or if they're just in the hospital. Get to today. Now back to our shot doctor,  Pierre Kelly!

Me: Thank you Madi and welcome back.  Later on, why you should never smuggle drugs on a cruise. 

CBS has decided to score a show called TKO.

No, not that one, the other one!!!!!

CBS has ordered 10 episodes of TKO (working title), an obstacle course competition reality series with a twist, from Survivor executive producer Mark Burnett and MGM Television, for premiere this summer.
TKO joins CBS' recent series order to The World's Best, a global talent competition series from Burnett and fellow reality heavyweight Mike Darnell as the network, home of long-running hits Survivor, Big Brother and The Amazing Race, clearly is ramping up its unscripted portfolio.
TKO (wt) is an original format created by Steve Hughes and Sean Kelly of Shaggy Entertainment that is reminiscent of Legoland water rides. It features one player racing through daunting obstacles while the other contestants are manning battle stations along the course, firing over-the-top projectiles in an attempt to knock them off and slow them down. It's a physical and funny "us versus them" scenario, with the top two players advancing to the final showdown to face off for a cash prize.
"Mark Burnett is a master at creating exciting competitions that make for entertaining television," said Sharon Vuong, SVP, Alternative Programming for CBS. "We are thrilled to partner with him and his team on this wild and fun summer series."
Last summer, CBS launched game show Candy Crush, which is not expected to come back.
TKO will be produced by MGM Television and distributed internationally by MGM. Burnett, President MGM Television Group and Digital, and Barry Poznick, President, Unscripted Television, MGM, are executive producers. "TKO is unlike any other competition show on television. It's an obstacle course meets dodgeball. It will create amazing viral moments," said Burnett. "I've got a great history with CBS, and I'm excited to be premiering this summer."

Last December, Twitch announced that it would be making a live-streaming reality show, Stream On. In it, Twitch creators who need a boost to make streaming a full-time gig compete against one another in a series of challenges, Survivor-style, for a grand prize of $60,000, delivered across 12 months. Now the details are out, with the live game show set to debut with 14 competitors on March 8th at 3:00 pm PST (6pm ET)
With Stream On, you'll get to see up-and-coming Twitch Partners judged on their ability to perform various essential skills for streaming, like motivating viewers with a call to action. You'll also be able to take part via a custom interactive overlay, which will let you vote on who to eliminate after each round. The 14 participants include competitive gamers, of course, but also chefs, musicians and other creative artists, including 88bitmusic, Banzaibaby, CiraCorellia. CookingforN00b, FerociouslySteph, GlanFM, Koibu, MajinTaj, Suchikuchi, thaButtress, TheOnlyRyann, TheStaceyRoy, Wavy and Xmiramira.

Face this if you will.....

Nina Conti is piloting a new celebrity game show. 

The comedy ventriloquist will use masks to go over the jaws of the contestants in Face Time – turning them into 'living puppets' so she can make them answer the questions however she wants, and in whatever tone of voice. 

It's a technique she has previously used on Live At The Apollo and her stage show, which has had two West End runs. 

She will be recording the try-out episode of the show at the London Studios next month with a view to a possible series – although the pilot is not for broadcast. 

Producers say the show 'promises to be lots of fun [and] packed with stars', who will be competing to win money for charity.

Couple of stories left starting with............

Channel 3 in Thailand is among broadcasters around the world readying local versions of a new gameshow format from Vivendi Entertainment's Flab Prod in France. 

The Thai version of Couple or Not?, which was originally created for France's C8, has started production ahead of a July launch. 

Elsewhere, Hungary's TV2 is producing 25 episodes that will air daily in early primetime in the coming weeks, while Russia's Mastiff is making a local version for UTV to air daily in the spring. 

Italian prodco Magnolia is also adapting the show, as is Xanela Producciones in Spain. 

Couple or Not? challenges a pair of contestants to disguise themselves as the ideal couple while others guess whether they are single or not across five rounds to win a cash prize. 

The format sales were announced by Matthieu Porte, Vivendi Entertainment's executive VP of international and development.

And finally......

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown is to do an all-female show to mark 100 years since some women in the UK won the right to vote.
Channel 4 have commissioned the special alongside a new 12-part series from programme-makers Zeppotron.
The production company's managing director, Ruth Phillips, said: 'It's going to be a real privilege for us to make this one off all-women version of the show, to celebrate 100 years of female suffrage.
'Over the years 8 Out Of 10 Cats has had the opportunity to help launch and nurture the TV careers of a wealth of brilliant female comedy talent on Channel 4, so it feels like a natural extension for us to now provide an all-female platform for many of the funniest stars of the comedy world.
'We like to think that if Emmeline Pankhurst were to have a favourite comedy panel show with cats in the title, it would probably be this one.'

The line for the one-off special will be announced later.

Time for a Gamestop Game Break. Test your knowledge of romantic places. 

According to US News and World Report, what was the #1 romantic destination in the us? 

Ponder that for a bit after the Google Play music interlude as Samantha Ballard, geek and harpist play for us.

So, we get to the answer: Napa Valley, California. 

After a visit to Napa Valley in the 1880s, writer Robert Louis Stevenson pronounced, "Wine is bottled poetry." You'll see this quote as you pass the area's landmark sign on Highway 29. Unfortunately, Stevenson was referring to French wine — what Napa vintners should aspire to. But as the film "Bottle Shock" documents, California wineries have since risen to the level of their European predecessors. Now, both connoisseurs and amateurs savor the respected vintages from Napa.

They say good love is hard to find.....but.....

most dates end in a disaster. Introducing.....

Relationship Disasters. A month of disastrous TV shows involving dating.
Today's relationship disaster: Science of Love.

What is dating met science? Well, that's what Science of Love is all about.

Science of Love: A Modern Dating Experiment is an NBC reality dating special hosted by Mark Consuelos and starring NFL football player Adam Johnson. The show was produced by 3 Ball Productions and Joke Productions. It premiered on Monday, June 25, 2007.[1]
The one-hour TV special explored whether science could offer a method of achieving love, and pitted experimental methods against a more instinctual approach.[2][3]
After choosing a woman he was initially attracted to, Adam was then presented with a date chosen by him for science. After dating both, Adam had to choose whether or not he wanted to continue with the woman he originally chose, or the option presented to him by science.[4]
On the special, the scientific match, Casey Dee, won Adam's heart. As a prize, the two were flown to Hawaii.

Bill Nye would've been a better host had it not been for a......

That's it for this week. Today's consolation prize is a supply of Vegan Lunchables. For people who think ham or pepperoni is made out of animals is stupid. Now with organic drinks. 

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.