Wednesday, July 25, 2018

The 137th annual Christmas in July special!!!!

This week.....The primetime Emmy nominees......

Craig Ferguson back in the game show world?

And we warp ahead. All this and.......

Can you get expelled over text messages in school? 


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

And Across America.....and the world.........this is the Christmas in July edition of......

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.   

The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences have come out with the nominations for the 70th Annual Emmy Awards, to be broacast Monday, September 17 on NBC.

Of interest to our genre:

· American Ninja Warrior NBC
· Project Runway Lifetime
· RuPaul's Drag Race VH1
· The Amazing Race CBS
· The Voice NBC
· Top Chef Bravo

· Ellen DeGeneres as Host, Ellen's Game Of Games
· Jane Lynch as Host, Hollywood Game Night
· Heidi Klum & Tim Gunn as Host & Co-Host Project Runway
· RuPaul as Host RuPaul's Drag Race
· W. Kamau Bell as Host United Shades Of America With W. Kamau Bell


- "The Amazing Race", Outstanding Cinematography for a Reality Program
- "The Amazing Race", Outstanding Pictrure Editing for a Structured or Competition Reality Program
- "American Ninja Warrior", Outstanding Picture Editing for a Structured or Competition Reality Program
- "American Ninja Warrior", Outstanding Directing for aReality Program
- "America's Got Talent", Outstanding Lighting Design/Lighting Direction for a Variety Series
- Anthony Anderson, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
- Chloe Arnold, Outstanding Choreography
- Alec Baldwin, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
- Al Blackstone, Oustanding Choreography
- "Dancing with the Stars", Outstanding Costumes for Variety, Nonfiction or Reality Programming
- "Dancing with the Stars", Outstanding Hairstyling for a Multi-Camera Series or Special
- "Dancing with the Stars", Outstanding Lighting Design/Lighting Direction for a Variety Series
- "Dancing with the Stars", Outstanding Makeup for a Multi-Camera Series or Special (Non-Prosthetic)
- "Dancing with the Stars", Outstanding Production Design for Variety, Reality or Reality-Competition Programming
- "Lip Sync Battle", Outstanding Structured Reality Program
- Jane Lynch, Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series
- Mandy Moore, Oustanding Choreography
- "RuPaul's Drag Race", Outstanding Costumes for Variety, Nonfiction or Reality Programming
- "RuPaul's Drag Race", Outstanding Cinematography for a Reality Program
- "RuPaul's Drag Race", Outstanding Pictrure Editing for a Structured or Competition Reality Program
- "RuPaul's Drag Race", Outstanding Creative Achievement in Interactive Media within an Unscripted Program
- "RuPaul's Drag Race Untucked", Outstanding Picture Editing for an Unstructured Reality Program
- "RuPaul's Drag Race Untucked", Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program
- Christopher Scott, Outstanding Choreography
- "Shark Tank", Outstanding Structured Reality Program
- "So You Think You Can Dance", Outstanding Lighting Design/Lighting Direction for a Variety Series
- "Top Chef: Last Chance Kitchen", Outstanding Short-Form Nonfiction or Reality Series
- "The Voice", Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Variety Series or Special
- "The Voice", Outstanding Lighting Design/Lighting Direction for a Variety Series
- "The Voice", Outstanding Pictrure Editing for a Structured or Competition Reality Program
- "The Voice", Outstanding Production Design for Variety, Reality or Reality-Competition Programming
- Travis Wall, Oustanding Choreography

Now we move on to the segment where we pick the ugly sweater from the festive mistletoe. It's the Yay & Yawn of July.

The yay: Total Knock Out. It's move to last Wednesday helped CBS get back in the picture along with Big Brother and Code Black.

The yawn: Caroline & Friends. Being deemed as a knockoff to AFV and ironically, produced by the same people behind it, this left fans scratching  their heads thinking it may or may not be a game show. That leaves AFV as the longest running undisputed competition on TV. 

After this commercial word, what hath Craig Ferguson returned? That's...............when Game Show Live! returns.

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

A gift pack of Pepsi products. Today is Christmas in July, so what better way to give your loved ones the best gift of Diet Pepsi, Wild Cherry Pepsi and Mountain Dew products. Happy holidays.....if you live in the southern hemisphere. Now back to our Uber Sleigh driver, Pierre Kelly!!!!

Me: Thank you Madi and welcome back. Later, we attempt The Zoom challenge.....with Zoom from The flash.

Remember Craig Ferguson on Celebrity Name Game? Well.....

The Time It Takes could be heading to ABC Joe Lycett's new gameshow is being piloted for American TV, with Craig Ferguson hosting.
The Time It Takes will launch on a BBC One in a Saturday night slot later this year, with members of the public racing to answer as many questions as possible within the time it takes competitors to complete specific tasks. So they could, for example, choose between sucking up 5,000 frozen peas using a vacuum cleaner, removing the plastic wrapping from 10 CDs or getting an inflated airbed back in its box to see what gives them the longest chance to answer questions.
When the show was announced last month, Lycett said: 'Never before has so much relied on someone knowing how long a kettle takes to boil. The Time It Takes is one of the most brilliantly daft shows I've ever been involved in — and that's saying something.'
Now a US version is to be shot for the ABC network with former late-night chat show host Ferguson overseeing events.

The pilot is being recorded at the BBC studios in Pacific Quay, Glasgow, on August 4 with Scotland-born comedian Ferguson, who previously hosted Celebrity Name Game, taking over the role of Taskmaster's Joe Lycett. It has been casting for UK-based American contestants to take part.
The show will see members of the public race to answer as many questions as possible within a specific time limit. However, instead of it being a pre-determined amount of time, the limits will be set with a difference. For instance, viewers could choose to answer questions in the time that it takes for Tower Bridge to come all the way down or to solve a Rubik's cube underwater or unwrap an entire family pack of toffees. Other silly challenges include figuring out whether it would take longer to pack an air bed back into a box or fill a welly boot with custard using a turkey baster.

Desperado....why don't you read this next story?

The epic robot-fighting series BattleBots returns with even higher stakes for the second half of its 2018 season as momentum builds towards the 2018 World Championship and the awarding of the Giant Nut to the ultimate BattleBots Champion.
As part two of the season commences, some bots are already on the brink of elimination, including several fan favorites. In order to give them a last chance at qualifying for the championship, BattleBots is staging its first ever 'Desperado' Tournament, where 8 teams will be given the chance to win one guaranteed place in the final 16 qualifiers. It's a fight to the death, and only one robot can win. The Desperado Tournament is the first of 10 new episodes in the second half of the season, and is set to premiere Friday, August 4 at 8 PM ET/PT on Discovery Channel and Wednesday, August 8th at 9 PM on Science Channel.

Time to head into the Game Show Live! mailroom. Remember Killarney Star from Friday? Well, she writes this as a nice Christmas in July present and it says:

"Hey Pierre and the GSN Team, thank you for featuring my video! I am so honored! Thanks so much for being a Patron of my music and for this very cool TV show blog. Small world, my cousin Alicia is the Talent Producer for Ru Paul Drag Show, and Ru Paul is like a part of their family, she is fun to follow on Insta at :D"

Well bless your heart lady, you bring the house concert vibe to the world's biggest game show party where everybody brings the chips and dips and snacks and drinks to give it a much cheaper way to go to a concert without paying $35 to see Justin Timberlake or $125 to have an up close and personal look at Taylor Swift. We tell everyone time and time again to support indie music. It helps the artists get on the road and pay bills to create more music. So thanks Killarney and keep rocking. Madi2themax,  where can they send their grievances and praises?

Madison: To write to Pierre with your questions, comments or just plain fun stuff,  please send it to the email address below or write it via snail mail to:
1711 ALLY MAQUE DRIVE, Ste. 101
Be sure to include a self addressed Stamped envelope when you write. Back to the mall Santa of suburbia, Pierre Kelly!

Me: Thanks Madi. Remind me not to sit on my lap at a Cyberstation next to the food court. 

(song stops)

Love a little summer slander this time of year! Comedy Central, the #1 brand in comedy, announced today that Nikki Glaser, Anthony Jeselnik and Roastmaster General Jeff Ross will serve as judges for the third season of Jeff Ross Presents Roast Battle, premiering on Tuesday, July 31 at 10:00 P.M.
A sneak peek of the third season premiere of #RoastBattle will debut immediately following the Comedy Central Roast of Bruce Willis on Sunday, July 29 at midnight. The series will also launch its official Roast Battle podcast on Comedy Central's Global Podcast Network beginning on Monday, July 30.
This season of Roast Battle will introduce a new format - tossing out the bracket-style tournament to focus more on the head to head insult battles between some of today's top comedians. Each episode will feature two battles per show. Additionally, this season the Roastmaster General is stepping on stage to go to battle with a giant among men, NBA All-Star Blake Griffin.
Comedians doing battle include Todd Barry, Pat Barker, Nicole Becannon, Matthew Broussard, Keith Carey, Kim Congdon, Alex Duong, Joe Eurell, Olivia Grace, Tony Hinchcliffe, Jerron Horton, Mike Lawrence, Joe List, Joe Machi, Connor McSpadden, Sam Morril, Jamar Neighbors, Mark Normand, Eli Sairs, Yamaneika Saunders, Jason Sklar, Randy Sklar, Sarah Tiana, Sarah Tollemache, Robin Tran, Brendon Walsh, and WWE wrestler Dolph Ziggler.
Beginning on Monday, July 30, fans of Roast Battle will also be able to listen as comedians battle it out with the most brutal jokes imaginable with the launch of the official Roast Battle podcast on Comedy Central's Global Podcast Network. Hosted by Roast Battle referee/comedian Brian Moses and DJ Coach T, the Roast Battle podcast will give an in-depth look at the hit international TV series as well as weekly live shows from the world-famous Comedy Store in Hollywood, CA. 

The hit summer series "World of Dance," starring Jennifer Lopez, Derek Hough, NE-YO and Jenna Dewan, will bring aboard several of the most accomplished and celebrated dancers in the world as guest mentors and guest judges during its highly successful second season.
As the season moves along, six extraordinary dancers/choreographers will share their insight with aspiring dancers looking to change their lives.
During the two episodes of "The Cut" round of the competition (airing Wednesday, Aug. 22 and Wednesday, Aug. 29 at 9 p.m. ET/PT), guest mentors will include:
· Tony Award winner Savion Glover will collaborate with judge Jennifer Lopez with the Junior Team division;
· Actress, dancer, singer and Emmy Award-winning choreographer Julianne Hough, who will be working with her brother, judge Derek Hough, in the Upper division;
· "America's Got Talent" judge Mel B will join forces with judge NE-YO in mentoring the Junior division;
· World-renowned dancer/choreographer Paula Abdul will team with host/mentor Jenna Dewan in the Upper Team division.

Misty Copeland, principal dancer of the American Ballet Theatre, will serve as a guest judge during the Divisional Final, with Grammy Award-winning and multi-platinum selling artist Ciara joining as guest mentor during the Divisional Final as well (airing Wednesday, Sept. 5 at 9 p.m. ET/PT). 

Network Ten has used its multi-channels Eleven and One to give its new nightly game show Pointless as much exposure as possible, screening the program across all its channels at 6pm last night.
A similar strategy was employed for Family Feud throughout its run, with the Grant Denyer fronted show bringing in 690,000 metro viewers across the three channels for its first episode four years ago.
Ten's replacement offering, Pointless, had 493,000 using the same approach last night. The number, however, was significantly up on Family Feud's conclusion, which wrapped up on Sunday night with a metro audience of just 213,000 metro viewers.
Beverley McGarvey, chief content officer for Ten, said the network was pleased with the performance of Pointless.
"We know it is early days, but we are very happy with last night's Pointless ratings and are delighted audiences have welcomed the show into our line-up," she said. "We look forward to building the show further in the coming weeks and months and appreciate the great job that Mark and Andrew are doing."
Ten, however, did have the most-watched entertainment program of the night, with Masterchef (918,000, up from last week's 815,000) significantly ahead of Australian Ninja Warrior on Nine (888,000, up from last week's 838,000).

And a bit of a programming note, Double Dare does something they haven't done since 1993.....

I know my good friends at Buzz'd Out are so psyched for this, you will too.

Time for a Gamestop Game Break. We found this wish list and we want to know what gift goes with which fictional character.

This fictional wizard wants a mop to keep herself from melting and can clean up puddles. Who is that wizard you ask? Figure it out after a Google Play Music Interlude from our Game show Live! mixed tag mixmasters Scott and Ryceejo celebrating the unofficial summer holiday by playing the very first video ever played on their Youtube channel.

What's the answer? If you said The Wicked Witch of the West form the Wizard of Oz, you are correct! And the reason why she wanted a mop is because of this scene you're about to see.....

Ever wished you could step back in time and dress like a game show celebrity from way back when? Well, wonder no more. It's......our Game Show Live!......

Warp Ahead!

That's it for this week, today's "lump of coal in the stocking" is a collection of EDM christmas remixes. They give Rudolph The Red Nosed reindeer's nose a party light. 

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.

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