Saturday, August 18, 2018

What's UP Ahead....

On the next Game Show Live!....

-PBS celebrates a game show legend.....
-Double Dare meets Facebook messenger....
-And a second opinion on staffing in game shows today.

It's all the way live on Game Show Live! Awesome in power.

Friday, August 17, 2018

Livewire! 8/17

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

Livewire! Your news.......with sass. Presented by the OK sign. Because it's know you're ok. 

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

Me: Thank you Madi2theMax, welcome to Livewire! Why in the world am I in a newsroom? Why in the world did I not invite the Sugar Pine 7 gang to come into my offices to find a job? Why in the world did I order a fajita from Taco Bell? Why in the world are you here on this blog? Why in the world? I'll tell you why? To get.........wired.

Frankly, Austin Rogers is too busy right now to contemplate who should replace Alex Trebek on "Jeopardy!"
"It is not on my radar; I have my own stuff going on," Rogers says from L.A. where he is developing a podcast, on speculation about the 78-year-old game show host's eventual replacement. "I am too busy to get into that mix, so who cares!"
And Rogers does have a lot of stuff going on.
The Westchester native who became a social media sensation as a contestant on Jeopardy! is the new brand ambassador for Virgil's Soft Drinks and is developing a pilot for a major cable network.
Even if you didn't watch Jeopardy!, you couldn't help but notice the quirky bartender who was racking up a fortune — nearly $500K on the competition — because he turned up everywhere from The Late Show with Jimmy Fallon (wearing a tutu), to Good Morning America.

Time to check the Game Show Live! bulletin board.

Family Feud auditions are coming to the region on Sept. 15th and 16th at Wind Creek Hotel and Casino in Atmore.
Organizers say they are looking for “ families who have energy, enthusiasm and an ability to play the game!”
Family Feud, one of the most popular game shows on television, first aired in July 1976. The show went on a couple of different hiatuses, but its current version is getting ready to enter its 20th season, and area residents have a chance to be a part of it.

Michael Canter and Jeff Krask have signed a production and development deal with Craig Piligian’s Pilgrim Media Group. The veteran unscripted producers will be based in Pilgrim’s office in North Hollywood. They will work closely with the company’s chief creative officer Johnny Gould and vice president and head of development Nicole Silveira on new projects for broadcast, cable and digital platforms.
Canter and Krask are the exec producers of game shows such as “Family Feud,” “The Newlywed Game,” “Deal or No Deal,” and ABC’s “Child Support” and “Big Fan,” as well as unscripted series such as MTV’s “Parental Control,” VH1’s “Breaking Bonaduce,” and GSN’s “Divided” and “Winsanity.”
“Michael and Jeff deliver tremendous expertise in game show development, and a track record of hits across a range of genres,” Piligian said. “We’re excited to unite our creative efforts and look forward to collaborating on numerous projects in the game and competition space, and beyond.”

Reggie Bush, Terrell Owens and Baron Davis were just a few of the all-star athletes who took to the gridiron at Fairfax High School in Los Angeles on Sunday night to flash their skills and raise money for the 5th annual Celebrity Flag Football Game and All-Star Weekend.
NBA champion Matt Barnes and legendary rapper Snoop Dogg each led their teams in a spirited game that was half flag football and half block party with players jamming out to blaring tunes between plays. The annual event is hosted by Barnes as part of a weekend-long fundraiser for cancer research which included a bowling tournament and a pool party.
Barnes spoke to The Hollywood Reporter about why the event was so important to him. "I lost my mom to cancer in 2007 and I started this in 2008," he said. "I teamed up with Snoop about five years ago and it continues to grow. I’m a football player at heart. Football was my first sport and Snoop is a big-time coach and player, so it only made sense. I’m excited to see the project continue to grow and continue to raise awareness, so it’s been great."
The game was only one aspect of what felt like a rambunctious end-of-summer party. There were giant bounce houses in the kids' play zone, and hungry fans and players could grab a bite from food trucks like Wise BBQ and the Grilled Cheese Truck.

Alrighty then, let's check in with our silent treatment Tellymime to figure out the diffference between American TV and British TV. Watch and learn.

Back to the Nerd

Chris Hardwick’s name is featured again in the “About” section of Nerdist. Though Hardwick founded the geek-oriented website in 2012, all references to him were removed in June following a lengthy Medium essay from Chloe Dykstra accusing her ex-boyfriend of extended emotional, physical, and sexual abuse.
The website posted an official statement on its website Friday: “Founded by Chris Hardwick in 2012, Nerdist is home to the Nerdist Podcast Network, Nerdist News, and Nerdist Presents. Following an internal investigation conducted with the assistance of outside employment counsel into Mr. Hardwick’s conduct while employed at Nerdist we have made the determination to restore the reference to Mr. Hardwick as a founder of Nerdist. Nerdist prides itself on being an inclusive company made up of a positive, diverse community of people who come together to share, celebrate, and discuss the things we love. We absolutely do not tolerate discrimination, harassment, and other forms of abuse.”
Though Dykstra’s account did not identify Hardwick by name, several details pointed to him as the alleged abuser in question, from their ages (Dykstra is 29 and Hardwick is 46, and in the essay she describes “falling for a man almost 20 years my senior”) to his professional journey (“from a mildly successful podcaster to a powerhouse CEO of his own company” — Nerdist began as a podcast, and Hardwick rose to CEO of Nerdist Industries).
After years of inappropriate and awkward moments on Family Feud, Pauley Perrette has had enough. The former NCIS actress lashed out at the long-running gameshow and host Steve Harvey for "filthy" questions.
"Dear @FamilyFeudABC I love @SteveHarveyFM and I love game shows. WHY DO YOU MAKE YOU PROGRAM SO FILTHY? Even with child players? No reason," Paulette tweeted Sunday night.

 She continued in a second tweet, "I’m a sociologist, love @FamilyFeudABC but WHY WHY are all the questions now filthy and sex questions? There’s so much more to humans. Cmon."
Paulette tagged ABC's Celebrity Family Feud edition, which has featured as many shocking answers from contestants as the traditional Family Feud.
It is not exactly Harvey's fault that Family Feud has created so many viral moments with contestants giving dirty or uncomfortable answers. Just last month, Harvey asked the Inside The NBA cast "If a man's zipper breaks at church, what might he use to cover it up?" Charles Barkley answered, "a child," which horrified Harvey, his fellow contestants and the audience.
When Sherri Shepherd and her family were on, Harvey asked to name something a female cop would do to her husband in the bedroom, the actress blurted out, "cut his penis off." Shepherd's family even supported the answer, but it was not one of the most common answers from Americans.
Which brings our rant of the day from Jim Hatten.
 I too, stand behind and support her 100%. Now, when Richard Dawson, Ray Combs, Richard Karn, Louie Anderson and John O'Hurley were all hosting the show, YES, there were sex-related survey questions BUT it was kept at a classy level but now, since he's been hosting it, Steve Harvey has taking it to the extremes, 9 times out of ten, all survey questions asked are all sex-related, I'm surprised there hasn't been a survey question like "Tell me a word or a phrase your mate will yell out during sexual intercourse" or "Name a road sign (or an animal) that best describes your mate in bed" (but then again, there MIGHT'VE been). Plus, it's become VERY tiring, BEYOND tiring having to go 10 minutes just to get thru ONE SURVEY question becuz he ALWAYS has to break into a so-called comedy routine or pretend to be so shocked at an answer given. "Family Feud" WAS once a fun-filled family friendly game show but now Steve Harvey has turned it into a sex-crazed frenzy and honestly, Mr. Mark Goodson would be turning over in his grave if he were to catch of glimpse of what the show that he and Bill Todman have worked SO INCREDIBLY HARD to create has turned into, same thing with "TPiR" with that nameless male model parading around the show half-naked (and Drew Carey always making goo-goo eyes at him), George Gray pretending to be a model in Most Expensive or Easy as 123 and all of these pointless gimmicks they do on the show today and having to turn to stars from "The Young and The Restless" or another CBS show coming in as guest models, the one they did where they had those girls from that stupid movie "Bad Mom's Christmas", THAT was the absolute WORST

On tonight's episode of the FOX dance competition series So You Think You Can Dance host Cat Deeleyannounced that the winner of the show's fifteenth season will also receive a spot in Fox's upcoming production of Rent Live!
The live production of Jonathan Larson's 1996 landmark rock musical is set to air on FOXSunday, January 27, 2019.
The next episode of SYTYCD will see this season's top 10 going head to head, with two dancers eliminated at the end of the episode.
Hosted by Cat Deeley and featuring Nigel LythgoeMary Murphy and Vanessa Hudgens as resident judges, SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE is now in its 15th season.
Highly-skilled dancers between the ages of 18 and 30 will showcase their talents in various dance styles, including contemporary, tap, hip-hop, ballroom, animation, breaking and more. Those who are selected to move on to the SYTYCD studio will work with world-renowned choreographers and compete LIVE each week for America's votes in a variety of styles. Contestants will be eliminated weekly until a winner is named on the season finale.

How about we end with Alyse Black and this tune?

That's all for now, but remember one thing: Does the runner up of SYTYCD gets a job backing up for the Backstreet Boys?

 So until next time and all the on playas. 

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Who Loves an Island?

This week.....CBS makes another island.....but it's not Survivor.....

Fox makes a genius plan......

and a classic game show nugget.....All this and......

Would you one day join the Space Force?


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.  

CBS has secured the U.S. format rights for the smash U.K. and international reality series "Love Island" from ITV Studios and Motion Content Group, with the new series to be produced by ITV Entertainment, it was announced today by Sharon Vuong, Senior Vice President, Alternative Programming for the Network. The season four finale aired last week to a record overnight audience, ranking as the most-watched program ever on the U.K.'s ITV2 network, with almost half of all adult viewers under 34 tuning in throughout the series.
"'Love Island' has been a massive success overseas," said Vuong. "It's currently seen, or about to premiere in several European countries as well as Australia, and we're thrilled that ITV has partnered with us to bring their most successful show to American television. Having seen the reaction of audiences 'across the pond' and around the world to this most recent season, we expect American viewers will be captivated by this engaging format. Additionally, 'Love Island' is more than a pop sensation; this series has generated compelling 'sociological think pieces' in major publications here and abroad."
"As a format, 'Love Island' breaks the mold with high levels of viewer interactivity and participation that influence the content of the show in a way that's extremely addictive," said David George, CEO, ITV America. "It's a cultural phenomenon that builds anticipation with every episode and creates appointment viewing - a pretty hard thing to do in today's TV landscape. We're ecstatic the show has found a home at CBS and look forward to working collaboratively to engage its millions of viewers."
"Love Island" sees a group of single "Islanders" come together in a stunning villa in a beautiful tropical location. They are on the lookout for romance, but as always, the road to love never runs smoothly, as they must not only choose their partner wisely, but also win the hearts of the public. Challenges and dramatic twists abound as the Islanders form alliances, while relationships are made in an effort to win the ultimate prize. Viewers have the opportunity to shape events on screen as they watch the relationships develop, and ultimately crown one lucky couple as the winners who walk away with a cash prize.
"Love Island" is produced by ITV Entertainment, an ITV America company. Executive producers are David George, Adam Sher and David Eilenberg. The series is based on a format owned by ITV Studios and Motion Content Group, represented by Richard Foster and Chet Fenster, and distributed by ITV Studios Global Entertainment.

After this commercial word, Fox is looking for some geniuses. 

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

(fade to break)

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

A pizza with a cheesecake and a 20-ounce Soda from Uber Eats. With WNBA season winding down, Use it perfectly when your Atlanta Dream, Dallas Wings, Las Vegas Aces, Washington Mystics or.....whatever NFL preseason game on the NFL Network is playing. Now back to the ambassador of Spikeball, Pierre Kelly!

Me: Thank you Madi and welcome back. Why is Ruby Rose cast as Batwoman? You'll see why later on.

Quiz app HQ Trivia became immensely popular in a short space of time, capitalizing on users' fondness for being challenged as well as their thirst for winning (often tiny amounts of) cash. The app's success hasn't gone unnoticed by the Fox Broadcasting Company, which is about to debut a competitor called FNGenius: Live Game Show.
Taking the genre to the next level, FOX TV's FNGenius will be broadcast live on the channel during the 2018 Teen Choice Awards on August 12. So even if you're not playing along with the app, you can still watch it just like any regular TV game show.
Apart from that, the premise seems much the same as HQ Trivia, with a pot of cash ready to be shared between those who get a certain number of questions right.
One of the screenshots alludes to a prize fund of $25,000, but that may just be a placeholder and not representative of what we can expect.
While HQ Trivia took a while to figure out how it wanted to monetize its app, FOX's route appears clear from the outset. The "Powered By Twix" message at the bottom of some screens means we'll be getting in-game advertising from the start, and there will surely be commercial breaks either side to line up with the live TV show.
Details on the Play Store listing are scant, other than stating that the first FNGenius game will take place during the 2018 Teen Choice Awards, which runs from 8-10pm on August 12. Presumably, you'll be given some warning during the ceremony so those who've not yet downloaded the app can get involved. 

And sticking with cash trivia apps, we got more in......

The real live online quiz truth in real live online quiz news, suckers!

Game shows got their start on TV, so it would only make sense that a modern variant like HQ Trivia would be playable on a TV, right? Right. Accordingly, Intermedia Labs has released an Apple TV version of HQ Trivia that brings the live, win-real-money experience to a bigger screen.
It'll seem very familiar if you've played the mobile, but the game is unsurprisingly well-suited to TV -- Scott and other hosts don't have to be squished into the confines of a phone display.
There's no mention of corresponding versions for Android TV or smart TV interfaces. It seems like a natural fit with an Apple TV version available, though. The one drawback to this version is simply that it's tied to a single location. Just like old-school game shows, you'll have to be at home at the right time if you want to tune in to HQ Trivia in all its TV-quality glory. 

Meanwhile at Swag IQ, we go back to school. Yes, back to School. On Monday, we did Geography and on Tuesday, it's history. We have more subjects available like Gym/Sports and more. Meet you in the principal's office.

And that sadly was the real live online quiz truth in real live online quiz news, suckers!!!!!

(song stops)

Game Show Network, the leader in game shows and competitive entertainment, announced today its original hit series AMERICA SAYS, hosted by John Michael Higgins, will return for a 95-episode second season.
The announcement comes on the heels of a successful premiere season, which has seen the show build over its lead-in by +26%, while also performing over +40% above YTD time period average among our core W25-54 demo.
"I can't wait to challenge a whole new season of contestants with fill-in-the-blank questions that I personally guess wrong every single time," said John Michael Higgins. "I have so much fun with 'America Says' and this season will be a blast!" 

After 35 years in syndication, "Jeopardy!" made its streaming debut today on Hulu with the release of 60 episodes of the popular game show.
In a deal between Hulu and Sony Pictures Television, the subscription streaming service now hosts episodes from Seasons 29, 30 and 31, along with special episodes such as a "Tournament of Champions," "College Championship," "Battle of the Decades" and "Kids Week." The episodes feature fan-favorite contestants including Brad Rutter and long-running champion Ken Jennings.
Hulu will continuously add new episodes to its roster, so viewers won't run out of trivia fodder as they binge the show. 

On to some dance show news now.

Singer Cheryl, Glee alum Matthew Morrison and Strictly Come Dancing pro Oti Mabuse were named the dance captains for the U.K. competition series The Greatest Dancer on Friday.
"This is such a powerful moment for me," Morrison said in a statement. "It's wonderful to continue bringing music and dance into peoples' lives like we did on Glee. Dance is a safe haven that allows us to communicate where words cannot. It's an expression of love and empowerment, driven by all the emotions that make us human. I love being exposed to people who are pursuing art, and expression, and I look forward to being a moving force for good on their journey. As a dance captain, my sincere hope is that I can uplift and encourage all the dancers here reach their greatness."
Alesha Dixon and Jordan Banjo are set to co-host the show, which is slated to premiere in 2019. 

Bite into this:

This fall, Tyler Florence hits some of the country's top food cities and pits local chefs against each other in a fierce fight to become their hometown champ in the new competition series Bite Club. In each location, five chefs arrive prepared to cook in an unknown kitchen, and are greeted with a game of chance that results in two chefs becoming the competition's judges. The three remaining chefs then go head-to-head in two rounds of intense secret ingredient cooking battles, where their peers ultimately decide who becomes the city's Bite Club champ. The six-episode series premieres Thursday, September 6th at 9pm ET/PT with Chicago, followed by episodes in Savannah, Indianapolis, Milwaukee, Charleston and Nashville.
"When five of the hottest chefs in the same city go up against each other, the energy is explosive - they are colleagues and rivals, friends and competitors," said Courtney White, General Manager and Executive Vice President, Food Network and HGTV. "Tyler is the perfect host to oversee the top-notch culinary action and rivalry in each town." 

Time for a Gamestop Game Break. Here's a Quizzo screengrab and look at this question with 3 possible answers. Only one of which is correct. 

Think real hard after a Google Play music interlude because Alyse Black is here and she's got something for you.

And we all know what teh answer is, you go.

It's because you can't see them when the sun goes down. But that's another story. Also, it was originally called Hollywoodland. 

Time to check in with a new duo you'll love over and over again.  Take 2 different backgrounds, blend them together and bring you the daring duo of........Slice & Rice!

TV game shows. They're the longtime staple of daytime television and this classic clip will prove it to you. This is a segment we call.......

our Game Show Live!......

Warp Ahead!

That's it for this week. Today's consolation prize is a Shane Dawson docuseries on Joe-Joe has fun. I bet it's going to shoot from 500 subs to 54,000 in one day, don't it.

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.