Friday, September 28, 2018

Livewire! 9/28

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

Livewire! Your news.......with sass. Presented by apology videos. Because nothing says I'm sorry to make you forgiveful. 

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

Me: Thank you Madi2theMax, welcome to Livewire! The show that'll make you laugh like SNL and cry like This is Us. We're all about game shows like Now You See it, not some CSI-ripoff drama on CBS. So stop binge watching whatever NBC program is set in Chicago like.....Chicago Rush......and let's.......get wired!

From one Queen to Another

Jennifer hudson is all set to play the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin.

The 37-year-old singer and actress said on Wednesday's episode of "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" that it's a dream come true to portray the late singer in a new biopic.
"It's always been my dream to play Aretha, and it's actually happening," she told host Ellen DeGeneres.
"The Voice" coach confirmed Franklin handpicked her for the film, which is in early production.
"It blows my mind," she said. "I've always looked up to Aretha and to portray her -- I can't even speak about it because it's like, 'Oh, that's a huge task.'"


We all know Bill Cosby is getting 3-10 years in the klink for getting into the #metoo movement, but.......

Sixteen years after bestowing the Career Achievement Award to Bill Cosby for his many contributions in the entertainment industry, the Television Critics Association has voted to rescind that honor, the organization announced Tuesday. This came just moments before the 81-year-old actor was due to be sentenced for the 2004 sexual assault of Andrea Constand, one of dozens of women to come forward and accuse Cosby of abuse.
“For over 30 years the media organization of more than 200 professional TV critics and journalists from the United States and Canada has recognized outstanding television programming and actors in a variety of categories,” reads a statement from the TCA. “This includes the prestigious Career Achievement Award, which is presented to an individual who has influenced television through his or her work on the small screen. Cosby received that award in 2002. This marks the first time the TCA has repealed an award.”

Josh Segarra, Michael-Leon Wooley, Katerina Tannenbaum, and Tia Carrere join the cast of AJ and the Queen, the upcoming Netflix comedy series starring Emmy Award-winning RuPaul Charles.
The series is written by Michael Patrick King (Sex and the City) and RuPaul Charles who will both serve as executive producers.
Josh Segarra will play Hector. Segarra can also be seen in as 'Jason' in the feature remake of Overboard (MGM), 'Adrian Chase/Prometheus' on Arrow (The CW), and 'C.O' Stefanovic on Orange is the New Black (Netflix). Other recent credits include Judd Apatow's feature film Trainwreck and as 'Billy Cepeda' in the comedy series Sirens on USA.
Michael-Leon Wooley will play Louis. Wooley is a Broadway, TV & film actor who was the voice of Louis, a high-strung jazz singing, trumpet playing alligator in Disney's Oscar nominated animated feature film, The Princess and the Frog. Michael has also appeared in Grace & Frankie, Dreamgirls, Premium Rush, Ghost Town and My Father's Will.
Katerina Tannenbaum will play Brianna. Tannenbaum is best known for her recurring role of Becky in the Starz series Sweetbitter and the recurring role of Lelia in Freeform's The Bold Type. As a model, Katerina has worked with brands including Gap, Adidas, Nordstrom, L'Oreal, and more.
Tia Carrere will play Lady Danger. Since her breakthrough role as Cassandra Wong in Wayne's World, Carrere has starred in True Lies, Rising Sun, and Relic Hunter. The two-time Grammy Award winner also voiced Nani in the Disney franchise Lilo and Stitch, and has recently appeared in Blue Bloods, Hawaii 5-0, and Curb Your Enthusiasm.


And we move on to a new segment entitled.....

New at the Cineplex.  We take our cameras to the Fast Break Breakfast Barcade in North Grimsborough and check in with our senior Retro correspondent Kimmy Q and our senior movie analyst Tony Langley alias Tony The Movie Guy to find out what movies will be what the fans will see based on sound advice. Guys?

Talk isn't cheap.....or is it?

We say goodbye to a man with many jobs in the media world and say hello to an AI alum who has been more successful.

Comedian and talk show host Steve Harvey has become a household name on the radio, big screen and TV.  Now the comic is about to lose one of his crowning entertainment jewels, his daytime talk show, “Steve.” The talk show is scheduled to reach its series finally at the end of the year, however, according to The Hollywood Reporter, it has been replaced with a new show in the same slot in some markets.

The talk show series will be hosted by pop star, “American Idol” winner and “The Voice” coach Kelly Clarkson, who reportedly filmed the pilot episode earlier this year. NBCUniversal has already begun airing the show in markets including  Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, Miami and Washington, D.C. NBCUniversal canceled “Steve” after two seasons on Sept. 19, 2018, due to low ratings two weeks after the second season debuted on Sept. 4, 2018. But at 61, Harvey’s star is far from declining. Harvey continues to host the hit TV game show “Family Feud” and his production company and stays busy with charitable works. Recently, it was also announced that his weekly radio show was being pulled from the Dallas market, however, he remains a strong force in other urban radio markets.

But in the long term, the casualty could turn out to be the long-running soap opera Days of Our Lives, which has aired on NBC since 1965 but is only renewed through next summer. Days has been on the cancellation bubble for years as one of the last classic soaps still airing in network daytime.

A bit  of a news story from Monroe, La and something's not right here......

The people at That's Right was supposed to have a game today, but.....the little green countdown counter showed at least 33 days. We checked and it's right at Halloween which is the earliest. The reason why is that there are problems with players not seeing the questions and the answers for some people in the iOs field. As soon as the bug is squashed, it'll be back to game play. I'm guessing it might be dead in the water, but who knows? 

An incoming Brookfield business allows guests to immerse themselves in popular television game shows. 
Owners David Sauer and Kevin Letnes are opening their second location of Game Show Battle Rooms at 12565 W. Feerick St. The pair launched their first venue in Minneapolis last year and plan to open their Milwaukee-area location Nov. 9. 
Sauer said he met Letnes – who is a part owner of the Milwaukee Burger Co. – in college, and they determined they wanted to start a business together. The Minneapolis location is doing “extremely well,” Sauer said, so they looked around for another city where they could bring their concept. 
“We felt like the greater Milwaukee area would be perfect,” he said. 
Guests can sign up a group of up to 12 people on Fridays and Saturdays for a one-hour game package. Classic Showdowns includes rounds of “Friendly Feud,” “Wheel of Phrases” and “Name that Price.” The Primetime Showdowns package also includes a round of “Friendly Feud,” plus “Minute Games” and “Matchup.” 
Sauer said Game Show Battle Rooms also welcomes larger groups from businesses, clubs and teams by appointment during the week for team-building events. 
“It’s a business that can appeal to everyone,” he said. 
Game Show Battle Rooms tries to make the experience unique and personalized with name tags, a game show host and technical features like audio, lights and a score board to track “battle points.” The winner can take a picture with the champion trophy and appear on the Wall of Fame.  

And here's the link to it:

Now it's only in Minneapolis and Milwaukee as I  mentioned, but if you add Miami, Memphis, Myrtle Beach, Manhattan Beach, Montgomery and Macon, Georgia, watch out!!!!!

All throughout September, we had Remote Control redhead Christa nannos play a single lady looking for love in a web musical comedy entitled Super Single and we're going to end with the 5th episode of teh series. But don't worry, we'll have new ones next September. For

That's all for now, but remember one thing: If you want a seminar on how to create a live trivia app from somewhere not in Los Angeles or in New York, get Scott Rogowsky to host it. That'll give business owners a way to turn it into a growing genre. 

So until next time and all the on playas. 

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Brand New Look, Same Old #@$%!

This week.....GSN unveils newer stuff.....

Hell's Kitchen blends in experiences....

And an instant classic. All This and......Can I give away my very own Youtube channel on the air?


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.  

Game Show Network is making a few changes. Well sorta. To make changes to the network, they took it all the way back to 1997....or 1998 depending on your point of view with this new logo......

But what does this remind you of? 

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Yep. Giving it a new look for teh old school. But all you old school fans are going to be real dissapponted when you see this slight schedule change.....

GSN's online schedule from their web site lists a weekday morning change:

8am-10am: Match Game
10am-noon: Deal or No Deal

And with it, Card Sharks and Old school pyramid will be gone in a flash. All the other classic stuff we've seen in the past in GSN's history is still way on the vault shelves collecting a whole lot of dust for years. And like any other cable channel you flip to is in binge watch mode. Obviously, the 800-lb behemoth Family Feud with Steve Harvey......(yawn) and nothing else. That is, except America Says! (yay!) and teh very boring Caroline & Friends. Also, GSN is airing Emogenius and Snap Decision weekends at 3 and 3:30 AM starting today (Saturday night/early Sunday). These are all new episodes. Emogenius only aired 20 of its 40 episodes initially and Snap Decision is starting Season 2.  Yep. Banished to the wee hours of the mornign before the infomercials take over. Poor GSN. And I was hoping for Idiotest to come back. i loved that show. So with those changes, it's time to give the whole thing up and ditch it all for Buzzr. That's right, Buzzr. 100% classic shows, pure freakin' uncut and always gets your parents to remember way back when. My advice: Get with the buzzr.

Moving to a segment that makes it obvious to find out which is good & bad, it's the Yay & Yawn of September. 

The yay: Wipeout from 1988 makes it Canada. Good. That's better than the obstacle course run. 

The Yawn: Millionaire's new graphics doohickey. So 2011. Still miss the previous version. It made it what it was since the ABC Regis Philbin era. 

After this commercial word,  Hell's Kitchen gets all steamed up.   That's.......when Game Show Live returns. 

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

A surprise in your app from Subway. Because sometimes on the Subway app, you get a surprise.......for free. Isn't that cool? So download the app see why today. Now back to our Surprise package, Pierre Kelly!

Me: Thank you Madi and welcome back. Later on, 2 Twitch gamers get into a beef with Selena Gomez. Find out why.

For the 18th season of HELL'S KITCHEN, premiering Friday, Sept. 28 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX, Gordon Ramsay's hit cooking competition series returns with a twist: pitting veteran contestants against rookies.
For the first time in the show's history, eight accomplished chefs who have competed in previous seasons - and lost - will be brought back for a shot at redemption and tested like never before, as they go up against eight ambitious rookies.
Each week, the chefs will be put through a series of grueling culinary challenges and dinner services to prove to Chef Ramsay they have what it takes to win a life-changing grand prize: a position at the world's first Gordon Ramsay HELL'S KITCHEN Restaurant at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas and $250,000.
In the premiere episode, the rookie chefs will cook up the best versions of their signature dishes and the veterans will attempt to create those same dishes, foregoing the making of their own signature dishes, in the process. The winning team will be rewarded with a first-class meal at restaurant Charcoal and will be joined by Ramsay.
Below are the 16 chefs competing on this season of HELL'S KITCHEN:
The Blue Team (Veterans) includes:
- Ariel Fox (Season 6 - 3rd Place) Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
- Bret Hauser (Season 14 - left due to injury) Hometown: Fort Lauderdale, FL
- Heather Williams (Season 16 - Runner Up) Hometown: Easton, PA
- Jen Gavin (Season 4 - 4th Place) Hometown: Chicago, IL
- Kevin Cottle (Season 6 - Runner-Up) Hometown: Connecticut / Massachusetts
- Roe DiLeo (Season 13 - 5th Place) Hometown: Dallas, TX
- T Gregorie (Season 14 - Runner-Up) Hometown: Draper, VA
- Trevor McGrath (Season 8 - 4th Place) Hometown: New York, NY

The Red Team (Rookies) includes:
- Chris Mendonca Hometown: Boston, MA
- Chris Motto Hometown: Baton Rouge, LA
- Gizzy Barton Hometown: Atlanta, GA
- Jose DeJesus Hometown: Bronx, NY
- Kanae Houston Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
- Mia Castro Hometown: Miami Beach, FL
- Scotley Innis Hometown: Atlanta, GA
- Scott Popovic Hometown: Cleveland, OH 

And sticking with Gordon Ramsay.....

Fox Broadcasting Company (FOX) has ordered a tenth season of hit cooking competition series MASTERCHEF, it was jointly announced today by FOX, Endemol Shine and Gordon Ramsay. Season 10 will air during the 2018-2019 season.
In addition, multi-award-winning television producer Natalka Znak has been added as executive producer.
Now in its ninth season, MASTERCHEF is television's No. 1 cooking show and is averaging 6.4 million multi-platform viewers.
MASTERCHEF is looking for the next batch of talented, passionate and skilled home cooks to compete for the coveted white apron. And, for the first time ever, Gordon Ramsay's very own culinary team will be hitting the road with the casting team! They will be his eyes and ears, checking you out, and tasting your very own culinary creations. The nationwide casting calls have begun and will continue throughout September.
MASTERCHEF open casting calls will be held as follows:

- New York, NY Saturday, Sept. 22
- Chicago, IL Saturday, Sept. 22
- Los Angeles, CA Saturday, Sept. 29
- Dallas, TX Saturday, Sept. 29

NBC's SMASH HIT The Wall is coming to TELEMUNDO! Come see "The Wall," the fastest and simplest game with more than $12 million on the line every night - and up to $3 million on a single heart-stopping drop.
At four-stories high, the Wall was built for one purpose - to change peoples' lives. With tremendous cash prizes waiting at the bottom, this game can change lives in an instant.
Hosted by TV personality Marco Antonio Regil, "The Wall" will offer a pair of teammates life-altering cash prizes. The rules are simple: get a question correct and a green ball will fall down the Wall and add the value of the slot to the players' winning total. Miss a question and an ominous red ball will fall and deduct the value from the teams' total. Teammates have to work together to build a huge cash prize. 

Set to become Australia's biggest entertainment game show, Game of Games bursts on to television screens on Sunday 7 October at 7.30pm on TEN and WIN Network.
Hosted by TV Week Gold Logie award winner Grant Denyer and radio personality Ash London,Game of Games will take every day Australians to dizzying heights and crazy lengths to take out the big cash prize.
Originating as a segment on the US daytime talk show, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Game of Games is the perfect light-hearted antidote to a serious week. Each week, contestants will answer questions under crippling pressure, face free-falls into the unknown and manoeuvre their way through a series of messy and manic obstacles.
Moving through several rounds, these plucky competitors will go to hilarious lengths to ensure they're the last ones standing.
Network Ten's Chief Sales Officer Rod Prosser said: "Game of Games is going to be huge. It's premium, Sunday night entertainment viewing, jam packed with in-program opportunities for advertisers. Audiences will laugh, cry and gasp with excitement. When the show premiered in the US earlier this year, it was the highest in-season premiere for an alternative series since 2016. With our local touch and Gold Logie award winning host Grant Denyer, Game of Games has all the ingredients to be a smash entertainment hit."

Now for headlines where it's a symphony of interactivity where the orchestra plays on their phones instead of musical instruments and the host is like the conductor and the only opera that lets you sing the solo is through the speakers of your phone. So let's perform a piece entitled......

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

Kevin Hart wants to give you $100,000. But you have to earn it.
The Night School star is taking over the live trivia game show on your phone, HQ Trivia, to award only one winner a cash prize of $100,000.
Hart, 39, will be joining HQ Trivia host Scott Rogowsky, 33, on Wednesday's show — and he's jazzed to hand off some cold hard cash.
"$100,000 is no joke: study up, people! Go back to night school, high school, pre-school, beauty school — you never know what types of questions Scott and I are going to throw your way," he tells PEOPLE.
"You heard it here first: Kevin Hart and I will be handing out $100,000 to one smarty HQtie, live on Wednesday night at 9:00 p.m. ET," Rogowsky says to PEOPLE. "I'm fully expecting the winner to take me out for a steak dinner. I'd also appreciate $20 for a cab home.".

Some more HQ stuff for you.....

HQ Trivia saw huge viral success by successfully turning Jeopardy! into a live smartphone game show. Now, nearly a year later, HQ is hoping it can make lightning strike twice with a new show format: HQ Words, which looks to iterate on popular game show Wheel of Fortune, via Digiday.
Like Wheel of Fortune, HQ Words will present players with a blank grid of letters and a clue with a selection of letters that players can guess. Guess a letter in the puzzle correctly, and you'll get points for each time it appears in the answer; guess wrong, and you'll get a strike. (Three strikes, and you're out.) At the end, the player with the most points will win (or split) the jackpot.
According to the Digiday report, HQ has actually made money from the game show, bringing in over $10 million in revenue since introducing the sponsored spots in March, despite giving away thousands of dollars in prize money to players. The company is likely hoping that the additional option of a new game will help draw in both new and old users to keep those sponsorship deals flowing.
HQ Words is set to launch sometime in October. There's no word yet on if vowels will cost extra. 

With Confetti being teh lone game show on facebook Watch, A new companion show called What's In The box? is set to debut this week. Here's how it works:

1. It's trivia (yay!) Ten questions and the correct answer will be, you guessed it, in the box.
2. You'll see your friends' answers (double yay!)

Your clock will be set to 6pm central time. You set for it? And since we like new things, Twitch decided to dip its toe into the whale-infested ocean with this......

Here's how it goes:

FlashCash is a livestream TV-style gameshow where you can win $100!
Rules are simple -
There are 6 boxes with different cash prizes in them. Pick one box and eliminate the rest of the boxes. The host will offer you deals to sell your box. You either win whats in your box, or take the money the host gives you!

Reminds me of DOND, but with a purple feeling to it. If Twitch wants an actual live trivia game, count me in. 

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

(song stops)

Now we go to a Gamestop Game Break.  Look at this screenshot of a 1985 PYL episode with 3 answers. 

And question: In international morse code, this 3-letter acronym has 3 dots, 3 dashes and 3 dots. What does it stand for? Figure that acronym out after a we do a double play this week starting with this blog on Super Single. This is where our Remote Control redhead Christa Nannos goes through a relationship.....sometimes through song. Watch.

And we shoot blanks to the answer.....

Which of course, stands for Save our ship. Please somebody help me.

What, you want a new segment? Well then, we got it for you in a new segment we call.....

Brian hull: Drive- Thru Intercom where our own impersonating byproduct goes through fast food drive-thrus of America in ways that might or might not fool employees.....and it's for enertainment purposes only. Enjoy.

Ah yes, another year of two of the classic franchises on CBS. But we focus today on the never ending journey known as TPIR. Pay The Rent is notoriously known for its setups but one guy took it all the way to the big money. It's......


Starbucks Via Instant Classic.

That's it for this week. Today's consolation prize is a singing telegrram from either LadyDevann, Lilbumblebear, PintSizedFun, Pumpkinberry, Elspeth or any Twitch musician who can sure enough sing a lick. 

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.