Saturday, June 8, 2019

What's Up Ahead.....

On the Next Game Show Live!....

-How did Emma stop Jeopardy James in her tracks?
-More on Nick & The Crystal Maze.....
-And a lightning rant on comparing James to KenJen. 

It's all the way live on Game Show Live! It's out of This world!

Friday, June 7, 2019

Livewire! 6/7

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

Livewire! Your news.......with sass. Presented by Dark Phoenix. Although it's hot outside in Phoenix, there's a lot of places to do in night. And now from our Game Show Live! Newsroom, here comes Pierre Kelly!

Me: Thank you Madi2theMax, welcome to Livewire! If Game Show Live! has all the makings of a hit Broadway play, then Livewire! is the off-Broadway version of it. Both have musical numbers but we're not going to call out a chorus ensemble in between stories but according to what's on the program, we got a whole lot. So get out of the curtain, head backstage to curtain but the 1-act play is get wired!

Carrie Underwood was the star of Wednesday night's CMT Music Awards, taking home top honors at the annual awards show.
Underwood earned the evening's top prize at the 2019 CMT Music Awards at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, winning Video of the Year for her song "Cry Pretty" as well as Female Video of the Year for "Love Wins."
In addition to further solidifying her position as the most awarded artist in CMT Music Awards history, the former "American Idol" winner also took to the stage to perform her single "Southbound."


BURBANK, Calif. - June 6, 2019 - Super Bowl Champion and two-time Emmy-Award winner Michael Strahan (Good Morning America, Strahan and Sara, The $100,000 Pyramid, Fox NFL Sunday) is set to host Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Sports 2019, an event bursting with epic slimings and sheer sports 'fan'-demonium. Voting begins today for the only show celebrating kids' love of sports, their favorite athletes and the year's most unforgettable sports moments. Kids' Choice Sports 2019 will be taped on Thursday, July 11, from Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, Calif., and premiere Saturday, Aug. 10, at 8:00 p.m. (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon.
"Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Sports is a one-of-a-kind awards show that brings all-star athletes, kids and of course, slime together," said Strahan. "When I hosted the first year of the show, I loved it - the energy, stunts, kids, crowd and slime... a lot of slime! Hosting this show has been one of my favorite things I've done, and this year is going to be the biggest, the baddest and the slimiest."
The top nominees this year with four nominations each are Serena Williams, Stephen Curry and James Harden. First-time nominees Patrick Mahomes, Saquon Barkley, Baker Mayfield and Naomi Osaka, join LeBron James, Tom Brady, Alex Morgan and Carli Lloyd with three nominations each. Other first-time nominees vying for coveted blimps include Mookie Betts, Nikki Bella, Stephanie Gilmore, Tori Bowie, Blake Snell, Chris Sale, Aaron Donald, Khalil Mack, Alex Honnold, JuJu Smith-Schuster and Trae Young.
Beginning today, kids will be able to cast their votes for their favorite athletes and all-star moments at and the Screens Up App. Nine categories are new to Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Sports 2019: Favorite Esports Star, featuring the top pros in competitive gaming; and Favorite Athlete, across the world of sports--soccer, golf, tennis, baseball, basketball, football, hockey and gymnastics. will serve as the official destination for Kids' Choice Sports 2019 and will pair with the show to feature all-star live votes, polls, sports-themed short-form videos, trivia, backstage reactions, and more. As the show's competitors face off during the show, users will be able to join in the fun through the interactive experience throughout the night.
Users will also be able to access all day of show content on the Screens Up app.
Sponsors for Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Sports 2019 include Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid, Goldfish(R) Epic Crunch(TM), milk it!, NERF, Olive Garden(R), and Verizon.


When it comes to range, few comedians can match veteran stand-up Alonzo Bodden.
He's been in the business for more than 20 years and is known for being able to put a comedic spin on even serious topics like racism. And he can then seamlessly segue into talking about the intricacies of matching appliances, or the frustration of being a fan of the NBA's Los Angeles Clippers.
Bodden — who won the third season of NBC reality show "Last Comic Standing" in 2004 and is a regular panel member on National Public Radio's comedic news quiz show "Wait Wait ... Don't Tell Me!" — tests his improvisational skills in his latest endeavor, hosting "Family Feud Live: Celebrity Edition."
The touring version of the popular TV show will be in Virginia Beach on Wednesday. Actress and Olympics gymnast Cathy Rigby and Grocery Store Joe Amabile, of the "Bachelor" reality show universe, will be team captains for the local players. To get picked to play, register at the Sandler Center for the Performing Arts box office, starting three hours before show time. You don't have to buy a ticket to get picked, but you do have to buy one to watch the show. Prizes and cash worth up to $5,000 will be given away to players and audience members. 
For the "Feud," Bodden will take the role currently filled by Steve Harvey on TV.

NBC’s Jeopardy! is getting more episodes added to Netflix in June 2019 with collection six arriving on June 28th.
New episodes of Jeopardy! have come to Netflix in quick succession since its original announcement back in October 2018 when we saw the first collection or as its dubbed “Tournament of Champions II”.
The second collection arrived on November 2nd, 2018 with the collection entitled: “College Championship”.
The third round of episodes came in February with another three collections. The three collections were entitled “Teen Tournament”, “Kids Week” and “Teachers Tournament”.
The next set of episodes are scheduled to join Netflix in the United States, the United Kingdom as well as multiple other regions on June 28th, 2019. On the Jeopardy! Netflix page, it simply says “Series coming on 28 June”. That’s pretty vague but obviously gives us the news that new episodes are inbound.

The mixed Tag mixmasters Scott & Ryceejo have done many Disney acapella mashups on their channel, but they decided to go outside of the company and do a medley of songs based on a K-pop group. Let's see what happens.

Award-winning actress Jane Lynch is no stranger to the entertainment world. She won over our hearts as Sue Sylvester in "Glee," which hit the air 10 years ago. Now, she stars as Sophie Lennon on "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" and hosts her own celebrity game show.
Lights, camera, action. "Hollywood Game Night" returns July 11, and this time around, the show is headed down to Malibu, California.
"It's like throwing a party at your house, but everyone leaves after an hour and a half," the actress joked. Different celebrities across the industry participate as they challenge one another in hilarious party games.
But when it came to picking favorites on this upcoming game show, Kelly Clarkson wins hands-down. "She cheats like crazy, she's competitive, she screams the whole time," Lynch said.
Alongside Clarkson, other celebrities on the Red Nose Day edition of "Hollywood Game Night" in March were Jennifer Garner, Kristen Bell, Kenan Thompson, and Sean Hayes.

Hulu Sets Premiere Date For The Amazing Johnathan Documentary
The film will be released as a Hulu Documentary both theatrically across key markets in the US and on Hulu on Friday, August 16.
SYNOPSIS: THE AMAZING JOHNATHAN DOCUMENTARY begins as a profile on a uniquely deranged magician who built a career out of shock and deception in the 1980s, but becomes the bizarre story about the unravelling of his documentarian.
'The Amazing Johnathan', with his irreverent magic act, rose to popularity landing one of the longest residencies in Las Vegas. However in 2014, Johnathan was diagnosed with a terminal heart condition and given only one year to live, forcing him to retire his act. Fast forward to three years later, Johnathan is still alive and chooses to return to the stage. Filmmaker Ben Berman sets out to capture The Amazing Johnathan's comeback tour while peeling back the curtain on his unique, meth-fueled life.
But the seemingly straightforward profile of this eccentric illusionist starts careening off the rails as Johnathan drops a bombshell that sends the film spiraling into uncertainty. As we delve deeper to determine what's real and what's illusion, hard questions are raised, uncovering deeper truths about the ethics of filmmaking and human nature.


This past Wednesday when we went to break, we showed you the trailer for the new Tellymime. To give you an idea as to what the new changes are, the folks at REW Retro Superstation sent in this memo:

"When we first debuted the series last summer, we wanted to make a show that discusses media and television though the eyes of the character known as Skyler McNulty who performs under the alias Skyeheart Z. TellyMime.
Throughout the first three seasons of this series, you may or may not have heard or seen a lot of situations that has affected the production. Notably, I’ve made a tough decision to let go a few of the talent that was on this series. It is also with that in mind that the character of Skyler McNulty is also fading into the sunset as well. Basically it was a chance to give TellyMime the reboot it needed to get you to tune in.
As mentioned before, this was not an easy decision to make when it comes to this. I have been open and candid with those I’ve worked with and I do believe that this builds character and connections. I sincerely want to thank Jordyn and Marah for portraying Skyler for the short time they’ve been on the series.
Truth be told, mistakes were made in the process of creating a web series and on my part, I am sorry for the lack of communication and clarity with said actors.
As a content creator, it is a responsibility to maintain an open and transparent conversation with regards to the situations at hand. I am extremely thankful and proud of the hard work we’ve done to make this series possible. We are not perfect at all, and we don’t strive to be.
So this season, TellyMime is starting fresh. I’m so thankful in reuniting with Brandy Whitford in starring as Vivi zeMime and Anita Cordell as Yancey."

So there you have it. Stay glued to Game Show Live! for further developments. 

I'd like to know.....

Why is this news? 

What is the opposite of “Nailed it“?
Netflix on Tuesday evening promptly removed one of the thumbnails it has in rotation for the reality competition Nailed It!, after the questionable composition was brought to the attention of co-host Nicole Byer.
Said thumbnail (shown at right, in a since-deleted tweet grabbed by E! News) featured assistant director “Wes” (who sometimes appears on-camera) and co-host Jacques Torres. Netflix is known to run “A/B” tests of different thumbnail images on its homepage, tailored to specific customers/their established preferences or merely to offer a variety of visual cues. (The streamer has also been accused of changing the order in which episodes are arranged based on the viewer’s assumed sexual identity, but that’s a whole other hullabaloo.)

Byer at first responded with a series of tweets that questioned the thumbnail’s composition, saying, “If Netflix didn’t sign my checks and give me a huge platform and opportunity to showcase my comedy, I would talk about how… disrespectful this is to me a black woman [and] how black women are a lot of times erased from many different conversations…. I would talk about how it makes me know my true value as the host of the show where I work incredibly hard to elevate the material given to me…. I would talk about how this [is] essentially white washing for more views. But they sign my checks and I’m honestly so happy and grateful to and for the show and no sarcasm I love my job and wish to keep it so I’ll be quiet.”
Byer later removed those tweets after obtaining resolution to the perceived slight.

Let's lighten things up with a 60-second song break from Ashley Seal which starts as soon as I clean out my Binjpipe queue....


Back to the news.

Well That was Fun.

Paoli native Emma Boettcher, dubbed “the giant killer” by Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek after taking down James Holzhauer, ran out of answers Thursday when it came to American music legends.
And it was another contestant from the Main Line that defeated her.

Boettcher, the 27-year-old University of Chicago librarian who ended Holzhauer’s historic 33-game run on Monday night, was working on extending her own three-game winning streak Thursday.
Boettcher entered Final Jeopardy in second place, just $200 behind Brendan Roach, a policy researcher originally from Wayne. But Boettcher, who wrote her master’s paper on the popular game show, was a single letter off in her answer to last night’s Final Jeopardy clue:
Steinbeck called him “just a voice and a guitar” but said his songs embodied “the will of a people to endure and fight against oppression”
Boettcher got the last name correct — Guthrie — but incorrectly said “A. Guthrie” instead of the correct response, “Woody Guthrie." Ultimately it didn’t matter, because even if Boettcher had answered correctly, she wouldn’t have been able to top the $38,200 Roach ended the game with.

To end this Livewire! jinx, here's this link:

Her new Album is dropping and it's called "Starfish." I think you'll listen to after this blog but for's her from her RV with "Fire In Paradise."

That's all for now, but remember one thing: Is it okay to take Press Your Luck on the road? Sign me up!

So until next time and all the on playas.

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Beat Cancer, defeat the King!

This week....Alex Trbek's cancer update.....and A king goes down....

The Whammies came in for an early outing.....

And if Now You See It went primetime......All this and......

I want my, Mommy!


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.

Alex Trebek has more good news to share regarding his cancer treatment: Less than three months after announcing his initial diagnosis, the Jeopardy! host is nearing remission, according to his doctors.
As Trebek revealed in an interview with People, some of his tumors "have already shrunk by more than 50 percent" following chemotherapy, despite the disheartening survival rate for Stage 4 pancreatic cancer.
"It's kind of mind-boggling. The doctors said they hadn't seen this kind of positive result in their memory," Trebek shared, adding that he cried "tears of joy, not tears of depression" upon learning the good news.
Trebek first revealed his cancer diagnosis in March, maintaining that he "plan[s] to beat the low survival-rate statistics for this disease." Earlier this month, he offered a positive health update to Good Morning America's Robin Roberts, revealing that his platelet count and cancer markers had thus far been reassuring. He also candidly shared his experiences with surges of "deep, deep sadness" during treatment. "I've discovered in this whole episode, ladies and gentlemen, that I'm a bit of a wuss. But I'm fighting through it," he said at the time.
Trebek's chemotherapy is ongoing, and he currently plans to return to Jeopardy! for its 36th season this fall.

But on Monday......this happened.

A librarian by the name of Emma Bottcher did what no other challenger would do. The 27-year old librarian decided to pull out a stunning Final Jeopardy wager move that ejected him out of the champion's chair and took her place on the throne. 

Boettcher obtained a a master’s degree in information science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill after studying English and Shakespeare as an undergrad at Princeton University. (No surprise that she nailed the Final Jeopardy question, which asked the contestants to identify Elizabethan writer Christopher “Kit” Marlowe.)
At UNC, she wrote an award-winning paper about the show’s trivia answers, titled "What Is Difficulty?: Estimating the Difficulty of Fact-Finding Questions Using the ‘Jeopardy!’ Archive.”
She examined the text of more than 22,000 clues’ words, length, syntax and whether they linked to audiovisual materials and fed that information to a machine-learning tool to determine the difficulty of answers and questions.

After this commercial word, look who's back? Hint: Todd Newton's not in the picture. That's.......when Game Show Live returns. 

(fade to break)

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

A binder from With the Tony Awards this Sunday, start using up all the programs you went to every Broadway play with and make a scrapbook to show to your friends at They'll thank you for it later. Now back to hip Squip on a chill-like hypnotic Game Show Live! trip, Pierre Kelly!

Me: Oww, Thank you Madi2theMax, and I am back. Last week, we showed you the trailer and this Game Show Live! World Premiere, you are about to cause some............Shanaigans!

Alright enough of that. On to this.

For the first time since Whammy! went off the air in 2003, PYL comes back. For real.

Following one of the biggest nights and most dramatic dates of the season on "The Bachelorette," airing TUESDAY, JUNE 11 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT), ABC will give viewers a special early premiere of the iconic game show "Press Your Luck" (10:01-11:00 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network, streaming and on demand. Hosted by Elizabeth Banks, "Press Your Luck" is a game of wits, strategy and even higher stakes as contestants try to avoid the iconic and devilish WHAMMY for a chance at life-changing cash and prizes. "Press Your Luck" will continue with an all-new episode in its regularly scheduled time slot the following night, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12 (8:00-9:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC.
The scheduling change for "The Bachelorette" followed by the new premiere date of "Press Your Luck" is pending a Game 5 of the NBA Finals, scheduled for Monday, June 10. If there is not a Game 5, both episodes will air Monday, June 10 (8:00-11:00 p.m. EDT). 

ITV has commissioned Scottish indie, Bandicoot (part of Argonon Group), to produce a new UK version of the Korean and US smash hit series The Masked Singer, which will air as a stripped event on the Network in 2020.
The Masked Singer is the surreal and surprising, singing game show that's taken the planet by storm. Originally gaining global acclaim as the Korean format The King of Mask Singer, the series was a big hit in Asia, and captivated millions around the globe through viral clips on social media.
In the US, The Masked Singer launched to a multiplatform consolidated audience of 17.6 million, making it Fox's most-watched unscripted debut in 11 years, and the most-watched unscripted debut on any network for 7 years.
Now ITV and Bandicoot are bringing this utterly bonkers and brilliantly noisy phenomenon to British viewers, for an eight-part series airing across consecutive nights in 2020.
Part guessing game and part singing show, this spectacular series will see 12 famous faces compete to pull off the best performance, with their identity elaborately and imaginatively concealed, thanks to an expert team of talented costume designers. The stars will be transformed and they will take on a masked identity and become a fantastic character which will disguise them for the whole series..


Family Feud Canada, which hopes to inject a distinctly Canuck flavor into the long-running game show format, is part of the slate of new programming coming to CBC Television.
The public broadcaster unveiled a host of new and returning shows during CBC's 2019-2020 upfront presentation event in Toronto on Wednesday.
"We're very focused on speaking to contemporary Canada, so ensuring that we are reaching not just a broad audience, but a diverse range of Canadians," said Sally Catto, CBC's head of English television programming.
Programming that appeals to families is a thread running through Wednesday's announcement, including Family Feud Canada.
Since debuting on ABC in 1976, Family Feud has been adapted for 71 international markets, including a French-Canadian version called La guerre des clans.
Catto noted that each market has put its own stamp on the format, which sees two families compete to correctly give the most popular response to survey questions.
"[Family Feud Canada] is an opportunity to reach audiences across the country," she said. "We are talking about Canadian families that are going to be showcased on a very fun and entertaining show with a wonderful Canadian host. So for us, it makes a lot of sense."
Family Feud Canada will be hosted by actor and comedian Gerry Dee, who concluded his CBC sitcom Mr. D in December. "When they asked me to do this, it was a very quick yes," Dee said following the announcement, adding that as host, he would keep true to the comedic style he's developed over two decades of doing stand-up.

He said he agrees with comedian Steve Harvey, who leads the current U.S. version of Family Feud, who has said that the show is a comedy as much as a game show. "It's a great angle to approach it as [as a host]," Dee said. "It's a lot of comedy packed into that 22 minutes."

MTV, a trailblazer in breaking down gender barriers from "The Real World" to "Movie and TV Awards," is set to premiere the first sexually fluid reality dating competition show in the United States.
Hosted by Terrence J., the new season of "Are You The One?" will premiere Wednesday, June 26th at 9:00PM ET/PT. In "Are You The One?'s" signature format, 16 singles head off to Hawaii in hopes of finding their "perfect match" and splitting a $1 million cash prize. For the first time ever, all the singles identify as sexually fluid, meaning there are no gender limitations in perfect matches, and finding love is fair game.
This season introduces Dr. Frankie, a relationship expert who works with the singles to help them become better daters and navigate between drama, poor choices and reoccurring patterns in relationships. Dr. Frankie also helps the singles identify current disaster-dating trends such as ghosting, benching and stashing, and tests them on their willingness to fall into these painful trends.
Host Terrence J. digs deeper with the cast than ever before, helping coach and guide them to tap into their true feelings and follow their hearts.
From coming out moments, to discovering sexual and gender identity, "Are You The One?" tells powerful stories about navigating relationships and finding love as a sexually fluid individual for the first time ever on a reality dating show. .

Meanwhile, across........the pond.

The BBC is climbing The Wall with star Danny Dyer to host the local adaptation of the NBC format. 

The British public broadcaster has ordered six episodes from Endemol Shine UK's Remarkable Television and will air it in a Saturday primetime slot. This comes after the BBC piloted the format earlier this year. 

The show, which was created by SpringHill Entertainment and Andrew Glassman's Glassman Media in collaboration with Universal Television Alternative Studio, is also currently set for its third season launch in the U.S. on June 20. 

The Wall is a quiz that requires both the right answers and the right bounces in order to win a major cash prize. A combination of quiz, luck and strategy set against the background of a highly dramatic and interactive set piece, a pair of teammates must work together to tackle the mammoth wall. The two-person teams related by family, friendship or life experience compete for a cash prize. If a question is answered correctly a green ball falls down the five-story wall, adding the value of the slot to the players' winning total. If it's wrong, a red ball will fall and deduct the value from the team.

Guess what mi amigos? It's.....

Buzz-GSN where we ask you guys on the GSN facebook page everything and anything.

Vickie Collier kicks it off.

"We really enjoy the new America Says and Common Knowledge. We play the drinking game (usually iced tea and a Diet Coke)along with Common Knowledge, due to Joey Fatone’s consistent use of “it is!” When the team gets their questions correct. We even find ourselves responding to each other “it is” if it fits!"

Don't you all? Next is Betty Roberts.

"I love game shows! Love the new ones-America Says, Common Knowledge! When I heard about the new one I was glad until I heard who the host was! Not a fan of Sherri Sheppard! I’m hoping on the new show that she will deter from all the sexual innuendos, etc! I will watch & if that’s what she does I’ll just hit the off button!!’ Still thankful for Price is Right, Jeopardy, Wheel of Fortune, Lets Make a Deal! Good clean FAMILY shows!!!!!!"

Aww, #blessed! Up next, Inge WHite.

"I wish I would bring back the idiot test I love that show and stay up extra late to see it I know I have friends that would wait to see it too at a better time."

Yep. Me Too. on to Sarah O brien. 

"Why do you have Cash Cab on for 5 hours on Saturday and Sunday? It pisses my grandmother off!"

because it kicks Feud out the door since it already did back then. Now we go to Marie L.K.

"Replace the 2013-2014 "Wheel of Fortune" season with the 1985-1986 & 1986-1987 seasons!"

Yes, yes, A million times yes! We go to Nancy Rogers to close it out. 

"Just wanted to let you know how much I love game show network! I do not get to watch during the week do to working but on the weekends I enjoy my game shows! I would like to ask that you change up the schedule of what you run make more of a variety of shows instead of literally 10 EPISODES OF CASH CAB IN A ROW! cmon I like that show but love all the others too! You could bring back press your luck card sharks and all the other classics! Thanks for listening!"

Yep. 10 Cash cabs equals a fleet of them. 

Now for a Gamestop Game Break. We go to our favorite game......question This! The category is....

Ice Cream.   The clue is.....

Most Ice cream trucks are associated with this jingle's company that was founded in Philadelphia in 1956. 

 Think about that for one second after this Google Play music interlude because Robyn Cage goes back to the 1980's. Again. This time a song that was previously covered by Marilyn Manson.

Time to wake up and give you the answer, er question. 

What is Mister Softee?

And does he hang out with Mr. Hardball?

 Let's give a shoutout!

I'm about to give a shout out to The StumBlahnInn for not only giving out candy and soda in vending machines and room service at the CHeckers right across the street, but are in the vein of D&D. You know, like Critical Role. 

Watch live video from TheStuhmBlahnInn on

Done by a husband & wife team, it consists of Swagbucks Live's own Nathan Ondracek and his wife Lauren with most guests dropping in. Recently as of last month, they did an Indiegogo page....

Right now, they're 1/4 of the campaign goal of $1000, but we need you to do it. You can also spread the word about it on Instagram.....

On Twitter.....

Or on Facebook.

There's even a YT channel to binge watch season 1 all over again.

Oh and also, Donate to help these brave warriors out.

There's even merch to impress you dad with Father's day coming up.....

And even a wishlist on Amazon too.

Then check in every 1st & 3rd Saturday for hilarious adventures that await you.

(song stops)

This summer marks the beginning of game show revival season. But we at Game Show Live! take one game show and asked itself.....

If it went Primetime.........

If Now You See It went prime time......

It would follow the rules of the first 1974 format, not the shortened one. The winner of the first half would play the second half, but the runner up team would go under 1989 rules in the second half. The winner of the qualifying game plays against the winner of  the first half in the 1989 championship round played like it was. The top winner would get $5000 and would play the solo game for a progressive jackpot at $50,000. And have CBS do it. Because they did. That's what would happen it if went Primetime.......

That's it for this week. Today's consolation prize is a Captain America whack burglars off. 

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.