News Flashes for February 24, 2011
We’re in the aftermath of the Watson debacle so not a lot is going on right now. Instead of a bunch of bigger stories, we’ve got a massive amount of small stories. We want to be sure to give each of them their due place, so here are some news flashes for you today.
*We’ll expand upon this later, but don’t forget that the winner of Wheel of Fortune‘s Vanna For A Day contest is today. Learn more about the contest by clicking here.
*Are you a fan of the Cartoon Network reality show Destroy, Build, Destroy? If you’re a kid reading this, or if you’re a parent and you think your kid would be interested, you’re in luck. The show was picked up for a third season and is now casting for players. Click here to visit the page and be sure to tell our friends at The Casting Firm that we sent you.
*We wrote about the independent game show Red Carpet Run a long time ago. They’ve been having a pretty good year so far. They gained a syndicated partner through KoldCast TV, and you can check them out by clicking here. They’re doing special “Watch and Win” questions every Thursday for some prizes from AMC Theatres (because they are classy). Be sure to help them out and enter.
*The Hub is casting for a new vocabulary-themed game show aimed at families. They’ve had success with their family based shows like Family Game Night in the past, so more along this line isn’t surprising. Click here to check that notice out. What is the show? Our sources tell us that the board game “Funglish” is next in line to make the leap to television, so this could be it based on the description. However, we’ve also heard “Scrabble” is being seriously considered also, and the fact that this says “Crossword puzzles” leads us to think of that possibility also. We’ll keep you posted, but don’t be shocked to see both on The Hub by the end of the year.
*GSN’s The Newlywed Game was recently picked up for a fifth season with a big confidence order of 130 episodes. Sherri Shepherd returns as host; her second season at the helm. The show has announced its first tape dates. Newlywed Game will begin taping March 21st and will continue to do so through May. Best news of all is that the show will tape in New York City. If you live on the East coast and you’ve always wanted to see a game show tape, this is a big chance for you. Click here to visit the audience page, courtesy of our friends at OnSet Productions, and get some tickets.