Morning Buzz for May 16, 2011
I hope everyone is attempting to have a good drive to the office this Monday morning. Here are some morning updates to start your week off.
*ABC announced some debut dates for their numerous summer game shows. Wipeout will return from its very brief hiatus for a new series of episodes on June 21st for a sneak preview. The actual season debut will be June 23rd. Each episode is at 8:00PM ET. The sneak preview episode will lead into Wipeout‘s companion show, 101 Ways to Leave a Game Show, beginning June 21st at 9:00PM ET. The quiz show sees contestants trying to avoid wrong answers which remove them from the game in extremely physical ways.
ABC has then moved the season debut of its new Mark Burnett globe trotting game Expedition Impossible to Thursday, June 23rd, at 9:00PM ET, following Wipeout. The show features 13 teams of three racing across the globe in an attempt to win $150,000 and a new Ford Explorer. Finally, ABC has pushed the debut of its final game show, Take the Money and Run, to Tuesday, August 2nd, at 9:00PM ET. Take the Money and Run challenges teams to outrun real life law enforcement to win up to $100,000.
*Los Angeles readers: here’s another chance to earn some easy cash for watching a game show. GSN’s Baggage is taping today at 8:00AM ET and continues taping for a while. They’re giving you $8 an hour, for a six to eight hour tape session, to sit there and laugh and people saying horrible things about themselves. Not a bad way to earn about $50. Click here if that sounds good to you.
*Got a pretty interesting email last night. I get master logos sent to me on occasion to use for posts. One of them was the master logo for Million Dollar Mind Game, the ABC game show which won’t be airing. Very nice of the person to send it. The other logo I was sent was for The $500,000 Pyramid, which you can see at the top or below. I’ve got some sources telling me that it’s possibly a logo from the newest CBS pilot in 2010 when they were testing out different dollar amounts. Pretty cool logo.
*Remember the recording breaking Deal or No Deal game we showed you a few days ago? The show caught up with the big winner and talked to her for a bit. Check it out here.
*It was previously announced that the new season of Family Feud will tape in Atlanta, Georgia, the home base of host Steve Harvey. The show will tape its 150 episode season at the Boisfeuillet Jones Atlanta Civic Center starting this July.
*Here’s today’s schedule:
- ABC: Dancing With the Stars at 8:00PM ET
- GSN: Catch 21 at 5:00PM ET (new); The Newlywed Game at 6:30PM ET (new); Love Triangle at 7:00PM ET (new); Improv-A-Ganza at 8:00PM ET (new)
Source : Associated Content