News Flashes: “Oh Sit!” Debuts; HD “Family Feud”; TLC Orders Decorating Game
We’ve got some smaller stories we want to share with you before, hopefully, the Los Angeles Kings win the Stanley Cup today.
*The CW has set a debut date for their new game show Oh Sit!, formerly titled “Extreme Musical Chairs”. The obstacle course-based game show will debut Wednesday, August 15th, at 8:00PM ET. Jamie Kennedy hosts with Jessi Cruickshank. The show sees 12 contestants race around a track as a live band plays music. When the music stops the contestants must cross various stunts and challenges to get to the few chairs at the center. The day’s champion wins the jackpot. As I’ve said over and over, no, Oh Sit! is not a smart or high-aiming show. It’s brainless summer fun. It’s Wipeout with a live band. If you like that show, there’s a shot you’ll like it. Give it a shot.
*Family Feud is going HD this season. It’s the last of the syndicated game shows to take the leap. Want to see what changes to expect from the show. A YouTube user uploaded some video from the set, shot from the actual TV cameras so you’re not going to be watching a cell phone movie. You can check out the set updates, graphic changes, and more. What do you think? I think it looks really great. Belated happy birthday to director Ken Fuchs.
*TLC is taking time away from showing reality shows about midgets to go back to their roots: home decorating shows. This one has a game show twist. The network has ordered the new competition decorating show Four Houses from ITV Studios America. Each episode sees four couples preview, critique, and score each other’s homes for a $10,000 prize plus a place in “Better Homes and Gardens” magazine. The series debuts Monday, July 2nd, at 10:00PM ET.
Source : Hollywood Reporter