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Updates While We Were Away

Apologies for the slow few days.  We’ve been away and incredibly busy.  Luckily there hasn’t been a lot going on.  We do have a few small updates you may be interested in, though.  What you may also be interested in is we’ll be on the set of Wheel of Fortune next week so watch out for some cool features then.  Until that time, though, here’s what we missed while away.

*The Price is Right has been teaming with Publishers Clearing House to give away $20,000 a day to the first pricing game winner.  Amazingly, though, something trumped that on Monday.  We had the third Double Showcase Winner of the season.  She was also the winner of the daily $20,000, so our contestant had a pretty lucky day.  Over $70,000 was given away.  Take a look.

*Week two of Robot Combat League had some interesting ratings.  I’m actually not quite sure how this is possible but someone can explain it later possibly, or it could be a typo.  The Futon Critic is reporting week two of Syfy’s robot fighting show dove 41% to 825,000 viewers.  However, the key demographic (the only thing that really matters), somehow grew 21% to 902,000 viewers.  I have no idea how the there were more young viewers than total viewers, but it’s what’s being reported now.  If there’s a correction we’ll let you know.

*America’s Got Talent is adding a fourth judge.  Model and TV host Heidi Klum is joining the show, sitting in the chair next to returning judge Howard Stern.  It was previously announced Spice Girl Melanie Brown would join the summer talent competition replacing Sharon Osbourne.  Howie Mandel returns.

*Jeff Foxworthy, former host of Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?, has been named the host CBS’s upcoming cooking show The American Baking Competition.  He takes the role that popular comedian Sue Perkins fills on its British counterpart The Great British Bakeoff.

*ITV has renewed Tipping Point for a third series of 70 additional episodes.  The second season, currently airing at 4:00PM UK, has been a consistently popular show for the network.  Ben Shepherd hosts

*Speaking of ITV, the network has ordered eight additional special episodes of Who Wants to be a Millionaire?.  The long-running quiz will mix both celebrity and civilian episodes throughout 2013.  They are currently casting ordinary citizens to play for £1,000,000 in an upcoming series.

Did we miss something?  Be sure to let us know.

Source : The Futon Critic

Alex Davis

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