Archive of The Chase

03Mar2014
Author
Alex Davis
Category
The Chase
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Watch: “The Cube” is Back. We Still Want It in America

We never had any dying interest in ITV's critically acclaimed game show The Cube.  It's still the most stylish and exciting game on TV right now.  No show can really make carnival games so unbelievably dramatic and heart pounding.  The Phillip Schofield-hosted show returned for a new series this weekend.  If you were jealous that we can't seem to get this show in America despite several attempts before, you're going to feel even worse after watching this.  Click here to watch some of the new series of The Cube.  It's amazing.

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16Feb2014
Author
Bob Hagh
Category
ITV, The Chase, UK
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Weekend Replay: A Tense Final Chase

Regardless of whether you prefer the U.S. or U.K. version of the show, the Final Chase element is undeniably one of the more exciting end games in the genre. There are days where the team wins by a split second, or the Chaser crushes them. Here’s a Final Chase from this past Friday’s episode of The Chase from the UK. We see two contestants holding onto £60,000 as they face Shaun Wallace, The Dark Destroyer. This is one you have to see to believe. On top of that, this was the 500th episode for the show. Congratulations to everyone at The Chase. Click here to watch the video.

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29Jan2014
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Giveaway: Win a “The Chase” Poster by Tom Whalen

If you're not following us on Twitter or Facebook, where we're posting most of our updates now, you should be.  We just announced a great contest where you have the chance to win this amazing The Chase poster by Tom Whalen courtesy GSN.  The quiz show, featuring Brooke Burns and Mark "The Beast" Labbett, has its season finale on Tuesday, February 4th.  Episodes air every Tuesday evening at 8:00PM ET. We've got one poster signed by Whalen and two unsigned copies for the runners up, all commemorating GSN's hit quiz show which, for its third week straight, saw record high ratings.  Click here to enter and win!

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04Nov2013
Author
Alex Davis
Category
GSN, The Chase
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Reddit Hosts a Livestream Trivia Challenge with “The Beast” from GSN’s “The Chase”

GSN's eagerly anticipated second season of The Chase debuts Tuesday, November 5th, at 8:00PM ET.  In anticipation of this, Mark "The Beast" Labbett will be taking on trivia questions from fans of the hit Brooke Burns-hosted show live today, November 4th, starting at 4:00PM ET.  It will be a livestreammed event from one of Reddit's popular "Ask me Anything" chats.  I know we have a lot of people here who would like to take on The Beast and ask him some questions so be sure to hit up Reddit.com today and get involved.  Mark also recently did a Google Hangout with fans. Click here to check it out.

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17Oct2013
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Throwback Thursday – Epic UK Final Chase

Let’s have a little fun with the web craze known as “Throwback Thursday” here on the site. On November 5, the new season of The Chase begins on GSN. We’re very excited and the reception has been very positive across the board during its first run back in the summer. A new series in the UK is currently underway. To get you ready for Season 2 here in the U.S., here’s a Final Chase from the UK with The Beast, Mark Labbett, from last month. It features a full house playing for a massive £60,000. Okay, it’s not much of a throwback, but it’s one of the more exciting finishes the show has seen. It further solidifies the fact that The Chase is the best quiz on television right now. Click here to watch the Final Chase from last month.

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“Who Wants to be a Millionaire” and “The Chase” Begin New Seasons Today Thumbnail

“Who Wants to be a Millionaire” and “The Chase” Begin New Seasons Today

Game show fans in both the US and UK have new seasons of great quiz shows to look forward to.  In America, one of the year's more eagerly anticipated shows is today's Who Wants to be a Millionaire.  Cedric the Entertainer will take over as host, replacing the incredibly popular Meredith Vieira who left after eleven seasons in 2012. We've got a preview of the week inside. Then today at 5:00PM UK (12:00PM ET), ITV's The Chase returns for new episodes after a brief hiatus.  Bradley Walsh returns as host as contestants try to win tens of thousands of pounds by beating one of the four Chasers. Click here to learn more and let us know what you think of Cedric, once you see the episode.

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12Aug2013
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Video: What Makes “The Beast” Laugh on “The Chase”?

The Chase, Tuesdays at 9:00PM ET on GSN, debuted to strong numbers last week which we're thrilled about.  Hosted by Brooke Burns, contestants must take on Mark "The Beast" Labbett to win hundreds of thousands of dollars.  Compared to Brooke's niceness and genuine concern for the team, The Beast is gunning for contestants and will do what it takes to win.  Those who have seen the British version know that comedic questions are a staple of the show.  Those have stayed in tact, luckily, and we now know what makes The Beast laugh.  Click here to watch and to see some pictures of The Beast, executive producers, and I at this weekend's enormously fun Trivia Championships of North America.

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07Aug2013
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“The Chase” Debuts Strong for GSN

GSN's newest quiz show The Chase and its star, Mark "The Beast" Labbett, came, saw, and conquered during their debut Tuesday.  The first episode premiered to 511,000 viewers.  It retained 97% of its lead-in audience.  Throughout the evening a total of over one million viewers tuned in to see The Beast take on some of America's smartest quizzers for a chance at hundreds of thousands of dollars.  If you saw the second episode, at 10:00PM ET, you saw three BuzzerBlog readers win $180,000, the biggest cash prize GSN has ever given away in a game show, and we could not be happier to see it.  Click here to learn more about how the show did last night.

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06Aug2013
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“The Chase” Debuts Tonight on GSN. Write Your Reviews!

So by now I'm guessing many of you have seen or are still watching GSN's new quiz show of The Chase.  We've been asking Twitter and the reaction has been pretty good.  However, I'd love to know what more of you thought.  What do you think of GSN's big-money adaptation of ITV's popular daytime quiz?  Be sure to leave us a comment and let us know.  Click here.

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01Aug2013
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Exclusive: Contestant and “The Beast” Face Off on “The Chase” (Video)

It's no big secret that we are eagerly anticipating GSN's The Chase, the big-money adaptation of ITV's popular daytime quiz show.  Brooke Burns hosts as contestants face off against trivia genius Mark "The Beast" Labbett in a race to the finish line to win hundreds of thousands of dollars.  The series launches next Tuesday, August 6th, at 9:00PM ET.  We've seen pictures of the set.  We've seen pictures of the cast.  We've seen brief flashes of the show from previews.  How would you like to see some of the actual show?  Exclusive to BuzzerBlog, check out the first ever look at some game play, courtesy GSN.  Do you know the answer?  Better yet, can the contestant beat The Beast?  Click here to watch and let us know what you think.

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18Jul2013
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Gallery: Set Photos for “The Chase”

We've got a nice little treat for you this morning.  GSN has supplied us with a new gallery of photos for their upcoming quiz show The Chase.  The series, which debuts August 6th at 9:00PM ET, sees a team of three contestants take on Mark "The Beast" Labbett in a trivia showdown for hundreds of thousands of dollars.  Brooke Burns hosts.  If you saw the UK version ever from here then you'll feel very familiar in GSN's set.  Click here to take a look.  What do you think?

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15Jul2013
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TCONA3: Million Second Quiz, The Chase Come To Vegas Next Month

If you're free the weekend of August 9-11, you might want to consider heading to the Tropicana in Las Vegas for the Trivia Championships of North America. This is TCONA's third year, and aside from all the Quiz Bowl & regular trivia competitions and demonstrations, both GSN's The Chase and NBC's Million Second Quiz will be doing full showcases and contestant searches for their shows. Mark "The Beast" Labbett will be there, to play along in some of the competitions and help present the new show. (BB's own Alex Davis will also be interviewing him live onstage.) And the production team & casting crew from MSQ will reveal a bit more about how that game (which is set to premiere live on NBC September 9) is played, and they'll be do

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08Jul2013
Author
Alex Davis
Category
The Chase
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Full Roster of Celebrities for ITV’s “The Chase”

Later this year, the celebrities will be standing before one of the UK's brightest quizzers to potentially take home tens of thousands of pounds.  ITV has ordered another eight primetime episodes of The Chase.  In each special, four popular UK personalities will face off against one of the Chasers.  Each will face off individually against either Mark Labbett, Anne Hegerty, Shaun Wallace, or Paul Sinha to bring big money back to the team's bank.  After all have gone the surviving members will face off against The Chaser one final time in "The Final Chase" where it's all-or-nothing to evenly split the bank. The newest series, the third celebrity series overall, recently finished recording.  We've received a list of celebrities taking part. Click here to take a look at the famous names participating. Anyone in particular you're looking forward to?

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01Jul2013
Author
Bob Hagh
Category
Casting, GSN, The Chase
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“The Chase” is Still On For Contestants

In just about a month, The Chase will finally hit the airwaves here in the U.S. on GSN at 9PM ET on August 6. We are very excited around here, and we know you are as well. There are a handful of Buzzerblog readers taking on The Beast this season, so we hope they can take a lot of money from him. If you missed your chance to audition, we have some great news. The Chase has already been renewed for a second season, and is looking for even more contestants. A new list of cities have been announced. If you live in, or plan on traveling to Los Angeles, San Francisco, Boston, Seattle or Minneapolis - St. Paul, this is your chance. Click here to visit the official casting page to sign up for an audition. If you think you have what it takes to take down The Beast in the ultimate trivia contest, head on over right now and tell them Buzzerblog sent you. Best of luck and we hope to see you in the Final Chase.

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24Jun2013
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First Look: Promos for GSN’s “The Chase”

GSN is starting up the publicity machine for their upcoming quiz show The Chase.  The new series begins Tuesday, August 6th, at 9:00PM ET.  Each episode sees a team of contestants face off against Mark "The Beast" Labbett in an attempt to win up to $250,000.  Brooke Burns hosts.  Anticipation around here is pretty high.  We're rabid fans of the ITV (UK) edition and I know many of you are, too.  Curious to see what the show looks like in America?  You're in luck.  GSN has supplied us with your first high quality look at new promos they are current running. Click here to watch and read our thoughts.  Let us know what you think.

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