Archive of Shows

27Mar2014
Author
Bob Hagh
Category
Casting, GSN
“The Chase” is Casting for Season 3 Thumbnail

“The Chase” is Casting for Season 3

The Chase is returning for a third season on GSN, and they’re looking for a new batch of contestants. We’ve had lots of BuzzerBlog readers appear on the show, and some have even taken money away from The Beast, Mark Labbett. Do you think you can take him down to walk away with a ton of cash? Click here to learn about auditioning for the show.

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

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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05Jan2014
“@midnight” Returns January 6 Thumbnail

“@midnight” Returns January 6

Comedy Central’s popular panel show @midnight returns with new episodes starting Monday, January 6. Host Chris Hardwick of the Nerdist podcast presents the day’s most hilarious, unusual, intriguing and disturbing social media stories to a panel of comedians that mock and make fun of them, all for the hope for winning those elusive game show points. The winner becomes the funniest person on the Internet. The initial test run of the program, which completed in November, became a ratings success and gave the show a full season pickup of 40 weeks. Click here to watch clips from the show.

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01Jan2014
Author
Alex Davis
Category
Casting, Wipeout
“Wipeout” Casting for Season Seven; Open Casting Call Dates Thumbnail

“Wipeout” Casting for Season Seven; Open Casting Call Dates

ABC's long running stunt game show Wipeout looks like it's coming back.  Casting producers are currently looking for contestants to tackle the infamous obstacle courses to try to win $50,000.  In addition to regular episodes, they are looking for people for special themed editions such as single men, exes, body modification fans, super geeks, fraternity and sorority members, bosses and employees, and more.  Click here to learn how to be on the show and to find out about an upcoming open casting call.

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31Dec2014
Video: Sheree Heil Wins Biggest Prize in Daytime “The Price is Right” History Thumbnail

Video: Sheree Heil Wins Biggest Prize in Daytime “The Price is Right” History

Monday was pretty exciting for game shows all over the world.  We already discussed Deal or No Deal.  In America, The Price is Right gave us the biggest thrill of the day.  Today was a special "Best of 2013" special.  The Drew Carey-hosted show looked back to some of the year's best moments and prizes.  One game on Monday's episode will stand out for genre fans for a while.  In honor of the popular "Dream Car Week", contestant Sheree Heil from Tacoma, Washington, played "Gas Money" for a $150,000+ car.  The game isn't easy to win, but Sheree managed to beat the odds in an awfully difficult setup to win the $157,000 car plus an extra $10,000 in cash. Did you miss today's record-breaking episode?  Take a look at Sheree's crowning moment as the biggest winner in daytime Price by clicking here.  What did you think?  Pretty exciting, right?

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18Dec2013

Travis Penery

Coming out of brief somewhat-retirement today to share very sad news.  Our good friend, BuzzerBlog contributor, and someone I considered a personal friend, Travis Penery, passed away today at the age of 29.  Earlier last week Travis suffered a stroke.  He passed away this morning.  We really can't begin to describe how distraught we are about this.  Beyond being a fantastic writer and contributor he was just a pleasure to talk to and it was a true honor to have him be "one of us" and a personal friend.  Our thoughts are with his family in this incredibly tough time. Update: Remotely personal memory of Travis.  Every Christmas Travis sent me a Christmas card with DVDs of new game shows from around the world I can't see.  He's the reason w

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“Hollywood Game Night” Gets Christmas Special December 2nd

One of the summer's most popular unscripted shows, Hollywood Game Night, is currently taping its second series for the Summer season.  However, you won't have to wait long to see a new episode.  NBC has announced a special Holiday edition of the Jane Lynch-hosted game show for December 2nd at 10:00PM ET.  It gets a very coveted post-The Voice time slot.  Ray Romano, Cheryl Hines, Gavin DeGraw, Rachel Bilson, Andy Roddick and Brooklyn Decker will all play various games with two civilian contestants to win up to $25,000 (and some money for their charities).  A full season of the show begins in 2014.  Looking forward to the show's return?

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Weekend Replay: Big Money on Dutch “Deal or No Deal” Thumbnail

Weekend Replay: Big Money on Dutch “Deal or No Deal”

We haven't taken a look at a show abroad in a while.  Let's visit the Netherlands and their version, the original version, of Deal or No Deal.  It's been on the air since 2000 and it's still going strong.  They found the formula to make it work: make it a big event show, make the money huge (but still never give away anything out of the ordinary), and air it only a few times a year to make people watch.  It's why, even though I can barely understand what they are saying, it's hard to not get wrapped up in the fun and drama. This clip is from last weekend's episode. You don't need to understand Dutch to feel the emotional pain you're about to go through. Click here to watch and let us know what you think of this version of the show.

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07Nov2013
Classic “You Don’t Know Jack” Hits Steam Thumbnail

Classic “You Don’t Know Jack” Hits Steam

The popular digital trivia game You Don't Know Jack has been back in a big way over the past few years, as popular and irreverent as ever.  Initially it was just a home computer release.  These days you can play YDKJ on Facebook, smart phones, Xbox, and so many other ways.  Jellyvision is now giving you the chance to look back to the origins of the series and play the initial releases.  The company has released nearly its entire original archive on Steam for a very cheap price.  Click here to learn more and to download.  Did you have a favorite game?  Let us know.

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31Oct2013
Author
Alex Davis
Category
ITV, New Show, Video
Video: Celebrate Halloween with “Release the Hounds” Thumbnail

Video: Celebrate Halloween with “Release the Hounds”

What do you get when you combine a horror/thriller with a game show?  You get the new program Release the Hounds.  Currently airing on ITV2 in the United Kingdom, Release the Hounds sends a group of contestants on horror-themed challenges that test their skill, nerve, and guts.  However, to win any money after each challenge, they're going to have to outrun a pack of very angry and very hungry hounds chasing them down a long field.  We've got two open-region long looks at the show that anyone in the world can watch. Celebrate Halloween by checking it out. Click here and be sure to let us know what you think.

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Video: Painful Overbid on “Price is Right” Showcase Thumbnail

Video: Painful Overbid on “Price is Right” Showcase

Yesterday's episode of The Price is Right generated an interesting ending.  Contestant Mitchell won his way on stage at the last possible moment and played Ten Chances for a new car.  Unfortunately he couldn't get through the game and ended up with a portable heater and a camera.  He made it to the Showcase which consisted of a Sony Xperia phone with one year service, a trip to Key Largo, and a Chevy Spark.  Mitchell settled on a bid of $23,320.  You wouldn't believe how close he got. Click here to take a look at the shocking results.

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29Oct2013
GSN Pays Tribute to Marcia Wallace on November 1st Thumbnail

GSN Pays Tribute to Marcia Wallace on November 1st

Last week we lost the great actress, comedian, and activist Marcia Wallace at the age of 70.  Marcia's most known credits include The Bob Newhart ShowThe Simpsons, and much more.  She was, of course, also known by us for her great contributions to Match GamePasswordPyramid, and many others.  GSN will pay tribute to Marcia this Friday, November 1st, from 8:00AM ET to 12:00PM ET.  Click here to learn what's in the marathon and be sure to let us know your favorite Marcia Wallace moment.

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29Oct2013
Bob Barker Returns to “The Price is Right” December 12th Thumbnail

Bob Barker Returns to “The Price is Right” December 12th

Mark your calendars, The Price is Right fans.  The CBS daytime game show's former and still-incredibly-popular host, Bob Barker, is coming back for a special appearance.  The week of December 9th, Price and Drew Carey will hold a week-long tribute to Barker's 90th birthday.  Click here to learn more and let us know what you think.

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29Oct2013
Author
Alex Davis
Category
GSN, New Show
GSN Announces Launch Date for “Mind of a Man” Thumbnail

GSN Announces Launch Date for “Mind of a Man”

GSN is stepping back into the half-hour game show business with its newest original Mind of a Man.  The series, hosted by DeRay Davis, will debut Wednesday, January 8th, at 8:00PM ET.  Each episode of Mind of a Man sees two female contestants try to figure out how a panel of 100 men answered questions about dating, working, marriage, and more.  Click here for more.

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28Oct2013
Debmar-Mercury Shopping Craig Ferguson-Hosted “Celebrity Name Game” to Syndication Thumbnail

Debmar-Mercury Shopping Craig Ferguson-Hosted “Celebrity Name Game” to Syndication

Over two years after CBS passed on it, the FremantleMedia-produced pop culture game show Celebrity Name Game may finally see the light of day.  Today Debmar-Mercury, which distributes Family Feud,  announced  they are shopping the Craig Ferguson-hosted format to syndication as a partner for Feud.  The series will be ready for Fall 2014 with Craig Ferguson still attached.  The format was developed by Coquette Productions, Courteney Cox and David Arquette's production company. It is produced by Cox, Arquette, Scott St. John, Thom Beers, and Jennifer Mullin. Click here to learn more about the show and to look back to the CBS pilot from 2011. Let us know what you think.

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