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05Aug2013
Ryan Seacrest Named Host of “The Million Second Quiz” Thumbnail

Ryan Seacrest Named Host of “The Million Second Quiz”

NBC today confirmed that American Idol host and Emmy Award-winning producer Ryan Seacrest has been named the host and executive producer of the network's new event game show The Million Second Quiz.  The series, which pits people in a head-to-head quiz competition for up to $10,000,000 live in Manhattan, starts Monday, September 9th, at 8:00PM ET.  All3 Media produces. “I’m so excited to be hosting this new live game show on NBC, as it’s really a fun and different format that I believe will generate lots of fans across different platforms,” said Ryan Seacrest. “I’m looking forward to working with the other producers and everyone at NBC to make the show a success.”  Click here to learn more about the format, including specifics on how to win, and let us know what you think of it and Ryan.

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17Jun2013
“The Price is Right” and Ben Bailey Win Daytime Emmy Awards Thumbnail

“The Price is Right” and Ben Bailey Win Daytime Emmy Awards

Last night Hollywood gathered to celebrate the best in daytime television with the 40th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards.  Hosted by Robin Meade, Sam Champion, and A.J. Hammer, saw game shows honored in full force.  First, genre legends Monty Hall and Bob Stewart were presented Lifetime Achievement Awards so congratulations to them.  We could go on about why they deserve it so much but I think that's self explanatory.  The awards did offer a few surprises, though.  Click here to read more and let us know what you think about the winners (and who should have won).

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23Apr2013
Author
Alex Davis
Category
Cable, Host
D.L. Hughley and Michael Ian Black Named Hosts of TBS’s “Trust Me, I’m a Game Show Host” Thumbnail

D.L. Hughley and Michael Ian Black Named Hosts of TBS’s “Trust Me, I’m a Game Show Host”

TBS's upcoming unscripted series Trust Me, I'm A Game Show Host has found its titular hosts.  Comedians D.L. Hughley and Michael Ian Black have come aboard the Mark Burnett-produced game which will debut later in 2013.  In each episode Hughley and Black will present single contestants with strange facts.  One is telling the truth and one is lying.  It's up to the contestant to decide who is making things up.  ABC previously shot a pilot for the show in 2010 with hosts Bill Engvall and Mo Rocca.  This was rejected.  You can read our lukewarm thoughts on the series by clicking here.  What do you think of the hosts?  Click here to let us know.

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18Apr2013
Author
Alex Davis
Category
Cable, Host, New Show
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Disney Channel Revives “Win, Lose, or Draw”

A classic drawing game is coming back.  TV Guide reports that Disney Channel is bringing back the 80s game Win, Lose, or Draw for a new season.  Justin Willman, who fronted The Hub's Scrabble Showdown, will oversee this revival.  Each episode will see a team of two kid contestants and one Disney star test their drawing skills.  TV Guide says this time, "the players' drawing board will utilize motion control, interactive multi-touch screen displays and graphic technology."  Disney Channel previously aired a kids version of the show, Teen Win, Lose, or Draw in the early 1990s.  The format first aired in 1987, hosted by Bert Convy.  Vicki Lawrence fronted a daytime NBC version for two years.  Scott St. John will executive produce.  Production begins in July.

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05Apr2013
Author
Alex Davis
Category
Cable, Host, New Show
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Syfy Orders Japanese Format “Exit”

Syfy has had some pretty good success in the game show market.  They're planning to continue that with their newest greenlight, the Japanese format Exit.  Hosted by Curt Doussett, each episode sees four teams of two face off in physical and mental challenges all while trapped in diabolical rooms.  Losing teams will leave the game in inventive, scary, and horror-movie themed ways.  The final surviving team wins $10,000.  Think of it as a mix of brainteasers and puzzles, some elements of Syfy's Total Blackout, and the style and attitude of Saw.  Exit will debut June 4th at 10:00PM ET on Syfy.  Click here to see a quick pitch film for the show and to let us know if you're looking forward to it.

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26Mar2013
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Alex Davis
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GSN, Host, New Show

GSN Shoots “Where Have You Been All My Life” Dating Pilot with Brooke Burns

GSN is attempting to replicate their success with Baggage by shooting another dating pilot.  The network has recently shot a pilot for the dating game show Where Have You Been All My Life?.  The show is hosted by Brooke Burns.  Not a lot is known about the show except that it was shot at Sunset Bronson Studios.  Brooke Burns previously hosted NBC's Dog Eat Dog which has enjoyed numerous successful rerun cycles on GSN.  Brooke also co-hosted ABC's 2011 game You Deserve It.  GSN's last attempt at a dating game was Love Triangle which ended after one season. When more information is released, or if anything ends up coming from this, we'll let you know.  The news was discovered through an Instagrammed picture of the pilot.  You can check tha

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20Mar2013
Confirmed: Cedric the Entertainer Named New Host of “Who Wants to be a Millionaire? Thumbnail

Confirmed: Cedric the Entertainer Named New Host of “Who Wants to be a Millionaire?

We've got another big news confirmation this morning.  Disney-ABC Domestic Television has confirmed that popular comedian and film and television actor Cedric "The Entertainer" has been named the new host of Who Wants to be a Millionaire.  Cedric will join the show's 12th season this upcoming Fall.  The previous eleven seasons were hosted by Meredith Vieira who retired from the long-running syndicated quizzer in January.  Click here to read more about Cedric and the upcoming season of Millionaire.

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15Mar2013
Rumor Control: Anderson Cooper and Matt Lauer on Short List as Next “Jeopardy” Host Thumbnail

Rumor Control: Anderson Cooper and Matt Lauer on Short List as Next “Jeopardy” Host

Interesting report from New York Post this morning.  Alex Trebek's Jeopardy! contact will expire in 2016 and the then-76-year-old host is not expected to sign an extension.  Sony has, allegedly, been feeling out various personalities to take over the reigns of the long-running syndicated quiz show.  So far the two front running names are both news personalities.  It is being reported that Today host Matt Lauer is currently at the top of the list. CNN anchor Anderson Cooper is also being strongly considered. Click here to read more about each and to tell us what you'd think of either candidate hosting Jeopardy!.

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14Mar2013
Apolo Anton Ohno to Host GSN’s “Minute to Win It” Revival Thumbnail

Apolo Anton Ohno to Host GSN’s “Minute to Win It” Revival

Out goes the cook...in comes the Olympian.  GSN has announced that eight-time Olympic speed-skating medalist Apolo Anton Ohno will host the network's upcoming revival of Minute to Win It.  Ohno will replace former host Guy Fieiri, who hosted NBC's version.  GSN has picked up the hour-long series for 40 episodes which will debut this summer.  Boot camp for the series has recently begun.  Each episode will see contestants play up to ten games using household items.  The top prize for GSN's version is $250,000.  This is the largest top prize for a game show in GSN's history.  Click here to talk about the new host and anything else about the show.  Looking forward to it?

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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. We've got updates on The Price is Right, Robot Combat League, America's Got Talent, CBS's upcoming import of The Great British Bake Off, ITV's Tipping Point, and UK Millionaire. Click here for the full story on each.

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The CW Revives “Whose Line is it Anyway?” for New Season; Aisha Tyler Named Host Thumbnail

The CW Revives “Whose Line is it Anyway?” for New Season; Aisha Tyler Named Host

During the launch of all the improv comedy shows that have come over the past few years, people constantly say the same thing: why won't they just bring back Whose Line is it Anyway?.  Good news: they are.  Colin Mochrie today announced the previously-discussed rumors that Warner Bros. is bringing back the iconic improv comedy show for a new season.  Sources say that the new season will tape in April for "The Warner Bros. Channel".  We assume this means The WB's new entity, TheWB.com, but we're trying to verify this.  It is being reported that actress and comedienne Aisha Tyler will be the new host.  However, the old Whose Line cast will be back.  You can expect to see your favorites like Colin Mochrie, Ryan Stiles, and others for a new series of improv comedy games.  Click here to read more and let us know what you think.

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25Feb2013
Reelz Channel to Launch “Race to the Scene” Spring 2013 Thumbnail

Reelz Channel to Launch “Race to the Scene” Spring 2013

We try to keep on the ball but, occasionally, a story slips through the cracks.  I have no idea how this one stayed completely hidden despite being announced in June, though.  Reelz Channel has announced they are launching their first game show, Race to the Scene, this Spring.  Race to the Scene sees pairs of teams compete in challenged ripped directly from some of your favorite movies.  You may be taking a bike ride from E.T. or performing high-octane stunts from Terminator 2.  Anything is open game for contestants.  Interestingly action hero Dolph Lundgren will host the series. The series is created and executive produced by Justin Hochberg, Charlie Ebersol and Reelz. Click here to read our thoughts about what we've watched from the show and to see Dolph discuss it.

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22Feb2013

Jane Lynch to Host NBC’s “Hollywood Game Night”

NBC managed to get a major celebrity to host one of their game shows. Comedic actress Jane Lynch has been named host of the network's upcoming Hollywood Game Night. The series sees two contestants whisked away to a game night with some of Hollywood's biggest stars. One can win $25,000, but both will have some great stories and memories for the rest of their lives. Jane Lynch currently stars in Glee and has had many memorable roles in films such as Best in Show and For Your Consideration. Click here to read more and let us know what you think of Jane.

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Monty Hall and Bob Stewart to Receive Lifetime Achievement Awards at 2013 Daytime Emmys Thumbnail

Monty Hall and Bob Stewart to Receive Lifetime Achievement Awards at 2013 Daytime Emmys

Great news for classic game show fans this afternoon, as two of the greats will be honored at the 40th Daytime Emmy Awards this summer. Legendary game show host and producer Monty Hall and all-time great producer Bob Stewart will receive Lifetime Achievement Awards at the 2013 ceremony. These two men are giants in their field and greatly deserve the honor.
Bob Stewart passed away in May of last year and is one of the most renowned creators and producers in television, game shows or otherwise. Stewart worked with Goodson-Todman Productions for many years, creating the original The Price Is Right concept for them in 1956, followed by the panel game To Tell the Truth and the timeless word-association game Password in 1961, which spawned multiple variations throughout the 1970s, 1980s and a recent revival in 2008.Click here to read more about Bob Stewart, Monty Hall and the honors that will be bestowed upon them.

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11Feb2013
Author
Alex Davis
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FOX, Host, New Show
Mark Walberg to Host Fox Pilot “Don’t Lose the Money” Thumbnail

Mark Walberg to Host Fox Pilot “Don’t Lose the Money”

Mark Walberg has signed on to host the new Fox game show pilot tentatively titled Don't Lose the Money.  The Shine-produced pilot will be taping in Germany in February.  The format sees two teams of contestants compete in physical challenges which will, inevitably, force them to drop bundles of money held through the round. Click here to learn more about the format. Let us know what you think of it.

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