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05Jan2014
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“@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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“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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NBC Renews “Hollywood Game Night” for Second Season

What a great summer the unscripted television genre is having.  It's time to add another show to the list of successes.  NBC has officially renewed Hollywood Game Night for a second season.  The series, which airs new episodes every Thursday at 10:00PM ET and reruns Tuesdays at 8:00PM ET, sees two contestants playing a slew of party games with A-list celebrities for a shot at $25,000.  The incredibly funny Jane Lynch hosts.  The series has done well for the network, retaining 85% of its premiere audience and has been a strong summer performer.  Click here to learn more and to check out a video.

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14Aug2013
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Channel 4 Announces “Fifteen to One” One-Off Revival

One of the United Kingdom's longest running and toughest quiz shows is coming back as a one-off special with the potential of more.  The Channel 4 quiz show Fifteen to One will be brought back for a special episode during the network's weekend devoted to the 1980s.  The episode will be seen September 20th and will be hosted by comedian Adam Hills.  The original series ran from 1988 to 2003.  Sources are telling The Mirror that, if popular enough, the series has the potential of coming back for a full run.  Click here to learn more and to see an episode.

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12Aug2013
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“Family Game Night” Returns on August 18th With New Games

The popular Hub game show Family Game Night, hosted by Emmy Award winning Todd Newton, returns for an all new season this Sunday, August 18th.  The game invites families to play giant versions of various Hasbro properties for a chance to win cash, prizes, and maybe a brand new car.  In addition to the current rotating set of games including Battleship, Connect 4 Basketball, Simon Flash, Sorry!, Operation, and Bop It! Boptagon, four new games are being added to the rotation.  The new lineup adds the games Jenga, Barrel of Monkeys, Monopoly Remix, and Yahtzee.  Want to see a preview of what to expect?  Click here to take a look at some pictures and a promo of the new episodes.  How do the games look to you?

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08Aug2013
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GSN Renews “The American Bible Challenge” for Third Season

This is probably the biggest no-brainer in a while but GSN has today confirmed that their hit religion game The American Bible Challenge will return for a third season.  Jeff Foxworthy returns as host with Kirk Franklin coming back as musical co-host.  Nine episodes have been ordered for the third season which will air in 2014.  Click here to learn more.

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29Jul2013
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CW Renews “Whose Line is it Anyway?”

After just three episodes The CW has renewed its unscripted improv comedy series Whose Line is it Anyway? for the second season on the network and the tenth season overall.  The revival has been both critically acclaimed and commercially successful.  In just two weeks Whose Line has averaged over 2.5 million viewers.  Its debut clocked in the highest unscripted debut for The CW in six years.  Its minuscule week two dip cemented its status as here-to-stay.  The new season will extend the episode order to 24, as opposed to the current ten episode run.  Aisha Tyler stars alongside original cast members Ryan Stiles, Colin Mochrie, and Wayne Brady. Click here to learn more and to see, as always, a celebratory Colin Mochrie gif.

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15Jul2013
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Rumor Control: “Carmen Sandiego” Reruns Coming to PBS

This is an interesting one which may make many of us 90s kids pretty excited.  It looks like there's a very good shot old episodes of Carmen Sandiego will be popping up on PBS. There's a large number of clues and messages pointing to PBS rerunning the classic, iconic kids game show Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego, which ran, collectively, from 1991 to 1997. We've got Tumblr messages, pictures, Tweets, and word from PBS staff. It's looking pretty likely. You should be excited. Click here to read all about it and let us know what you think. Would you watch reruns of Carmen Sandiego on PBS?

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“Let’s Ask America” Officially Renewed for Second Season

We've got some good news to start this morning and it's not an April Fool's Day joke.  The syndicated game show Let's Ask America has officially been renewed for a second season.  There were previously conflicting reports where we weren't completely sure if it was or not, but it's become official this morning.  Let's Ask America, which BuzzerBlog readers voted as the "Best New Game Show of 2012," airs daily on Scripps networks across the country.  Each episode sees contestants, who are playing at home via Skype, answer survey questions to win up to $50,000.  The Kevin Pereira-hosted game currently airs on eight Scripps-owned stations.  This Fall it will expand to two more markets: Detroit and West Palm Beach.  All 13 Scripps markets air the weekend edition. Click here to read more about the renewal, to learn what to expect in season two, and to let us know what you think of the show.

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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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22Feb2013
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“The Cube” Returns for Sixth Series on March 2nd

Does anyone have what it takes to beat The Cube?  We'll find out in just a few weeks.  ITV has announced the sixth series of the futuristic stunt game hosted by Phillip Schofield will begin on Saturday, March 2nd, at 8:15PM UK (3:15PM ET).  Each episode sees contestants try to complete seven seemingly easy games to win £250,000.  However, nothing is easy once inside The Cube.  The last series ended December 2012.  Olympic gold medalist Mo Farah became the first person to beat The Cube and take home the jackpot.  Can we get the first civilian winner this time?  ITV has recently renewed the series for a seventh series which begins recording next month.  This will take The Cube, which began in August 2009, to over 50 episodes in the course of four years.  Mo Farah's jackpot win was voted the best game show moment of 2012 by BuzzerBlog readers during the Best of 2012 countdown.

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MundoFox Renews “Minuto Para Ganar” for Second Season

The Minute to Win It format looks like it has a lot of life left in America.  Just over a week since GSN announced its upcoming revival, MundoFox has announced it is bringing back the Spanish-language version, Minuto Para Ganar, for a second season.  MundoFox is a Spanish-language American broadcast network headquartered in Los Angeles.  Marco Antonio Regil is set to return as host.  Each episode sees a team of contestants play for up to $100,000 by competing in ten simple challenges made from household objects.  Casting is currently underway.  The biggest change this season is production will move from Los Angeles to New York City.  There's no indication if this will affect GSN's version at all, if it was sharing studio space with MundoFox's version to begin with. Click here to let us know what you think of the renewal and to see a small glimpse of this version.

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07Feb2013
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The CW’s “Oh Sit” Season Two Debuts April 15th

Last summer's remarkably enjoyable game show, The CW's Oh Sit!, is back for a second season.  The high-octane version of musical chairs will debut its newest series of episodes on Monday, April 15th, at 8:00PM ET.  Each show sees twelve contestants race around the track, dodging obstacles, and banking cash for each lap.  When the live band stops playing the players have to race to the center, through the moat, to one of the chairs.  At the end of the show only one person will survive and will take home everything they banked.  Over $25,000 is up for grabs.  This season features new bands, new obstacles, and new stunts for players to cross. Click here to learn more about the show and to play the all new iOS app game.

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01Feb2013
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ITV Brings Back “The Cube” for New Series; Now Casting

Last year Olympic champion Mo Farah became the first person to ever beat The Cube, ITV's critically acclaimed futuristic game hosted by Phillip Schofield.  Do you think you have what it takes to beat The Cube and be the first civilian to win £250,000?  You have your chance.  ITV is bringing the show back for a new series.  They are now looking for contestants.  If you live in the United Kingdom and are over 18, click here to email the casting department.  The last series of The Cube started in April 2012 and ended in December with a celebrity edition.  It averaged around three million viewers. Click here to learn more and see a recent clip of the show.

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31Jan2013
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UPDATED FEB. 4: “Minute to Win It” Being Revived for GSN

UPDATE, February 4th: GSN formally announced this via a press release today. Additional information to note is that the program's top prize has been lowered to $100,000. Shine America, the new name for one of the show's original production companies, will be producing this version as well with Vin Rubino as executive producer. The show begins taping next month and will premiere later in the year.

We've been sitting on this one for a couple of days, but we finally have confirmation and can share this exclusive story. GSN is beginning to cast contestants for a revival/continuation of the popular stunt series Minute To Win It. The word we are hearing is that they have ordered 40 hour-long episodes of the program.The casting notice advertises that the program will be played with teams of two competing for a "huge" cash prize, continuing with the format of teams playing that was adopted later in the program's network run. As of right now, it is unknown if Guy Fieri will continue with his role as host of the program, but it is unlikely. Contestants over 21 in the Southern California area interested in playing should send an email to minutetowinit.casting@gmail.com. Click here to read more about the revival of Minute To Win It.

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