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04Jan2014
Weekend Replay: Box 23 on “Deal or No Deal” Thumbnail

Weekend Replay: Box 23 on “Deal or No Deal”

Earlier this week we discussed Deal or No Deal's newest feature, Box 23.  The Channel 4 game, hosted by Noel Edmunds, recently introduced a 23rd box which a player can buy at the end of the game with his or her winnings.  If they buy it, they stand a one-in-five chance of doubling their money.  However, they have the same odds to leave with nothing.  They are now putting £500,000 on the line.  Box 23 was introduced on Wednesday's episode.  If you missed it, check out the reveal and the first playing.  Would you have bought Box 23 in this situation?  Click here to watch Let us know what you think in the comments.

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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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Josina Reaves Misses Million Dollar Question on “Millionaire”; Wins $25,000 Thumbnail

Josina Reaves Misses Million Dollar Question on “Millionaire”; Wins $25,000

For the second time in American Who Wants to be a Millionaire history, and the first time in daytime Millionaire history, a contestant has gone for $1,000,000 and regretfully lost.  Josina Reaves, a high school English teacher from Brooklyn, New York, climbed to the top of the money tree, facing the million dollar question.  However, she unfortunately gave a wrong answer, leaving with $25,000.  Josina is the first person since 2007 to see a million dollar question on the daytime version of the popular quiz show.  This was also Cedric the Entertainer's first million dollar question.  Click here to learn more and to watch a video of the big moment.

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

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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Video: Game Play Previews of NBC’s “Hollywood Game Night”

Summer is always a great time for game show fans.  New games seem to pop up weekly, and they're not necessarily afraid to take chances.  NBC is taking one of these chances with a retro-style game.  Launching this Thursday, July 11th, at 10:00PM ET is Hollywood Game Night.  Hosted by Jane Lynch, each episode sees a contestant team up with three celebrities and play a number of party games for a chance to win $25,000.  The show definitely carries a retro feel.  Those who liked classics such as Win, Lose, or Draw may get the vibe of the 70s and 80s celebrity-driven shows.    NBC provided us with some previews of the show.  Click here to watch and let us know what you think.  Will you be watching?

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

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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29Apr2013
GSN Schedules “Minute to Win It” Sneak Peek on Thursday, May 23rd Thumbnail

GSN Schedules “Minute to Win It” Sneak Peek on Thursday, May 23rd

If you're looking forward to GSN's upcoming revival of Minute to Win It you won't have to wait too long until you get your first look at the series.  The Apolo Anton Ohno-fronted game, which debuts June 25th at 8:00PM ET, will get a sneak peek on Thursday, May 23rd, at 10:00PM ET.  It will follow The American Bible Challenge which gives it a decent shot at getting some eyes.  A revival of NBC's two-season-long game, Minute to Win It sees a team play up to ten games in the "Sixty Second Circle" using household items for up to $250,000.  GSN taped 40 episodes.  The network has released a preview of the sneak peek.  Click here to watch.  Excited for the new series?

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27Apr2013
Weekend Replay: Team Versus Paul Sinha for £51,000 on “The Chase” Thumbnail

Weekend Replay: Team Versus Paul Sinha for £51,000 on “The Chase”

With GSN's adaptation of The Chase coming awfully soon, and with the current great ITV edition still going daily, I want to be sure to showcase the best that the intense quiz format has to offer.  Luckily, if you watched it this week, you saw a few great matches.  Monday's, in particular, is arguably in the top three Final Chases of all time.  Our team has managed to bank a massive £51,000 throughout four rounds.  To win it they have to outrun the Chaser, Paul Sinha, one final time in a relentless two minute marathon of questions.  If they can't beat him, though, they'll leave with nothing.  Can the team take away one of the biggest paydays in the show's history?  You aren't going to want to miss this.  It's impossible to be any closer. Click here to watch and let us know what you think of the exciting moment.

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14Apr2013
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Weekend Replay: “5 Minutes to a Fortune”

This past week Channel 4 debuted their newest afternoon quiz show 5 Minutes to a Fortune.  The game, hosted by Davina McCall, sees a team, face five rounds that test their mental and logic skills while facing a 15-foot hourglass containing the team's bank.  One player, the Time Keeper, will allot any amount of time from the time bank to complete the round.  If the Game Player cannot successfully answer five questions within the time set, the hourglass will turn and their money will drain. It's a fun, unique show with an interesting and visually impressive gimmick that works well. It's essentially a trivia version of The Cube.  Hard to go wrong with that. Want to see what we're talking about? Click here to watch the first round of the show, to read our brief review, and to let us know what you think.

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29Mar2013
“Minuto Para Ganar” Named First Spanish-Language Production Part of the “Made in NY” Initiative Thumbnail

“Minuto Para Ganar” Named First Spanish-Language Production Part of the “Made in NY” Initiative

Minuto Para Ganar, the popular Spanish-language version of Minute to Win It airing on American network MundoFox, is currently taping its second season.  The Marco Antonio Regil-hosted game moved to New York City for its second season, and it's earned significant notoriety for it.  Minuto Para Ganar has been named the first Spanish-language production to be included in New York City's "Made in NY" initiative.  The program supports and encourages television and film productions to shoot the majority of their projects in New York City. Click here to watch a sizzle reel for the upcoming season and the ceremony, and to learn more about the show's achievement.

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24Mar2013
Weekend Replay: Can Kevin Beat “The Cube” Thumbnail

Weekend Replay: Can Kevin Beat “The Cube”

The Cube is currently into its sixth series on ITV and it's still thrilling us week after week.  Yesterday's starting contestant, Kevin, returns in one of the strongest positions anyone on the Phillip Schofield-hosted show has ever been in.  He's already won £50,000.  He's starting the show on game six of seven, for £100,000.  Best of all he still has six lives, his Trial Run, and his Simplify lifelines for additional help.  Kevin is just two games away from beating The Cube and being the first civilian to win £250,000.  Can Kevin get passed his £100,000 game and, most importantly, does Kevin have what it takes to gamble it all for the shot at defeating The Cube?  Click here to watch this Cube moment to remember.

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17Mar2013
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Weekend Replay: “The Common Denominator”

For this week's Weekend Replay we have a show many of our readers have probably not seen: Channel 4's new quiz show The Common Denominator.  In the past we've joked that it's, essentially, the poor man's Only Connect.  You're given two items (either two words, two pictures, or a picture and a word) and you must find the link.  While it is similar they've done enough to differentiate the shows. We're very excited to feature BuzzerBlog reader Daniel Peake this week. Dan beat the competition and is just six Common Denominators away from £10,000.  He has 45 seconds to do it or he risks leaving with nothing.  Can be become just the second ever to win? Click here to watch the exciting end game and to let us know what you think of the show.

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Big Money On the Line This Week on “Millionaire” Thumbnail

Big Money On the Line This Week on “Millionaire”

As always, Who Wants to be a Millionaire has released its weekly trailer giving fans a preview of what's to come.  While many of these tend to give away the biggest winner of the week, some are so good that I can't hide it from you.  It looks like one of our contestants, Dave, goes pretty far and stands a shot at seeing the million dollar question.  For reference we have not had an in-play million dollar question in five years.  Likewise, though, we have not had anyone miss the $500,000 question since 2004.  Will either of these finally happen? We've also got a preview of another contestant to watch: trivia buff Paul Reese. Click here to see both previews and let us know what you think.

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22Jan2013
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Video: Let’s Ask All of the Audience

We had quite a few people asking for the clip so, of course, we have to show it.  This week Millionaire is bringing back the Crystal Ball lifeline which lets contestants see what the dollar value for the question is before answering.  This can help them decide to either Jump the Question, answer, or maybe Ask the Audience.  Our contestant, Donna Ubriaco from Spring Valley, NY, had an interesting situation today and has earned a place in Millionaire history.  Her question asked what phrase, "is a common yet fun way to ask if someone is all set to go?"  Not sure, she Asked the Audience.  A very, very rare thing happened.  Click here to see what happened on Monday's episode.

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12Jan2013
Weekend Replay: Larry Plays for Record £60,000 on “The Chase” Thumbnail

Weekend Replay: Larry Plays for Record £60,000 on “The Chase”

This past Tuesday featured a very exciting episode of The Chase.  Our contestant, Larry, was the sole surviving member of the team and managed to take £60,000 away from the Chaser, Mark Labbett, and into the prize fund.  To win this all Larry has to do is outrun Mark one last time in the Final Chase.  £60,000 would be the highest amount won by a civilian team and the highest amount won by a single contestant, civilian or celebrity, ever.  Can Larry do it?  It's an extremely exciting round, a memorable moment, and why we continue to say The Chase is the best quiz show on TV anywhere today.  Click here to watch the video and let us know what you think of this moment.

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