Thursday March 6, 2014
This is the part of my job that I like the least - saying goodbye to game show hosts who have given us so much enjoyment over the years. Yesterday Geoff Edwards, who hosted Treasure Hunt
, Chain Reaction
, and several other shows, passed away due to complications from pneumonia. He was 83 years old.
Edwards was a fantastic, fun, and efficient host, capturing the spirit of the 1970s with his shaggy hair and funky wardrobe. He was also a popular radio personality and worked with many familiar names including Wink Martindale
and Jim Lange
. He ventured into acting, appearing on numerous popular dramas and sitcoms such as Petticoat Junction
and Diff'rent Strokes
Later in his career Edwards transitioned to travel journalism, writing about his adventures and popping up on television to share them with viewers. He was also active and very popular on Facebook
, where fans have been leaving messages and photos since hearing the news of his passing, creating a lovely memorial.
Geoff Edwards is survived by his wife, two children, two stepchildren, and nine grandchildren. He will be missed.
Tuesday March 4, 2014
The cast for season 18 of Dancing With the Stars
was announced this morning and amongst the lineup is The Price is Right
host Drew Carey
. Carey will be paired up with professional dancer Cheryl Burke, though there's a twist this season that will see the celebs switch partners halfway through.
I stopped watching DWTS many seasons ago, but it might be worth tuning in this time, at least for a few weeks, just to see how Carey does. At least we know that he'll have lots of fun with it.
Dancing With the Stars
premieres season 18 on Monday, March 17th at 8pm Eastern, on ABC.
Photo courtesy CBS
Friday February 28, 2014
Big Brother Canada will premiere its second season on March 5th, at 9pm Eastern, on the Slice network. For the premiere only, the show will also air concurrently on Global TV. The show is almost exactly like the American version of the show
, except of course with Canadian contestants. The prize is a little smaller too.
The houseguests have already moved into the house, which means that the "mystery houseguest" is likely known to the contestants. If I had to take a guess, I'd wager that the mystery hamster is probably someone from last season's cast
, and it's very likely that it's Gary who is coming back since he was effectively screwed out of a win last season because of one person's stupid mistake in voting
If you're a fan, don't forget to tune in on March 5th, and you can also catch the Big Brother Side Show every Thursday at 10pm. Big Brother After Dark is also returning for this season.
Friday February 28, 2014
continues its Battle of the Decades tournament on March 3rd, when 90s week kicks off. 15 more players from the past will return to the podiums to challenge the board and the buzzer for Jeopardy!
glory. The contestants returning to the show include:
- Monday, March 3rd: Eddie Timanus, Babu Srinivasan, and Rachel Schwartz
- Tuesday, March 4th: Pam Mueller, Dan Melia, and Fritz Holznagel
- Wednesday, March 5th: Shane Whitlock, Bob Harris, and Robin Carroll
- Thursday, March 6th: Claudia Perry, Mark Dawson, and Dave Abbott
- Friday, March 7th: Brad Rutter, Mike Dupee, and Jill Bunzendahl-Chimka
Following this week of tournament play, 2000s week will air starting at the end of March and into the beginning of April. Then, the winners of these rounds return to finish out the tourney in May.
Don't forget to tune in, as this week will feature some heavy hitters and is bound to serve up some great Jeopardy game play
. If you missed the first round (80s week), it's lots of fun to see the contestants catching up with Alex Trebek
and hearing both their memories of the show, and what has happened to them since they were first on it.
Photo courtesy Jeopardy! Productions Inc.