Sunday December 1, 2013
Just a quick reminder to tune in to GSN this week for their new schedule, which is offering up three great "new" options for game show fans like you and me.
First, at 9am, the return of Blockbusters
which hasn't been seen on GSN since 2009. Then at 10am, syndicated episodes of Sale of the Century
will air. These episodes haven't been seen in a couple of decades.
Finally, at 4:00 and 4:30pm, you'll be able to catch Shop 'Til You Drop
which has never before aired on GSN. This is a nice little pickup for them, and one that I'm sure will be popular.
I've heard a lot of complaints from viewers that GSN is featuring way too many episodes of Family Feud
lately, and while I love me some Feud
, I have to agree that the variety has been lacking. These three shows are a great start to shaking things up a bit, and I hope they're a sign of more fun titles being added to the schedule in the future. Enjoy!
Friday November 29, 2013
In catching up with some news stories this week I came across this one from C21Media
. According to the article, there are tentative plans in the works to bring back The Million Second Quiz
, albeit in a somewhat different format.
While the show itself had some problems, the accompanying app was a huge success with millions of people downloading and playing it. Part of that has to do with the app being one way that players could become contestants on the show, but it really was a fun little game to play regardless. All3Media, Universal, and Studio Lambert, the production companies behind the show, are now looking at ways to not only bring the game itself back to television, but also to improve the app and even award prizes to players. They also want to find a way for players to challenge their friends in head-to-head match-ups.
As for the game, they're looking at doing it on a weekly basis rather than the big event that it was originally (which I find rather sad, since it was the atmosphere of the event that got me excited to watch in the first place). So, assuming that it becomes a weekly show, I would think that having contestants live in the hourglass
would become a thing of the past.
This is all still up in the air -- no one knows if NBC will be interested in trying to revive the format, for example, and Ryan Seacrest
may not be interested in returning even though he was one of the elements that saved the game from total disaster. Even if it does return though, it looks like it'll be a completely different offering.
What do you think? Would you bring the game back in the first place, and if so, how would you change it?
Image courtesy NBC
Wednesday November 27, 2013
It's holiday marathon season, and this year GSN has decided to "stuff" Thanksgiving with as much Family Feud
goodness as they can muster. From 8am on Turkey Day right through until 8pm, we'll be able to catch episodes of Feud
with not only some, but all of the hosts of Family Feud
. That's right, even Al Roker.
Here's the schedule for the day:
- 8:00 a.m. - Host: Richard Dawson with Sammy Davis Jr. joining as host for part of the show (1979)
- 8:30 a.m. - Host: Richard Dawson, Game Show Hosts vs. Emcees (1983)
- 9:00 a.m. - Host: Ray Combs, Grand Ole Opry Stars (1992)
- 9:30 a.m. - Host: Ray Combs, American Gladiators Stars (1994)
- 10:00 a.m. - Host: Louie Anderson, Baywatch Hawaii vs. L.A. Lifeguards (2000)
- 10:30 a.m. - Host: Louie Anderson, Baywatch Hawaii vs. L.A. Lifeguards (2000)
- 11:00 a.m. - Host: Richard Karn, Olympic Ice Skaters (2003)
- 11:30 a.m. - Host: Richard Karn: American Idol Contestants (2003)
- 12:00 p.m. - Host: John O'Hurley: WWE Stars (2007)
- 12:30 p.m. - Host: John O'Hurley: WWE Stars (2007)
- 1:00 p.m. - Host: Al Roker, Celebrity Family Feud with Kim Kardashian, Deion Sanders, Tiki Barber and Ed McMahon (2008)
- 2:00 p.m - 8:00pm - Host: Steve Harvey
For those of you keeping track of these things, the Louie Anderson and Celebrity Family Feud episodes have never been seen before on GSN.
I like this idea of featuring all of the hosts of the show, but I'd rather have seen things a little more even than an hour for each followed by six hours of Steve Harvey. Still, these are some really fun episodes so if you get a chance to tune in between pie and football games, spend some time with The Feud this Thanksgiving!
Logo courtesy GSN
Monday November 4, 2013
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire
is running its latest "Celebrity Week" this week, with four new celebs taking the stage to try and win money for their favorite charities.
Here's the list of stars who will be playing, and the charities they're playing for:
- Boris Kodjoe, from BET's Real Husbands of Hollywood, playing for the Sophie's Voice Foundation
- Brad Garrett, best known for his role on Everybody Loves Raymond, playing for the Maximum Hope Foundation
- Josh Malina, from ABC's Scandal, playing for The Shark Fund
- Niecy Nash, from The Soul Man and Reno 911, playing for the Amazing Grace Conservatory
All of the celebrities are guaranteed to win at least $10,000 for their charities, though of course everyone hopes that they'll nail down much more than that! Celebrity Week runs from November 4th through November 8th. Check your local listings for air times.
Photo of Josh Malina courtesy Disney-ABC