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.
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.
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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.
- 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
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.
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Episodes seem to have been chosen based on the celebrity bachelors and bachelorettes, which will include Michael Jackson, Farrah Fawcett, Tom Selleck, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Steve Martin.
Lange is best known for his time on The Dating Game, but he was also a well-known radio personality and hosted a number of other game shows, including a version of Name That Tune and The $1,000,000 Chance of a Lifetime. He appeared on lots of different game shows himself as part of various game show themed episodes, and had many cameos as himself (or as a game show host) on television shows and in movies. Still, his work on The Dating Game was so memorable because of his quick wit and irrepressible sense of fun. Even though several other hosts have also tried their hands at a version of the show, Lange is the one who made The Dating Game the iconic game show it is remembered as today.
Lange is survived by his wife Nancy Fleming, five children, and six grandchildren. He will be missed, but we game show fans will always appreciate his work in the genre.
There aren't many specifics provided, but they're looking for "dynamic" and "outgoing" children. Obviously competitive kids are sought after, but there's no mention of specific skills necessary to apply. Kids can be "silly, fun-loving, an all-star who loves the spotlight, or just a great kid who would love the opportunity to be on a fun new game show."
For more information and to schedule an audition, parents can send an e-mail to email@example.com with "ATTN: Halley" in the subject line, or call 323-648-5778. Note that applications and auditions cannot be scheduled by anyone under the age of 18, so if you're a child who wishes to apply for this show, please have your parents or guardians look into it for you. This is true of all game show casting calls - you never know when you're going to run into a fake one.
The Battle of the Decades starts this week on Jeopardy!, as the first week of tournament play begins with the 1980s. 15 players from that decade will return to play once again.
The lineup for this week is as follows:
- Monday, February 3rd - India Cooper, Chuck Forrest, and Jim Scott
- Tuesday, February 4th - Leslie Frates, Leszek Pawlowicz, and Andrew Westney
- Wednesday, February 5th - Richard Cordray, Tom Nosek, and Leslie Shannon
- Thursday, February 6th - Phoebe Juel, Mark Lowenthal, and Frank Spangenberg
- Friday, February 7th - Tom Cubbage, Bob Verini, and Jeroma Vared
1990s week will air at the beginning of March, and 2000s week starts at the end of March - then the final round of the tourney plays out in May. I'm excited to see these players returning, and can't wait to see how it all plays out! For more information and lots of photos and video content, head over to the official Jeopardy! website.
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Guy's Grocery Games, hosted by Guy Fieri of course, is looking for chefs to compete against each other for the chance to win $20,000. This seems to be the easier of the two shows to not only play, but to actually walk away from with some cash. You can learn more about the show here.
The other show is Cutthroat Kitchen, which is hosted by one of my favorite TV personalities, Alton Brown. This show is a little tougher to play, and you'll have to be really savvy to be able to bank much cash even if you do win. Details of this show can be found here.
Best of luck to everyone who decides to apply - let us know how it goes!
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I wasn't a huge fan of this show - I found it got repetitive after a while, and it was uncomfortable at times to see how all of the cameras freaked out the little kids. Still, I suppose there's a certain charm there and apparently audiences liked it enough for ABC to give it another chance.
We're not sure exactly when the show will air, but eight episodes have been ordered and Melissa Peterman will be back to host.
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