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TelevisedInsanity
Dec 19, 2008

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Welcome to the TVIV Game Show Megathread your megathread for all things game shows and quiz shows. A simple thread with a simple purpose, talking about game shows, past and present, syndicated or prime-time to overseas shows and everything in between.

And now some basic rules of the thread.

1. No debating/flaming
I really don't care who is the better host of The Price is Right - Barker or Carey. I don't care that "Steve Harvey is no Richard Dawson", of course not, Dawson starred in "The Running Man".

2. Show changes/updates aren't everything
You have no idea how bad the Game Show Community is outside of these forums, when you see a 13-page thread dedicated to carpet on "The Price is Right", that's right, carpet.

3. Videos are acceptable, as long as they aren't currently on-air shows
If you want to talk about a really old 1960s episode of "What's My Line?" and want to post it, feel free. But unfortunately, I would not recommend posting some episode of Hollywood Game Night, unless it's through their website or Hulu.

4. For the love of god, these are game shows.
It's a medium where we celebrate people winning toasters and crying over winning trips to Aruba, it's not everything. Don't take it so seriously.




The Price is Right
Host: Drew Carey
Channel: CBS
Dates & Times: Check Your Local Listings (Daytime)
One-Sentence Synopsis: People guess the price of items they'll never want or need, in the hopes they get to play "Plinko", but ultimately end up getting stuck with "Cliff Hangers".
Official Website of "The Price is Right" (Contains Full Episodes)


Let's Make a Deal
Host: Wayne Brady
Channel: CBS
Dates & Times: Check Your Local Listings (Daytime)
One-Sentence Synopsis: Audience Members cosplaying from a fruit convention take home $500-$1,000 because they don't want to pay taxes on a Kia Soul standard with Manual Transmission.
Official Website of "Let's Make a Deal" (Contains Full Episodes)



Jeopardy!
Host: Alex Trebek
Channel: Check Your Local Listings
Dates & Times: Check Your Local Listings
One-Sentence Synopsis: Alex Trebek has fun pronouncing foreign words, contestants awkwardly talk about the time they once met a former president at an Olive Garden, while answering trivia questions.
The Official Website of "Jeopardy!" (NO Full Episodes)
THE ONLY GAME SHOW WORTHY OF IT'S OWN THREAD


Wheel of Fortune
Host: Pat Sajak
Channel: Check Your Local Listings
Dates & Times: Check Your Local Listings
One-Sentence Synopsis: Contestants Pet Lovers Teen Best Friends Grads and Dads The Armed Forces Married Couples
People with at least a pulse spin a giant wheel to guess letters hangman style and paying vowels for $250 while Vanna claps and touches monitors and Pat Sajak attempts to stay sober.
The Official Website of "Wheel of Fortune" (NO Full Episodes)


Family Feud
Host: Steve Harvey
Channel: Check Your Local Listings
Dates & Times: Check Your Local Listings
One-Sentence Synopsis: Contestants are confronted by Steve Harvey after saying Penis, Butt, Boobs and Sex in front of their own family.
The Official Website of "Family Feud" (NO Full Episodes, Clips are Available)


Who Wants to be a Millionaire?
Host: Regis Philbin Meredith Vieira Cedric the Entertainer Terry Crews Chris Harrison
Channel: Check Your Local Listings
Dates & Times: Check Your Local Listings
One-Sentence Synopsis: Contestants answer increasingly challenging questions in the hopes of winning a million dollars, assisting them are 50/50, Ask the Audience and Phone a Friend Plus One.
The Official Website of "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?" (NO Full Episodes)


Celebrity Name Game
Host: Craig Ferguson
Channel: Check Your Local Listings
Dates & Times: Check Your Local Listings
One-Sentence Synopsis: Contestants play the end-game from "Hollywood Game Night" where they have to figure out "that guy who was in that thing with the hair" to win points, Geoff Peterson is NOT the co-host.
The Official Website of "Celebrity Name Game" (NO Full Episodes, CLIPS are available)



Game Show Network
GSN has their own shows (that's in the next post) as well as showcasing game shows from the past.

Buzzr Play
If you can't afford GSN, there is a digital antenna channel in select markets called Buzzr that showcases old Fremantle shows (Press Your Luck, Card Sharks, Match Game, etc.)

and it's sister site, Buzzr Games
which shows all your favorite YouTube celebrities (like Mega64) playing some Game Shows from their own library.

Game Show News Net
GameShowNewsNet is your home to updates in the world of game shows (and sometimes talent competitions), it features ratings and upcoming show pick-ups among others.

BuzzerBlog
BuzzerBlog is an opinion-based website on game shows, updates twice a month.

J-Archive
For your ongoing updates on Jeopardy, including episode guide.

Game Show Wiki
Because of course there would be a wiki to something.

UKGameShows
A place that talks about the UK Game Shows, and also a bit of a wiki.

Bothers Bar
Much like Buzzer blog, but detailing UK Game Shows.


How to get on a game show.

So you can save money buying a book.

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Hollywood Game Night
Host: Jane Lynch
Channel: NBC
Dates & Times: Thursdays 9/8c Off-The Air, For Now
One-Sentence Synopsis: Two civilians play pop-culture based games as captains with B+/A- celebrities in the hopes of winning $25,000.
The Official Website of "Hollywood Game Night" (Full Episodes are Available)


American Ninja Warrior
Host: Matt Iseman, Akbar Gbajabiamila
Channel: NBC
Dates & Times: Mondays 8/7c
One-Sentence Synopsis: Athletes climb up skateboard quarterpipes and use the Oliver Queen Salmon Ladder in the hopes of not falling into water.
The Official Website of "American Ninja Warrior" (No Full Episodes are Available, Clips are Available)


Celebrity Family Feud
Host: Steve Harvey
Channel: ABC
Dates & Times: Sundays 8/7c Off the Air (for now)
One-Sentence Synopsis: Famous Celebrities are confronted by Steve Harvey after saying Penis, Butt, Boobs and Sex in front of their own family.
The Official Website of "Celebrity Family Feud" (Full episodes are available)


500 Questions
Host: Richard QuestDan Harris
Channel: ABC
Dates & Times: Week Long Event Off-The-Air for now
One-Sentence Synopsis: The toughest game show ever invented, get three wrong in a row and you're gone, Richard Quest looks like he needs to go to the restroom a lot.
The Official Website of "500 Questions" (Full episodes are available)


Idiotest
Host: Ben Glieb
Channel: GSN
Dates & Times: Wednesdays 10/9c
One-Sentence Synopsis: Contestants are mislead into touching a giant tablet, but if they can logically answer the puzzles would not be idiots on television.
The Official Website of "Idiotest" (A few episodes are available, rest are clips)


Chain Reaction
Host: Mike Catherwood
Channel: GSN
Dates & Times: Thursdays 9/8c (OFF THE AIR)
One-Sentence Synopsis: A revival of the 1980s word game where words chain-up, Psycho Mike doesn't offer life-advice, but does tell jokes that will cause LAUGH RIOT GEAR HEAD RUSH HOUR.
The Official Website of "Chain Reaction" (No episodes are available, only clips and promos)


Hellevator
Host: The Soska Sisters
Channel: GSN
Dates & Times: Wednesdays 8/7c
One-Sentence Synopsis: Group of four friends enter a spoooooky elevator and endure spooky jumpscares and not-slenderman slendermans to survive.
The Official Website of "Hellevator"
An Episode is Available on Hulu




$100,000 Pyramid
Host: Michael Strahan
Channel: ABC
Dates & Times: Sundays 9/8c (OFF THE AIR)
One-Sentence Synopsis: Celebrities team-up with contestants to figure out "Things Associated with Thanksgiving".
The Official Website of "$100,000 Pyramid" (Full episodes are available)


Match Game
Host:Alec Baldwin
Channel: ABC
Dates & Times: Sundays 10/9c (OFF THE AIR)
One-Sentence Synopsis: Celebrities are given set-ups to punchlines they must write down using Cards Against Humanity Black Cards.
The Official Website of "Match Game" (Full episodes are available)


To Tell The Truth
Host:Anthony Anderson
Channel: ABC
Dates & Times: Tuesdays 10/9c (Off-The-Air)
One-Sentence Synopsis:Anthony Anderson and his mother yell at each other for an hour as you wonder why Betty White showed up
The Official Website of "To Tell The Truth" (Full episodes are available)


Winsanity
Host:Donald Faison
Channel: GSN
Dates & Times: Thursdays 9/8c
One-Sentence Synopsis:Rank 10 values from least to greatest, win prizes for the audience and yourself as you do it.
The Official Website of "Winsanity" (Only Clips Available)



That Awkward Game Show
Host:Jeff Dye
Channel: SpikeTV
Dates & Times: Wednesdays 10/9c
One-Sentence Synopsis: Parents learn their kids sext and do drugs, kids find out their parents own dragon dildos.
The Official Website of "That Awkward Game Show" (Full Episodes Available)



The Almost Impossible Game Show
Host:The Rubber-bandits
Channel: MTV
Dates & Times: Thursdays 10/89c
One-Sentence Synopsis:6 contestants must get through 5 challenges without blowing all 40 lives in Kaizo Wipeout.
The Official Website of "The Almost Impossible Game Show" (Clips and Full Episodes Available)


Divided
Host:Mike Richards
Channel: GSN
Dates & Times: Burnt Off Weekdays Probably At 2AM or so?
One-Sentence Synopsis:Audiences vomit as contestants try to shout racial obscenities at other contestants to assist in answering trivia.
The Official Website of "Divided" (It's 404'd already, so let's just slowly put it in the graveyard)


The Wall
Host:Chris Hardwick
Channel: NBC
Dates & Times: January, but let's not kid ourselves...
One-Sentence Synopsis:What if Plinko...but too much? (and too slow)
The Official Website of "The Wall" (Clips and possible full episodes available soon)



These are Game Shows that have either been cancelled or have been in-haitus for longer than a year since this thread began.


Wipeout
June 24, 2008 - October 8, 2015
Host: John Henson and John Anderson
One-Sentence Synopsis: Contestants jump on obstacles in almost a live-action video game, only so they can get pushed off and we laugh as dey dun fell in the watah.
CAUSE OF DEATH: shovelware on xbox & wii, repetitive obstacles, possible drowning, and actual loving death


Race to Escape
July 25, 2015 - August 29, 2015
Host: Jimmy Pardo
Channel: Science Channel
Dates & Times: Saturdays 10/9c Off-The-Air For Now.
One-Sentence Synopsis: Two teams have to find 4-digit-combos in identical rooms using logic, while the audience learns about what causes anxiety.
The Official Website of "Race To Escape" (Full Episode is Available)
CAUSE OF DEATH: Escape Rooms are more fun in person.


Geeks Who Drink
July 16, 2015 - October 1, 2015
Host: Zachary Levi
Channel: Syfy
Dates & Times: Thursday 11/10c Off-The-Air For Now.
One-Sentence Synopsis: Based on the popular geeky pub quiz, Chuck asks celebrity team captains and their contestants questions about nerdy nerdy nerd things, ya dork!
The Official Website of "Geeks Who Drink" (Full Episodes are Available)
CAUSE OF DEATH: Nobody remembered Chuck.


The Chase
August 6, 2013 - December 11, 2015
Host: Brooke Burns
Channel: GSN
Dates & Times: Thursdays 8/7c
One-Sentence Synopsis: Based on the ITV game show, a team of contestants can win hundreds of thousands of dollars if they can beat "The Beast" they won't
The Official Website of "The Chase" (A couple episodes are available, rest are clips)
CAUSE OF DEATH: Because we need room for three-more "Skin Wars" clones.


Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?
February 27, 2007-September 8, 2015
Host: Jeff Foxworthy
Channel: FOX
Dates & Times: Tuesdays 8/7c Off-The Air, For Now
One-Sentence Synopsis: Grown-ups are tested on the 5th Grade Curriculum of modern day children, in the hopes of proving they can beat-up kids in a trivia quiz.
The Official Website of "Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?" (Full episodes are available)
CAUSE OF DEATH: Golden Corral called and needed it's Emcee back.



Boom
June 25, 2015-September 10, 2015
Host: Tom Papa
Channel: FOX
Dates & Times: Thursdays 8/7c Off-The-Air For Now
One-Sentence Synopsis: Contestants must cut the correct wires on a ticking cartoon bomb or end-up being eliminated by getting covered in ooey, gooey messes.
The Official Website of "Boom!" (Full episodes are available)
CAUSE OF DEATH: Guacamole covered the lavalieres.


Easiest Game Show Ever
Host: Michael Ian Black
Channel: PopTV
Dates & Times: Fridays 9/8c
One-Sentence Synopsis: Teams of Two identify if 20 pop culture statements are true or false to win up to $100,000.
The Official Website of "Easiest Game Show Ever"
An Episode is Available on PopTV
CAUSE OF DEATH: Matt Hardy deleted it in an episode of Impact Wrestling.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e_JYQLKtmK8
Video Power

That one "game show" that you probably forgot the name of, the one with the shopping mall and them playing video games. Fun Fact: the majority of contestants would later grow up to be a part of the Something Awful Let's Play Subforum!

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Rhyno
Mar 22, 2003

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Craig Ferguson is hosting a game show???

DarklyDreaming
Apr 4, 2009

Welcome to Disney XD Everyone!

Idiotest is my guilty pleasure, I like brain teasers and the host is just the right kind of lame

Raxivace
Sep 9, 2014



Woah woah woah woah woah. What is this "Plus One" nonsense on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? What happened to Phoning a Friend?

TelevisedInsanity
Dec 19, 2008

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Raxivace posted:

Woah woah woah woah woah. What is this "Plus One" nonsense on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? What happened to Phoning a Friend?

They stopped doing that when Google became popular, so they attempted to "Ask The Expert" in which a celebrity or some sort of smart person would answer a question in 30 seconds on Skype.

Now it's a person you brought shows up and can answer the question for as long as possible until you final answer or walk away.

Tonight is Celebrity Family Feud & Battlebots, and in recent news, Anthony Anderson from blackish is hosting The revival of "To Tell The Truth"

Betty White will be there, among other celebrities.

Irish Joe
Jul 23, 2007

by Lowtax


Does Celebrity Name Game has specific rules about what you can and can't use for clues? I watched a youtube clip and the celebrity was Jennifer Lawrence and the woman says something like "she has the same first name as a latina singer with a big rear end," which just seems like a very roundabout way of getting someone to guess the name of literally the most popular actress working today.

TelevisedInsanity
Dec 19, 2008

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Sometimes people don't know the celebrities do they work around it. People like Denzel Washington are met with "the first president of the United States" and as long as they don't say the first or last name in their clue (or what I assume going "starts with a j and rhymes with Pennifer Jawrince") then it's okay. When it's the this round and Craig gives clues, he just gives up eventually and says the name.

Still no Geoff Peterson though.

Robnoxious
Feb 17, 2004



Buzzr is an awesome subchannel if you get it. It's on all FOX O&O stations if you live near one. If FOX has a duopoly with MYTV in your city like in Los Angeles then you might find it on the MYTV subchannels.

It's GSN they way GSN used to operate by rolling classic games like Press Your Luck, Card Sharks, Let's Make A Deal, Dawson era Family Feud, Match Game; The list goes on and on.

Basically, if it's a Mark Goodson/Bill Todman game chances are it could potentially roll on Buzzr in the near future. Fremantle North America has a stake in Buzzr and owns the masters for the entire Mark Goodson/Bill Toddman library which includes the Bob Barker era of TPIR.

While TPIR isn't on the schedule at the moment there really isn't anything from stopping Fremantle putting classic TPIR on the air as long as no prizes feature fur coats or Holly Holstrom as a Barker Beauty. Bob still has a line in his contract where he refuses to allow his likeness to be aired if Holly is a prize model because he's pissed she successfully sued his rear end for an undisclosed amount back around the turn of the century after a long drawn out legal battle that Camp Barker stalled for two decades.

Once ol' Bob is dead the Holly Holstrom blacklisting will probably evaporate but the moratorium on fur coat prizes will likely remain given Bob's long known stance on animal rights.

That said, there is really nothing preventing Buzzr from airing the syndicated TPIRs hosted by Dennis James, Doug Davidson or Tom Kennedy. It just hasn't happened yet.

TelevisedInsanity
Dec 19, 2008

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Happy 75th Alex Trebek!

But now onto some interesting clips.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1b09HYeGIKI

Geeks Who Drink is probably more "Goon Jeopardy" than anything I've ever experienced. Questions like "Samus Aran is the main character of what Nintendo Video Game Series?" to "Channing Tatum was the voice of what superhero - Batman or Superman?" for the prizes of a lightsaber, $500 in fandango movie tickets and an xbox one.

Not to mention all the that goes on during the show.

It airs in 7 minutes, and I am pretty sure there is going to be Chuck getting so inebriated he forgets that the set he's on isn't actually a bar.

here's a mini quiz of the sort of questions on the show

Irish Joe
Jul 23, 2007

by Lowtax


Its a shame the title Arrested Development was already taken.


TelevisedInsanity posted:


Boom
Host: Tom Papa
Channel: FOX
Dates & Times: Thursdays 8/7c
One-Sentence Synopsis: Contestants must cut the correct wires on a ticking cartoon bomb or end-up being eliminated by getting covered in ooey, gooey messes.
The Official Website of "Boom!" (Full episodes are available)

This show has the most tenuous premise I've ever seen. The host keeps telling people that they have to guess the 4/5/6/7 wrong answers, but, really, contestants only have to guess the one right answer and then cut all the other wires. He also tells them to talk through their answers when they only have like 30 seconds to cut all the wires. So loving dumb.

Sighence
Aug 26, 2009

Gus, don't be a rabid porcupine.

Boom is the exactly wrong type of schlocky quiz show. They somehow manage to take something inherently fast paced and slow it down way too much. Really, the best thing about the show is that it originally started in Isreal.

Luigi Thirty
Apr 30, 2006

Emergency confection port.


I don't know if it counts as a game show but why isn't there a button I can press on my computer to see random episodes of the Gong Show? There are like 500 of them and I want to see drunk/coked up 70s celebrities!

Irish Joe
Jul 23, 2007

by Lowtax


at the Duck Dynasty family getting shut out of Celebrity Family Feud because they're too square to come up with any of the racy answers (which is the whole point of the show).

That said, I don't care how vanilla they are, Sadie and Rebecca Robertson are smoking hot.

TelevisedInsanity
Dec 19, 2008

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Luigi Thirty posted:

I don't know if it counts as a game show but why isn't there a button I can press on my computer to see random episodes of the Gong Show? There are like 500 of them and I want to see drunk/coked up 70s celebrities!

I have a full episode for you right here -
https://youtu.be/bDM521iYEKU

As for new game shows, Science Channel released "Race to Escape" with Full Episode Available

I'll add it to the OP when I get home from work, among other updates.

Irish Joe
Jul 23, 2007

by Lowtax


Name something you don't want to be flat.



















The Earth.

The Duke
May 18, 2004

The Angel from my Nightmare



The Chase is a great show but it gets kind of old when you realize that hardly anyone has won the game due to the kind of unfair way the final round is set up. What's even the point when they give him 2 minutes to answer like 13 questions sometimes.

TelevisedInsanity
Dec 19, 2008

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Updated OP, tonight is Thursday which means all the major game shows are coming on...

I totally forgot about "Knock Knock Live", but I wouldn't call it a game show, as I would a "variety show", it's a toss up for "Best Time Ever" with NPH.

But now to show off what GSN has been up to, GSN Sports, and a series of shows where people try and kill a fly.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=at6HSexksOA

It's as stupid as it could get.

TelevisedInsanity
Dec 19, 2008

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Unforgiving bump, because here is where we stand in modern game shows.

  • Jeopardy has created a mini-game called "J6" featuring clues from the day's episode that never made it to air give it a play
  • The New Season of Jeopardy AND Wheel of Fortune are September 14th
  • The New Season of Who Wants to be a Millionaire? (And the return of the ladder) is Sept 14 as well
  • Hollywood Game Night ends this week, but there is an app for ipod and android that is pretty fun.
  • Family Feud and Celebrity Name Game, begin on September 14th as well.
  • There is a new Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader? game for Steam, and it's garbage.
  • King of the Nerds was cancelled, all six of you can rejoice...
  • Best Time Ever debuts September 15 but I'm considering it a variety show, so it wouldn't really be in the megathread, much like Knock Knock Live.
  • Billy on the Street, which is more comedy than game show, debuts October 8 on new channel, TruTV
  • After 10 years of being on the air, Deal or No Deal host in the UK, Noel Edmunds plays for charity, no word on if Mr Blobby will be there to support him.
  • The new season of "The Price is Right" is actually the 21st, not next week
  • They are now casting for season 4 of Hollywood Game Night, maybe try to get on and meet that one celebrity from that one show you enjoy!

And to conclude this update, here's some Beat the Clock!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8cgDAPm37zw

Robnoxious
Feb 17, 2004



Digital subchannel Buzzr added a new block of programming called "Lost And Found" featuring footage of game shows long since aired, forgotten and/or game shows that never made it past the pilot episode.

For example, the premiere of the block tonight featured an hour of the original black/white NBC era Match Game from 1962 (Episode 1) and then aired an hour of the CBS revival Match Game '73 (Episode 1). Both versions of the show didn't play it for laughs with the risque questions Match Game was most remembered for. The original CBS premiere of Match Game was leaning in that direction but not quite into the "Dumb Donald is so dumb..." questions yet. The answers the stars gave were sometimes bawdy though by 1973 standards.

Tomorrow will feature Ray Combs' first episode hosting his run of Family Feud.

It's kind of a neat block of programming if you are a game show junkie like myself and love the classics. The failed pilot game shows are also interesting just because of how badly the game was conceived or how it was played or any number of other reasons as to why it never saw the light of day.

If you get Buzzr, the block airs weeknights at 8/7 Central.

TelevisedInsanity
Dec 19, 2008

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It's premiere week of game shows, so that means a whole ton of Jeopardy and Wheel going on, well maybe just Jeopardy.

But last night, American Ninja Warrior finally gave away it's top prize, as not one, but two people conquered all the courses... but only one could win the million dollar prize.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2HSxPyOGCUo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aL57-jfV6QI

And the new "Millionaire" has been pushed to late hours, with new host Chris Harrison, maybe it's the sign of it dying?

And of course, Wheel has a minimum of $33,000 for it's 33rd season, so good news.

Best Time Ever premieres tonight, but I'm not adding it to the list, only because roughly 1/5th of the show is a game show, just like Saturday Night Takeaway.

But there is a format in the works, A revival of Treasure Hunt

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PpH48ifhsAk

Treasure Hunt is one of my all-time favorite game shows, because while it was a luck-based game show, what I enjoyed the most was the workaround of skits and sketches just to reveal a prize. So here is hoping there is a channel picking it up.

Robnoxious
Feb 17, 2004



TelevisedInsanity posted:

But there is a format in the works, A revival of Treasure Hunt

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PpH48ifhsAk

Treasure Hunt is one of my all-time favorite game shows, because while it was a luck-based game show, what I enjoyed the most was the workaround of skits and sketches just to reveal a prize. So here is hoping there is a channel picking it up.
If it lacks the sadistic level of drawn out reveals by a master like Geoff Edwards, it will never work. Treasure Hunt is also one of my all time favs and Geoff Edwards was an expert at drawing out the suspense to the point where the contestants (always ladies) were to the point of peeing themselves in anticipatory excitement.

Those are almost impossible shoes to fill.

TelevisedInsanity
Dec 19, 2008

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Today marked the new seasons of Celebrity Name Game, Let's Make a Deal, and The Price is Right

And to celebrate, The Price is Right are doing a "Decades Week" and today was the 1970s and it's as retro as you can have for a themed episode. Very Ridiculous and very fun.

And now some Jeopardy Clip that went viral last week:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jHFBltF44uo

TelevisedInsanity
Dec 19, 2008

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXq3GRo4NUY

Hellevator debuts on the 21st on GSN

and also in other game show related news.

NBC is making a game show based on the app "Quiz Up" - http://www.avclub.com/article/nbcs-...stants-a-226130

The Genius might make it's way to the UK - http://tbivision.com/news/2015/10/i...at-deal/492311/

And there is a reality show about video games or some poo poo involving youtubers - http://streamdaily.tv/2015/10/07/ga...sher-goes-live/

And finally, some people talking about "Double Dare" - http://www.avclub.com/article/thril...crusted--226524

Enjoy your price is right Big Money week everybody!

DarklyDreaming
Apr 4, 2009

Welcome to Disney XD Everyone!


Caught the first episode of this. I have no idea what to make of it but it's certainly a new idea

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Dec 19, 2008

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DarklyDreaming posted:

Caught the first episode of this. I have no idea what to make of it but it's certainly a new idea

It reminds me a bit of the Crystal Maze, but with JUMP SCARES! a plenty.

Anyway, here is an update in the world of game shows.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQITn-hUDNE

A bunch of nerds talk about "The Genius" (which might actually be part of the genius thread already)

Jeopardy has their tournament of champions going on right now.

[uirl=http://www.thefutoncritic.com/news/2015/11/11/cmt-to-debut-heartpounding-new-season-of-steve-austins-broken-skull-challenge-with-special-military-themed-episode-premiering-january-3-at-800-pm-et-pt-136315/20151111cmt02/]Broken Skull Ranch[/url] is returning, with Stone Cold Steve Austin, oh hell yeah?

A countdown champion takes things a little too far.

And Chris Hardwick is hosting another game show, executive produced by LeBron James, I wish I was joking.

TelevisedInsanity
Dec 19, 2008

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Here is some updates in the world of game shows, that probably a few people would care (the last update was november)

- The $100,000 Pyramid is returning to ABC, hosted by Michael Strahan

- The Jeopardy online test is going on, feel stupid like most of us!

- Let's Make a Deal had a Nerds Rule episode featuring Stan Lee (with no Big Bang Theory References at all!)

- Bad answer on Wheel of Fortune because Homemade Waffles wasn't correct

- The Goldbergs had a Double Dare episode

and finally two new shows

Team Ninja Warrior - Which looks fun, I might do a write-up, because it is a spin-off
and Easiest Game Show Ever - Featuring Michael Ian Black

and here is a preview of TBS' new game show "Separation Anxiety" that's coming in March -
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8tEscR3II4I

jivjov
Sep 13, 2007

But how does it taste?

YUMMY!


Soiled Meat

Gonna drag this up from obscurity to talk about the Match Game and $100,000 pyramid revivals.

I wonder how long it's gonna be before they implement a new Star Wheel on Match Game because I think so far all but one head-to-head celeb match has been played with Rosie.

And then on last night's Pyramid, it really felt like Martha and Snoop were just sleepwalking through the whole episode. Not a whole lotta laughs for them

Edit: okay, Snoop giving clues in the Hot Mess category was pretty good

jivjov fucked around with this message at Jul 11, 2016 around 23:42

Robnoxious
Feb 17, 2004



Hello thread!

A little late on this BUT... Diginet channel BUZZR is going to re-air the broadcast of Michael Larsen's episode(s) of Press Your Luck where a dude showed up in a Goodwill suit and ran CBS for over $100K in cash and there wasn't a loving thing CBS could do about it.

It's gonna go off at the top of the next hour (8pm Pacific/11pm Eastern)

Raxivace
Sep 9, 2014



Robnoxious posted:

Hello thread!

A little late on this BUT... Diginet channel BUZZR is going to re-air the broadcast of Michael Larsen's episode(s) of Press Your Luck where a dude showed up in a Goodwill suit and ran CBS for over $100K in cash and there wasn't a loving thing CBS could do about it.

It's gonna go off at the top of the next hour (8pm Pacific/11pm Eastern)
Gameshow Network produced a surprisingly good documentary (From what I remember anyways) about this called Big Bucks: The Press Your Luck Scandal. I haven't seen it since it aired way back in 2003 (Jesus christ), but I remember it being quite compelling. It gives some nice context to these episodes and goes into the Larsen's downfall after he won big on the show.

jivjov
Sep 13, 2007

But how does it taste?

YUMMY!


Soiled Meat

Raxivace posted:

Gameshow Network produced a surprisingly good documentary (From what I remember anyways) about this called Big Bucks: The Press Your Luck Scandal. I haven't seen it since it aired way back in 2003 (Jesus christ), but I remember it being quite compelling. It gives some nice context to these episodes and goes into the Larsen's downfall after he won big on the show.

That sounds interesting! What's the best way to watch that? Is it on any of the major streaming services?

Raxivace
Sep 9, 2014



Looks like it's on YouTube.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nzNMCXWCZzQ.

Again, I haven't seen this in 13 years, so I may be remembering it as better in my mind.

Robnoxious
Feb 17, 2004



Raxivace posted:

Gameshow Network produced a surprisingly good documentary (From what I remember anyways) about this called Big Bucks: The Press Your Luck Scandal. I haven't seen it since it aired way back in 2003 (Jesus christ), but I remember it being quite compelling. It gives some nice context to these episodes and goes into the Larsen's downfall after he won big on the show.
Yeah, I've seen the Youtube vid of the GSN version which still had Peter Tomarkin alive (RIP) to relive the episode along with the other two contestants that Raxivace dropped. It was the best thing GSN ever produced really.


PYL Host Peter Tomarkin later died after ditching his plane into the Pacific doing humanitarian work

That said, Larsen is gonna roll his spins RIGHT NOW!

Robnoxious fucked around with this message at Aug 1, 2016 around 03:18

jivjov
Sep 13, 2007

But how does it taste?

YUMMY!


Soiled Meat

Raxivace posted:

Looks like it's on YouTube.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nzNMCXWCZzQ.

Again, I haven't seen this in 13 years, so I may be remembering it as better in my mind.

I'm only about 25 minutes in..but its fascinating the language they use to describe Larson. Once they got past the (expected) "he was a weird guy", "obsessed with getting rich quick" stuff they are continually representing him as a "bad" contestant, or someone set out to defraud the game show. There's not a hint of admiration for a guy who was dedicated enough to learn the light patterns.

EDIT: A lot more positivity came out at the end, with even Tomarken saying that "[Larson] was guilty of nothing except being enterprising".

jivjov fucked around with this message at Aug 2, 2016 around 03:12

TelevisedInsanity
Dec 19, 2008

unleash the demon


Thanks for the update, I was busy the last few months with work and productions stuff to announce the SUMMER FUN & GAMES on ABC.

I was thinking about rather or not to include Celebrity Food Fight on the list of shows as it's just a knock-off Hollywood Game Night.

Also, while it wasn't a game show, per se. Go90 did have last month a new reality series called "The Runner" that was part "Amazing Race" and part Hide-and-Go-Seek, hosted by MatPat of YouTube "Game Theory" fame, and Kaj Larsen of Vice... I recommend checking it out if you ever get the time.

Also MTV is bringing over "Almost Impossible Game Show"
http://www.mtv.com/news/2870361/mtv...sentation-2016/

SpikeTV is having "That Awkward Game Show"
http://deadline.com/2016/07/that-aw...ost-1201783460/

And VH1 is bringing back MTV2's "Hip Hop Squares"
http://www.thefutoncritic.com/news/.../20160728vh101/

TelevisedInsanity
Dec 19, 2008

unleash the demon


Tonight is the premiere of The Almost Impossible Game Show (last night was That Awkward Game Show)

http://metro.co.uk/2016/10/12/watch...l-maze-6188481/

The Crystal Maze has a special coming up this Saturday for fans of Stephen Merchant (and his newly bald head)

http://deadline.com/2016/10/the-gon...ett-1201829517/

Bojack Horseman's own Will Arnett is producing a brand new version of "The Gong Show"

http://thefutoncritic.com/news/2016...6nickelodeon01/

And there is a 30th Anniversary of Double Dare -- remember double dare with the giant nose and the giant mouth and the giant gumball machine and the giant waffles and the giant

jivjov
Sep 13, 2007

But how does it taste?

YUMMY!


Soiled Meat

Oh gosh, I am SO ready to revisit Double Dare. Although it was Double Dare 2000 when I was watching it.

Gene Hackman Fan
Dec 27, 2002



almost impossible game show was quite good -- it's a bit like wipeout without that jarring shift in tone that wipeout had, going from goofy they-fell-in-the-water humor to superserious competition in the wipeout zone.

but AIGS only has a prize of $500 going to whoever can pass four events, so the minute a show starts trying to act all serious for such small potatoes it sucks all the humor out of it.

in short, if you're going to do a physical-type game show, pick a tone and stick with it. go serious like american ninja warrior, or go silly like almost impossible game show, but be consistent, goddamn it.

Gene Hackman Fan
Dec 27, 2002



also, it is a loving travesty that million dollar mind game got shuffled off to sunday afternoons against the nfl. a game with as clever material as it had deserved a better fate than that, with or without vernon kay:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IWQ5AROEQ7I&hd=1

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Robnoxious
Feb 17, 2004



CBS and the producer that brought us Wipeout and Fear Factor have greenlit a game based on the mobile game Candy Crush.

I guess the Angry Birds game show fell through if it ever existed in the first place.

https://deadline.com/2016/10/cbs-ca...itz-1201838123/

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