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  • BuzzerBlog Moves Tonight!
    Saturday, September 30, 2006
    This was a long time coming, but we finally finished the site. BuzzerBlog at Blogger has reached its end. We had just about enough of the server downage time and our restrictions, so we decided it was time to go. We are moving to FLASHGames^2 as of tonight at midnight. Here is our address situation:
    www.buzzerblog.com- Still works. You can keep this.

    buzzerblog.blogspot.com- Will be up for a bit for archive purposes, but will disappear in a few weeks/months

    buzzerblog.flashgameshows.com- This will be Buzzer's new source address.

    Again, www.buzzerblog.com will still work, but we are moving sites. What is in store for the new site? We are adding categories, so you can track all stories about "Deal or No Deal", GSN, and that sort of thing. We are adding spoilers of that day's shows and some opinion/editorial posts down the line. You readers are free to ask to write anything by emailing us at buzzerblog@flashgameshows.com. The site looks nearly the same. The attitude of the site will be the same. Our home has changed, and we are absolutely thrilled to be working with the extremely talented Chris Colbourne and Dan Berger. We'd like to thank you for your time here at Blogger and hope you enjoy the new home even more.

    -Alex Davis

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    posted by Alex Davis * Permalink * Buzz in!
    Des Lynam Quits Countdown at Christmas
    The host of the hit UK game show "Countdown", Des Lynam, will be leaving the show at Christmas, his publicist said. The 64 year old host said he would leave now and save the "wear and tear", while co-host Carol Vorderman stated that he was "amazing" and a hit with his fans. The studio move from Leeds to London has been scrapped. I've seen some episodes of the show, and it is something I would truly love to see come to America. But on the UK front, does anyone else feel that Ms. Vorderman could easily carry the show on her own?

    GameShowVideos.com has a very funny clip of Countdown with both Lynam and Vorderman.
    posted by Alex Davis * Permalink * Buzz in!
    British "1 vs. 100" Pictures
    Friday, September 29, 2006












    Here are a few pictures from the UK "1 vs. 100" set, which is relatively similar to the US set. However, I still think we, by far, have the superior rules. NBC starts "1 vs. 100" as a five-week event starting Friday, October 13th at 9PM ET.
    posted by Alex Davis * Permalink * Buzz in!
    New GSN Website
    Wednesday, September 27, 2006
    GSN released a brand new website tonight, and pretty nice if you ask me. TAKE A LOOK. It's not as clunky this time around, and much nicer on the eyes. I have to be honest, after talking to a lot of the staffers, that GSN crew is one of the hardest working and nicest I've ever been able to do things with, and their tech/web staff is just amazing.
    posted by Alex Davis * Permalink * Buzz in!
    BREAKING NEWS: "1 VS. 100"
    This just in: NBC will air a new game show, "One Versus 100" starting October 13th at 9PM ET, following "Deal or No Deal". The show will see contestants answer trivia questions, hoping to eliminate a mob of 100 and taking home a top prize of $1,000,000. The format did a complete turn-around from the test games, and it's actually quite enjoyable now. Bob Saget will host this five week event.
    posted by Alex Davis * Permalink * Buzz in!
    RUMOR CONTORL: TEMPTATION (SALE OF THE CENTURY) IN THE USA?
    There was a teaster posting on Craigslist a bit ago about a show involving shopping looking for contestants. It was from a "Major Production Company" and was a "Popular Game Show", which meant it had to be established at some point. Now comes this new posting.

    NEW CRAIGSLIST POSSIBLE TEMPTATION POSTING

    People must fly to Australia. It involves shopping with extreme discounts from money you earn. This basically HAS to be Temptation, doesn't it? I really hope this is, because Temptation is one of the best game shows that has been on TV in a very long time. For those of you that don't know, "Temptation" is the revival of "Sale of the Century", an old 80s game show, currently shown in Australia and recently sold to South Africa. Unless I'm completely wrong, and please tell me if I am, this is really looking like "Temptation" is coming to America.
    posted by Alex Davis * Permalink * Buzz in!
    FLASHGames² Launches "Quickplay" on October 1st
    FLASHGames², the premiere place to find flash versions of your favorite game shows, is launching their new program "Quickplay" on Sunday, October 1st. For "Quickplay", a new 30 to 60 second puzzle/game will be launched every day, one per day. Some different games will be "Countdown", "Mega Memory", "Millionaire Lifeline", and other classics. Be sure to stop over for a daily supply of game shows.

    Also, the day or week of October 1st will be historic for Buzzer, as we are moving off of Blogger. We will announce the news very soon. Stay tuned.
    posted by Alex Davis * Permalink * Buzz in!
    GSN Calls Out Students to "Win With Words"
    I believe we talked about this before, but hey, let's do it again. GSN, in partnership with Neutrogena, Mead School Supplies, Sharpie, and Sony Card, has created the "National Vocabulary Championship", which is aimed at engaging high school students in language arts. Several local events, sponsored by Time Warner and Cablevision, will take place, with the top scorers playing the qualifier in New York, and the champions will battle for $40,000 on a special on GSN. Also, GSN will air special "Win With Words" ads, featuring Whoopi Goldberg, Tom Bergeron, Jeff Probst, Chuck Woolery, and Shandi Finnessey.

    "We created the NVC in the hopes that it will become a cultural phenomenon and get people from all over the country excited about the power of a good vocabulary, and understand that a great vocabulary is the key to their opportunities in life," said Dena Kaplan, senior VP of marketing for GSN, who created and is overseeing the program.

    Edit: We have a bit more info courtesy of GSN. All eligible high school students can take the qualifying exam online or, if available, in school. 42 national qualifiers plus the 8 winners of the city-wide competitions will receive a trip to New York to compete in the nationally televised competition where the winner will receive $40,000. The event is hosted by "Chain Reaction 2006" host Dylan Lane. Here are the dates.

    Online National Qualifying Exam Dates
    The dates and times that students can take the online national qualifying exams are as follows:
    Friday, October 27th – 10:00 pm EST/7:00 pm PST
    Saturday, October 28th – 12:00 pm EST/9:00 am PST
    Sunday, October 29th – 10:00 pm EST/7:00 pm PST
    Monday, October 30th – 11:00 pm EST/8:00 pm PST
    Tuesday, October 31st – 11:30 pm EST/8:30 pm PST
    Wednesday, November 1st – 7:00 pm EST/4:00 pm PST
    Thursday, November 2nd – 8:00 pm EST/5:00 pm PST
    Friday, November 3rd –10:00 pm EST/7:00 pm PST
    Saturday, November 4th – 5:00 pm EST/ 2:00 pm PST
    Sunday, November 5th –9:00 pm EST/6:00 pm PST

    Citywide Competition Dates
    Dates for the citywide competitions are as follows (locations to be announced):
    Pittsburgh – Monday, October 30
    St. Louis – Thursday, November 2
    Boston – Monday, November 13
    Philadelphia – Thursday, November 16
    Detroit – Monday, November 20
    Palm Beach – Monday, November 29
    Sacramento – Tuesday, December 5
    New York – Thursday, December 13
    posted by Alex Davis * Permalink * Buzz in!
    "Whose Line is it Anyway?" on DVD Today!
    Tuesday, September 26, 2006
    Is "Whose Line is it Anyway?" the show with more primetime hours than any show in a long time, if not one of the top ever? It's been on US primetime since about 1998. ABC Family has aired a Monday superblock for a few weeks plus new episodes, and now there is a three hour block of it on Fridays. Comedy Central played with it in the 8:30PM slot before "The Colbert Report" started. BBC America is airing it at 8-9PM ET and 11-12PM ET. Now fans can watch it when they'd like at home. Warner Brothers released "Whose Line is it Anyway?" Season One:Volume One, containing the first ten episodes of the US run of the improv comedy (game) show that has been on the air internationally since 1988. At a price of $26.97, the DVD will come in two formats: the edition seen on ABC and an uncensored edition. Each edition will contain never-before-seen footage as well.
    posted by Alex Davis * Permalink * Buzz in!
    Networks Pump Out New Game Shows
    Monday, September 25, 2006
    Hot on the heels of the popular NBC game show "Deal or No Deal" major networks are now coming out with their own formats, most of which already covered here. ABC has two game shows in their protection. One of which is "Set For Life", which will see people stand on a tile and hope it's a good one and not a bad one. Think "Deal or No Deal" for non-lazy people, or even a complete ripoff of "Powerball: Instant Millionaire". This game has moved up from its projected December release to November. Also, as reported ABC picked up the FOX show "Show Me The Money"-then-"Show Me What You Got"-now-"Show Me The Money" according to Craigslist. This show, which might be rather interesting, will see contestants answer trivia questions, with each right answer multiplying their money possibly into the millions or a wrong answer forcing a contestant to lose ungodly sums of money.

    FOX is releasing their trivia show "The Rich List" in late fall. "The Rich List" will see contestants name items off a list, whether it be Beatles Albums or State Capitals. The winning team gets to go to the bonus round, where they can win up to $250,000 (according to early runs). Also, a team can stay on the show as long as they win. NBC will debut their trivia game show "1 vs. 100", hosted by Bob Saget, in either November or December. This goes against their original September 11th projected premiere date, which would have rushed the show to air. Recently, ABC dropped "The Con Test"/"PokerFace" and has projected to have lost the rights to "Who Wants to be a Millionaire." On the cable front, GSN will debut the foreign game show "That's The Question", hosted by Bob Goen, on October 2nd at 6:00PM ET.

    As a little side note, I often get emails asking when new episodes of "I've Got A Secret" will be made, and quite frankly, we don't know when and if they will be made. However, you guys can help. Be sure to CLICK HERE to email GSN and ask for it to come back, go to the REQUEST-O-MATIC, or go to the GSN BUZZ to speak your mind about it.
    posted by Alex Davis * Permalink * Buzz in!
    "Deal or No Deal" Three Days a Week
    Saturday, September 23, 2006
    NBC just couldn't resist, could they? "Deal or No Deal" will be airing on Fridays starting the week of September 25th and will go on for a few weeks like this. Terrific. The show is getting rather low ratings as it is, getting in the 6.5 range the past few nights. Is adding a third night a smart idea really? If they would move it off of the Thursday time slot, which they need to do ASAP, and just leave it Monday/Friday at 8PM ET, that would be fine. I am a fan of "Deal or No Deal", and I'm even getting sick of it at this point.
    posted by Alex Davis * Permalink * Buzz in!
    Playmania Extends to Six Days a Week
    Friday, September 22, 2006
    Today, Optimistic Entertainment has announced they have extended their contract with GSN for the hit game show "Playmania". The only major announcement about this is "Playmania" will be extended to 6 days a week (Monday will not be shown).
    posted by Alex Davis * Permalink * Buzz in!
    The Banker's Babes on "Deal or No Deal
    Wednesday, September 20, 2006
    This is really a post of nothingness. I just wanted to promote the Lucky Case game a bit more and show off the best new thing "Deal or No Deal" has added: the Banker now has models, which I am dubbing (thanks to my good friend Joe Van Ginkel) The Banker's Babes.
    posted by Alex Davis * Permalink * Buzz in!
    "Today" Cast Members Versus Meredith Vieira on "Who Wants to be a Millionaire?"
    I found this to be funny. The WNBC site has a video clip of the "Today" cast members (Matt Lauer, Al Roker, and Ann Curry) playing "Who Wants to be a Millionaire?" with Meredith Vieira as host as always. Ann Curry got the team to $25,000. This was probably a nice little promotion for "Millionaire" too, since I know many fans of the ABC version do not know that a syndicated version exists. Watch the video clip at the link below.

    TODAY ON MILLIONAIRE
    posted by Alex Davis * Permalink * Buzz in!
    Toys R Us Launches "Deal or No Deal" Campaign
    Toys R Us today announced an agressive marketing campaign for the number one NBC show "Deal or No Deal." This campaign will bring the fun and excitement of the television show to the stores, as people have a chance to win anywhere from nothing to $1,000,000. On September 28th, Howie Mandel, host of the show, will be at the massive "Toys R Us" in Times Square, New York City, to officially open the "Deal or No Deal" games boutique at 1PM ET. Then, on October 1st and for four weeks, Toys R Us newspaper circulars will include a game piece that has two briefcases: one says "DEAL" and the other "NO DEAL". Once you take it into the store unscratched, if you take the Deal, you will get 10% off any item. However, if you take No Deal, you get what is in that briefcase, which could be hundreds of thousands of prizes like an XBox 360, MP3 players, giant Toys R Us gift cards, or even $1,000,000. However, some have nothing in them. If it is empty, you still get a small discount at least.

    "Since airing late last year, Deal or No Deal has become an overnight sensation. Our campaign will leverage the same intrigue, which is sure to resonate with fans of the hit show," said Greg Ahearn, Senior Vice President, Marketing, Toys "R" Us, U.S. "Whether it's an in-store discount or the chance to walk away with $1 million, the Deal or No Deal promotion is a great opportunity for us to translate the show's popularity into the retail arena and create excitement in our stores before the holidays even begin."
    posted by Alex Davis * Permalink * Buzz in!
    "Deal or No Deal"'s $200,000 Lucky Case Winners
    Tuesday, September 19, 2006
    We thought we would help congratulate "Deal or No Deal" season premiere Lucky Case winners in partnership with NBC. Vivian Glover from Springfield, MO, and Heather Bare of Spokane, WA, are last night's winners and received $200,000. Every night this week (except Wednesday), the Lucky Case game will give away $100,000. It will go back to $10,000 after that.
    posted by Alex Davis * Permalink * Buzz in!
    New "Deal or No Deal", "Jeopardy!", and "Wheel of Fortune" Games
    Tons of new home games coming out soon. First Jakks, famous for Plug-and-Play television games, will be creating a "Deal or No Deal" edition to come out at an undisclosed time, according to Yahoo! News. The game is projected to cost roughly $20 according to our show sources. Also, Global Star Software will be making a computer game edition of "Deal or No Deal" due in the holiday season also at roughly $20. The game will feature will feature Howie Mandel, the models, and The Banker. Not only that, players can make their own board and put anything they wanted. Hey, it would be perfect to see what chore your kids should do that day. Will it be making your bed or mowing the grass, with a Bank Offer of washing the dishes? There will also be a multi-player mode and several mini-games to play.

    MGA Entertainment also announced they are making DVD games based off of "Jeopardy!" and "Wheel of Fortune." "Jeopardy!" is projected to come out in spring 2007, while "Wheel of Fortune" will come in early 2008. MGA will be using new technology to make the "Jeopardy!" experience even better, with realistic graphics, wireless buzzers, and supplemental quiz packs. Hopefully these will be better than the abortion of the job they did with "The $100,000 Pyramid" DVD game.
    posted by Alex Davis * Permalink * Buzz in!
    "Deal or No Deal" Monday (9/18) Ratings
    We haven't done a ratings update on anything in a while. "Deal or No Deal" started at 8PM ET being the top rated show at 8.9/14. However, as usual, the second hour's ratings rose; up to a 10.2/15 and top rated again. CBS had the number one rated show for the entire evening with "CSI: Miami" 11.2/7. NBC did win the first evening of the 2006-2007 fall television season.
    posted by Alex Davis * Permalink * Buzz in!
    "Show Me What You Got" Changes Names Again
    I'm calling this the PokerFace syndrome. First, it was called "Show Me the Money". Then, it was "Show Me What You Got," sure to attract the youth by name alone. However, according to Craigslist, it is back to "Show Me the Money." Just putting that out there for reference sake.
    posted by Alex Davis * Permalink * Buzz in!
    "DEAL OR NO DEAL" CHAT NOW!
    Monday, September 18, 2006
    Want to talk to dozens and dozens of "Deal or No Deal" fans, making commentary and more remarks about the premiere of season 2 "Deal or No Deal"? Log on to the ClassicGameShows/BuzzerBlog chat now!

    GAME SHOW CHAT!
    posted by Alex Davis * Permalink * Buzz in!
    "The Price is Right" and "Deal or No Deal" Premiere Today
    CBS's "The Price is Right" begins its 35th season today at 11AM ET. Not much more I can say about "Price" that hasn't already been said.

    However, tonight at 8PM ET is the return of "Deal or No Deal" on NBC. All week long, each game will add a million dollars to the starting total of $1,000,000 all the way to a total jackpot of $6,000,000. Also, the Lucky Case game will give away $1,000,000 total throughout the week, with $200,000 going today and $100,000 the other nights. As always, ClassicGameShows.com and BuzzerBlog will be holding the "Deal or No Deal" chat, which will open up at around 7:30-7:45PM ET. Chat with dozens and dozens of other fans as you cheer for or against the player and/or Banker. Then, at 9PM ET, the NBC "Deal or No Deal" site will hold a Live Blog with The Banker. You can register and ask him your questions tonight.

    *DEAL OR NO DEAL CHAT*
    posted by Alex Davis * Permalink * Buzz in!
    Game Show Forum: List the 20 Greatest Hosts
    Friday, September 15, 2006
    The Game Show Forum, after making a list of the 50 greatest game shows (well, 100), is now creating a list of the 20 greatest game show hosts, and they want your help! Do you have an opinion on who is the best? Maybe Ricki Lake made you excited for some reason, we're not here to judge. Matt Ottinger is giving BuzzerBlog readers a chance to submit their choices. All you need to do is click the link below and submit your 20 greatest hosts. Then, check back either here or the Game Show Forum in a few weeks for the list of the greatest. Thanks to Matt Ottinger yet again for allowing BuzzerBlog to participate.

    EMAIL YOUR 20 GREATEST HOSTS LIST
    posted by Alex Davis * Permalink * Buzz in!
    Game Show Fan's 50 Greatest Of All Time
    Thursday, September 14, 2006
    Yes, GSN did a countdown of their 50 greatest game shows of all time, and the death threats we got about this countdown were just stunning. The Game Show Forum made a list of their 50 greatest, and also published 51-100. Here is the list. How do you rank it?


    100. The Magnificent Marble Machine
    100. Finders Keepers
    99. Pitfall
    98. Make Me Laugh
    96. Street Smarts
    96. Play the Percentages
    95. PDQ/Baffle
    94. Name's the Same
    93. Queen For A Day
    92. Money Maze
    90. Trivia Trap
    90. The Mole
    89. Legends of the Hidden Temple
    87. Monopoly
    87. Caesar's Challenge
    86. Dream House
    84. Winning Lines
    84. History IQ
    83. Talk About
    82. Child's Play
    81. Hot Streak
    80. Hollywood Showdown
    79. Pass the Buck
    78. Pantomime Quiz/Stump the Stars
    77. Battlestars
    76. Fun House
    75. Face the Music
    74. The Amazing Race
    73. Debt
    71. Two Minute Drill
    71. American Gladiators
    70. Starcade
    69. Video Village
    68. Double Dare
    67. Hit Man
    66. Wipeout
    65. Survivor
    64. Eye Guess
    63. Cross-Wits
    62. Liar's Club
    61. Three on a Match
    60. Hot Potato
    59. Greed
    58. Body Language
    57. Celebrity Sweepstakes
    56. Bullseye
    55. Big Showdown
    54. Russian Roulette
    53. Where in the World/Time is Carmen Sandiego?
    52. Win, Lose or Draw
    51. You Don't Say
    50. Gambit/Las Vegas Gambit
    49. The Weakest Link
    47. The Dating Game
    47. Remote Control
    46. College Bowl
    45. Treasure Hunt
    44. Deal or No Deal
    43. Now You See It
    42. Break the Bank
    41. Twenty One
    40. Go
    39. The Gong Show/Extreme Gong
    38. Whew!
    37. The Who What or Where Game/ The Challengers
    36. You Bet Your Life
    35. Lingo
    34. Truth or Consequences
    33. The $64,000/$128,000 Question
    32. Chain Reaction
    31. He Said, She Said/Tattletales
    30. Jackpot
    29. Win Ben Stein's Money
    28. Supermarket Sweep
    27. Split Second
    26. The Newlywed Game
    25. Double Dare (Nickelodeon)
    24. Beat the Clock
    23. High Rollers
    22. Blockbusters
    21. I've got a Secret
    20. Scrabble
    19. Name That Tune
    18. Tic Tac Dough
    17. Let's Make a Deal
    16. Sale of the Century
    15. The Joker's Wild
    14. What's My Line?
    13. Card Sharks
    12. Press Your Luck/Whammy!
    11. Who Wants to Be a Millionaire
    10. To Tell the Truth
    9. (Classic) Concentration
    8. Hollywood Squares
    7. Wheel of Fortune
    6. Family Feud
    5. Match Game
    4. Password
    3. Pyramid
    2. Jeopardy!
    1. The Price is Right

    Thanks to Matt Ottinger for permission to use all of this. Mr. Ottinger runs a terrific website on Bill Cullen and co-moderates the Game Show Forum.
    posted by Alex Davis * Permalink * Buzz in!
    Chief of Distribution Leaves GSN
    GSN's chief of distribution, Jan Hatcher, has announced she is leaving the Network for Games. According to Rich Cronin, while she is leaving, she will be doing some consultant work to ease the transition as they seek a replacement. Hatcher, formerly from Lifetime Television, is responsible for the network closing carriage agreements with companies such as Verison and AT&T. Jan Hatcher joined the network in 2004.

    As a side note: GSN is now seen in 61 million homes.
    posted by Alex Davis * Permalink * Buzz in!
    Online "Jeopardy!" College and Teen Tournament Tests
    Wednesday, September 13, 2006
    "Jeopardy!" recently announced they are starting registration for the online college and teen tournament exams. If you are from 13-17, you can do the teen test. If you a full-time undergraduate student with no bachelor's degree, or are from 13-17 and currently enrolled in college as a full-time undergraduate student, then the college week test is for you. Be sure to sign up.

    JEOPARDY! TEST REGISTRATION
    posted by Alex Davis * Permalink * Buzz in!
    GSN Gives Students a Chance to "Win With Words"
    Tuesday, September 12, 2006
    This may be "Get Schooled: Wordslam" revised. GSN today announced that, in partnership with the National Vocabulary Championship, they are giving students a chance to win $40,000. Go to THIS WEBSITE to find out more. Winners are flown to New York City to compete for the $40,000 in February 2007. This event will be shown as a special on GSN.

    NOTE: This is only open to high school students ages 13 through 19.
    posted by Alex Davis * Permalink * Buzz in!
    Did NBC Royally Spoil "Deal or No Deal"?
    Thanks to Mike Klauss for posting this on the game show Livejournal community. NBC has been airing previews for "Deal or No Deal" non-stop as expected, but they have been showing little spoilers every now and then. We know we've seen someone make a very excited deal, but this one showed just a bit too much...

    DON'T CLICK HERE IF YOU DON'T WANT TO BE SPOILED

    As always, you can join the BuzzerBlog Livejournal community and have the news directly given to you. Also, BuzzerBlog and ClassicGameShows.com will be hosting another live "Deal or No Deal" chat Monday starting at around 7:30PM ET or 7:45PM ET. Come on in and join the fun with us. Link will be given on Monday.
    posted by Alex Davis * Permalink * Buzz in!
    "The Rich List" Tapes Today
    Craigslist is looking for audience members to see the first taping of "The Rich List", FOX's new entry into game shows today. They are giving lots of notice, aren't they? If you want to see it tape and earn $7 an hour for about 7 or 8 hours of taping, click the link below.

    THE RICH LIST TAPING
    posted by Alex Davis * Permalink * Buzz in!
    GSN's "That's The Question" Info
    GSN finally announced "That's The Question" today. The word scramble/trivia/puzzle game will debut October 2nd at 6PM ET. Basically, the same exact rules here apply.

    THAT'S THE QUESTION RULES

    The only different thing is from my own error. This is no round 3 as far as we can tell. It seems like that's just a speed-up round if time is running short. Winner of the game gets $500 and the chance to turn it into $5,000. "Entertainment Tonight" former host Bob Goen will reign over this new fast-paced word game show being produced by Scott Sternberg.
    posted by Alex Davis * Permalink * Buzz in!
    New "Deal or No Deal" Website
    Monday, September 11, 2006
    NBC opened up a brand new "Deal or No Deal" website last night, and it states that The Banker will be doing a live blog on September 18th, the date of the season 2 premiere. The game says "Coming Soon" also, so many they are improving the game, since it needs MAJOR work.

    DEAL OR NO DEAL SITE
    posted by Alex Davis * Permalink * Buzz in!
    GSN August Ratings: Same as Always
    I'm having computer problems today, so the posts will be short and sweet. GSN has received a .4 rating for the month of August. This is just about the same level as they had last month. Are they ever going to get above .4? .5 can't be that far away!
    posted by Alex Davis * Permalink * Buzz in!
    Reminder: New Syndicated Seasons Start Today
    Just a reminder that four of the most popular syndicated game shows ever, begin brand new seasons today (September 11th).

    Who Wants to Be a Millionaire begins it's 5th season in syndication. Family Feud kicks off it's 30th anniversary (8th year of current run) with a brand new set and brand new host John O'Hurley! Jeopardy's 23rd season brings in a new set which brings in yet another television show for the High Definition world. Finally, in it's 24th season (and 33rd year in TV overall), Wheel of Fortune also brought to you in HD, will feature new rules later in the year.

    For all of these shows, check your local listings for times.
    posted by Paul Ford * Permalink * Buzz in!
    A "Show Me What You Got" Casting First
    Saturday, September 09, 2006
    Understand my shock when I read this posting on Craigslist. Yes, ABC is still casting for "Show Me What You Got". Yes, the top prize is still $5,000,000. Yes, they are still casting for stereotypes, but this one is better than the "assholes" they were searching for. ABC's new game show is searching for really smart people, i.e. brainiacs, geniuses, intellects, and people of that sort. When was the last time a game show actually wanted smart people? Anyway, if you want in, you know where to look. (To the left)
    posted by Alex Davis * Permalink * Buzz in!
    GSN Casting For Personal Telethons
    Friday, September 08, 2006
    From Craigslist: GSN is now looking for people who want a telethon about them. The people selected will be partnered with a celebrity and literally hold a telethon for themselves to raise money for any reason: whether it be for hair plugs, to attend a high school reunion, a new car, or many you really need some pot. It's up to you. They say they are looking for real people with real problems (AKA everyone in America), so click the link below to beg people for money.

    GSN TELETHON CASTING
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    KNBC Launches Post-NFL Text-And-Win Game
    What kind of monster has GSN created? We have Playmania, Midnight Money Madness, Text-2-Win, and My Games Fever. Locally, on KNBC in Los Angeles, CA, we now include "The Challenge". This will start as a 15 week program filling time after NFL football games hosted by KNBC sportscaster Fred Roggins. Viewers can text, call, or enter online to win prizes such as a car, flatscreen TV, or a trip to an NFL Sunday night game. This all debuts September 10th on KNBC.
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    ABC's "PokerFace"/"The Con Test" Cancelled
    Thursday, September 07, 2006
    The British news source The Sun has reported that ABC's version of "PokerFace" or "The Con Test" or whatever you want to call it has been cancelled as of last night. The hosts of the British version, Ant and Dec, were scheduled to host. This leaves ABC with both "Deal or No Deal" clones, "Set For Life" and "Show Me What You Got".
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    Behind the Scenes of "Deal or No Deal"
    Wednesday, September 06, 2006
    NBC has posted a behind the scenes video of "Deal or No Deal", which starts it's week-long return (except Wednesday), with each new game adding $1,000,000 to the top prize, on September 18th at 8PM ET. Check out the video below. Anyone else find it funny that the Banker's booth both has a name, Banker's Office, and a keypad lock?

    BEHIND THE SCNES OF "DEAL OR NO DEAL"
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    New Series: GSN Presents
    GSN will be unleashing a new "series" coming soon called "GSN Presents". In it as of now are the two documentaries talked about in the July TCA announcements. According to the GSN press site, "GSN Presents: Chuck Berris" on November 26, 2006. This will go indepth with a rare interview with Chuck Berris talking about his thoughts and feelings on his game show success. Then, on October 22, 2006, "GSN Presents Match Game" will debut. This will talk about the early 60s version, the famous 70s/80s version, and the 90s edition. The documentary will go behind the scenes of the show with new interviews from Betty White and Brett Sommers.
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    Todd Newton Hosts GSN's "Worldwide Web Games"
    Tuesday, September 05, 2006
    Host of "Whammy!", "Made in the USA", and the pseudo-co host of "Game Show Marathon", Todd Newton, has been announced as the host of GSN's special "Worldwide Web Games". In it, competitors usually stuck in their mother's basements come up to see the light and play games such as Solitaire, Bejeweled 2, and Zuma for $1,000,000. Also taking place, Chuck Woolery ("Lingo") will emcee celebrities playing the online skill game edition of "Lingo" for charity. Because, you know, the regular game show "Lingo" isn't quite enough. The event tapes this Saturday, September 9th, and airs as a one-day special on Saturday, December 3rd at 9PM ET on GSN.
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    Noel Edmonds/Deal or No Deal Wins Award for Best Daytime Show
    The TV Choice and TV Quick Awards 2006 have named the British version of "Deal or No Deal" the best daytime program of this year. Host Noel Edmonds accepted the award today at the ceremony.
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    NBC Shoots Another Game Show Pilot
    Craigslist is reporting a new NBC game show, "Nothing But the Truth" is shooting a pilot. In it, you can win thousands by just answering questions. The catch, you ask? You are hooked up to a lie detector machine. Basically, we gather that if you blip, you lose all your money, but you are given the option to stop apparently at certain points. If you want in on the pilot, just click the link.

    Just a side note, anyone else really miss The Chair? This only reminded me how great that show was.

    NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH
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    "That's The Question" Debuts October 2nd
    Today, we were informed that a commercial aired for "That's The Question", GSN's new show involving trivia, word scrambles, and puzzles. We'll post the Dutch format again some time soon. The show will debut October 2nd, and a time slot will most likely be assigned tomorrow when the press release is given out.
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    British "1 vs. 100" Rules
    Sunday, September 03, 2006
    UKGameshows.com has posted the complete rule list for BBC's new lottery game show "1 vs. 100". After reading it, I'm in a bit of shock that I actually think a US format is leaps and bounds better than a UK one. Tell me what you think

    BRITISH "1 VS 100" RULES
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    List of GSN's "50 Greatest Game Shows of All Time"
    Saturday, September 02, 2006
    Incase you missed an episode for whatever reason you had or just want to bitch to us, GSN sent us, for reference, the complete list of their 50 greatest game shows of all time.

    50- Three's A Crowd
    49- Treasure Hunt
    48- Blockbusters
    47- Studs
    46- Hollywood Showdown
    45- Shop 'Til You Drop
    44- Truth or Consequences
    43- Tattletales
    42- Queen for a Day
    41- $1.98 Beauty Show
    40- Twenty-One
    39- GE College Bowl
    38- Whammy!
    37- Greed
    36- Remote Control
    35- Beat the Clock
    34- Sale of the Centry
    33- Dog Eat Dog
    32- Tick Tac Dough
    31- You Bet Your Life
    30- Card Sharks
    29- Scrabble
    28- The $64,000 Question
    27- Win Ben Stein's Money
    26- Deal or No Deal
    25- Super Password/Plus
    24- Win, Lose, or Draw
    23- The Joker's Wild
    22- Weakest Link
    21- I've Got A Secret
    20- Concentration
    19- To Tell the Truth
    18- Love Connection
    17- Name that Tune
    16- Lingo
    15- Password
    14- What's My Line?
    13- Press Your Luck
    12- The Gong Show
    11- Hollywood Squares
    10- The Dating Game
    9- Newlywed Game
    8- Pyramid
    7- Let's Make A Deal
    6- Wheel of Fortune
    5- Who Wants to be a Millionaire?
    4- The Price is Right
    3- Family Feud
    2- Jeopardy
    1- Match Game
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    "Stump the Schwab"'s New Season Starts Monday
    Friday, September 01, 2006
    ESPN really wants a successful season, don't they? The ESPN game show "Stump the Schwab" will have it's 4th season premiere on Monday, September 4th at 7PM ET on ESPN Classic. It took me flipping by channels at 1AM to find it, but there you are. Embassy Row is now working on the show this season, so who knows what will happen. It's fairly evident that Schwab is returning though.
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