Monday, June 18, 2012

Paula Deen at the bottom of the "Food Chain"?

Paula Deen is trying to bring a new syndicated game show to America called "Food Chain". Partnered with Zodiak USA. Food Chain is based on the popular Italian game Cuochi e Fiamme which returns for a fourth series in 2012 on network LA7. Each episode sees two amateur chefs compete against each other as they attempt to cook four dishes. In the meantime:

Source: BuzzerBlog

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Family Game Night Fun

It's Father's Day, and not much going on and I haven't even covered this yet. There were rumors about the cancellation of Family Game Night, which were false. BuzzerBlog's Alex Davis had it confirmed it was a goner and it was a last minute decision to bring it back. However, The Hub did have a press release saying it is coming back. So, that should make people happy who are fans of the show. Here's the casting call for season 3.

Alex Davis: For whatever it's worth this was a last minute decision. I had it confirmed it was a goner. I was sent an email from a source on April 14th saying Hasbro went back and were, "attempts underway to save the show from a lot of different angles," and "Right now, nothing is certain either way." I was asked to keep quiet about it, though.

And it wasn't just me. Announcer Randy West, who is awfully reliable about this stuff as everyone knows, said just about three weeks ago, "While I don't know of any formal announcement, sadly, it appears that FGN will not be back, following a season that earned its host Todd Newton another well-deserved Emmy nomination." So again, sorry for the confusion, but this was confirmed to be cancelled but Hasbro found a way to bring it back and make it work. Not sure what the situation was which caused it to be cancelled (I'm going to guess budget), but it seems to be resolved.

Source: Game Show Follies

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Mike Richards to host GSN's "The Pyramid".

Price is Right executive producer and Beauty and the Geek host Mike Richards is going to host GSN's "The Pyramid".

“We are thrilled to have found a talent in Mike Richards, who not only has great hosting ability, but whose vast producing experience makes him an expert in all that is game show,” said Amy Introcaso-Davis, Executive Vice President of Programming and Development, GSN. “We feel Mike is the perfect choice to carry on the tradition of THE PYRAMID, one of America’s most beloved television franchises.”

“I am honored to join the GSN family as host of THE PYRAMID,” said Richards. “I was fortunate to work alongside Dick Clark for many years. Not only was he one of the most respected game show hosts of all time, but he served as my mentor and it’s an honor to follow in his footsteps. This is an iconic game show that I grew up watching. I’m looking forward to introducing viewers to this fresh new version.”

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Last Month & Recently in Game shows In Review

We start off with The American Bible Challenge and Beat The Chefs coming sometime in August 2012. War of the Rose Sisters had a casting call. Not real sure if it's still going but, Click Here for the Info.

Also, The week of June 11 GSN is making some schedule changes. They already made some earlier, so I will mention those as well.

8:00am - Family Feud (Dawson)
9:00am - Password Plus
10:00am - The $100,000 Pyramid
11:30am - Chain Reaction
12:00pm - Jeopardy!
4:00pm - Catch 21 (June 11)
4:30pm - Catch 21
5:00pm - Family Feud (O'Hurley)
5:30pm - Family Feud (Karn)
6:00pm - Family Feud (Harvey)
6:30pm - Family Feud (Harvey)

Friday, May 18, 2012

Predicting the hosts...

The reason Marie Osmond's picture is there is, people on the GSN Forums are predicting who's going to host the GSN revival of The $100,000 Pyramid. Someone mentioned Marie Osmond so she could follow in Donny's footsteps. Someone mentioned Jerry Seinfeld, Arsenio Hall, Alfonso Ribeiro, Cat Deeley, etc...

I say, you can't predict who the host will be on these game shows. It's impossible most of the time. It's a miracle if someone actually guesses right. But very rare. It can annoy me when people keep guessing who hosts a game show. People just sit all day and try to think of names it seems.

Donny Osmond wasn't necessarily a bad host. I doubt GSN would get him but, it is a thought. Donny Osmond would be my only choice. No one else. I know I'd be wrong but, that's my ONLY guess. Not like other people who can guess all day long.

Monday, May 14, 2012

GSN and Pyramid

There's discussion going on the GSN Forums about The $25,000 Pyramid. Currently, GSN is running Donny Osmond's Pyramid at 10:30am ET. I find this ridiculous that GSN is doing this with Pyramid. Dick Clark's version is a classic and I would hate to see it go.

Right now, however, according to the GSN Online schedule, it lists The $25,000 Pyramid again on Friday from 7pm - 11pm ET. I have a gut feeling it will change. I've been wrong but this is riduclous the games GSN is playing with us. They are so unorganized and the network is run by monkeys who don't know what to do.

I am a little mad Donny's Pyramid is still on at 10:30am. It may be from 2002 but I still wouldn't consider it "classic" in this day in age still. Dick Clark just died and I feel this is disrespectful. How come GSN can't be a little more like TV Land. A network devoted to mostly classic shows and they still air shows  that people have passed away who starred on those shows. M*A*S*H, for example. Harry Morgan died in December. Some people mentioned TV Land in that thread to. I agree with them.

I made a schedule on the GSN boards this past weekend with no classics, though. It looked decent but, as long as the schedule looks decent, I don't have a problem with it. If you want to read stuff in that thread, CLICK HERE.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

GSN Needs to improve? Part 2

Here's part 2 of my little weekend series how GSN needs to improve the weekends. I think if GSN started their programming at 6:00am ET, that would give time for some trivia classic shows because, those shows I wouldn't air during the day. One reason, trivia games from like the 60's, 70's and 80's, the problem with them is the questions are outdated.