Tag Archives: Game Shows

Grab Bag: “Last Man Standing” stands tall

        Plus other news of note, including Rosie Show results; Brandmeier’s return; and a new game show in an unusual time slot. – Viewers welcomed [..]

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Wheel of Luck

The venerable game show Wheel of Fortune does something it usually doesn’t do: make headlines (and trust me, that’s a good thing.). Syndication’s top-rated program for 26 years [..]

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ABC O&Os renew "Wheel", "Jeopardy!" through 2014

In good news for the syndication business, two of the platform’s highest-rated shows are going to be around for at least a few more years. CBS Television Distribution’s [..]

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"Feud" gets another host – Steve Harvey

Back in 2002, The E! True Hollywood Story did a two-hour program on the game show Family Feud, whose hosts dealt with extortion, womanizing, bankruptcy, divorce, and suicide. [..]

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T Dog’s Groovy Grab Bag

For the first time in awhile, it’s time for T Dog’s Groovy Grab Bag: – Congratulations to legendary Chicago radio personality Herb Kent on a new world record [..]

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"Family Feud" brings back bullseye game.

Dr. Oz debuts strong – and the rest of the week that was in syndication Family Feud has added a new element – all right, it’s not so [..]

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"Millionaire" finds windfall in Chicago again

“Is that your final answer?” is becoming a popular phrase in Chicago again. While Who Wants To Be A Millionaire has not caught fire in the ratings like [..]

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A change is afoot for "Millionaire"

With added competition from new freshman game show strips Trivial Pursuit: America Plays and the new weekday version of Deal or No Deal, Disney/ABC’s long running game show [..]

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NBC Universal unveils syndicated "Deal Or No Deal" format

NBC Universal recently unveiled details of its new Deal or No Deal strip hosted by Howie Mandel (who continues hosting the prime-time version.) The daily half hour is [..]

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"Wipeout" doesn’t wipeout

ABC’s new game show/obstacle course show Wipeout, is so far the highest rated new show of the summer, winning its time slot in adults 18-49 and in households, [..]

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President Bush to appear on "Deal or No Deal"

No, not as The Banker (although that role suits him just fine…) but he’ll be there via videotaped message on Monday’s show. A simpleton of a President appears [..]

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The force won’t be with us

A special Star Wars Deal or No Deal edition is scheduled to air April 28. As a Star Wars fan, this saddens me. Thank goodness I won’t be [..]

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Game shows are hot again

After Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy! became major successes in the mid-1980’s, games shows became a hot property in syndication. By 1988, more than ten of them were [..]

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"Family Feud" headed back to prime-time

For the first time in 25 years, Family Feud is headed to prime-time. A celebrity edition of the syndicated game-show strip is being planned by Fremantle for NBC [..]

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"Price" 2, "Deal" 0

The Price Is Right did it again Friday night, giving away another one million dollars on its Million Dollar Spectacular prime-time special, when a contestant came within $500 [..]

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