Think of Sony Pictures Television as clutching the rose, and Mayim Bialik, Anderson Cooper, Katie Couric and Jeopardy champs Ken Jennings and Buzzy Cohen among the suitors so far, with more to come including Robin Roberts, Dr. Sanjay Gupta and LeVar Burton. Sony has “the most robust team of people I have ever seen looking at this and analyzing it in a very cerebral way,” said Executive Producer Mike Richards. “It’s a real change from the way casting has traditionally been done on television.”
NBC has given a 10-episode order to a U.S. adaptation of The Wheel, based on the new U.K. game show that has scored top ratings for the BBC. Since premiering in November, The Wheel has become the BBC’s top-rated game show launch in a decade. The creatives behind the British format, production shingle Hungry McBear and Michael McIntyre (who hosts the U.K. version), will also produce the U.S. edition for NBC, along with Warner Bros. Unscripted Television’s Warner Horizon.
The same producer who helped Drew Carey succeed Bob Barker on The Price Is Right is now working on the Jeopardy succession.
Fox has ordered the unscripted series Game of Talents with Wayne Brady set to host. Based on the Spanish format, Game of Talents pits two teams of contestants against each other as they attempt to figure out the hidden talents of the mystery performers based on first impressions and a series of clues. The series is currently in production in Los Angeles and will debut on Fox in 2021.
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The brainpower behind this year’s hit Jeopardy! The Greatest of All Time are returning to ABC to star in a new quiz show. James Holzhauer, Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter are back on ABC’s new U.S. adaptation of The Chase, a hit British format in which contestants face off with TV trivia titans. ABC has given a series order to The Chase, with a premiere date to be announced later.
Over the years, he hosted a total of 14 game shows, including Name That Tune, Password Plus, Dr. I.Q. and You Don’t Say! He was 93.
Long-running CBS game show The Price Is Right is heading back into production with a redesigned, COVID-friendly set and all of its usual rounds, but, for the first time in its nearly 50-year run, it will be without its rambunctious audience.
The network has renewed all six of its retro game shows for new seasons in 2020. The rookies Press Your Luck (above) and Card Sharks will return for their second seasons, Celebrity Family Feud for its sixth and The $100,000 Pyramid, Match Game and To Tell the Truth for their fifth.
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Jimmy Kimmel is among Donald Trump’s late-night gadflies, while producer Mark Burnett showcased the future president on “The Apprentice.” Yet they are going into business together. Kimmel and Burnett will produce a new ABC game show, “Generation Gap,” described by the network as a comedy quiz show that brings family […]
The Big Little Lies and Parks and Recreation star will host the series from Banijay Studios North America and executive producer Ryan Reynolds. The show puts teams of four through a series of comedic challenges with the simple rule of “Don’t,” as in “Don’t laugh” or “Don’t blink,” with a top prize of $100,000.
ABC is doubling down on its game-show revival business, adding both Card Sharks and Press Your Luck to its roster of retro redos, where they will join Match Game, $100,000 Pyramid, (Celebrity) Family Feud and To Tell the Truth.
In a video posted online Wednesday, the 78-year-old game show host said he was announcing his illness directly to Jeopardy fans in keeping with his long-time policy of being “open and transparent.”
Strahan’s SMAC Entertainment and Endemol Shine North America are developing a U.S. version of the game show format that has been produced in 54 global territories and currently airs as hit 5-day-a-week series in the U.K.
Everyone says and does dumb things, but some of us unfortunately do it on national TV.
Let’s Make a Deal, which Hall co-created, debuted as a daytime show on NBC in 1963 and became a TV staple. Through the next four decades, it also aired in primetime, in syndication and, in two brief outings, with hosts other than Hall at the helm.
Chuck Barris made game show history right off the bat, in 1966, with The Dating Game, hosted by Jim Lange. After the show became a hit on both daytime and nighttime TV, the Barris machine accelerated. New products included The Newlywed Game, ‘The Parent Game, ‘The Family Game and even The Game Game. At one point Barris was supplying the television networks with 27 hours of entertainment a week, mostly in five-days-a-week daytime game shows. The grinning, curly-haired Barris became a familiar face as creator and host of The Gong Show, which aired from 1976 to 1980.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Price is Right” history was made on Monday’s episode when a trio of contestants spun $1 on the game show’s colorful wheel. The three contestants each landed on different combinations of $1 in a pair of spins during one of the show’s showcase showdowns. The game show famously awards contestants who […]
This past summer, ABC scored big with its “Sunday Fun and Games” block comprising Celebrity Family Feud with Steve Harvey, The 100,000 Pyramid with Michael Strahan and Match Game with Alec Baldwin.Among those enjoying the resurgence in game shows is FremantleMedia’s Jennifer Mullin, a producer of many of the most popular titles in the genre. She talks about the staying power of games in both daytime and primetime and the growing opportunities for them.
Game shows are finally giving contestants a run for their money after decades of playing to the lowest common denominator.
This summer’s game show wave is driven by revivals of classic titles such as Match Game, To Tell the Truth, $100,000 Pyramid and Celebrity Family Feud filling a network need for recognizable, low cost and easy-to-launch first-run programming at a time when it’s tougher to get viewers to notice new shows.
With growing interest in the genre, Sony Pictures Television is pitching Mind of a Man to stations for fall 2015, while Debmar-Mercury is said to be developing a new version of the classic What’s My Line. Broadcasters see game shows as alternatives for off-net sitcoms, which are in short supply.
Does it feel like we’re back in the 1970s of Match Game and Hollywood Squares? Once again, stars are lining up to cut loose in the old format of wacky TV game shows. Except now, in the social media age, it’s almost mandatory for celebrities to prove they’re really Just Like Us.
From Bet on Your Baby to Million Second Quiz, nighttime game shows seem to appearing more regularly on broadcast schedules.