Competition series Squid Game: The Challenge has debuted on Netflix. Based on the hit drama from 2021, it sees 456 players enter and try to win $4.56 million. Five episodes are available Nov. 22. Four more come out Nov. 29, and the season finale premieres Dec. 6.
Lowe also produces the “massive” 81-contestant gamer, which premieres in January.
Bob Barker, a household name for a half-century as host of Truth or Consequences and The Price Is Right, died Saturday. He was 99. “I have grown old in your service,” the silver-haired, perennially tanned Barker joked on a primetime television retrospective in the mid-’90s. In all, he taped more than 5,000 shows in his career. Pictured: Bob Barker waves goodbye as he tapes his final episode of The Price Is Right in Los Angeles on June 6, 2007.
Wheel of Fortune, Jeopardy and Family Feud continue to attract big audiences even as streaming upends viewing habits.
CBS has ordered the Jaime Camil game show Loteria Loca. The series is based on the Latin board game of chance known as Loteria. Camil will be host and executive producer. The Mexican actor and singer’s TV credits include Jane the Virgin, where he portrayed Rogelio.
Game shows, previously awarded in the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Emmy competition, will now be part of the Primetime Emmys beginning in 2023, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences and NATAS announced on Wednesday. The news comes on the heels of both organizations announcing a major realignment in December, shifting to genre-based awards rather than time-based awards as part of an effort to ensure the competitions’ continued relevance.
The streaming home to the hit survival drama announced Squid Game: The Challenge, with 456 players in real-life competition in a series of games for a record-setting $4.56 million purse.
Dame Helen, as the Oscar, Emmy and Tony-winning actor is properly addressed, makes her debut as a quiz host with Harry Potter: Hogwarts Tournament of Houses. The weekly, four-part series begins 8 p.m. ET Sunday on TBS and Cartoon Network.
The longest-running game show in television history is celebrating its 50th season this month and offering viewers a chance to, as always, “come on down” to win by guessing the correct retail price for various items. The Price is Right host, comedian Drew Carey (l), appeared with longtime former host Bob Barker on March 25, 2009. Barker, who retired and passed the microphone to Carey, appeared on the show to promote his autobiography, Priceless Memories.
CBS will mark 50 years of contestants comin’ on down for The Price Is Right with a two-hour primetime special next month. Set for 9-11 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 30, the special will look back at the biggest winners, never-before-seen outtakes and feature a salute to 35-year host Bob Barker.
TVNewsCheck Editor Michael Depp talks with Stephen Brown, EVP of programming development for Fox First Run and Fox Television Stations, about the strategic role of game shows in Fox’s syndication lineup, along with how programming is progressing at Fox Soul, the group’s African-American-targeted streaming channel.
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.
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.
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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.