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Posted Tuesday 7/17/18 at 1:20PM EDT
Craig Ferguson to host the ABC game show pilot The Time It Takes
The CBS Late Late Show vet will host a pilot for the American version of the BBC game show The Time It Takes, which has contestants answer as many questions as possible within a certain, ever-changing time limit. Ferguson previously hosted the syndicated game show Celebrity Name Game from 2014 to 2017.
Posted Monday 7/16/18 at 8:37PM EDT
Jeopardy! invites a contestant back after a typo in a "Final Jeopardy" clue
Vincent Valenzuela, who competed on Friday's show, was given a clue along with his competitors that was different from the way host Alex Trebek read the clue.
Posted Wednesday 7/11/18 at 9:21PM EDT
Jeopardy! writer was allowed to devote a category to Rick and Morty
Staff writer Mark Gaberman was able to get his Rick and Morty category even though the head writer has never seen the Adult Swim hit.
Posted Wednesday 7/11/18 at 1:35PM EDT
Meredith Vieira to host 25 Words or Less game show tryout on Fox TV stations
25 Words of Less pits two celebrity/civilian teams in a fast-paced word game, airing in a trial run for three weeks on select Fox stations starting on Aug. 6. 25 Words or Less boasts Lisa Kudrow, Dan Bucatinky and Mary McCormack as producers.
Posted Monday 7/09/18 at 1:29PM EDT
Double Dare revival sparks trademark dispute
Viacom let its classic game show's trademark expire in 2001 and 2002, which allowed a man with a history of squatting on classic kids' show titles to obtain the trademark to Double Dare earlier this year. Now Viacom is suing to get a judge to declare that Double Dare belongs to Nickelodeon.
Posted Wednesday 6/27/18 at 9:42PM EDT
Double Dare reboot does an excellent job of balancing the old and new
The way the Nickelodeon revival uses original host Marc Summers is perfect because he gets a lot of screen time without interfering with new host Liza Koshy's job.
Posted Monday 6/25/18 at 6:54PM EDT
Marc Summers hopes the Double Dare reboot leads to parents bonding with their kids
The former Double Dare host, who will serve as the announcer when the classic kids' game show returns tonight, says: “What we have now is a situation where — maybe for the first time in Nickelodeon’s history — parents who grew up watching Nickelodeon programming have kids the same age they were when they started watching Nickelodeon. And I think it is a bonding and sharing experience.”
Posted Monday 6/25/18 at 1:35PM EDT
Kenan Thompson and Kel Mitchell to compete on a special Double Dare episode
Fellow All That alum Lori Beth Denberg will also join the former Kenan & Kel stars on Double Dare, which returns today with new host Liza Koshy. “I am so excited to be playing on Double Dare and for whole new generation of kids to experience this iconic game show,” says Mitchell. “This episode will be double special because Kenan and I will be playing against each other and we are both huge fans of Double Dare! I can’t wait to see the super talented Liza Koshy rock it as the new host!”
Posted Tuesday 6/19/18 at 1:32PM EDT
Mike Myers explains his "English TV host" Tommy Maitland Gong Show stunt
“I’m an old punk rocker, and there were a few things I would watch (growing up): Saturday Night Live, Toronto Maple Leafs Hockey Club TV, and The Gong Show,” Myers tells Vanity Fair. “There was something punk rock about the show . . . It was show business, but it had absolutely no ambition in it whatsoever—it was ambition-free. The show was kind of like performance art of a talent show. It’s not really taking itself seriously. I just thought, if I’m doing this almost deconstruction of a talent show, I should be the ringmaster who is also deconstructed. It should be English in that way of keeping things moving, the super-gregarious (host).”
Posted Thursday 6/14/18 at 4:48AM EDT
Wheel of Fortune parody Twitter account comes up with all the wrong answers
“Wheel of Fortune Answers” has become a hit after debuting earlier this month.
Posted Thursday 6/07/18 at 5:41PM EDT
Celebrity Family Feud previews the Shondaland edition
The casts of Grey's Anatomy and Station 19 compete against each other in episode airing in mid-July.
Posted Monday 6/04/18 at 9:38PM EDT
Dane Cook hilariously responds to a Jeopardy! question about his convicted half-brother
“I love Jeopardy!, I can just watch it and get away from it all,” he said before showing his reaction to his real life becoming part of the hit game show.
Posted Thursday 5/24/18 at 4:10AM EDT
Marc Summers feels obligated to thank Roseanne and Will & Grace for Nickelodeon's Double Dare reboot
"For whatever reasons, I’ve always been surgically attached to the program and the format," says Summers, who will return to the rebooted game show as its narrator. "You mention Double Dare and fortunately, the next words out of their mouths is Marc Summers, which is pretty darn cool." He adds that he expects the Double Dare revival to be a hit because of its escapism. "The world’s kind of crazy, and people want to go back to their past when things were a little more fluff," he says. "Today, there’s so many alarms that pop up on television, and then there’s a little thing that didn’t exist when we first launched: the Internet. The access that kids have is totally insane."
Posted Wednesday 5/23/18 at 2:17PM EDT
Jeopardy! pays a subtle tribute to Patton Oswalt and his late wife Michelle McNamara
Alex Trebek didn't call attention to the shout-out to Oswalt's 2017 Netflix Annihilation special.
Posted Tuesday 5/22/18 at 1:13PM EDT
Double Dare announces new host Liza Koshy and confirms Marc Summers' involvement
Koshy, an actress and "digital creator," will succeed Summers as host of the classic Nickelodeon game show when it's rebooted this summer. Summers will be part of the show by offering color commentary and lending his knowledge of the game to each episode. "It's an honor to be a part of this reboot," Summers said in a statement. "This is a dream that I have been dreaming to live! From watching Double Dare to hosting it!? I am ready for a summer of slime and nose picking," added Koshy.