The Titan GamesLatest News and Opinion
Posted Saturday 1/05/19 at 3:04AM EST
The Titan Games succeeds because it is unapologetically derivative of the numerous shows just like it
Source: The Atlantic
"What makes The Titan Games meaningfully different from its wide collection of predecessors and competitors," says Megan Garber, "is its central god-maker: The show is hosted by Dwayne Johnson, The Rock—'DJ,' the show’s co-hosts call him—who functions at once as a master of ceremonies, a mentor to the contestants, and a behind-the-scenes executive producer. The show’s Thursday premiere repeatedly emphasized the idea that Johnson designed the Titan challenges himself, based on his own intensive workouts: The path to Titanhood, here, is to follow in the footsteps of the original deity. The show’s infusive reliance on Johnson, a polymathic performer whose legendary charisma seems always to be in beast mode, makes The Titan Games compelling almost in spite of itself."
Posted Friday 1/04/19 at 1:41PM EST
Dwayne Johnson's The Titan Games has a strong debut
About 6.5 million watched the NBC launch of The Rock's new competition series.
Posted Thursday 11/08/18 at 1:48PM EST
Brooklyn Nine-Nine returns Jan. 10, bumping Will & Grace out of its 9 p.m. Thursday timeslot
NBC has set the long-awaited premiere date of Brooklyn Nine-Nine six months after rescuing it from cancelation. The police comedy will air Thursdays at 9 p.m., starting on Jan. 10. It will be paired with another Michael Schur comedy, The Good Place, at 9:30 p.m. for three weeks. Will & Grace will return in its new 9:30 p.m. Thursday timeslot on Jan. 31. NBC also announced that freshman comedy I Feel Bad will end its season in December, as planned. The Peacock also set a Jan. 3 premiere date for athletic competition reality series The Titan Games, hosted by Dwayne Johnson.
Posted Friday 10/12/18 at 5:55PM EDT
NBC announces premiere dates for Ellen's Game of Games, The Titan Games and America's Got Talent spinoff
Ellen DeGeneres' game show returns Jan. 8, the Dwayne Johnson-hosted The Titan Games kicks off Jan. 2 and the Terry Crews-hosted America's Got Talent: The Champions premieres Jan. 7.
Posted Monday 2/05/18 at 8:51AM EST
Dwayne Johnson to host NBC’s The Titan Games
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
"I wanted to create a platform that gave everyday people the opportunity to change their lives and do something extraordinary," Johnson told Jimmy Fallon on the post-Super Bowl Tonight Show. "With this, I was watching one of my favorite shows on TV that I was inspired by — American Ninja Warrior — and we partnered with the creative execs of that show and ... with NBC."