Big Brother: Over The
Top... A Primer
How, Where, and When to Watch
From the Futon Critic
BIG BROTHER: OVER THE TOP
begins streaming live exclusively on CBS All Access, the
CBS Television Network's subscription video on demand
and live-streaming service, Wednesday, Sept. 28, at
10:00 PM, ET/7:00 PM, PT. For the first time ever, fans
who subscribe to CBS All Access will watch everything
play out live during the 24/7 feeds and have the
opportunity to vote and impact the game like never
In addition to the live stream and traditional elements
fans know and love, such as Head of Household (HOH),
veto competitions and the live evictions, CBS All
Access's BIG BROTHER: OVER THE TOP will feature exciting
new elements designed for multi-platform audiences,
· Weekly Full Episode - A rundown of the week's events,
followed by the live eviction ceremony, Wednesdays at
10:00 PM, ET/7:00 PM, PT.
· Weekday Replay - A quick recap of all the crucial
moments that happened throughout the day. Available on
Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at 10:00 PM,
ET/7:00 PM, PT.
· Safety Ceremonies - Live on Saturdays and Sundays at
10:00 PM, ET/7:00 PM, PT, the HOH will reveal the
houseguests who are safe for that week, culminating in
the live reveal of the nominations on Sunday evenings.
· Live Diary Room Sessions - In a BIG BROTHER first,
fans will get a live look into the confessionals on
Tuesdays and Fridays at 10:30 PM, ET/7:30 PM, PT.
· Evicted Houseguest Q&A with Host Julie Chen - Every
Thursday afternoon, host Julie Chen will interview that
week's evicted houseguest (times will vary).
· Big Brother Winner Chosen By Fans - Fans will vote for
the winner of BIG BROTHER: OVER THE TOP.
· America's Vote - Fans will have the opportunity to
impact the game like never before and affect
nominations, evictions and game-changing twists. More
details will be revealed during the premiere of BIG
BROTHER: OVER THE TOP on CBS All Access.
Meanwhile, CBS has announced the houseguests...
- Monte Massongill, 25, an engineer associate from Olive
- Whitney Hogg, 21, a medical assistant from Whitesburg,
- Shelby Stockton, 24, a recent law school graduate from
Simi Valley, Calif.
- Shane Chapman, 24, a roofer from Pisgah Forest, N.C.
- Kryssie Ridolfi, 31, a waitress from Schaumburg, Ill.
- Scott Dennis, 24, a debt collector from Bangor, Maine
- Morgan Willett, 22, a publicist from Austin, Texas
- Justin Duncan, 27, a seafood restaurant owner from New
- Neeley Jackson, 33, a sales associate from Fort Worth,
- Alex Willett, 25, an animation designer from Dallas,
- Danielle Lickey, 23, a pre-school teacher from
- Michael “Cornbread” Ligon, 41, a tree removal company
foreman from Augusta, Ga.
The show premieres Wednesday, Sept. 28, and will stream
24/7 on CBS All Access. In addition to the 12
houseguests announced Monday, fans can also vote in one
of two former houseguests — either season 18’s Jozea
Flores or season 17’s Jason Roy. Voting ends Tuesday,
Reality TV World
The Hollywood Reporter
Reality TV World
SYNDIES: Week 1
Results for the Week Ending
Harry, NBCUniversal’s new
first-run talk show, debuted at a 1.4 in the household
national ratings according to Nielsen Media Research in
the week ended Sept. 18, talk’s best premiere since Sony
Pictures Television's now-canceled Queen Latifah opened
at at a 1.4 in 2013. In 2012, Disney-ABC's Katie,
starring Katie Couric, launched to a 2.0 national
Harry, which airs on Fox owned stations in the country's
top markets, benefits in the national ratings, which add
up the ratings for all a show's runs. Primary-run
weighted metered market ratings only include the rating
for the main airing of each episode. All shows with
multiple runs, such as CBS Television Distribution's
Judge Judy and Debmar-Mercury's Family Feud, benefit in
the national ratings in this way.
In access, all the game shows debuted during the week
except for Debmar-Mercury’s Celebrity Name Game, which
was steady for the week at a 1.3. Debmar-Mercury’s
Family Feud ruled the games for the 21st week in a row,
gaining 2% for the week and 13% from last season’s
premiere to a 6.3.
CTD’s runner-up Wheel of Fortune accelerated 6% to a
5.7, although Wheel dipped 2% from last season’s
premiere week. In third place, CTD’s Jeopardy! advanced
8% to a 5.4, but again was down 2% from last season’s
opening round. Disney-ABC’s Who Wants to Be a
Millionaire came in fourth, growing 23% for the week and
33% from last year to a 1.6.
Disney-ABC’s viral video show RightThisMinute gained 27%
to a 1.4. At the beginning of the year, Disney-ABC
picked up distribution for RightThisMinute, and the show
moved over to ABC owned and affiliated stations in
multiple markets. The ABC owned stations replaced the
canceled FABLife with Millionaire and RightThisMinute,
causing the ratings of both to spike.
MONDAY: ... I Have No
Idea What's Going On, But I'm Having So Much Fun
NBC's "Voice", Debate Coverage
From the Futon Critic
NBC (14.433 million viewers,
#1; adults 18-49: 4.4, #1) was still the network to beat
on Monday with its mix of "The Voice" (12.142 million
viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 3.3, #4), "The First
Presidential Debate" (16.604 million viewers, #1; adults
18-49: 5.4, #1) and "The First Presidential Debate -
Analysis" (12.500 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49:
CBS (10.978 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.8, #2)
then took home the silver with week two of "The Big Bang
Theory" (14.092 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.5,
#3) and "Kevin Can Wait" (10.940 million viewers, #7;
adults 18-49: 2.7, #7) plus "The First Presidential
Debate" (10.996 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.8,
#6) and "The First Presidential Debate - Analysis"
(7.845 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 2.0, #10).
Next up with the bronze was ABC (11.319 million viewers,
#2; adults 18-49: 2.5, #3) and "Dancing with the Stars"
(10.737 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.8, #11),
"The First Presidential Debate" (12.459 million viewers,
#4; adults 18-49: 3.2, #5) and "The First Presidential
Debate - Analysis" (9.067 million viewers, #9; adults
18-49: 2.3, #8).
Meanwhile, FOX (4.621 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49:
1.6, #4) offered up "Gotham" (3.681 million viewers,
#12; adults 18-49: 1.2, #12) and "The First Presidential
Debate" (5.248 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 2.2,
And finally, repeats of "Supergirl" (1.004 million
viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T13) and another "Supergirl"
(1.078 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T13)
closed out the night on The CW (1.041 million viewers,
#5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5).
- Food Network Star Kids (Food/SF): 689K
- @midnight with Chris Hardwick (Comedy): 351K
Our Way to the End of Week 1
CBS Wins Over ABC, Fox
From the Futon Critic
CBS (10.472 million viewers,
#1; adults 18-49: 1.4, #1) claimed top honors on Friday
with the premiere of "MacGyver" (10.891 million viewers,
#1; adults 18-49: 1.7, #1) followed by the season
openers to "Hawaii Five-0" (10.091 million viewers, #3;
adults 18-49: 1.3, #T2) and "Blue Bloods" (10.434
million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T2).
FOX (3.119 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #2)
then was the number two draw with the respective
premieres of "Hell's Kitchen" (3.334 million viewers,
#9; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T4) and "The Exorcist" (2.904
million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.0, #7).
Next up was ABC (4.438 million viewers, #2; adults
18-49: 0.9, #3) and the return of "Last Man Standing"
(5.837 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T4),
"Dr. Ken" (4.086 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.9,
#T8), "Shark Tank" (4.940 million viewers, #5; adults
18-49: 1.1, #T4) and "20/20" (3.411 million viewers, #8;
adults 18-49: 0.7, #10).
Meanwhile, NBC (3.856 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49:
0.8, #4) offered up encores of "Superstore" (2.407
million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T11) and "The
Good Place" (2.341 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49:
0.6, #T11) plus "Dateline NBC" (4.597 million viewers,
#6; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T8).
And finally, a new "Masters of Illusion" (1.048 million
viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T13) and repeats of
"Masters of Illusion" (1.042 million viewers, #15;
adults 18-49: 0.3, #T13) and "Penn & Teller: Fool Us"
(1.210 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T13)
closed out the evening on The CW (1.128 million viewers,
#5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5).
- Guy's Superstar Grocery Games (Food/SF): 1.337M
- The Great Food Truck Race (Food/SF): 1.056M
- Cooks vs. Cons (Food/SF): 683K
... or "Another Shark Gets Baited"
Kyle Hill Is Looking
for the Next Mythbusters
Nerdist Correspondent to Host
New Science Channel Series
From the Futon Critic
Kyle Hill has been selected
as the host of Science Channel's MYTHBUSTERS: THE SEARCH
it was announced today by Marc Etkind, General Manager
of Science Channel. MYTHBUSTERS: THE SEARCH is an
all-new series featuring the next generation of fearless
contenders with killer build skills, science smarts and
nerves of steel, ready to be judged each week as they
bust myths and vie for the win in becoming the next
myth-busting superstars. MYTHBUSTERS: THE SEARCH will
premiere in 2017.
Hill serves as science editor for Nerdist, host of
YouTube's Because Science and contributed to Science
Channel's 2016 series, How To Build . . . Everything.
MYTHBUSTERS: THE SEARCH marks the start of a new
myth-busting era on Science Channel as Hill introduces
the contestants and the myths they attempt to bust each
week. Using never before seen spectacular stunts, some
myth-busting challenges will focus on build skills,
while others require science know-how; some will test
ingenuity, while others will test resolve, all with the
goal of busting new myths.
"MythBusters is the most iconic science series in the
history of television, and Kyle is an enormous talent
and the ultimate MythBusters super fan. With his
encyclopedic knowledge of every MythBusters episode and
stunt ever attempted, he is the ideal host to introduce
our all-new myths and potential future mythbusters,"
said Marc Etkind, General Manager of Science Channel.
MythBusters made its television debut on Discovery
Channel in 2003 and ended its fourteen year run on the
network earlier this year. The series earned eight
consecutive Emmy nominations for Outstanding Reality
Program from 2009-2016 and was produced by Beyond
Productions in San Francisco. The program fused
scientific method with gleeful curiosity and plain
old-fashioned ingenuity to create a signature style of
MYTHBUSTERS: THE SEARCH is produced for Science Channel
by Beyond Productions where Dan Tapster and John
Luscombe are executive producers. For Science Channel,
Wyatt Channell is executive producer with Lindsey Foster
Blumberg as producer.
Estrella Tumbas Its Burros
New Series Premieres Tonight
From TV News Check
Spanish-language Estrella TV
Network is premiering its newest game show, Tumba
Burros, tonight, Sept. 26, at 6 p.m. ET.
Hosted by comedians Carlos Eduardo Rico and Alma Cero,
Tumba Burros (loosely translated as Tipping Dunces) is
Estrella TV’s newest high stakes, fast-paced game show
inspired by a popular Don Cheto Radio Show trivia
Tumba Burros takes the internationally popular Rico and
Cero to Hispanic homes on a quest to give away thousands
of dollars by having participants answer questions of
increasing difficulty. The show literally takes a game
show studio into viewers’ homes and gives that family a
chance to win more than $10,000 right on the spot.
Trivia questions reveal fun and entertaining facts,
while family interaction (children, grandparents,
in-laws and neighbors) is designed to make the show
appeal to the entire family. When the questions get
harder, the contestants can look for help from a
neighbor or opt for the multiple choice answers in their
all-out effort to get to the next level.
BBC Greenlights First
Commission from Objective Subsidiary
From C21 Media
Moira Ross’s new
entertainment label Panda Television, part of UK-based
Objective Media Group, has secured its first commission.
The as-yet-untitled non-TX pilot is a family gameshow
for UK pubcaster the BBC and will use studio and
location venues. Panda says it is “looking to work with
big name talent whilst fun, family challenges will be at
the heart of the action.”
Commissioned by Jo Wallace for BBC Entertainment, the
pilot will be executive produced by Ross and series
editor Ed Booth for Panda Television.
Panda Television’s launch followed that of Second Star
Productions, another Objective label focused on factual
entertainment and led by Deborah Sergeant, last year.
Games Gone By: The
Magnificent Marble Machine
Take a Look at Our Newest
From GSNN's Chris Wolvie
In the 70s, pinball was all
the rage that the makers of "Hollywood Squares" decided
to cash in on the craze by making a HUGE pinball machine
and having contestants play for cash and prizes instead
of just points. It...pretty much went the way you'd
expect adults of the day playing pinball to go...as in
not good at all.
Take a look at GSNN's newest column for more information
on the lost 70s ... gem?... "The Magnificent Marble
Games Gone By
... or "Another Shark Gets Baited"
wants to make an offer... to his lady friend (Us)
Shelton is playing mum about wedding plans. Translation:
he has none (Reality
is taking a few weeks off to address a family concern (Reality
Armstrong solemnly swears upon the soul of Bill Cullen
that his show is not changing networks (Daily
Six figures for
Carol Vorderman and not a math board in sight (Telly
18 things no one tells you about being on "American
Ninja Warrior" (Insider)
"The Price Is
Right Live!" is
coming to Lincoln (Lincoln
Journal Star) and North Charleston, SC (Charleston
A FEW GOOD
MINUTES with the oldest "Voice" contestant EVER (Reality
TV World) and Craigy Ferg (KPLR
THURSDAY: Week 3 Begins
CBS Takes NFL to #1
From the Futon Critic
CBS (12.424 million viewers,
#1; adults 18-49: 4.0, #1) held off the competition on
Thursday with "Thursday Night Football Pre-Game" (9.460
million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.7, #2) and
"Thursday Night Football" (13.017 million viewers, #1;
adults 18-49: 4.3, #1).
ABC (6.390 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.7, #2)
then was a distant second with the debut of its lineup
"Grey's Anatomy" (8.586 million viewers, #3; adults
18-49: 2.4, #3), "Notorious" (5.429 million viewers, #7;
adults 18-49: 1.2, #9) and "How to Get Away with Murder"
(5.154 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T4).
Next up was NBC (6.221 million viewers, #3; adults
18-49: 1.3, #3) and its mix of premieres from
"Superstore" (5.449 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49:
1.4, #T4), "The Good Place" (5.173 million viewers, #8;
adults 18-49: 1.3, #T7), "Chicago Med" (6.954 million
viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T4) and "The Blacklist"
(6.400 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T7).
Meanwhile, FOX (3.934 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49:
0.9, #4) offered up the openers to "Rosewood" (3.593
million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.7, #11) and
"Pitch" (4.275 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.1,
And finally, repeats of "The Flash" (1.317 million
viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T12) and
"Supernatural" (0.955 million viewers, #13; adults
18-49: 0.3, #T12) on The CW (1.136 million viewers, #5;
adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) closed out the night.
- Project Runway (Lifetime): 1.769M
- Beat Bobby Flay (Food): 910K
- Chopped (Food): 858K
- @midnight with Chris Hardwick (Comedy): 452K
- Nick Cannon Presents Wild'n Out (MTV): 416K
- RuPaul's Drag Race All-Stars (Logo): 386K
- Winsanity (GSN): 278K
- MTV's Joking Off (MTV): 271K
- Finding Prince Charming (Logo): 196K
"The Chase" Is On...
for the 1000th Time!
Special Pits Contestants
Against ALL FIVE CHASERS
From Telly Mix
ITV’s award-winning quiz
show The Chase celebrates its 1000th episode with a
special edition featuring all five of the Chasers on
Thursday, September 29.
The hour-long special hosted by presenter Bradley Walsh
will, for the first time, see a different Chaser face
each contestant during the ‘Cash Builder’ round. The
‘Final Chase’ round will then be played by the fifth and
The chase is on as the contestants will have to dodge
The Barrister, The Beast, The Governess, The Sinnerman
and The Vixen one after the other. Will they be able to
stay ahead of the finest quiz brains in the country to
take home a share of the winnings?
Host Bradley Walsh has said: “We’ve made it to the
1000th episode of The Chase as the show is so
entertaining and informative. I’m so lucky I get to be a
part of such a great team and have a laugh at work, I
even learn some things too. People love it because they
can see how much we are enjoying ourselves. The special
is going to be one Chase fans won’t want to miss.”
Now in its seventh year and and having reached 1000
episodes, The Chase has seen global success, with
versions now being made in 11 countries with Labbett and
Hegerty on the US and Australian versions respectively.
In the UK, The Chase is regularly watched by over 3
million viewers each day and this year won a National
Television Award for ‘Best Daytime Show’.
The 1000th episode of The Chase airs Thursday, September
29 at 5pm on ITV.
What's on TV
ITV Press Centre
Happy Friday Lightning
... or "An Egghead Gets Cracked"
gives birth via Facebook (Us)
What happens once
you win Wheel of Fortune (Cinema
YOU CAN'T MAKE
THIS $#*! UP!:
British quizzer arrested (Us)
has its credit lowered (TV
gets Freeform late night deal (TV
Seeso's "Debate Wars":
Michael Ian Black Hosts Comic
Toss a bunch of standup
comics in a TV studio and odds are you’ll come out the
other side with either Undateable (r.i.p.) or some
manner of competition. While improv and sketch emphasize
groupthink and harmony, the standup has always been a
solitary actor, positioned either against an audience or
her fellow comics. Roasts, roast battles, game shows,
Last Comic Standing—they all imagine jokes as weapons
and joke-telling as an adversarial pursuit, a bid to win
over the crowd, the judges, and ultimately one’s peers.
It’s maybe a little weird, given that the point of a
joke is to make a clump of humans feel the same emotion.
When comedy becomes a matter of one-upmanship, comics
are implicitly encouraged to make easy choices rather
than risky ones (see: every Roast of Rob Lowejoke about
Ann Coulter’s looks). But if we must gamify comedy to
get more comedians on TV, well, so be it. Let the games
Debate Wars, Seeso’s entry into the field of comedy
competitions, carries the torch without a whiff of the
mean-spiritedness of its many peers. The series, adapted
from a live show at New York City’s Symphony Space, is
whimsical to its core: each half-hour (roughly) episode
pits two teams of two comics against each other in a
debate of inconsequential subjects—cake versus pie, dogs
versus cats, babies versus old people. The debates are
moderated by Michael Ian Black, ostensibly the show’s
star and the closest thing it has to a voice—a sort of
silly dignity, the same sardonic gravitas that defined
The Daily Show at the height of Jon Stewart’s
captainship (these adjectives also describe Brian
McCann, a longtime Conan writer who serves as
show-runner for Debate Wars). It’s a sterling fit for
Black, one of our few remaining comedian-slash-public
intellectuals and easily the most entertaining part of
Debate Wars. It’s not just the aristocratic poise with
which he conducts each debate, the precise wit of his
interjections, the deadpan glee he takes in calling out
misbehaving debaters—no, the show’s most delightful
moments are when Black breaks character, so clearly
taken by whatever ludicrous attempt at rhetoric has
transpired before him. Naturally a variety of comedians
will bring a variety of strategies to the ancient art of
debate, and the funnier attempts are usually the ones
that favor whimsy over sincerity. UCB regular Connor
Ratliff, who defends cats with a stunning (if, er,
pitchy) rendition of the Cats ballad “Memory” while
wearing cat makeup, is a standout; so is Todd Barry, who
delivers one of the show’s finer PowerPoint
presentations in his defense of “In Real Life” against
The AV Club
... And Only Hollywood
Mary Berry Joins Mel & Sue,
Paul Hollywood Joins GBBO & C4
From Reality TV World
Mary Berry has announced she
is leaving her "The Great British Bake Off" judging role
out of loyalty to the BBC as the show is moving to
"My decision to stay with the BBC is out of loyalty to
them, as they have nurtured me, and the show, that was a
unique and brilliant format from day one," Berry said.
"I am just sad for the audience who may not be ready for
change, I hope they understand my decision."
Hosts Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins have also refused to
make the move from the BBC to Channel 4.
The news of the channel swap came earlier this month
with Channel 4 outbidding the BBC for the competitive
The show's other judge, Paul Hollywood, is the only one
to make the transition with the show, signing on for
another three seasons.
"I am delighted that I will be continuing as a judge
when 'Bake Off' moves to Channel 4," Hollywood said in a
"The Great British Bake Off" began its seventh season in
WEDNESDAY: Empire Gets
Fox Beats CBS Lineup of
From the Futon Critic
FOX (9.296 million viewers,
#1; adults 18-49: 3.1, #1) staked claim to the top spot
on Wednesday with the premiere of "Lethal Weapon" (7.797
million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.2, #5) followed by
the return of "Empire" (10.796 million viewers, #1;
adults 18-49: 4.1, #1).
ABC (8.095 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.2, #2)
then was the silver draw with its debut lineup of "The
Goldbergs" (6.798 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49:
2.0, #T6), "Speechless" (7.285 million viewers, #7;
adults 18-49: 2.0, #T6), "Modern Family" (8.159 million
viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.6, #2), "Black-ish" (6.422
million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 2.0, #T6) and
"Designated Survivor" (9.953 million viewers, #2; adults
18-49: 2.3, #T3).
Next up was CBS (7.835 million viewers, #3; adults
18-49: 2.1, #3) with the 90-minute launch of "Survivor:
Millennials vs. Gen X" (9.352 million viewers, #3;
adults 18-49: 2.3, #T3) alongside the finale to "Big
Brother 18" (6.318 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49:
Meanwhile, NBC (6.852 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49:
1.6, #4) offered up its trio of "Blindspot" (6.003
million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.3, #12), "Law &
Order: Special Victims Unit" (7.693 million viewers, #6;
adults 18-49: 1.8, #10) and "Chicago PD" (6.859 million
viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.6, #11).
And finally, a repeat "Penn & Teller: Fool Us" (1.193
million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T14), an
original "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (1.133 million
viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T14) and a second run
"Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (1.223 million viewers, #13;
adults 18-49: 0.4, #13) closed out the night for The CW
(1.186 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5).
- Worst Cooks in America: Celebrity Edition (Food):
- Camp Cutthroat 2: Alton's Revenge (Food/SF): 562K
- @midnight with Chris Hardwick (Comedy): 414K
- The Ultimate Fighter (FS1): 397K
- Comedy Knockout (truTV/SF): 350K
Hellevator Gets an
GSN Acquires Reruns of Syfy's
From the Futon Critic
GSN, the leader in game
shows and competitive entertainment, announced today it
has obtained telecast rights to 13 episodes of the
hidden camera/comedy horror TV show SCARE TACTICS,
hosted by actor/comedian Tracy Morgan. The show will be
paired with the network's new horror-themed game
HELLEVATOR in a "Friday Night Frights" programming block
on Fridays from 9-11pm ET/PT, beginning October 7.
SCARE TACTICS, which originally aired for five seasons,
is a hidden camera/comedy TV series with a Sci-Fi twist.
Episodes from season five, featuring actor/comedian
Tracy Morgan (30 Rock, Saturday Night Live) take
advantage of the age-old practice of friends playing
practical jokes on each other. Set up by friends and
family members, the show's unwitting "stars" are caught
off guard and on camera in elaborately staged horror
hoaxes involving movie-style special effects and expert
make-up. Co-creator and Executive Producer Scott Hallock
exclusively owns and controls the worldwide rights to
the half-hour series.
Wheel of Fortune Lands
on Free Play
New Game Available for
From Entertainment Weekly
Category: Best new mobile
game featuring an iconic TV show. Fans can now solve
that puzzle with Wheel of Fortune Free Play!
Pat Sajak and Vanna White have moved their game show
stage into mobile devices, creating a unique and
personal experience for all fans of the long-running ABC
series. Created by Scopely, in partnership with Sony
Pictures TV, Wheel of Fortune Free Play features iconic
puzzles and gameplay that viewers know, and new game
modes and challenges specifically designed for
entertaining and quick bite mobile experiences.
Much like being a contestant on the word-solving show,
there are several different rounds to test the skills of
even the most savvy Wheel of Fortune players.
Head-to-head battles with friends and family allow
players to create personalized games, including the
ability to form custom puzzles for them to solve. The
game also features a World Tour mode, which takes
players on a travel destination of sorts to collect
various iconic items from across the globe.
While this version doesn’t offer the coveted cash prizes
of the TV series, daily and weekly tournaments will
allow players to collect exclusive in-game prizes.
“Wheel of Fortune has touched so many lives for decades,
and it is an honor to bring the universally treasured TV
show to millions of fans and new players today,” said
Walter Driver, CEO of Scopely. “We are committed to
providing fans with captivating gameplay experiences
that players can continue to enjoy for years to come.”
Wheel of Fortune Free Play is available now for iOS and
Android on the Apple App store and Google Play store.
A Fine (Brothers) Deal
"Chopped" Creators Team with
YouTubers for Unscripted Deal
From The Hollywood Reporter
Entertainment One and
Chopped creators Keller/Noll have tapped YouTube
creators Fine Brothers Entertainment to jointly develop
and produce new TV formats to be first tested online.
eOne and Cleve Keller and Dave Noll earlier inked a
first-look TV deal to jointly produce unscripted
programming. Now they're teaming with Fine Brothers
Entertainment, the indie shingle for Benny and Rafi
Fine, known for their React comedy franchise and
successful YouTube multi-channel business, to develop a
slate of TV formats.
Each new show will incubate on the FBE Digital Network,
which has over 20 million subscribers, before expanding
to traditional TV. The first project from the production
trio is the game show Quizzicle, which pits two teams
against each other to answer pop culture trivia
The Fine brothers were among the first to use YouTube as
a testing ground for new TV shows and formats. Their
React series, having secured more than 6.5 million
subscribers on the Google-owned digital network, was
adapted into the Nickelodeon show ReactToThat.
Fine Brothers Entertainment has also moved beyond
short-form digital content to create for YouTube Red the
scripted comedy Sing It! in partnership with Mandeville
Films. "With our vast experience in both online and
traditional television show formats, partnering with
powerhouses eOne and Keller/Noll creates an ideal
trifecta to continue evolving entertainment and
distribution models,” Benny and Rafi Fine said in a
statement on Wednesday.
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