THURSDAY: You Are
"Beat Shazam", "Love
Nobody could Beat Shazam in
the demo on this first post-season Thursday, as the Fox
game show debuted to a 1.2 rating (along with 3.6
million total viewers).
Leading out of that, Andy Cohen’s Love Connection reboot
retained 3.4 mil and a 1.1.
Both episodes are now available on Fox.com, the Fox Now
app, Hulu, and On Demand.
Over on NBC, the celeb edition of American Ninja Warrior
drew 4.2 mil/1.1, followed by Running Wild With Julia
Roberts‘ 4 mil/0.9. Come 10 pm, the Peacock’s Red Nose
Day special proper (2.7 mil/0.7) rose 23 percent and a
tenth from last year. This year, over $35 million was
raised for children in need.
Fox and NBC ran total viewers to a dead heat, but CBS’
Big Bang Theory rerun drew Thursday’s largest audience,
with 6.4 million viewers.
Vibe - FIRST LOOK at "Beat Shazam"
Salt Lake Tribune
New York Post
Your First Look at "The
Crystal Maze" with Richard Ayoade
Catch It June!
Rejoice Crystal Maze fans,
the game show’s revival is at hand and it’ll be coming
Like the original show, teams of five contestants will
take on a series of challenges and games across four
different zones: Aztec, Future, Medieval and Industrial.
They will face a range of skill, mystery, physical and
mental challenges to win crystals that equate to time in
the final test – the legendary Crystal Dome. A number of
celebrity specials will also air in aid of Stand Up 2
Cancer later this year, after proving a hit with viewers
following its revival last year.
The series is filmed at a swanky purpose-built maze in
Bristol that spans over 30,000 square feet, and it’s
being created by original Crystal Maze designer, James
Dillon (The Royle Family).
Meanwhile we’ve just been given a first glimpse of
Richard Ayoade in his new role as the presenter this
series. The actor and funnyman will be bringing his
witty charm to your screens when he officially joins the
show this year as presenter.
In the first official pics showing off the new host,
Richard is seen donning a slick, red blazer combo which
screams ready for business.
Oh, and a white shirt that has insects on it.
The IT Crowd star will front 20 hour-long episodes on
Channel 4 which are due to air later this year.
American Ninja vs. the
Catch It June 4
From Broadway World
NBC will present its annual
high-stakes international competition "American Ninja
Warrior: USA VS. THE WORLD" on Sunday, June 4 at 8-11
p.m. ET/PT. Three separate teams of six from North
America, Europe and Latin America will compete in Las
Vegas on the first three stages of Mt. Midoriyama, the
famed four-stage finals course featured in "American
Ninja Warrior." Matt Iseman and Akbar Gbajabiamila are
set to host and Kristine Leahy will co-host.
The audience will be in for a surprise as one of the
ninjas makes history.
Team USA features several members hoping to make a big
impression, including veteran competitor Brian Arnold
and six-time repeat competitor Drew Drechsel, both of
whom have nearly made it to stage four in Las Vegas in
Also joining the team this season will be Daniel Gil and
Los Angeles stuntwoman Jessie Graff, who wowed audiences
last September with her stunning appearance in the Las
Vegas finals. Rounding out Team USA are Josh Levin and
Team Europe features several all-stars, including
returning ninjas Stefano Ghisolfi (Italy), Alexander
Mars (Sweden), Sean McColl (France) and Tim Shieff
(England). McColl and Ghisolfi are world-class rock
climbers and Shieff is a world champion free runner and
the top performer in the U.K.'s version of "Ninja
Warrior," while Mars is a top finisher in the Swedish
version. Two new team members include England's Owen
McKenzie and Denmark's Bjarke Tonnesen.
For the first time, this season's "USA vs. the World"
will feature competitors from Latin America. The
intrepid ninjas include Santiago de Alba (Mexico), Wid
Eriksen (Mexico), Karl Fow (Venezuela), Diego Gonzalez
(Mexico), Danee Marmolejo (Mexico) and David Saikin
(Argentina). De Alba and Gonzalez are both highly
decorated Mexican climbing champions, Eriksen is an
acrobat by trade, Fow and Marmolejo are both world
renown freerunners and stuntmen, and Saikin is an
Argentinean climbing champion.
Contestants will tackle "American Ninja Warrior's"
punishing Las Vegas finals course in a head-to-head
format that pits members from each team against one
WEDNESDAY: And All Was
CBS Wins the Final Night of
the TV Season
From the Futon Critic
CBS (7.769 million viewers,
#1; adults 18-49: 1.7, #1) edged out the competition
with the finale of "Survivor: Game Changers" (8.547
million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.9, #2) followed by
"Survivor: Game Changers Reunion" (6.214 million
viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T3).
FOX (5.161 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.6, #2)
then was a close second with the season finales of
"Shots Fired" (3.410 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49:
0.9, #7) and "Empire" (6.913 million viewers, #2; adults
18-49: 2.4, #1).
Next up was ABC (6.588 million viewers, #2; adults
18-49: 1.3, #3) and its feature "Dirty Dancing" (6.588
million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T5).
Meanwhile, NBC (5.348 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49:
1.1, #4) offered up a repeat "Law & Order: Special
Victims Unit" (4.031 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49:
0.7, #8), a new "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit"
(5.797 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T5) and
the season finale of "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit"
(6.216 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T3).
And finally, The CW (1.332 million viewers, #5; adults
18-49: 0.5, #5) rounded out the night with the season
finales of "Arrow" (1.682 million viewers, #9; adults
18-49: 0.6, #9) and "The 100" (0.982 million viewers,
#10; adults 18-49: 0.3, #10).
- Cooks vs. Cons (Food): 687k
- Bakers vs. Fakers (SP/Food): 557k
- The Ultimate Fighter (FS1): 380k
- Are You The One: Second Chances (MTV): 344k
- Are You The One: Beyond the Boom (S/MTV): 223k
- Talk Show the Game Show (truTV): 147k
Happy Friday Lightning Round
... or "Remember Why We Have Memorial Day"
Jamie Foxx lets the dogs out (Broadway
Wheelmobile rolls into Houston (KHOU
Jeff Probst reflect
on 34 seasons of a show neither one of them technically
A FEW GOOD
MINUTES with "Plinko Ryan" (CBC
India Looks Out Below
"Still Standing" Drops on MMTV
From C21 Media
Indian broadcaster MMTV has
commissioned a local version of primetime gameshow Still
Standing from Israel’s Armoza Formats.
The 60-episode first season will run twice a week from
next month on Mazhavil Manorama, MMTV’s regional
entertainment channel. The deal was made in
collaboration with Endemol Shine India, which will
produce the series locally.
In related news, Canale 5 in Italy has started airing
its version of the show after commissioning a further 70
Still Standing, originally created by Israel’s Channel
10 and July-August Productions, offers contestants the
chance to win US$1m by out-guessing 10 opponents in 10
fast-paced trivia battles.
Rapid TV News
TUESDAY: And Then There
"The Voice" Beats "Dancing"
For the Finale Crown
From the Futon Critic
NBC (7.081 million viewers,
#3; adults 18-49: 1.5, #1) was the demo champ on Tuesday
thanks to a new "Great News" (3.133 million viewers, #7;
adults 18-49: 0.7, #T8), the season finale of "Great
News" (3.074 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.8, #7)
and of course the finale to "The Voice" (9.071 million
viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.9, #1).
ABC (8.318 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.3, #2)
then was the silver draw with week two of "Downward Dog"
(5.717 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.0, #5) and
the expanded season finale of "Dancing with the Stars"
(8.839 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #2).
Next up was CBS (7.112 million viewers, #2; adults
18-49: 0.8, #3) with a repeat "NCIS" (8.310 million
viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #6) followed by the
season finale of "Bull" (8.353 million viewers, #3;
adults 18-49: 1.1, #T3) and another edition of "48
Hours: NCIS" (4.675 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49:
Meanwhile, The CW (2.009 million viewers, #4; adults
18-49: 0.7, #T4) served up the season finale of "The
Flash" (2.973 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.1,
#T3) plus a new "iZombie" (1.045 million viewers, #13;
adults 18-49: 0.4, #13).
And finally, a new "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (1.819 million
viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T8), the season finale
of "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (1.554 million viewers, #12;
adults 18-49: 0.6, #T11) and the penultimate "Prison
Break" (1.918 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.7,
#T8) rounded out the night for FOX (1.802 million
viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T4).
- The Dunk King (SF/TNT): 1.729m
- Forged in Fire (History): 1.182m
- Team Ninja Warrior (USA): 813k
- Chopped Junior (Food): 749k
- Chopped (Food): 727k
- The Challenge: Champs vs. Pros (MTV): 535k
- The Challenge (S/MTV): 247k
Thursday Lightning Round
... or "Two and Two"
five of the 80s-est Love Connections ever (TV
Line) PLUS the origin of the phrase, "two and two", but
if you're reading this, you probably know by now (2paragraphs)
isn't faring any better in its final week (Telly
gets engaged (Reality
"AGT" being sued for physical and verbal abuse (Deadline)
live tour is set with the champ taking part (The
you saw TPIR today, someone lost it over this (USA
Jeopardy!. Test. NEXT WEEK. Effing register! (Travel+Leisure)
New "Bakers", More
Lorraine Pascale Graduates to
Host Tonight on Food Network
From Broadway World
Professional chefs and home
bakers compete for bragging rights and a cash prize in a
new season of BAKERS VS. FAKERS , premiering Wednesday,
May 24th at 9pm ET/PT on Food Network. In each episode
four competitors battle it out through two rounds of
culinary challenges, as thy are tasked with creating
delectable desserts that need to impress host Lorraine
Pascale and a rotating panel of guest judges, including
Sunny Anderson, Damiano Carrara, Amanda Freitag,
Paulette Goto, Alex Guarnaschelli, Daphne Oz, Damaris
Phillips, Aarti Sequeira, Sherry Yard, and Zac Young. A
blind taste test determines the best dessert in each
round, and with no higher standards for the
professionals and no sympathy for the amateurs, it is
only after the final winner is selected that the true
identities are revealed. Will the professional be
victorious, or can an amateur beat the odds and take
down the pros? Catch all the fun and surprises over 13
episodes to see if the pros or amateurs reign supreme
and take home the $10,000 cash prize.
Can you tell a professional baker from an amateur? Visit
Food Network.com/BakersvsFakersto relive the highlights
and get tips to up your baking game. Join the
conversation using #BakersvsFakers.
Wednesday Lightning Round
... or "And... Exhale"
welcomes a special guest on tomorrow's Beat Shazam premiere (Billboard)
plays Derbyshire (Derbyshire
launches an app in advance of tomorrow's premiere (Digital
Journal) plus a BRUTALLY HONEST REVIEW (Newsday)
plays Philly with Dunkle Dare (Philadelphia
Hey Ben Higgins...
I don't recall saying anything about you dating Ashley
Iaconnetti dating (Reality
MONDAY: And Then There
ABC, NBC Split Night on
From the Futon Critic
ABC (7.251 million viewers,
#2; adults 18-49: 1.8, #1) climbed into the top demo
spot on Monday with the penultimate "Dancing with the
Stars" (10.389 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.8,
#T2) and the return of "The Bachelorette" (5.682 million
viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.8, #T2). The spin from ABC:
"Cutting back to a shortened 1-hour format (8:00-9:00
p.m.) on its final Monday telecast, ABC's "DWTS" stood
as Monday's most watched TV series on all 10 telecasts
this season, outdrawing NBC's "The Voice" Monday finale
(8:00-10:00 p.m.) by nearly 1.0 million viewers (10.4
million vs. 9.5 million). "Dancing" came within 1-tenth
of "The Voice" in Adults 18-49, which was a season
NBC (7.561 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.6, #2)
then was the most-watched network with its penultimate
"The Voice" (9.493 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49:
1.9, #1) and a special "Running Wild with Bear Grylls"
(3.699 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.9, #5).
Next up was FOX (2.969 million viewers, #4; adults
18-49: 0.9, #3) with originals from "Gotham" (2.889
million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.0, #4) and
"Lucifer" (3.050 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.8,
Meanwhile, CBS (5.486 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49:
0.7, #4) offered up its specials "Princess Diana: Her
Life-Her Death-The Truth" (6.112 million viewers, #3;
adults 18-49: 0.7, #T7) and "The Late Late Show Carpool
Karaoke Primetime Special 2017" (4.235 million viewers,
#5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T7).
And finally, the season finales of "Supergirl" (2.130
million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.6, #9) and "Jane
the Virgin" (1.017 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49:
0.4, #10) rounded out the night on The CW (1.573 million
viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #5).
Reality TV World
SYNDIES: Week 35
Results for the Week Ending
From TV Newscheck
Balmy spring weather sent
viewing levels sharply lower and, as usually happens,
almost all of the top-tier syndicated shows were down
slightly in the session ending May 14, which included
the midway point of the May sweep.
In access, almost everything lost ground. Family Feud
dipped 2% to a 6.2, although it maintained its
stranglehold on the game shows for a 55th straight
In the household rating rankings that follow, % change
is from the previous week; * indicates a new season-high
rating; ** indicates a new season low; NC indicates no
change from the previous week; NA mean not applicable.
1. Family Feud (Debmar-Mercury/FMNA) 6.2 -2%
2. Wheel of Fortune (CTD) 5.7 -3%
3. Jeopardy (CTD) 5.6 -3%
4. Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (Disney-ABC) 1.5 -6%
5. Celebrity Name Game (Debmar-Mercury/FMNA) 1.2 NC
WEEKEND: And Then There
Last Friday of the Season Goes
From the Futon Critic
NBC (4.505 million viewers,
#1; adults 18-49: 0.8, #1) was the top draw on Friday
with new episodes of "First Dates" (3.239 million
viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T2) and "Dateline NBC"
(5.138 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.9, #1).
The silver then went to CBS (4.423 million viewers, #2;
adults 18-49: 0.6, #T2) and its mix of "Undercover Boss"
(4.908 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T2),
"The New I Love Lucy Superstar Special" (3.604 million
viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T6) and a repeat "Blue
Bloods" (4.757 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5,
Next up was ABC (2.529 million viewers, #3; adults
18-49: 0.6, #T2) with a new "The Toy Box" (2.534 million
viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T6), the season finale
of "The Toy Box" (2.320 million viewers, #8; adults
18-49: 0.6, #T4) and "20/20" (2.735 million viewers, #6;
adults 18-49: 0.6, #T4).
Meanwhile, FOX (1.926 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49:
0.4, #4) opted for the feature "Maid in Manhattan"
(1.926 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.4, #9).
And finally, new episodes of "The Originals" (1.209
million viewers, 10; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T10) and
"Reign" (1.067 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.3,
#T10) rounded out the night for The CW (1.138 million
viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5).
On cable Friday...
- The Dunk King (TNT): 1.420m
- RuPaul's Drag Race (VH1): 636k
On cable Sunday...
- Iron Chef Gauntlet (SF/Food): 1.667m
- The Dunk King (TNT): 1.549m
- Food Network Star: Comeback Kitchen (S/Food): 1.527m
- Flea Market Flip (GAC): 222k
The Guide Liverpool
SIR ROGER MOORE:
"The Saint", James Bond Star
Played Match Game, The Hollywood Squares
From TV Live
Roger Moore, whose 12-year
run as James Bond in the ’70s/’80s turned him into a
Hollywood icon, has died. He was 89.
Moore’s family confirmed on social media early Tuesday
that the veteran actor died after a “short but brave
battle with cancer.”
"With the heaviest of hearts, we must share the awful
news that our father, Sir Roger Moore, passed away
today. We are all devastated."
Moore — who remains the longest-serving Bond actor —
succeeded Sean Connery as 007 No. 3 in the early ’70s.
All told, he appeared in seven Bond pics: Live and Let
Die (1973), The Man with the Golden Gun (1974), The Spy
Who Loved Me (1977), Moonraker (1979), For Your Eyes
Only (1981), Octopussy (1983) and A View to a Kill
His pre-Bond work included the UK TV series Ivanhoe and
(most memorably) The Saint (1962-69), as well as ABC’s
Maverick, in which he played the English-accented cousin
of James Garner’s titular card shark.
Moore also guest-starred in Season 1 of ABC’s Alias as
SD-9 Director Edward Poole.
In the game show world, Moore played "The Match Game"
and "The Hollywood Squares". His stint on "The Saint"
was also the subject of a Film Dub parody on "Whose Line
Is It Anyway?"
Jason Huhn and
Gordon Pepper contributed to this report.
Games Gone By: Turn
Take a Look at Our Newest
From GSNN's Chris Wolvie
Ever wonder what "Remote
Control" would be like if the questions were about music
instead of primarily TV? Well, you get a rather odd show
called "Turn It Up!" And, make no mistake, it IS "RC"
with music. Three contestants, a struggling comedian
host, live music, some guy named Jason Block...all that
was missing were soon-to-be-GREAT comedians in skits.
Chris Wolvie presents another "Games Gone By..." from
the music video channels.
Games Gone By
Tuesday Lightning Round
... or "Pray For Manchester"
Summer Fun & Games: A
Catch It on ABC June 11
From Broadway World
ABC's lining up previews of
the second summer of its Fun & Games Block.
CELEBRITY FAMILY FEUD (8p): The celebrity families
competing to win cash for their charities feature the
families and friends from Grammy® Award-winning
singer/songwriter Kelly Clarkson; and award-winning
comedian, writer, producer and actress Amy Schumer. In a
separate game, family members from Australian
conservationist and “Dancing with the Stars” Season 21
Mirrorball winner, Bindi Irwin, will take on the family
of actress Chrissy Metz, best known for her TV role in
“This Is Us.”
STEVE HARVEY'S FUNDERDOME (9p): The premiere of the
seed-funding competition reality series “Steve Harvey’s
FUNDERDOME,” airing on SUNDAY, JUNE 11 (9:00-10:00
p.m.), on The ABC Television Network, features two
aspiring inventors going head-to-head to win over a live
studio audience to fund their ideas, products or
companies. The audience will represent the “customer,”
and since the customer is always right, they will be
voting to determine the winner.
This week’s inventions and the inventors that will go
• The Airhook – a stable secure mount for smart phones
and tablets that attaches to tray tables on airplanes.
Inventor: Craig from Kirkland, Washington
• Soarigami – a device that looks like a paper airplane
and attaches to any armrest to extend personal space.
Inventor: Grace from Plano, Texas
• The V-Smart Bar – a holistic soap that helps keep a
woman’s private parts fresh and clean. Inventor: Tanya
from Roswell, Georgia
• Savage Soaps – a line of soaps made from olive oil and
other vegan ingredients. Inventors: Misti & Grant from
• Brik Tile – a new twist on those building bricks from
your childhood. Inventors: Brett and David from Menlo
• Hang-o-Matic – an all-in-one picture-hanging tool.
Inventors: Karina & Jared from Foothill Ranch,
Before revealing the results of the crowd’s majority
vote, host Steve Harvey, the highly popular stand-up
comedian, actor, author and Emmy® award-winning game
show host, will present the inventors with a major
dilemma. One of the inventors is allowed to cash out and
walk away for a lesser amount. If an inventor cashes
out, they forgo the opportunity to win the whole cash
prize for that round – a good move if they lost the
crowd vote, but a bad move if they would have won it.
THE $100,000 PYRAMID (10p): The hour-long season
premiere features two separate celebrity couples. First
up, actress and comedian Leslie Jones (“Saturday Night
Live”) competes against rapper/actor LL Cool J (“Lip
Sync Battle”). Game two features Tom Bergeron of ABC’s
“Dancing with the Stars” and award-winning singer
Jennifer Nettles, who face-off with hopes of making it
to the winners circle and the ultimate prize of
Show Returns with a Twist June
15 on History
From the Futon Critic
The adage goes, misery loves
company and HISTORY is putting that to the test in a
brand-new twist of its hit nonfiction survival series
"Alone," premiering Thursday, June 15 at 10PM ET/PT. In
season four, seven teams of two will be separated and
dropped miles apart with two ultimate goals: navigate
the brutal, unforgiving terrain of Vancouver Island in
an attempt to locate their isolated partner and, once
reunited, survive as long as they can. For these seven
pairs of family members will having a partner help or
hurt their chances of going the distance?
"'Alone' continues to captivate viewers with its raw,
authentic storytelling and now, after three seasons,
we're adding a new level of complexity to the show,"
said Zachary Behr, Senior Executive Producer, HISTORY.
"At its core the show remains the same as our
survivalists endure the challenges of being isolated in
some of the most unstable terrain imaginable. However,
this season, pairs are initially separated from one
another and must navigate an impenetrable forest in an
effort to find each other. Once reunited, they'll have
to communicate, compromise and work together with their
teammate if they want to endure the longest."
Similar to previous seasons, the survivalists must build
their own shelters, forage their own food, and overcome
numerous obstacles if they want to be the last people
standing. With ten survival tools to share per team,
enough camera gear to self-document their experiences
and a cash prize of $500,000 on the line, season four
will bring more sacrifices and higher stakes than ever
before. No camera crew. No gimmicks. It is the ultimate
test of human will.
THURSDAY: And Then
There Were Five
ABC Wins on Shondaland
From the Futon Critic
ABC (6.096 million viewers,
#1; adults 18-49: 1.5, #1) was the network to beat on
Thursday with the season finale of "Grey's Anatomy"
(7.714 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.9, #1), a
new "Scandal" (5.456 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49:
1.3, #3) and the season finale of "Scandal" (5.120
million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #4).
CBS (4.794 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T2)
then was the number two draw with repeats of "The Big
Bang Theory" (7.388 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49:
1.4, #2) and "The Great Indoors" (5.085 million viewers,
#5; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T5) followed by a new "The
Amazing Race" (4.343 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49:
0.9, #T7) and a second "The Amazing Race" (3.803 million
viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.7, #11).
Sharing the silver was FOX (3.433 million viewers, #4;
adults 18-49: 0.9, #T2) with a new "MasterChef Junior"
(3.246 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.8, #10)
alongside the season finale of "MasterChef Junior"
(3.620 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T5).
Meanwhile, NBC (4.367 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49:
0.8, #4) offered up a repeat "Law & Order: Special
Victims Unit" (3.352 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49:
0.6, #T12), a new "The Blacklist" (4.844 million
viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T7) and the season
finale of "The Blacklist" (4.904 million viewers, #6;
adults 18-49: 0.9, #T7).
And finally, a new "Supernatural" (1.746 million
viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T12) and the season
finale of "Supernatural" (1.652 million viewers, #14;
adults 18-49: 0.6, #T12) rounded out the night on The CW
(1.699 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #5).
- Beat Bobby Flay (Food): 954k
- Lip Sync Battle (Spike): 745k
- Lip Sync Battle TMI (Spike): 373k
- @midnight with Chris Hardwick (Comedy): 299k
- Idiotest (GSN/10p): 296k
- Idiotest (GSN/10:30p): 253k
- Comedy Knockout (truTV): 237k
"Chase" Producers Try
"CelebAbility" to Play on ITV2
From Digital Spy
ITV2 has unveiled a brand
new entertainment show called CelebAbility from the
makers of The Chase and Ninja Warrior.
The concept will see five friends go head-to-head with
five celebrities in a series of rounds, based around an
unusual skill or ability that the celebs believe they
It all builds up to a final round where remaining
friends must answer questions about the remaining
celebrities. The fewer celebs there are, the better
chance the contestants have.
The show will be presented by stand-up comedian Iain
Stirling – best known for his work on CBBC and as the
narrator on Love Island – and the winners will bag a
"I'm absolutely buzzing to start the show and find out
how truly talented our British celebrities are," Iain
said. "Are celebrities fundamentally better than members
of the public? It's about time someone found out!"
Saskia Schuster, ITV's Comedy Commissioner, added: "CelebAbility
is the game show for anyone with an unusual party trick
and a competitive nature. Comedian Iain Stirling will
host the showdown between panellists and celebrities,
for some seriously silly fun."
Zonk Redemption Coming
Let's Make a Deal Slots
From Broadway World
In one of the most
anticipated events of the year, Traders who failed
epically in previous episodes have been invited back to
the set of LET'S MAKE A DEAL for a chance at redemption.
Emotions will run high as Traders from around the
country return in an attempt to win fabulous cash and
prizes, all while avoiding the dreaded Zonk.
Will they finally walk away with their long dreamed
about winnings? Or will they once again have their hopes
crushed by Zonks lurking behind curtains and underneath
boxes? Tune in Monday, May 22nd to find out!
Monday Lightning Round
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"The Voice" will take the stage tomorrow night! (The
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Snoop Dogg to Host
"Joker's Wild" Reboot
Show to Air on TBS Later This
Snoop Dogg got one taste of
the TV spotlight thanks to his show with bestie Martha
Stewart, and it looks like he’s hooked.
The rapper-turned-TV-personality has signed on to host a
revival of the 1970s game show, “The Joker’s Wild” on
TBS. Snoop will be executive producing the show with
“Good Morning America” anchor Michael Strahan.
“I’m a huge fan of game shows and ‘The Joker’s Wild’ was
my favorite show growing up,” Snoop Dogg said in a
statement obtained by IndieWire. “It always matched the
flavor and personality of Snoop Dogg! Me and the
Snoopadelic team are excited to bring back the show and
put my own personal touch on it. Get ready ya’ll, it’s
gonna be a wild ride!”
Like the original version of the show, the updated
“Joker’s Wild” will feature a large slot machine, though
mini-games will replace the straight-up trivia
questions. Oh, and the set will be designed to look like
Snoop’s very own casino. It’s probably safe to assume
the show will be highly entertaining.
Michael Bloom, senior vice president of unscripted
series and specials for TNT and TBS, said in a statement
that while Snoop may not seem like your typical game
show host, he’s “a great fit that brings passion to this
game show with a laid-back vibe to the casino-inspired
craziness surrounding him.”
He added, “This is a labor of love for Snoop Dogg and
Michael Strahan, and a perfect addition to TBS’s comedy
This revival isn’t the first for “Joker’s Wild.” The
show, which originally aired from 1972 to 1975 (then,
thanks to syndication, through 1986), was brought back
for a brief revival in the early ’90s.
TBS’ revival is set to air sometime later this year.
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The Futon Critic
WEDNESDAY: And Then
There Were Six
CBS, Fox Split
From the Futon Critic
FOX (4.520 million viewers,
#4; adults 18-49: 1.5, #1) was still the top demo draw
on Wednesday with new episodes from "Shots Fired" (2.914
million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T10) and
"Empire" (6.128 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.1,
ABC (5.134 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #2)
then claimed the silver with the season finales of "The
Goldbergs" (5.273 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49:
1.4, #4), "Speechless" (4.499 million viewers, #10;
adults 18-49: 1.2, #T6), "Modern Family" (6.082 million
viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T2), a preview of
"Downward Dog" (4.700 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49:
1.1, #T8) and the season finale of "Designated Survivor"
(5.126 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T8).
Next up was NBC (5.369 million viewers, #2; adults
18-49: 1.1, #3) and its season finale for "Blindspot"
(4.248 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T10), a
new "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (5.438 million
viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T6) and the season
finale of "Chicago PD" (6.420 million viewers, #2;
adults 18-49: 1.3, #5).
Meanwhile, CBS (5.707 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49:
1.0, #4) offered up new episodes of "Survivor: Game
Changers" (8.157 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.7,
#T2), "Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders" (4.860 million
viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T12) and the season
finale of "Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders" (4.104
million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T12).
And finally, new episodes of "Arrow" (1.445 million
viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.5, #14) and "The 100"
(0.850 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.3, #15)
rounded out the night on The CW (1.147 million viewers,
#5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5).
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- @midnight with Chris Hardwick (Comedy): 405k
- Are You The One: Second Chances (MTV): 325k
- The Ultimate Fighter (FS1): 301k
- Talk Show the Game Show (truTV): 145k
J! Goes Mobile... for
Sony Announces New App
Sony Pictures Television
Networks Games today announced their latest free-to-play
mobile game, Jeopardy! World Tour, now available for
download on iOS and Android. In this free-to-play mobile
version of the Emmy®-winning quiz show developed by
leading game studio Uken Games, players can immerse
themselves in the ultimate game of smarts, test their
knowledge with clues from the show, level up to play in
some of the world's most exciting destinations, and
ultimately earn bragging rights as a Jeopardy! World
In Jeopardy! World Tour, the game play and win streaks
are exciting, with an opportunity to level up and unlock
themed content in cities such as Paris, Rome, Beijing,
London, Los Angeles and more! Players can compete with
opponents around the world, or challenge their own
friends in a heated head-to-head match.
Jeopardy! World Tour offers hundreds of thousands of
clues in a wide range of categories and allows players
to compete against other members of the global
“Jeopardy!” community, boost their scores, and rise to
the top of the leaderboards.
“’Jeopardy!’ fans are always looking for more ways to
play our game,” said ‘Jeopardy!’ host Alex Trebek. “I
know they will be very happy with this new mobile game
that connects them with other ‘Jeopardy!’ fans
“The passionate and engaged ‘Jeopardy!’ audience will
find so much to love in this new mobile edition of the
show," noted Harry Friedman, executive producer of
“Jeopardy!” “With essential elements like Double
Jeopardy! and Final Jeopardy!, the mood and tone of the
game will feel genuine, but completely reimagined for
the mobile audience."
“Jeopardy! World Tour stands on the shoulders of a show
that's been successful for 33 years,” said Geremie
Camara, Vice President, Sony Pictures Television
Networks Games. “We unpacked the essence of a timeless
franchise and created a familiar surprise that will
engage ‘Jeopardy!’ fans and mobile gamers alike.”
Jeopardy! World Tour was developed by Sony Pictures
Television Networks Games, an award-winning, world-class
mobile games publisher recognized for its premier games,
including Jeopardy! Skill on Amazon Echo, Wheel of
Fortune PUZZLE POP! with Vanna White and Smurfs Bubble
Story, a bubble-popping mobile game inspired by the
animated film from Sony Pictures Animation, Smurfs: The
Jeopardy! World Tour is now available for free download
with in-app purchases on iOS and Android.
ITV Readies "Combination of
Love Island and Gladiators"
From Digital Spy
If you happen to fall in the
middle of a Venn diagram for Love Island and Gladiators
fans (and who doesn't?), then you're in for a right
Because ITV is bringing back the spirit of Gladiators
for the Love Island generation... and rumour has it it's
going to be called Ladiators. Yep, you heard us.
According to The Sun, the channel's latest reality
gameshow hybrid will combine the sweat, strength and
speed of Gladiators with 'laddish' behavior, as a bunch
of guys battle it out to be the 'ultimate lad'.
What could possibly go wrong, eh?
It's worth pointing out, though, that the show has no
direct connection to the '90s telly classic.
Ladiators will instead be a tongue-in-cheek embrace of
lad culture, as contestants – along with their
girlfriends – compete in a series of challenges testing
their stamina and fitness. Ahem.
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