Matt Jackson Not
Throwing Away His Shot
Superchamp Wins $230,000-Plus
As an avid Jeopardy! viewer,
one gets to see all kinds of odd ducks from the farthest
corners of these United States. We have grown accustomed
to Alex Trebek's beautifully stilted intros — "Darlene
from Akron, Ohio, I hear you have an unusual collection
of old keys?" — and untraditional trivia geniuses. But
there's something deeply fascinating about the show's
newest phenomenon, Matt Jackson.
A paralegal based in Washington, D.C, the 23-year-old
Jackson (he auditioned when he was 22) has won just over
$230,000 in eight appearances on the show, virtually
destroying the competition each time. Nobody else comes
The contestant has also provided the show with its most
slow-building smile, which begins in a frown at the top
of his introduction and crawls into a grin. He has
repeated this, without fail, at the opening of each
As each smile concludes its journey, Jackson holds up
the number of shows he has logged in his streak.
He doesn't do witty banter, and cheeky questions from
Trebek are often met with a stern look and a tilt of the
head, as if to say, You are wasting my time, Host Man,
let us move along so I can take more of your money.
The self-proclaimed son of a Jewish liberal mother and a
black conservative father told Trebek he prepared for
the show by listening to the Hamilton soundtrack and
repeating "I'm not throwing away my shot" over and over.
Far from humble, Jackson doesn't hide his satisfaction
with a particularly impressive answer, and has even
created a mini-catchphrase that he delivers with
KFOR Oklahoma City
Wednesday: It's a
"Empire" Puts Fox Ahead
From The Futon Critic
FOX (9.337 million viewers,
#1; adults 18-49: 3.4, #1) was of course the network to
beat on Wednesday with new episodes of "Rosewood" (5.686
million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T7) and
juggernaut "Empire" (12.988 million viewers, #1; adults
18-49: 5.0, #1).
ABC (6.069 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.8, #2)
then claimed the silver with originals from "The Middle"
(7.220 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.9, #T5),
"The Goldbergs" (6.581 million viewers, #9; adults
18-49: 2.1, #3), "Modern Family" (7.882 million viewers,
#4; adults 18-49: 2.7, #2), "Black-ish" (5.892 million
viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.9, #T5) and "Nashville"
(4.421 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T11).
Next up was CBS (8.234 million viewers, #2; adults
18-49: 1.6, #3) with fresh installments from "Survivor:
Cambodia - Second Chance" (8.954 million viewers, #2;
adults 18-49: 2.0, #4), "Criminal Minds" (8.938 million
viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T7) and "Code Black"
(6.810 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T11).
Meanwhile, NBC (6.862 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49:
1.4, #4) offered up new episodes of "The Mysteries of
Laura" (7.108 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.1,
#T11), "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (7.002
million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T9) and
"Chicago PD" (6.477 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49:
And finally, the return of "Arrow" (2.622 million
viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T11) and
"Supernatural" (1.994 million viewers, #15; adults
18-49: 0.9, #15) on The CW (2.308 million viewers, #5;
adults 18-49: 1.0, #5) closed out the evening.
- Worst Cooks in America: Celebrity Edition (Food):
- Are You the One (MTV): 695,000
- The Ultimate Fighter (FS1): 498,000
- @midnight with Chris Hardwick (Comedy): 281,000
- Steampunk'd (GSN): 274,000
- Idiotest (GSN/10p): 230,000
- Idiotest (GSN/10:30p): 217,000
Note: yesterday's schedule was airing opposite the NL
Wild Card Game.
Bob Harper Goes from Trainer
to Host for Season 17
From the Futon Critic
Bob Harper, the longtime
"Biggest Loser" trainer who has been with NBC's popular
weight loss series since season one, will take on an
exciting new role - and have a much bigger presence this
season - when he also becomes the host of 'The Biggest
Loser.' Harper will continue to offer his training
expertise to contestants at various points throughout
the season. Dolvett Quince and Jennifer Widerstrom will
also be returning for the 17th season, training eight
contestant teams of two in an exciting return to team
versus team competition.
The new season of 'The Biggest Loser' begins production
in September. In his new role, Harper will now be
offering a new perspective as host, guiding contestants
through all weigh-ins, challenges and temptations. "I'm
super excited about taking the position of host on 'The
Biggest Loser,' says Harper. "I've been with the show
since season one so I know all of the ins and outs, and
let me tell you, the weigh-in room is going to be a
completely different ballgame with me at the steering
Harper, 50, promises more of an emphasis on the
"nutrition element" of weight loss as well as a deeper
dive into why the contestants came on the show.
"In the very first episode, you will see us sitting in
the living room and treating the contestant's house like
what it really is, a rehab center," says Harper. "They
all have voices and will talk about their experiences.
The issues they are having can't be fixed in one
episode. I really want to be able to tell stories
throughout the season."
As for being compared to the show's former host, Alison
Sweeney, Harper says that's like comparing "apples and
"Ali did a great job on the show. I think what I'm going
to be doing is completely different," he says. "In the
very first episode, you'll see me yelling at people on
the treadmill. I'm a trainer and I'll always be a
trainer. But I'll be able to bring so much more now."
And while the contestants may be glad to have Harper
involved in their training, their enthusiasm might fade
once they see what he is like hosting the weekly
"The weigh-ins are going to be a completely different
environment," says Harper. "I know everything when it
comes to weight loss and how this show works. I'm going
to be very opinionated. I'm not going to hold back."
The sixteen contestants will be trained by Quince, who
is returning to the show for his sixth season, and
Widerstrom, who is back for her second season. NBC is
expected to bow the show in early 2016.
TV by the Numbers
Telefe Goes Boom!
Keshet DCP Sells Format to
From TBI Vision
Telefe will launch an international production hub for
Keshet International’s game show format Boom!.
The partnership between the two firms comes after Telefe
launched its version of the Israeli-born format on
Septemer 30 to an average share of 32.9%.
Keshet and Telefe will now offer the production base
used for that show with a full production crew, meaning
broadcasters and producers will only need to provide
their own cast and showrunner.
The show has been made for Fox in the US, TF1 in France,
TV2 in Hungary and Antena 3 in Spain. The format comes
from Keshet, Ido Rosenblum and July August Productions.
KI and Telefe have also worked together on interactive
talent format Rising Star, which is currently in a
Rapid TV News
Thursday Lightning Round
... or "JOHN CENA!"
- Chris Jericho
almost flew to Connecticut to punch Vince McMahon in the
- Bones, Booth, and Betty
- Xander Armstrong &
Richard Osman (who just spent some time giving Jezza the
Times)) plug their new Pointless book (GetReading)
- A brief NSFW oral history of
the greatest kids' game show of all time... Double Dare.
- The Chase Australia
attracts 579,000 (The
Australian Business Review)
Syndies: Week 1
Results for the Week Ending September
Warner Bros.’ Crime Watch
Daily was the top-rated syndicated rookie in households
and daytime’s key demographic of women 25-54, in the
week ended Sept. 27, the show’s second full week on the
air. The show held steady with its premiere week at a
0.8 live plus same day national household rating,
according to Nielsen Media Research.
The week ended Sept. 27 included the Jewish high holiday
Yom Kippur, as well as coverage of Pope Francis’ visit
to the East Coast, which created lots of interruptions
CTD’s Wheel of Fortune upticked 2% to a 5.9. Debmar-Mercury’s
Family Feud was right behind with a 4% rise to a 5.8.
CTD’s Jeopardy! was flat at a 5.5. Disney-ABC’s Who
Wants to Be a Millionaire eroded 8% to a new series low
Compared to last year, Feud was the only game to gain,
strengthening 14%. Wheel skidded 6%, Jeopardy! lost 10%
and Millionaire, which was downgraded to late-night on
WABC New York, tumbled 45%.
Debmar-Mercury’s Celebrity Name Game kicked off its
second season with a 10% rally to a 1.1, tying
Endemol Beyond Launches
First up: Legends of Gaming
From Stream Daily
Endemol Beyond USA’s Smasher
network is set to go live Oct. 7, complete with a slate
of new programming all dedicated to the gaming and
e-sports vertical, the MCN’s interim president and COO,
Adrian Sexton, confirmed.
Smasher will be available across more than 20 platforms,
including YouTube, Roku, TiVo, DailyMotion, Amazon Fire
TV, Verizon Go90, and Vessel, as well as the MCN’s own
OTT platform, GetBeyond.US. The launch marks Endemol’s
second effort at creating a dedicated, digital-first
programming hub following the launch of the beauty and
life-style focused Icon Network earlier this year.
First up on Smasher will be Legends of Gaming, an
American YouTube competition series hosted by Toby
Turner (aka Tobuscus, who has more than 15 million
subscribers across his three YouTube channels) and based
on an Endemol Beyond UK series of the same name. The
U.K. version has earned more than 640,000 subscribers
and 45 million views.
Unlike its European counterpart, which mostly features
solo and one-on-one gameplay, the U.S. Legends will
follow four gaming duos, coached by YouTubers and
channel hosts including Fatal1tyTV, Perfect Legend,
HotShotGG and Hafu.
Endemol Beyond is producing more than 100 videos of
Legends of Gaming, which is sponsored by Pizza Hut, as
well as Razer and iBuyPower. A total of 37 episodes will
be hosted by Turner (pictured, above).The MCN will
produce another 37 segments of Legends of Gaming: Game
Play, showing the complete competition; and 37 companion
pieces entitled Legends of Gaming: Bloopers and
Outtakes, which gives fans an inside look at the antics
that were a part of each episode. Fans will also have
access to cast profiles, win/fail videos and recaps. All
the Legends videos will post seven days a week on
YouTube, beginning Oct, 7 through to February 2016.
QuizUp: First NBC, Now ITV
British Network Orders a Pilot of Its
In its first European deal
for an off-air pilot, NBCUniversal International
Studios’ new game show format QuizUp has been sold to
the UK’s ITV. Based on the popular trivia app, this is
one of the more talked about non-scripted offerings here
at Mipcom. The UK version will be produced by one of
NBCUniversal International Studios’ production entities.
QuizUp was developed in-house at sibling Universal
Television in partnership with Plain Vanilla Corp., the
Iceland-based game studio that created the mobile game.
The show gives in-studio contestants the chance to earn
cash prizes after each round by winning high-stakes
trivia battles against viewers who are playing at home
in real-time on their mobile devices.
QuizUp is one of the world’s most popular trivia apps
with more than 75M users globally and reaching No. 1 in
the App Store rankings in 128 countries. In the UK, it
currently has over 4M players.
The non-TX pilot of QuizUp has been ordered by ITV’s
Director of Entertainment and Comedy, Elaine Bedell.
The show has already received a 10-episode order in the
U.S. from number one American network, NBC. The U.S.
version was created by Jeff Apploff and Wes Kauble.
The format was unveiled by NBCUniversal International
Formats at MIPCOM on Oct. 4-7.
Wall Street Journal
TV by the Numbers
The Futon Critic
Tuesday: Bye Bye Yankee
CBS, NBC Split Night
From the Futon Critic
CBS (13.393 million viewers,
#1; adults 18-49: 1.9, #T1) was the most-watched network
on Tuesday with its trio of "NCIS" (16.571 million
viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.1, #2), "NCIS: New Orleans"
(13.969 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T4) and
"Limitless" (9.640 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49:
NBC (7.378 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.9, #T1)
then shared in the demo honors with a best of edition
from "The Voice" (8.738 million viewers, #4; adults
18-49: 2.2, #1) and a new "Best Time Ever with Neil
Patrick Harris" (4.659 million viewers, #7; adults
18-49: 1.3, #9).
Next up was ABC (4.097 million viewers, #3; adults
18-49: 1.4, #3) with its lineup of "The Muppets" (4.845
million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T6), "Fresh Off
the Boat" (4.865 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.8,
#3), "Marvel's Agents of SHIELD" (4.281 million viewers,
#8; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T6) and a repeat "Quantico"
(3.155 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.8, #13).
Meanwhile, FOX (3.169 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49:
1.1, #T4) served up week two of "Grandfathered" (3.759
million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T10) and "The
Grinder" (3.101 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.0,
#12) plus a new "Scream Queens" (2.907 million viewers,
#13; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T10).
And finally, the return of "The Flash" (3.423 million
viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.4, #8) and "iZombie"
(1.704 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.7, #14) on
The CW (2.563 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.1,
#T4) closed out the evening.
- Ink Master (Spike): 1.471 million
- Chopped (Food): 1.446 million
- Ink Master: Redemption (Spike): 1.025 million
- Chopped After Hours (Food): 954,000
- Face Off (Syfy): 876,000
- @midnight with Chris Hardwick (Comedy): 298,000
- The Game Plane (Discovery Family): 54,000
Knives Go Flying November
Esquire Slots Season 4 of "Knife
From the Futon Critic
One hour, two chefs, three
mystery ingredients and one hell of a good time. Season
four of Esquire Network's raucous after-hours cooking
competition series KNIFE FIGHT returns Tuesday, November
10 at 9/8c. Hosted by Chef Ilan Hall, each episode of
the hit franchise features two celebrated chefs battling
it out head-to-head, making at least two dishes in a
single hour from a combination of secret ingredients.
Shot bracket tournament style at Hall's Brooklyn-based
restaurant, The Gorbals, there can only be one winner
"It's just two chefs, they come out in this tunnel. And
they just throw down. They give them three different
ingredients, and they have to go crazy. The winner gets
a big knife and the loser gets a small knife," explains
Jimmy Fallon, host of The Tonight Show. "It's my
Sue Zemanick (Top Chef Masters) and Dale Talde (Top
Chef) are tapped to judge the unique dishes each week
alongside Hall who returns as the host and judge for his
fourth season. A James Beard Award winner, Zemanick is
the executive chef of the New Orleans-based restaurant
Gauntreau's. A Chicago native, Talde is the proud son of
Filipino immigrants and the chef behind Talde, the hot
spot franchise known for their contemporary twist on
Asian flavors. Culinary master and KNIFE FIGHT season
three winner Edi Frauneder will additionally guest judge
throughout the season. He's the Michelin-star co-owner
of Seasonal, Edi and the Wolf and Third Man.
10th "Voice" Begins February
From the Futon Critic
Christina Aguilera, Adam
Levine, Blake Shelton and Pharrell Williams are on board
as season 10 coaches of NBC's two-time Emmy
Award-winning musical competition series "The Voice."
The 10th season will begin in February.
"The coaches on 'The Voice' continue to bring incredible
energy, unrivaled musical expertise and a want-to-win
attitude that makes for the perfect ingredients of a
two-time Emmy-winning show," said Paul Telegdy,
President, Late Night and Alternative Programming, NBC
Entertainment. "We can't wait to see what season 10 will
Aguilera, who returns to "The Voice," is one of the most
accomplished performers of the last decade, having sold
more than 30 million albums worldwide, achieved four No.
1 singles on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and won six
Grammy Awards. She has also received her star on the
Hollywood Walk of Fame and has had the prestigious honor
of being named the only artist under the age of 30
included in Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 100
greatest singers of all time.
Wednesday Lightning Round
... or "10 Minutes"
- FIRST LOOK:
Hellevator: the first 10 minutes (Yahoo!
TV) and Billy on the Street: Marry, (BLEEP), Kill (Uproxx)
and Billy... Clinton on the Street (Twitter
- Alex Trebek gives a
million (or 4 Jacksons) to Fordham (WABC
- Jennifer Lopez to
host AMAs (E!)
- Bob Guiney
pops the question. Again. No, this has nothing to do
with his GSN Live stint (E!)
- VIDEO WALL: Tim Gunn
has a meltdown (TV
- A FEW GOOD MINUTES with
Anne Hegerty (What's
and Alfonso Ribeiro (TV
Monday: A Moment for
Alfonso Ribeiro to Guest Host
"Dancing" for the Time Being
An emotional Alek Skarlatos
returned to "Dancing with the Stars" to honor his Oregon
college town hit by a mass killing, calling the event
harder to comprehend than the terrorist attack he helped
stop in France.
Skarlatos, whose August heroics on a French train led to
an invitation from ABC's dance contest, was rehearsing
in Los Angeles instead of attending Umpqua Community
College when a gunman killed nine people last Thursday.
He had quickly headed to Roseburg, Oregon, after
learning of the tragedy.
Skarlatos and Arnold will be competing again next week,
with Gary Busey and pro partner Anna Trebunskaya voted
The show had a guest host, actor Alfonso Ribeiro, who
had stepped in to allow host Tom Bergeron to be with his
NBC (10.954 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.9, #1)
continued its reign on Monday with week three of "The
Voice" (11.895 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.2,
#2) and "Blindspot" (9.071 million viewers, #6; adults
18-49: 2.5, #3).
CBS (9.932 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.9, #2)
then claimed the silver with its lineup of "The Big Bang
Theory" (15.027 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.7,
#1), "Life in Pieces" (9.159 million viewers, #5; adults
18-49: 1.9, #4), "Scorpion" (9.816 million viewers, #4;
adults 18-49: 1.8, #5) and "NCIS: Los Angeles" (7.887
million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.2, #9).
Next up was ABC (10.300 million viewers, #2; adults
18-49: 1.6, #3) and its mainstays "Dancing with the
Stars" (11.786 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.7,
#6) and "Castle" (7.327 million viewers, #8; adults
18-49: 1.3, #8).
Meanwhile, FOX (3.249 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49:
1.1, #4) offered up originals from "Gotham" (4.214
million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.5, #7) and
"Minority Report" (2.283 million viewers, #10; adults
18-49: 0.7, #10).
And finally, The CW (1.156 million viewers, #5; adults
18-49: 0.4, #5) closed out the evening with its
departing trio of "Penn & Teller: Fool Us" (1.370
million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T11), "Whose
Line Is It Anyway?" (1.224 million viewers, #12; adults
18-49: 0.4, #T11) and "Significant Mother" (0.658
million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.2, #13).
- She's Got Game (VH1): 1.719 million
- Halloween Baking Championship (Food/SP): 874,000
- @midnight with Chris Hardwick (Comedy): 347,000
The Futon Critic
New York Daily News
Weekend: CBS, ABC Claim
CBS Takes Total Viewers, ABC
Claims the Demo
From TV Insider
ABC (5.964 million viewers,
#2; adults 18-49: 1.4, #1) was the demo champ on Friday
with a new "Last Man Standing" (6.479 million viewers,
#5; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T4), the premiere of "Dr. Ken"
(6.674 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.4, #2) and
originals from "Shark Tank" (6.729 million viewers, #3;
adults 18-49: 1.7, #1) and "20/20" (4.587 million
viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T6).
The silver then went to CBS (8.720 million viewers, #1;
adults 18-49: 1.2, #2) and its trio of "The Amazing
Race" (6.035 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.2,
#T4), "Hawaii Five-0" (9.038 million viewers, #2; adults
18-49: 1.0, #8) and "Blue Bloods" (11.089 million
viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.3, #3).
Next up was NBC (4.884 million viewers, #3; adults
18-49: 0.9, #3) with an encore of "The Player" (3.504
million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T10) and a
two-hour "Dateline NBC" (5.574 million viewers, #7;
adults 18-49: 1.1, #T6).
Meanwhile, FOX (1.939 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49:
0.6, #4) went with repeats of "Grandfathered" (2.848
million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.8, #9), "The
Grinder" (2.298 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.6,
#T10) and "Scream Queens" (1.306 million viewers, #14;
adults 18-49: 0.4, #T12).
And finally, a new "Masters of Illusion" (1.369 million
viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T14), the season
finale of "Masters of Illusion" (1.393 million viewers,
#12; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T14) and the relocated
"America's Next Top Model" (1.056 million viewers, #15;
adults 18-49: 0.4, #T12) on The CW (1.218 million
viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) closed out the
- Halloween Wars (Food/SP): 1.833 million
- Guy's Grocery Games (Food): 1.387 million
- Cutthroat Kitchen (Food): 1.343 million
Dancing with Normal
Fox Teams with Fremantle, Five
Six Seven for New Project
From The Wrap
Fox is developing a new
couples dancing competition series with the producers of
“The Voice” and “American Idol,” the network announced
The currently untitled series will highlight the lives
of real-life couples who each week will participate in
intensive training, rehearsals and live performances,
until one couple is crowned the winner.
Stijn Bakkers, executive producer of “The Voice” and
Toby Gorman, executive vice president of alternative
programming for FremantleMedia North America, will serve
as executive producers alongside Jennifer Mullin of
FremantleMedia North America. FremantleMedia North
America and Five Six Seven, Inc will produce the series.
FremantleMedia North America TV has previously produced
shows “American Idol,” “America’s Got Talent,” and ABC’s
upcoming reboot of “To Tell The Truth.”
Genius Move for ITV
British Broadcaster Buys
From TBI Vision
ITV and its South Korean
counterpart CJ E&M have inked a format deal. Under the
terms of the agreement ITV formats will launch in Korea
and ITV will take CJ E&M shows back to the UK.
ITV’s content and distribution arm, ITV Studios Global
Entertainment, agreed the deal with cable channel
operator and content company CJ E&M.
The shows travelling from Korea to the UK are CJ E&M
entertainment series From Start To Clear and computer
game gameshow The Genius Game .
ITVS GE’s managing director, Maria Kyriacou, and Lee,
Deok Jae, CEO of CJ E&M’s Media Division, signed the
agreement on Monday at MIPCOM.
Maria Kyriacou said: “ITVS GE is one of the UK and
Europe’s foremost format creators and distributors,
while CJ E&M is a leading formats player in Korea. This
agreement will give us the chance to extend our formats
into each other’s markets, in order to achieve even
greater global success for both companies.”
Lee, Deok Jae added: “Korea and the UK are two of the
most creative territories for formats internationally,
but this is the first time that producer-distributors
from both countries have worked together in this way. It
is an exciting opportunity for us to exchange fresh
ideas and present them to new audiences in our
Tuesday Lightning Round
... or "Ken & Watson, Together Again"
STV Goes Russian... Sort
STV Productions Buys Armoza's
From TV Insider
UK-based prodco STV
Productions has acquired Armoza Formats’ prime-time
studio game show Babushka, marking the Israeli
developer-distributor’s first deal with the Catchphrase
Babushka, which launched at MIPTV in April, sees
contestants presented with 10 large Russian “babushka”
dolls. The participants must then select and open eight
of them for the chance to win up to $500,000. If the
babushka is empty, they lose any money they have
accumulated up to that point, but if there is a smaller
doll inside, they continue to win.
The game show has also been taken to Italy, Spain and
STV Productions’ credits include Antiques Road Trip
(BBC), Catchphrase (ITV), The Lie (STV) and The Link
You Control the Buzzr
Digital Network Gives Control of
Sundays to Viewers
From TV Insider
Buzzr, the new retro game
show network, is asking fans to choose its Sunday
The network, currently available in 35% of the country,
has launched the promotion "Pick & Play" (with the
tagline "You Pick 'Em, We Play 'Em"), to let viewers
vote from a list of six classic game shows from owner
FremantleMedia North America’s library. The top three
voted shows will make up Buzzr's new Sunday lineup.
The list of shows, selected from fan requests made over
social media to Buzzr, include:
Sale of the Century (1983; host: Jim Perry)
Now You See It (1974; host: Jack Narz)
Double Dare (1976; host: Alex Trebek)
Trivia Trap (1984; host: Bob Eubanks)
Wordplay (1986; host: Tom Kennedy)
Beat The Clock (1979; host: Monty Hall)
Voters will also be eligible for a grand prize trip to
Los Angeles to see Wayne Brady on FremantleMedia North
America's CBS game show Let’s Make A Deal, or a trip to
Atlanta to see Steve Harvey on FremantleMedia's
syndicated game show Family Feud. Voting ends on Oct.
12, with the new lineup relvealed on Oct. 18. More
information can be found at Buzzr's website.
Cash Cab Drives to
ActiveTV To Adapt Rolling Game Show
From C21 Media
outfit ActiveTV Asia has secured the remake rights to
All3Media’s Cash Cab format for the Philippines.
The gameshow, where a taxi driver quizzes unsuspecting
passengers and offers them the chance to win cash
prizes, was previously produced by ActiveTV as Cash Cab
Asia for Sony’s regional AXN channel. The firm will now
work on a Filipino version after securing the deal at
Mipcom in Cannes today.
Monday Lightning Round
... or "Splattergram"
- "The Splat"
bows tonight. Here's what you need to know (Bustle)
- BRUTALLY HONEST REVIEW:
Hellevator (GSN; October 21) (Dread
- Witney Carson
gets engaged (Starpulse)
- Brooke Karzen
goes from overseeing "The Bachelor" to overseen the
entire Warner Horizon empire (Variety)
- A FEW GOOD MINUTES with
Supernerd Issa Schultz (Sydney
Morning Herald) and Billy Eichner (Entertainment
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