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Jane Hits the Beach

Hollywood Game Night Season Premiere
by Chico Alexander & Jason Huhn
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: 9p/8c
Host: Jane Lynch with Dean Butterworth & the Scorekeepers
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market researcher
Maple Shade, NJ
toy store sales associate
Akbar Gbajabiamila
"American Ninja Warrior"
Jameela Jamil
"The Good Place"
Nico Santos
Marc Evan Jackson
"The Good Place"
Matt Iseman
"American Ninja Warrior"
D'arcy Carden
"The Good Place"

From the house on the Hills to the beachhouse, it's a brand new season of Hollywood Game Night!

CLUE-BOOM!: Our four subjects - We've Only Just Begun, Rainy Days & Mondays, Top of the World, and Carpenters (C-Note: See what they did there?). Each object is worth 1 point to the bank.
- Team Jill has 7 to Team Luke's 6.

WHIPFLASH!: Three teammates are assigned movie titles. The civs will have to be celebs talking selfies with every panelist whose movie featured the celebrity. Each one is worth 1 point.
- Team Luke has "Ghostbusters" (Jameela), "Spy" (D'arcy), and "Bridesmaids" (Marc). They get 11 for 17 total.
- Team Jill has "Grown Ups" (Akbar), "50 First Dates" (Nico), and "The Wedding Singer" (Matt). They get 9 for 15.

SMASH THE BUZZER: Each correct smash is worth 2 points.
- Team Luke takes the lead, 23 to 19.

SOUNDS OFF: Say what you see for 2 points a title.
- Jill gets 9 for 18, 37 total. Luke gets 11 for 22, 45 total.

LEND ME A HAND: Each item is worth 5 points.
- Team Luke gets action movies, getting 15 for 75 total, giving them 120 total
- Team Jill gets romantic comedies, needing 17 to win. They get ...17 to win, 122-120!

CELEBRITY NAME GAME: D'arcy is playing for Karma Rescue, while Matt is playing for the Arthritis Foundation. Jill gets Sterling K. Brown, Dalai Lama, Stephen King, Winona Ryder, Woody Harrelson, Tiffany Haddish, Dwayne Johnson, Jimmy Fallon, and Lionel Richie for $9000 for Luke and $9000 for each of the stars' charities.

Best Ever Trivia Show
by Chico Alexander
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GSN: 4p/3c
Host: Sherri Shepherd
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likes word puzzles
learning a new language
used to be a beauty queen
Arianna Haut
quiz show veteran
Ryan Chaffee
Geek Bowl Champion
Raj Dhuwalia
#1 ranked American in the WQC

ROUND 1 Categories: Roads or Prohibition. Eric picks ROADS, and today, all roads lead to Arianna. She knows that Paul's conversion takes place on the road between Damascus and Jerusalem, that I-90 runs between Seatte & Boston, and that the Silk Road was opened up during the Han Dynasty. She doesn't know that if you took Route 66 from Chicago to Santa Monica, you'd arrive at Grand Canyon Caverns last. Eric & Aalilyah knew it. Eric leads with 250 to 100 for the others.

ROUND 2 Categories: Sports or Prohibition. Eric goes with SPORTS. Hey Raj, TALK SPORTS! He goes three for three, as does Eric to lead with 550 to 300 for the others.

ROUND 3 Categories: Love Stories or Cold Things. Eric went with COLD THINGS. Here's the warm Ryan.
- Q1: Who is credited with inventing the quick freezing method, which produces the type of frozen foods that we eat today: Clarence Birdseye, Arthur Perdue, or Carl A. Swanson? Eric went with Birdseye, Alastair defers to Ryan. Aalilyah said Swanson. Correct answer... is Birdseye. Eric leads with 950 to 500 for Alastair.
- Q2: Besides Neptune, what is known as the other "ice giant" in our solar system: Uranus, Pluto, or Saturn? Everyone went with Uranus... and everyone's right. Eric has 1350, Alastair 900, and Aalilyah 700.
- Q3: What was the name given to the 5000-year-old frozen mummy discovered in 1991, in the Alpine mountains between Austria and Italy: Ötzi the Iceman, Man of Bronze, or Lucy. Eric goes with Ötzi, Alastair says Lucy, and Aalilyah goes to Ryan... who agreed with Eric... and Eric... has the PERFECT GAME with 1750!

ULTIMATE TRIVIA CHALLENGE: Raj may have swept, but it's all on Arianna against Eric.... best of luck.
Q1: What is the birth name of Prince Harry's wife: Meghan Rachel Markle, Rachel Meghan Markle, or Meghan Mary Markle? (Rachel Meghan Markle)
- Eric 0 - 0 Arianna
Q2: Which of these is mentioned in both the Toto and Weezer versions of the song "Africa": Serengeti, Madagascar, or Casablanca? (Serengeti)
- Eric 1 - 1 Arianna
Q3: What country features a Bible on its national flag: Dominican Republic, Cuba, or Panama? (Dominican Republic)
- Eric 2 - 1 Arianna
Q4: The Tonka brand of toys is named after what body of water: a lake, a lagoon, or a sea? (A lake)
- Eric 2 - 1 Arianna
Q5: What is the only US state to form by seceding from a Confederate state: North Carolina, West Virginia, or South Dakota? (West Virginia)
- Eric 3 - 1 Arianna

From a perfect game to a round smacking of the experts, Eric has $10,000 and the first podium tomorrow!

Big Brother
by Chico Alexander & Jason Block
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CBS: 9p/8c
Host: Julie Chen
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  THE STORY SO FAR! Last week, Jack won the HOH for his Gr8ful Alliance and set his eyes on Kemi Fakunle and Jessica Milagros for eviction. Sam won the Power of Veto and left the nominations as is, meaning one of these ladies is going to join Ovi and David in Camp Comeback. Welcome... to EVICTION NIGHT.

Jack admits that Kemi was his target all along. He wants to smooth things out with her after the vote. Cliff, meanwhile, is hoping Ovi returns, as he teams with him and Nicole, calling themselves (*exasperated sigh*) .. the Fellowship of the Zing.

Hookups: Nick & Isabella and Analyse & Jack.

Cliff takes a moment to talk to America via the cameras in the Boat Room... and Christie overhears and goes to the HOH room to do some snitching. Meanwhile, Kemi is frustrated to hear Isabella playing both sides now, exposing her game to Michie. He goes to Jack to do some backyard snitching. Isabella then snitches on the Gr8ful Alliance to Sam, who now wants to keep Kemi in the game. Kemi may be going after Jack, but Jessica is going after EVERYONE. Jack says he's doing what's best for his alliance, of which Sam is unofficially Gr8ful #9. UNOFFICIALLY.

LIVE EVICTION #2: Neither Kemi nor Jessica are allowed to vote, nor is outgoing HOH Jack. The vote to evict is 6.
- Michie: JESSICA
- Everyone else: KEMI
- EVICTED: Kemi Fakunle

HOH COMPETITION #3: Power Shot. Throw an arrow at a target. You get one and only one shot. Houseguest with the highest score wins. But there's a twist. There are TWO other targets, each one smaller than the main one - one has safety for the week, while the other has $5000.
- WINNER: Nick Maccarone.

Double Dare Spongebob Week
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Nick: 7:30p/6:30c
Host: Liza Koshy with Marc Summers
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We're down to the final two teams in the Spongebob Week Finals!
Team Drake
Dylan & actor Drake Bell
Team Jason
KEndall & actor Jason Sudeikis

ROUND 1 TOSSUP: Egg Hat Catch. Using a spoon, flip two eggs into your partner's chef's hat. First to do so wins 50 points and control of round 1.
- WINNERS: Team Jason (50-0)

The Red Team goes 3 for 3 when they can't name the sandwich-shaped vehicle with pickles that Mr. Krabs uses to promote his restaurant (The Patty Wagon).

PHYSICAL CHALLENGE: Swim Fin Balloon Pop (presented by Patrick Star himself, Marvin Erik... err, Bill Fagerbakke). You have 30 seconds to pop 20 balloons using only your swim fins.
- WIN: And they're up to 400-0.

With another question for 50, they need to guess who voiced King Neptune's daughter Mindy (Scarlett Johansson).

PHYSICAL CHALLENGE: Now Streaming. Using water sticks, you have to push three balloons to your partner, who will have to pop them with a 3D balloon-popping stick. Pop them all in 20 seconds, and you get the points.
- FAIL, ... but they still leads going into halftime, 450-200.

ROUND 2 TOSSUP: TP Basketball. First to three wins 100 points.
- WINNERS: Team Drake (300-450)

They get the next question, but miss the location of the Lost Dutchman's gold mine (Arizona). Control back to the Red Team, who goes two for two for 650-400. They can't answer this one: the pirate in the painting seen at the start of every episode isn't Patchy... what's his actual name? It's Painty.

PHYSICAL CHALLENGE: Pies In Your Pants (again with Bill). A classic reimagined. Six pies in 30 seconds wins.
- WIN AND GAME to Team Jason, 1050-400

DOUBLE DARE OBSTACLE COURSE: Each obstacle cleared is worth $1000. "Do it all from Double Dare" and the total jumps to $10,000.
- Slide through the TUBE-A-TOTTER
- Go through FORT FIGHT
- Stay hydrated on SLIME SQUEEZE
- Today's BLUE PLATE SPECIAL: Krabby Patty
- Hoist the pants in ONE NATION UNDERWEAR

... They came, they saw, they conquered! Kendall leaves with a total of $14,125!

Family Food Fight
by Chico Alexander
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ABC: 9p/8c
Host: Ayesha Curry with Graham Elliot & Cat Cora

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Last time we were in the kitchen, we had eight families, four at a time, compete for a kitchen... now only SIX remain.
DJ, Kris, Mike
Santa Rosa, CA
Darlene, Shayla, Tan Texarkana, AR
Azeema, Fatima, Kiran
Meily, Amanda, Victoria
San Francisco
Chris, Tammy, Eddie
Cedartown, GA
Lorena, Johnny, Enrico
Armonk, NY

Now it's about $100,000 and the Family Food Fight championship belt.

FAMILY FEAST CHALLENGE: 45 minutes to make surf 'n turf. You'll be competing head-to-head by random draw. The winners will be safe. The losers will head to an elimination challenge.
- LOBSTER TAIL & FILET: Graves vs. Maniya
- SHRIMP & RIBEYE: Nichols vs. Lee
- SCALLOPS & NEW YORK STRIP: Livanos vs. White

- Maniya: Seared Filet with Pakistani Spice Rub, Boiled Lobster Tail wtih Garlic Butter, Chaat Masala Vegetables
- Graves: Bearnaise Filet, Baked Lobster Tail, Roasted Brussels Sprouts, Cheese Grits

- Livanos: Seared NY Strip with Pesto Sauce, Scallop Risotto, Radicchio Salad
- White: Seared NY Strip, Pan-Seared Scallops, Bacon Scalloped Potatoesm, Sauteed Summer Vegetables

- Lee: Grilled Ribeye with Truffle Butter, Fried Shrimp Toast, Grilled Vegetables
- Nichols: Iron Skillet Seared Ribeye with Traditional Marinade, Shrimp and Grits, Steamed Brussels Sprouts

ELIMINATION CHALLENGE: Birthday cake. Everything you need to know is in your cookbooks. Guest judging: the Cake Boss himself, Buddy Valastro. You have 2:30 to bake a two-layer cake... and a baker's dozen of cupcakes. The cake must be frosted between the layers.
- Lee: Classic Chocolate Cake; Banana Chocolate Cupcakes with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting
- Graves: Cinnamon Roll Cake; Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes
- White: Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake; Lemon Zest Cupcakes

Holey Moley
by Chico Alexander
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ABC: 8p/7c
Host: Rob Riggle & Joe Tessitore with Jeannie Mai and Stephen Curry

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The World Series... the Stanley Cup... the Masters... all pale in comparison to what's about to go down tonight.

Joining Riggle & Tess in the booth tonight: "To Tell the Truth" host and "black-ish" star Anthony Anderson. He gets to see who goes home with $25,000, the Golden Putter, and the coveted Plaid Jacket.

HOLE 1: SURF OR TURF - Putt up the wave and hope that it lands on the island green, otherwise, you put through the narrow ledge instead.
- Ken Dickason (Corvallis, OR; retired Navy veteran, semi-retired pharmacist) vs. Michael Glauser (St. George, UT; bartender - his brother Scott was on the show earlier this season).... TIED!
- SUDDEN DEATH from 6 feet: KEN!
HOLE 2: SLIP 'N PUTT - Climb up the icy mountain. The first one to the top gets the better tee spot to putt through the polar bear's legs, down the icy slope, and into the hole.
- Krystal Beyer (Picayune, MS, medical lab scientist) vs. Nick Brucker (Pittsburgh, CEO of a digital marketing company). WINNER: Nick the Brick, 2-3
HOLE 3: ARC DE TRIGOLF - a 30 feet inclined arc, followed by a run through the peg bridge and a ring of the bell, releasing the guillotine to stop the ball from going into the water.
- Craig Kirby (Washington, DC; founder/CEO of Golf: My Future, My Game) vs. Valeria Brannen (Medellin, COL; professional golfer). WINNER: Valeria

- Hole 4: SWEET SPOT: Mark Normand (former ice cream man) def. Stephen Kims
- Hole 5: TEE'D OFF: Sarah Cochrane (actress/waitress) def. Shelley Phillips

HOLE 6: CADDY SMACK - Holey Moley's version of the 18th at Pinehurst #2. You putt the ball over the pond and then onto the basketball court. Closest putt to the big ball at the start gets placement by either Steph Curry or Robot Riggle.
- Amandeep Singh (Los Angeles; realtor) vs. Marlene Roff-Glass (Long Island, NY; songwriter). Marlene wins the putt-off and chooses Steph. WINNER: Amandeep.

HOLE 7: THE DISTRACTOR - 15 feet of focus... with a surprise on the other side of the great wall. Tonight it's... a tickler!
- Sarah vs. Ken. WINNER: Sarah
HOLE 8: LOG ROLL -  Putt your ball through the legs of Putt Bunyan, but watch out for the rolling logs.
- Valeria vs. Amandeep. WINNER: Amandeep
HOLE 9: TEE'D OFF - You putt on a giant tee. Winner moves on. Loser drops out. Literally.
- Nick vs. Mark. WINNER: Nick the Brick

HOLE 10: MOUNT HOLEY MOLEY - Putt up the volcano to one of the three craters. The smaller one will bring you closest to the pin. The others will bring you further away. Get a gutterball and you'll have to play from behind a line of rocks. Then it's a zipline to the green and the final putt. $25,000, the Golden Putter, and the Plaid Jacket will go to the player with the lower score.
- Sarah: 4
- Nick: 3
- Amandeep: 3 (MISS)

And the Bradley Cooper of Mini-Golf, far from the shallow tonight as he reads the greens for the big greens... and also some money.

by Chico Alexander
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Syn/YesTV: 7:30p/6:30c; also check listings
Host: Alex Trebek with Jimmy McGuire, Kelly Miyahara & Sarah Whitcomb-Foss
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  Sam knocks out a big champ, but can he keep his crown?

Sam Kavanaugh

Kirsten Rose
Williamstown, MA
Steven Green
Millbrae, CA
software engineer

JEOPARDY! ROUND: Ladies & Gentlemen... The Beatitudes!, The Wall, "Home" Entertainment, Let's Dance!, On Second Thought, Grab A Seat.

Sam starts with $400 On Second Thought. At the TV timeout, Sam has $3200 to $1600 for Steven. Kirsten is on $200.

Steven finds the Daily Double under $1000 The Wall. He wagers $1200 on this: a book about Frank Calvert & Heinrich Schliemann is called "Finding the Walls of' this city. "What is Berlin?" No, it's Troy, leaving him with $1400. He recovers to $3200 to Sam's $5000. Kirsten was $600 in the red as she earns command of the board in...

DOUBLE JEOPARDY!: Breaking Up Is Hard to Do, Russian Literature, No. 1 Hits of the '80s, A War By Any Other Name, Physics, 5-Syllable Words.

... with $400 No. 1 Hits of the '80s. Sam finds the first Daily Double under $1200 Physics. He goes all-in on this from the J-Lab: "In transverse waves, each particle moves perpendicular to the wave's direction. In this 12-letter type, reminiscent of lines on a map, each particle moves parallel to the wave." "What is longitudinal?" FOR THE DOUBLER, $11,600! Sam also finds the other under $1600 A War By Any Other Name. He wagers $6000 on this: the Ramadan War of 1973 is also called this, after a holiday of a different religion. "What is the Yom Kippur War?" RIGHT for $20,000! He ends up with $20,800 to $16,800 for Steven. Kirsten can spoil with $3000.

FINAL JEOPARDY! in "Women on TV": this character featured in a 1992 Time Magazine cover story on "Hollywood & Politics" returned to television in 2018. Correct response: who is "Murphy Brown"?

Kirsten is right... but Sam wagers wisely to win another $7999, giving him $46,000 for two.

by Chico Alexander
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Fox: 8p/7C
Hosts/Judges: Gordon Ramsay with Joe Bastianich & Aaron Sanchez
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Last night, Joe took a chance on the final 16 competing a three-course Italian meal. Now half of them are about to take part in,...

PRESSURE TEST: Tag Team. As captain of the winning team, Nick got to choose which cook played with which.
- Subha/Dorian
- Michael/Liz
- Sarah/Noah
- Shari/Sam
Those are the teams. Now the challenge - 75 minutes to replicate a platter of six international dishes - the judges' favorite dishes from six foreign versions of the show (Chinese dumplings, Italian meatballs, Indian vegetable samosas with mint chutney, Mexican fish tacos with pico de gallo, Filipino pork spring rolls, and Moroccan beef kebabs) and then make a 7th of their own. Every 10 minutes, you will switch. Communication is key, because the two poorest performing teams will be in the bottom four.

BOTTOM 4: Liz/Michael, Sam/Shari
- ELIMINATED: Liz Linn, Michael Silverstein

Spin the Wheel
by Chico Alexander
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Fox: 9p/8c
Host: Dax Shepard

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We go to Aliso Viejo, CA, where we meet a Purple Heart Marine Joseph Latham. We honor his service with a trip to the Wheel.

In the audience is her family, led by ??? Talia, who is going into the isolation pod.

- Q1 ($1): Which of these phrases was popularized in the teen comedy movie "Clueless": a) As if! b) That is so fetch!? He goes with A... YES!
- Q2 ($100): Which of these Australian animals is a marsupial that resembles a small kangaroo: a) Dingo b) Wallaby? He goes with A again... NO!
- Q3 ($1): Jaleel White starred as Steve Urkel on which of these sitcoms: a) Family Matters b) Family Ties? He goes with A yet again... YES!
- Q4 ($200,000): Tequila, vodka, rum & gin are all traditional ingredients in which of these cocktails: a) Manhattan b) Long Island Iced Tea? He switches it up to go with B... and B is right! TOTAL: $200,001

QUICKSPIN+: Talia can double any of the amounts Joseph lands on if she chooses.
- Q5 (DOUBLE $100): The fleur-de-lis, a longtime symbol of French royalty, is found on the uniforms of which of these pro sports teams: a) Canadiens b) Mariners c) Saints? He says C... GOOD for $200!
- Q6 ($15,000): Which of these movies did not star Ryan Gosling as Emma Stone's romantic interest: a) Easy A b) La La Land c) Crazy Stupid Love? He says B... that's not it. It was A.
- Q7 (DOUBLE $25,000): Themembers of the US Navy's Special Operations Forces are known as SEALs, a name that was formed from combining three words. Which of the following is one of those words: a) Special b) Elite c) Air? He says B... But it was C. Took a big hit.
- Q8 ($15,000): Which of these trendy superfoods comes from a palm tree that can be found in the Amazon rainforest in Brazil: a) Chia b) Açai c) Goji? He says B... and we say YES!
TOTAL: $150,201

- Q9: In 1989... ($1M in play)... which video game came bundled with the Game Boy when it was released in the US: a) Tetris b) Frogger c) Pac-Man d) The Legend of Zelda? He says A... GOOD! He deciedes to split it four ways, adding FOUR $250,000 wedges and spinning... one of them!
- Q10: Vince Vaugn & Owen Wilson... ($2M in play) ... lied about being venture capitalists as the main characters in "Wedding Crashers", but the two characters actually had which job: a) Car salesmen b) Divorce mediators c) Tour guides d) Bank tellers? He says C... but it's B, so FOUR Back to Zeroes go on the Wheel, bringing the total to SIX. He spins... $100.
- Q11: Who showed off her big... ($500K in play) ... 11,000-square-foot penthouse in New York City, including a room she called the Butterfly Guest Room on a memorable 2002 episode of MTV's "Cribs": a) Mariah Carey b) Madonna c) Britney Spears d) Janet Jackson? He goes with A... and he's RIGHT! He splits the cash among three spokes, $166,667 each. He spins... -$50,000.
- Q12 (for $250K): The Pacific Ocean is home to islands considered territories of the US. Which of these is not a US territory: a) Guam b) Jarvis Island c) Cook Islands d) Northern Mariana Islands? He says B... but it's C. One Back to Zero goes up, bringing the total to SEVEN. The spin is... $200,000.
TOTAL: $550,301

FINAL SPINS: This time, a Back to Zero spin ends your game immediately. Of the 48 wedges, 7 are Back to Zero.
- WALKAWAY #1: $61,866 (BACK TO ZERO ODDS: 15%): SPIN: $166,667

So unless Talia hit the button in isolation on either spin, Joseph is leaving with nothing. She.... did NOT hit the button.