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Finish Line in Fairbanks

The Great Food Truck Race Season Finale
by Chico Alexander
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Food/discovery+: Sunday 10p/9c
Host: Tyler Florence
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This season, seven teams of home cooks braved the elements of Alaska for a shot at $50,000. Now only two teams remain - Breakfast for Dinner and Tasty Balls. Who will cross the finish line a champion? Let's meet the teams as we approach our final city... Fairbanks... on the edge of the Arctic Circle... where it is -6°F... at 2p local time.

David Monson, a wilderness expert, joins us for...

CHALLENGE #10: Cook a warm, hearty dish with moose meat. The dish that David likes the most will get another $400 in their till.
- Breakfast for Dinner: Potato Latke Topped with Roasted Asparagus & Moose Topped with Sunny-Side Up Egg Drizzled with Meatball Balsamic Glaze
- Tasty Balls: Garlic & Birch Syrup-Roasted Brussels Sprouts, Chive-Garlic Mashed Potato & Moose Salisbury Steak with Mushrooms & Caramelized Onions

Now it's all about the sale, and with $50,000 going to the profit leader, each sale is important.

Day 2 arrives... and we have a twist. For the next hour, the chefs will have to go to the front of the truck, sous chefs become chefs, and the front of house become sous chefs for an hour.

One last challenge...

CHALLENGE #11: Make your own version of Alaskan ice cream. It has to have shaved ice, berries, fish, and some kind of animal fat. Put it on your menu, and the truck that gets the most sales of it gets another $300 in the till.

FINAL ELIMINATION: The winner this season is decided... by five dollars.

The winner of The Great Food Truck Race Alaska.... is.... TASTY BALLS!

American Idol
by Chico Alexander & Gordon Pepper
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ABC: Sunday 8p/7C
Host: Ryan Seacrest with Luke Bryan, Katy Perry & Lionel Richie
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Last week, the top 24 paired with superstar singers. Now the votes have been counted, and eight of them are going home TONIGHT. As for the other 16, another chance to win your votes... which will reveal the top 12 TOMORROW.

Each surviving singer will perform tonight ONCE. one solo performance and one celebrity duet. After the vote, 16 will move on to tomorrow's show. Voting is open via phone, text, and the American Idol app.

Also, for the first time in a while, we have a live audience, albeit masked and podded.

- Alyssa Wray: "Killing Me Softly With His Song" by Roberta Flack. Katy liked the runs, Luke likes the song choice. Lionel called it "stellar".
- Graham DeFranco: "That's Life" by Frank Sinatra. Luke calls him endearing. Katy thought that was the best song for his voice. Lionel likes his energy and swagger.
- Grace Kinstler: "Elastic Heart" by Sia. Lionel says she's "a force to be reckoned with". Katy liked that she built herself up to a crescendo. Luke likes that she's taking this criticism to heart.
- Alanis Sophia: "The Story" by Brandi Carlile. Katy liked the song choice. Luke says she needs to control her breath. Lionel was witness to an explosion.
- Willie Spence: "Set Fire to the Rain" by Adele. Luke says he knows how to make people watch. Lionel thinks God is in control. Katy says he's "possessed in a godly way".
- Deshawn Goncalves: "Feeling Good" by Nina Simone. After a musical flip (and not in a good way), Lionel liked his piano skills. Katy calls it next level. Luke says it's his best performance.
- Wyatt Pike: "Use Somebody" by Kings of Leon. Katy thought it was authentic. Luke says he can do this for the rest of his life. Lionel says he's on his way to "something big".
- Cassandra Coleman: "Wicked Game" by Chris Isaak. Luke liked the chorus. Lionel just wants her to sing. Katy likes that Cassandra is getting another shot.

With the first half settled, it means the end of the line for Alana, Andrea Valles, Anilee List,a nd Cecil Ray. Now we go to the second half.

- Caleb Kennedy: "Midnight Train to Memphis" by Chris Stapleton. Katy likes that she can't see his eyes, loving his "country outlaw" persona. Lionel thinks he's got icewater in his veins. Luke likes that he sticks to his guns.
- Colin Jamieson: "Everybody Wants to Rule the World" by Tears for Fears. Luke likes his stage presence. Katy likes his stage presence. Lionel likes his stage presence.
- CAsey Bishop: "Black Hole Sun" by Soundgarden. Luke says she can sing whatever she wants to. Lionel likes that she starts out as a fairy princess, then ends up like Janis Joplin. Katy says she's "dangerous".
- Madison Watkins: "Gravity" by Sara Bareilles. Lionel thought she was a good storyteller. Katy is surprised by how locked in she was. Luke thinks Madison is where she deserves to be.
- Beane: "Searching for a Feeling" by Thirdstory. Katy likes the enw flavor of Beane. Luke thinks he makes people smile. Lionel says that people are falling in love with him.
- Hunter Metts: "Skinny Love" by Bon Iver. Luke is finally hearing "angst" in his music. Lionel senses "instant identity". Katy wants him to growl more.
- Ava August: "2002" by Anne-Marie. Lionel says she's "15 and dangerous". Katy calls her elegant and says that classic is better than cool. Luke tells them not to leave them wanting for more graceful moments.
- Chayce Beckham: "Waiting in Vain" by Bob Marley and the Wailers. Katy says Chayce ticks all the boxes. Luke wants him to email him on how to be cool. Lionel says America has fallen in love with him.

That leaves Hannah Everhart, Jason Warrior, Liahona Olayan, and Mary Jo Young officially out of the running.

Tomorrow, the top 16 become 12.

Chain Reaction
by Chico Alexander
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GSN: Friday 5p/4c
Host: Dylan Lane
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Ladies of Law
Arbella, Kaitlyn, Monica
The Brokers
Valerie, Melissa, Lauren

$100 CHAIN: GUILTY - Secret - Million - Control - P? - HEATING. After Monica solves PANEL for the Ladies of Law, we're tied at $200.
- $100 SPEED CHAIN: SOAP - B - G - SHOE. They can't come up with BUBBLE GUM.

$200 CHAIN: VIVID - Dream - Home - State - U? - BOOKSTORE. The Brokers sweep the chain with UNIVERSITY for $1000.
- $200 SPEED CHAIN: FALLING - S - S - POST. They get the STAR but not the SIGN.

$300 CHAIN: DOG - Food - Court - House - C? - MEETING. Arbella completes the chain with COMMITTEE to give the Ladies of Law $500 to $1900 for the Brokers.
- $300 SPEED CHAIN: EXTENDED - S - C - JAZZ. They misfire on STAY COOL.

GAMBLING CHAIN: COCOA - Powder - Blue - Moon - Landing - Ge? - STICK. Crucial moment for the Ladies of Law with $500 to $1600 for the Brokers. Even if they go all-in on GEA, it's not enough to win. Still, they go for it with "gease".... no. The word was GEAR, and the Brokers win $1600!

BONUS CHAIN for the Brokers:
- NARROW - E - R - DIVIDER. They get ESCAPE ROOM to advance.
- AMAZON - R - V - F - AHEAD. They solve RIVER VALLEY FORGE to go on to...
- KIDNEY - B - C - W - B - WARMER. Had they had a few more seconds, they would've solved BEAN COUNTER WEIGHT BENCH.

Get a Clue
by Chico Alexander
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GSN: 9:30a/8:30c
Host: Rob Belushi
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The Fitness Dancers
Kai, Evette, Sadee
The Higginbotham Family
Lenox, Sky, Suzette

ROUND 1: Are We Having Funds Yet?, Try Before You Buy, Zac Attack, Just One
- The Fitness Dancers dance their way through Try Before You Buy (things you sample before you buy) for 800.
- The Higginbotham Family get Zac Attack (things associated with Zac Efron) for 900.

ROUND 2: Head of the Class, That's the Point, I'm a Miranda, Read My Lip.
- The Higginbotham Family pick Head of the Class (things in a high school), getting six for 1200, 2100 total.
- The Fitness Dancers go with Read My Lip (words with "lip"), getting four for 800, 1600 total.

- The Higginbotham Family (Lenox gives to Suzette) get labyrinth, flank, siphon, unify, transfer, and bayou, but aren't prodigious enough for 2000. They end with 3400, 5500 total.
- The Fitness Dancers (Kai gives to Evette) .... tough but not impossible, guys. They get Bambi, skydiving, outhouse, and first class. It's not enough, and the Higginbotham Family win, 5500-2800.

BONUS ROUND for the Higginbotham Family: they get Whopper and translation... and that's it.

by Chico Alexander
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Syn/YesTV: Friday 7:30p/6:30c; also check listings
Guest Host: Aaron Rodgers with Ken Jennings, Jimmy McGuire & Sarah Whitcomb-Foss
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  Pasquale is looking for a bigger payday than yesterday...

Pasquale Palumbo
Hawthorne, NY
financial service professional


Jennifer Leong Evans
Camas, WA
stay-at-home mom

Dennis Chase
Hyannis, MA
biotech project manager

As a reminder, winnings from this week of shows will be matched by Jeopardy! in funds to the North Valley Community Foundation.

JEOPARDY! ROUND: Literary First Lines, "Go"ing Places, Car Culture, Flag-pourri, Connecting with Conjunctions, Action Figures

Pasquale starts with $800 Action Figures. At the TV timeout, Dennis is in the lead, but only just, with $3600 to $3200 for Pasquale. Jennifer has $1000.

... which is bumped up to $2400 by the time she finds the Daily Double under $1000 "Go"ing Places. She's going for it on this:
- The Zona Colonial of this city on Hispaniola contains some of the oldest New World structures built by Europeans.
"What is... " ... Santo Domingo. She recovers $1000. With Pasquale on $5400 to $5000 for Dennis, Jennifer gets the board to start...

DOUBLE JEOPARDY!: Historic People, Mythological Trios, Acids, Musical Godfathers, We "Urge" Your Response, Still Figures

... with $400 Musical Godfathers. Dennis has $15,000 when he finds the Daily Double under $1200 Acids. He bets $3500 on this:
- Feel the burn! This acid is produced by our bodies during strenuous exercise
"What is lactic acid?" RIGHt for $18,500! He finds the other under $1200 Historic People and goes for $3000 on this:
- Florence Nightingale pioneered modern nursing while tending to wounded soldiers during this 19th century war
"What is the Crimean War?" ... for $24,700! He ends up with $26,700. With Pasquale on $12,200 to $3800 for Jennifer, it's Dennis' game to lose.

FINAL JEOPARDY! in "American Literature": One edition of this 1930s novella shows a farm within the silhouette of a rabbit. Correct response: what is "Of Mice and Men"?

Pasquale is the only one who answers correctly, but Dennis wins $25,900. Pasquale leaves with $8799.

Let's Make a Deal
by Jason Block
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CBS/Paramount+: Friday 10a/9C or 3p/2C
Host: Wayne Brady with Jonathan Mangum, Tiffany Coyne & Cat Gray
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Priscilla - $22,528(traded from $9,960)
Blake - $8,372
Natalie - $4,500
Cassie - $4,305
Max/Morgan - $3,126
Ernest -$2,952
Brian - $0
Natalie - $0
Quickie Deals - $800/$1,300(twitter deal - rubber gloves/missed comb/shoe polish)
Quickie Deals Total - $55,500/$64,900

Perfect Deals - 380
Big Deal Choice 1 - 19
Big Deal Choice 2 - 28
Big Deal Choice 3 - 47
Big Deal Location 1 - 48
Big Deal Location 2 - 25
Big Deal Location 3 - 21
Big Deal Wins- 25
Car Wins - 31

Prizes not won today - $40,347
Big Deal prizes not selected today - $12,450

Total for Today not won -$52,797
Prizes not won this season -$6,034,408 + 16 unknown prize values

Total - $45,783
Total for Week 20 - $113,252

Total for the Season: $3,530,220 + 2 unknown prize values
Total with Quickie Deals -$3,531,020 + 2 unknown prize values
Best Week - Week 9 - $273,195
3M Passed - 76 shows(03/12/2021)

We end the week at the marketplace by starting off with John the Pencil(7th grade English Teacher). We are playing Draw Straws. John has the Red Straw with $1 starting his straw off. Will he keep that or take the teeny envelope? He passes on $1,300 for a TRIP TO PLANET  ZONK(ZONK)! Racquel the Egyptian Queen(after school teacher) has the green straw which starts with $2 or Curtain 3. She takes Curtain 3 and passes on $2,300 for a ZONK PIRATE SHIP(ZONK)! Blake(from Conway, Arkansas - Art Teacher - at homie) takes Curtain 2 over his blue straw which starts with $3. He passes on $330 for a trip to the Bahamas for 5N at the Melia Nassau Beach All Inclusive Resort worth $8,372!

It's time to play THREE OF A KIND with Brian the Firefighter(his father was for 35 years in Louisiana). He is playing for a 2021 Kia Rio Hatchback worth $17,955! Here's how the game works. We have 6 cards on the board - 3 of them are Queens and 3 of them are FOURS. Brian will pick three cards. If he can find a complete set of either Queens or FOURS, Brian will win the Kia. Brian picks 2, 4 and 6. We reveal that 2 and 6 are Queens. Will Brian go for the 4 and the Kia or take the sure thing offered by Wayne? It is $1,000? He goes for the car and we reveal 1 and 3 to be FOURS. Its down to 5 and 6. Brian is offered $2,000 not to play....$2,500 not to play...$3,000...and as per usual in this game, Brian goes home with NOTHING. The winning combinations were 1/3/4(fours) and 2/5/6(QUEENS).

Max/Morgan(Dumb and Dumber - been together 8 years - met at Starbucks as co-workers). It's time to play MY FIANCEE SOUNDS LIKE A... They have $500 and can earn more money by playing this game. Max will giving SOUND CLUES to a blindfolded Morgan. They will be to a person/place/thing/animal. Morgan has one guess per sound clue. If she gets it right, they will win $500 per right answer(up to three). They get SNAKE, TRUMPET but miss DRILL. They have $1,500. Will they keep that, take the Big Box for $1,500(all of their money) or buy the small box for $750(half the money)? If they would have spent all their money, they would have won a $4,099 ATV from Kymco! Max/Morgan spend 1/2 their money for 4 Apple Watches worth $2,376! They have a total of $3,126 in cash and prizes!

Cassie the Crazy Cat Lady(college student - studying to be a special ed teacher). She picks 3 from 0-9. Wayne shows a silver LMAD Envelope with a crisp $100 bill inside. On each bill is an 8 digit serial number. For every 3 that shows up, Cassie will win $2,000. Cassie can keep her bill or take the LMAD Gift Bag. She takes the gift bag and the serial number was 34660527($2,000). Cassie wins designer accessories from Yves Saint Laurent worth $4,305! Time for Priscilla the Cat Burglar(at-homie from Pittsburg, California). She gets a LMAD Photo clue of Cat riding in horse in Equestrian Garb. That is a clue to the small box prize. She can take that or Curtain 1 which has the clue of HAS LEGS. Priscilla takes Curtain 1 and passes on the small box which had HORSE SHOES(VERY CLEVER ZONK). Priscilla wins a new DINING ROOM from Pampa Furniture along with a trip to the OUTER BANKS for 4N at Sanderling Resort in North Carolina worth $9,960!

King Ernest(commercial real estate investor - former bodybuilding champion) is playing for $10,000 in cash! He can win the $10,000 by earning $1,000 - no more, no less. Here's how. Ernest will roll a die down the ramp. The die has amounts from $100-$300 on its 6 sides. If Ernest can get to $1,000 without going over, we will turn that into $10,000 in cash! His first roll is $300, then $100. Will he buy Curtain 2 for $400 or play on? HE STOPS and buys Curtain 2 which is a camping package with a tent, sleeping bags, mountain bikes and a $1,200 Heat Holders GC worth $2,749! Will Ernest trade his camping gear for Curtain 1? He does and wins a tour of the Valley of Fire with Pink Jeep Tours near Las Vegas worth $2,952!

Last deal of the week involves the LMAD Marbles Game. We need two contestants and they are Natalie the 70s Disco Diva(counselor aide for Middle School/HS Students) and Janet the Pirate. This is the Covid 19 Complaint version of the game. Natalie and Janet are both in front of their own grab bag. Earlier on, Jonathan and Tiffany dumped 5 marbles in each grab bag - 4 blue(good) and one red(bad). In round 1, each dealer will draw a marble. The blue marble is worth $500. They each get $500. In round 2, the blue marble is worth $1,000! They both draw a blue marble. They both have $1,500. In round 3, they both draw a blue marble. Janet and Natalie both have $3,000 in cash! In round 4, we have another $1,500 up for grabs. Janet draws the red marble and is OUT. Natalie has $4,500. She can keep that or take the Big Box? Natalie keeps the cash and passes on the Big Box which was a new music room including a turntable, console table and lounge chair from, Yamaha Acoustic Guitar, and a year's subscription to Vinyl Monkey Records worth $5,363!

Who trades for a shot at $22,528? Priscilla trades her dining room and Outer Banks trip!

She picks 2. 1 was a home spa from Viking Spas and a 65" Weatherproof 4K HDTV worth $8,294! Priscilla wins a new garage with automotive tools, power tools, gardening tools and an adjustable workbench. We also throw in a TRIP TO YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK and GRAND TETON NATURAL PARK from Natural Habitat Adventures! That is the Big Deal worth $22,528! 3 was a new washer/dryer and a $1,500 Handy Home Services GC worth $4,156!

Nailed It! Double Trouble
by Chico Alexander
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Netflix: Season 5 available
Host: Nicole Byer with Jacques Torres
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Just keep swimming...

Heather & Harry
Cameron & Lizzy
Jenna & Brooke

This week, we're going to take a trip to the deep blue sea. Who's going to have smooth sailing, and who'll end up with a shipwreck? Joining Nicole and Jacques on the Lil Rel Howery ("Small Fortune").

BAKER'S CHOICE: Mini Marine Animal Cakes. On island #1, a crab, a shark, and a blowfish. On island #2, a turtle, a whale, and a seahorse. On island #3: a clam, a stingray, and an angelfish. All the cakes are wrapped in sculpted fondant.
- Jenna/Brooke: Island #1
- Heather/Harry: Island #2
- Lizzy/Cameron: Island #3
You have 45 minutes to recreate to the best of your limited ability these cake creatures. You'll be judged on how your creations look AND taste.
- WINNER: Brooke & Jenna. They've got a new stand mixer and the Nailed It! Golden Baker's Hat.

NAIL IT OR FAIL IT: An octopus cake! We have four layers of dark chocolate sea salt cake with chocolate buttercream and a rice cereal treats head. The island is made of pancake batter & isomalt, and modeling chocolate is used for the finishing touches.
- Harry & Heather have a panic button that, once pushed, will have the other team engage in a thumb war for 3 minutes.
At the end of this ride is $10,000! You have 90 minutes! Fasten your seatbelts and/or your tastebuds!
- WINNER: Heather & Harry!

Season 5 of "Nailed It! Double Trouble" is available in its entirety on Netflix. Another recap follows next week.

Nickelodeon's Unfiltered Season Finale
by Chico Alexander
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Nick: Saturday 9p/8C
Host: Jay Pharoah
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Back for one night only, it's.... these three!

Gabrielle Nevaeh Green
"All That"
Jules LeBlanc
"Side Hustle"
Jayden Bartels
"Side Hustle"

Today, it's all about the girls as they try to read past the filters.

GAME #1: First up... a BOOKWORM! Losers get the worms of the not-book variety.
- RAPID FIRE: After the first 30 seconds, we find out Bookworm is sometimes an actor and sometimes an athletes, appeared in a movie, and not a musician.
- BOOKSHELF: Favorite books include "The Adventures of the League", "Brooklyn 1919", and "West of this World".
- ALTERED BEASTS: WE have a teddy bear, buffalo wings, and a baby morphing into a pirate. They're all transforming.
- BOOK TOUR: From Berkeley, CA... to Buffalo, NY... to Seattle.... then back to Seattle to get Subway and some Skittles, I KNOW WHO THIS GUY IS.

One last recap: Bookworm appeared on TV often, loves to play video games, known by a nickname, and is known as a professional football player. Oh, and he's here so he doesn't get fined.
- JAYDEN: Terry Crews
- JULES: The Rock
- GABBY: Marshawn Lynch
One of you... is right.
BOOKWORM IS.... from the Seattle Seahawks, it's MARSHAWN LYNCH!

GAME #2: Next, we meet the LEGAL EAGLE! Losers ... well, don't lose.
- RAPID FIRE: After the first 30 seconds, we find out Legal Eagle is an actor, a dancer, is sometimes considered athletic, not a musician, and has over 1 million followers on social media.
- VIDEO YEARBOOK: We see Legal Eagle in 1993 wtih cycling, wrestling, jiujutsu, boxing, and "Can't wait for the college years". I KNOW WHO IT IS.
- LAWYER UP: We learn that the Legal Eagle is a host. And we see America's best dance crew and someone hoping for an X-factor... and someone else is being framed. A bird robbed them while dancing with the stars. And it seems that he has some access to Hollywood.
- CAW & CAW: when you wake up in the morning, does your brain give you a warning about immpending legal troubles?

Okay, before we hop onto Peacock, let's go to the recap.... So who is an actor, a dancer, a reality TV host, played a wrestler and a gym teacher on a long-running comedy series that has been recently rebooted, and was once called "the Mexican-American Bill Cullen" by a reputable game show journalist?
- JULES: "Someone from Saved by the Bell"
- GABBY: Alfonso Ribeiro
- JAYDEN: Mario Lopez
One of you... is right.
LEGAL EAGLE is... actor & TV host MARIO LÓPEZ!

Well, Gabby... doink doink.

People Puzzler
by Chico Alexander
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GSN: Friday 6p/5c
Host: Leah Remini
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"I'd probably win the award for most valuable..."
"I'd probably win the award for most valuable..."
"I'd probably win the award for most valuable..."

TODAY'S PUZZLERS are... Crime Dramas, You Bet, In the Garden, and Julia Roberts.

PUZZLE #1: Josh goes with Crime Dramas and he & Emily miss the first clue. Nellie picks it up, but can't convert three in a row until ROCKFORD, NAVAL, and HOLMES puts her at 440 to Josh's 160. Emily has nowt a point to her name.

PUZZLE #2: Emily goes with Julia Roberts, getting three for 520. Nellie has 540 when she finds...
- WAGER WORD: She bets just 100 on this: what "Erin Brockovich" court case was about - W _ _ _ _. WATER is right for 640. And PEOPLE puts her at 960. Josh finishes three with 780. Emily ends with 620 to leave with a year of People Magazine.

HEAD-TO-HEAD: Food Music or You're a Doll
- Josh picks Food Music, getting GRAPEVINE, PEAS, GINGER, FRIES, and APPLE for 2230.
- Emily is left with You're A Doll, getting WOOD, BUILDABEAR, ANDY, NICOLE, SHORTCAKE, DIAPER, MALIBU, BOBBLEHEAD, and JOE to win, 3860-2230!

$10,000 FAST PUZZLE: Emily picks Swamp Critters, Best Directors, and Famous Rocks over Justin Bieber.
- Famous Rocks: She gets SUMMER and AUSTRALIA before passing.
- Best Directors: She gets DEPARTED and OLIVER before passing.
- Swamp Critters: ... and then time runs out before LANDRY.

The Price Is Right
by Chico Alexander
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CBS/Paramount+: Friday 11a/10C
Host: Drew Carey with Manuela Arbelaez, Devin Goda, Amber Lancaster, James O'Halloran, Rachel Reynolds & George Gray
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Record today: 3-2-1
Record for week 19: 14-14-2
Record this season: 241-257-30
Total won today*: $66,825
Total won this week*: $398,075
Total won this season*: $7,084,920
Perfect bids: 6/528
Perfect Shows/Skunks: 0/1
DSWs/DOBs: 3/5
$11K/$26K SCSD Spins: 3/2
Best week: Week 13 - Big Money Week - $768,575
$7M passed: 4/8/21

*totals are based on the MSRP of the prizes on the tape day and rounded to the nearest dollar

We're rounding out the week with George Del Junco, Angela Clayborne, Khoren Manouk, Andra Harmatuck, and a foosball table. The $1099 foosball table goes to George, who gets to play for trips to Michigan (6n @ Grand Hotel) and Florida (6n @ Sundial Beach Resort & Spa) in SWITCH?.
- Michigan: $7793
- Florida: $6558
He switches... GOOD!

Khoren wins a $1800 4KTV and a shot at a Honda Civic LX at CARD GAME. The window of opportunity at Carey's Card Club... $5000. He draws up to $17,700. Anything between that and $22,700 is a winner. The price... $25,017.

Jemelia Bowie... is over by $6 for $2095 worth of Helen Ficalora jewelry. That goes to Andra, who gets to play for a new bedroom in CLIFFHANGERS.
- Hair styler for $26? No, it's $24 for two steps.
- Gardening tools for $35? No, it's $37 for two more.
- Massager for $47? No... but $40 is a winner!
Andra is also a winner at the Big Wheel.

Meanwhile, Craig McGahey wins a $1603 set of Burberry shoes and a try for a range with grill in SIDE BY SIDE. Is it $7855 or $5578? He goes with $7855... Sorry.

Christopher Tinn wins a $925 PC (he was a dollar short) and a go at $10,000 in GRAND GAME. Target: $5.50.
- Del Monte southwest corn... $2.29
- Planters Cheez Balls... $2.99
- Red Baron Deep Dish Pepperoni Singles... $4.49
- Playing on with the Santa Cruz organic grape juice... $4.29!

Angela's last chance comes with headphones. The price: $547. The winner... Jemelia! She will go for a Hyundai Elantra SE in TEMPTATION. She gets $2200 cash money, a $636 PS5 package, a $744 electric bike with helmet, and a $599 set of power tools. From that we get a price of $20,649. Now the big question... will she take the $4179 sure thing or go for the car? She takes the sure thing. The price... $20,... 6.....4.....5!

Christopher meets Andra in... THE FABULOUS SHOWCASES! First up, sweet desserts with trips to Dallas (5n @ The Guild, $100 food and beverage credit, food tour); Vermont (6n @ West Hill House Bed & Breakfast), and Cozumel (6n @ Occidental Cozumel). Top winner Christopher passes, and Andra bids $18,500. Christopher cleans up with $1000, a new dining room with serveware, and a Mitsubishi Mirage. He bids $23,444. Actual price... $24,578, a difference of $1134. Actual price of Andra's Showcase... $21,366, a difference of  $2866, and Christopher gets this dub with a total of $35,503!

RuPaul's Drag Race
by Chico Alexander & Gordon Pepper
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VH1: Friday 8p/7C
Host: RuPaul with Carson Kressley, Ross Mathews & Michelle Visage
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Last week, we shrank the queens... and then we shrank them further by one as we knock out Olivia Lux. Now we're down to the final four - Gottmik, Rosé, Symone, and Kandy Muse. Who'll fail to make the final?

MAXI CHALLENGE #14: Gettin' Lucky! To prove that you have what it takes to make the final, you have to write and dance your own verse to Ru's new song, "Lucky". You'll work once again with Jamal Sims, then appear on Michelle's podcast, "Inside Drag Race" to show that they have the charisma, uniqueness, nerve, and sheer energy to make it to the end.
- Gottmik spends her time showing off curves and makeup.
- Kandy went "Hood to Hollywood"
- Rosé stayed pink.
- Symone went straight to val.

FINAL RUNWAY: Drag Excellence. All four of the regulars are on the panel this week. And rather than name a winner outright, Ru wants all four to...

LIP SYNC FOR YOUR LIFE #14: The song... "I Learned from the Best" by Whitney Houston.

... and for the first time in recent memory, Ru doesn't eliminate ANYONE! So in two weeks, we will return with a four-queen finale to determine who reigns supreme this season.

Tournament of Champions
by Chico Alexander
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Food/discovery+: Sunday 8p/7c
Host: Guy Fieri with Simon Majumdar, Justin Warner & Hunter Fieri
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Last week, we wrapped up the quarterfinals and entered the semis, with Brooke Williamson holding on to beat Michael Voltaggio to earn a spot in the Final Four. Now we will see who gets to join her.

Culinary Madness continues with the panel of Nancy Silverton, Marcus Samuelsson, and Rocco diSpirito.

As a reminder, winners will get to donate $10,000 to a restaurant in need during this unprecedented time.

#4 Darnell Ferguson

Louisville, KY
playing for the Seafood Lady
#8 Tiffani Faison

Cambridge, MA
playing for Bisq

PROTEIN: Whole chicken
PRODUCE: Curry leaves
EQUIPMENT: Coconut opener
STYLE: Greek
TIME: 30 minutes
DISHES (with scores from taste up to 50, execution up to 30, and presentation up to 20)
- Tiffani: Greek-Style Chicken in Tomato-Roasted Red Pepper Sauce with Spinach Puree (40+23+17=80)
- Darnell: BBQ Date Glazed Chicken with Greek Potato Salad and Roasted Fennel & Carrots (43+22+20=85)

#2 Maneet Chauhan

playing for Arnold's Country Kitchen
#3 Christian Petroni
New York City
playing for Hoodoo Brown BBQ in Ridgefield, CT

PROTEIN: Pork belly
PRODUCE: Shiitake mushrooms
EQUIPMENT: French press
STYLE: European
TIME: 35 minutes
DISHES (with scores from taste up to 50, execution up to 30, and presentation up to 20)
- Maneet: Glazed Pork Belly & Shiitake Stroganoff with Borscht Cream (44+22+17=83)
- Christian: Pork Belly & Shiitake Cassoulet and Whipped Potatoes (41+22+17=80)

#2 Antonia Lofaso

Los Angeles
playing for Clutch in Venice, CA
#3 Jet Tila

Los Angeles
playing for Belle's Bagels in Highland Park, CA

PROTEIN: Dungeness crab
PRODUCE: Kumquats
EQUIPMENT: Spaetzle maker
STYLE: North African
TIME: 35 minutes
DISHES (with scores from taste up to 50, execution up to 30, and presentation up to 20)
- Antonia: North African-Inspired Crab Cake with Ras El Hanout Carrot Butter, Kumquat Relish & Crab Bisque (46+27+20=93)
- Jet: North African-Inspired Salt & Pepper Dungeness Crab with Kumquat Rice Noodle (46+27+20=93)
TIE GAME! In the event of a tie, the winner will be determined by taste, then execution, then presentation.... but with the scores tied across the board, there will be an overtime battle... NEXT TIME!

In the meantime, the $10,000 purse for this match will be split down the middle to both restaurants.

25 Words or Less
by Chico Alexander
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Syn: Check local listings
Host: Meredith Vieira
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playing for Edwin (Fox 35 WOFL Orlando)
playing for Duarte (Fox 11 KTTV Los Angeles)
Jaleel White
"Raven's Home"
Mary McCormack
"The Kids Are Alright"
Russell Peters
Raven Symoné
"Raven's Home"

- Mary vs. Russell: box, crutch, script, invisible, lamp. Mary declares 14... and gets 250 for Rebecca.
- Rebecca vs. Shoeana: villain, sleep, ballot, maze, Coke. Shoeana plays 12... and Rebecca doubles.
- Jaleel vs. Raven: egg, confess, disaster, trophy, Indiana Jones. Raven goes for 12... and Rebecca sweeps, 750-0.

ROUND 2: Shoeana gets the board first.
- SHOEANA'S list: bagpipe (250), credit score (1000), drumstick (250), cocker spaniel (1000), English (250)
- REBECCA's list: New Zealand (500), ginger (500), clog (500), Jim Carrey (500), photosynthesis (1000)

Shoeana gets three for 1500. Rebecca gets... two to win, 1750-1500. Shoeana leaves with a gift card to Omaha Steaks.

MONEY ROUND: Bad day gets worse as Rebecca only manages baby and follower before blurting out "sauce". She still gets a trip to Curaçao (5n @ The Renaissance Curaçao).

Wheel of Fortune
by Chico Alexander
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Syn/YesTV: Friday 7p/6C
Hosts: Pat Sajak & Vanna White
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Total for Today - $46,000
Total for Week 30 - $319,157
Total for the Season: $8,049,543
Bonus Win Percentage: 53/150
Bonus Round Losses Cash: $2,887,000
Bonus Round Losses Cars: 3 BMW i3s, 1 Mini Cooper Convertible, 3 Ford Escape Hybrid SUVs, 1 Ford Explorer, 1 Buick Encore, 2 Jeep Compasses, 3 Toyota Highlanders, 5 Ford Edges, 4 BMW x1s, 1 Chevy Equinox, 2 GMC Terrains, 2 Ford Broncos, 1 Mercedes GLB 250 SUV, 1 VW Atlas
$1,000 Consolation Prizes: 24
Toss Up Sweeps/Group Misses: 4/0
Mystery Round Prizes hit/won/lost: 29/16/12
Car Wins: 16
$100,000 Losses/Wins: 4/4
$1,000,000 Losses/Wins:
$1,000,000 Wedge Hit/Offered/Used/Lost: 37/150/2/29
Wild Cards Hit/Offered/Used/Lost: 82/150/15/43
Express Wedge Hit/Used/Crashes: 50/34/10
Bonus Prize Wedges hit/won/lost: 74/39/22
$2,500 Space Hit - 43
$3,500 Space Hit - 94
$5,000 Space Hit - 9
Bankrupt Space Hit - 436
Lose A Turn Hit - 122
Vowels Missed:
A -34 E- 25 I -20 O- 37 U -5
Missed solves - 14
Repeated a letter/vowel - 19
Perfect Rounds: 59
House Minimums - 40
Gift Tags hit/won/lost: 106/40/52
Free Play Hit: 127
$6,000 FINAL SPINS: 4/150
Best Week: Road Trip - $350,996
Best Player: Scott Kolbrenner - $145,000
Bankrupt Losses: $861,000 + 7 Prizes of Unknown Value
Left on the Table: $2,139,384 + 16 Trips of Unknown Value
Red Podium Win - 51
Yellow Podium Win - 51
Blue Podium Win - 48
Worst Week: America's Game(I) - Week 9 - $192,957
8M Earned - 4/09/2021 -149 Shows (18 + 17 + 21 + 23 + 17 + 19 + 18 + 16)

A : 6
M : 6
E : 5
R: 3
I : 3
C: 8
A: 8
': 6
S: 1
G: 8
A: 5
M: 2
E : 14
S: 2
P: 6
I: 9
N: 5
& : 5
W: 10
I : 9
N: 5
* - 7
** - 7
*** - 4

BONUS CATEGORIES SELECTED:(offered/picked/win/lose)
WHAT ARE YOU DOING? -30/18/4/14
PERSON/PEOPLE -28/11/2/9
EVENT(s) -34/10/4/6
SHOW BIZ -5/2/1/1
LIVING THING(s) -26/11/4/7
IN THE KITCHEN -12/7/4/3
PHRASE -78/26/10/16
FOOD & DRINK -30/21/8/13
THING(s) - 143/11/4/7
FUN & GAMES -7/4/1/3
PLACE(s) -21/10/3/7
OCCUPATION(s) -2/1/0/1

It's Day 5 of "College Week Spring Break" week! We start our march to $9,000,000 as well!

The $1,000 Tossup is WHAT ARE YOU DOING? Christian Navares from Los Angeles solves WRITING A PERSONAL ESSAY for $1,000. He is a junior at UT Dallas focusing on Brain Science. Nina Nazeri is a sophomore at Cal State Northridge. Osa Odiji is a senior at UC Santa Barbara.

The $2,000 Tossup is EVENT. Nina has $2,000 with OUTDOOR ADVENTURE. She starts SONG LYRICS and misses. Osa hits a $2,500 N and the MDW with a G but misses. Christian misses. Nina picks up the WC with 2 $500 D's and solves I'M BLINDED BY THE LIGHTS(by the Weeknd) for $2,300 and the WC. She has $4,300 and the WC. We move on to...

The Prevagen Mystery Round which is started by Osa. It's BEFORE & AFTER. He loses $3,550 on his mystery round Bankrupt risk. Christian Bankrupts. Nina loses $350 and the WC on Bankrupt. Osa misses the solve. Christian hits the featured Vermont trip with 2 $500 N and a $3,500 G. He solves SEMESTER BREAK DANCING for $4,500 in cash and this trip to Vermont - a stay at Smuggler's Notch Ski Resort worth $7,500! He has $13,000 in cash and prizes!  We move on to...

The Prize Puzzle/Express Wedge Round which is started by Christian as well! It's PHRASE. He misses. Nina misses. Osa hits Lose a Turn. Christian hits a $1,000 Express Wedge V late in the game and hops on. We start with 3 $1,000 W's, a $1,000 L, a $1,000 Y, and a $1,000 D. He reads IT'S WHAT I'VE ALWAYS WANTED for $10,200 and his 2nd trip of the night to Mexico! It's a stay at the Villa del Palmar Beach Resort & Spa at the Island of Loreto in Baja California! It's worth $9,100! He has $32,300 in cash and prizes!

The Triple Tossup Round Category is THING. Osa is on the board with his $2,000 solve of POLITICAL SCIENCE. Christian has $2,000 with COMPUTER SCIENCE. Osa starts the next round with his $2,000 solve of MOLECULAR BIOLOGY. He has $4,000 in just won tossup cash. Nina has $4,300 in cash! They are both way behind Christian who has $34,300 in cash and prizes including two trips to Vermont and Mexico! Osa starts CHARACTER but we go right into a FINAL SPIN worth $1,700 a letter. Nina solves WONDER WOMAN for $3,400 and leaves with $7,700 in cash! Osa leaves with $4,000 in cash! Christian wins with $34,300 in cash and prizes!

The Pre-Bonus Round Total is $46,000. Christian picks FOOD & DRINK over THING and PHRASE!

Christian lands on the ** wedge. With the RSTLNE and his choices of M H P I we have:

_ _ _ _ R T
_ I T H / _ R _ I T

Christian almost got it - he had the YOGURT WITH but no FRUIT. He loses $38,000 but leaves with $34,300 in cash and prizes!