Thursday, May 18, 2017

Jeopardy’s 2017 Teachers Tournament $100,000 Finals Begins Tonight

Much like every Jeopardy! tournament, this one did not disappoint. Jeopardy’s 2017 Teachers Tournament will soon come to a close within the next two days as we have reached the competition’s two-day finals beginning today. David Clemmons, an 11th grade U.S. history teacher from Fort Worth, TX; Nan Cohen, a high school English teacher from Van Nuys, CA; and Mary Parker, a high school French and English teacher from Rogers, AK., are the three finalists who will be playing for the $100,000 grand prize plus a spot in the show’s annual Tournament of Champions on today’s and Friday’s shows. This year’s teacher’s tournament has been incredible to watch from the start of last Monday’s first quarterfinal game. In the eight games played thus far, we have yet to see a runaway game, where a contestant mathematically eliminated their opponents heading into Final Jeopardy by posting an insurmountable score. Even Alex Trebek has praised the overall superb performance of gameplay throughout the two-week event by saying at the top of yesterday’s episode, “[T]he quality of play in this year’s Teachers Tournament has been exceptional much better than any tournament I can recall in recent memory.”

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

TBS Revives "The Joker's Wild" With Snoop Dogg To Host

It looks like revivals are trending upward as each day passes, from the return of hit sitcoms like Will & Grace and Roseanne to ABC’s decision to bring back American Idol for another season. This morning, TBS announced its decision to revive The Joker’s Wild later this year during its annual upfront presentation. The network has tapped Snoop Dogg to host the upcoming game show. Produced by Sony Pictures TV in association with Turner’s Studio T, the revamped version of The Joker’s Wild will be created in Snoop Dogg’s “own casino” with a comedic angle and mini-games will be played in lieu of trivia questions (or definitions if you remember the 90s reboot). Aside from the series’ iconic, enlarged slot machine; playing cards and giant dice will also be introduced in this version. 

Snoop Dogg and $100,000 Pyramid host Michael Strahan will serve as the executive producers along with SMAC’s Constance Schwartz-Morin, Snoopadelic Films’ Ted Chung and Vincent Rubino.

Friday, May 12, 2017

How To Play “Emogenius”, Premieres June 14 on GSN

GSN’s newest game show Emogenius is set to make its series premiere June 14 at 9:00pm ET. Hosted by Hunter March, from Awesomeness TV, the social media, tech-savvy game show has two pairs of teams face a series of three rounds where they will have to decipher famous names, places, events, TV shows and other pop culture references solely based on the emojis shown on the screen, as shown in the sneak peek promo below. The team with the highest cash total at the end of the third round wins the game and advances to the bonus round to play for the show’s $10,000 grand prize. Today’s article will specifically breakdown how each of the four rounds is played.  

UPDATE: GSN has pushed back the premiere date of Emogenius to June 14 at the same time of 9:00pm ET. The show was originally scheduled to air on June 7.