Tuesday, August 23, 2016

BUZZR Celebrates Monty Hall's 95th Birthday With Special Marathon On Thursday

In honor of TV's big dealer turning 95 this week, the network is airing new-to-BUZZR episodes of Let's Make A Deal (8:00pm-10:00pm and 11:00pm-1:00am) and The All New Beat The Clock (10:00pm-11:00pm and 1:00pm-2:00pm) on August 25. Throughout Hall's illustrious television career, he has co-created, executive produced and hosted several game shows including Let's Make A Deal, The All New Beat The Clock, Split Second, It's Anybody's Guess and Three For The Money. Hall has also received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1973, the Ralph Edwards Service Award from the Game Show Congress in 2005 for his consistent charity work and was one of the first inductees into the American TV Game Show Hall of Fame in Las Vegas. In 2013, Hall received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Daytime Emmy Awards.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Quick Review of "Alphabetical"

Here's how the game is played: four contestants (one returning champion and three challengers) play five rounds based on the letters of the alphabet and start the game with 100 seconds. In the first round, "First Letter", each contestant is given a key letter, with each answer starting with that letter, and has 60 seconds to answer questions for one second per correct answer. The second round, "Last Letter", is played the same except the contestants are given a different key letter and each answer ends with that letter. In round three, "Starting Letters", contestants are given three clues to solve an answer shortened into an acronym. Solving it in one clue earns five seconds, two clues earn three seconds and three clues earn one second. Two categories are played and the challenger with the lowest score is eliminated. In the fourth round, "13 letters", the remaining three contestants are given 13 randomly-selected letters and each answer starts with the key letters. Every question is a toss-up worth two seconds each, an incorrect answer locks the contestant out for a question and the lowest-scoring challenger is eliminated.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Bow Wow To Host Spike’s Music Game Show “Tracks”

Actor, television personality and former rapper Bow Wow has been named the host of Spike’s upcoming game show Tracks. Produced by Mission Control Media and MX Productions, Christina Aguilera’s production company, in association with Lionsgate, Tracks is the new music-based game show where teams of two attempt to guess popular song titles based on the song’s individual tracks (guitar, bass, drums, etc.) being played one at a time. Special musical celebrity guest stars will also be featured in each episode, including Aguilera and Tommy Lee. The show debuts in two weeks on Thursday, September 1 with back-to-back episodes starting at 10:30pm ET on Spike.