Sunday, October 30, 2011

CHECK IT OUT!: Game Shows To Watch For This Week

Drew Carey and the models disco the night away
on the show's Halloween "Disco Party" special.
Courtesy CBS.
To close out this week's "Triple Post Weekend", today's article will be highlighting some of the game shows to watch for this week. In the spirit of Halloween coming tomorrow, some shows will be celebrating the holiday by doing a special Halloween-themed show. Be on the lookout for these game shows premiering this week! 

For the past few seasons since Drew Carey became the host, The Price Is Right has been celebrating Halloween by coming up with a special theme each year for their Halloween episodes. In 2009, Drew Carey and the cast dressed up as props from some of the show’s pricing games, and last season the cast dressed up as characters from The Wizard of Oz. This season, The Price Is Right will continue their annual Halloween tradition by doing a special Disco-themed episode. The cast will be dressed up in retro 70’s costumes and even some of the pricing games will be given a temporary makeover to give them more of a 70’s appeal. As a special bonus, special guest Ted Lange from The Love Boat will drop by to present a Showcase. From the look at the show's opening (shown below), this could be one of the best Halloween specials the show has ever produced. Check out this special Halloween episode of The Price Is Right on October 31 at 11:00p.m. EST on CBS!

The Price Is Right is not the only game show celebrating Halloween this year. The long-running syndicated series Millionaire will once again have special guest stars Ghost Hunters Jason Hawes and Grant Wilson play on the show in Millionaire’s special Ghost Hunters Halloween show. Last year, the Ghost Hunters won over $61,000 for their charity. How well will they do this year? Find out on this week on Millionaire October 31. Check your local listings.

Speaking of special guest stars, NBA superstar Chris Paul and his family will compete on an upcoming episode of Family Feud. Interestingly enough, Paul’s appearance on the show is not a part of a special NBA celebrity episode. As stated in this week’s Game Show News Update article, Paul and his family went through the same contestant auditioning process like any other family. (Of course it helps that he is a celebrity, but I digress.) Paul will not only be playing for his family, but he will also be playing for charity. Check out how well Chris Paul and family will fare on Family Feud beginning on November 1. Check your local listings.

A week ago, ABC debuted a brand new game show called Million Dollar Mind Game. In Million Dollar Mind Game, a team of six contestants must solve a series of baffling brainteasers in an attempt to win $1,000,000. **SPOILER ALERT!** In this week’s episode, a team of video game enthusiasts stepped up and took on the Million Dollar Mind Game challenge. So far, the team has played a stellar game, winning $360,000 while holding on to all three of their helps. The team is only two questions away from winning the million-dollar cash prize. However, they are also two incorrect answers from losing it all. Will this team of video game lovers win the million or lose it all on a single question?  Find out on next week’s episode of Million Dollar Mind Game on November 6 at 4:00p.m. EST on ABC! 

Well, it's about that time again. The weather is getting cooler, Halloween is upon us, and the Jeopardy! Tournament of Champions is about to begin. Fifteen of the best champions from the last season will come back to play in this two-week tournament event. Some this year's tournament contenders include Erin McLean, the 2010 Jeopardy! College Tournament champion, and Charles Temple, last season Jeopardy! Teachers Tournament champion. For the past 26 years, over 300 contestants have competed in the Jeopardy's annual tournament, accumulating more than $5 million in cash prizes for the participating contestants. This year's winner will receive the grand prize of $250,000, while second place wins $100,000, and third place wins $50,000. Who will take it all in this year's tournament. Find out in the Jeopardy! Tournament of Champions beginning on November 2, and lasting until November 15. Check your local listings.   

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