Tuesday, September 4, 2012

"News In A Flash!": Quick Game Show Updates (Part 8)

Happy post-Labor Day everyone! This week's article is dedicated to providing you with the most recent game show headline news updates from the past few days in 200 characters or less. From game show hosts performing on Broadway to television rating updates, check out what's going on in the world of game shows.

During Millionaire’s 2012 Halloween Week, a fourth lifeline will be added called “The Crystal Ball”. This lifeline will enable contestants to see the money amount behind any first round question.

Steve Harvey’s syndicated talk show premieres this week in most areas. The veteran comedian’s new talk show will not be available in the Richmond area, specifically WRIC, until September 10. 

Comcast SportsNet recently premiered a new game show called Gas Money. The show travels to popular Chicago sports venues and gives sports fans a chance to win money by answering trivia questions.

Meredith Vieira will make a cameo appearance at the Minskoff Theatre in The Lion King in honor of the production’s 15th year on Broadway. She will appear in the opening number, “Circle of Life”.

Alan Thicke will be starring as game show host Jack Bailey in the musical Queen For A Day: The Musical. The production will debut on September 26 at the Richmond Hill Centre for the Perfoming Arts.

“When you celebrate a 40th anniversary, you would think you’d have the fellow who did the show for 35 years there,” Barker said during an interview about his absence from TPIR’s milestone episode.

After kicking the season off with a staggering number of viewers, The American Bible Challenge’s ratings dipped to 949,000 viewers last week. 

GSN’s Beat The Chefs continues to struggle as their ratings dropped down to 357,000 viewers, a 31 percent decline from last week’s series premiere.

During the upcoming sixth season of Wipeout, the series will be celebrating its 100th episode on air and Jill Wagner will return to the hit ABC summer game show as the series’ field reporter. 

Need to get your fix of The American Bible Challenge? GSN has released a free game based on the new series for iPhone, iPad, and Facebook. The game has attracted over 150,000 users thus far.

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