Tuesday, October 16, 2012

"News In A Flash!": Quick Game Show Updates (Part 12)

As with every "News In A Flash" segment, this week's game show news article is dedicated to keeping you updated with the latest in game show updates, casting calls, and ratings in 200 characters or less from a MTV game show receiving praise and accolade for their comedic format to the latest news on Howie Mandel's new game show. Enjoy!

NBC's upcoming White Elephant game show hosted by Howie Mandel has been renamed Take It All. Show tapings will begin on October 22 and tickets are now available. 

The new SyFy game show Exit! is now holding a casting call for contestants. This game show has contestants attempting to complete physical and mental challenges in order to escape a trap.

ABC is holding a casting call for a new game show where parents are tested on how well they know their toddler and what they are able to do. Casting call closes on November 20. 

AfricaMagic Entertainment has screened a Nigerian version of The Money Drop. In this version, two contestants are given $100,000 USD to start and must answer eight questions correctly to win any cash.  

Price Is Right contestant Scott Toso, who won $61,375 in prizes including two new cars on his appearance, had to forfeit his trip to Sydney, Australia because of taxes. 

Ludia Inc's "The Weakest Link & Friends" app is now available for iOS mobile devices including the iPhone, iPad, and iPod. Touch.

Endemol International won the award for the best studio-based game show with The Bank Job and MTV and All3Media's Money From Strangers won for best comedy game show at MIPCOM in Cannes, France. 

The second season of Money From Strangers premieres on Monday, October 22 at 7:30pm EST on MTV!

Last week, ratings for Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy! remained unchanged from the prior week at a 6.3 and 5.6 respectively. 

Family Feud and Millionaire received a bump in their ratings as Feud increased by five percent to a 4.2 and Millionaire increased by four percent to a 2.3.

NBCUniversal's syndicated acquisition of Baggage continues to suffer as it dropped five percent to a 1.0 rating in its second week on air.

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