Wednesday, January 30, 2013

"News In A Flash!": Quick Game Show Updates (Part 21)

Happy Wednesday everyone! Today's article is dedicated to keeping you updated with the latest in game show news, from special themed game show episodes to a National Television Award-nominated game show being recommissioned for two more seasons. I'm sure you will enjoy what's in store in the world of game shows. Here we go!

The 28th Annual Jeopardy! Teen Tournament will kickoff today through February 12. Check your local listings. Last year’s Teen Tournament champion, Elyse Mancuso, won a record-breaking $79,600.

You could win a 10-day trip to South Africa by entering into Jeopardy’s South African Tourism Sweepstakes on Visit South Africa’s Facebook page. The contest ends on February 10.

TBS has recently acquired reruns of ABC’s Wipeout to air on the weekdays at 2:00pm EST. TBS is the second cable network to air Wipeout reruns, with TruTV being the first in 2011.

Australia’s Seven Network has officially cancelled The Price Is Right after running for eight months.
Nominate for your favorite game shows, game show fan sites, game show hosts, and more in's 2013 Readers' Choice Awards. Nomination ends February 11.

Congratulations to Let's Make A Deal's Tiffany Coyne on expecting her first child! 

On February 1, NFL Network football analysts Rich Eisen and Eric Davis will stop by the set of The Price Is Right to present a Super Bowl-themed Showcase, which will include a trip to New Orleans.

Millionaire will be airing a special celebrity episode on February 1 featuring Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz from History Channel’s American Pickers. The duo will be playing for America’s Vetdog.
Wheel of Fortune will kickoff NBA Week beginning on February 4.  During the series of special NBA-themed shows, contestants will a chance to partner up with NBA stars like Chris Paul and Grant Hill.

Let’s Make a Deal will be airing a special Grammy-themed episode on February 8 in honor of the 55th Annual Grammy Awards, which will air live from Los Angeles on February 10 on CBS.

The Price Is Right will be taping its first ever Kids Special on March 25. On this episode, children between the ages of 8-14 will have a chance to play pricing games with their parents for prizes.

ABC has green-lit eight episodes of Bet On Your Baby, hosted by Melissa Peterman. The show has parents betting for or against their toddler for $50,000 towards their child’s college education.

CBS daytime game shows The Price Is Right and Let’s Make A Deal have been renewed for the 2013-2014 season. TPIR will be heading into its 42nd season and LMAD will be heading into its fifth season.

TBS has ordered six episodes of Bam Margera’s game show, Bam’s Bad Ass Game Show to air in 2014. The show features contestants performing stunts while answering questions for $10,000. Sound familiar?

The hit ITV daytime game show, The Chase, has been renewed for an eighth and ninth series through 2014. A total of 324 episodes (150 per series and 24 celebrity specials) have been ordered by ITV.

BBC One has picked up six episodes of Reflex, produced by Objective Productions. The program, hosted by Shane Richie, has two teams play five games that test their speed and reaction time for £20,000.

Sources: Broadcasting & Cable, BuzzerBlog,, Game Show News Net, Sitcoms Online, Digital Spy, On-Camera Audiences, Newcastle Herald, People, Facebook

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