Friday, October 4, 2013

News In A Flash!: Quick Game Show Updates #38

Welcome to the weekend, everyone! Today's article is dedicated to keep you updated with the latest in game show news in 200 characters or less, from a new, terrifying game show in the works in the U.K. to TBS's second game show premiere. All ratings for syndicated game shows are from the week of September 22.

Be afraid! Be very afraid! The Beast and The Chase returns to GSN November 5 at 8:00pm EST for a second season. 

Googlebox is producing Release The Hounds, the hour format that has three players face the “scariest challenges ever endured on TV”. It will premiere on ITV2 later this month in time for Halloween.

Jeopardy has released the roster of the contestants who will return to compete in the Battle of The Decades Tournament. The 80s Fan Favorite poll will be open until October 7 at 6:59am PST.

Mark Burnett’s newest game show, Trust Me, I’m A Game Show Host, will be premiering on TBS October 22 at 10:30pm EST. The lie-detecting game show will be hosted by D.L. Hughley and Michael Ian Black.
John Barrowman has signed on to become the host of the new BBC One game show Pressure Pad. Two teams of five will compete in trivia showdown for a £2,000 prize and a progressive jackpot cash prize.

Beachfront Media has partnered with FremantleMedia to develop the “Family Feud” app. The app allows users to view clips and auditions from past seasons with hosts Steve Harvey and John O’Hurley.

Millionaire will be holding auditions for the current season on October 9th at the Colonie Center in Albany, NY. Auditions will begin at 1:00pm EST.

A major cable television network is casting a family-friendly reality competition show asking the age-old question “Who is mom’s favorite?” The casting information is posted on Reality Wanted.
Wheel of Fortune improved 5% up to a 6.4, while Jeopardy! gained 9% up to a 5.8.

After wrapping up its last season by tying with Wheel among daytime’s keys demographic of women 25-54 at a 2.4 rating, Family Feud finished the week 2% higher at a 4.6.

Millionaire, with Cedric the Entertainer at the helm, bumped up 5% up to a 2.2 and NBCU’s Baggage remained flat at a 1.0.

Sources: Deadline,, Hertfordshire Mercury, Yahoo!, Times Union, Reality Wanted, Broadcasting & Cable

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