Sunday, May 18, 2014

News In A Flash!: Quick Game Show Updates #54

Happy Sunday, everyone! As with every "News In A Flash" article, this evening's article will cover many game show news headlines and updates from the past few days in 200 characters or less along with some that may have been already covered on The Blog Is Right Facebook page from Millionaire announcing its first road auditions locations and dates to AMC adding a new game show to its future programming schedule.

With his victory on Friday in Jeopardy’s Battle of The Decades tournament, Brad Rutter has now won four Jeopardy! tournaments. Jennings won $100,000 for 2nd place and Craig won $50,000 for 3rd place. 

The third season of GSN’s hit primetime, 2014 Emmy-nominated game show The American Bible Challenge will debut Thursday, May 22 at 8:00pm ET.

The CW has renewed Whose Line Is It Anyway? for a third season (11th season overall). Whose Line? will be returning with new episodes this Fall on Fridays at 8:00pm (new) and 8:30pm (repeat) ET.

MundoFox has announced that it will add the primetime game show 100 Latinos Dijeron (Spanish edition of Family Feud) back to its schedule for the 2014-15 season. Marco Antonio Regil will be the host.

Millionaire will be holding contestant auditions on Atlantic City, NJ and Hartford, CT on May 31 and June 3 respectively. 

Channel 4 has ordered a new series of the always-hilarious mash-up program 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown to premiere in June this year. Jimmy Carr will be returning as host.

AMC has greenlit production for a new game show/talk show hybrid called All Star Celebrity Bowling. Eight episodes have been ordered for the first season and Randy and Jason Sklar will be the hosts.

NBC's Hollywood Game Night improved from the previous week by averaging 3.72 million viewers on Thursday night’s new episode. It topped two CW season finales and a Grey’s Anatomy repeat.

Both Friday airings of Whose Line? saw better ratings compared to last week’s doubleheader. The 8:00pm new episode averaged 1.78 million viewers and the 8:30pm repeat averaged 1.54 million viewers.

Sources: Deadline Hollywood, TV By The Numbers, Unreality TV, World Screen

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