Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Afternoon News Updates For June 17, 2014

I hope everyone is having a great week so far! Here are a few updates to keep you up to date on some of the latest headlines from the game show realm of television:
- Nick Moves "Webheads"To Later Time
- Peter Marshall Hosts "West Virginia Squares"
- Casting Call For Scavenger Hunt-Type Game Show
- BBC Green-lights Two New Quizzers
- Host Named For History's "Pawnography" Game Show

Nickelodeon’s Webheads Time Change
Beginning this week, Webheads will now air at 7:30pm Eastern Daylight Time. You can catch up on past episodes on Nick.com.

LOCAL NEWS: Peter Marshall To Host "Hollywood Squares" In West Virginia
Famed Hollywood Squares host Peter Marshall will be returning to his home state of West Virginia to host a special edition of “West Virginia Squares”. The event will be part of Festivall: a ten-day celebration of arts in Charleston that will open later this week. The “West Virginia Squares” segments quizzes players on West Virginia music and history, and will take place Monday, June 23 and Tuesday, June 24 at 7:00pm at the Clay Center. Golden Horseshoe Award winners will be competing as contestants in the game. The West Virginia Squares celebrity panel will include Joyce DeWitt, Janet from Three’s Company; musician Charlie McCoy and Landau Eugene Murphy Jr., an America’s Got Talent winner. Monday night will feature “young students who, hopefully, know a lot about West Virginia" according to Marshall. Tuesday night will feature an “adults only” show.  Marshall was recently inducted into the West Virginia Music Hall of Fame.

CASTING CALL: NYC Area Game Now Casting Fun-Loving And Daring Contestants
A “major TV production company” is now casting smart, fun-loving, adventurous couples, families and groups of friends/coworkers to participate in a new scavenger hunt-style game show to win big! Contestants should appear to be 25-45 years old and should plan to be in the New York City area in August. Casting ends July 31. For more information, go to Reality Wanted.

BBC Orders "Win Your Wish List" and "Decimate"
BBC One announced yesterday the network has ordered eight hourlong episodes of the new National Lottery game show, Win Your Wish List. The show, created by Victory Television’s (Sony Pictures Television) head of entertainment Stuart Shawcross, has couples face a series of questions divided by categories based on their shared history for a chance to win a series of personalized dream prizes. Victory managing director Victoria Ashbourne stated, “Win Your Wish List is unlike any other game show on television right now. The contestants bring their own wish list of prizes to the studio and must work as a team to win them.” The show’s first series is due to premiere early 2015 on Saturday nights.

BBC has also ordered 25 45-minute episodes of Decimate. The new daytime quizzer has three contestants compete for cash jackpot that is reduced by 10% for every wrong answer. Contestants could win up to £20,000. Decimate, produced by U.K. independent producer CPL Productions, will be hosted by U.K. personality Shane Richie and was created by Hugh Rycroft, the game show inventor behind Tipping Point, which is currently on its fourth civilian series and has previously aired two celebrity series. Red Arrow will distribute the series internationally.

Host Named For History’s "Pawnography" Game Show
Actor and comedian Christopher Titus has signed on to become the host of History Channel’s newest game show Pawnography. As you might recall from one of my previous articles, Pawnography pits contestants against the cast of Pawn Stars for a shot at winning valuable, priceless items from the famous Gold & Silver Pawn Shop in Las Vegas. The series will premiere Thursday, July 10 at 10:00pm Eastern Daylight Time.

Sources: Broadcast, MetroNewsReality Wanted, TBI VisionTV.com

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