Friday, October 23, 2015

News In A Flash!: Quick Game Show Updates #75

This week's quick update article will cover some of the latest game show news headlines from the past few days in 200 characters or less including updates featured on the TBIR Facebook page. News updates include a live performance of Let's Make A Deal coming to Michigan this weekend, Jeopardy! holding a special online audition test session for Houston residents next week, TLC's Labor Games host Lisa Arch talking with WSRQ Talk Radio's Marilu Henner about her experiences hosting the pregnancy ambush game show and Showtime creating a series based on a former Barker's Beauty model.

Stay tuned for this weekend’s new episode of Monopoly Millionaires’ Club which includes contestant Pam Brassbridge from Frankfort, ME playing Electric Company for $100,000. Check your local listings.

The Game Plane host Mark Walberg will be hosting a stage performance of Let’s Make A Deal Live Saturday, October 24 at 4:00pm & 9:00pm CT at the Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort in Mount Pleasant, MI.

Jeopardy! is holding a special online audition test exclusively for Houston, TX in partnership with KTRK ABC 13 Thursday, October 29. Registration opens today on

Let’s Make A Deal took online viewers on an exclusive behind-the-scenes peek of various POV positions of the crew and cast during the show’s Twitter episode. Check them out on LMAD’s YouTube page.

Bob Barker tripped and hit his head on the sidewalk outside his Hollywood home and was hospitalized soon after on Tuesday. Barker was released Wednesday after receiving stitches for his forehead.

On Tuesday, Marilu Henner interviewed Labor Games host Lisa Arch. Arch discussed how uncomfortable she was during a few tapings because contestants were in a lot of pain & weren't allowed an epidural.

Wednesday night’s series premiere of GSN’s Hellevator averaged a solid 503,000 total viewers and ranked 74th out of the Top 100 Original Cable Telecasts among Adults 18-49 for the evening.

BIG WINNER: Sheri Blank’s stellar performance on Wheel of Fortune during Wednesday’s show earned her a non-$100K BR win total of $110,100, including her front game total of $77,100.

On Millionaire's "Bucket List Week" next week, contestants are playing to turn their wildest dreams into reality including excavating a Mayan archeological site and building a mega-sized man cave.

Next Wednesday at 9:00pm ET on GSN’s Idiotest, two sets of twins compete against each other for a chance to win $10,000. 

On Friday, October 30, The Price Is Right will be airing a special Halloween episode featuring all the contestants and models and announcer George Gray dressed like Drew Carey. 

Next week’s Celebrity Name Game guest stars include Ross Matthews, Weird Al Yankovic, Courtney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, David Arquette and Sheryl Underwood. 

Showtime is developing a comedy series, 36-24-36, that focuses on the first black model to be featured on a major game show in the 90's. Former TPIR model Kathleen Bradley will serve as a consultant.
Rob Fulton, the first millionaire on Australia's Millionaire in 2005, has yet to spend all of his winnings. Fulton is now married with two daughters and has moved to New South Wales's Blue Mountains.

BUZZR is now available on Comcast in Minneapolis, MN on channel 220. 

Sources: 9News, ABC 13, AudioBurst, BUZZR via Facebook, Deadline,, KPLR, Midland Daily News, ShowBuzz Daily, Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort 

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