Sunday, February 7, 2016

News In A Flash!: Quick Game Show Updates #84

Happy Super Bowl Sunday, everyone! Today's article will cover a variety of some of the latest game show news from the past week in 200 characters or less. Updates include Millionaire's upcoming "Whiz Kids" week, Spike TV's ordering a new game show to improve upon the network's success of Lip Sync Battle, an unusual tiebreaker situation in the Jeopardy! College Championship and some of the latest game show ratings.

Millionaire will be giving smart students a chance to win a whirlwind in cash during the show's "Whiz Kids" week beginning on Monday. 

FOX’s You’re Back In The Room is searching for contestants to compete in the hypnotic game show. Go to Reality Wanted for more information and the casting call closes on March 27.

Spike TV has green-lit a new game show called Caraoke Showdown. Hosted by Craig Robinson, it will premiere later this year and will have contestants sing their favorite songs for cash.

A rare occurrence happened on Jeopardy! last week where three players tied for the 4th Wild Card spot in the College Championship. The tie was broken by who won the most in the Jeopardy! round.

Here are the remaining players in the $100,000 J! College Championship: Niki Peters, Gus Woythaler, Emily Sun, Emily Bingham, Sam Deutsch, Hannah Norem, Ziad Ali, Sarah Dubnik and Kate Laubscher.

Bob Barker will return to Naval Air Station Corpus Christi, where he became a Navy fighter pilot, to help celebrate its 75th anniversary. Barker will be the guest speaker at the March 12 event.

Earlier this week on CBS’ The Talk, Celine Dion discussed how she and her late husband René Angélil enjoyed watching The Price Is Right and how it made him emotional. 

Find out and see “What Game Show Host Are You?” on’s personality quiz.

This week’s Celebrity Name Game guest stars include Mario Lopez, Kate Flannery, Lisa Kudrow, Colin Egglesfield and Angela Kinsey.

Thursday’s episode of Broke Ass Game Show averaged 252,000 total viewers (-11%) and a 0.11 A18-49 rating (ranked 95th among Adults 18-49 out of 150 original cable telecasts).

Tuesday’s episode of Hollywood Game Night averaged 4.12 million viewers (-9.2%) and a 1.1 A18-49 rating (-8.3%). 

BUZZR is now available in Boise, ID on KKJB channel 39.4 and West Palm Beach, FL on WBFS channel 33.1.

Sources: Brainfall, BUZZR via Facebook, CBS DFW,,, Reality Wanted, ShowBuzz Daily, The Hollywood Reporter, TV Series Finale

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