Tuesday, March 29, 2016

News In A Flash!: Quick Game Show Updates #86

Today's article will be highlighting some of the latest game show news from the past week in 200 characters or less. This week's updates include Bob Eubanks giving local Minnesota contestants a chance to win big money this week, Game Show Theory breaking down the logistics to strategically winning a tough end game to a 1970s/1980s game show, what Alex Trebek does to prepare for and during a day of taping Jeopardy! and a lifelong game show fan creating her own game show in her living room.

Actress Patty Duke died today at the age of 69. Her cause of death was sepsis from a ruptured intestine. Duke made appearances on several game shows including Match Game, Mindreaders and Tattletales.

This Friday, Let's Make A Deal and The Price Is Right will be airing their April Fools' Day specials. TPIR viewers will have a chance to win a trip to Costa Rica if they can spot all the mistakes in Friday's show.

The Price Is Right Live! is heading to Portland, OR on Friday, April 1 in Keller Auditorium. Tickets are priced form $20-$50, contestant registration starts at 5:00pm and the show starts at 8:00pm.

Bob Eubanks will be hosting a round of Hollywood's Hottest Game Shows at The Duluth Arrowhead Home & Builders Show from March 30-April 3. Participants could win up to $100,000.

On the next Billion Dollar Buyer, Tilman Fertitta meets with East Side Glass and Liber & Company, two small businesses from Austin, TX. Stay tuned for the new episode tonight at 10:00pm ET on CNBC.

BBC One’s new primetime game show Can’t Touch This debuted last weekend with hosts Zoe Ball and Ashley Banjo with Sue Perkins commentating. New shows air Saturdays at 6:10pm.

Tickets are still available on request to see tapings of ABC’s $100,000 Pyramid revival. Go to 1iota.com for taping times, dates and other details.

Wheel of Fortune has attracted over $17.9 million in political advertisements through March 1. Candidates and various political groups have bought more than 13,600 spots on Wheel from January 1, 2015.

J!Buzz gives Jeopardy! fans a brief look at a day in the life in Alex Trebek on a tape day including perusing over the show scripts and completing crossword puzzles.

Game Show Theory took an in-depth look at the statistically best way to conquer High Rollers’  Big Numbers end game.

Comedians Caitlin McGee and Eugene Cordero will regularly star in NBC's comedy/game show hybrid pilot called Crunch Time.  Craig Ferguson and Andrea Anders will also star in the project.

Seattle filmmaker Claire Buss fulfilled her childhood dreams and developed her own homemade game show called The Future Is Zero.

Here are the 2016 Daytime Emmy nominations in the following outstanding game show categories:

Outstanding Game Show: Jeopardy!, Let's Make a Deal, Monopoly Millionaire's Club, Who Wants to Be a Millionaire and The Price Is Right

Outstanding Game Show Host: Craig Ferguson, Steve Harvey, Brooke Burns, Billy Gardell and Wayne Brady

Outstanding Directing: Ken Fuchs (Family Feud), Dana Calderwood (Idiotest), Kevin McCarthy (Jeopardy!), Robert Ennis, Jr. (Wheel of Fortune) and Rich DiPirro (Millionaire)

Former host Kirk Fogg will be joining the cast of Nickelodeon’s Legends of The Hidden Temple movie. No word yet on the movie’s official premiere date.

Sources: ABC News, 1iota, Bloomberg, Bother’s Bar, Deadline Hollywood, Emmyonline.org, Game Show Theory, Jeopardy.com, KPLU 88.5, OregonLive.com, Shamrock Productions, The Splat via Facebook, YouTube
Video Credit: CNBC

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