Monday, April 11, 2016

News In A Flash!: Quick Game Show Updates #88

This week's quick update article will take a look at the some of the latest game show news from the past week in 200 characters or less. This week's news highlights include ABC 7 taking a sneak peek of the Jeopardy! set in Washington D.C., Logo's new game show premiering tonight, The Price Is Right revealing the mistakes made in a special episode earlier this month, Idiotest returning this week and Hasbro searching for the next great board game.

In honor of the series premiere of Logo’s Gay For Play Game Show Starring RuPaul on April 11 at 10:00pm ET, Logo counted down  “The 14 Gayest Moments In Game Show History” on its website.

Idiotest returns April 12 at 10:00pm ET for season three on GSN. Two new episodes will air including a celebrity show with Dr. Drew Pinsky, Mike Catherwood, GloZell and Gaby Dunn playing for charity.

This Tuesday at 10:00pm on CNBC’s Billion Dollar Buyer,  Tilman Fertitta meets with Linoto and Manveena’s Solutions in New York City to try to strike a deal. 

The Price Is Right will be celebrating the 40th anniversary of Yodely Guy and the veteran “Cliff Hangers” pricing game on April 12 during CBS Daytime. (The promo may contain spoilers.)

The Price Is Right revealed all 49 mistakes subtly shown in the show’s April Fools’ special in a video posted to its Facebook and YouTube pages. Did you find all the mistakes?

ITV viewers are accusing The Chase of giving Mark Labbett an unfair time advantage in the end game on Wednesday’s show. He and an ITV spokesperson said the error happened during the editing process.

The Malayalam television channel Mazhavil Manorama debuted its version of Minute To Win It on Saturday with host Nyla Usha. New episodes of the game show will air on weekends at 9:00pm. 

Trent Harmon was crowned the winner of the 15th season and final season of American Idol. La’Porsha Renae was the season’s runner-up.

Discovery Group Italy will be adapting its own version of Keshet International's BOOM! format. Endemol Shine Italy will produce the game show for Italy's relaunched and rebranded channel Nove.

FOX has announced Taye Diggs will be hosting the hypnotic game show You're Back In The Room. The show will begin production in July.

Check out the Facebook live stream replay of ABC 7 News’ behind-the-scenes look at Jeopardy! set in DAR Constitution Hall in Washington D.C., featuring an exclusive interview with Alex Trebek.

Hasbro’s Gaming Lab is holding the Next Great Game Challenge contest, where your board game idea could win you $25,000 in cash, a trip for 4 to Hasbro HQ and the chance to work with Hasbro. 

On Friday, Dino Rentos Studios in Orlando, FL broke the world record for the largest bobble head. The previous record was held by Game Show Network and its Chuck Woolery bobblehead.

Sources: CNBC, Daily Star, Facebook, Hasbro’s Gaming Lab, Logo, Manorama Online, Orlando Sentinel, TV Guide, Variety, YouTube

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