Sunday, July 3, 2016

News In A Flash!: Quick Game Show Updates #94

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 highlights include the the celebrity lineup for tonight’s Sunday Fun & Games game shows on ABC, GSN’s Skin Wars crowning its third season champion, The Price Is Right rolling out two holiday specials this week and The Chase giving families a chance to take on the clever Chasers.

Tonight’s featured teams on ABC’s Celebrity Family Feud are the AFC Defense vs. NFC Offense and the AFC Offense vs. NFC Defense. 

Tonight’s guest stars on The $100,000 Pyramid include Ana Gasteyer, Rachel Dratch, Robin Roberts and Mario Cantone.

Here are the panelists to appear on tonight’s episode of Match Game: Adam Goldberg, Ana Gasteyer, Horatio Sanz, Rosie O'Donnell, Sherri Sheherd and Tituss Burgess.

Former Alaskan governor Sarah Palin will be a panelist in an upcoming episode of Match Game. Palin will join stars Jack McBrayer, Leah Remini, Randall Park, J.B. Smoove and Kristin Chenoweth.

Beginning today, BattleBots is posting all of the unaired battles, including Nightmare vs. Stinger, on the show’s YouTube page. 

Rick Uribe was crowned the $100,000 champion of Skin Wars on Wednesday’s season finale. Uribe has also won a trip to the World Bodypainting Festival in Austria and a personalized stencil set. 

GSN’s newest reality show, Window Warriors, is searching for window display artists to compete on the series. The show films on July 19 - August 12. Email to apply.

Late last week, DIRECTV added two HD channels, including GSN and the FM music channel.

Famed game show and competitive reality show producer Scott St. John has signed with ICM Partners, the private talent and literary agency based in Los Angeles, CA.

This Monday, The Price Is Right will be airing a new Fourth of July Special during CBS Daytime. The show will also be airing a rebroadcast of the Christmas In July Kids’ Special on Friday.

ITV's The Chase is now casting for families to compete in a special Family Edition series of the show. Go to ITV for more information on how to apply. The casting call closes October 7.

Stephen Mulhern and Mr. Chips returned to ITV last night to kick off the fourth series of Catch Phrase with new puzzles and prizes. Stay tuned for new episodes every Saturday night at 7:00pm BST on ITV. 

Don’t forget to check out some of the latest cable and network game show ratings in TBIR’s new “Game Show Ratings” section! 

Source: Deadline Hollywood, GSN, ITV, New York Daily News,, YouTube

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