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ABC Serves Up Primetime Game Shows On Sunday Nights

Summertime’s the time for lighter TV fare, and game shows hit the spot. This summer, ABC’s serving up primetime game shows you’ll love to play along with. The network kicks off a Sunday Fun & Games programming block tonight (June 26), premiering three 10-episode game shows which will air weekly through summer. First, on Celebrity Family Feud, the spoils all go to charities of the celebs’ choosing — so let’s hope host Steve Harvey awards the correct winners. OK, that joke’s getting old — but our beloved Feud never will! The series will feature celebrities and their immediate or TV […]

The Price Is Right Primetime Special: Survivor
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Reality show stars come on down to The Price Is Right primetime specials

Stars of CBS reality series “come on down!” to play The Price Is Right with fans for three nights on CBS beginning Monday, May 23, at 8pm ET/PT. On Monday, The Price Is Right host Drew Carey welcomes some of Survivor’s top players, including Rob Mariano, Tina Wesson and Rupert Boneham, and a special guest appearance by Jeff Probst. On Tuesday at 8pm ET/PT, The Price Is Right features some of Big Brother’s most popular houseguests, including Will Kirby, Janelle Pierzina and Rachel Reilly. Big Brother host Julie Chen makes a special appearance. Things wrap up on Wednesday at 8pm […]


On Set: “Brain Games” Wants To Give You A Mindgasm

I’m at a castle outside of London, and I’m watching King Henry VIII (and his suspiciously large, but historically accurate, codpiece) counsel three people in matching sweaters. One of the three is a genius. And celebrity smartie Jason Silva is there. But this isn’t a dream — this is Brain Games, and I’ve been invited along as the NGC series shoots Season 5, and further explores the 3 pounds of gray stuff that resides inside our skulls. Our adventure for today is Hever Castle, the childhood home of Henry VIII’s second wife Anne Boleyn and also home to an impressive […]

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It’s Armed Forces Week on “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire”

This week, members of America’s military have a chance of becoming our newest millionaires when they compete on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire. Host Chris Harrison welcome some of America’s finest service members to get into the holiday spirit and hopefully, get rich! The special series of shows will air Dec. 14-18, 2015, honoring true American heroes from the U.S. military. “Armed Forces Week” showcases members of the Army, Air Force, Navy and Army National Guard, and salutes them for their service to their country as they step onto the Millionaire stage to play the iconic game. From an […]

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TLC’s Labor Games Delivers Two Episodes Tonight

This past May, TLC delivered a sneak peek of Labor Games, a game show where comedian-host Lisa Arch surprises parents-to-be in the delivery room, giving them the opportunity to win some cool swag (and maybe even a $10,000 college scholarship) for their little bundle of joy. The sneak peek must have been successful: Labor Games returns to TLC tonight at 8pm ET/PT (7pm CT). If, after their initial surprise and agreement to play along, the parents-to-be can answer all of the questions before the baby crowns, they’re crowned the winners of Labor Games. (Okay, that’s not quite accurate. I don’t […]

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Chris Harrison Wants To Make You A Millionaire!

Who Wants To Be A Millionaire returns for a new season on September 14, with a new host — Chris Harrison, of The Bachelor franchise — and a return to the format that first made the show a phenomenon. The iconic game show returns for its 14th syndicated season with a return to the original ladder format! As each contestant moves closer to the $1 million prize, the tension builds as the 14 challenging questions increase in difficulty. Also, the dollar amounts for the early questions are new for 2015-2016. Related: Find Who Wants To Be A Millionaire in your […]


Neil Patrick Harris talks “the big grab-bag of random awesomeness” that is Best Time Ever on NBC

Neil Patrick Harris is back on series television and he plans on giving viewers the Best Time Ever. And maybe a boost to their back accounts, too. Based on the long-running British variety show Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway, Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris is a (mostly) live, happy hodgepodge of music, pranks, game-show elements and more — with Harris as the self-described P.T. Barnum at the center. “I want to create a show that I can gain the audience’s trust and have them put down their remote control, sit back and just watch,” Harris tells us. “Let me change the […]


Man V Fly on GSN: What’s all the buzz about?

It’s “the ultimate pest in the ultimate test!” Get ready for Man V Fly on GSN, a new short-form interstitial series premiering Wednesday, Aug. 12, in the 10:30pm ET/PT timeslot after Idiotest. In this battle of human against annoying winged insect, the contestant enters the padded, sealed Fly Dome with a weapon of his/her choice. The fly is then released into the Fly Dome, and the contestant has one minute to kill the fly. A successfully swatted bug wins the contestant a cash prize. Failure to defeat the fly will result in shame for the contestant and freedom for the fly. […]

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Syfy debuts new late-night series “Geeks Who Drink” and “Reactor”

Thursday, July 16, Syfy is premiering two series in its late-night block: the game show Geeks Who Drink, followed by Reactor, a celebration of all things sci-fi. Geeks Who Drink, airing Thursdays at 11pm ET/PT, is hosted by Zachary Levi and is based on the pub trivia contest of the same name. Over 12 half-hour episodes, the series features two three-player teams of self-proclaimed trivia geeks who go head-to-head and shot-for-shot as they battle it out in rapid-fire quizzes that cover topics ranging from pop culture to science fiction. After three rounds of play, the team with the largest bar tab wins […]