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Comedy

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 […]

Competition

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. […]

Game Shows

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 […]

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Game Shows

6 reasons to watch Knock Knock Live this Summer

Summer used to be filled with boring TV reruns and lame space fillers. After cable networks started snatching viewers away with popular summertime programming, broadcast networks took notice and decided to take a chance on some new alternatives. Summer eventually became a vibrant breeding ground for all sorts of unscripted series and competition shows: Big Brother, Survivor, American Idol and plenty of others all had summer as their launching pad. This year, the sounds of summer will include a knock on the door — literally. FOX’s new Knock Knock Live — airing live Tuesdays at 9pmET beginning July 21 — […]

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Competition

BOOM! Explosive New Game Show is Da Bomb!

On BOOM!, FOX’s new trivia game show, you either get money or you get messy! Teams of family members, friends or even coworkers try to defuse bombs by clipping wires corresponding to the correct answers of trivia questions. Those who correctly answer the increasingly difficult questions stay clean and earn cash. But a wrong answer turns sloppy; if a contestant clips an incorrect wire, the bombs unleash an explosion of gross proportions as chili, chocolate pudding or even pizza sauce bursts forth. “When you know you have a very physical manifestation of your wrong answer exploding in your face, it […]

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Oh Bouy! Drunken Trivia on CMT’s “Pontoon Payday”

CMT is setting sail with the premiere of Pontoon Payday, the first-ever game show on a boat. A boat? Yes, a boat. And thankfully, most of Pontoon Paydays’ contestants come with personal safety devices in the form of inflated egos, pumped up muscles, or buoyant bosoms, and everyone is protected by a healthy dose of alcohol. In the hot and hilarious new series, unsuspecting lake-goers are plucked from their party boats to compete on the floating game show hosted by comedian Frank Nicotero (Street Smarts). If the buzzed boaters can answer trivia questions correctly, they win quick cash. But if […]

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Game Shows

Labor Games: TLC Delivers a Sneak Peek of New Game Show Tonight

Childbirth isn’t all fun and games … except when it is. Tonight at 10pm ET/PT (9pm CT), TLC will air a sneak peek of Labor Games, their new half-hour game show series. (The full series will debut at a not-yet-announced date later this year.) This special preview is part of TLC’s Mother of All Weeks network event. In a very Cash Cab-esque type of game show, Labor Games surprises an unsuspecting couple with the opportunity to play a game for some pretty cool prizes. Have you ever had a baby? I mean, HAD a baby, like gone into labor yourself, […]

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Game Shows

Poll: Which “Family Feud” Host Is Your Favorite?

In anticipation of the June 21 premiere of ABC’s six-episode series, Celebrity Family Feud, we thought we’d pose the question asking which of the franchise’s six hosts is your favorite. The answers to the poll will be published in the June issue of Channel Guide Magazine and be revealed here in an article with more information on the celeb-filled series.

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Comedy

ABC Announces Date of New Series, “Repeat After Me”

While we are sitting in a ballroom, hearing about ABC’s new midseason shows, ABC stealthily announced a new series inspired by a segment created by Ellen DeGeneres for her daytime talk show. The new half-hour reality series, Repeat After Me will be hosted by The Goldbergs star Wendi McLendon-Covey and premieres Tuesday, Feb. 17 at 8:30pm ET, following the networks freshman comedy, Fresh Off the Boat. In Repeat After Me, McLendon-Covey will instruct her celebrity friends, via a remote ear piece, to interact with everyday people in high-energy, comedic hidden-camera situations.  At the end of each half-hour episode, the best moment of the night […]

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Game Shows

Play Games With Your Favorite Celebs on TV’s “Celebrity Name Game”

I’m a game show junkie, so my DVR just got a little more full: one of my favorite parlor games is heading to TV with today’s most hilarious celebrities joining the fun. Celebrity Name Game premieres Sept 22 with Mena Suvari & Joely Fisher, and Courteney Cox & David Arquette teaming with contestants to compete in four rounds of fast-paced gameplay and the chance for the contestants to win up to $20,000. The back-to-back episodes are absolutely star-studded with today’s funniest and most outrageous celebrities participating in the show executive produced by Courtney Cox and David Arquette. Monday, September 22 […]