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The 5 Greatest Game Show Video Games

by Danny Gallagher, posted Dec 31st 2010 1:00PM
The Jeopardy home game for the Nintendo WiiIf you're one of the lucky few selected out of a crowd of giddy housewives and Spring Break college students to appear on a game show, you've got to be ready.

You've got to have your hand ready to strike every buzzer the moment the host stops reading the question.

You've got to know the suggested retail price of everything on the market from a 2010 Chevy Volt to a box of Low Sodium Rice-a-Roni.

You've got to know where those annoying Whammies or dragons are hiding. Hell, you've got to do better than just know. You've got to be able to smell them like a great white shark sniffing out a drop of blood from 500 yards away.

Fortunately, technology has allowed mankind to prepare for these unholy battles of knowledges, reflexes and luck with the game show video game. Of course, the market is flooded with remakes of your favorites, so we've picked out the best of the best for the shows that are still around if you're headed down Contestant's Row.

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What's On Tonight: The Price Is Right, Amnesia, Stargate Atlantis

by Bob Sassone, posted Feb 22nd 2008 4:04PM
  • MonkAt 8, CBS has a new Price is Right Million Dollar Spectacular.
  • NBC has a new 1 vs. 100 at 8, then the series premiere of Amnesia and a new Dateline.
  • PBS has a new NOW at 8, followed by new episodes of Washington Week and Bill Moyers Journal.
  • There's a new Smackdown! on The CW at 8.
  • At 9, USA has the season finale of Monk.
  • At 9:30, HBO has a new In Treatment.
  • At 10, Comedy Central has a new Comedy Central Presents.
  • Sci-Fi has a new Stargate Atlantis at 10.
  • At 11, HBO has a new Real Time with Bill Maher.

Check your local TV listings for more.

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What's On Tonight: Monk, Stargate Atlantis, Bill Maher

by Bob Sassone, posted Feb 15th 2008 4:06PM
  • Las VegasAt 8, NBC has a new 1 vs. 100, then the two-hour season finale of Las Vegas.
  • PBS has a new NOW at 8, followed by new episodes of Washington Week and Bill Moyers Journal.
  • The CW has a new Smackdown! at 8.
  • At 9, USA has a new Monk, then a new Psych.
  • VH-1 has a new Best Week Ever at 9.
  • At 9:30, HBO has a new In Treatment.
  • At 10, Food Network has a new Paula's Party.
  • There's a new Stargate Atlantis on Sci-Fi at 10.
  • At 10:30, Bravo has a new Top This Party.
  • At 11, HBO has a new Real Time with Bill Maher.

Check your local TV listings for more.

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Dennis Miller has Amnesia

by Bob Sassone, posted Jan 29th 2008 6:03PM

Dennis MillerWhen I first heard that Dennis Miller was going to host a game show, I thought to myself "yeah, I covered that already." But I didn't know that the show I had written about had already ended and this was a new game show he was going to host.

The previous one was Grand Slam, the GSN show that pitted former game show champs (like Ken Jennings) against each other. Looks like that show only lasted one season (hopefully I can catch the reruns), but Miller isn't through with game shows yet. He's going to host the new NBC show Amnesia, which will premiere on NBC in the 1 vs. 100 slot when that show ends its season.

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What's On Tonight: Smackdown, Moonlight, Stargate Atlantis

by Bob Sassone, posted Jan 18th 2008 4:04PM
  • Bill MaherAt 8, CBS has a new Ghost Whisperer, followed by new episodes of Moonlight and Numb3rs.
  • NBC has a new 1 vs. 100 at 8, then new episodes of Friday Night Lights and Las Vegas.
  • The CW has a new Smackdown! at 8.
  • PBS has a new NOW at 8, followed by new episodes of Washington Week and Bill Moyers Journal.
  • Sci-Fi has a new Flash Gordon at 8.
  • Also at 8: Disney has High School Musical 2.
  • At 9, Lifetime has a new How To Look Good Naked, followed by a new Matched in Manhattan and two new episodes of Top This Party.
  • USA has a new Monk at 9, then a new Psych.
  • At 10, ABC has a new 20/20.
  • Sci-Fi has a new Stargate Atlantis at 10.
  • At 10:30, Comedy Central has a new Comedy Central Presents, with Sebastian Maniscalco.
  • At 11, HBO has a new Real Time with Bill Maher.

Check your local TV listings for more.

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What's On Tonight: Friday Night Lights, How To Look Good Naked, Stargate

by Bob Sassone, posted Jan 4th 2008 4:02PM
  • Las VegasAt 8, NBC has a new 1 vs. 100, then new episodes of Friday Night Lights and Las Vegas.
  • The CW has a new Smackdown! at 8.
  • PBS has a new NOW at 8, followed by new episodes of Washington Week and Bill Moyers Journal.
  • Also at 8: Sci-Fi has a new Flash Gordon.
  • At 9, Lifetime has the premiere of How To Look Good Naked, then the premieres of Matched in Manhattan and Top This Party.
  • At 10, ABC has a new 20/20.
  • Food Network has a new Paula's Party at 10.
  • There's a new episode of The Soup on E! at 10.
  • Sci-Fi has a new Stargate Atlantis at 10.

Check your local TV listings for more.

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What if Sam Kinison had hosted a game show?

by Bob Sassone, posted Jul 11th 2007 10:02AM
KinisonThere's a funny post by Ken Levine over at his blog. He talks about how it seems that the goal of standup comics now is to host a game show. Think about it. Howie Mandel, Bob Saget, Jeff Foxworthy, Drew Carey. They've all gone from having sitcoms and dramas and doing standup to hosting network game shows like Deal Or No Deal and Are You Smarter Than A Fifth Grader. Ken wants sitcoms to make a big comeback, so the talents of comics can truly be showcased and not put into that game show personality machine that either makes them annoying or (even worse) lame and bland.

But what if Sam Kinison had hosted a game show? After the jump, Ken's very NSFW scene from a Kinison-hosted show.

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Rosie heading to NBC?

by Bob Sassone, posted Jun 8th 2007 2:20PM

RosieOK, so none of us want Rosie O'Donnell to take over for Bob Barker as host of The Price Is Right, but what exactly is the next step for the former View host (besides going on tour with Cyndi Lauper and building a new arts center in NYC)?

FOX News is reporting that new NBC programming chief Ben Silverman wants Rosie on the network. And not just in a daytime capacity. He also wants her to host a prime time game show on the network. No word from Rosie yet.

Of course, this news comes from Roger Friedman, who seems to be wrong 84% of the time in the stories that he reports, at least about celebs. But if she does host a game show, Ben, can you make sure it's not in the same mold as Deal Or No Deal/Identity/1 vs. 100? Or maybe create a daytime game show for her? We need more game shows in the daytime, less Dr. Phil/Jerry/Maury.

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What's On Tonight: March Madness, Smackdown, Wedding Bells, Paula Deen

by Bob Sassone, posted Mar 16th 2007 5:01PM
  • Bill MaherAt 8, PBS has a new NOW, followed by a new Washington Week.
  • NBC has a new 1 vs. 100 at 8, then the return of Identity.
  • CBS has March Madness all night.
  • The CW has a new Smackdown! at 8.
  • AMC has Cool Hand Luke at 8, with Paul Newman.
  • Also at 8: HBO has a marathon of new episodes of Addiction.
  • At 9, FOX has a new episode of The Wedding Bells.
  • TLC has a new What Not To Wear at 9.
  • At 9:30, Food Network has a new Giada's Weekend Getaways (in Napa/Sonoma), then a new ep of Paula's Party.
  • At 10, ABC has new 20/20.
  • A&E has a new Intervention at 10.
  • At 11, HBO has a new Real Time With Bill Maher, with guests Jason Alexander, Chris Rock, Dan Rather, Martha Raddatz, and former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee.

Check your local TV listings for more.

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What to Watch Feb. 19 - 25

by Kelly Woo, posted Feb 19th 2007 9:32AM

Star Trek on History and The O.C.on FoxStar Trek: Beyond the Final Frontier (Mon., 9PM ET, History)
Space ... it's still the final frontier. Watching this special celebrating 40 years of Star Trek, I'm struck by how forward-looking the show was. Sure, the uniforms were totally '60s and the plots were super cheesy, but the concepts were light years ahead of their time. Mr. Spock himself, Leonard Nimoy, narrates, with stars William Shatner, Patrick Stewart and Kate Mulgrew sharing insights into their various incarnations of Trek. Plus, see footage from last October's auction of Trek memorabilia.

American Idol (Tue., 8PM ET, Fox)
Is it just me or are this year's top 24 contestants almost completely unmemorable? Looking over their photos, I strained to recall each one. Actually, one did stand out -- the beatboxing guy, Blake. But can he sing? I think the judges were right in saying this season is more up for grabs than any since season one. This week, experience six hours of Idol overload, with the top 12 boys performing tonight, the girls taking their turn tomorrow and a two-hour results show Thursday. Phew!

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What's On Tonight: Ghost Whisperer, Smackdown, Camp Lazlo, Bill Maher

by Bob Sassone, posted Feb 16th 2007 5:01PM
  • Numb3rsAt 8, PBS has a new NOW, followed by a new Washington Week.
  • CBS has a new Ghost Whisperer at 8, then new episodes of Close To Home and Numb3rs.
  • NBC has new episodes of 1 vs. 100, Las Vegas, and Law and Order.
  • There's a new Nanny 911 on FOX at 8, then a new Trading Spouses.
  • The CW has a new Smackdown! at 8.
  • At 9, Cartoon Network has a new Squirrel Boy, then a new Camp Lazlo.
  • TLC has a new What Not To Wear at 9.
  • Also at 9: ESPN has two new eps of The U.S. Poker Championships.
  • At 9:30, Food Network has a new Giada's Weekend Getaways, in San Francisco.
  • At 10, USA has a new Psych.
  • At 11, HBO has the season premiere of Real Time With Bill Maher, with guests former Senator John Edwards, Senator Chuck Schumer, former Lt. Governor of Maryland Michael Steele, and former HP chairman and CEO Carly Fiorina.

Check your local TV listings for more.

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What to Watch Fri., Jan. 19

by Kelly Woo, posted Jan 19th 2007 10:22AM
Trading Spouses on FoxTrading Spouses: Meet Your New Mommy (9PM, Fox)
The God Warrior is back! Yes, folks, Marguerite Perrin, who infamously melted down last season, returns for another trade. This is the woman who vomited (caused by the "dark side"), screamed that her host family was "ungodly" and declared the show and its money "tainted." Perrin later accepted the cash, of course, and spent it on gastric bypass surgery. Now, she's 94 pounds lighter, but still a warrior.

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What's on tonight: Bad Santa, Deal Or No Deal, Larry King, RAW

by Bob Sassone, posted Dec 25th 2006 5:00PM
  • Xmas treeAt 8, NBC has a new, two-hour Deal Or No Deal (with a contestant from Santa Claus, IN!), then a new 1 vs. 100.
  • ABC Family has The Polar Express at 8, then Frosty's Winter Wonderland.
  • Emeril cooks with alcohol on Food Network at 8. It's followed by a new Unwrapped.
  • CNN has a Larry King Live marathon on all day and night, while TLC is doing the same with Mythbusters.
  • Nickelodeon has various Xmas shows all night, including SpongeBob, Danny Phantom, Full House, and Roseanne.
  • Also at 8: Disney has The Santa Clause, then The Santa Clause 2.
  • At 9, Lifetime has Home for Christmas.
  • Comedy Central has Bad Santa at 9.
  • There's a new Monday Night RAW at 9 on USA.
  • At 11, Hallmark has The Night They Saved Christmas.

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The Fall Hot List: TV Guide in 60 seconds

by Bob Sassone, posted Oct 15th 2006 4:19PM
TV Guide Hot ListWhat's in this week's issue of America's favorite TV mag?

  • Lost isn't on the cover, and neither is Desperate Housewives. So it must be Grey's Anatomy.
  • How the new season stands so far, the winners and the losers.
  • As The World Turns is finally going to deal with the death of soap vet Benjamin Hendrickson, who committed suicide earlier this year. His character Hal Munson will also die on the show.
  • Matt Roush likes 1 vs. 100.
  • An interview with horror master Wes Craven.
  • Will Saxondale be another Brit comedy hit for NBC?
  • In the print edition: a look at Ugly Betty (a surprising hit for ABC in the Thursday 8pm slot), and yet another damn article about Dancing with the Stars.

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NBC wants another game show with many people

by Bob Sassone, posted Apr 30th 2006 11:21PM
So it looks like 26 stunning models holding briefcases just isn't enough people on the stage for NBC.

The network -- who seems to have a hit with Deal Or No Deal, even though it seems to be on every day -- is bringing another game show from across the pond to the U.S. 1 vs. 100 is a hit in several other countries already. This show has one contestant sitting down in front of 100 people who ask him trivia questions. The longer he goes on and eliminates some of the 100, his money increases. He'll also, of course, be able to quit and take the money at any point (hmmm...sounds like DOND).

The prize if he makes it all the way? $3 million dollars, the biggest prize on a regular U.S. game show. But, wow, how long does one game take? Answering questions from 100 people?

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