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Ana Gasteyer Gets 'Suburgatory' Promotion, 'True Blood' Cast Expands and More TV News

by Chris Harnick, posted Nov 2nd 2011 7:10PM
SuburgatoryAna Gasteyer is extending her stay on 'Suburgatory.'

According to EW, the 'Saturday Night Live' veteran has been upped from a recurring guest star to series regular for the rest of the season.

Gasteyer plays Sheila Shay, George and Tessa's neighbor, on the new hit ABC comedy. The actress described her character as a "well-intended nightmare."

Look for more of Sheila's good intentions to backfire in upcoming episodes.

In other TV news ...

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'Family Feud' Clue About 'Things You Put In Your Mouth' Turns Hilariously Awkward (VIDEO)

by Alex Moaba, posted Oct 17th 2011 7:15PM
Prepare to watch one of the more hilariously awkward videos you've seen today. The 'Family Feud' clue was "things that you put in your mouth but don't swallow." One of the participants was a pastor's wife. Steve Harvey drags the conversation out for about five minutes before letting her answer ... and she does not disappoint. That's all you need to know. Please enjoy and have a wonderful evening.

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8 Memorably Wacky 'Family Feud' Answers (VIDEO)

by Ryan McKee, posted Feb 14th 2011 3:40PM
'Family Feud''s ability to set up absurd answers with innocuous questions makes it a clip bonanza for YouTube.

About once a month, the long-running game show has a clip go viral because the contestant's answer is unbelievably dumb, silly or inappropriate.

And the show's sixth host, Steve Harvey, milks the craziness for all it's worth, mugging to the cameras and acting offended when things go even the slightest bit off-kilter.

While Harvey's overacting and sense of comedic timing make him perfect for the online generation, 'Family Feud' has a long and stories history of producing countless WTF answers. Check out these eight memorable moments ...

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Steve Harvey Learns the Power of Pot on 'Family Feud' (VIDEO)

by Ryan McKee, posted Feb 10th 2011 1:00PM
Family Feud, something that gets passed, steve harvey, jointWhen Mark Goodson and Bill Todman created 'Family Feud' in 1976, they could not have known how tailor-made the gameplay is for the viral-video age. Asking seemingly innocent questions can elicit surprising responses. That is exactly what happened recently when host Steve Harvey set up the following category: "Tell me something that gets passed around." He received the funniest answer since the woman replied "penis" back in October.

Harvey began his career in the drug- and booze-fueled days of '80s stand-up comedy. Now he's a family man, a born-again Christian and the host of 'Family Feud." He apparently doesn't get out much anymore either, because when one contestant answered, "A joint," Harvey couldn't believe it. Surely a group of 100 random people at a mall somewhere in middle America would not have given an illegal substance as an answer? Right?

Well, Steve, this isn't the 1950s anymore, because that's exactly what some people said.

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'Family Feud's' Best Freudian Slip Yet (VIDEO)

by Ryan McKee, posted Oct 4th 2010 4:35PM
Family Feud"Name a body part that is bigger now than when you were 16?"

It sounds like 'Family Feud' was trying to elicit a little randiness with this question. They could count on someone at least blushing and a few snickers from the peanut gallery. However, they probably didn't expect the razor focus of the contestant when answering.

It is not that the contestant says the word; it's the quick frankness of her tone. Her voice is as sharp and even as if she just said, "Peanut" or "Prius." And then she doesn't even look up, just says it in her zone, ready for the next question. Of course, Steve Harvey couldn't let it slide and goes all "Harvey" about it.

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Five Creepy Game Show Hosts

by Danny Gallagher, posted Apr 22nd 2010 2:02PM
Fergie Olver, host of the game show Game show hosts by their very job description creep me down to the bone. It's just in their nature. They have to go out of their way to make ordinary people look comfortable, even though they have never been on television.

Some housewife from Minnesota who is one number away from owning a new Ford Focus is so nervous, she could fly into an eye-bleeding seizure at any moment. Enter the host. He has to step in and calm her down before that happens.

However, there is a fine line between comforting someone and invading their personal space with the force of a German infantry. These are the hosts who put that creepy feeling you get whenever you hear the phrase, "Come on down!"

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New TV on DVD Releases This Week

by Bob Sassone, posted Feb 1st 2010 6:03PM
The Price Is Right logoHere are the new TV DVDs, in stores tomorrow.

It's not every week that you see four different DVD sets for game shows released, but that's what we have this week: "Best Of" sets for 'The Price is Right', 'Password', and 'Match Game '73', as well as a special set for the Richard Dawson 'Family Feud' episodes. I actually might buy the first three (not really a big 'Family Feud' guy). Having DVDs for classic episodes of those three game shows might be fun.

I'd like to see someone come out with a sampler DVD set of short-lived game shows or even well-known game shows that will never get their own full sets.

  • 'Batman: The Brave and the Bold' - Vol. 3
  • 'Beverly Hills, 90210' - Season 9
  • 'Doctor Who' - The End of Time, The Waters of Mars, and The Complete Specials
  • 'Dynasty' - Season 4, Vol. 2

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Family Feud gets a new host

by Bob Sassone, posted Jan 21st 2010 3:02PM
Steve HarveySo, are you in the "love John O'Hurley as Family Feud host" camp or "hate John O'Hurley as Family Feud host" camp? I guess it doesn't really matter now. The show has hired a new host.

Steve Harvey will replace O'Hurley as host of the long-running syndicated game show. Officially, O'Hurley says that he is leaving the show to focus on the musical Chicago and other things.

Not sure how I feel about this. Actually, that's not true. I know how I feel about: ambivalent. I don't really watch Family Feud. I think the only time I watch it anymore is if I'm surfing around and happen to land on it and there's nothing else on.

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TV Casting: Steve Harvey to Host 'Family Feud'; Ashton Kutcher Books 'SNL'

by Andrew Scott, posted Jan 21st 2010 12:05PM
Steve HarveySteve Harvey has been named the next host of 'Family Feud.' Harvey will kick off the syndicated game show's 12th season in the fall, taking over for John O'Hurley, who is leaving the show after four seasons. In the meantime, O'Hurley says that he is moving on to "new adventures," including a national tour of the Broadway musical 'Chicago.' [Variety]

More casting news after the jump.

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Was Frasier really better than Cheers?

by Bob Sassone, posted Jan 8th 2010 5:01PM
FrasierOne of the great topics of TV discussion is the "which spinoffs are better than the original shows?" discussion. Are there actually TV show spinoffs that are better than the shows that spawned them?

Woman's Day named their ten picks. I agree that Knot's Landing is better than Dallas and NCIS is probably better than JAG. Not sure if I agree with Family Matters being a better show than Perfect Strangers. Frasier better than Cheers? Hmm, probably not. Also: is Family Feud really a spinoff of Match Game just because both starred Richard Dawson? I guess it could be, I've just never heard that piece of information before.

I'd pick The Andy Griffith Show (from The Danny Thomas Show). Of course, we could talk about this endlessly (though not as endlessly as we could talk about spinoffs that are worse than the show that spawned them). What are your picks?

[via Pop Candy]

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Family Feud and The Simpsons on the iPhone

by Brad Trechak, posted Dec 27th 2009 1:05PM
With the invention of the App Store, it should be no surprise that game versions of various television properties would appear on the iPhone and iPod Touch. I have managed to get my hands on two of them (Family Feud and The Simpsons) and offer a brief review of each.

Family Feud - This game is a wonderful recreation of the environment of the game show it's based on, right down to the camera pans. The big difference is that one has to type any of the top-however-many answers rather than speak them, so it's best if the player have excellent spelling skills. Currently the game is on sale for $2.99 in the App Store.

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10 Greatest Game Show Hosts in History

by Leonard Jacobs, posted Dec 23rd 2009 10:00AM
Hosting a game show is something of an art. You've got to be amiable but authoritative, and you've got to make it look easy. You've got to look happy when a contestant walks away with thousands of dollars (or even millions, at this point) and you've got to look contrite when a contestant loses -- especially if due to a bad answer. You've got to project warmth, seem approachable and always appear ready for fun, even when enforcing the rules.

Since the first quiz shows of the late 1940s, through the infamous scandals of the 1950s, up until the present day of huge cash prizes, game-show hosting has been an amazing long-term gig for the people -- almost always men -- who get the job. Who, then, are the 10 greatest game-show hosts in history? Check out our after the jump.

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The game show makeovers continue with Family Feud

by Bob Sassone, posted Sep 25th 2009 8:02AM
Family FeudWe've seen changes to The Price is Right, Wheel of Fortune and a big change to the Jeopardy set. Now Family Feud has changed things too.

The show no longer has a set-in-stone jackpot in the final "Fast Money" game that the winning family plays. Instead, at the start of the show, each family starts with $15,000 in their "Jackpot" and then there are five quick "Bullseye" rounds where the familes have to guess the number one answer to a question. Question one gives you $1000, question two gives you $2000, and so on. Whatever you win is added to the bank and that's the amount you play for. It's great if you get a few questions right, but not so great if you don't (this is actually something they had on the show in the 90s and have brought back).

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Will you watch the Game Show Awards?

by Bob Sassone, posted Apr 17th 2009 1:16PM
GSNIf you go by all of the various stories in the media, it would seem that TV viewers just aren't into award shows anymore. The ratings are often down year to year, and if people are tuning in it seems to be more for the fashions, the red carpet, and maybe to see a particular category/performance by someone on the show.

So it's interesting that there are so many new genre award shows popping up. TV Land has had their own awards (The TV Land Awards) for a number of years now (the latest airs next week with Neil Patrick Harris hosting), and Bravo has The A-List Awards, whatever they are (it aired earlier this week). Now GSN is getting into the game (no pun intended) with The Game Show Awards, a show dedicated to giving awards to game shows, game show hosts, even game show sponsors!

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Love Connection is not one of the best game shows of all-time

by Bob Sassone, posted Jul 30th 2008 2:06PM
Ken OberAh, another day, another list. This one is from PopCrunch, and it lists the 25 Best Game Shows of All-Time. And yes, it will provoke discussion and hair-pulling.

It's not a bad list actually, as these things go. It's a little predictable (and I certainly wouldn't have included Love Connection, Deal or No Deal, or Are You Smarter Than A Fifth Grader?), but there are some good choices here. Press Your Luck was a great show (though it should be higher on the list), and it's hard to argue with how high shows like Jeopardy and The Price is Right are. I also like that they included The Mole (the first two Anderson Cooper-hosted seasons) and Remote Control.

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