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Is Game Show Hostdom Dead?

by Danny Gallagher, posted Mar 26th 2010 3:10PM
Game show hosts Drew Carey, Wayne Brady and Guy Fieri
Game shows used to flood the dial of my TV back in the 1980s and '90s. And that was when my TV could only pick up eight channels, three depending on the weather.

Back then, almost everything from daytime fare to the occasional prime time bit of airtime starred game show hosts. Their purpose on television was solely to wear smart suits, make sure their teeth reached the optimum level of whiteness and keep the game moving but entertaining.

Now that game shows are making a slow but steady return to television, it seems the traditional role of "host" has turned away from the traditional "game" emcee like Chuck Woolery, Wink Martindale, Bob Barker and Art Fleming and more towards lively hosting personalities from other walks of entertainment life like Drew Carey, Wayne Brady, Howie Mandel and Guy Fieri. Does this mean that the role of the traditional TV game show has gone to that great big "Curtain No. 2" in the sky?

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What's On Tonight: Game Show Awards, Worst Week, Pushing Daisies

by Bob Sassone, posted Jun 6th 2009 4:07PM
  • 48 Hours MysteryHBO2 has a True Blood marathon all night.
  • At 8, NBC has the Penguins/Red Wings game.
  • GSN has the Game Show Awards at 8.
  • At 8:30, CBS has a new Worst Week, then new episodes of Harper's Island and 48 Hours Mystery.
  • FOX has a new Cops at 8:30, then a new America's Most Wanted.
  • At 9, BBC America has a new Primeval at 9, followed by a new Graham Norton Show.
  • CNBC has a new Suze Orman Show at 9.
  • Also at 9: Hallmark has the movie Come Dance At My Wedding.
  • At 10, ABC has a new Pushing Daisies.
  • Travel Channel has a new Samantha Brown's Great Weekends at 10.
  • At 12:30AM, Cartoon Network has two new episodes of Bleach.

Check your local TV listings for more.

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It's Charo vs. Ken Jennings at GSN's Game Show Awards

by Bob Sassone, posted Jun 3rd 2009 8:05PM
I'm not really sure if there's anything else to say about this clip from GSN's upcoming 2009 Game Show Awards (this Saturday at 8). It's 70s pop culture icon Charo presenting at the ceremony as well as taking on Jeopardy champ Ken Jennings in a trivia contest that is obviously tilted in her favor.

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Bob Barker almost a no-show at Game Show Awards because of feud with Betty White

by Danny Gallagher, posted May 30th 2009 2:05PM
Price is Right host Bob BarkerIt's hard to imagine that anyone would consider TV's sweet-natured grandma Betty White as their "sworn enemy." Except, of course for maybe Mom from Futurama and the bizarro version of Bea Arthur.

But apparently that's the label that Price is Right host Bob Barker has bestowed upon the Golden Girl. It turns out the two aren't pals or confidants. Buzzer Blog reported that Barker threatened not to show up to GSN's 2009 Game Show Awards where he accepted a lifetime achievement award along with Mark Goodson and Monty Hall if White was there.

It gets weirder. The whole thing was caused by an elephant. This is starting to sound less like Hollywood gossip and more like a job for Mythbusters.

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