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Contestant Wins Trips to Portland and Ireland on 'Price Is Right' (VIDEO)

by Nick Zaino, posted Jun 15th 2011 8:20PM
Mark wins some trips on 'The Price Is Right'Mark should stock up on Dramamine and chewing gum: he's about to do a lot of flying. On Wednesday's 'Price Is Right' (weekdays, syndicated on CBS), Mark won trips to Portland, Oregon and Ireland, plus a home bar and draft beer cooler to take the edge after all that traveling. He also won $5,000, so maybe he can take a couple days off from work to sleep off the jetlag.

Mark's opponent in the Showcase Showdown, Edward, bid on a package of Gucci watches, Armani furniture, and a Jeep SUV. Edward bid $28,000 for his more stylish showcase. Mark bid $22,616 on his travel package.

Edward's showcase was valued at $32,399, putting him more than $4,000 under. Mark's package was worth $23,950, making him the winner.

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Contestant Wins Trips to Florida and Canada, Plus a New Car on 'The Price Is Right' (VIDEO)

by Nick Zaino, posted Jun 14th 2011 11:50AM
Lisa wins two trips anda car on 'The Price Is Right'Lisa isn't going to get much time to use her new car. Monday on 'The Price Is Right' (weekdays, syndicated on CBS), she won trips to Ft. Lauderdale and Canada in addition to the car in her Showcase Showdown, a package passed up by her opponent, Joseph.

Joseph, well aware that viewers might find him crazy for doing so, passed on the vacations and the car and wound up bidding on a game table, an iMac, and a trailer. He bid $33,995 on his package.

Lisa bid $27,000 for the vacations and the car, which turned out to be worth $30,106. That left her more than $3,000 under. But Joseph's showcase was actually worth $31,312, leaving him over by $2,683. Now she just needs sun tan lotion, a parka, and some motor oil.

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Newlywed Couple Loses Out on Two Cars on 'Let's Make a Deal' (VIDEO)

by Nick Zaino, posted Jun 2nd 2011 5:15PM
A couple loses out on two cars on 'Let's Make A Deal'There must be some physical law about balancing the number of automobiles won or lost on game shows in a particular day. Earlier today, a woman won two cars on 'The Price Is Right.' Today on 'Let's Make a Deal' (weekdays, syndicated), a couple lost out on two cars, choosing the sure thing in cash as opposed to what was behind a couple of curtains.

The couple, dressed as penguins, stuck with curtain 1 through a few different offers, including a bankroll of $1,020, a small mystery box, and curtain number 3. Curtain number 3 turned out to be a 2011 VW Jetta.

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Pair of Contestants Spin Well, Guess Poorly on 'The Price Is Right' (VIDEO)

by Nick Zaino, posted May 31st 2011 5:00PM
Kayla wins on 'The Price Is Right'Today's 'Price Is Right' (weekdays, syndicated on CBS) came down to two contestants who each had luck on their side -- until they didn't. Both Kayla and Michael won the big wheel spin by hitting the magic "one dollar." Michael did it twice, earning $25,000 for two spins of the wheel. Kayla had won the Cover Up game with an exact total.

Of course, Kayla and Michael faced off in the Showcase Showdown, where neither of them did particularly well. Kayla bid $8,000 on a package that was worth $28,178, putting her off by more than $20,000. All seemed hopeless. Then host Drew Carey came to Michael, who bid $32,332 on a diner booth, a juke box, a BMW motorcycle, and a trip to Wales.

Lucky for Kayla, Michael was more than $10,000 over the package, which was worth $21,845, so she gets to go to both Miami and Paris. Sometimes, it's better to be lucky than good.

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Mimi Bobeck Shows Up on 'The Price is Right' (VIDEO)

by Chris Harnick, posted Apr 1st 2010 2:05PM
Price is RightIt's a 'Drew Carey Show' reunion!

After a series of bizarre occurrences, Drew Carey found out who was behind the dastardly doings -- Mimi Bobeck. Yes, that's right America, Mimi is back. Kathy Kinney appeared in character on 'The Price is Right' (weekdays, syndicated on CBS) to prank Carey on this glorious April 1. As the show's executive producer, Mimi instituted new policies, hired a new announcer and new models and declared she's watching Carey.

Now, when will Oswald and Ryan show up as contestants?

Watch the video after the jump.

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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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Woman faints on The Price is Right

by Bob Sassone, posted Jan 26th 2010 8:07AM
It seems like there's something wild happening on The Price is Right every day. Last week we had the guy who just missed out on winning a new Porsche, and yesterday a woman fainted during the showcase. Why did she faint? Take a look. (By the way, she won the showcase.)

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Price is Right contestant loses a Porsche in heartbreaking fashion

by Joel Keller, posted Jan 21st 2010 5:23PM
When you go on The Price is Right and make it all the way to the Showcase, you don't expect to be bidding on a Porsche Boxster. So, when Jeffery, a contestant on yesterday's episode, got a chance to make his bid, he went for it, giving an amazingly knowledgeable-sounding bid of $58,500.

As you can see in the clip below, the results didn't exactly go in his favor. But it's not like he lost the Porsche by wildly over- or under-bidding; he was right about the price. He just wasn't right enough:

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Got Swine Flu? What to Watch

by Stephanie Earp, posted Nov 3rd 2009 1:01AM

My apologies to the pig farmers, but let's be honest: it's one thing to call this H1N1 when it's a distant threat, but when it gets personal, swine is the operative word.

I've got it. It's unpleasant to admit it - like copping to smoking - but there's the truth. I've been sick for over a week, and if you or someone you know has been sick that long, chances are it's the swine flu. Sorry to break it to you. I know you're probably trying to pretend it's just a cold. I did that for the first four days.

Sick for a week! I haven't been down like this since I was kid. And usually, when I'm down, I'm out. I sleep like the dead, emerging only for a few prime-time can't-miss shows. But this swine flu is a festering little bug - I'm confused, cranky and highly contagious but not knocked out enough to sleep the day away. Which brings me to my thesis: daytime TV.

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Drew Carey welcomes Wayne Brady to CBS

by Bob Sassone, posted Oct 1st 2009 6:02PM
I guess if there's one good thing about Guiding Light being canceled is that CBS replaced it with a game show. I'm not sure if Let's Make A Deal is the game I would have chosen to remake, but it's better than having another Dr. Phil-ish show on the schedule. Here Price is Right host Drew Carey welcomes LMAD host Wayne Brady to the network. It starts Monday.

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Perfect Showcase bid was a "dark day" on The Price is Right, says Drew Carey

by Joel Keller, posted Sep 24th 2009 2:09PM
Drew Carey on Season 38 of The Price is RightWhen I came upon Drew Carey at CBS's TCA party over the summer, he was tapping away on his iPhone. He was sending a tweet to one of the responders on one of his two Twitter feeds, and was generally having a ball. So I figured he was in a good mood to talk about the show he's most known for these days, The Price Is Right.

It was a season of change for Drew and the show; the prizes got more creative, Drew changed his look, and the show in general did a lot to break out of the mold of the Bob Barker years.

Of course, those changes didn't go unnoticed, as some of the show's more "devoted" fans took to sites like Golden-Road.net to disparage Drew and say the show was going downhill. There was even a minor controversy this past season, as a contestant made a suspiciously on-the-mark Showcase bid, and Drew's reaction to it was less than enthusiastic (for good reason, as he mentions in the interview).

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I hope Drew Carey doesn't want to have kids

by Bob Sassone, posted Jun 1st 2009 9:05AM
Remember how we all used to cringe when a giant contestant would freak out when she or he won a prize on The Price is Right and try to hug, jump on, and/or pick up Bob Barker, and we thought his 80-ish body would break in half or he'd at least get a cracked rib? Looks like he was the wrong host to worry about.

Recently a contestant on the show kneed Drew Carey right in the groin. Not a glancing blow either; this was an "oh my God I can't breathe or talk but I'll try to smile as we go to break" slam.

By the way, the contestant is a former Survivor: Fiji contestant.

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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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New TV on DVD releases this week

by Bob Sassone, posted Sep 22nd 2008 6:02PM
Schoolhouse RockHere are the new TV DVDs, in stores tomorrow.

I think I mentioned a week or two ago that it was good that I didn't have to spend any money on DVDs. Well, it looks like we're getting into a time when they're releasing something every single week that I want. This week it's Game Show Moments Gone Bananas, which looks like a lot of fun.

The first season of This American Life is finally out in general release after the Borders-only version from last year.

  • Alvin & The Chipmunks - Alvin's Thanksgiving Celebration and Holiday Gift Set
  • Ax Men - Season 1
  • Boston Legal - Season 4
  • Brothers & Sisters - Season 2
  • CSI: NY - Season 4
  • Cashmere Mafia - Complete Series
  • Friday The 13th - Season 1
  • Games Show Moments Gone Bananas
  • iCarly - Season 1, Vol. 1
  • Peanuts - Peanuts Holiday Collection
  • Rob & Big - Season 3
  • Samantha Who? - Season 1
  • Schoolhouse Rock - Election Collection
  • This American Life - Season 1
  • Two and a Half Men - Season 4

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Nielsen ratings for the week ending June 1

by Bob Sassone, posted Jun 4th 2008 5:44PM

Lost

Here are the weekly TV ratings, by number of viewers.

Um, OK, I had to do a double take (or maybe a triple) when I saw these ratings for Lost. Number 1 for the week?? I knew it would do better since it was the season finale, but the top spot, up 18 spots from last week? That's pretty cool.

The new edition of Password took the number 3 spot. Meanwhile, the number 18 show really kinda baffles me.

1. Lost (ABC)
2. Two and a Half Men (CBS)
3. Million Dollar Password (CBS)

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