Tag Archives: game shows

  • ‘The Masked Singer': Korean Hit Comes to the US (Trailer)

    ‘The Masked Singer': Korean Hit Comes to the US (Trailer)

    I sometimes miss the late 90s/early 2000s era for Fox, when they would air a bunch of the craziest stuff possible on network TV. I’m talking about Glutton Bowl. I’m talking about … well, Glutton Bowl. But The Masked Singer sort of reminds me of that era, and that’s enough for me to be somewhat interested. The Masked Singer is […]

  • ‘Spin the Wheel': Justin Timberlake Creates Game Show

    ‘Spin the Wheel': Justin Timberlake Creates Game Show

    It’s somehow a comfort to me to know that when your pop megastar cache runs out, you can always turn to creating game shows. That’s what Justin Timberlake has done, and his brainstorm has led to the somewhat unimaginatively titled Spin the Wheel to get the green light from Fox. As Rob Wade, president of alternative entertainment […]

  • ‘Jeopardy! PlayShow': Play Along with Real ‘Jeopardy!’ Eps

    ‘Jeopardy! PlayShow': Play Along with Real ‘Jeopardy!’ Eps

    One of the many reasons Jeopardy! is the best game show of all time is that it’s exceedingly rewarding to play along at home. Still, an app on Amazon Fire TV makes playing along with real episodes of the game even more satisfying, and it’s called Jeopardy! PlayShow.  You’ll forgive me for not being too quick on the […]

  • ‘Starcade': Classic Video Game Game Show Streaming on Twitch

    ‘Starcade': Classic Video Game Game Show Streaming on Twitch

    Starcade (not to be confused with WCW Starrcade) is enshrined in television history as the first game show ever to incorporate video games into its structure, paving the way for such future game shows as – well, Nick Arcade is the most important one, so let’s just leave it at that. Now, for some reason, […]

  • ‘The American Ninja Warrior Workout’ From Cool Material

    ‘The American Ninja Warrior Workout’ From Cool Material

    I was at a bar a couple weeks ago and that show American Ninja Warrior was on one of the TVs. For some reason, I couldn’t look away, maybe because I was a big fan of shows like GUTS and American Gladiators as a kid, or maybe it was just the intangible power of the […]

  • ‘Legends of the Hidden Temple’ Coming Back as TV Movie

    ‘Legends of the Hidden Temple’ Coming Back as TV Movie

    Conventional wisdom would suggest that a popular game show like Nickelodeon‘s Legends of the Hidden Temple would be ripe for a reboot, especially in today’s 90s-obsessed culture. And it is coming back, but not as a game show. Variety reports that it’s returning as a TV movie instead. Not much is known about the Legends of […]

  • Alex Trebek Raps ‘Fresh Prince’ Theme on ‘Jeopardy’ (Video)

    Alex Trebek Raps ‘Fresh Prince’ Theme on ‘Jeopardy’ (Video)

    There are two raps that every middle-aged white person knows the words to: “99 Problems” and the theme song to The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. And since we’re unlikely to see Alex Trebek reciting Jay Z’s “I’m like fuck critics you can kiss my whole asshole” on Jeopardy any time soon, we’re going to have […]

  • Brazilian Game Show Includes Sexy Game of ‘Twister’ (Video)

    Brazilian Game Show Includes Sexy Game of ‘Twister’ (Video)

    Man, it looks like at some point Brazil leaped way ahead of the rest of the world in a very important field: Game shows. I’m basing this opinion not on many years worth of researching TV game shows, but on a three and a half minute clip of two sexy Brazilian women playing Twister on […]

  • ‘The Price Is Right’ Wheelchair-Bound Contestant Gets Awkward Prize (Video)

    ‘The Price Is Right’ Wheelchair-Bound Contestant Gets Awkward Prize (Video)

    If you thought cringe-comedy died along with Curb Your Enthusiasm, you must not be a regular viewer of The Price Is Right. That’s because a contestant on today’s episode, who happened to be in a wheelchair, was given a pretty uncomfortable prize in view of that fact: A treadmill. In a scenario that must have materialized directly from […]

  • ‘The Price Is Right’ Model Accidentally Gives Away Car (Video)

    ‘The Price Is Right’ Model Accidentally Gives Away Car (Video)

    It doesn’t get much credit for this, but The Price Is Right has to be one of the most complex game shows out there. There are so many different mini-games within the overarching game show format, that I’ve often wondered how the models on the show are able to keep the rules straight. And a clip […]