Is anyone watching Love Connection hosted by Andy Cohen (on Fox)??? I am LOVING this show. I'm smiling from the time it starts until they're running the closing credits!!!
And Andy Cohen is the perfect host for this show, and he can be hilarious!!! Like last week's show, (Season 2 Episode 2 Kirstie & Joe) Andy had me laughing sooooo much --- unbelievable.
Another hilarious episode of Love Connection this week ("Armond & Grace"). Boy, Andy has a natural way of interacting with the contestants that is very reminiscent of Steve Harvey. They both just become 'one of the family' and say the things that everybody is thinking, but won't say, themselves.
Every week I'm smiling (or laughing ) (or groaning ) for an hour straight! This show and the new "Match Game" (with Alec Baldwin + tipsy guest celebrities ) just cheer me right up ---- just when I need it most!!!
I liked the original Love Connection better, but I watched the updated version also.
What are people's thoughts on how in season one the daters had the option that if the audience picked someone different than who they had chose, they could still get the $10,000 if they went on a date with that person? I had heard that some of the viewers thought it was kind of shady, so the show got rid of it for season 2.
I'd also like it if they had more older daters on the show, instead of most being from the same age bracket.
Fox said tonight that it has shifted the premiere dates for Season 7 of MasterChef Junior and the series bow of reality competition series Mental Samurai for a second time in two weeks.
The cooking competition now will return with a two-hour special starting at 8 p.m. March 12 — a week later than was announced after it was uprooted from its original date by the rescheduled State of the Union Address. Meanwhile, Fox’s “obstacle course for the mind,” Mental Samurai, will make its debut on at 9 p.m. March 19, following a new episode of MasterChef Junior. The Rob Lowe-hosted series also had been set for March 5. Both unscripted series original were set to premiere on February 26.
Networks are having to juggle their schedules following the rescheduling of the State of the Union address, originally set for January 29, and now set for February 5 due to the partial government shutdown, which threw it all into disarray.
Billed as an “obstacle course for the mind,” Mental Samurai is said to push every aspect of human intelligence and mental agility. The series sees contestants battle the boundaries of their minds to answer questions accurately with speed and precision. Not only does the course test their acumen in categories of knowledge, memory, puzzles and sequencing, but players also will have to contend with being physically transported around the set at high speeds in a specially designed capsule capable of rotating 360 degrees. People from all walks of life will compete, and underdogs will triumph, in the game that anyone can play and almost no one can win.
Mental Samurai produced by A. Smith & Co. Productions (Hell’s Kitchen, The Titan Games), Warner Horizon Unscripted & Alternative Television and Apploff Entertainment. Arthur Smith, Toby Gorman, Jeff Apploff and Noah Bonnett serve as executive producers.
ABC announced their whole Summer of Fun schedule, which takes up all of Sunday and Wednesday nights starting in June:
The newest year of ABC’s Summer Fun & Games lineup is almost here and game show fans have plenty to be excited about. In addition to the returning slate of shows, ABC has announced three new games (Card Sharks, Press Your Luck, and Holey Moley) which any type of game show fan should enjoy. ABC has released the debut dates for the summer games; If you’re looking for your summer plans, check out the schedule below. What are you looking forward to most?
Debuting Sunday, June 9th:
Celebrity Family Feud (8PM ET) (5th season) The $100,000 Pyramid (9PM ET) (4th season) To Tell The Truth (10PM ET) (4th season)
Debuting Wednesday, June 12th:
Press Your Luck (8PM ET) (Series debut) Card Sharks (9PM ET) (Series debut) Match Game (10PM ET) (4th season return)
I wasn't sure if almost primetime is ok here, but I hope 7:30 is close enough.
There's a new Jeopardy player who is breaking the bank. He has already beat the one day winnings total by over $30,000. He's a mathematician and a professional sports gambler in Las Vegas, so he's obviously not adverse to making big wagers. He's pretty darn smart too.
James Holzhauer got 40 out of 40 questions right Wed, plus the bonus question. He already holds the top four highest daily wins and is second only to Ken Jennings in regular season winnings at record breaking speed. Wow!
It has to be a distraction to make daily double wagers based on significant dates or decide what message he will write on the final jeopardy question. Obviously not too distracting.
He is winning so much more on average on a daily basis than the show has seen before, I wonder how long the operating budget can carry him. The main record left to break is Jennings' 74 wins. Holzhauer x 75 is a BIG number!
Alex isn't mincing words about the chance each evening's new contestants have against him. Last night he pondered what it must feel like to go up against a buzzsaw.
Has anyone tried the online Jeopardy! test? The first step in applying to be on? No real tests at the moment but there is a practice test. I only scored 10 out of 30. I thought I was much better than that in my livingroom! LOL
I took the online practice test a couple of months ago when they were letting people apply and test. The trouble was that I was usually working while taking it, and I couldn't finish the test without being interrupted so I never got to apply. I probably got about 18-19 right on the practice test. Having to type under pressure makes it even harder
Only $138,118 to beat Ken Jenning's regular game winnings of $2,520,700, in half the time.
When does Alec run out of things to ask James about himself? They deferred that discussion last evening, LOL.
His strategy is very clear. I'm surprised so few players are pursuing it, as the only way to beat him (grab the Daily Doubles and gamble it all).
I never watched Ken. James is so casual. "You know what to do, Alec."
I watched the Saturday rerun show last weekend, which goes back to episodes before James started his run. Watching it made me realize that his style has made a lot of the other contestants change from the "normal" way of playing the game. I was bored watching an old show by how infrequently people made a bet a true daily double. It made me realize that James really has forced others to change how they play. They may not be as obvious in it as he is, but I think there are more people tempted to making a full bet for a daily double. It works to his advantage, because he gets the answer right a lot more frequently than others- so he's not just adding up the money he's got, but they keep falling into the hole more often. The other thing that I think James does incredibly well is to not buzz in if he's not confident he knows the answer. He loses VERY little money on wrong answers. Some of that is because he knows a lot, but a huge part is that he's smart enough to know what he does not know. But I do think that he's forcing other players to take risks they would not take against a different competitor.
I felt sorry for the guy on Wed game who held his buzzer high and clicked it like there was no tomorrow. I have seen others do that and, really, it doesn't help all that much. Plus holding it up in line of sight is a distraction for the audience...not good.
The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity. Dorothy Parker, (attributed) Established 2005 28,473
Here's an update on upcoming summer game show premieres:
Celebrity Family Feud, The $100,000 Pyramid & To Tell the Truth (ABC) all start on Sunday June 9th. Press Your Luck with Elizabeth Banks, Card Sharks with Joel McHale, and Match Game (ABC) all start on Wednesday June 12th.
(*I think I read that there will be a preview of Card Sharks during the Bachelorette episode on Monday June 10th)
A new season of Deal Or No Deal begins on CNBC, also on Wednesday June 12th.
A new season of The Wall with Chris Hardwick (NBC) starts Thursday June 20th.
Hollywood Game Night (NBC) starts a new season on Thursday July 11th.