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Craig Ferguson-Hosted Game Show ‘The Hustler’ Lands Series Order At ABC

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ABC has handed a series order to The Hustler, a new mystery-based game showhosted by Craig Ferguson. The series from All3Media-backed Studio Lambert is set to begin production this fall, with an airdate to be announced later.

Based on an original format by British TV and radio host Richard Bacon, each episode follows five contestants as they collaborate to answer a series of trivia questions, with the goal of building a collective prize pot that increases with each correct answer. The catch? One of the five contestants, the Hustler, already knows the answers but must keep their identity a secret in order to have a shot at winning the grand prize. Throughout each episode, two contestants are eliminated anonymously by the Hustler, leaving three remaining contestants – the Hustler and two others – who must collectively decide who they think the Hustler is. If they are right, they share the prize pot.
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Craig Ferguson to Host New ABC Game Show for Scammers, ‘The Hustler’

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Craig Ferguson to Host New ABC Game Show for Scammers, ‘The Hustler’
ABC has tapped former “Late Late Show” host Craig Ferguson to host a new game show called “The Hustler.”

A trivia-based competition, each episode of “The Hustler” will see five contestants work together to answer a series of questions. One of the five contestants, “the Hustler,” will already know all the answers but must keep their identity a secret from the others in order to win the grand prize.

Throughout the episode, the Hustler will secretly eliminate other contestants one by one. If the remaining contestants can correctly guess who among them is the Hustler by the end of the episode, they will split the money. If not, the Hustler will take home the full prize themselves.

The show is set to begin production this fall with an air date to be announced later.

The Hustler” hails from the
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Craig Ferguson Game Show ‘The Hustler’ Gets Picked Up by ABC

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Craig Ferguson Game Show ‘The Hustler’ Gets Picked Up by ABC
Comedian and host Craig Ferguson is returning to the airwaves with a new trivia game show series at ABC, “The Hustler,” in which one player will already secretly know all the answers.

The format involves five contestants working together on a series of trivia questions, with the aim of growing and winning a collective prize pot. Despite knowing the answers, the Hustler must conceal his or her identity in order to have a shot at winning the grand prize. During each episode, the Hustler anonymously eliminates two contestants, leaving three contestants. If the Hustler and the two remaining contestants answer correctly, they share the prize. If the other two are wrong, the Hustler gets to take home the full pot.

“It’s rare and exciting to have a mystery-based game show that employs viewers and contestants to tap into their sleuth skills,” said ABC Entertainment senior VP of alternative series,
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The Hustler: Craig Ferguson-Hosted 'Mystery' Game Show Snags ABC Order

‘Fun and Games’-crazed ABC is expanding its Xl quiz show slate with a new series that will have viewers playing detective.

The network on Monday placed a series order for The Hustler, a half-hour series hosted by Craig Ferguson that stealthily supplies one contestant with all the correct answers before the camera roll. Full logline below:

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Craig Ferguson to Host ABC Game Show

ABC is adding another series to its game show lineup.

The network has given a series order to a show called The Hustler, with Craig Ferguson set to host. The project tweaks the usual game show format by having one player in each game who already knows the answers to trivia questions — but that doesn't necessarily mean they'll walk away with the prize.

Production on The Hustler is set to begin later this fall. A premiere date hasn't been set.

"It’s rare and exciting to have a mystery-based game show that employs viewers and contestants ...
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All-New How to Train Your Dragon Holiday Special Arrives in December

In celebration of the hugely popular DreamWorks Animation film trilogy, an all-new holiday special will air on NBC December 3 at 8:30am Et/Pt. Original Cast Members Jay Baruchel, America Ferrera, Gerard Butler and Craig Ferguson will return for the animated half-hour epic adventure! How to Train Your Dragon Homecoming will take place 10 years after the end of the trilogy and just before the emotional epilogue in How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World!

How to Train Your Dragon Homecoming, a half-hour animated special that brings the beloved characters of DreamWorks Animation's critically acclaimed How to Train Your Dragon film trilogy back together for the holidays, is set to premiere on NBC on Dec. 3, 2019, at 8:30 Pm Et/Pt.

How to Train Your Dragon Homecoming will feature the return of Jay Baruchel as the voice of Hiccup, America Ferrera as Astrid, Gerard Butler as Stoick, Craig Ferguson as Gobber,
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Dr. Drew Pinsky (‘The Masked Singer’) exit interview after Eagle unmasking: ‘There is literally no other experience on earth like this’ [Watch]

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Dr. Drew Pinsky (‘The Masked Singer’) exit interview after Eagle unmasking: ‘There is literally no other experience on earth like this’ [Watch]
During Wednesday’s episode of “The Masked Singer” Season 2, Dr. Drew Pinsky was revealed to be hiding behind the Eagle mask. This talk show host went up against Flower in the initial vote and Penguin in the Smackdown, losing both head-to-head match-ups on Fox’s wild and wacky reality TV show. In his “The Masked Singer” exit interview, Dr. Drew proclaimed, “There is literally no other experience on earth like this.” Watch the video above.

See‘The Masked Singer’ spoilers: Who is the Eagle?

“I have no rock ‘n’ roll fantasy,” Dr. Drew revealed soon after host Nick Cannon removed his Eagle mask. “Well, at least I didn’t think I did. But when I put on the mask, suddenly it emerged. I think this experience has changed me. It challenged me, certainly. It feels like I got a little more range now. I can do things I didn’t know I could do.
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‘Masked Singer': Eagle on Those *So Close* Judge Guesses, How ‘That F—ing Costume’ Altered Plans

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‘Masked Singer': Eagle on Those *So Close* Judge Guesses, How ‘That F—ing Costume’ Altered Plans
(Warning: This post contains major spoilers for Wednesday’s episode of “The Masked Singer.”)

The Masked Singer” fans waved goodbye to The Eagle on Wednesday’s episode of Fox’s whacky celebrity singing competition after the rock ‘n’ roll version of our national bird was eliminated and revealed to the world to be talk-show host, podcaster and addiction medicine specialist Dr. Drew Pinsky.

Pinsky’s Eagle, who initially sang Meatloaf’s “I Would Do Anything for Love (But I Won’t Do That),” was knocked out of the sky by The Flower. Ironically, Eagle was permanently grounded by flightless bird The Penguin, who won the “smackdown” survival round.

Also Read: Ratings: 'Masked Singer' Slips 24% From Last Week, But Fox Still Wins Wednesday

For his second song — his last chance to remain in the competition — Pinsky performed “These Boots Were Made for Walking” by Nancy Sinatra. That one, which Pinsky told
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‘The Masked Singer’ episode 4 recap: Was Eagle, Flower, Fox or Penguin eliminated from Group D? [Updating Live Blog]

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‘The Masked Singer’ episode 4 recap: Was Eagle, Flower, Fox or Penguin eliminated from Group D? [Updating Live Blog]
If you think you’ve already met all of “The Masked Singer” contestants for Season 2, you’re sadly mistaken. Wednesday’s fourth hour introduced America to the last group of costumed characters: Eagle, Flower, Fox and Penguin. These four singers faced off in two separate match-ups, with the winner of each pairing determined by the votes of the in-studio audience and judges Jenny McCarthy, Nicole Scherzinger, Ken Jeong and Robin Thicke. The two lowest vote-getters then duked it out in the Smackdown, with one surviving to another day and the other being unmasked in front of America. So how’d it all play out?

See‘The Masked Singer’ preview photos: 4 final costumed celebrities to appear on October 9 episode

Below, check out our minute-by-minute “The Masked Singer” recap of Season 2, Episode 4, titled “Return of the Masks: Group D,” to find out what happened Wednesday, October 9 at 8/7c. Then be sure to
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James Corden Extends ‘Late Late Show’ Contract Through 2022

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James Corden Extends ‘Late Late Show’ Contract Through 2022
James Corden will stick around on CBS’ “The Late Late Show” for three more years. The late-night host and frequent Tony Awards host signed a new contract through August 2022.

Corden first took over “The Late Late Show” in 2015 from Craig Ferguson who hosted the program from 2005 to 2014. Corden’s tenure has been well received and gained fame for his segments “Carpool Karaoke,” “Crosswalk the Musical,” and “Drop the Mic,” some of which have been turned into their own TV series.

“James Corden has burned his way to the top of American television with a daring, energetic and inventive broadcast that stands out in the late-night space,” said David Nevins, chief creative officer for CBS. “He is a host and performer whose considerable talents shine on every stage, and he has created a cutting-edge comedy factory with shows that have resonated across multiple platforms. James and his shows are a great source of pride to CBS,
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James Corden Extends ‘Late Late Show’ Contract To Continue Hosting CBS Program Through 2022

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After lengthy negotiations, CBS has reached a new agreement with James Corden to continue as host of The Late Late Show through August 2022. The contract renewal, believed to come with a substantial salary increase, comes on the heels of Corden receiving the most Emmy Award nominations of any individual performer this year.

The first deal UK actor Corden signed with CBS was in 2014. He took over as host of Late Late Show, replacing Craig Ferguson, on March 23, 2016. Corden’s current contract is up in August 2020, paying the host a salary is said to be in the $4 million -$5 million range.

The Late Late Show has been a success with Corden at the helm, earning Emmy nominations for outstanding talk-variety show for the past four years.In addition to Corden scoring the most nominations for on-air talent at the 71st Emmy Awards (seven), Late Late Show executive producer Ben Winston leads all individual nominations with eight.
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James Corden Signs 'Late Late Show' Extension at CBS

James Corden Signs 'Late Late Show' Extension at CBS
James Corden and CBS have signed new deal to keep the Late Late Show host at the network for several years to come.

Corden has signed a new contract that will keep him installed as host of the late-night talk show through August 2022. His current contract, signed in 2014 when he was announced as the successor to Craig Ferguson, was set to expire after the 2019-20 season.

"James Corden has burned his way to the top of American television with a daring, energetic and inventive broadcast that stands out in the late night space," David Nevins, chief creative ...
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'I should have died in 1992': Craig Ferguson's comedy comeback

He quit booze and Scotland – and became a chat show sensation in the Us. As he returns to standup on his home turf, we rescue him from selfie-takers on the streets of Glasgow

On the morning we meet, Glasgow seems especially delighted to have Craig Ferguson back in town. From the taxi driver who deposits him at the city centre cafe, to the waitress who reserves our table, to the punter who stops him for a selfie as he’s walking across George Square, there a buzzy warmth and a no-arguments sense of ownership to how Ferguson is received on the street.

The pally familiarity is not surprising: despite basing his career in the Us for the past 25 years, Ferguson’s broad frame and hairily handsome features are pretty recognisable. He did after all spend nine years presenting CBS’s Late Late Show, which at its peak topped the ratings
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James Corden: CBS Chief Hopes To Have Late-Night Host On Network “For A Long, Long Time” – TCA

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At the top of CBSTCA executive session, CBS Entertainment President Kelly Kahl and Senior Evp Thom Sherman touted their late-night lineup of the Late Show with Stephen Colbert and Late Late Show with James Corden and acknowledged Corden for becoming the most nominated performer at the 2019 Primetime Emmy Awards.

As Corden is celebrating the achievement, he also has been in talks with CBS on a new deal as host and executive producer of The Late Late Show; his current contract runs through the upcoming 2019-20 season.

Asked about the status of negotiations, Kahl was cautiously optimistic.

“We are very much hoping to work with James Corden for a long long time,” he said, before dropping a hint that a deal may be close, “Stay tuned.”

The first contract Corden signed with CBS was in 2014 when he arrived from the UK to take over as host of Late Late Show,
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Evelyn Warfel Upped To Ep/Showrunner On ‘Price Is Right’; John Quinn To Run ‘Let’s Make A Deal’

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There’s a change at the helm of Fremantle-produced game shows The Price Is Right and Let’s Make A Deal.

Evelyn Warfel has been elevated to Executive Producer/Showrunner of The Price Is Right, becoming the first woman to hold the position in the history of the series, and John Quinn serving as the new Executive Producer/Showrunner on Let’s Make A Deal. They replace Mike Richards, who exited both shows earlier this year after signing a multi-year overall deal with Sony Pictures Television.

“We are fortunate to have such creative and dedicated talent at the company,” said Jennifer Mullin, CEO, Fremantle. “When looking to fill these roles, we didn’t need to go far. Evelyn and John have been longtime valued members of our team and I can’t wait to see how they will flourish in their new roles.”

Warfel has been with Fremantle for the past 10 years,
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Flashback: John Mayer Plays With Bob Weir for First Time, Giving Rise to Dead & Co.

Flashback: John Mayer Plays With Bob Weir for First Time, Giving Rise to Dead & Co.
The Grateful Dead ceased to exist the minute Jerry Garcia died on August 9th, 1995, but they still had an enormous audience and the remaining members spent the next two decades trying to find ways to keep the music alive on the road. They called themselves everything from the Other Ones to the Dead to Furthur as members of the original band came and went, but the one constant challenge was finding a frontman. Jimmy Herring, Warren Haynes, John Kadlecik, and Trey Anastasio all gave it a shot, but they were all temporary fill-ins.
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Showtime’s Desus & Mero to Host This Year’s TV Critics Association Awards

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Showtime’s Desus & Mero to Host This Year’s TV Critics Association Awards
Desus & Mero are on deckington to host this year’s Television Critics Association Awards. The duo, who launched their new Showtime talk show in February (and expanded it to twice a week earlier this month) will take the stage at the Beverly Hilton Hotel ballroom as the 35th annual TCA Awards takes place on Saturday, Aug. 3.

Real names Daniel Baker (“Desus Nice”) and Joel Martinez (“The Kid Mero”), the “Desus & Mero” hosts will open the TCA Awards before turning it over to TCA members, who will present this year’s honors for best performances and series. TCA members, consisting of journalists and critics from across the United States and Canada, vote for the TCA Awards winners; nominations will be revealed in mid-June.

The TCA Awards are not televised, allowing for a relaxed, informal atmosphere that allows the show’s hosts to play to the audience with plenty of inside-tv business jokes.
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Showtime Comedy Duo Desus and Mero to Host 2019 TCA Awards

Showtime Comedy Duo Desus and Mero to Host 2019 TCA Awards
Showtime comedy duo Desus and Mero will host the 35th annual TCA Awards in August, the Television Critics Association announced on Wednesday.

The 2019 TCA Awards will celebrate the best performances and TV series from the 2018-19 season, as voted on by the Television Critics Associated membership. The event will take place on Saturday, Aug. 3 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California.

Nominees will be announced mid-June.

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Desus & Mero have spent the past decade establishing themselves as fresh, unpredictable forces, as vital in the bodega as in the Beverly Hilton ballroom,” said TCA President Daniel Fienberg. “We are honored to have them on hand, as we commemorate a landmark television season and 35 years of the TCA Awards. I can’t wait to hear how they kick off the show.
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James Corden In Talks With CBS For New ‘Late Late Show’ Deal

James Corden In Talks With CBS For New ‘Late Late Show’ Deal
James Corden is in talks with CBS on a new deal as host and executive producer of The Late Late Show, Deadline has confirmed. This would be Corden’s first re-up.

The first contract Corden signed with CBS was in 2014 when he arrived from the UK to take over as host of Late Late Show, replacing Craig Ferguson. His current deal is set to expire at the end of the 2019-20 broadcast season.

CBS would not comment, as negotiations are underway and a deal has not been reached.

The Late Late Show has been a success with Corden at the helm, earning Emmy nominations for outstanding talk-variety show for the past three years. Ratings-wise, the show clocked an overnight metered-market 1.5 for Thursday’s show following Stephen Colbert’s strong Late Show lead-in, which scored its best Thursday yet (overnight metered-market 3.8), with Colbert hosting the entire cast of The Big Bang Theory
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American Dad Season 16 Episode 3 Review: Stan & Francine & Connie & Ted

Stan and Francine bond with some unexpected parents, much to Steve’s chagrin. Oh, and Rogers goes blind.

This American Dad! review contains spoilers.

American Dad! Season 16 Episode 3

“We’ve never met Barry’s parents, but judging from Barry I think it’s safe to assume they’re—and this has nothing against Barry, we love Barry—monstrously stupid sewer people.”

American Dad!’s 16th season continues its run and it’s fair to say that there are very few relationships or blind spots that the series hasn’t been able to shine a light on by now. Whether out of genuine curiosity or sheer desperation, the show covers most of its bases and it doesn’t feel like much of Langley Falls is a mystery.

“Stan & Francine & Connie & Ted” has such an exciting energy to it because it discovers one area of the series that has gone overlooked and
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