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Card Sharks, Celebrity Family Feud, Match Game: ABC Renews Seven Game Shows for Summer 2020

The games play on. ABC has renewed its slate of game shows for Summer 2020. As previously announced, Holey Moley will return for a second season. The $100,000 Pyramid (season five), Card Sharks (season two), Celebrity Family Feud (season six), Match Game (season five), Press Your Luck (season two), and To Tell the Truth (season five) have now also been renewed.

Here's the ABC press release:

ABC Renews ‘Summer Fun & Games’ for 2020

More Prizes, More Laughs, More Fun! ABC Picks Up New Seasons Of Hit ‘Summer Fun & Games’ Shows ‘The $100,000 Pyramid,’ ‘Card Sharks,’ ‘Celebrity Family Feud,’ ‘Match Game,’ ‘Press Your Luck’ And ‘To Tell The Truth

Shows Join Previously Announced Sophomore Season of ‘Holey Moley

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ABC Renews Summer Game Shows Including ‘$100,000 Pyramid’, ‘Celebrity Family Feud’, ‘Match Game’, More

  • Deadline
ABC has renewed its summer game shows The $100,000 Pyramid, Match Game and To Tell the Truth for their fifth seasons, Card Sharks and Press Your Luck for their second seasons and Celebrity Family Feud for a sixth season. They join previously announced Holey Moley, which is returning for a second season.

All the shows are part of ABC’s Summer Fun & Games lineup, which helped propel the network to the No. 1 network of the summer among Adults 18-49 (1.0/5 – tie with NBC), marking the first time the Net ranked No. 1 during the summer in 24 years. In addition, ABC finished as the summer’s No. 1 network with Adults 18-34 and among key female demos (W18-34/W18-49).

“Summer has become synonymous with ABC’s ‘Fun & Games’ brand,” said Rob Mills, senior vice president, Alternative Series, Specials and Late Night, ABC Entertainment. “To have these shows return is a testament to their strength,
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ABC Renews Full Summer Game Show Slate, Including ‘Pyramid,’ ‘Match Game,’ ‘Family Feud’

  • Variety
The weather outside may be frightful, but ABC is already planning another summer of fun and games. The network announced Wednesday that its primetime gamers “The $100,000 Pyramid,” “Card Sharks,” “Celebrity Family Feud,” “Match Game,” “Press Your Luck” and “To Tell the Truth” have all been renewed for another season, joining the previously announced second season pickup of “Holey Moley.”

All six shows are part of ABC’s “Summer Fun & Games” programming strategy. This past summer, ABC was No. 1 with adults 18-49 — which marked the first time it had led the summer months since 1995. ABC said it was also No. 1 with adults 18-34, and claimed nine of the summer’s top 20 entertainment series in 18-49, led by “The Bachelorette.”

Summer has become synonymous with ABC’s ‘Fun & Games’ brand,” said ABC Entertainment’s Rob Mills, senior vice president of alternative series, specials and late night. “To have these shows return is a testament to their strength,
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Card Sharks, Press Your Luck Renewed With Other ABC 'Fun & Games' Shows

There will be tons more “Summer Fun & Games” now that ABC has renewed Card Sharks, Press Your Luck, Match Game and the rest of its summertime game show slate.

Other renewed “Fun & Games” series include To Tell the Truth and $100,000 Pyramid (which like Match Game will enter Season 5), Celebrity Family Feud (for Season 6) and the previously announced second course of Holey Moley.

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Of the above lot, Celeb Family Feud rated highest this
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ABC Renews All 6 of Its Retro Game Shows

ABC is not letting its "Summer Fun and Games" end anytime soon.

The network has renewed all six of its retro game shows for new seasons in 2020. The rookies Press Your Luck and Card Sharks will return for their second seasons, Celebrity Family Feud for its sixth and The $100,000 Pyramid, Match Game and To Tell the Truth for their fifth.

ABC's Wednesday and Sunday game show blocks put up solid ratings during summer. The network finished first or second among adults 18-49 each week the Press Your Luck-Card Sharks-Match Game lineup aired, and the Sunday shows have combined to lead their ...
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Quibi Greenlights Comedy Game Show ‘Nice One!’ With Ron Funches

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Quibi Greenlights Comedy Game Show ‘Nice One!’ With Ron Funches
Exclusive: Quibi has greenlighted Nice One! a new comedy game show hosted by stand-up comedian, actor and writer Ron Funches. The competition features comedians attempting to cleverly out-compliment one another in a showdown of sweetness and consideration.

“I’m excited to bring the type of positive, optimistic and sharp humor I enjoy to Quibi,” said Funches. “In today’s world I think it’s important that we choose to look at the positives in life. That’s what I’m about and that’s what Nice One! is about.”

The series is executive produced by Tom Brunelle and Brad Wollack of Free 90 Media, Evi Regev, Melanie Truhett and Funches. Nice One! is in production.

Funches has lent his voice to a variety of animated series and films including Bob’s Burgers, Adventure Time and Trolls. His acting credits include The Goldbergs, Black-ish, New Girl, Transparent, Powerless, Undateable and the feature Get Hard,
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Adam Scott Talks Eating Ghost Peppers On A Treadmill In ABC Gameshow ‘Don’t’ As Banijay Preps Global Remakes – Mipcom

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Adam Scott Talks Eating Ghost Peppers On A Treadmill In ABC Gameshow ‘Don’t’ As Banijay Preps Global Remakes – Mipcom
Adam Scott has gone from sardonic sitcom star in Parks and Recreation to broken-hearted husband in Big Little Lies but his latest challenge is hosting ABC gameshow Don’t – a world that includes eating ghost peppers on a treadmill under a blazing heat lamp.

Scott has lifted the lid on the format, which is exec produced by Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds, ahead of Mipcom, where Banijay Rights, the international arm of producer Banijay Studios North America is looking to close international format deals.

In the show, contestants have the opportunity to team with their family and friends for the chance to win a cash prize of up to $100,000 by tackling tasks each with the simple rule of “Don’t.” In each episode of the comedic physical game show, members of the four-person team will strive to accomplish various challenges — such as “Don’t laugh,” “Don’t blink” or “Don’t
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America Needs to Bring Back the TV Panel Show

One of America’s biggest radio shows is the long-running NPR news quiz “Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me,” the Peter Sagal-hosted fixture with a nationwide listenership across radio, streaming, and podcast. Guest panelists riff on the week’s news stories, be they headlines that were plastered across newspapers the world over or ones relegated to the “news of the weird” corner.

Despite that show’s continued success, it’s been decades since a TV panel show in the U.S. reached that same level of quality, viewership, or place in the public consciousness. Even if you’re not a regular listener, “Wait, Wait” still exists as a shortcut — along with “This American Life” — to a certain kind of public radio programming and the listenership that keeps it afloat.

There’s still room for charismatic, inquisitive comic personalities to help build something that exists outside of any promotional cycle,
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Comedian Rip Taylor Dead at 84

Comedian Rip Taylor Dead at 84
Comedian Rip Taylor, whose myriad TV credits include dozens of appearances on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson and The Mike Douglas Show, died on Sunday at the age of 84.

Taylor was the self-proclaimed “King of Confetti.” He was known for dousing his audience with colorful streamers at all of his performances.

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He racked up over 2,000 (!) small-screen credits over a career that spanned six decades.
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Rip Taylor Dies: Hollywood Icon Of Comedy And Camp Was 84

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Rip Taylor Dies: Hollywood Icon Of Comedy And Camp Was 84
Stand-up comedian and flamboyant star of film and TV Rip Taylor died Sunday in Beverly Hills, Deadline has learned. He was 84.

Known for his confetti-clad campy comedy, Taylor was born Charles Elmer Taylor in Washington D.C. on January 13, 1935. His comedy career started when he joined the U.S. Army and started to perform stand-up in clubs around the world where he developed a signature bit where he would cry and beg for the audience to laugh.

Taylor would go on to become known as “The Prince or Pandemonium”, “”The Master of Mayhem”, “The Crying Comedian” and “The King of Camp and Confetti”. He appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show nearly 20 times as well as The Jackie Gleason Show. On TV, he appeared on The Monkees and lent his voice to animated series including The Addams Family as Uncle Fester and Here Comes the Grump in the ’70s. He continued to
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Rip Taylor, Colorful Confetti-Throwing Comedian, Dies at 84

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Rip Taylor, Colorful Confetti-Throwing Comedian, Dies at 84
Rip Taylor, the flamboyant confetti-throwing comedian who was the host of “The $1.98 Beauty Show,” died at his Beverly Hills home on Sunday at the age of 84, according to his publicist.

Taylor was known for his over-the-top comic delivery and his penchant for excitedly throwing confetti to celebrate a game show contestant’s victory, something he regularly did during his appearances on “Match Game,” “Hollywood Squares,” “Super Password” and “The Gong Show.” Prior to his appearances on game shows and late night shows like “The Tonight Show,” Taylor served as an opening act for stars like Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr. and Judy Garland.

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But it was his appearance “The Gong Show” that earned him his biggest claim to fame. Impressed by his jokes as a judge, the show’s host and creator Chuck Barris offered Taylor a job as host of “The $1.98 Beauty Show.
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One Life To Live Actress Phyllis Newman Dead at 86

Veteran actress and singer Phyllis Newman has passed away at the age of 86. Although best known for her work on the Broadway stage, soap fans will remember her for originating the role of Renée Buchanan on One Life To Live. Newman made her daytime debut back in 1987 when Renée came to Llanview and ran into ex-lover Asa Buchanan, rekindling old sparks. However, her run didn't last long, and she was recast later in the year with Patricia Elliot, who continued playing the character for decades. Newman with fellow Broadway star Elaine Stritch at the Rainbow Room in NYC back in 1989. Back in 1962, Newman took home a Tony Award for best featured actress in a musical for her performance in Subways Are for Sleeping, notably beating out another rising young star named Barbara Streisand. The Broadway star hit the stage in many other productions over the years, including The Apple Tree,
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Leslie Jones To Host ‘Supermarket Sweep’ Reboot For Fremantle With Multiple Networks Pursuing

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Leslie Jones To Host ‘Supermarket Sweep’ Reboot For Fremantle With Multiple Networks Pursuing
Exclusive: As we reported earlier today, Saturday Night Live standout Leslie Jones is leaving NBC’s late-night sketch comedy program after five seasons to pursue a slew of film and TV projects. Deadline can reveal that one of these projects is Supermarket Sweep, a reboot of the classic TV game show that Jones will be hosting and executive producing. I hear the revival, from Fremantle, has been generating a lot of interest, with multiple networks bidding on it, both traditional broadcasters and streamers. I hear the list includes ABC, NBC, Fox and Netflix.

ABC has a potent lineup of classic game show revivals where Supermarket Sweep with actress-comedian Jones would fit in nicely, including Match Game, hosted by fellow SNL-er Alec Baldwin, and a couple hosted by actor-comedians, including Celebrity Family Feud with Steve Harvey and To Tell the Truthsoon hosted by Anthony Anderson. Jones will appear on ABC’s revival of The $100,000 Pyramid,
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Toby Gorman Named President Of Universal Television Alternative Studio

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Veteran producer and executive Toby Gorman has been named President of Universal Television Alternative Studio. Gorman, who most recently served as interim CEO of Magical Elves as well as President of Entertainment at A. Smith & Co Productions, fills the position left open when Meredith Ahr was promoted last fall to President of NBC Entertainment’s Alternative and Reality Group. Reporting into Ahr, Gorman will oversee key studio operations, including development, domestic sales strategy and creative affairs. In addition, he will collaborate closely across all areas of production, casting, business affairs and international commercial development for the studio.

“We have an incredibly ambitious growth plan for Universal Television Alternative Studio, and Toby is exactly who we want at the helm during this defining time,” said Ahr. “I have witnessed him in many roles over the years, and time and again he has proven to be a precise developer, a creative producer,
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Toby Gorman to Head Universal Television Alternative Studio

  • Variety
Universal Television Alternative Studio has named producer and executive Toby Gorman as its new president, overseeing development, domestic sales strategy and creative affairs at the unscripted and alternative-formats studio.

Most recently the interim CEO of Magical Elves, Gorman succeeds Meredith Ahr, who last fall was upped to president of NBC Entertainment’s alternative and reality group. Gorman, who will report to Ahr, will also work closely with production, casting, business affairs and international commercial development for the Universal TV Alternative Studio.

Founded in 2016, the young studio — which creates, develops and produces unscripted and alternative-format original series — is just entering its third year of existence, and is responsible for competition series such as “Songland” and “Bring the Funny,” as well as LeBron James-produced game show “The Wall” and Jane Lynch-hosted “Hollywood Game Night.”

“We have an incredibly ambitious growth plan for Universal Television Alternative Studio, and Toby is exactly
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Joel McHale: From Game-Show Addict To Game-Show Host

ABC’s Wednesday nights have been all fun and games this summer, with Press Your Luck, Card Sharks, and Match Game back to back. It’s a throwback to a bygone era, when you could sit on the couch and watch game shows for hours. And that’s exactly what Joel McHale — who’s now hosting Card Sharks [...]

The post Joel McHale: From Game-Show Addict To Game-Show Host appeared first on Hollywood Outbreak.
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Evelyn Warfel Named First Ever Woman Showrunner on ‘The Price Is Right’

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Evelyn Warfel Named First Ever Woman Showrunner on ‘The Price Is Right’
New showrunners for both “The Price Is Right” and “Let’s Make a Deal” were appointed by Fremantle on Monday.

Evelyn Warfel has been promoted to executive producer and showrunner on “The Price Is Right,” the first woman to hold the position in the show’s 63-year history. She has been with Fremantle for a decade, most recently as co-ep on the Drew Carey-hosted game show.

On “Let’s Make a Deal,” John Quinn, executive producer of the “Match Game” and “Press Your Luck” revivals at ABC, has been tapped to serve as the new Ep and showrunner.

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“We are fortunate to have such creative and dedicated talent at the company,” Fremantle CEO Jennifer Mullin said in a statement. “When looking to fill these roles, we didn’t need to go far. Evelyn and
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Evelyn Warfel Promoted to Showrunner on ‘Price Is Right,’ John Quinn to Run ‘Let’s Make a Deal’ (Exclusive)

  • Variety
Fremantle has promoted Evelyn Warfel to the role of executive producer and showrunner of “The Price Is Right” and John Quinn to the role of showrunner and executive producer for “Let’s Make a Deal,” Variety has learned exclusively.

News of the promotions comes after Mike Richards, the longtime executive producer on both shows, stepped down in June to take on an overall deal with Sony Pictures Television.

“We are fortunate to have such creative and dedicated talent at the company,” said Jennifer Mullin, CEO of 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 will be the first woman to hold the position of executive producer/showrunner in the history of “The Price Is Right,” having most
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Democratic Debate Night 1 Gets 15.3M Viewers Across NBC, MSNBC & Telemundo; 9M Watch Via Streaming – Update

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Updated with total viewership numbers: Most of the contenders pulling in big poll numbers take the stage in Miami later today for Night 2 of the Democratic debates on NBC, but Night 1 has set a pretty high bar for Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, Kamala Harris and the rest to reach. That bar, however, is well below what both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump drew in the early stages of the 2016 Presidential election.

When NBC, MSNBC and Telemndo are all added up, Nielsen has the showdown last night pulling in 15.3 million viewers.

As we detailed earlier today and now have further confirmed, the total viewing numbers for last night’s warm-up debate of sorts are far behind the audience of 24 million that the first Gop debate pulled in in August 2015 on Fox News. Last night is also down 4.3% from what the five-0person first Democratic debate snagged in October 2015 on CNN.

We
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Ratings: Democratic Debate Dominates Wednesday With 15.3 Million Viewers

NBC’s coverage of Night 1 of the 2020 presidential election’s first Democratic debate averaged 7.4 million total viewers and a 1.6 demo rating, dominating Wednesday in both measures.

Update: With viewership via MSNBC and Telemundo now folded in, the grand total is 15.3 million — just shy of the 2016 election’s first Democratic debate, which featured featuring Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, Martin O’Malley, Jim Webb and Lincoln Chafee, and amassed 15.8 million. But you can add onto this year’s total more than 9 million viewers who live streamed the debate.

In a TVLine poll, Elizabeth Warren, Julian Castro and Cory Booker most impressed during the two-hour face-off.
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