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Ratings: ‘Card Sharks’ Debuts Ok vs Stanley Cup Game 7, Fox’s ‘First Responders’ Does Not

The Stanley Cup just had to go seven games, didn’t it? ABC, CBS and Fox are lamenting the competitiveness of the NHL championship series on NBC this morning, as their own TV ratings certainly suffered as a result.

That said, ABC’s debut of “Card Sharks” and its time-period premiere for “Press Your Luck” still fared pretty well. The season premiere of “Match Game” at 10 was also Ok. We can’t say the same for the series premiere of Fox’s “First Responders Live.”

Due to the nature of live sports, the below fast-national numbers for NBC are subject to significant adjustment. For a better idea of just how good the game did, click here.

Also Read: Historic St Louis Blues Stanley Cup Win Scores Highest NHL Overnight Rating Ever

NBC was first in ratings with a 2.5 rating/13 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and in total viewers with an average of 8.2 million,
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Card Sharks: Season One Viewer Votes

Have viewers been dealt a good deal during the first season of the Card Sharks TV show on ABC? As we all know, the Nielsen ratings typically play a big role in determining whether a TV show like Card Sharks is cancelled or renewed for season two. Unfortunately, most of us do not live in Nielsen households. Because many viewers feel frustration when their viewing habits and opinions aren't considered, we'd like to offer you the chance to rate all of the Card Sharks season two episodes here.

A ABC game show from executive producers Scott St. John, Jack Martin, and Jennifer Mullin, Card Sharks is hosted by Joel McHale. Based on the card game Acey Deucey, on the series two players face off, each hoping to eliminate the other, with the goal of claiming a $10,000 cash prize and a
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Alec Baldwin Weighs In on Game Show Revival Craze — And How Voters Can Do What His Trump Impression Cannot

It is, more than ever, “game on” for ABC this Wednesday night, as the newly launched Press Your Luck revival leads into a new hand of Card Sharks and then the summertime run of Match Game (airing at 10/9c).

What’s behind this game show revival craze, aside from a need to help people recover from Daenerys Targaryen’s reign of terror? And does Match Game‘s host ever have private thoughts about the more, um, eclectic contestants? TVLine spoke with Alec Baldwin about those topics and others, including 30 Rock‘s psychic powers, why the [Blank] his own wife is doing Match Game,
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Summer TV Preview: The Dark Crystal, Euphoria, BH90210, The Hills and 12 Other New Series That Excite Us

Summer TV Preview: The Dark Crystal, Euphoria, BH90210, The Hills and 12 Other New Series That Excite Us
Another television season is officially in the books, with dozens of September-to-May series off the air until cooler weather returns.

But TV’s summer hiatus ain’t the dead zone it used to be. On the contrary, the months of June, July and August now boast plenty of their own quality programming — and we don’t just mean returning favorites like Pose, Big Little Lies and The Handmaid’s Tale.

Rather, we’d like to recommend 16 new series, both scripted and unscripted, that can fill your DVR in the weeks ahead. Among the summer fare we’re looking forward to
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ITV Reboots ‘The Price Is Right’, ‘Strike It Rich’ & ‘Play Your Cards Right’ In Alan Carr-Hosted ‘Epic Gameshow’

A trio of American gameshows including The Price Is Right, Strike It Lucky and Play Your Cards Right are being rebooted by ITV in a seven-part series hosted by Alan Carr.

The British commercial broadcaster has ordered Alan Carr’s Epic Gameshow, which will see the classic gameshows supersized and brought together. Classic British formats Take Your Pick and darts-based Bullseye are also part of the series.

The show, which is produced by Fremantle-owned Talkback, will see contestants hoping to win either big-cash rewards or prizes with each format climaxing with an all new end game.

The Price Is Right first aired on NBC and was hosted by Bill Cullen with contestants competing to win cash and prizes by guessing the pricing of household items; Strike It Lucky is based on U.S. syndicated gameshow Strike It Rich and sees contestants answering trivia questions to move up an archway; Play
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Joel McHale To Host SAG-aftra Foundation's 10th Annual La Golf Classic

Actor, comedian and TV host Joel McHale is stepping up to host the SAG-AFTRA Foundation's 10th Annual L.A. Golf Classic on Monday, June 10 at a private golf club in Burbank, CA.

Joel McHale To Host SAG-aftra Foundation 10th Annual L.A. Golf Classic

The annual charity tournament benefits the Foundation’s Catastrophic Health Fund and Emergency Assistance Program for SAG-aftra performing artists facing life-threatening illness and severe economic hardship. McHale stars in the upcoming Stargirl and Psych: The Movie 2. He is currently touring the country with his stand-up act, and will host the revival game show Card Sharks, slated to air this summer on the ABC Television Network.

“I, Joel McHale, am thrilled to be hosting the SAG-aftra Foundation Golf Tournament. I’m honored to be part of a foundation that takes true care of my fellow actors and performers. This foundation helps those who are sick
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Elizabeth Banks To Host ABC’s ‘Press Your Luck’ Revival

Elizabeth Banks To Host ABC’s ‘Press Your Luck’ Revival
Elizabeth Banks has been set to host Press Your Luck, the latest ABC game show revival that is set to premiere next month. The network in March ordered Press Your Luck and another revival, Card Sharks, both produced by Fremantle. Joel McHale has already been set to host Card Sharks.

The newcomers will will debut back-to-back Wednesday, June 12 at 8 Pm (Press Your Luck) and 9 Pm (Card Sharks).

Created by Bill Carruthers and Jan McCormack, the original Press Your Luck premiered on CBS on September 19, 1983, and ended on September 26, 1986, with Peter Tomarken as the show’s host, Rod Roddy as the primary announcer, and pesky Whammys were the stars. The show was a retooling of the earlier Carruthers production Second Chance, which was hosted by Jim Peck and aired on ABC in 1977.

“Elizabeth Banks is exactly the type of woman we want on ABC – she’s a big star who’s smart,
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Elizabeth Banks to Host ABC’s ‘Press Your Luck’ Reboot

Elizabeth Banks to Host ABC’s ‘Press Your Luck’ Reboot
ABC has tapped “Pitch Perfect’s” Elizabeth Banks to host its new iteration of the classic game show “Press Your Luck.”

Described as a “game of wits, strategy and even higher stakes,” the rebooted “Press Your Luck” is set to debut on the network on Wednesday, June 12 alongside an updated version of the game show “Card Sharks,” which is hosted by Joel McHale.

“Elizabeth Banks is exactly the type of woman we want on ABC – she’s a big star who’s smart, strong and funny,” ABC Entertainment president Karey Burke said in a statement. “She has everything we need as the host of ‘Press Your Luck,’ one of our signature summer game shows. If anyone can ride herd on the Whammy, it’s Elizabeth!”

Also Read: Summer TV 2019: Complete List of Premiere Dates for New and Returning Broadcast Shows (Updating)

“Press Your Luck” is executive produced by Jennifer Mullin,
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Celebrity Family Feud, Press Your Luck, Holey Moley: Game Shows Coming to ABC for Summer 2019

ABC has a lot in store for this summer. The network just announced the premiere dates for several TV shows, including Holey Moley, Celebrity Family Feud, To Tell the Truth, Press Your Luck, and more.

Other summer debuts include season 15 of The Bachelorette (May 13th at 8 p.m. Et/Pt), the series premiere of Card Sharks (June 12th at 9 p.m. Et/Pt), and season four of The $100,000 Pyramid (June 9th at 9 p.m. Et/Pt).

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TV News Roundup: ABC Sets ‘Bachelorette’ and ‘Bachelor in Paradise’ Premiere Dates

  • Variety
In today’s roundup, ABC announces premiere dates for “The Bachelorette” and “Bachelor in Paradise,” and “When Calls the Heart” returns following Lori Loughlin’s departure.

Dates

Lucifer” will make its Season 4 debut on Netflix on May 8. In the newest season of the cult-favorite drama, Lucifer (Tom Ellis) has to deal with the return of the original sinner, Eve (Inbar Lavi), as she may be looking for revenge for being tempted out of Eden years ago.

Wanda Sykes: Not Normal,” the new stand-up special from the 30-year comedy veteran, will launch on Netflix on May 21. Sykes will offer a sharp-witted critique on the current political and cultural climate in her first one-hour Netflix comedy special.

ABC will air a two-hour crossover between “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Station 19” on May 2 at 8 p.m. Et. The two episodes will see a beloved Station 19 member land at Grey Sloan after a deadly fire,
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ABC Summer Dates: The Bachelorette, Poppy Montgomery's Reef Break, Three 'Fun & Games' Nights and More

ABC is the latest network to unveil its Summer game plan — and it’s a literal game plan. In addition to the June return of warm weather staples of Celebrity Family Feud, The $100,000 Pyramid, To Tell the Truth and Match Game, the network has set launch dates (also in June) for its revivals of Press Your Luck and Card Sharks (the latter hosted by Joel McHale), as well as new miniature golf-themed game show Holey Moley and the cooking competition entry Family Food Fight.

All told, nearly half of ABC’s summer schedule — Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday nights — will consist of game shows.
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Card Sharks: Joel McHale to Host Summer Game Show Revival on ABC

As previously reported, ABC is reviving the Card Sharks game show for Summer 2019. The series' host will also be familiar to TV viewers -- comic actor Joel McHale. In addition to acting on sitcoms like Community and The Great Indoors, he's hosted or co-hosted programs like The Soup, The People's Choice Awards, Live! with Kelly, and The Joel McHale Show with Joel McHale.

Here's the press announcement from the alphabet network:

ABC Stacks The Deck With Joel McHale As Host Of 'Card Sharks,' Premiering This Summer On ABC

ABC Entertainment and Fremantle announced today that actor and comedian Joel McHale is set to host "Card Sharks," the suspenseful game where a fortune can be won on the turn of a single playing card! The show is slated to air this summer on The ABC Television
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Joel McHale to Host ABC’s ‘Card Sharks’ Game Show

  • Variety
ABC Entertainment and Fremantle announced Monday that actor and comedian Joel McHale will host “Card Sharks,” a suspenseful game where players can win a fortune on the turn of a single playing card. The show is set to air this summer on ABC.

“I’m very excited to be hosting ‘Card Sharks,’” said McHale. “Game winners can win tens of thousands of dollars and in an updated twist – losers will be fed to a pen of adult Tiger Sharks.”

On the show, two players will face off in a head-to-head elimination race where the winning player claims a $10,000 cash prize and a chance to turn that amount into a life-changing payday. The anticipation builds as the winning contestant risks their prize on predicting seven final cards. The player leaves the game with whatever amount of money they have in their bank after their prediction, and results are revealed on the
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Joel McHale to Host ABC’s ‘Card Sharks’ Reboot

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Joel McHale to Host ABC’s ‘Card Sharks’ Reboot
Joel McHale is probably feelin’ pretty lucky right now: the comedian has been set as the host of ABC’s “Card Sharks” reboot, the network said Monday.

An updated take on “the suspenseful game where a fortune can be won on the turn of a single playing card,” the series is set to premiere this summer on ABC.

Here’s the official description for the “Card Sharks” reboot:

The road to glory and riches begins with two players facing off in a head-to-head elimination race where the winning player claims a $10,000 cash prize and a chance to turn that amount into a life-changing payday. The anticipation builds as the winning contestant risks their prize on predicting seven final cards. The player leaves the game with whatever amount of money they have in their bank after their prediction, and results are revealed on the flip of their seventh and final card.
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Joel McHale to Host Card Sharks Revival

ABC has enlisted a well-known joker to host its updated take on Card Sharks: Community grad Joel McHale has been tapped to emcee the forthcoming revival, TVLine has learned.

“I’m very excited to be hosting Card Sharks,” McHale said. “Game winners can win tens of thousands of dollars and in an updated twist, losers will be fed to a pen of adult tiger sharks.”

McHale is no stranger to hosting, of course. He presided over E!’s pop culture clip show The Soup for 11 years, then did the same on Netflix’s short-lived continuation The Joel McHale Show With Joel McHale.
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‘Press Your Luck,’ ‘Card Sharks’ Get Reboots at ABC

  • The Wrap
ABC is adding two more classic game show reboots to its lineup.

Press Your Luck” and “Card Sharks” have been picked up to series at the network and are set to go into production this spring, the network said on Wednesday. No host or premiere dates have been announced.

The Fremantle-produced game shows join a roster which also includes “Celebrity Family Feud,” “$100,000 Pyramid,” “Match Game” and “To Tell the Truth.”

Also Read: Jimmy Fallon's 'Tonight Show' Games Are Coming to NBC Primetime With 'That's My Jam' Series Order

Press Your Luck” first aired in 1983 on CBS, running for three seasons with Peter Tomarken as host. A new version, titled “Whammy!” ran briefly on the Game Show Network in 2003.

During each game, three contestants compete against each other answering questions to earn spins on the “Big Board” where they could either win cash and prizes or lose all their earnings
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‘Card Sharks’ & ‘Press Your Luck’ Game Show Revivals Ordered By ABC

  • Deadline
Two more classic game shows are making a return to TV. ABC has ordered revivals of Card Sharks and Press Your Luck. Produced by Fremantle, the shows will go into production this spring. Hosts and premiere dates will be announced soon.

In each game of Press Your Luck, three contestants compete against each other answering questions to earn spins on the Big Board. Contestants then use their spins to win cash and prizes while trying to avoid the Whammy, who could take all of their winnings and leave them with nothing. The winning contestant moves on to the All-New Bonus Round to face the Whammy in a final battle for the chance to win a fortune. John Quinn will serve as showrunner and executive produce, along with Fremantle’s Jennifer Mullin.

Card Sharks features two players who face off in a head-to-head elimination game with the goal of one player
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Jim Perry -- 'Card Sharks' Game Show Host ... Dead at 82

  • TMZ
Jim Perry, one of the most popular hosts during the heyday of TV game shows, has died. Perry hosted "Card Sharks," an iconic game show in the 70s and 80s. The show still runs on cable. He also hosted "Sale of the Century" for 6 years. Both shows attracted legions of devoted fans.   NBC loved Perry, who was a buttoned-up 6'4" dude with not a single hair out of place, and put him on the network for years.
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Jim Perry, Game Show Vet, Dead at 82

Jim Perry, Game Show Vet, Dead at 82
Jim Perry, a host of Card Sharks, $ale of the Century and other game shows, died on Friday after a long battle with cancer, CTV News reports. He was 82.

Perry more or less got his start as the host of the Miss Canada Pageant, a position he held from 1969 to 1980 — the equivalent of Miss USA’s Bob Barker. He then hosted Canada’s Hangman-style game show Definition, from 1974 to its end in 1989.

In 1978, NBC tapped Perry to host its new game show Card Sharks, from 1978 to 1981. He then moved on to host NBC’s revival of $ale of the Century,
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Jim Perry Dies: Game Show Host Was 82

Jim Perry, the quick-talking host of such game shows as Card Sharks and Sale of the Century, died today of cancer in Oregon, Wme said. He was 82. The native of Camden, NJ, worked on Armed Forces Radio during the Korean War and afterward teamed with Sid Caesar for a touring comedy act that played three years in Las Vegas. He later would host the Miss Canada Pageant for 23 years starting in 1967, was the announcer on Joan Rivers’ syndicated <em…
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