Hot off of the huge success of Celebrity Family Feud, ABC announced today that they are working on a new game show. Actually, it is old one because they are bringing back To Tell The Truth but modernizing it.
The show has three contestants all of whom claim to be same person, but only one of them truly is that person. Four celebrity panelists, including Betty White and NeNe Leakes, will ask them questions and then have to guess who is the real person.
To Tell The Truth will be hosted by Anthony Anderson and his hilarious mother, Doris, is going to be the scorekeeper. ABC says, she will be making fun of her son whenever she can.
The 6 TTTT episodes do not have a launch date, but ABC says it is coming soon. Personally, I am hoping ABC gets rid of their current Sunday dramas and instead does a night of game shows. The huge success of CFF proves it is worthy of being a fall show and I think TTTT has the potential to be a good fit with it.
Recently on Jeopardy, Alex Trebeck asked the contestants, “In the theme to this ’90s sitcom, ‘I pulled up to the house about 7 or 8 & I yelled to the cabbie, ‘Yo, homes, smell ya later!'” But the game show host didn’t just read answer, he rapped the part in quotes.
Let’s just say he won’t be switching jobs anytime soon, but it was a really good effort on his part. Will Smith would be proud.
Jeopardy host Alex Trebeck asked the contestants during Final Jeopardy, “A Christian hymn and Jewish holiday hymn are both titled this, also the name of a 2009 Tony-nominated musical.” Choyon Manjrekar didn’t know the answer, so he guessed the only modern Broadway show he knew. That musical is Kinky Boots. I don’t remember any songs like that when I went to Sunday school. I wish they did, the day would have gone by much faster.
So what was the correct answer? Rock of Ages. Seriously, everyone knows Kinky Boots won the Tony and wasn’t just nominated.
I wish more Jeopardy contestants would have fun with the answers they don’t know like this guy did.
Andrea was a contestant on The Price of Right and she had 3 guesses to guess the right amount of a car to win it. She went with the top price and Manuela revealed that it was not the correct one. I guess the model liked removing prices because she accidentally removed the tag below the failed guess to reveal that was the winning price. Drew Carey laughed and then decided instead of doing a retake to give Andrea the car. All Andrea could do was hide in shame, but the host and the contestant comforted her until she came out of hiding.
Andrea might’ve won the car, but Manuela won our hearts. Hopefully, she still has a job! As she should because she gave the game show some great free publicity!
Jeopardy had a really bad episode yesterday. How bad? Only one contestant made it to Final Jeopardy and Kristin went into it with just $8,400. The other two contestants ended the first two rounds in the negative, so they were eliminated. Brad was only $200 away from 0, but poor Stephanie was $6,800 from being in the positive. Even Wolf Blitzer was like, I can do better than that.
When it comes to Kristin, she won the game but she got the final question wrong. Thankfully, she didn’t bet it all or the episode really would’ve been a big fat zero.
So you have to wonder about this episode? Were the questions really hard or were the contestants really dumb. I guess, “What is really dumb?” And to be really dumb on Jeopardy still makes you smarter than most.
This week, not one but two contestants on Wheel of Fortune made some incredible correct guesses. Both of them were able to do it with just the letter T on the board. Shawn figured out “Training for a Triathlon” with 3 just three Ts up there and Rufus got “Championship Match” with just one.
I am not sure whose guess was more impressive, so I will say it is a tie or toss-up. Two puzzles, I am sure they would be able to solve because both words have a T in them.
The other day on Jeopardy they had a category called “Hard Rockers” and the contestants had to tell us which singer sang the lyrics that Alex Trebek just read. One of the questions that the host read was the lyrics to Motley Crue’s Girls Girls Girls and you can hear the disgust grow stronger with each passing word that he said.
I’ll take, “What is Poor Alex Trebek for a $100?” And I’ll take, “What is Poor Motley Crue for $1,000?”
George Gray was reading off the prices for some prizes while speed walking backwards on a treadmill, when he suddenly slipped and fell on his butt. The Price is Right announcer didn’t miss a beat as he continued to read off the descriptions.
Poor George everyone just laughed at him as he sat injured on the floor and no one on the game show went to help him. But then again, I would do the same thing.
Morale to the story, don’t run backwards on a treadmill and reach out to grab a script page that someone off camera is giving to you, unless you want to fall on your a$$ on national television. Ouchie.
The Price is Right asked the contestants how much an iPhone 6 with 16G would cost with a year’s call plan and two of them got the price very wrong. The first contestant guessed $7,500 and Mark, who went next, upped her amount by a dollar. Rachel brought things back to reality by screaming out $850 and she lost out to Dana who went with $930. The actual retail price is $1,969, $1,039 more than the closest guess. That still seems high to me, but not as high as the first two thought it would be.
Drew Carey joked, ”Man, I hope the marketing people at Apple are watching this.” I hope they aren’t because maybe they will think about upping the price to the average person’s conception of it. Which is why I will be sticking with my Android phone from Sprint.
On Friday’s episode of Wheel of Fortune, not only did Matt DeSanto solve a puzzle with just one letter, he also went on to be the largest main-game winner. First, he wowed everyone when he was able to solve the puzzle with just the second “E” of The Lone Ranger revealed. Then he kept on winning, so much so he ended the day with $91,892 in winnings. That is the largest amount won by a player in a single episode during the show’s run. Not a bad way to start off 2015!