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11 items from 2016


Big Stars Love TV So Much, They’re Even Hosting Game Shows Now

2 July 2016 8:32 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Remember when big-name stars didn’t want to do TV? Now they’re even clamoring for jobs as game show hosts.

Alec Baldwin (ABC’s “Match Game”), Taye Diggs (Fox’s “Hypnotize Me”), Jane Lynch (NBC’s “Celebrity Game Night”) and Anthony Anderson (ABC’s “To Tell the Truth”) are just some of the actors who now front major primetime game shows, in addition to their regular scripted work.

“You look at game shows from the 1970s and 1980s, they were somewhat cheesy,” Anderson said. “It’s different now. It’s a lot classier. It’s cool.”

Wayne Brady, who has hosted a “Let’s Make a Deal” revival for CBS since 2009, joked that “being a game show host was very much akin to being a local affiliate weatherman – and no offense to local affiliate weathermen, but there’s a stereotype.”

Read More: Common Joins the Game Show Circus

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- Michael Schneider

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Big Stars Love TV So Much, They’re Even Hosting Game Shows Now

2 July 2016 8:32 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Remember when big-name stars didn’t want to do TV? Now they’re even clamoring for jobs as game show hosts.

Alec Baldwin (ABC’s “Match Game”), Taye Diggs (Fox’s “Hypnotize Me”), Jane Lynch (NBC’s “Celebrity Game Night”) and Anthony Anderson (ABC’s “To Tell the Truth”) are just some of the actors who now front major primetime game shows, in addition to their regular scripted work.

“You look at game shows from the 1970s and 1980s, they were somewhat cheesy,” Anderson said. “It’s different now. It’s a lot classier. It’s cool.”

Wayne Brady, who has hosted a “Let’s Make a Deal” revival for CBS since 2009, joked that “being a game show host was very much akin to being a local affiliate weatherman – and no offense to local affiliate weathermen, but there’s a stereotype.”

Read More: Common Joins the Game Show Circus

Indeed, »

- Michael Schneider

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Watch This Jeopardy! Contestant Make Alex Trebek Very Uncomfortable With an Awkward Sex Discussion

2 June 2016 12:47 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Some people use their quick introduction time on Jeopardy! to talk about their hobbies, their families or their careers. This woman took a different approach. And by "different approach" we mean she spent a good 30 seconds discussing the sex lives of Japanese men. No, we are not having a stroke and typing nonsense. That's actually what she talks about. It's weird. And host Alex Trebek handles it like a pro. Or how we assume a pro would handle a situation like this one. This lucky Jeopardy! viewer captured the moment for all of us to witness (above), a moment that shall henceforth be known as "that time a woman randomly brought up the sex habits of Japanese men for no »

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A Jeopardy Contestant Is Trolling the Crap Out of Alex Trebek and We're Living for It

26 May 2016 10:42 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

When you are born with the name Buzzy, you are clearly destined for great things. Reigning Jeopardy champion Buzzy Cohen has taken the Internet by storm for not only his 8-game winning streak, but his on point trolling of host Alex Trebek. He's been winning so handedly that at the end of the show during Final Jeopardy, no amount of money wagered by the other contestants will get them a win. So Buzzy, knowing he's already won, has been using those last few moments of screen time to taunt Alex. A couple of his answers for Final Jeopardy have been stuff like "What is see you tomorrow Trebek?!" and "Who is you aren't rid of me yet Trebek?" Those sassy answered combined with »

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Drake on 'SNL': 3 Sketches You Have to See

15 May 2016 7:41 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

When Drake first hosted Saturday Night Live two seasons ago, he showed tremendous promise. It's sometimes difficult to predict how someone will do before actually hosting, but Drake demonstrated both charisma and a complete commitment to every concept in his initial hosting duties. Often, he would take subpar material and make it worth through sheer force of will. There are several ways to successfully host SNL, and that's one of them.

Drake needed a lot of willpower tonight, because the material was much worse than it was back in January »

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How Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Is Reinventing The TV Musical

21 March 2016 2:29 PM, PDT | MTV Newsroom | See recent MTV Newsroom news »

In a television studio in North Hollywood, Rachel Bloom is jumping up and down, shouting, “Alex Trebek thinks I’m smart!” Bloom — the co-creator, co-writer, and star of the CW series Crazy Ex-Girlfriend — has just received an invitation to be on Celebrity Jeopardy. Several members of show’s crew prostrate themselves on the floor of... Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Is Reinventing The TV Musical">Read more » »

- Eric Thurm

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Alex Trebek Confirms Canadians Can No Longer Try Out For ‘Jeopardy!’

23 February 2016 2:51 PM, PST | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

Canadians looking to try out for Jeopardy! will be surprised to learn on the show’s Faq page that it can no longer accept their applications. Canadians Left Out Of Jeopardy! “At this time we are precluded from accepting registration information from Canadian residents,” reads the updated Faq. “We are currently evaluating this matter.” The change […]

The post Alex Trebek Confirms Canadians Can No Longer Try Out For ‘Jeopardy!’ appeared first on uInterview. »

- Chelsea Regan

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From Ryan Reynolds to Kathy Griffin, 15 of Our Favorite X-Files Guest Stars

24 January 2016 10:55 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Sunday is the day X-Files diehards have been waiting for: For the first time since 2002, we get to watch new episodes of one of the biggest cult favorite series in TV history. And not only are David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson reprising the roles of Agents Mulder and Scully, but they're bringing with them Mitch Pileggi (Assistant FBI Director Walter Skinner), William B. Davis (the Cigarette Smoking Man), The Lone Gunmen (overcoming the notable handicap of having died in the show's final season) and even Annabeth Gish (Agent Monica Reyes). (No word about Robert Patrick's Agent John Doggett making a surprise cameo, »

- Drew Mackie, @drewgmackie

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From Ryan Reynolds to Kathy Griffin, 15 of Our Favorite X-Files Guest Stars

24 January 2016 10:55 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Sunday is the day X-Files diehards have been waiting for: For the first time since 2002, we get to watch new episodes of one of the biggest cult favorite series in TV history. And not only are David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson reprising the roles of Agents Mulder and Scully, but they're bringing with them Mitch Pileggi (Assistant FBI Director Walter Skinner), William B. Davis (the Cigarette Smoking Man), The Lone Gunmen (overcoming the notable handicap of having died in the show's final season) and even Annabeth Gish (Agent Monica Reyes). (No word about Robert Patrick's Agent John Doggett making a surprise cameo, »

- Drew Mackie, @drewgmackie

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Scary Monsters: Heather’s Favorite Stand-Alone Episodes of The X-Files

22 January 2016 5:57 PM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

[Originally appeared in Deadly Magazine #5] While fans of The X-Files may have been drawn in by the conspiracy theory plots interwoven throughout the series’ nine seasons, there’s a lot to be said for Chris Carter’s “Monster-of-the-Week” approach, which gave us some of the greatest creatures and oddities to ever grace the small screen.

If you’ve ever wanted to check out The X-Files, but don’t necessarily desire the shadow government and alien cover-up mythologies, here are several great stand-alone episodes that can be enjoyed as mini-horror and/or sci-fi movies—even if you aren’t well-versed on all things Mulder and Scully.

“Humbug” (Season 2, Episode 20): In “Humbug,” FBI Special Agents Mulder and Scully are called down to a trailer park in Florida where a string of mysterious murders have targeted a community of retired freak show performers for years. What they uncover is something akin to the cult classic film Basket Case »

- Heather Wixson

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This Is (Every Star Wars–Themed Question From) Jeopardy!

7 January 2016 12:46 PM, PST | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Ever since the current syndicated run of Jeopardy! began in 1984, the show's question crew has been mining the Star Wars franchise for material. Many of the clues are mundane ("What is 'Star Wars?'" is an oft-repeated solution), but a good portion are fascinating (Insect names! Obscure dialects!), letting casual fans and obsessives alike get in on the action. With help from the frighteningly thorough J! Archive library of questions, we've rounded up all* of the times Alex Trebek has challenged contestants to respond in the form of a question about the Star Wars universe. You can toggle between categories below, and then click the clues to see the answers. *Our methodology involved searching J! Archive using all the Star Wars–themed keywords we could summon to mind. Being that the J! Archive archive and Star Wars universe are both vast, we may have missed a couple. If we »

- Dan Reilly

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