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14 items from 2015


Regis Philbin to Contribute to Fourth Hour of NBC’s ‘Today’

9 July 2015 8:43 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Regis Philbin and Kathie Lee Gifford are getting back together — again.

Philbin, the veteran talk-show host, has been named a contributor to the fourth hour of “Today,” a looser affair than the program’s better-watched first two hours that is hosted by Gifford and Hoda Kotb.

The announcement seems to formalize an arrangement that has been in place for some time. Philbin, who co-hosted “Live! With Regis and Kathie Lee” with Gifford for 15 years, has popped up on the fourth hour of “Today” several times in recent months, most notably in a musical involving all the anchors of the NBC morning franchise that was written by Gifford.

Philbin served as host of “Live!” for nearly three decades, and received 24 Daytime Emmy nominations, with six wins and a Lifetime Achievement Award. Among other career highlights, Philbin has written two memoirs, broke the Guinness World Record for Most Hours on Camera, and »

- Brian Steinberg

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TV Review: ‘Boom!’

24 June 2015 7:30 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Adapted from an Israeli format, “Boom!” is mostly a bust — one of those quizshow concepts that doubtless looked great when cut down to a promo reel. It’s only in attempting to watch a full hour that one realizes how numbingly repetitive it is, taking a page from early Nickelodeon by dousing contestants in slop if they turn in a wrong answer. Although host Tom Papa calls it “the most intense gameshow ever invented,” by the end, the most intense feeling one has is of sympathy for the poor folks who have to mop up the stage.

The central device is really just an excuse to dress up “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire” or “The Weakest Link,” and here’s hoping the producers got a good deal on the latter’s old set (or maybe it just looks that way). Borrowing a wrinkle from “Family Feud,” a three-member team »

- Brian Lowry

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Interview: Hilarious Writer & Director Paul Feig, of New Film 'Spy'

4 June 2015 7:25 PM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – He’s not a household name, but he has certainly rocked a few houses…with laughter. Writer/director Paul Feig has a new film called “Spy,” in which he re-teams with two of the supporting cast of his “Bridesmaids” romp, Melissa McCarthy and Rose Byrne. “Spy” opens on Friday, June 5th.

Spy” is a perfect tonic to today’s super serious movies depicting undercover chicanery. McCarthy portrays Susan, a ex-teacher-turned CIA desk jockey, who often is paired with superspy Bradley Fine (Jude Law). When Fine is disposed of, it is up to Susan to complete his international mission, under the disguises of cat lady and unmarried tourist. Like Feig has done in his previous films, “Spy” loves the juxtaposition of having the unlikely Melissa McCarthy as the world’s greatest operative.

Director Paul Feig (background) Prepares Melissa McCarthy in a Scene from ‘Spy

Photo credit: 20th Century Fox

Paul Feig »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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500 Questions: Season One Ratings

26 May 2015 1:38 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

It's been quite awhile since ABC has had a game show that's a hit in the ratings. Could 500 Questions become a phenomenon like Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? was 15 years ago? Will this new series be renewed for a second season or cancelled instead? That's the real question but we'll have to wait for the answer.

Hosted by Richard Quest, 500 Questions lets some certified geniuses try to correctly answer 500 very difficult general knowledge questions -- without getting three incorrect in a row.

The ratings are typically the best indication of a show's likelihood of staying on the air. The higher the ratings (particularly the 18-49 demo), the better the chances for survival. This chart will be updated as new ratings data becomes available -- typically around 11:30am Est/8:30am Pst. Refresh to see the latest.Read More… »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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Ratings: ABC’s ‘500 Questions’ Earns Low Marks in Premiere

21 May 2015 8:45 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

CBS topped a Wednesday of premieres and finales, despite its “Survivor” season-ender slipping from last year. The evening marked the final primetime offerings of the traditional fall season. For ABC, the event game show “500 Questions” didn’t make the grade at 8 p.m., debuting to a 1.2 rating/5 share in the key demo and 5 million total viewers. Fellow network season premiere “Celebrity Wife Swap” was also limp last night, and Fox’s season opener of “MasterChef” didn’t quite light the world on fire either. The latest attempt at finding the next “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?” is set to air over. »

- Tony Maglio

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Wait, Is Chris Harrison Leaving The Bachelor?! Get Details on His Surprising New Gig

13 April 2015 2:48 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Chris Harrison's schedule is about to get even busier! Bachelor Nation's fearless leader is branching out, adding another show to his already stacked resume: he's the new host of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, ABC announced on Monday. Harrison is set to take over hosting duties when the longrunning game show returns for its 14th season in the fall.  "There are few shows on television as strong and iconic as Millionaire,'" Harrison said in a statement. "This is a great fit and I'm extremely excited and honored to take on this new endeavor." On Twitter, Harrison continued to express his excitement over his new gig, writing, "Have always been a huge fan of this show. »

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Billy Gardell Ready to Roll the Dice as ‘Monopoly Millionaires’ Club’ Host

27 March 2015 12:22 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

“Monopoly Millionaires’ Club,” the extremely flashy Las Vegas-set continuation of the multistate lottery game that ran last year, premieres this weekend. And while there are some hurdles that might keep it from passing “go” right away — the show is syndicated instead of dedicated to one network because some states don’t have a lottery system, and the lottery ticket game that prospective contestants entered to earn a place on the show was deemed too complicated and was suspended at the end of last year and brought back as an instant-win scratcher ticket game this month — there is one person who is ready to bet big on the project: “Mike and Molly” star Billy Gardell, who serves as host of the show.

“I wanted the biggest game show on television, like Jackie Gleason big,” said Gardell, who said his agents had been on the hunt for an outlet like this for him and found this project, »

- Whitney Friedlander

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Endemol Shine Group International Topper Gary Carter to Step Down

25 March 2015 3:37 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

London — Blue-sky thinker Gary Carter, most recently co-ceo international operations at Endemol Shine Group, is to leave the nearly merged mega indie later this year, explaining that “it is not for him.”

Sophie Turner Laing, CEO Endemol Shine Group, said: “Gary has been very honest in explaining that, though early into our newly-merged business, he has decided that it is not for him, and wanted to act now so we can plan for the future accordingly. I have greatly valued Gary’s skills and appreciate his work to date in bedding in the new company, but I am respectful of his decision and characteristic honesty in wanting to say now for the benefit of all.”

Carter said: “This was a difficult and very personal decision. In the last three months as the new group formed and the integration gathered momentum, it has become clear to me that it is not »

- Leo Barraclough

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Weekend PlayStation Network Flash Sale Offering Discounts On Gravity Rush, Surgeon Simulator And More

20 March 2015 9:06 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

It’s that time of the year again, as another Flash Sale has arisen on the PlayStation Network and will run until 11:00 a.m. Pst on Monday. Focusing mostly on the PlayStation 3, this bundle of sales features games discounted to less than $1 and represents a multitude of genres, including the likes of Surgeon Simulator, Dino Crisis, Katamari Damacy, Gravity Rush, and more.

The complete list of titles on sale can be found below:

PlayStation 4:

Dead Nation: Apocalypse Edition — $0.90

Home: A Unique Horror Adventure (Cross-Buy: PlayStation Vita) — $0.95

Surgeon Simulator: A&E Anniversary Edition — $0.91

Tennis in the Face (Cross-Buy: Ps Vita and PlayStation 3) — $0.95

PlayStation 3:

Babel Rising — $0.90

Back to the Future: The Game (Full Season) — $0.80

Bejeweled 3 — $0.95

Breath of Fire IV (Cross-Buy: Ps Vita and PlayStation Portable) — $0.96

Championship Bass (Cross-Buy: Ps Vita and PSP) — $0.96

Cloudberry Kingdom — $0.90

Dead Nation (Cross-Buy: Ps Vita) — $0.88

Dino Crisis (Cross-Buy: Ps Vita and PSP) — $0.96

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- Eric Hall

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A man just won $500,000 for answering the easiest question ever

16 March 2015 4:36 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Thanks to a strange prize structure, a man won $500,000 on the Australian game show "Millionaire Hot Seat," a spinoff of "Who Wants to be a Millionaire?", for answering an incredibly easy question.  The gigantic prize is the result of the show's competition with another Australian game show called "Million Dollar Minute." According to BuzzerBlog, an outstanding game show news resource, the reason the prize was so high has to do with a building jackpot: "'Million Dollar Minute' had a contestant win $500,000 today and turn it down for the chance at $750K tomorrow. "Millionaire Hot Seat," in retaliation, did a Jackpot week last week where the final amount played for, win or lose, gets added to the Jackpot. So today this question usually worth $20,000 was worth $520,000. It's probably the easiest $500,000 I've ever seen. Slightly desperate. Imagine getting on "Who Wants to be a Millionaire?" and winning a jackpot because you could »

- Louis Virtel

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Endemol Shine Group Regroups And Strengthens Its Nordic Operations

4 March 2015 7:36 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Paris– Endemol Shine Group is restructuring its Scandinavian operations with the launch of Endemol Shine Nordics, which will become the region’s largest production group.

Endemol Shine Nordics, the conglom recently formed by the merger of Shine, Endemol and Core media, will regroup companies in Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland. These include Meter Television, Sto-cph Produktion, Filmlance International, Friday TV, Mag5 Content, Rubicon TV, Metronome Spartacus, Metronome Productions, Endemol Sweden and Shine Finland.

The combined companies’ portfolio boasts “Big Brother,” “Bron/Broen” (“The Bridge”), “Biggest Loser,” “Clash of the Choirs,” “Hotel Caesar,” “Lilyhammer” (pictured above), “MasterChef,” “The Money Drop,” “The Third Eye” and third-party licenses including Sony’s “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire.”

“The integration of Endemol and Shine companies in the Nordics reinforces a market leading position for the new group,” said Gary Carter, co-ceo of international operations at Endemol Shine Group. “Both groups have a proven track »

- Elsa Keslassy

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Radio 1's Greg James: 'I've been quite picky with TV projects'

28 January 2015 5:14 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Radio 1's Greg James has said that he has been "quite picky" with what TV shows he's chosen to be involved with.

The 29-year-old also told Digital Spy that he has turned down presenting "a million" clip shows and panel shows on TV, as he likes to be involved with unique projects.

Asked by DS whether he would like to focus on television more than radio, James said: "No, not really.

"So far it's working side by side and I love doing my radio show and it's taken a while to get to that point.

"So I don't want to just go, 'Right, I'm done with that'. I love doing my show, and I never not want to be on the radio.

"Even when I'm nearly dead I want to be on the radio somewhere. I'll never stop, hopefully, if someone will employ me."

On whether he would like to present a big TV gameshow, »

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Radio 1's Greg James: 'It took me a while to love doing my show'

28 January 2015 5:14 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Radio 1's Greg James has said that although he "loves" presenting his show on the station, it took him a while to enjoy it.

The 29-year-old also told Digital Spy that he has turned down presenting "a million" clip shows and panel shows on TV, as he likes to be involved with unique projects.

Asked by DS whether he would like to focus on television more than radio, James said: "No, not really.

"So far it's working side by side and I love doing my radio show and it's taken a while to get to that point.

"So I don't want to just go, 'Right, I'm done with that'. I love doing my show, and I never not want to be on the radio.

"Even when I'm nearly dead I want to be on the radio somewhere. I'll never stop, hopefully, if someone will employ me."

On whether he would »

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Episodes Review: “Episode 403″ (Season 4, Episode 3)

25 January 2015 8:00 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

In the third episode of its new season, Episodes sets the deck for many of the dilemmas that its following six instalments will probably concern. While a series of late in-episode turns promise to throw the show as a whole into conflict, the road to get to the ending of “Episode 403” involves the characters meandering their way through talky scenes in order to serve the final plot developments. While this episode alludes to future intrigue on the show, “403” has yet to return Showtime’s comedy to the chaotic heights that provides Episodes’ funniest moments.

Matt LeBlanc opens this week by giving his sons a funny, vulgar drawing lesson, demonstrating the similarities between a frog and the female anatomy. Following this quick introduction, the next scene uncovers the crux of tension in “Episode 403.” Sean plans to meet with his former writing partner Tim Whittick (Bruce Mackinnon), which reminds Beverly of the tension between Tim and her. »

- Zachary Shevich

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