13 items from 2015
I am a game show zealot. I believe in the umber glow of Chuck Woolery and the sneering capabilities of Paul Lynde. I'm also a rabid fan of trivia; I was on "Jeopardy!" a couple weeks ago and Gsn's "The Chase" before that. Every time network TV rolls out a new primetime trivia-based game show, I'm listening and hopeful and there -- and I have three spring-loaded requests: 1) Please, Jesus, anything but more "Who Wants to be a Millionaire?"-type lighting; 2) Good lord, no more multiple choice questions; 3) Make me love you, new show. I want to love you. Embrace me, you child. Last year we got the Ryan Seacrest-hosted "Million Second Quiz," a multiple-choice bonanza with "Millionaire" lighting that was tedious and unchallenging (read: not lovable). You can understand my devastation there. "500 Questions" is this year's new primetime trivia attempt. Hosted by CNN journalist Richard Quest, "500 Questions" airs »
- Louis Virtel
NFL lineman Justin Pugh knows what it's like to become a Multi-Millionaire overnight ... and he's got some excellent advice for the new rookies to make sure they don't go broke. For the record, Pugh signed an $8.3 Million contract with a $4.4 million signing bonus when the NY Giants selected him in the 1st round of the 2013 draft. So, what's the secret to financial success for the young guys? Pugh says there's one Key Move they »
- TMZ Staff
If you're still sobbing from Grey's Anatomy's shocking ending Thursday night, let Terry Crews console you and wipe your tears away with an epic performance of Vanessa Carlton's "A Thousand Miles." The Who Wants to Be a Millionaire host appeared on Lip Sync Battle to take on Mike Tyson, and chose Carlton's piano-infused classic. Wearing a white blazer over his bare chest, Crews channels his inner teenybopper and absolutely slays the 2000 hit. Lip syncing, twirling and dancing with ribbon wands, Crews shows off his best moves and even co-host Chrissy Teigen can't help but join in on the ribbon dancing. The crowd obviously eats up his performance with a spoon, smiling and singing along »
Yet another ’90s TV reboot is stepping into the ring.
MTV2 has given a pilot order to a revival of Celebrity Deathmatch, the claymation series that originally ran on MTV from 1998 to 2002, per The Hollywood Reporter.
The new version of Deathmatch, which pits pop culture staples against each other in fantasy wrestling matches, also will incorporate a social media element to the fights.
Ready for »
Chris Harrison is going to host “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire — and that’s his final answer. Harrison, who hosts ABC’s “The Bachelor,” has been tapped to also host the long-running game show “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire” when the show returns for its 14th season in the fall. Harrison will replace “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” star Terry Crews, who is bowing out to concentrate on his other film and television projects. But fans of “The Bachelor” have nothing to fear. Harrison will continue to host the popular reality dating show in addition to his new duties on “Millionaire. »
- Tim Kenneally
After going with actors Cedric the Entertainer and Terry Crews for season-long hosting stints the past two years, ABC has returned to its original game plan of having one of its popular personalities host the syndicated version of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire. Chris Harrison, the face of ABC's venerable reality franchise The Bachelor, has been named the new host of the nationally syndicated game show starting with its 14th season in fall 2015. "Chris is an accomplished… »
There’s just not enough hours in the day to be Terry Crews. Disney/ABC TV has tapped “The Bachelor’s” Chris Harrison to replace Crews as host of its syndicated gameshow “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire” next season.
Crews took the helm of “Millionaire” from previous host Cedric the Entertainer last fall. In announcing the host shift, Disney/ABC said the “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” star was unable to continue with the show “due to his successful and demanding film and primetime TV projects.”
“There are few shows on television as strong and iconic as ‘Millionaire,’” said Harrison. “This is a great fit and I’m extremely excited and honored to take on this new endeavor.”
“Millionaire” is heading into its 14th season in syndication this fall.
- Cynthia Littleton
Another job for Chris Harrison! The busy Bachelor and Bachelorette host has added another gig to his portfolio: new host of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire. The commander-in-chief of Bachelor Nation will take over for current Millionaire host Terry Crews when the syndicated game show returns for its 14th season this fall. "There are few shows on television as strong and iconic as Millionaire," the presenter extraordinaire said in a statement announcing the news. "This is a great fit and I’m extremely excited and honored to take [...] »
“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
Wtf is she wearing?! Heidi Montag raised some eyebrows at We tv's "Evolution Of The Relationship Reality Show" event in Los Angeles on Thursday night, for sporting some very usual arm accessories. The former "Hills" star stepped out with strips of black tape on her right arm as she posed for pictures -- and packed on the Pda -- with hubby Spencer Pratt. Doesn't that look like the tape they use to treat sports injuries?! Whoa! See "Joe Millionaire" Star Evan Marriott Now! The blonde bombshell paired her strange accessory with a black tank top, leather pants and a hair-raising 'do that swept her long locks away from her face. Another former reality star to turn heads was Darva Conger, who you might recognize from 2000's "Who Wants to Marry a Multi-Millionaire?" The now-49-year-old beauty famously "won" the show, marrying Rick Rockwell on the season finale. Two months after the show aired, »
- tooFab Staff
Terry Crews is one of the more comical actors on television at the moment, really coming into his own as funnyman Sergeant Terry Jeffords alongside Andy Samberg, Stephanie Beatriz and Joe Lo Truglio in Brooklyn Nine-Nine. The actor may be well-known for playing the muscle-headed joker, with his roles in films like Bridesmaids and television shows like Arrested Development, but he's clearly unwilling to accept being typecast as "that guy" as proven by his latest comments that he would love to play a superhero -- specifically, Silver Surfer. It was in a recent Reddit Ama where Crews answered fans' questions about his current projects including the above-mentioned Fox comedy and his gig as host of shows like Who Wants to Be a Millionaire and World's Funniest Fails, that the former NFL athlete-turned actor talked about playing the Marvel superhero. He not only talked about filling the role of the iconic »
Any show that is going to have to be compared to America’s Funniest Home Videos is in for an uphill battle, but Fox’s new effort, World’s Funniest Fails, at least puts a bit of a spin on things.
Host Terry Crews (Brooklyn Nine-Nine) invites three different guest comedians to the show each week, and the hilarious video viewing is made into a kind of competition, and the comedians have to make the case for their favorites.
Check out the clip, and don’t miss the show.
“World’S Funniest Fails” Airs
Tonight At 8/7c On Fox,
And Is Available The Next Day On Fox Now And Fox On Demand
What could go wrong here? It’s just a pool table. »
- Marc Eastman
It seems like Terry Crews has been all over the place lately. And we here at TVOvermind are definitely not complaining about that. The former football player turned actor can be seen every Sunday night making us laugh opposite Andy Samberg on the hilarious sitcom Brooklyn Nine-Nine. You may also recognize the actor from his appearances in popular movies, including Bridesmaids, The Expendables, Draft Day, and Get Smart. Crews recently even became the new host of the syndicated game show Who Wants to be a Millionaire? As if he was not busy enough, Crews has been tapped to host the new Fox reality show World’s Funniest Fails. The show will feature epic fails from some classic videos found on the internet. The series will premiere this Friday, Jan 16, at 8 p.m. on Fox. Crews took some time out of his busy schedule to talk with TVOvermind about his new show. »
- Tim Gerstenberger
13 items from 2015
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