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Pilgrim Media Signs Unscripted Producers Michael Canter, Jeff Krask

  • Variety
Michael Canter and Jeff Krask have signed a production and development deal with Craig Piligian’s Pilgrim Media Group. The veteran unscripted producers will be based in Pilgrim’s office in North Hollywood. They will work closely with the company’s chief creative officer Johnny Gould and vice president and head of development Nicole Silveira on new projects for broadcast, cable and digital platforms.

Canter and Krask are the exec producers of game shows such as “Family Feud,” “The Newlywed Game,” “Deal or No Deal,” and ABC’s “Child Support” and “Big Fan,” as well as unscripted series such as MTV’s “Parental Control,” VH1’s “Breaking Bonaduce,” and Gsn’s “Divided” and “Winsanity.”

“Michael and Jeff deliver tremendous expertise in game show development, and a track record of hits across a range of genres,” Piligian said. “We’re excited to unite our creative efforts and look forward to collaborating
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Becca Kufrin and Garrett Yrigoyen Put Their Relationship Knowledge to the Test on Jimmy Kimmel Live!

Becca Kufrin and Garrett Yrigoyen Put Their Relationship Knowledge to the Test on Jimmy Kimmel Live!
After viewers watched Garrett Yrigoyen propose to Becca Kufrin on the season finale of The Bachelorette, the two appeared on Monday's episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live! and put their knowledge of one another to the test.  The couple played "Fiancé My Name," which is similar to The Newlywed Game without the marital status. Jimmy Kimmel quizzed the lovebirds on facts about their betrothed for the chance to win prizes. The host grilled them on their partner's middle name, the name of one of their grandparents, the name of their high school and the name of their current or childhood pet. The prizes ranged from a panini press to a full dinner set. Watch the video to see how many questions Yrigoyen and...
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‘Saturday Night Live’ Cast Members’ Moms Weigh in on Show’s Politics (Watch)

  • Variety
‘Saturday Night Live’ Cast Members’ Moms Weigh in on Show’s Politics (Watch)
Saturday Night Live” opened its penultimate episode of the 43rd season with a special message for and from mothers on the eve of Mother’s Day instead of its usual political satire. Cast members introduced their mothers to the audience, standing side by side on stage. But soon enough, the talk turned to Trump anyway.

Kenan Thompson’s mother noted that she likes the show, “except for all of the political stuff.”

“We get it!” she said.

After Mikey Day reminded his mother he was in a production of “The Crucible,” she replied that such a story is “a lot like the witch hunt against President Trump.”

Luke Nell’s mother followed suit, advising him “enough with the Trump jokes.” It didn’t seem to matter that he reminded her he doesn’t write them, as she continued, “And why doesn’t ‘SNL’ ever talk about crooked Hillary!?”

“I’m so new here,
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See Steve Martin, Martin Short Play 'Best Friends Challenge' on 'Fallon'

See Steve Martin, Martin Short Play 'Best Friends Challenge' on 'Fallon'
Steve Martin and Martin Short cemented their comedic and personal bond with one-liner insults during a hilarious "Best Friends Challenge" on Thursday's Tonight Show.

Jimmy Fallon described the bit as "The Newlywed Game but for friends," asking the comedy legends questions that they answered privately on pieces of paper. "If [Short] won the lottery, what would he buy?" the host asked, and Martin fired back, "Friends." Short, meanwhile, roasted himself: "Another facelift but this time with a real doctor."

Later, asked which liquid Martin would choose to be, his teammate cracked,
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Rob Lowe's Kids Compete in The Tonight Show's "Best Son Challenge"

If there's one thing the Lowe brothers love more than their father, it's a friendly competition. So, when Johnny Lowe, Matthew Lowe and Rob Lowe appeared on The Tonight Show Monday, they agreed to participate in the "Best Son Challenge" to figure out who knows the actor better. Similar to The Newlywed Game, Johnny and Matthew listened to questions about their dad, wrote their answers on a notepad, and hoped their answers matched up with Rob's responses. Host Jimmy Fallon gave the Lowe brothers a softball question to start: "If Rob could only watch one movie for the rest of his life, what would it be?" The right answer was Goodfellas, which both brothers guessed correctly. "I think we...
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Amy Poehler and Will Ferrell Play The Newlywed Game With Hilarious Results

Amy Poehler and Will Ferrell Play The Newlywed Game With Hilarious Results
How well do Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler really know each other? In the new comedy film The House the former SNL co-stars play a married couple who start an illegal basement casino with their neighbors after they squander their daughter's college fund. Ferrell and Poehler had also starred together in the 2007 movie Blades of Glory. Ferrell and Poehler recently sat down with E! News' Sibley Scoles and played The Newlywed Game, answering questions about each other. When asked what celebrity Ferrell impersonates the best, Poehler wrote "Nick Jonas," prompting the actor to debut his Jonas impression. Poehler also jokingly...
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Remembering Chuck Berry, Chuck Barris and More Reel-Important People We Lost in March

  • Movies.com
Reel-Important People is a monthly column that highlights those individuals in or related to the movies that have left us in recent weeks. Below you'll find names big and small and from all areas of the industry, though each was significant to the movies in his or her own way. Lola Albright (1924-2017) - Actress, Singer. A regular on TV's Peter Gunn, she also appears in the movies Easter ParadeThe PirateChampion, The Way West, The Tender Trap, Joy House, Lord Love a DuckThe Monolith Monsters and Kid Galahad. She died on March 23. (THR) Chuck Barris (1929-2017) - Game Show Host, Producer, Director, Songwriter, Author. He created The Dating Game, The Newlywed Game and The Gong Show, hosting the latter, and...

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10 Memorable Gong Show Clips to Celebrate Chuck Barris

10 Memorable Gong Show Clips to Celebrate Chuck Barris
Chuck Barris, one of the most influential figures in American television history, died Tuesday at the age of 87.

Harris, whose career involved songwriting, working in ABC’s standards and practices department and — according to him — working for the CIA, was the creator of The Dating Game and The Newlywed Game, both hugely important watersheds in the annals of television history.

Barris would then go on to create and host The Gong Show, which is best remembered for being one of the first barrels of unadulterated insanity to air on network television. Basically a variety competition “talent” show, Gong Show was
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Chuck Barris, ‘Confessions Of A Dangerous Mind’ Subject, Is Dead At 87

Chuck Barris, ‘Confessions Of A Dangerous Mind’ Subject, Is Dead At 87
Chuck Barris, the game show host whose life was immortalized by the 2002 film “Confessions Of A Dangerous Mind,” died Tuesday of natural causes in Palisades, N.Y., Variety reports. He was 87.

Confessions of a Dangerous Mind” was adapted from his autobiography by Charlie Kaufman, and was the first directorial effort by George Clooney. The film starred Sam Rockwell as Barris, and told the story of his alleged side gig as a C.I.A. assassin in the 1960s and ’70s, a claim which the agency denied.

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Barris was famous for hosting the 1970s NBC game show “The Gong Show,” a wacky and free-wheeling talent show spoof which he created and produced. (Will Arnett is bringing a “Gong Show” revival to ABC this summer). Before stepping on camera, Barris created and produced popular game show hits such as “The Dating Game,
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Chuck Barris, 'Gong Show' and 'Dating Game' Creator, Dead at 87

Chuck Barris, 'Gong Show' and 'Dating Game' Creator, Dead at 87
Chuck Barris, the quirky host of the controversial and absurd Seventies series The Gong Show and creator of hit game shows like The Dating Game and The Newlywed Game, died Tuesday. He was 87.

Barris died of natural causes at his home in Palisades, New York, his longtime publicist told The Associated Press.

Dubbed the "King of Schlock," Barris' long career in show business began behind the scenes, first on programs like American Bandstand and then as a songwriter thanks to Freddy Cannon's "Palisades Park." The song peaked at Number
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Chuck Barris, ‘Gong Show’ Host And ‘Dating Game’ Creator, Dies At 87

Chuck Barris, who hosted The Gong Show and created The Dating Game and The Newlywed Game, died Tuesday of natural causes in Palisades, N.Y., his publicist confirmed. He was 87. His autobiography, Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, was made into a film directed by George Clooney and starred Sam Rockwell as Barris. In the book, he claimed to have worked for the CIA […]
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Gong Show's Chuck Barris Dead at 87

Gong Show's Chuck Barris Dead at 87
Chuck Barris, creator and host of The Gong Show, died on Tuesday. He was 87.

The TV personality, often referred to as “The King of Schlock” and “The Baron of Bad Taste,” died of natural causes in his Palisades, N.Y. residence, The Associated Press reports. He is survived by Mary, his wife of 16 years.

Barris’ Gong Show aired in daytime on NBC from 1976 through 1978, and in first-run syndication from 1977-’80; a short-lived revival, hosted by radio personality Don Bleu, aired from 1988-’89. Prior to that, Barris created The Dating Game and The Newlywed Game. He also hosted The Chuck Barris Rah-Rah Show
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'Gong Show' Host, Creator Chuck Barris Dead at 87

  • TMZ
Game show legend Chuck Barris -- creator and host of "The Gong Show" -- died Tuesday of natural causes at his home in Palisades, NY ... according to his publicist. In addition to starting 'Gong Show' in 1976 ... Barris had also created "The Dating Game" and "The Newlywed Game" in the '60s. He claimed to have been a CIA assassin on the side, as chronicled in his autobiography, 'Confessions of a Dangerous Mind.' The book
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Chuck Barris, Creator and Host of The Gong Show, Dead at 87

Chuck Barris, Creator and Host of The Gong Show, Dead at 87
Legendary game show host Chuck Barris passed away on Tuesday. He was 87.

His publicist said Barris died of natural causes in Palisades, N.Y., according to Variety.

Barris created and hosted the classic game show The Gong Show, and created both The Dating Game and The Newlywed Game.

His autobiography, Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, was made into a film in 2002, which was directed by George Clooney. Sam Rockwell starred as Barris, who claimed in the book that he worked as a CIA assassin in the 1960s and 70s.

Barris was survived by his wife Mary.
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Chuck Barris Dies: ‘Gong Show’ Host Was 87

Chuck Barris, host of The Gong Show, died Tuesday, March 21, of natural causes in Palisades, New York, The Associated Press confirmed. He was 87. Best known for hosting the 1970s NBC game show The Gong Show, he also created genre classics The Dating Game and The Newlywed Game. The Gong Show, created and produced by Barris, aired on NBC in daytime from 1976 through 1978, and in first-run syndication from 1976 to 1980 and 1988 to 1989. Barris hosted the show on NBC and from…
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Chuck Barris, ‘Gong Show’ Host, Dies at 87

  • The Wrap
Chuck Barris, ‘Gong Show’ Host, Dies at 87
Chuck Barris, the beloved host of the “Gong Show” died Tuesday. He was 87.

Along with producing “The Dating Game” and “The Newlywed Game,” Barris also wrote a hit autobiography titled “Confessions of a Dangerous Mind,” which went on to become a movie directed by George Clooney and starring Sam Rockwell.

He died of natural causes in his home in Palisades, New York, according to his family, The Hollywood Reporter reported.

The energetic host was also renewed for writing the pop song “Palisades Park,” a hit for Freddy Cannon, and follow up books “Bad Grass Never Dies” and “Della: A Memoir of My.
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‘Catastrophe’ Season 3 Premiere Date & Teaser: Creator-Stars Kick It ‘Newlywed Game’-Style

‘Catastrophe’ Season 3 Premiere Date & Teaser: Creator-Stars Kick It ‘Newlywed Game’-Style
Exclusive: For those clamoring for more of the intercontinental adventures of Sharon and Rob, take heart: As noted in the promo video above, the third season of the irreverent comedy Catastrophe arrives April 28 on Amazon Prime Video. The clip features creators, stars and Emmy-nominated writers Sharon Horgan and Rob Delaney taking a page from The Newlywed Game, with questions including who takes longer to get ready (duh!) and who has the bigger potty mouth (tossup). The…
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Review: 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' checks back on Terry and the rest of the squad

  • Hitfix
Review: 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' checks back on Terry and the rest of the squad
A review of tonight's Brooklyn Nine-Nine coming up just as soon as someone beats The Newlywed Game... After last week's episode focused entirely on Jake and Holt's time in Florida exile, part 2 of "Coral Palms" catches us up with the rest of the squad. The other detectives from the Nine-Nine have been through their own changes, like Boyle adopting a four-year-old son from Latvia named Nikolaj, but the biggest change by far was the arrival of Ken Marino (a The State reunion with Joe Lo Truglio!) as the latest interim captain, Jason Stenley. On the one hand, Stenley's incompetence in such a high-level job stretches even this show's boundaries of credibility, to the point where Boyle has to point out how little sense Stenley's promotion makes. On the other, Stenley's purpose in the episode is mainly to to get Santiago fighting with the rest of the squad over their acceptance
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Jimmy Fallon and Mark Ruffalo are Best Friends Forever

  • Hitfix
Jimmy Fallon and Mark Ruffalo are Best Friends Forever
Yesterday was National Best Friends Day, one of the internet's many, many unofficial holidays, so Mark Ruffalo and Jimmy Fallon celebrated by putting their friendship to the test. On The Tonight Show, Ruffalo and Fallon played a platonic version of The Newlywed Game buy quizzing each other and seeing if their answers matched up. So, how well do the two know each other? Turns out, not that well! Their answers didn't match up when it came to favorite sandwich or biggest fear but they did get one obvious question right. Find out which one below:
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Here's the Adorable Thing Mark Ruffalo and Jimmy Fallon Know for Sure About Each Other

Here's the Adorable Thing Mark Ruffalo and Jimmy Fallon Know for Sure About Each Other
They're the two best friends that anyone could have... That's exactly what Jimmy Fallon and Mark Ruffalo came to The Tonight Show to prove Wednesday night when they kicked off a round of "The Best Friends Challenge." The prompt of the game is for both pals to give the same answer to a question about one of the friends, much like The Newlywed Game. Answer the questions correctly and you are deemed best friends for life. However, it wasn't so simple for the celebrity duo, who couldn't manage to get the questions right—except for one. First, Fallon was tasked with determining Ruffalo's favorite sandwich. While they both came up with three-letter options,...
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