Spike is getting a new game show, pairing parents with their children to see who can uncover the truth to some embarrassing stories. The 11-episode series will be hosted by comic and TV personality Jeff Dye, from MTV’s Money From Strangers.
There are several new projects coming to the Bravo television network, including a game show called I’d Kill for That. The show is described as “Double Dare meets Dolce & Gabbana and Wipeout meets Wang.” Each week, friends, co-workers and family members will compete against each other in a series of trivia, brain teasers and hilarious physical obstacles to win prizes of their dreams. It will be produced by Embassy Row.
According to an article from RealScreen.com, German broadcaster RTL is filling its new channel RTL+ with 60 episodes of a local version of both Jeopardy! and Wheel of Fortune. Nerds will no doubt leave comments that say that it’s been about a decade since the country had a version of either. “We absolutely love game shows and believe Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy fill a huge gap in the current market, and appeal to both those who fondly recall the original runs as well as viewers who’ve never seen the shows,” Astrid Quentell, SPT Germany MD, said in a statement.
Deadline is reporting that the hypnotism-themed game show imported from the UK will be hosted by the actor and co-fronted by the hypnotist from the UK version, Keith Barry. Production starts in July.
Alyson Hannigan, known for her work in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, How I Met Your Mother, and the American Pie movie series will host the new season of Penn & Teller: Fool Us on The CW.
Harkening back to the interactive GSN games, AdAge is reporting that GSN is once again planning a “real-time second-screen platform that will allow viewers to engage with content and play along with its shows in real-time.” If we can play along with Idiotest, I’m all for it.
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Variety is reporting that the pop diva is producing Tracks, a new game show that sounds like Name That Tune for the GarageBand generation. Teams of 2 compete to identify different songs based on their different musical tracks, whether it be the bass track, the drum line, and (hopefully) the tambourine track. No word on host or casting yet.