News In A Flash!: Quick Game Show Updates #101

It’s been a while since I’ve done this, but TBIR is back again with another quick review of the week’s headlines. This week’s update article takes a look at some of the latest US and international game show news in 200 characters or less (with the special exception of the first story, for obvious reasons).

Matt Edmondson Becomes New Host of ITV2’s “Release The Hounds”

The horror-themed ITV2 game show returns for a fourth series later this year – but with a new host. Matt Edmondson is set to take over hosting duties for Release The Hounds after Reggie Yates had been hosting the program since its debut in October 2013. Edmondson is currently a host of his own show on BBC…

“The Drop” Returns To Channel 4 As “The £100,000 Drop”

After being on hiatus for the past two years, Channel 4 has decided to revive The Million Pound Drop and rebrand it as a daytime game show with the revised title, The £100,000 Drop. Host Davina McCall made the announcement this morning on a video posted on show’s Facebook page. The £100,000 Drop is currently searching for pairs of contestants…

FOX Renews “Beat Shazam” For Second Season

Midway through its first, the network has decided to bring back the music game show for another season. Jamie Foxx will return as host and executive producer. So far this season, Beat Shazam has average 4.4 million viewers across all viewing platforms and has become the most social new series of the summer with over 23 million engagements…