Beginning this month, BUZZR is adding two game shows to its scheduled lineup: Supermarket Sweep and Celebrity Name Game.
Reruns of Supermarket Sweep begin airing next week on Monday, January 15 at 8:30pm and encoring at 11:30pm ET. The show will regularly air on Mondays-Thursdays at the same times. Avid and ardent fans best remember the game show hosted by David Ruprecht and watch three pairs of teams show off their supermarket savvy by exhibiting their knowledge about household brand name products, guessing prices for grocery items and rushing through the aisles in pursuit of spending the most money and searching for the ever-elusive $5,000 grand prize. The 1990 revival of Supermarket Sweep originally aired on Lifetime before switching to PAX (now ION) in the early 2000s. Late last year, FremantleMedia announced its plans to potentially revive the format. Nostalgic and die-hard game show fans can anticipate watching rarely re-broadcasted first season episodes. If we’re lucky enough, we could also be treated to watching an episode from the original 1965 ABC version.
Next month, Celebrity Name Game makes its BUZZR debut after the show (unfortunately) faced cancellation last year. Celebrity Name Game premieres Friday, February 9 at 8:00pm and 11:00pm ET and will regularly air at 8:00pm during the network’s new Friday night programming block, which includes the short-lived (and uninspiring) newcomer Temptation: The New Sale of The Century and the Richard Karn version Family Feud. Celebrity Name Game was hosted by former late-night talk show host and comedian Craig Ferguson and had two pairs of civilian teams partner with a celebrity teammate to guess the identities of famous stars, movies, television shows and other pop culture references for a chance to win up to $20,000. Over the course of three seasons, Craig Ferguson won two consecutive Daytime Emmys for Outstanding Game Show Host. Although viewers will no longer be treated with new episodes of the excellently-produced and well-constructed series, fans of the show will at least still be able to enjoy reruns of the fun-filled word association game show on a weekly basis.
Stay tuned for both shows if BUZZR is available on your local station. If your city does not carry the channel, check out BUZZR on Twitch.