News In A Flash!: Quick Game Show Updates #103

Today’s update article takes a look at some of the latest US and international game show news in 200 characters or less.

After a string of bonus round losses worth $100,000 and $1 million last year, Wheel of Fortune found its first $100,000 winners of the season thanks to Aaron & Karly Mandell on March 21.

After a strong series debut last week, Genius Junior is looking to continue its early ratings success tonight at 9:00pm on NBC. In case you missed it, take a look at the first episode on NBC.com.

Whiz Kids Week returns to Millionaire beginning Monday in syndication. Check your local listings for air times.

Keep It Spotless, produced by John Cena, is set to premiere Monday at 7:30pm ET on Nickelodeon. The first full episode is already available to watch for free on Nick.com.

After it was reported that Saturday Night Takeaway would not return after co-host Ant McPartlin entered rehab last week, ITV decided to air the March 31 & April 7 live episodes with Declan Donnelly.

The once-popular variety game show The Generation Game returns to the BBC April 1 with hosts Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins. As of now, the 2018 revival will only air two episodes.

DON’T FORGET: The Joker’s Wild returns for its second season on TBS April 15 at 10:00pm ET. This season features new categories, celebrity charity special and more celebrities asking video questions.

Comedy Central is set to premiere the US debut of Taskmaster on April 27 at 11:00pm ET with Reggie Watts hosting and Alex Horne co-hosting. The show is based in the UK and currently airs on Dave.

The nominees were announced for the 45th Daytime Emmy Awards on April 29th. Universal Kids’ The Noise and Millionaire host Chris Harrison received their first-ever Emmy nominations.

FOX announced the premieres of their upcoming new and returning series on Tuesday, including Beat Shazam and Love Connection coming back for their second seasons on May 29 at 8:00pm and 9:00pm ET.

ITV is searching for teams of four family members to compete against the cunning Chasers on The Family ChaseGo to ITV.com for more information on how to apply. July 6 is the final application date.

Sources: Broadway World, Deadline Hollywood, ITV.com, NBC.com, The Guardian, TV Series Finale, Variety, YouTube
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