News In A Flash!: Quick Game Show Updates #105

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

Wheel of Fortune, Jeopardy! and 25 Words or Less kicked off their respective new seasons and gave viewers a behind-the-scenes look at how each show as readjusted to be social-distance friendly. 

STAY TUNED

Celebrity Family Feud resumes its season with a sort-of sibling rivalry between Ray Romano and Brad Garrett from Everybody Loves Raymond Sunday, September 20 at 7:00pm ET on ABC.

Beginning at 8:00pm ET, ABC’s Fun & Games lineup reassembles on Thursday, September 24 with new episodes of Celebrity Family Feud, Press Your Luck and Match Game.

Theo Cooper, Pam Kirk and Barbara Krant face the Big Board again as veteran contestants on Thursday’s new episode of Press Your Luck at 9:00pm ET. Editor’s note: This will be a fun episode to watch.

Meanwhile on Match Game, contestants will try to match panelists Jerry Ferrara, Constance Zimmer, Chris Sullivan, Caroline Rhea, Ross Mathews and Dascha Polanco Thursday at 10:00pm.

The anticipated revival of The Weakest Link returns Tuesday, September 29 on NBC. Hollywood Game Night host Jane Lynch hosts this version, following in Anne Robinson and George Gray’s footsteps.

Call My Bluff, Split Personality and Say When! are three of the black-and-white classics to air during BUZZR’s 5th annual Lost & Found event on Sunday, September 27th.

Coming back with brand new games, Ellen’s Game of Games returns for its fourth season starting next Tuesday, October 6 on NBC.

Supermarket Sweep is set to return next month on Sunday, October 18th at 8:00pm ET. Following Sweep’s comeback, Millionaire with Jimmy Kimmel airs its second season at 9:00pm ET.

COMING SOON

Scheduled to air in fall 2021, former late-night talk show host Jay Leno will host the FOX revival of You Bet Your Life. The game show last aired in syndication from 1992-1993 with host Bill Cosby.

Wipeout is making a comeback! Set to air on TBS with hosts Nicole Byer and John Cena, there is still time to apply on the show’s casting site. Casting ends September 22.

Comedian and The Masked Singer panelist Ken Jeong hosts the new FOX game show I Can See Your Voice. With celebrity help, contestants try to identify who can actually sing for a chance to win $100,000.

CASTING CALL

Game Show Network is giving Chain Reaction another chance with its second revival on the cable channel. Go to Venertainment.com for more information on how to apply to become a contestant on the show.

The Cube is still looking for contestants to compete on the U.S. version of The Cube with host Dwyane Wade. Head to TheCubeGameShow.tv to apply.

INTERNATIONAL UPDATES

In case you missed Donald Fear become the first contestant to become a millionaire in the Clarkson era of ITV’s Millionaire, check it out below! He’s the show’s first grand prize winner in 14 years.

Grab your Popeye’s Chiiiiiiiicken and stay tuned for the second season premiere of Family Feud Canada Monday, October 12 on CBC. New episodes air every Monday-Thursday at 7:00pm.

Based on the news that he will be hosting the pilot later this year, it looks like The Chase host Bradley Walsh has been tapped to host the BBC revival of Blankety Blanks. 

Kaun Banega Crorepati, India’s version of Millionaire, is set to return for its 12th season beginning Monday, September 28 on Sony TV.

In its 10th series, Taskmaster moves from Dave to Channel 4. Daisy May Cooper, Johnny Vegas, Katherine Parkinson, Mawaan Rizwan and Richard Herring are this season’s contestants. No word yet on when the series will officially start airing.

Quarantine Game Show Watchlist

New episodes of Quibi’s Singled Out revival w/ Keke Palmer
The entire season of Holey Moley II: The Sequel
Seasons 1 and 2 of 25 Words or Less on YouTube 
Game Show Central: The home of classic and recent Game Show Network original series
Series 1-7 of Taskmaster currently on YouTube

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