November 12, 1987
You wake up early to watch "The $25,000 Pyramid" and everything's excellent for the rest of the morning. "Card Sharks." "The Price is Right." "Super Password." Just excellent. But, by noon, you're in trouble because all they show are soap operas and old movies and the "Newlywed Game" doesn't start until 3. The evening is worse. Catch a little "Jeopardy!" at 7:30, then some "High Rollers." Wait for "Truth or Consequences" at 11:30. There just aren't enough game shows.
June 6, 2007 |
"Jeopardy!" champion Ken Jennings and top prize winners from other TV game shows will face off against one another in a prime-time series for the GSN channel, "Grand Slam." The eight-week series, which will premiere Aug. 7, will pit 16 winners from shows such as "Wheel of Fortune," "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire" and GSN's own "Lingo" in a contest to win $100,000. Comedian Dennis Miller will host.
May 12, 1995
Video game vendor Sega enjoyed the spotlight on the first day of the Electronic Entertainment Exposition in Los Angeles with its announcement that its new game machine, the Sega Saturn, will be available sooner and more cheaply than expected. Sega of America Chief Executive Tom Kalinske said the Saturn will be available immediately in the United States and Canada and will be priced at $299.
December 5, 1995 |
Paramount Television Group is investing in a new game show company created by the former management team and employee group of Mark Goodson Productions, the producers of "The Price Is Right," "Family Feud" and a host of other popular game shows. Co-founders of the new company are Jonathan Goodson, the former president and chief executive of Goodson Productions, and Harris Katleman, its former chief operating executive and 13-year head of Twentieth Television.
April 25, 2012 |
TV game show host Bob Eubanks and his wife, Deborah James, have sold their Westlake Village house for $1.982 million. The Normandy-style home, built in 2006, sits on 3.5 acres at the end of a cul-de-sac. The single-level house features wood and stone floors, custom built-in cabinetry, French doors, an office, four bedrooms and 41/2 bathrooms in 4,972 square feet of living space. The grounds include a swimming pool with spa, a two-story play fort, an outdoor covered loggia, stone walkways and fountains.
November 21, 2006 |
NBC, which found a hit by premiering "Deal or No Deal" last December when there was relatively little original programming opposing it, is hoping a game show hosted by comedian-magician Penn Jillette can do the same for it this December. In "Identity," a contestant can win up to $500,000 by correctly determining the identities of 12 strangers. The program will air at 8 p.m. Dec. 18-22, following the same weeklong introductory strategy that worked for "Deal or No Deal."