* Did you see what happened last night on Lingo? Turns out GSN wasn’t pulling our chain. Somebody did win $100,000 last night. Ghostkid825 has the video, but I won’t post it here. However, it really didn’t feel like a win. That’s one of the problems I have with this new format (and I’m sure I’m not alone). The money is too easy to earn. All I can say is that we have a new game here.
* Got an article here from Entertainment Weekly. The X Factor, coming this fall to Fox, held auditions in New Jersey, and EW’s finest got to sit in on a session. In a nutshell, the auditions here are about the same as the singing auditions of America’s Got Talent, except the audience is a bit more supportive. No booing under any certain terms, and no arm-waving to rock anthems. Here are some examples from the British version of what we might see.
* You remember that TLC show Extreme Couponing? My mom loves that show, she has the series set to record on her DVR. Anyway, TLC’s doing it again with a pilot called “High Stakes Sweepers”. This show will profile people who spend more than 60 hours a week participating in sweepstakes. This show seems perfect, especially in this economy. It also reminds me of a certain reality show that used to be on ABC, Wife Swap. I don’t see it on their schedule anymore, which is a shame because I liked it. (see the link for more information)
* Speaking of TLC, you know what should be there? That new antique show, Buried Treasure. According to a Fox press release (via Futon Critic), it’s set to premiere Wednesday, August 24 at 8/7c. It features antiquing’s answer to Hikaru and Kaoru, the Leigh brothers.
Seem like a couple of nice guys. I don’t think the show’s meant for Fox, though.
* Another show my mom really enjoys is So You Think You Can Dance. Well, according to this press release, you can now vote online at www.fox.com/dance after the live performance shows. This seems to follow the trend of Dancing with the Stars, American Idol, and now, The Voice. I say it’s about time, and I’m glad they’re offering it. Those text-message rates are expensive, and the phone lines tend to get jammed up a bit. This ought to allow for more votes. First performance show is Wed., June 15. Don’t miss it. I don’t think Mom will.
All right, that’s all for today. I’ll see you tomorrow.