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About gameking77

I'm an average guy who loves game shows and interviewing people.

My Thoughts: Steve Harvey’s Funderdome

Today, I’m offering my thoughts on a new show casting for ABC. Here’s how the network themselves describes it: “The inimitable Steve Harvey is hosting a new, groundbreaking show on ABC looking for great innovators and entrepreneurs to help fund … Continue reading

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Summer 2017

Hello, folks. Yes, it’s been a while. Not much has been happening. However, someone has asked if this blog is dead. No, it is not. Blogs do not die. As long as people keep reading them, they live on. Today, … Continue reading

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Interview with Jeff Coopwood

Hello, everyone. With Monopoly Millionaires’ Club premiering this weekend over most of the country (and reruns starting on GSN this Tuesday), I thought it would be nice to interview one of the original lottery game show hosts. Before there was Illinois Instant Riches, there … Continue reading

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Interview with Jim McKrell

Hello, everybody. Merry Christmas to you all. I’ve been doing other things, yes, but I haven’t completely forgotten about this place. I attempted to get an interview with Jim McKrell, host of Celebrity Sweepstakes. I got hold of him via Facebook and … Continue reading

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Australian Family Feud

Good evening, ladies and gentlemen. More often than not, Americans are interested in seeing how their favorite game shows are doing abroad. Formats that are popular in this country are often exported to other countries, but you already knew that. … Continue reading

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Tribute to Don Pardo

Hello. Welcome back. I just wanted to return because there has been an unfortunate death for the entire game show community. Don Pardo, the legendary voice of Saturday Night Live, and indeed NBC, passed away last night in his sleep at the … Continue reading

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Review: “Rising Star”

Hello. Last night, ABC debuted a new, live singing competition titled Rising Star. I saw it last night, and overall, I’m not that impressed. For those who didn’t watch it last night, the simple premise is this. Contestants stand in front of … Continue reading

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