or


[05/02/07 - 08:36 AM]
GSN Salutes Bob Barker with a Week of Special Programming Featuring Career-Spanning Episodes of Classic Game Shows
Making his debut as host on "quiznation", Jeff Thisted, a current "The Price Is Right" staff member, will lead the special night of game play.

[via press release from GSN]

GSN Salutes Bob Barker With a Week of Special Programming Featuring Career-Spanning Episodes of Classic Game Shows

Specials of I'VE GOT A SECRET, FAMILY FEUD, MATCH GAME and TATTLETALES Begin Airing May 15 as Part of GSN's Salute to Bob Barker

Jeff Thisted of 'The Price Is Right' Joins 'PlayMania' as Host

Thisted Hosts Special Barker Edition of 'quiznation' Friday, May 18

GSN.com Features Barker Trivia, Polls, and Exclusive Broadband Video

SANTA MONICA, Calif., May 2 -- GSN pays tribute to Bob Barker, legendary host of television's longest running game show, with rarely-seen episodes of Barker appearances on classic game shows. GSN SALUTES BOB BARKER includes special episodes of I'VE GOT A SECRET, FAMILY FEUD, MATCH GAME and TATTLETALES featuring Barker and airs Tuesday, May 15 through Saturday, May 19 on GSN.

From the classic to the contemporary, GSN's online portal, GSN.com, will feature an interactive poll to determine who viewers think should be the next "The Price Is Right" host; daily word search games and trivia that tests viewers knowledge of Barker; and exclusive broadband video on Barker including well-wishes from fans.

Additionally, GSN's PLAYMANIA will devote a night of programming that celebrates Bob Barker. Making his debut as host on "quiznation", Jeff Thisted, a current "The Price Is Right" staff member, will lead the special night of game play. Thisted provides an insider's view into what goes on behind-the-scenes of America's favorite game show and insight into the magic that has made the show a cultural phenomenon.

"Bob Barker has been a welcome and constant fixture in American households for a half century," commented Rich Cronin, President and CEO, GSN. "We wanted to take this opportunity to reflect on his life-spanning career in a way that only GSN can -- it's our way of congratulating him on the most extraordinary career in the game show world."

Tuesday, May 15 through Friday, May 18 GSN will air back-to-back episodes of MATCH GAME at 9:00 and 9:30 PM. Originally aired between 1975 and 1978, these episodes feature Barker as a celebrity panelist, even donning a tuxedo for his first appearance on the show. Fellow panelists include regulars Charles Nelson Reilly, Brett Somers and Richard Dawson. Later on the same nights, GSN airs back-to-back episodes of FAMILY FEUD with Bob Barker and "Barkers Beauties" from "The Price Is Right" versus the stars from "The Young And The Restless" at 11:00 and 11:30 PM. Watch Bob, Rod Roddy and "The Price Is Right" models bank money for their favorite charity in these 1991 episodes hosted by Ray Combs.

Saturday, May 19 at 7:00 PM GSN presents GAME SHOW COUNTDOWN: TOP 10 HOSTS. Tune-in to see how Bob Barker stacks up against his game show colleagues. Rounding-out the Saturday line-up, a classic episode of I'VE GOT A SECRET at 11:00 PM. Originally airing in 1972, this gem features host Steve Allen congratulating Barker on the success of his then new game show, "The Price Is Right," and follows Barker as he strikes up an impromptu pricing game with the audience. Finally, at 11:30 PM, a rarely-seen 1976 episode of TATTLETALES. Hosted by Barker himself, he trades places with Bert Convey so that Convey can play the game with other celebrity guests including Jack and Dolores Narz, and Richard Dawson and Judy Donovan.

Barker, the eighty-three year old host of "The Price Is Right," recently announced plans to end his 35-year run as host of the iconic daytime game show in June. Barker began his game show career in 1956 as host of "Truth or Consequences," and went on to host "Dream Girl of '67" and "The Family Game."

About GSN

GSN is the entertainment industry leader in multi-platform interactive game programs. As the premier television network for games, GSN features challenging word games, high intensity casino programs, live participation shows, reality series and documentaries. Now reaching more than 63 million homes, GSN is distributed in the U.S. through all major cable systems and satellite providers. The network is jointly owned by Sony Pictures Entertainment and Liberty Media Corporation. For further media information, visit GSN's press website at corp.gsn.com.

SOURCE GSN
http://corp.gsn.com





  [may 2007]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
  


· SHOWATCH
(series past and present)
· DEVWATCH
(series in development)
· MOVIEWATCH
(tv movies and mini-series)





[02/09/16 - 10:30 AM]
Super Bowl MVP Von Miller of the Denver Broncos to Visit CBS's "The Late Late Show with James Corden," Tuesday, Feb. 9
Miller is the fourth linebacker in Super Bowl history to take home the MVP honors.

[02/09/16 - 10:05 AM]
Bryan Fuller Set as Co-Creator and Showrunner of the New "Star Trek" Television Series
As previously announced, the new series, produced by CBS Television Studios, will launch with a special preview broadcast on the CBS Television Network in early 2017.

[02/09/16 - 09:34 AM]
"Live with Kelly and Michael" Beats "Dr. Phil" and "Ellen" to Rank as the Week's No. 1 Syndie Talker in Women 25-54
Disney/ABC Domestic Television spins the numbers for the week of January 25-29.

[02/09/16 - 09:31 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX, "The X-Files" Hold Off Surging Competition
ABC and CBS both see week-to-week gains among adults 18-49.

[02/09/16 - 09:30 AM]
Anthony Anderson, Molly Ringwald, Ellen Pompeo, Gabourey Sidibe, Vanessa Williams and Ludacris Join Season 4 of Disney Junior's "Doc McStuffins"
The new season will find Doc and her toy friends magically transported to a make-believe town, made up entirely of toys, where Doc serves as chief resident of the Toy Hospital.

[02/09/16 - 09:27 AM]
FS1 Offers Extensive Live Coverage of the FIFA Presidential Election
"This is an important news story with international repercussions, and as the primary home for televised soccer in the U.S., it's our duty to cover it, and cover it well," said David Nathanson.

[02/09/16 - 08:45 AM]
"Last Week Tonight with John Oliver" Kicks Off Its Third Season Feb. 14, Exclusively on HBO
The show has already been renewed for a fourth season, scheduled for 2017.

[02/09/16 - 08:34 AM]
Science Channel Delivers Highest Rated Month Ever in Prime Time Among Key Demos and Viewership in January
Science Channel spins the numbers for the month of January.

[02/09/16 - 08:34 AM]
"The Bachelor" Stands as Monday's No. 1 Series in Adults 18-34 and Key Women for the 6th Week Running
ABC spins the numbers for Monday, February 8.

[02/09/16 - 08:25 AM]
"Biggest Loser" and "Telenovela" Grow Week to Week in 18-49
NBC spins the numbers for Monday, February 8.

[02/09/16 - 08:01 AM]
"When Calls the Heart" Season Three Premieres Sunday, February 21
In season three, Elizabeth (Erin Krakow) puts down roots in Hope Valley after spending extended time in Hamilton with her family.

[02/09/16 - 06:42 AM]
"2 Broke Girls" Returns to Thursday on Feb. 18
The fifth-year comedy, which has been leading off CBS Wednesdays since January 6, will replace "Angel from Hell" in the Thursday 9:30 PM time period.

[02/09/16 - 06:30 AM]
Four Artists to Salute MusiCares Person of the Year Lionel Richie on "The 58th Grammy(R) Awards," Feb. 15
Luke Bryan, John Legend, Demi Lovato and Meghan Trainor will take audiences on a musical journey through the 2016 MusiCares(R) Person of the Year's songbook.

[02/09/16 - 06:04 AM]
Multi-Golden Globe Award-Winning Amazon Original Series "Mozart in the Jungle" Renewed for Third Season
The series will begin production later this year and will continue the story of the talented musicians who perform and live with passion under the baton of its spirited conductor, best known simply as Rodrigo.

[02/08/16 - 03:42 PM]
"Lopez" Premieres March 30th on TV Land
The cable channel also releases the show's key art and logo.