or


[05/16/11 - 09:53 AM]
"Lingo," The Brand New Mystery-Word Game Show Hosted by Comedian Bill Engvall, Offers Players a Shot at $100,000
The series will air weeknights at 8:00/7:00c beginning June 6 on the cable channel.

[via press release from GSN]

"LINGO," THE BRAND NEW MYSTERY-WORD GAME SHOW HOSTED BY COMEDIAN BILL ENGVALL, OFFERS PLAYERS A SHOT AT $100,000

SERIES PREMIERES JUNE 6TH AT 8:00 PM ET/PT ON GSN

(SANTA MONICA, Calif.) MAY 16, 2011 - GSN announced today the series premiere of a brand-new version of LINGO, the mystery-word game show with humor, suspense, fast-paced competition - and the chance to win a $100,000 prize. Produced by "Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?"'s ZOO Productions (a division of ALL3MEDIA group), LINGO is hosted by popular comedian Bill Engvall, who is known to audiences as the star of the TBS series "The Bill Engvall Show" and as a co-star of "Blue Collar TV." LINGO will premiere on GSN on June 6, 2011 at 8:00 PM ET/PT, and will air each weeknight at the same time, only on GSN.

Engvall joins a GSN talent roster that now includes Drew Carey, Jerry Springer, Sherri Shepherd, WendyWilliams, Carrie Ann Inaba and Norm Macdonald.

Known for his talent at sharing the humor in everyday situations, Bill Engvall is one of the top comedians working today - and among the busiest. He is a multi-platinum-selling recording artist, a Grammy nominee, and has starred in and served as executive producer of the half-hour TBS sitcom, "The Bill Engvall Show." His feature films include "Bait Shop" with Billy Ray Cyrus and "Delta Farce" with Larry the Cable Guy and D.J. Qualls. Prior to his big screen debut, Engvall was one of the stars of the sketch comedy show "Blue Collar TV" on the WB network. The ensemble cast included Jeff Foxworthy and Larry the Cable Guy.

LINGO is an updated version of a show of the same name that has been on GSN's air since 2002, and has consistently been one of the network's highest-rated and most durableshows.

In LINGO, two teams of two contestants are given the first letter of a five-letter mystery word and a clue about that word. They have five chances to identify it correctly. When a team guesses a word correctly, they earn points and a chance to win on their bingo-style Lingo card. In the final round, the teamwith the highest number of points earns the chance to correctly identify up to five words in 90 seconds. If they do, they grab the $100,000 prize.

LINGO is produced by ZOO Productions, producers of the smash hit "Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader?" With more than 350 hours of original programming since its inception in 1994, ZOO has quickly become one of the U.S.'s premiere production companies for reality with the emphasis on comedy. Other ZOO productions include the "Celebrity Scavenger Hunt" for NBC, "Southern Fried Stings" fortruTV, MTV's "Busted," and WE TV's "Joan Knows Best." Owned by London-based ALL3MEDIA, ZOO's programming can be seen in over 150 countries worldwide.

The format rights to LINGO are controlled by All3Media International and licensed to ZOO Productions.

About GSN

GSN is a multimedia entertainment company that offers original and classic game programming andcompetitive entertainment via its 75-million subscriber television network and online game sites. GSN's cross-platform content gives game lovers the opportunity to win cash and prizes, whether through GSN's popular TV game shows or through GSN Digital's free casual games, cash competitions and social games. GSN is distributed throughout the U.S., Caribbean and Canada by all major cable operators, satellite providers and telcos. GSN and its subsidiary, WorldWinner.com, Inc., are owned by DIRECTV and Sony Pictures Entertainment. For further information, visit GSN at www.gsn.com.





  [may 2011]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S


· ARE YOU SMARTER THAN A FIFTH GRADER? (FOX)
· BILL ENGVALL SHOW, THE (TBS)
· BLUE COLLAR TV (WB)





[03/27/17 - 01:44 PM]
New Season of "Property Brothers: Buying and Selling" Premieres on HGTV Wednesday, April 19
Each episode follows contractor Jonathan and real estate expert Drew as they combine their skills to help families tackle two critical real estate activities - selling one home and buying another.

[03/27/17 - 01:02 PM]
"RuPaul's Drag Race" Sashays Over to VH1 with Most Watched Episode in Franchise History
VH1 spins the numbers for Friday, March 24.

[03/27/17 - 01:02 PM]
OWN Orders Two New Docu-Series "Released" and "Checking Inn" to Join Its Saturday Night Programming Line-Up
"OWN's Saturday night lineup features entertaining and thought-provoking docu-series focused around conversations our audience is having in their everyday lives," said Erik Logan.

[03/27/17 - 12:51 PM]
2017 NCAA Tournament Scores Increases in Television Viewership Through Elite 8, Along with All-Time Records Across Digital and Social Platforms
CBS and Turner spin the numbers for their NCAA coverage to date.

[03/27/17 - 12:50 PM]
"Big Little Lies" Achieves Series High as It Approaches Finale This Sunday, April 2
HBO further spins the numbers for the series to date.

[03/27/17 - 12:31 PM]
Andrea Riseborough, Rory Culkin, Paul Sparks and Shea Whigham Join Cast of "Waco"
The series will be produced by Weinstein Television and will air on Paramount Network in 2018.

[03/27/17 - 12:22 PM]
Hulu Announces New Sarah Silverman Straight-to-Series Pick-Up: "I Love You, America"
Silverman stars in a 10-episode order of a weekly half-hour topical show to discuss the current political/emotional landscape of the country.

[03/27/17 - 12:22 PM]
Kid Grill Masters Compete for BBQ Glory in Return of "Kids BBQ Championship"
New co-host Damaris Phillips is joining returning co-host Eddie Jackson to lead the fiery action.

[03/27/17 - 11:30 AM]
AMC Partners with Citizens Parking to Bring Los Pollos Hermanos to Los Angeles and New York City!
Fans on both coasts will have the opportunity to enjoy Gus Fring's famous curly fries in Los Angeles on March 29 and 30 and New York City on April 9 and 10.

[03/27/17 - 11:16 AM]
Wendy Williams Returns to Host Don't Mess with Mommy Weekend on LMN
Said stunt features three world premiere movies airing May 11-14.

[03/27/17 - 10:41 AM]
VH1's "Basketball Wives" Premieres Monday, April 17th at 9PM
This season, several new faces will join series veterans Evelyn Lozada, Tami Roman, Jackie Christie, Malaysia Pargo and Shaunie O'Neal.

[03/27/17 - 10:00 AM]
CBS Announces Season Finale Airdates
Said dates run from Friday, April 14 for "MacGyver" through Thursday, June 1 for "The Amazing Race."

[03/27/17 - 09:30 AM]
Academy Award-Winner Hans Zimmer and Bleeding Fingers Music to Create Score for BBC America's "Blue Planet II"
The brand new seven-part series comes from the world's leading BBC Studios Natural History Unit.

[03/27/17 - 09:06 AM]
Johnny Galecki and Science Channel Join Forces for Prank Series "Scijinks" (WT)
The series will use cutting-edge science as the foundation for outrageous stunts and practical jokes, creating the smartest prank show on television.

[03/27/17 - 09:03 AM]
Hulu Summer 2017 Programming Slate
"Dumb: The Story of Big Brother Magazine," "Becoming Bond" and "Batman & Bill" are among the projects joining new seasons of "Casual" and "Difficult People."