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Alex Trebek Names Possible New Jeopardy! Hosts

He's considering retiring in 2020

(Newser) - Who is a beloved host of a long-running game show considering retirement? The answer is Alex Trebek, host of Jeopardy! since 1984. The Canadian-born host's latest contract expires in 2020, when he will be 80. He told TMZ's Harvey Levin on Fox's OBJECTified on Monday that the... More »

Apparent Survivor Contestants Messed Up Big Time

They may have spilled the beans too early about being on the show, could face $5M penalty

(Newser) - "Outwit, outplay, outlast" is the motto for CBS' hit reality show Survivor, but Alec Merlino and Kara Kay may not have done so hot on the first part. TMZ outs the two as contestants on season 37, which just finished filming in Fiji last week, but only after the... More »

Guy Loses $3.2K on Jeopardy Over 'Gangsta' Pronunciation

Nick Spicher went on to win anyway

(Newser) - A tip for future Jeopardy contestants: Pronunciation is key. So Nick Spicher learned on Monday's episode when he was penalized $3,200 for mispronouncing the answer to a "Before & After" clue. After Alex Trebek read out "a song by Coolio from 'Dangerous Minds' goes back... More »

Viral Jeopardy! Champ Is Weird, Wacky, and a Big Winner

You can't miss Austin Rogers if you stumble on the show

(Newser) - Austin Rogers may not stand out at a hipster watering hole in New York City, but as a Jeopardy! contestant, he's not exactly your run-of-the-mill contender. "He's got hair, he's got chutzpah, and broad-based knowledge," says show host Alex Trebek of Rogers in one video... More »

Candy Crush to Become TV Game Show. Somehow

You can half-watch 'Candy Crush' while playing Candy Crush on your phone

(Newser) - Popular mobile game Candy Crush, which the Verge notes is typically played "while passing time on the toilet or the subway," will soon be played on your television. CBS is developing Candy Crush, a one-hour game show based on the game. Candy Crush, which tasks players with matching... More »

Teacher Wins $20K, Plans Gift for Students

Bri Dredge got a little help winning Millionaire Hot Seat

(Newser) - An Australian teacher who won $20,000 on a game show (with a little help from the sympathetic host) plans to buy a gift for each 8th-grade kid at her school: a new pair of shoes, the Herald Sun reports. As a guest on Millionaire Hot Seat, Bri Dredge was... More »

Brad, Angelina Movie to Become Game Show

Reality series based on 'Mr. and Mrs. Smith' in the works

(Newser) - The movie that brought Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie together is becoming ... a reality competition series. A TV game show based on Mr. and Mrs. Smith is in the works, Variety reports, and though details are scant, the series will involve married couples competing in some fashion. The movie, of... More »

'Price Is Right' Hands Out Most Cringeworthy Prize

Contestant in wheelchair wins a brand-new ... treadmill

(Newser) - As Danielle Perez's friend puts it , at least we all now know that The Price Is Right isn't fixed. In an episode that aired yesterday, Perez made her way out of Contestant's Row and onto the stage with host Drew Carey, where she promptly price-guessed her way... More »

Oops: Price Is Right Model Gives Away Car

Contestant was supposed to guess the right price, didn't have to

(Newser) - Your last work mistake probably wasn't quite as costly as Manuela Arbelaez's: The Price Is Right model made a $21,960 error on yesterday's show. A contestant named Andrea was trying to guess the price of a Hyundai Sonata SE ... but before she could, Arbelaez, a six-year... More »

Meet Jeopardy!'s Winningest Woman

Julia Collins goes for 18th consecutive win on show airing today

(Newser) - Answer: She predicted in her eighth grade yearbook that she would someday be a Jeopardy! champion. Question: Who is Julia Collins? Collins, a 31-year-old resident of the Chicago suburb of Wilmette, has made good on her prediction, and then some. On the episode that aired yesterday, she became the third... More »

Wheel of Fortune Sees Best Solve Ever

Contestant solves puzzle with just two letters provided

(Newser) - America is suddenly abuzz about Wheel of Fortune again, and no, you haven't woken up in the '80s. Emil, a contestant on last night's show, had what appeared to be a nearly-impossible Bonus Puzzle to solve. After running the provided letters and his own guessed letters, only... More »

Arthur Chu Is Not Ruining Jeopardy

He's making the game more fun to watch: Sujay Kumar

(Newser) - Arthur Chu's unorthodox Jeopardy! methods and four-game winning streak—which was put on pause earlier this month for a tournament—have gained him quite a few detractors, who dramatically claim he's ruining the game. Among other things, when choosing a clue, Chu hops around the board in search... More »

Here's How to Win $1M on Wheel of Fortune

Autumn Erhard is the show's second millionaire

(Newser) - Autumn Erhard's first stroke of luck was being 30 years old, which qualified her to appear on Wheel of Fortune's 30th anniversary show yesterday. Mix in some pretty tough odds about landing on a million-dollar prize slot, making it to the bonus round, landing on that prize slot... More »

Price Is Right Looking for Male Model

He'll get a spot on the show ... for a week

(Newser) - Men, do you have what it takes to be a model on The Price is Right? CBS said today that the game show known for its female models will add a male one for a week. The show will hold its "first-ever search" for the right man in an... More »

Alex Trebek Suffers Heart Attack

But hospitalized host is upbeat, aims to be at next month's Jeopardy taping

(Newser) - Jeopardy king Alex Trebek has suffered a mild heart attack. The 71-year-old host of the long-running game show was admitted to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles over the weekend. Doctors expect him to make a full recovery, and he plans to be back on the Jeopardy set next month... More »

Family Feud's Richard Dawson Dead

Game show host died of esophageal cancer, son says

(Newser) - Not a good morning for the small screen : Longtime Family Feud host Richard Dawson died late yesterday of complications from esophageal cancer, reports TMZ . He was 79. Known as "the Kissing Bandit" during his first run as host, from 1976 to 1985, Dawson later returned to host the show... More »

Jeopardy Challenge Ends With Humans Crushed

Watson's next job: medical diagnostics

(Newser) - "I for one, welcome our new computer overlords," defeated Jeopardy contestant Ken Jennings wrote below his final answer as the game show's 3-day supercomputer challenge wrapped up. IBM's Watson finished way ahead with $77,147 while Jennings and Brad Rutter—the two most successful human contestants in Jeopardy... More »

Jeopardy Computer Trounces Humans On Day 2

Watson wins big despite naming Toronto as US city

(Newser) - Watson trounced its human opponents on the second day of the 3-day Jeopardy challenge, but humanity saved some face after the IBM supercomputer goofed on the final question. The category was US cities and the clue was "Its largest airport was named for a World War II hero; its... More »

Man Ties With Machine in Jeopardy Showdown

Humans fight back after IBM's Watson takes early lead

(Newser) - The first round of Jeopardy's three-game man versus supercomputer showdown finished Monday night with humanity having fended off the rise of the machine. Human player Brad Rutter, the game show's record money-winner, was tied with IBM supercomputer Watson at $5,000 at the close of play, AP reports. The other... More »

Why Watson Will (or Won't) Beat Jeopardy's Kings

Face-off airs tonight with Ken Jennings, Brad Rutter

(Newser) - Tonight, IBM’s Watson computer will go head-to-head with Jeopardy legends Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter in the first of three matches. Do they stand a chance against the machine? Definitely, writes Greg Lindsay for Fast Company . He’s an actual human who’s beaten the computer three times, thanks... More »

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