LOS ANGELES (AP) — Orson Bean, the witty actor and comedian who enlivened the game show "To Tell the Truth" and played a crotchety merchant on “Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman,” was hit and killed by a...
NEW YORK (AP) — The “Jeopardy!” tournament matching the game show's three most accomplished and well-known players has proven to be a big hit for ABC, which clearly hopes the competition goes on...
NEW YORK (AP) — Producers of the game show “Jeopardy!” have apologized for a clue that waded into political hot water involving Israeli control of the West Bank, saying an incorrect version of the...
NEW YORK (AP) — “Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek says he's already rehearsed what he's going to say to the audience on his final show, whenever that may be.
SAN MATEO, Calif. (AP) — Al Burton, a TV producer whose six-decade career included an eclectic mix of beauty pageants, variety and game shows and groundbreaking comedies including "The Jeffersons"...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a story Oct. 6 about the death of comedian Rip Taylor, The Associated Press reported erroneously that he was 84. The age came from his publicist, who was relying on incorrect...
NEW YORK (AP) — "Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek says he's had a setback in his battle with pancreatic cancer and is undergoing chemotherapy again.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek has returned to work, saying he's "on the mend" following treatment for pancreatic cancer.
The game show posted a video Thursday on Twitter...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a week dominated by competition shows, "America's Got Talent" dominated the competition.
NBC's variety showcase brought in 9.7 million viewers last week according to...
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Jimmy Kimmel is among Donald Trump's late-night gadflies, while producer Mark Burnett showcased the future president on "The Apprentice." Yet they are going into...
NEW YORK (AP) — The political equivalent to NBA first pick Zion Williamson is unclear, but CNN this week brings the showmanship of sports draft lotteries to the presidential campaign by televising...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Alex Trebek got a standing ovation as he accepted an Emmy Award as host of "Jeopardy!" — and immediately set the audience at ease, even as he alluded to his cancer...
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Charles Van Doren, the dashing young academic whose meteoric rise and fall as a corrupt game show contestant in the 1950s inspired the movie "Quiz Show" and served as a...
CULVER CITY, Calif. (AP) — A 34-year-old professional sports gambler from Las Vegas won more than $110,000 on "Jeopardy!" on Tuesday, breaking the record for single-day cash winnings on the trivia...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The first-ever "Jeopardy!" team championship came down to a clash of the titans, Ken Jennings vs. Brad Rutter.
With $1 million at stake, a big Daily Double bet by Rutter...
CULVER CITY, Calif. (AP) — Glance around the "Jeopardy!" set during rehearsals for its first-ever team championship and it's easy to be intimidated by the assembled brain power.
There's Brad Rutter, whose overall "Jeopardy!" haul, $4.3 million, is the most won on any game show. And Ken Jennings, a 74-game winner and top moneymaker, with $2.5 million, in non-tournament "Jeopardy!" competition. And Buzzy Cohen, the reigning Tournament of Champions winner.
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — And your host, Rob Lowe.
The actor will preside over "Mental Samurai," a new game show on Fox to air during the upcoming season, the network announced Thursday.
Contestants will be tested in such categories as knowledge, memory, numbers and sequencing while being transported around the set at high speeds in a specially designed capsule that rotates 360 degrees.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chris Hardwick's career is getting back on track after a review of sexual assault allegations made by a former girlfriend.
NBC said that Hardwick will serve as a guest host next Tuesday on "America's Got Talent" and will return as host for season three of "The Wall" game show. Production on "The Wall" is set to begin in the fall.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Alex Trebek can see life without "Jeopardy."
Speaking Sunday on Fox News' "OBJECTified ," the 78-year-old said the odds are 50/50, "and a little less," he won't return to the game show he's hosted since 1984 when his contract expires in 2020.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A woman who works as an assistant to a federal appellate judge in Little Rock picked up $1,000 during an appearance on a syndicated game show that aired on television recently.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — He played a boy who does nothing but watch TV and wears cowboy clothing in the 1971 movie "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory."
Who is "Jeopardy" contestant Paris Themmen?
Themmen appeared on the game show on Tuesday. But he didn't tell Alex Trebek about his role as Mike Teevee when the host asked him about himself. Themmen said he was an "avid backpacker."
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Marty Allen, the baby-faced, bug-eyed comedian with wild black hair who was a staple of TV variety shows, game shows and talk shows for decades, died Monday night. He was 95.
Allen died in Las Vegas of complications from pneumonia with his wife and performing partner of the last three decades Karon Kate Blackwell by his side, Allen's spokeswoman Candi Cazau told The Associated press.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The game show "The Price Is Right" has changed its policy on not shipping Alaska contestants' winnings beyond Anchorage after a Bethel nurse was going to have to pay thousands of dollars to have her prizes shipped home.
An email Friday from FremantleMedia North America, the production company behind "The Price Is Right," said Joni Beckham's prizes would indeed be delivered to her home in Bethel, KTVA-TV reported .
DURANGO, Colo. (AP) — Police in southwestern Colorado are using the premise of the popular game show "Family Feud" to catch criminals.
The Durango Police Department's Facebook page allows the community to play "Fugitive Feud," which lists the top suspects and their identifying information in the same format of the classic television show.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ellen DeGeneres, known for keeping her comedy on the nice side, lets her inner meanie out for "Ellen's Game of Games."
NBC's new prime-time game show, which begins its regular run at 8 p.m. EST Tuesday after a December sneak peek, subjects its contestants to measured torments that delight host and executive producer DeGeneres.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A current TV funny lady, a vintage one and a time-honored Christmas movie won over viewers in the run-up to the holiday.
A preview of Ellen DeGeneres' new NBC prime-time game show, "Ellen's Game of Games," and CBS' pair of "I Love Lucy" episodes starring Lucille Ball landed in the top 20 last week, Nielsen said Wednesday.
A Christmas Eve broadcast of "It's a Wonderful Life" on NBC was the week's top-rated holiday movie.
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Monty Hall, the genial TV game show host whose long-running "Let's Make a Deal" traded on love of money and merchandise and the mystery of which door had the car behind it, has died. He was 96.
Hall, who had been in poor health, died Saturday morning of heart failure at his home in Beverly Hills, said his daughter, Sharon Hall of Los Angeles.
A look at what's happening all around the majors today:
A year after the All-Star Game drew its lowest TV rating ever, Major League Baseball will see how this telecast fared.
Fox tried a few new things: Bryce Harper and George Springer wore microphones while playing the outfield and bantered with the broadcasters, and leadoff men Jose Altuve and Charlie Blackmon did interviews just seconds before they stepped into the batter's box.
NEW YORK (AP) — The nation's birthday week was observed by the networks mostly by scripted repeats along with the usual slate of reality and game shows.
Although NBC's two-hour "Macy's 4th of July Fireworks" special ranked sixth and 16th for the week, the top-ranked prime-time shows were CBS' "60 Minutes" rerun and, in second place, a "Big Bang Theory" repeat, according to Nielsen.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Candy Crush addicts, and you know who you are, put down your mobile device immediately. Then you can watch "Candy Crush," the TV game show.
Expect breezy, energetic fun from the CBS series debuting 9 p.m. EDT Sunday with host Mario Lopez, said executive producer Matt Kunitz, whose credits include "Wipeout" and "Fear Factor."
LOS ANGELES (AP) — "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" won the Daytime Emmy Award for best entertainment talk show Sunday, 20 years to the day that her character came out as gay on the sitcom "Ellen."
"She did it because it was the right thing to do," said Mary Connelly, "Ellen" executive producer, of DeGeneres' decision to be open about her sexuality and do the same for her character in 1997. DeGeneres was absent and Connelly accepted the award.
NEW YORK (AP) — "Love Connection" is reconnecting with viewers. A new version of the match-making game show will air on Fox starting May 25, the network announced.
The one-hour series will amp up the original dating show for today's audiences, featuring single men and women looking for romance. Its host is Andy Cohen, of Bravo's "Watch What Happens Live," who will bring his personal brand of audacious fun to the series, Fox said on Wednesday.
NEW YORK (AP) — "Love Connection" is reconnecting with viewers. A new version of the match-making game show will air on Fox starting May 25, the network announced Thursday.
The one-hour series will amp up the original dating show for today's audiences, featuring single men and women looking for romance. Its host is Andy Cohen, of Bravo's "Watch What Happens Live," who will bring his personal brand of audacious fun to the series, Fox said.
NEW YORK (AP) — Chuck Barris, whose game show empire included "The Dating Game," ''The Newlywed Game" and that infamous factory of cheese, "The Gong Show," has died. He was 87.
Barris died of natural causes Tuesday afternoon at his home in Palisades, New York, according to publicist Paul Shefrin, who announced the death on behalf of Barris' family.
CHICAGO (AP) — Wayne Brady says he had to abandon a performance of "Hamilton" in Chicago because he hurt his leg during the show.
The improv comedian and game show host, who is playing Aaron Burr at The PrivateBank Theatre, told the Chicago Sun-Times (http://bit.ly/2iV8eMo ) that he jumped off a stair during the first act of the Saturday afternoon show and "felt a pop in (his) calf."
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Jamie Foxx is turning game-show host.
The Oscar-winning actor will host Fox TV's "Beat Shazam," an interactive game show based on the song-identification app Shazam.
The game show's producers include Mark Burnett of "Survivor" and "The Voice."
NEW YORK (AP) — Wayne Brady is about to get his shot in "Hamilton" — in Chicago.
Producers of the hit musical said Monday that the comedian and game show host will play Aaron Burr from Jan. 17 until April 9 at The PrivateBank Theatre in Chicago.
Brady won a Primetime Emmy Award for "Whose Line Is It Anyway" and a Daytime Emmy Award as host of his own talk show, "The Wayne Brady Show."
LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Price is Right" history was made on Monday's episode when a trio of contestants spun different combinations of $1 on the game show's colorful wheel.
The three contestants each landed on spaces adding up to $1 in a pair of spins during one of the show's showcase showdowns.
The game show famously awards contestants who earn $1 on the wheel without going over a $1,000 prize and a chance to spin again.
NEW YORK (AP) — The news was awful again last week, but viewers found some refuge in TV's fun-and-games.
In the Nielsen Top 20, no fewer than 11 programs were reality-competition and game shows (including the week's most-watched series, two editions of "America's Got Talent"). Add to that baseball's All-Star Game, the Home Run Derby and "The ESPY Awards," and clearly viewers were eager for some relief.
Boosted by "America's Got Talent," NBC led the networks...