Game shows

FILE - In this Monday, Oct. 21, 2002, file photo, comedian Rip Taylor talks with reporters before a film premiere, in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles. Taylor, the mustached comedian with a fondness for confetti-throwing who became a television game show mainstay in the 1970s, died Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019. He was 84. (AP Photo/Rene Macura, File)
October 06, 2019 - 6:47 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rip Taylor, the madcap mustached comedian with a fondness for confetti-throwing who became a television game show mainstay in the 1970s, has died. He was 84. Taylor died Sunday in Beverly Hills, California, publicist Harlan Boll said. The man who would become known worldwide as...
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FILE - In this April 30, 2017, file photo, "Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek speaks at the 44th annual Daytime Emmy Awards in Pasadena, Calif. Trebek has returned to work, saying he’s “on the mend” following treatment for pancreatic cancer. The 79-year-old posted a video Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019, on Twitter showing him back on the game show’s set. He actually started work on July 22, his birthday. New episodes of the upcoming Season 36 are slated to begin airing on Sept. 9. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
August 29, 2019 - 2:35 pm
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 showing the 79-year-old host back on set and promising "a good year" ahead. He actually started work on July 22...
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FILE - In this March 11, 2019, file photo, Simon Cowell arrives at the "America's Got Talent" Season 14 Kickoff at the Pasadena City Auditorium in Pasadena, Calif. In a week dominated by competition shows, "America's Got Talent" dominated the ratings competition. The Nielsen company says NBC's variety showcase brought in 9.7 million viewers last week. The show chose the singers, comedians, dancers and beatboxers that will be on its season-ending live episodes. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP, File)
August 13, 2019 - 5:55 pm
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 the Nielsen company's ratings. The show chose the singers, comedians, dancers and beatboxers that will be on...
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August 05, 2019 - 12:34 pm
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 the two are going into business together. Kimmel and Burnett will produce a new ABC game show, "Generation Gap," described by...
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FILE - This June 27, 2019 file photo shows Democratic presidential candidates from left, former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, entrepreneur Andrew Yang, South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, former Vice-President Joe Biden, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet and Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif., on the second night of the Democratic primary debate hosted by NBC News in Miami. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)
July 16, 2019 - 1:05 pm
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 its drawing to set the lineup for the second Democratic debate. CNN will unveil stage positions...
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Alex Trebek poses in the press room at the 46th annual Daytime Emmy Awards at the Pasadena Civic Center on Sunday, May 5, 2019, in Pasadena, Calif. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
May 05, 2019 - 9:55 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Alex Trebek received a standing ovation as he accepted an Emmy Award for "Jeopardy!" Trebek, who announced in March he has advanced pancreatic cancer, said he'd worried about winning as best game show host. He was concerned that sympathy might play a role in voting, he said, when...
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This image made from video aired on "Jeopardy!" on Tuesday, April 9. 2019, and provided by Jeopardy Productions, Inc. shows James Holzhauer. The 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. (Jeopardy Productions, Inc. via AP)
April 10, 2019 - 8:56 am
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 television game show. The show says in a statement that James Holzhauer won $110,914 during the...
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In this Oct. 1, 2018, photo, moderator Alex Trebek speaks during a gubernatorial debate between Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf and Republican Scott Wagner in Hershey, Pa. Jeopardy!" host Trebek says he has been diagnosed with advanced -four pancreatic cancer. In a video posted online Wednesday, March 6, 2019, Trebek said he was announcing his illness directly to "Jeopardy!" fans in keeping with his long-time policy of being "open and transparent." (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
March 06, 2019 - 6:40 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek said he has been diagnosed with advanced pancreatic cancer but intends to fight the disease and keep on working. In a video posted online Wednesday, the 78-year-old said he was announcing his illness directly to "Jeopardy!" fans in keeping with his...
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This image released by Jeopardy Productions, Inc. shows, front row from left, Brad Rutter, Colby Burnett, Alan Lin, Seth Wilson, Larissa Kelly, Monica Thieu, Pam Mueller, Matt Jackson, Jennifer Giles and Ken Jennings, back row from left, Ben Ingram, Roger Craig, David Madden, Julia Collins, host Alex Trebek, Austin Rogers, Leonard Cooper, Alex Jacob and Buzzy Cohen on the set of the game show "Jeopardy!" The game show’s first-ever team tournament will pit groups of former champions against each other in 10 weekday episodes airing from Wednesday, Feb. 20, to Tuesday, March 5. (Jeopardy Productions, Inc. via AP)
February 18, 2019 - 2:37 pm
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...
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This combination photo shows, from left, actor-singer Justin Timberlake, actor Rob Lowe and comedian-TV host Nick Cannon who are involved in three game shows debuting on Fox. Timberlake co-created and will executive produce "Spin the Wheel." Lowe will host "Mental Samurai," where contestants compete while being transported at high speeds in a capsule. Cannon will preside over "The Masked Singer," where masked celebrities perform and a celebrity panel attempts to identify them. (AP Photo)
August 02, 2018 - 1:56 pm
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...
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