Bob Barker Turns 90
Pet Adoption Week Begins
Long time host of The Price
Is Right Bob Barker is turning 90 and the show is
throwing him a birthday bash to remember.
Hosted by the game show's new main man, Drew Carey, the
celebration Thursday will welcome the veteran back to
his old home.
Fittingly, the show is also kicking off Pet Adoption
Week Monday. Barker is a long-time animal rights
activist and would remind viewers to "help control the
pet population" by reminding them to "have [their] pets
spayed or neutered" at the end of the show.
Barker hosted The Price Is Right for 35 years before
handing the microphone over to Carey.
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Los Angeles Times
Photo courtesy CBS
Sunday: The Past
Becomes the Future
"Amazing Race" Ends Its Season
From TV Guide
Those of you who watched
"The Amazing Race" last night got a sneak preview of
what's to come for season 24.
The new season will be another all-stars outing - the
"This is the most competitive group of teams we have
ever had," host Phil Keoghan tells TVGuide.com of the
new season. "This season is all about teams having the
chance to rewrite their Amazing Race history. For some
of them that history has been irking them since their
took second in total numbers and third in the demo for
the night buoyed by the finale, with its combination of
"60 Minutes" (11.440 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49:
2.2, #T8), "The Amazing Race 23" (9.454 million viewers,
#7; adults 18-49: 2.1, #T10), the season finale of "The
Amazing Race 23" (8.972 million viewers, #8; adults
18-49: 2.1, #T10) and "The Mentalist" (9.635 million
viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.7, #15).
The first all-star edition (season 8) was won by Eric
Sanchez & Danielle Turner. The second (season 18),
subtitled "Unfinished Business", was won by sisters
Kisha & Jen Hoffman.
The Futon Critic
Ignite the Night with
Catch It Tonight on ABC!
From the Futon
The LEDs will be blazing
tonight as 20 families begin competing in a first of its
kind competition to create the best Christmas light
display. "The Great Christmas Light Fight" premieres
TONIGHT, (9:00-10:00 p.m., ET/PT), on ABC.
· Light It Up! - Between the competing families, more
than three million lights were utilized. The families
seem to have become experts -- most reported that they
had no blown fuses during the creation of their display.
· Powered By Edison - While LEDs have helped to decrease
costs, on average, the featured families' power bills
have increased by $425 a month.
· Blowing Through The Holidays - more than 1,000 holiday
blow molds and 150 inflatables will be featured
throughout the series. The average time needed for
creating one of the displays featured in "The Great
Christmas Light Fight" is 600 hours.
· Naughty or Nice? - While many challenges were faced
during the decorating process, imagine the surprise of
one family when they discovered that their pet rabbits
had chewed through their extension cords!
· The Off-Season - Almost all of the families featured
in the competition have built storage sheds in their
yards to house their decorations in the off-season, and
most don't have full use of their garages, thanks to
additional decorations being stored there.
· Gift For The Community - It's estimated that more than
half a million neighbors will pay a visit to "The Great
Christmas Light" Fight homes this holiday season, making
this a remarkable community event.
· One family was even paid a visit by an airline flight
crew that had seen the display from their plane.
· Another family receives more than 200 holiday cards
each year from strangers thanking them for their display
- many of them even incorporate a photo of the house
into their card!
· Many of the families utilize their display to collect
donations for local charities.
· Generations of Decorating - Many of the featured
families had three generations helping to create their
light display, with ages ranging from 2 to 73-years-old.
"The Great Christmas Light Fight" comes from
FremantleMedia North America ("American Idol,"
"America's Got Talent"). Executive Producers for the
series are Brady Connell, Max Swedlow, Thom Beers and
"RuPaul's Drag Race" Returns
for Season 6
From the Futon
RuPaul is back to transform
"herstory" with the highly anticipated sixth season of
the ground-breaking series, "RuPaul's Drag Race." This
February, Logo TV introduces 14 of the nation's fiercest
drag queens who will compete for the crown and determine
who will walk away with a $100,000 cash prize and the
coveted title of "America's Next Drag Superstar."
"Our sixth season is rated 'BBB.' 'Bitches Better
Beware!'" said Executive Producer, RuPaul. "It's our
most outrageous and sickening cast to date. And quite
frankly, I'm scared of these queens."
"RuPaul's Drag Race" will again bring together some of
the most talented ladies of drag and fans will be
gagging to see who makes the ultimate transformation
when the gloves (and wigs and stilettos) come off. The
14 queens who will "werk it" for the title include:
· Adore Delano Azusa, CA @AdoreDelano
· April Carrion Guaynabo, Puerto Rico @AprilCarrion
· BenDeLaCreme Seattle, WA @bendelacreme
· Bianca Del Rio New York, NY @THEBIANCADELRIO
· Courtney Act Los Angeles, CA @courtneyact
· Darienne Lake Rochester, NY @dariennelake
· Gia Gunn Chicago, IL @GiaGunn
· Joslyn Fox Worcester, MA @foxyjoslynfox
· Kelly Mantle Los Angeles, CA @thekellymantle
· Laganja Estranja Los Angeles, CA @LaganjaEstranja
· Magnolia Crawford Los Angeles, CA @magnoliaisme
· Milk New York, NY @bigandmilky
· Trinity K. Bonet Atlanta, GA @TrinityBonet
· Vivacious New York, NY @vivaciousnyc
In the end, only one contestant will have what it takes
to win the coveted title of "America's Next Drag
Superstar," and a prize package that includes a
sickening supply of Colorevolution Cosmetics and a cash
prize of $100,000.
Adam Hills to Front Primetime,
Sandi Toksvig to Host Daytime
Which classic TV quiz show
will be returning to Channel 4 after a ten-year hiatus –
question or nominate?
Well, of course it’s Fifteen To One, isn’t it?
Yes, Channel 4 is bringing back the William G Stewart
fronted question and answer show – but without the
78-year-old former quizmaster.
Australian comedian Adam Hills will front four celebrity
editions of the quiz, with Sandi Toksvig hosting a run
of 20 for daytime.
The commission follows the one-off celebrity Fifteen To
One hosted by Hills in September for C4’s 1980s night.
But even without beloved host William G Stewart, news of
the return after a decade will be welcomed by fans of
the show which has a fearsome reputation as one of the
toughest ever quizzes on the box.
Originally running between January 4 1988 and December
19 2003 it begins with 15 contestants and whittles them
down to three.
To avoid elimination they must not only answer questions
correctly, but also decide which of their opponents to
nominate to put under the question spotlight. The 15
highest-scoring winners from the series are then entered
into a grand final to find the overall champion.
Arguably, the combination of tactical skills and general
knowledge made the show unique and influenced successors
such as The Weakest Link.
At the start of the grand finale of the 35th and final
series in 2003, Stewart revealed that nearly 350,000
questions had been asked to 33,975 contestants in a
total of 2,265 episodes.
One of the highlights of the programs was the 1999 show
when Presybyterian minister Bill McKaig got all 40
questions right without losing a single life (see link
Hills said: “I am thrilled to be part of the ongoing
institution that is Fifteen To One. The celebrity
specials combine two of my favorite things – general
knowledge questions, and the chance to watch well-known
people try not to make dicks of themselves in public.”
Toksvig added: “I'm thrilled to be taking up the mantle
of hosting Fifteen To One. It is a legendary quiz show
with tough questions. I'm glad I'll be asking not
answering. I'm also delighted to be back at Channel 4.”
Filming will take place early next year and the format
has been licensed from John M Lewis and distributed by
DRG for Channel 4. The Production Company is Remedy
If you are brave enough to fancy your chances on the
show proper, email email@example.com for an
Monday Lightning Round
... or "Dancing in Summer"
- CASTING COUCH:
"So You Think You Can Dance" begins its audition tour in
Atlanta January 13 (The
- FRIDAY: "Shark Tank"
rises to season high of 7.458 million (The
- WHY THE BLEEP IS THIS
NEWS?: Here's a wedding invite! Funny, we never asked
for it. (E!)
- Why "The Sing-Off"
is the most important show on television (Time)
- Jennifer Grout takes
third in "Arab's Got Talent". Not bad for someone who can't
speak the language (Boston
- Carrie Underwood
on her criticism in "The Sound of Music Live!": "Plain and
simple, mean people need Jesus" (E!)
- Susan Boyle diagnosed
with Asperger's (The
- Steve Harvey will be
inducted in the NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame (FMQB)
- This week: "Braxton
Family Values" invades Millionaire (SingersRoom.com)
Thursday: The Hills Are
NBC's Live Event Takes It All
From the Futon
NBC (18.470 million viewers,
#1; adults 18-49: 4.6, #1) delivered record numbers last
night with its presentation of "The Sound of Music
Live!" (18.470 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.6,
CBS (9.500 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.5, #2)
then had to settle for second place with its usual mix
of "The Big Bang Theory" (15.261 million viewers, #2;
adults 18-49: 4.6, #T1), "The Millers" (9.377 million
viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.5, #4), "The Crazy Ones"
(7.660 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 2.1, #7), "Two
and a Half Men" (8.332 million viewers, #5; adults
18-49: 2.3, #6) and "Elementary" (8.186 million viewers,
#6; adults 18-49: 1.8, #8).
Next up was ABC (6.565 million viewers, #3; adults
18-49: 2.2, #3) with originals from "Once Upon a Time in
Wonderland" (3.613 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49:
1.0, #T11), "Grey's Anatomy" (7.483 million viewers, #8;
adults 18-49: 2.4, #5) and "Scandal" (8.600 million
viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 3.1, #3).
Meanwhile, FOX (3.993 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49:
1.2, #4) served up new episodes of "The X Factor" (4.801
million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.3, #9) and "Glee"
(3.184 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.1, #10).
And finally, The CW (1.955 million viewers, #5; adults
18-49: 0.8, #5) closed out the evening with fresh
installments of "The Vampire Diaries" (2.255 million
viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T11) and "Reign"
(1.654 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.6, #13). In
the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Diaries"
delivered a 1.3 rating at 8:00/7:00c and "Reign" a 0.8
rating at 9:00/8:00c.
- Lifetime's "Project Runway All-Stars" led the cable
game shows with 1.580 million.
- The premiere of truTV's "Panic Button" attracted
Friday Lightning Round
... or "The Life of the Party"
- VIDEO WALL: Someone's
coming back for TPIR's "Pet Adoption Week!" (Entertainment
- Joe Garagiola gets
honored by Cooperstown with a Lifetime Achievement Award (Oneonta
- ACTUAL HEADLINE:
Britain’s Got Talent 2013: Neil Morrissey blasts Amanda
Holden over affair revelation, advising, “Don’t f*** a game
show host’s wife!” (Unreality
- "America's Next Top
Model" director shot dead in a home invasion (Los
- Saying No to Simon Cowell:
A Brief History of the Who Wants to Be a Millionaire Pilot
Nobody Wanted (The
Billy Hits the Streets
Catch "Billy on the Street"
From the Futon
Fuse, the national music
television network of The Madison Square Garden Company,
announced today that Funny Or Die's Billy On The Street,
starring comedian Billy Eichner, will return for a brand
new season on Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at 11:00 p.m.
ET. In 10 new, half-hour episodes, Billy Eichner will
run rampant through the streets of New York City,
quizzing unsuspecting pedestrians on their knowledge of
music and pop culture.
Part game show, part comedy, Funny Or Die's Billy on the
Street features Daytime Emmy(R) nominee, Billy Eichner,
asking New Yorkers several different rounds of
outrageous trivia questions, including a "subjective"
final round where contestants must agree with Billy's
opinions on music and pop culture in order to win. How
far contestants advance in the game determines the
amount of money and prizes they take home. Joining
Eichner this season is a lineup of A-list celebrities
including: Rachel Dratch, Lena Dunham, Neil Patrick
Harris, Sean Hayes, Lindsay Lohan, Joel McHale, Seth
Meyers, Amy Poehler, Nick Offerman, Paul Rudd, Olivia
Wilde, and more.
Audiences and media go crazy for Funny Or Die's Billy on
the Street with The Daily Beast dubbing Billy "comedy's
next big thing." Entertainment Weekly included Billy on
the Street on its weekly "Must List" (two years in a
row) and USA Today proclaimed that it is "like no game
show you've ever seen." Recently, Eichner has had a
recurring role as Craig on the hit comedy series Parks
and Recreation. Eichner has also appeared on Late Night
with Jimmy Fallon, CONAN, Watch What Happens Live, The
Soup, The View, The Wendy Williams Show and more. In May
2013, Eichner was recognized for his hilarity by The
National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences with a
nomination for a Daytime Emmy in the "Outstanding Game
Show Host" category.
Mike Farah, Funny Or Die's President of Production,
Billy Eichner and Anna Wenger are executive producers.
Wednesday: Blood in the
"Survivor" Goes to Record
Highs, Helps NBC, CBS Split Night
From the Futon
NBC (8.225 million viewers,
#2; adults 18-49: 2.5, #1) was the top draw in demos for
the first time this season on Wednesday thanks to its
"Christmas in Rockefeller Center" (9.865 million
viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.3, #4) and "SNL Christmas"
(7.405 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 2.6, #T2)
CBS (8.902 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.9, #T2)
then was the most-watched network with a new "Survivor:
Blood vs. Water" (10.593 million viewers, #1; adults
18-49: 2.6, #T2) followed by repeats of "Criminal Minds"
(8.118 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T6) and
"CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (7.996 million viewers,
#5; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T10).
Next up was ABC (6.413 million viewers, #3; adults
18-49: 1.9, #T2) with originals from "The Middle" (7.509
million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.9, #5), "Back in
the Game" (5.213 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49:
1.4, #T10), "Modern Family" (9.422 million viewers, #3;
adults 18-49: 3.1, #1), "Super Fun Night" (4.921 million
viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T6) and "Nashville"
(5.708 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.6, #8).
Meanwhile, FOX (5.336 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49:
1.4, #4) served up a new "The X Factor" (5.001 million
viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.5, #9) and a second "The X
Factor" (5.672 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.3,
On Bravo, "Top Chef" attracted 1.261 million viewers.
The Futon Critic
More on "Money Where
Your Mouth Is"
Catch It on Hulu NOW!
You may not have heard the
name Jay Mohr in a while, but the former SNL cast member
is still a pretty funny dude and has recently taken his
comedic chops to Hulu. Mohr is the host of Money Where
Your Mouth Is, a new game show catered to guys who just
want to answer questions about bro stuff.
Money Where Your Mouth Is makes it very clear who the
intended audience is. Each episode features three male
friends, who must stand behind podiums and answer
questions about sports, movies, and TV. Later, to switch
things up, the men must show off “man-skills”, such as
their ability to craft a Heisman trophy out of clay. To
wrap things up, the two finalists have a debate about a
sports or pop culture subject, with the victor gaining
bragging rights over all his friends.
Mohr is the glue that holds this masculine spectacle
together. He constantly cracks jokes at the contestants’
expenses and keeps the mood light. “My new show is a way
for guys to take all that pent-up ‘man knowledge’ and
use it to compete with their friends to win their
favorite stuff,” he said. “In the end it’s all about
guys protecting their manhood and having bragging rights
over their buddies.”
Ten episodes are planned, with a new one arriving each
Syndies: Daily Double
Result for the Week Ending
TV viewership was down in
the week ending November 24, with average levels of
people using television declining by more than 1.5
million viewers, but many syndicated talkers managed to
hold at their season highs.
NBCU’s Steve Harvey maintained its series-high 1.8 in
households for a fourth straight week, up 38% from last
year, which was talk’s biggest year-to-year gain. Harvey
also spiked 20% from the prior week among women 25-54 to
a new series high 1.2.
In access, CTD’s Wheel of Fortune led the game shows at
a 7.5, unchanged form the prior week. CTD’s Jeopardy!
edged up 3% to a new season-high 6.7. Debmar-Mercury’s
Family Feud advanced 6% to a new season-high 5.5, the
show's best rating since 1991. Disney/ABC’s Who Wants to
be a Millionaire held steady at a 2.1.
TV by the Numbers
Special Delivery for
Record TV Picks Up Armoza
From TBI Vision
Brazilian broadcaster Record
TV has commissioned a local version of Israeli ‘ambush’
gameshow Special Delivery.
Record will become the second Latin American territory
to remake the Armoza Formats-distributed title following
Uruguay’s Saeta TV Canal 10.
The Lotus Productions is billed as a “TV series
delivered alongside an order of pizza”. Contestants are
given the option of taking their original order or
taking part in a gameshow in which they have to answer
12 questions in eight minutes. To move on, they must
answer correctly or eat a ‘pizza from hell’.
Record will broadcast its version early next year, with
production already underway. The Brazilian channel and
Israel-based Armoza have been close partners in recent
times with Record also commissioning remakes of I Can Do
That! and Back to the Date.
Dale Winton Pilots
BBC Greenlights Test Game for
From TBI Vision
UK producer Victory
Television has won a pilot order from the BBC for a new
gameshow, TBI has learned.
Popular British host Dale Winton is expected front the
show, which is designed to fill the UK public
broadcaster’s coveted lottery results slot.
Winton currently hosts In It to Win It, the Saturday
evening gameshow wrapped around the National Lottery
results. The new Victory show is expected to occupy a
lottery slot if taken to series as the BBC runs a number
of lottery gameshows throughout the year. In It to Win
It has run since 2002 and is produced by ITV-owned 12
In the Victory show, which has yet to be given a title,
couples create a wish list of dream prizes. They then
compete over high-pressure timed rounds to win items
from the list they have created.
Victory, which is backed by Sony Pictures Television,
declined to comment on whether Winton would front the
The show was commissioned by Alan Tyler, the BBC’s
Glasgow-based Out of London entertainment commissioning
editor. Victory has previously stated its intention to
open a Scottish office although has not yet done so and
it was not immediately clear where the new gameshow will
The producer’s head of entertainment, Stuart Shawcross,
created the new format and will executive produce the
show. Victory founder Victoria Ashbourne will also exec
produce, as will BBC entertainment formats specialist
SPT is expected to launch the new lottery gameshow
format internationally if it gets a full commission.
Victory has won several pilot and series commissions
this year. In August, TBI was the first to report it is
making a physical gameshow pilot, In Sync, for the BBC.
It is also working on Draw It! for UK free-to-air
broadcaster Channel 4. The show is based on the Zynga
Thursday Lightning Round
... or "Bleep and Bork"
- A case for celebrities on
"The Biggest Loser". Ratings. That is all. (E!)
- Gordon Ramsay vs. the
Swedish Chef ... ALLEZ CUISINE! (Buzzfeed)
- Tyra Banks turns 40 (The
- Paula Poundstone
can't wait wait! to perform Friday in Raleigh (News
- VIDEO WALL: Bob
Barker is turning 90. And could still beat Adam Sandler's
TPIR: Going Out with
CBS Releases Schedule for the
Rest of the Year
From Broadway World
THE PRICE IS RIGHT has
announced its lineup of celebrity guest models for
December. Daytime's #1-rated series and the
longest-running game show in television history will
continue to welcome television personalities and CBS
Daytime stars as celebrity guest models throughout the
season, weekdays (11:00 AM-12:00 Noon, ET; 10:00-11:00
AM, PT) on the CBS Television Network.
Guest models for the month, which will feature Pet
Adoption Week and the Best of 2013 special, include
LET'S MAKE A DEAL model Danielle Demski; The Young and
the Restless cast members Melissa Ordway and Daniel
Goddard; The Bold and the Beautiful cast members
Lawrence Saint-Victor and Karla Mosley; omg! Insider
hosts Kevin Frazier and Thea Andrews; ENTERTAINMENT
TONIGHT host Nancy O'Dell; and model Chrissy Teigen.
"THE PRICE IS RIGHT" CELEBRITY GUEST MODELS FOR DECEMBER
- Wednesday, Dec. 4 Lawrence Saint-Victor (THE BOLD AND
- Monday, Dec. 9 Melissa Ordway (THE YOUNG AND THE
RESTLESS), Pet Adoption Week
- Tuesday, Dec. 10 Brandon McMillan (LUCKY DOG), Pet
- Friday, Dec. 13 Lawrence Saint-Victor (THE BOLD AND
THE BEAUTIFUL), Pet Adoption Week
- Monday, Dec. 16 Kevin Frazier and Thea Andrews (omg!
- Tuesday, Dec. 17 Melissa Ordway (THE YOUNG AND THE
- Wednesday, Dec. 18 Karla Mosley (THE BOLD AND THE
- Thursday, Dec. 19 Nancy O'Dell (ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT)
- Thursday, Dec. 26 Daniel Goddard (THE YOUNG AND THE
- Tuesday, Dec. 31 Model Chrissy Teigen
Tuesday: NBC Reclaims
Top Demo Spot
CBS, NBC Split Night
From the Futon Critic
NBC (8.952 million viewers,
#2; adults 18-49: 2.6, #1) was back in the top spot on
Tuesday thanks to new episodes of "The Biggest Loser 15"
(6.719 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.0, #3), "The
Voice" (11.891 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.3,
#1) and "Chicago Fire" (8.246 million viewers, #5;
adults 18-49: 2.3, #2).
CBS (10.124 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.4, #2)
then took home the silver even with its all-repeat
lineup of "NCIS" (12.366 million viewers, #1; adults
18-49: 1.6, #T4), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (9.542 million
viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T6) and "Person of
Interest" (8.465 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.3,
Next up was FOX (2.855 million viewers, #4; adults
18-49: 1.3, #3) with originals from "Dads" (3.335
million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T6), "Brooklyn
Nine-Nine" (3.668 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49:
1.6, #T4), a repeat "New Girl" (2.060 million viewers,
#16; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T15) and a new "The Mindy
Project" (2.358 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 1.2,
Meanwhile, ABC (3.625 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49:
1.1, #T4) served up a rebroadcast of "Marvel's Agents of
SHIELD" (3.620 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.9,
#T15) alongside new episodes of "The Goldbergs" (4.522
million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T6) and "Trophy
Wife" (3.485 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.1,
#T11) plus the return of "Primetime: What Would You Do?"
(3.250 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.0, #14).
The Futon Critic
Don Juan (Pablo)
Galavis Chosen as the New
From The Futon Critic
What do a former NBA dancer
who looks like a super model but is really a shy single
mom, a sexy hair stylist who hides the huge pain over
the loss of her father, a dedicated first grade teacher
who is convinced that her fate is to be with the
Bachelor, a flower child who is inclined to wear a smile
and not much else, and a world-class opera singer, all
have in common? They all have their sights set on moving
to Miami with the Bachelor, Juan Pablo Galavis, when the
18th edition of ABC's popular romance reality series,
"The Bachelor," premieres MONDAY, JANUARY 6 (8:00-10:01
p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.
With his Spanish accent, good looks, salsa moves and
undying devotion for his daughter, Juan Pablo, 32, was a
fan favorite on the ninth edition of "The Bachelorette."
Sadly, Bachelorette Desiree Hartsock couldn't see a
future with Juan Pablo and sent him home from Barcelona.
Although he was blindsided by not getting a rose, the
experience of being on "The Bachelorette" opened his
eyes to the possibility of finding real and everlasting
love. He witnessed firsthand how it worked for Desiree,
deciding that he can't give up on love and on giving his
daughter, Camila, what she wants more than anything else
in the world - a brother and a sister to complete their
family. Juan Pablo is ready and hopeful that he'll find
love and the missing puzzle piece to fulfill his family
here on "The Bachelor."
Born in Ithaca, New York and raised in Barquisimeto,
Venezuela, Juan Pablo is truly a citizen of the world.
Growing up in Venezuela, he developed his passion for
soccer and set his sights on one day playing
professionally. Juan Pablo decided to return to his
native United States to attend college and to keep
pursuing playing soccer. Upon graduation, Juan Pablo
fulfilled a life-long dream and became a professional
soccer player in both Venezuela and America. While
playing for Miami FC, Juan Pablo received some
life-changing news when he learned that his girlfriend,
Carla, was pregnant. Refusing to be an absentee father,
Juan Pablo put his dream of soccer aside to focus on a
more important goal, raising his daughter. Born on
Valentine's Day in 2009, daughter Camila Valentina
Galavis will always and forever be Juan Pablo's
The Futon Critic
The Futon Critic
Wednesday Lightning Round
... or "Sex and Drugs and Food"
- Divorce hearings reveal that
Nigella Lawson had a "taste" for something white and
powdery... but it wasn't flour (Today)
- Meanwhile, Mark Ballas
has finally kicked butt (People)
- HANDLED: the correct
pronunciation of .gif, as heard on "Jeopardy!" (The
"Feud" Renewed to Season 18;
"Celebrity Name Game" Ups Clearance to 80 Percent
The Craig Ferguson-hosted
Celebrity Name Game set to launch on 58 Sinclair
stations, four CBS O&Os and others, pushing clearances
for the fall 2014 syndicated pop culture game show past
80% of the U.S — up from 40% in less than a month.
Tribune Broadcasting previously came aboard, acquiring
Celebrity Name Game for all 25 of its stations. The
half-hour strip, based on the board game Identity
Crisis, was developed by Courteney Cox and David
Arquette’s Coquette Prods with Scott St. John (Deal Or
No Deal), who will serve as showrunner. The show teams
celebrities with contestants to identify famous names,
including actors, singers, athletes, pop culture
figures, politicians and even cartoon characters.
Celebrity Name Game is co-produced and co-financed by
FremantleMedia North America and Debmar-Mercury, and is
distributed domestically by Debmar-Mercury and
internationally by FremantleMedia.
Meanwhile, Steve Harvey's "Family Feud" has been renewed
through 2017, taking it into its 18th season since being
revived in 1999, and past the 40th anniversary of its
premiere in 1976.
is booked for four more seasons
photo courtesy FremantleMedia
NBC Wins Big with "The Voice"
From the Futon Critic
NBC (12.351 million viewers,
#1; adults 18-49: 3.5, #1) was the network to beat on
Monday with a new "The Voice" (12.397 million viewers,
#1; adults 18-49: 3.5, #T1) followed by the fall finale
of "The Blacklist" (12.257 million viewers, #2; adults
18-49: 3.5, #T1).
CBS (6.896 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.0, #2)
then claimed the silver with its mix of "How I Met Your
Mother" (7.913 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.9,
#3), "2 Broke Girls" (8.352 million viewers, #4; adults
18-49: 2.7, #4), "Mike & Molly" (8.569 million viewers,
#3; adults 18-49: 2.4, #5), "Mom" (7.626 million
viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.1, #6) and "Hostages"
(4.458 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.1, #10).
Next up was ABC (7.263 million viewers, #2; adults
18-49: 1.6, #3) with an encore of "A Charlie Brown
Christmas" (7.091 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49:
1.9, #7) alongside the new special "CMA Country
Christmas" (7.349 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49:
Meanwhile, FOX (4.451 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49:
1.3, #4) served up a new "Almost Human" (5.798 million
viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.7, #8) plus a repeat
"Sleepy Hollow" (3.104 million viewers, #11; adults
18-49: 0.9, #11).
Tuesday Lightning Round
... or "World Domination"
- Hulu bows Jay Mohr,
"Money Where You're Mouth Is" (All
- Taylor Lee Collins,
son & brother of current "Survivor" contestants, dies in a
car accident aged 25 (TV
- WHY THE BLEEP IS THIS
NEWS?: a syndicated
show taped well in advance aired a "Fast & the Furious"
puzzle... 72 hours after Paul Walker's death (San
Jose Mercury News)
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