THURSDAY: You Are
"Beat Shazam", "Love
Nobody could Beat Shazam in
the demo on this first post-season Thursday, as the Fox
game show debuted to a 1.2 rating (along with 3.6
million total viewers).
Leading out of that, Andy Cohen’s Love Connection reboot
retained 3.4 mil and a 1.1.
Both episodes are now available on Fox.com, the Fox Now
app, Hulu, and On Demand.
Over on NBC, the celeb edition of American Ninja Warrior
drew 4.2 mil/1.1, followed by Running Wild With Julia
Roberts‘ 4 mil/0.9. Come 10 pm, the Peacock’s Red Nose
Day special proper (2.7 mil/0.7) rose 23 percent and a
tenth from last year. This year, over $35 million was
raised for children in need.
Fox and NBC ran total viewers to a dead heat, but CBS’
Big Bang Theory rerun drew Thursday’s largest audience,
with 6.4 million viewers.
Vibe - FIRST LOOK at "Beat Shazam"
Salt Lake Tribune
New York Post
Your First Look at "The
Crystal Maze" with Richard Ayoade
Catch It June!
Rejoice Crystal Maze fans,
the game show’s revival is at hand and it’ll be coming
Like the original show, teams of five contestants will
take on a series of challenges and games across four
different zones: Aztec, Future, Medieval and Industrial.
They will face a range of skill, mystery, physical and
mental challenges to win crystals that equate to time in
the final test – the legendary Crystal Dome. A number of
celebrity specials will also air in aid of Stand Up 2
Cancer later this year, after proving a hit with viewers
following its revival last year.
The series is filmed at a swanky purpose-built maze in
Bristol that spans over 30,000 square feet, and it’s
being created by original Crystal Maze designer, James
Dillon (The Royle Family).
Meanwhile we’ve just been given a first glimpse of
Richard Ayoade in his new role as the presenter this
series. The actor and funnyman will be bringing his
witty charm to your screens when he officially joins the
show this year as presenter.
In the first official pics showing off the new host,
Richard is seen donning a slick, red blazer combo which
screams ready for business.
Oh, and a white shirt that has insects on it.
The IT Crowd star will front 20 hour-long episodes on
Channel 4 which are due to air later this year.
American Ninja vs. the
Catch It June 4
From Broadway World
NBC will present its annual
high-stakes international competition "American Ninja
Warrior: USA VS. THE WORLD" on Sunday, June 4 at 8-11
p.m. ET/PT. Three separate teams of six from North
America, Europe and Latin America will compete in Las
Vegas on the first three stages of Mt. Midoriyama, the
famed four-stage finals course featured in "American
Ninja Warrior." Matt Iseman and Akbar Gbajabiamila are
set to host and Kristine Leahy will co-host.
The audience will be in for a surprise as one of the
ninjas makes history.
Team USA features several members hoping to make a big
impression, including veteran competitor Brian Arnold
and six-time repeat competitor Drew Drechsel, both of
whom have nearly made it to stage four in Las Vegas in
Also joining the team this season will be Daniel Gil and
Los Angeles stuntwoman Jessie Graff, who wowed audiences
last September with her stunning appearance in the Las
Vegas finals. Rounding out Team USA are Josh Levin and
Team Europe features several all-stars, including
returning ninjas Stefano Ghisolfi (Italy), Alexander
Mars (Sweden), Sean McColl (France) and Tim Shieff
(England). McColl and Ghisolfi are world-class rock
climbers and Shieff is a world champion free runner and
the top performer in the U.K.'s version of "Ninja
Warrior," while Mars is a top finisher in the Swedish
version. Two new team members include England's Owen
McKenzie and Denmark's Bjarke Tonnesen.
For the first time, this season's "USA vs. the World"
will feature competitors from Latin America. The
intrepid ninjas include Santiago de Alba (Mexico), Wid
Eriksen (Mexico), Karl Fow (Venezuela), Diego Gonzalez
(Mexico), Danee Marmolejo (Mexico) and David Saikin
(Argentina). De Alba and Gonzalez are both highly
decorated Mexican climbing champions, Eriksen is an
acrobat by trade, Fow and Marmolejo are both world
renown freerunners and stuntmen, and Saikin is an
Argentinean climbing champion.
Contestants will tackle "American Ninja Warrior's"
punishing Las Vegas finals course in a head-to-head
format that pits members from each team against one
WEDNESDAY: And All Was
CBS Wins the Final Night of
the TV Season
From the Futon Critic
CBS (7.769 million viewers,
#1; adults 18-49: 1.7, #1) edged out the competition
with the finale of "Survivor: Game Changers" (8.547
million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.9, #2) followed by
"Survivor: Game Changers Reunion" (6.214 million
viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T3).
FOX (5.161 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.6, #2)
then was a close second with the season finales of
"Shots Fired" (3.410 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49:
0.9, #7) and "Empire" (6.913 million viewers, #2; adults
18-49: 2.4, #1).
Next up was ABC (6.588 million viewers, #2; adults
18-49: 1.3, #3) and its feature "Dirty Dancing" (6.588
million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T5).
Meanwhile, NBC (5.348 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49:
1.1, #4) offered up a repeat "Law & Order: Special
Victims Unit" (4.031 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49:
0.7, #8), a new "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit"
(5.797 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T5) and
the season finale of "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit"
(6.216 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T3).
And finally, The CW (1.332 million viewers, #5; adults
18-49: 0.5, #5) rounded out the night with the season
finales of "Arrow" (1.682 million viewers, #9; adults
18-49: 0.6, #9) and "The 100" (0.982 million viewers,
#10; adults 18-49: 0.3, #10).
- Cooks vs. Cons (Food): 687k
- Bakers vs. Fakers (SP/Food): 557k
- The Ultimate Fighter (FS1): 380k
- Are You The One: Second Chances (MTV): 344k
- Are You The One: Beyond the Boom (S/MTV): 223k
- Talk Show the Game Show (truTV): 147k
Happy Friday Lightning Round
... or "Remember Why We Have Memorial Day"
Jamie Foxx lets the dogs out (Broadway
Wheelmobile rolls into Houston (KHOU
Jeff Probst reflect
on 34 seasons of a show neither one of them technically
A FEW GOOD
MINUTES with "Plinko Ryan" (CBC
India Looks Out Below
"Still Standing" Drops on MMTV
From C21 Media
Indian broadcaster MMTV has
commissioned a local version of primetime gameshow Still
Standing from Israel’s Armoza Formats.
The 60-episode first season will run twice a week from
next month on Mazhavil Manorama, MMTV’s regional
entertainment channel. The deal was made in
collaboration with Endemol Shine India, which will
produce the series locally.
In related news, Canale 5 in Italy has started airing
its version of the show after commissioning a further 70
Still Standing, originally created by Israel’s Channel
10 and July-August Productions, offers contestants the
chance to win US$1m by out-guessing 10 opponents in 10
fast-paced trivia battles.
Rapid TV News
TUESDAY: And Then There
"The Voice" Beats "Dancing"
For the Finale Crown
From the Futon Critic
NBC (7.081 million viewers,
#3; adults 18-49: 1.5, #1) was the demo champ on Tuesday
thanks to a new "Great News" (3.133 million viewers, #7;
adults 18-49: 0.7, #T8), the season finale of "Great
News" (3.074 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.8, #7)
and of course the finale to "The Voice" (9.071 million
viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.9, #1).
ABC (8.318 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.3, #2)
then was the silver draw with week two of "Downward Dog"
(5.717 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.0, #5) and
the expanded season finale of "Dancing with the Stars"
(8.839 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #2).
Next up was CBS (7.112 million viewers, #2; adults
18-49: 0.8, #3) with a repeat "NCIS" (8.310 million
viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #6) followed by the
season finale of "Bull" (8.353 million viewers, #3;
adults 18-49: 1.1, #T3) and another edition of "48
Hours: NCIS" (4.675 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49:
Meanwhile, The CW (2.009 million viewers, #4; adults
18-49: 0.7, #T4) served up the season finale of "The
Flash" (2.973 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.1,
#T3) plus a new "iZombie" (1.045 million viewers, #13;
adults 18-49: 0.4, #13).
And finally, a new "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (1.819 million
viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T8), the season finale
of "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (1.554 million viewers, #12;
adults 18-49: 0.6, #T11) and the penultimate "Prison
Break" (1.918 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.7,
#T8) rounded out the night for FOX (1.802 million
viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T4).
- The Dunk King (SF/TNT): 1.729m
- Forged in Fire (History): 1.182m
- Team Ninja Warrior (USA): 813k
- Chopped Junior (Food): 749k
- Chopped (Food): 727k
- The Challenge: Champs vs. Pros (MTV): 535k
- The Challenge (S/MTV): 247k
Thursday Lightning Round
... or "Two and Two"
five of the 80s-est Love Connections ever (TV
Line) PLUS the origin of the phrase, "two and two", but
if you're reading this, you probably know by now (2paragraphs)
isn't faring any better in its final week (Telly
gets engaged (Reality
"AGT" being sued for physical and verbal abuse (Deadline)
live tour is set with the champ taking part (The
you saw TPIR today, someone lost it over this (USA
Jeopardy!. Test. NEXT WEEK. Effing register! (Travel+Leisure)
New "Bakers", More
Lorraine Pascale Graduates to
Host Tonight on Food Network
From Broadway World
Professional chefs and home
bakers compete for bragging rights and a cash prize in a
new season of BAKERS VS. FAKERS , premiering Wednesday,
May 24th at 9pm ET/PT on Food Network. In each episode
four competitors battle it out through two rounds of
culinary challenges, as thy are tasked with creating
delectable desserts that need to impress host Lorraine
Pascale and a rotating panel of guest judges, including
Sunny Anderson, Damiano Carrara, Amanda Freitag,
Paulette Goto, Alex Guarnaschelli, Daphne Oz, Damaris
Phillips, Aarti Sequeira, Sherry Yard, and Zac Young. A
blind taste test determines the best dessert in each
round, and with no higher standards for the
professionals and no sympathy for the amateurs, it is
only after the final winner is selected that the true
identities are revealed. Will the professional be
victorious, or can an amateur beat the odds and take
down the pros? Catch all the fun and surprises over 13
episodes to see if the pros or amateurs reign supreme
and take home the $10,000 cash prize.
Can you tell a professional baker from an amateur? Visit
Food Network.com/BakersvsFakersto relive the highlights
and get tips to up your baking game. Join the
conversation using #BakersvsFakers.
Wednesday Lightning Round
... or "And... Exhale"
welcomes a special guest on tomorrow's Beat Shazam premiere (Billboard)
plays Derbyshire (Derbyshire
launches an app in advance of tomorrow's premiere (Digital
Journal) plus a BRUTALLY HONEST REVIEW (Newsday)
plays Philly with Dunkle Dare (Philadelphia
Hey Ben Higgins...
I don't recall saying anything about you dating Ashley
Iaconnetti dating (Reality
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