Something quite fun came up in my Twitter feed which I’m currently working my way through, Gladpod – The Gladiators Podcast, hosted by a This Morning staffer David and the people’s favourite Jet, uncovering the stories of the original show and chats with the Glads, contestants and various associated people. This week a chat with the man who would have been Shark, and why it didn’t happen.
When just quoting a Tweet will do rather than writing a whole story:
Short version in case WordPress decides not to bother linking: you can watch Game Show Central (basically an online channel dedicated to Game Show Network originals) for free on Plex, but only on the phone app not Smart TV app for now.
Some things of interest that have popped up in various feeds recently:
Talking Pictures TV are going to start showing Runaround with Mike Reid, Saturday this weekend at 7:40am and Saturday and Sundays at 9am from 8th August. This ought to be a great deal of fun, albeit largely for the tour de force hosting. You can find Talking Pictures on Virgin 445, Freesat 306, Freeview 81 and 328 on Sky Digital.
Wie is De Mol All Stars set to begin September 5th. This was promised as a twenty year bonus celebration, a bit of surprise they aren’t holding this back until next year since you’d assume COVID would make a new series in January quite difficult. But! WIDM September-November and then WIDM January-March feels a bit quick, I wonder if the’ll hold off WIDM ’21 until next Autumn going forward.
Weren’t we meant to be getting those unaired ten episodes of Cash Trapped in July? Those poor contestants have been in their boxes for months.
Worker Bee, a subsidary of Endemol which was recently bought up by Banijay is looking for contestants for SurvivWilderness (Working Title).
Or you can apply on eTribez. “We would like to remind anyone applying that we are unable to reveal…” it’s Survivor “at this time. It will be disclosed only to successful applicants.”
Admittedly it might not be so caveat emptor – that’s quite a stingy top prize. But we know there have been rumblings for a while, and there was a contestant call out for a similar show before COVID happened that sounded exactly like it, so.