or


[05/16/11 - 09:53 AM]
"Lingo," The Brand New Mystery-Word Game Show Hosted by Comedian Bill Engvall, Offers Players a Shot at $100,000
The series will air weeknights at 8:00/7:00c beginning June 6 on the cable channel.

[via press release from GSN]

"LINGO," THE BRAND NEW MYSTERY-WORD GAME SHOW HOSTED BY COMEDIAN BILL ENGVALL, OFFERS PLAYERS A SHOT AT $100,000

SERIES PREMIERES JUNE 6TH AT 8:00 PM ET/PT ON GSN

(SANTA MONICA, Calif.) MAY 16, 2011 - GSN announced today the series premiere of a brand-new version of LINGO, the mystery-word game show with humor, suspense, fast-paced competition - and the chance to win a $100,000 prize. Produced by "Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?"'s ZOO Productions (a division of ALL3MEDIA group), LINGO is hosted by popular comedian Bill Engvall, who is known to audiences as the star of the TBS series "The Bill Engvall Show" and as a co-star of "Blue Collar TV." LINGO will premiere on GSN on June 6, 2011 at 8:00 PM ET/PT, and will air each weeknight at the same time, only on GSN.

Engvall joins a GSN talent roster that now includes Drew Carey, Jerry Springer, Sherri Shepherd, WendyWilliams, Carrie Ann Inaba and Norm Macdonald.

Known for his talent at sharing the humor in everyday situations, Bill Engvall is one of the top comedians working today - and among the busiest. He is a multi-platinum-selling recording artist, a Grammy nominee, and has starred in and served as executive producer of the half-hour TBS sitcom, "The Bill Engvall Show." His feature films include "Bait Shop" with Billy Ray Cyrus and "Delta Farce" with Larry the Cable Guy and D.J. Qualls. Prior to his big screen debut, Engvall was one of the stars of the sketch comedy show "Blue Collar TV" on the WB network. The ensemble cast included Jeff Foxworthy and Larry the Cable Guy.

LINGO is an updated version of a show of the same name that has been on GSN's air since 2002, and has consistently been one of the network's highest-rated and most durableshows.

In LINGO, two teams of two contestants are given the first letter of a five-letter mystery word and a clue about that word. They have five chances to identify it correctly. When a team guesses a word correctly, they earn points and a chance to win on their bingo-style Lingo card. In the final round, the teamwith the highest number of points earns the chance to correctly identify up to five words in 90 seconds. If they do, they grab the $100,000 prize.

LINGO is produced by ZOO Productions, producers of the smash hit "Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader?" With more than 350 hours of original programming since its inception in 1994, ZOO has quickly become one of the U.S.'s premiere production companies for reality with the emphasis on comedy. Other ZOO productions include the "Celebrity Scavenger Hunt" for NBC, "Southern Fried Stings" fortruTV, MTV's "Busted," and WE TV's "Joan Knows Best." Owned by London-based ALL3MEDIA, ZOO's programming can be seen in over 150 countries worldwide.

The format rights to LINGO are controlled by All3Media International and licensed to ZOO Productions.

About GSN

GSN is a multimedia entertainment company that offers original and classic game programming andcompetitive entertainment via its 75-million subscriber television network and online game sites. GSN's cross-platform content gives game lovers the opportunity to win cash and prizes, whether through GSN's popular TV game shows or through GSN Digital's free casual games, cash competitions and social games. GSN is distributed throughout the U.S., Caribbean and Canada by all major cable operators, satellite providers and telcos. GSN and its subsidiary, WorldWinner.com, Inc., are owned by DIRECTV and Sony Pictures Entertainment. For further information, visit GSN at www.gsn.com.





  [may 2011]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S


· ARE YOU SMARTER THAN A FIFTH GRADER? (FOX)
· BILL ENGVALL SHOW, THE (TBS)
· BLUE COLLAR TV (WB)





[06/26/17 - 03:06 PM]
Sissy Spacek & Jane Levy Join Hulu's "Castle Rock"
Spacek will play Ruth Deaver, estranged adoptive mother of Henry (Andre Holland), a retired professor whose fading memories may hold a key to Castle Rock's unsettling past.

[06/26/17 - 02:07 PM]
A&E to Premiere Hybrid Live-Action and Animation Docuseries "Akil the Fugitive Hunter" Thursday, July 13
"This series offers a fresh take on true crime storytelling through the lens of a real-life hero working to make his community safer and offering hope for future generations," said Elaine Frontain Bryant.

[06/26/17 - 01:21 PM]
"The Defiant Ones," Four-Part Documentary Event Telling the True Story of Music Legends Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine, Debuts July 9 on HBO
Director Allen Hughes filmed Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre with unfettered access over a three-year period.

[06/26/17 - 01:06 PM]
"Fuller House" Returns Friday, September 22!
September 22, 2017 is the 30th anniversary of the original "Full House" premiere.

[06/26/17 - 12:15 PM]
Tuesday Nights Are Brave, Bold and Original with the Fifth Season Premiere of "The Fosters" and Two-Hour Series Premiere of New Original Drama "The Bold Type," on Tuesday, July 11
Both premieres will also be available on the Freeform app and Freeform.com (same date and time).

[06/26/17 - 10:17 AM]
Showtime(R) Presents "Tiffany Haddish: She Ready! From the Hood to Hollywood"!
In this hour-long special, the Los Angeles native tackles subjects ranging from her early days in foster care and being bullied on the playground to getting revenge on ex-boyfriends and introducing Will and Jada Pinkett Smith to Groupon.

[06/26/17 - 10:07 AM]
MTV Elevates Its Talent Game with New Comedy Series "SafeWord" from the Producers of "Lip Sync Battle"
"SafeWord" will premiere on Thursday, July 13, immediately following a new episode of "Wild 'N Out" and as part of MTV's "Throwdown Thursdays" comedy block.

[06/26/17 - 10:05 AM]
Nickelodeon Brings O-Town, Hillwood, Bikini Bottom, and More to Life at Comic-Con International: San Diego July 20-23, 2017
Nick will showcase its fan-favorite characters and popular shows with one-of-a-kind activations, panels, talent signings and interactive experiences.

[06/26/17 - 08:41 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: Game Show Lineup Puts ABC on Top
The Alphabet's "Celebrity Family Feud" tops the night among adults 18-49.

[06/26/17 - 08:14 AM]
Hit Comedy Series "Ballers," Starring Dwayne Johnson, Returns for Season Three July 23, Exclusively on HBO
Guest stars include Richard Schiff, Steve Guttenberg, Steven Weber, Emayatzy Corinealdi and Serinda Swan.

[06/26/17 - 07:06 AM]
Yo! Spike Lee's New Joint, A Netflix Original Series Premieres on Thanksgiving, November 23, 2017
"She's Gotta Have It" from Academy Award(R) nominated director Spike Lee is a 10-episode contemporary update of Lee's 1986 revolutionary debut film.

[06/26/17 - 07:03 AM]
Nat Geo Releases Free Streaming of Highly Acclaimed Coal Documentary, From the Ashes
Starting today, through July 3, this important and timely film will be available commercial-free and unauthenticated via YouTube, Facebook, Hulu, Amazon, Google Play and VOD and unauthenticated on Natgeotv.com and Nat Geo TV Apps.

[06/26/17 - 07:01 AM]
ABC Discovers: Digital Talent Competition Now Live in the U.S.
Actors 18 and older are encouraged to visit ABCDiscovers.com to enter the contest for the chance to receive a one-year $25,000 talent deal with ABC.

[06/26/17 - 07:00 AM]
This Thursday, Join Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon for a Live, Spontaneous Evening of "Rick and Morty"
It all starts at 9:00/8:00c on AdultSwim.com.

[06/26/17 - 06:16 AM]
Marvel's New Television Series "Marvel's Inhumans" Will Premiere on ABC on Friday, September 29
The legendary comic book series will be brought to life in a way that has never been done before, as a version of the first two episodes will be shown globally in IMAX theatres for a two-week period, beginning September 1.