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Will You Be Watching Any of Tonight's Wacky Game Shows?

Will You Be Watching Any of Tonight's Wacky Game Shows?

Tonight's a big night for game shows: Three new ones are premiering, two on ABC and one on NBC, all with different levels of zaniness.

NBC's entry, Celebrity Family Feud, is the most recognizable of the three, as it's the latest in a long series of Family Feud updates. Tonight's show pits Ice T vs. the Rivers clan and Raven-Symone's folks against Wayne Newton's. I'm holding out for The Office vs. American Gladiators.

More curious are the shows making their debut on ABC: Wipeout, otherwise known as that show where people fall all the time, and I Survived a Japanese Game Show. Both are based on common tropes of Japanese game shows, as this New York Times article explains, and both involve humiliation played for laughs.

I saw an extended preview of Wipeout during the upfronts, and the voiceover narration making fun of the mud-covered, dazed contestants made me feel extremely uncomfortable. But I am a little curious to see Japanese Game Show, which I hope will be more wacky and less mean-spirited.

Do you think you'll be watching any of these shows tonight?

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ShePirate2010 ShePirate2010 9 years
raieven raieven 9 years
I agree with bransugar. my husband and i were just flipping around and came across wipeout, we were like WTF but i have never laughed so hard at anything on tv (besides the office UK). those big balls are amazing!
bransugar79 bransugar79 9 years
I wasn't really looking forward to any of them but ended up watching Wipeout and laughing my a** off I will definitely be adding that to my summer line up
Ikandy Ikandy 9 years
i watched was pretty funny.
buckley9383 buckley9383 9 years
WipeOut was good... but not as good as MXC.
freegracefrom freegracefrom 9 years
I'm definitely curious about "I Survived A Japanese Game Show". We are fascinated with Japanese television! Also, I get the impression that the show is more a reality show about cultural immersion than it is a game show. Hopefully, it will be as fun & interesting as it sounds!
ilanac13 ilanac13 9 years
no no no no no - i thin kthat the networks are trying too hard and there's really nothing there that interests me. oh well. i'm sure that someone needs a light summer treat with these...we'll see
fashion4ward fashion4ward 9 years
Ick, never!
ShannonSoCrazy ShannonSoCrazy 9 years
Nope. I've been watching VH1's "I Love The New Millennium" which... it's way too soon, but I still find it entertaining. I love Michael Ian Black.
couture-yourself couture-yourself 9 years
p.s. I'm a fan of MxC on Spike, because I find it hilarious. But, I don't think I'll be watching ABC's versions.
couture-yourself couture-yourself 9 years
I DVR'd Celebrity Family Feud... I can't wait for The Office one, either!
jennjennnbubba jennjennnbubba 9 years
celeb fam feud but I just had it on in the background while catching some sugar rush!
glam-sugar glam-sugar 9 years
No way.
ayanaphil ayanaphil 9 years
Celebrity Family Feud is on the DVR.
hil34 hil34 9 years
I'm recording the ABC shows tonight :)
lynettes lynettes 9 years
I'll be watching both Wipeout & I Survived... DH and I have been to Japan a few times so it'll be interesting to see how their crazy shows translate!
fuzzles fuzzles 9 years
Watching The Fued as I type! And if Joan Rivers has another face lift, her boobs will be on the back of her head and she'll be sporting a beard!
Linda-McP Linda-McP 9 years
I'll be giving Celebrity Family Feud a try.
katie225 katie225 9 years
sometimes i just want a bit of ridiculous, mindless humor during my summer to unwind from the "heavy" shows that i love watching during the regular season!
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