How CBS And The NFL Teamed Up To Screw Wheel Of Fortune And Jeopardy!

In January, CBS acquired the rights to air NFL Network's Thursday Night Football through the first half of the season. That slate turned out to be some of the shittiest professional football ever put on television, and it was a financial catastrophe for the Tiffany network. But prime-time national NFL broadcasts hurt… » 12/12/14 2:45pm 12/12/14 2:45pm

Family Feud Is The Best (And Dirtiest) Thing On TV

For someone who spends an inordinate percentage of his waking life staring at screens, I don't watch a lot of television. What a lot of folks consider to be a godsend—the so-called Golden Age of TV—is to me more of a pain in the ass: Just how many shows am I expected to watch? Also, no matter how many great shows get… » 10/20/14 1:45pm 10/20/14 1:45pm

Jeff Kent Took His Survivor Cues From "The Fat, Naked, Gay Guy"

You can thank CBS for bringing together two things you probably haven't thought about in nearly a decade: Survivor and Surly Former Second Baseman Jeff Kent™. The show has already filmed, and Kent is back from the Philippines, but since it doesn't premier until next week Kent can't talk about what went down, or how… » 9/14/12 2:40pm 9/14/12 2:40pm

A D-Backs Employee Embarrassed Himself On MLB Network's Game Show Last…

Poor Josh DeFamio, graphics supervisor of the Arizona Diamondbacks. He was on MLB Network's Baseball IQ—a show in which teams' employees compete to win money for charity—last night, ready to advance to the finals to face off against Mets statistician Ben Baumer. All he has to do is name 10 of the 19 baseball Hall of… » 2/24/12 7:02pm 2/24/12 7:02pm

"His Schlong" Was An Actual Answer On Tonight's Family Feud

If it's Monday, it means a sex reference on a game show. After last week's Donkey Punch incident on Jeopardy!, we present to you an answer nobody guessed to the Family Feud question (okay, the clues on that show are actually imperatives) "Name something an airline pilot might be holding on a long flight." » 1/23/12 8:42pm 1/23/12 8:42pm

Dan Patrick Hosted A Category On Jeopardy! Last Night, The One…

Radio/TV personality and ESPN gadfly Dan Patrick guest-hosted a category in the first round of last night's episode of Jeopardy!, and as is S.O.P. for all sports categories on the quiz show, contestants avoided it—choosing categories like "Corruption Junction" and "This Landfill Is My Landfill" instead. » 12/01/11 11:35am 12/01/11 11:35am

Tony La Russa Brian Billick Appeared On A Game Show Roughly 30 34 Years…

Up until a few weeks before this 1977 appearance on The Match Game, awesomely-jacketed Brian Billick "was playing professional football." The coaches didn't think he was "quite the caliber" that a professional football player should be, though, which is why he still haunts us from the broadcast booth. » 10/22/11 6:30pm 10/22/11 6:30pm