Thursday, January 12, 2017

Fox news

No, I'm not talking about the top-rated cable news network, the bane of liberals and the consolation of conservatives.

Instead, mama Fox, the broadcast network, made a couple game show announcements at the Television Critics Association thingie yesterday. As faux tweets noted, Jamie Foxx will host Beat Shazam and Andy Cohen will helm a reboot of Love Connection.

Neither news item is a huge surprise. Beat Shazam, where contestants play a Name That Tune variant updated with the music app, has been in the works for quite a while now. I have no strong feelings one way or the other about Foxx as the host, though his name certainly fits the network.

Love Connection was supposed to return a while back with Loni Love - another appropriate name - as host. But there's many a slip betwixt cup and lip, though the project made it to the pilot stage. It looks like the rewind is really gonna happen now, with fifteen eps on Fox in the summer. As everybody says, every old game show format in creation seems to be getting a reboot.

Music and love, ain't it sweet?

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