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Las Vegas Open Casting Call for “Don’t Forget the Lyrics” TV Show

Mark McGrath is hosting auditions this Saturday in Las Vegas, seeking seeking contestants to appear on a hit game show. 

On Sat., April 24th an open casting call will be held for the all-new syndicated version of “Don’t Forget the Lyrics!” Set to premiere in the Fall, 2010, “Don’t Forget the Lyrics!” is a musical game show that tests contestants’ knowledge of song lyrics from different genres, decades and artists.

Mark McGrath, a member of the multi-platinum group, Sugar Ray, will host “Don’t Forget the Lyrics!” where he brings ordinary people center stage for a chance to win a fortune – just by knowing the words to the biggest hit songs ever recorded. 

The auditions will be held on Sat., April 24th from 11a.m. to 4 p.m. at Bonkerz Comedy Club, 2411 West Sahara Ave., in Las Vegas.

A photo ID is required as contestants and their guests must be 21 years or older to audition. Casting is seeking contestants that are fun, outgoing and very knowledgeable of popular song lyrics. Also contestants must be willing to sing the songs on the game show. 

Whether your cup of tea is Motown or Country, or anything in between, they’re looking for all types of music fans as the songs are hits, from the 50s to present day Top 40. 

“Don’t Forget the Lyrics!” originally premiered on July 11, 2007, on FOX television and became one of the most popular shows in America, as well as an international phenomenon. 

For an application and further details please log on to http://www.dftl.tv.

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Another Las Vegas Gameshow Opens: “The Las Vegas Rock and Roll Gameshow”

If Wayne Brady and “Let’s Make a Deal” isn’t enough, the Four Queens in Las Vegas is doing a test run of “The Las Vegas Rock and Roll Gameshow” that runs today, Sunday, Wednesday and Nov. 19 and 22.  

It’s a low-budget affair meant to appeal to the ham in all of us.  “Peoplw will never watch anything more interesting than themselves,” says co-producer and co-star Matt Phillips says of the show.

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Las Vegas Airs Bizarre Version of “Let’s Make a Deal” TV Show

Is there a better place anywhere on the planet to launch a bizarre and outlandish game show then if not in Las Vegas, the king of all things untamed?  Of course not, silly. LetsMakeaDeal

As reported Aug. 16 by Las Vegas Backstage Access, the “Let’s Make a Deal” show was coming to Las Vegas- and now it’s a reality. 

Complete with lots of costumed, bizarre contestants oozing energy from every pore, TV history was rebooted yesterday in Las Vegas, as “Let’s Make a Deal” version 2009 started taping weekday mornings from the Tropicana’s 300-capacity studio, the show airing on CBS from 9 to 10 a.m., KLAS-TV, Las Vegas Channel 8. 

Boasting 2 1/2 times as many deals, new rhythm and audience members facing 1-in-18 odds of being selected, “Let’s Make a Deal,” is a new take on the classic game television show, featuring audience members dressed in outlandish costumes and jumping non-stopped like deranged jackrabbits, hoping to be selected as a zany contestant and win cash and prizes by making deals with game show host Wayne Brady, an Emmy Award winner and headliner at The Venetian in Las Vegas. 

This Vegas-based edition is the first daytime network game show to premiere in 16 years, replacing “Guiding Light,” which was snuffed out recently by CBS. 

The classic “Deal” aired on ABC and NBC from 1963-76; a weekly syndicated version was broadcast from 1971-77; a Canadian revival ran from 1980-81; an “All New Let’s Make a Deal” popped up from 1984-86; another daytime version resurfaced on NBC from 1990-91; and episodes of yet another weekly prime-time “Deal” aired in 2003. 

Want to be a member of the audience or possibly become a contestant?  It’s easy.  Just call 800-706-8767, or visit www.cbs.com/daytime/lets_make_a_deal or just arrive in costume at the “Deal” ticketing center on the casino level at the Tropicana, 3801 Las Vegas Blvd. South, in Las Vegas.

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Dialing In Las Vegas Fun

We’ve all spent mind-expanding, sometimes numbing, but yet entertaining hours watching at one time or another television quiz shows like “Jeopardy,” “Wheel of Fortune” and “Family Feud.”  

The brainchild behind these shows and others like them over the past 25 years is Las Vegas resident Mark Richards.   He’s now trying for a revival.  But instead of trendy television being the medium, he’s hoping that his new weekly two-hour radio quiz show will grab and hold the attention of Las Vegas listeners. 

Richards’ current object of affection is called the “The Radio Game Show,” which will be an amalgamation of his prior shows and premiers on KNUU970-AM in Las Vegas at 1:05 p.m. PST this Sunday, April 12. 

“Nobody in the country is doing a game show on radio,” says Richard, who also owns a video production company.  “Some stations are doing contests for tickets for show, but not a game show like this one.” 

If successful, the quiz show guru plans to syndicate his show across the country. 

He might just have his dream come true.  After all, he has succeeded with the show in the past.  The show ran in the San Diego, Los Angeles, and other cities in the 1980s.  He even brought the show to Las Vegas in 1990, where it aired for about two weeks on KVEG 97.5-FM and then on KENO 1460-AM for about three years. 

Godspeed, Mr. Richards.

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