Saturday, January 15, 2011

Lingo Returning

Some interesting news from GSN regarding Lingo this week.

The good news is that the show is coming back; 40 episodes, starting this June. What some people, especially long time fans of the program, could see as bad news is that Chuck Woolery will not be rejoining the program. Instead we'll be seeing comedian and actor Bill Engvall as the new host for the show. It's also his first time hosting a game show. Shandi Finnessey won't be returning either; though personally the latter doesn't disappoint me too much. No offense to her, or Stacey Hayes, but I found that the show flowed just fine without the need for a sidekick. But there will be a new co-host for the new episodes.

Lingo is GSN's longest-running and one of their most respected originals. It honestly may be much too early to hand a complete judgment on this decision as to whether or not it's a good decision to go on with a new host, but I will say this: they better hope they know what they're doing.

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