- The new host of Channel 4's Countdown has been named as Nick Hewer, one of Alan Sugar's assistants on the British version of The Apprentice (Alan Sugar is the Donald Trump equivalent). His first episode will air on January 9, 2012.
- On January 2, 2012, Channel 4 will air a crossover special between Countdown and their comedy panel game show 8 Out Of 10 Cats. 8 Out Of 10 Cats host Jimmy Carr will host a game of Countdown between 8 Out Of 10 Cats team captains Sean Lock and Jon Richardson.
- Remember the episode of The Price Is Right that was taped with Larry Emdur, former host of The Price Is Right in Australia, co-hosting with Drew Carey? It will apparently air on CBS on December 15.
- Finally, I can't resist saying this...and if we finally come to television panel, we'll ask you about it on Wait Wait Don't Tell Me! The NPR topical comedy panel game show will air its first TV special on December 23 on BBC America. Great news in my book.