Ultimate Action Figure News and Reviews Source for DC Comics, GI Joe, Marvel, MOTU, Star Wars, Transformers and All Your Favorite Classic Toys Every Day

ALL SDCC 2016 DC Comics GI Joe Marvel MOTU Star Wars Transformers Customs Reviews Buy / Sell Forums
 
facebook twitter pintrest Tumblr RSS
 

Starcade Game Show Reboot Coming From Shout Factory

Entertainment: Jay Cochran - 2017.01.10


Shout! Factory, a multi-platform media company, has acquired worldwide television format and ancillary rights to the classic TV game show STARCADE from JM Production Company and show creators James Caruso and Mavis E. Arthur. The agreement provides Shout! Factory the rights to develop and produce a reboot of the show for television, as well as production of additional projects for a global audience. Shout! Factory will executive produce these projects with JM Production Company, creators of the original game show. This announcement was made today by Shout! Factory’s founders Richard Foos, Bob Emmer and Garson Foos; and show creators James Caruso and Mavis E. Arthur.

“STARCADE is a classic game show from the ‘80s and is pure nostalgic fun. We couldn’t be more excited to work with the original show creators to ‘retro-boot’ STARCADE for a new generation of fans,” stated Shout! Factory’s founders. “As we continue to actively expand our reach into production and development for new series, movies, unscripted shows and specials, this deal exemplifies the type of content we plan to pursue which taps into the interests and passions of our company’s loyal fanbase.”

Created by James Caruso and Mavis E. Arthur, STARCADE first aired in 1982 during the dawn of the video game era and is widely recognized as the first-ever video arcade game show, featuring great gamers competing against rivals playing the most popular games of the day in front of a live studio audience in order to win huge prizes. Alex Trebek hosted one of the first pilots for the show which was later picked up by Ted Turner to air on his then-fledgling cable station, WTBS; STARCADE went on to air more than 130 episodes over three seasons on Turner.

“I consider myself lucky to have been part of the first generation to grow up playing video games and watching STARCADE in the 1980s,” said Shout! Factory’s Development Director, Jeremy Whitham. “Back then, no one could have predicted video games would one day become the world’s most popular form of entertainment. I can’t wait to see today’s crop of celebrities, pro gamers and e-sports stars compete head-to-head and find out who is the top player on the planet.”

“We’re thrilled to be part of this STARCADE revival,” said Jim Caruso and Mavis E. Arthur, producers of the original STARCADE series. “We look forward to bringing the show back for all those avid Starcaders who have been waiting for years, as well as a new class of gaming heroes. Game on!”

The deal was negotiated by Shout’s Jeremy Whitham and James Caruso, the creator and executive producer of the original STARCADE.

Images




Find it @  Big Bad Toy Store - Ebay

Comments






MORE Entertainment NEWS & UPDATES

'Teen Titans' Animated Movie Includes Voice Cast Of Miguel Ferrer, Christina Ricci

'Teen Titans' Animated Movie Includes Voice Cast Of Miguel Ferrer, Christina Ricci

'Teen Titans' Animated Movie Includes Voice Cast Of Miguel Ferrer, Christina Ricci

New Triptych Movie Poster For Disney's 'Beauty And The Beast'

New Triptych Movie Poster For Disney's 'Beauty And The Beast'

New Triptych Movie Poster For Disney's 'Beauty And The Beast'

Director D.J. Caruso Wanted 'G.I. Joe 3' To Be Crossover With Transformers

Director D.J. Caruso Wanted 'G.I. Joe 3' To Be Crossover With Transformers

Director D.J. Caruso Wanted 'G.I. Joe 3' To Be Crossover With Transformers

New Line & DC Developing 'Black Adam' Into His Own Movie With Dwayne Johnson

New Line & DC Developing 'Black Adam' Into His Own Movie With Dwayne Johnson

New Line & DC Developing 'Black Adam' Into His Own Movie With Dwayne Johnson

Extended Trailer For Arrow 5.10 'Who Are You?' & The CW 2017 Sizzle Reel

Extended Trailer For Arrow 5.10 'Who Are You?' & The CW 2017 Sizzle Reel

Extended Trailer For Arrow 5.10 'Who Are You?' & The CW 2017 Sizzle Reel

'Star Trek: Discovery' Series Pushes Premiere Date

'Star Trek: Discovery' Series Pushes Premiere Date

'Star Trek: Discovery' Series Pushes Premiere Date

James Frain Joins 'Star Trek: Discovery' As 'Sarek'

James Frain Joins 'Star Trek: Discovery' As 'Sarek'

James Frain Joins 'Star Trek: Discovery' As 'Sarek'

Preview Promos For The January 23rd Episodes Of 'Lucifer' And 'Gotham'

Preview Promos For The January 23rd Episodes Of 'Lucifer' And 'Gotham'

Preview Promos For The January 23rd Episodes Of 'Lucifer' And 'Gotham'

Extended Trailers For The Returning Episodes Of 'Supergirl,' 'DC's Legends Of Tomorrow' And 'The Flash'

Extended Trailers For The Returning Episodes Of 'Supergirl,' 'DC's Legends Of Tomorrow' And 'The Flash'

Extended Trailers For The Returning Episodes Of 'Supergirl,' 'DC's Legends Of Tomorrow' And 'The Flash'















ENI
About
Entertainment News International (ENI) is the popular culture network for fans all around the world. Get the scoop on all the popular comics, games, movies, toys, and more every day!
Sites
Action Figures
Classifieds
Entertainment
Marvel
 
Podcasts
Star Wars
Superheroes
Transformers
Links
Support
© 2017 Entertainment News International - All images, trademarks, logos, video, brands and images used on this website are registered trademarks of their respective companies and or owners. All Rights Reserved. Data has been shared for news reporting purposes only. All content sourced by fans, online websites, and or other fan community sources. Entertainment News International is not responsible for reporting errors, inaccuracies, omissions, and or other liablities related to news shared here. We do our best to keep tabs on infringements. If some of your content was shared by accident. To have it removed right away, please [ Contact Us ].