Here are the hot game shows of summer 2021

Let the video games start. 

Summer is usually the time for lighthearted game shows — and even with all the pandemic-related schedule shake ups nonetheless trailing the trade, zany onscreen competitions stay a dependable seasonal mainstay.

From outlandish new shows to outdated favorites, right here are the upcoming collection to maintain an eye fixed out for as the hot climate kicks into excessive gear.

“Beat Shazam on Fox (8 p.m.)

Hosted by Jamie Foxx, this musical game present, which premiered June 3, options three groups of gamers competing to determine songs for a grand prize of $1 million. It’s taken a “Westworld”- length break off the air — as Season 3 aired two years in the past whereas this season was delayed by the pandemic.

“To Tell the Truth,” June 6 on ABC (10 p.m.)

Anthony Anderson returns as the host of the rebooted basic that includes three contestants who declare to be an individual with an uncommon occupation — one of whom is legit, whereas celebs attempt to slim down who’s being truthful. RuPaul, Cedric The Entertainer and Nikki Glaser are the well-known panelists kicking off the summer premiere. 

“The Cube,” June 10 on TBS (9 p.m.) 

This new present, hosted by NBA legend Dwyane Wade, is predicated on a UK collection following contestants who compete for a $250,000 by finishing bodily and psychological duties inside the confines of a glass field generally known as “The Cube.”

Host Dwayne Wade stands in the cube on "The Cube"
Dwayne Wade on “The Cube.”
John Nowak

“The Celebrity Dating Game,” June 14 on ABC (10 p.m.)

A reboot of the iconic Sixties present, the new rendition can be hosted by  Zooey Deschanel and Michael Bolton. Well-known singles who are on the lookout for love will publish inquiries to potential dates hidden behind a panel — whereas Bolton sings songs offering clues. 

Zooey Deschanel on "The Celebrity Dating Game"
Zooey Deschanel on “The Celebrity Dating Game.”
ABC

“The Hustler,” June 17 on ABC (10 p.m.)

Former “Late Late Show” host Craig Ferguson returns to supervise the motion as 5 contestants collaborate to reply trivia questions for money in a “Clue”-like ambiance. One of them is “The Hustler,” who’s been given the solutions — and who should shield their turf with a view to win massive bucks.

“Holey Moley,” June 17 on ABC ( 8 p.m.) 

When this miniature golf competitors present premiered in 2019, its premise seemed like it will develop stale and be shortly canned. But it’s nonetheless going sturdy because it enters Season 3 with colourful commentator Rob Riggle.

“America’s Top Dog,” June 29 on A&E (8 p.m.) 

The competitors is paw-sitively fierce as sportscaster Curt Meneffee and comic David Koechner host as pooches and their human handlers are put via a collection of robust impediment programs. Weekly winners get a $10,000 prize and an extra $5,000 to donate to an animal charity of their selection.

Hosts and commentators Curt Menefee (left), Rachel Bonnetta and David Koechner (right)
Hosts and commentators Curt Menefee (left), Rachel Bonnetta and David Koechner (proper).

“Ultimate Slip ‘N Slide,” August 8 on NBC (10:30 p.m.) 

Bobby Moynihan and Ron Funches host this new collection, through which rivals will compete numerous challenges on the basic outside slide — till the closing spherical on extra-long slide “The Big Slipper.”

“Love Island,” July 7 on CBS (9:30 p.m.)

While it’s not technically a game present, the worldwide sensation does characteristic contestants battling in often-outrageous challenges for the largest prize of all: their hearts. It’s extra cutthroat than most courting shows, as Islanders are ceremoniously booted off in the event that they fail to make romantic connections in a well timed method. Season 3 is ready in Hawaii.

“Making the Cut,” July 16 on Amazon

Tim Gunn and Heidi Klum return for the second season of their post-“Project Runway” reunion collection that follows 10 trend designers vying for the high prize of $1 million to put money into their enterprise. “Queen & Slim” costume designers Shiona Turini and Prabal Gurung can be the visitor judges. 

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