Primetime Picks… 6/20/19

Jun 20, 2019 Posted by in Features | Comments

It seems like the broadcast networks are gung ho for game shows this summer—from revivals and returning primetime game shows, to a few brand new concepts. Tonight ABC is bringing viewers something they’ve never seen before…a competitive mini-golf series! However, Holey Moley isn’t just your run-of-the-windmill putt-putt, the course has been supersized and loaded with extreme obstacles, giving the show a bit of a Wipeout feel. Each episode begins with 12 contestants facing off in head-to-head, sudden-death matches. 6 of these contestants will then proceed to the second round where 3 more will be eliminated. The final 3 contestants will then take on the massive Mt. Holey Moley, where the winner will walk away with $25K and, the Golden Putter trophy, and the coveted plaid jacket!

Providing commentary on the matches are comedian/actor Rob Riggle (Modern Family, Angie Tribeca) and sports commentator Joe Tessitore. And providing coverage from the course with the players are correspondent Jeannie Mai (The Real, Home & Family) and resident golf pro Stephen Curry. I haven’t seen the series yet, but I’ve been excited to check it out ever since i first heard about the concept (I’m a big fan of mini-golf). From the ads, it looks like it should be a lot of fun—the contestants even appear to dress up and really embrace the zaniness of it all.

In tonight’s premiere, “Putt Up or Shut Up”, a special Grammy Award-winning celebrity guest makes an appearance on The Distractor hole in an attempt to distract the putters and break their focus.

Tonight I’ll also be watching/recording Family Food Fight, Reef Break, Life in Pieces, MasterChef, Spin the Wheel and iZombie.

For additional suggestions on what to check out tonight, including the series premieres of Reef Break, Spin the Wheel, Family Food Fight and Man vs Master, check out the If We Controlled Your Remote… 6/20/19 post at