You choose, we deliver
If you are interested in this story, you might be interested in others from The Journal Gazette. Go to www.journalgazette.net/newsletter and pick the subjects you care most about. We'll deliver your customized daily news report at 3 a.m. Fort Wayne time, right to your email.

TV

  • TV Guide Network renames self POP
    NEW YORK – The TV Guide Network is rebranding itself as POP, promising to make itself a destination for hard-core pop culture fans.
  • Darrell Hammond to replace Don Pardo on 'SNL'
    NEW YORK – A familiar face – former cast member Darrell Hammond – is taking over for a familiar voice at “Saturday Night Live.”
  • Revamped 'View' begins new season
    NEW YORK – Daytime’s “The View” revealed its latest makeover Monday, opening the post-Barbara Walters era with a new set, new boss, mostly new team and a promise to be provocative again.
Advertisement
TV review

‘Whodunnit?’ a cheesy murder mystery game

During the past decade that reality competitions have come to prominence in prime time, networks have tried to launch murder mysteries without much success.

In ABC’s latest effort, “Whodunnit?” (9 p.m. Sunday), 13 contestants are confined to a house where they take orders from a butler (Gildart Jackson), who acts as an intermediary for the “killer,” who is one of the contestants.

A player “dies” early in the premiere and the remaining house guests work to solve her “murder.” Each player presents his or her theory to an empty room that the killer is monitoring and afterward the killer marks each player “spared” or “scared.” Two “scared” players are marked by the end of the episode and then one of them dies.

“Whodunnit?” asks its contestants to become actors when they are chosen to be killed off, which gives this show a cheesy vibe.

Advertisement