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"Blockbusters" returning to UK as "comedy reboot"
« on: December 03, 2018, 10:56:01 AM »
New episodes of "Blockbusters" are coming to Britain in 2019, but as a "comedy reboot" for Comedy Central UK.

https://deadline.com/2018/12/comedy-central-uk-blockbusters-1202512644/

Two seasons have been ordered with Dara O'Briain, the longtime host of the BBC2 panel show "Mock The Week", tapped to emcee.


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Re: "Blockbusters" returning to UK as "comedy reboot"
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2018, 11:28:28 AM »
New episodes of "Blockbusters" are coming to Britain in 2019, but as a "comedy reboot" for Comedy Central UK.

https://deadline.com/2018/12/comedy-central-uk-blockbusters-1202512644/

Two seasons have been ordered with Dara O'Briain, the longtime host of the BBC2 panel show "Mock The Week", tapped to emcee.


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Re: "Blockbusters" returning to UK as "comedy reboot"
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2018, 02:48:34 PM »
New episodes of "Blockbusters" are coming to Britain in 2019, but as a "comedy reboot" for Comedy Central UK.

https://deadline.com/2018/12/comedy-central-uk-blockbusters-1202512644/

Two seasons have been ordered with Dara O'Briain, the longtime host of the BBC2 panel show "Mock The Week", tapped to emcee.


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Re: "Blockbusters" returning to UK as "comedy reboot"
« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2018, 07:34:25 PM »
I'm uneasy about this, since I don't see the format adapting too well to comedy routines. Then again, I do love 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown, so I'll give it a shot.
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Re: "Blockbusters" returning to UK as "comedy reboot"
« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2018, 05:26:52 AM »
"As you know, Blockbusters is a comedy game...."
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Re: "Blockbusters" returning to UK as "comedy reboot"
« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2018, 07:54:30 AM »
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Re: "Blockbusters" returning to UK as "comedy reboot"
« Reply #6 on: December 05, 2018, 08:42:08 AM »
I've very recently seen casting for Blockbusters. I wonder how they'll do a comedy-leaning game show with civilian contestants.

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Re: "Blockbusters" returning to UK as "comedy reboot"
« Reply #7 on: December 05, 2018, 01:18:24 PM »
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Re: "Blockbusters" returning to UK as "comedy reboot"
« Reply #8 on: December 05, 2018, 03:17:45 PM »
I've very recently seen casting for Blockbusters. I wonder how they'll do a comedy-leaning game show with civilian contestants.
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Re: "Blockbusters" returning to UK as "comedy reboot"
« Reply #9 on: December 05, 2018, 03:55:28 PM »
I've very recently seen casting for Blockbusters. I wonder how they'll do a comedy-leaning game show with civilian contestants.
Dirty/double entendre laden questions?

I'm honestly imagining something akin to the current version of The Joker's Wild with Snoop Dogg, where the "questions" are closer to "pick which of these options the prerecorded celebrity liked" then to actual trivia.

I can't believe I'm comparing Dara O'Briain to Snoop Dogg, but there you go.
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Re: "Blockbusters" returning to UK as "comedy reboot"
« Reply #10 on: December 05, 2018, 04:22:38 PM »
I have a feeling the Brits will keep it cheeky without immediately going for the obvious punchline, or the one with the lowest common denominator. Seems like spelling out the joke is something only we Americans do. :P
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Re: "Blockbusters" returning to UK as "comedy reboot"
« Reply #11 on: December 05, 2018, 04:45:07 PM »
I've very recently seen casting for Blockbusters. I wonder how they'll do a comedy-leaning game show with civilian contestants.
Dirty/double entendre laden questions?

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« Reply #12 on: December 05, 2018, 07:37:23 PM »
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Re: "Blockbusters" returning to UK as "comedy reboot"
« Reply #13 on: December 07, 2018, 01:33:45 AM »
I’d love to see Blockbusters return here in the States, as a high school and/or college quiz show — as was done successfully in England for so long.

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Re: "Blockbusters" returning to UK as "comedy reboot"
« Reply #14 on: December 07, 2018, 12:51:40 PM »
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