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cmjb13

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Alternate timeline: Mark Goodson
« on: November 04, 2019, 06:54:20 PM »
Say Mark Goodson is alive in 2007 and still owns the show.

Barker decides to retire

CBS tells Goodson he must hire Drew Carey

What does Goodson do?
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Re: Alternate timeline: Mark Goodson
« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2019, 07:24:47 PM »
I think that question alone begs a lot of other questions. What did the company do, having Mark there from 1992 on? If we suppose all the other revivals happened as they did - Match Game with Michael, Feud with Louie, etc. - I have to imagine a 90+ Goodson with whatever influence he chooses to have at that stage in life would know to let his company take the money and run and just hire Drew. Even if Goodson thinks that would kill the show, the risk is minimal.

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Re: Alternate timeline: Mark Goodson
« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2019, 11:11:51 PM »
I honestly wonder would CBS even pull rank if Mark were still running things and TPiR remains a Top-3 daytime show.
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Re: Alternate timeline: Mark Goodson
« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2019, 11:23:02 AM »
I think that question alone begs a lot of other questions. What did the company do, having Mark there from 1992 on?

For that matter, a question of some importance:

When Mark Goodson was still alive, there were plans for his production company to have an ownership stake in the Game Show Network.

In a world where he is still alive to 2007, and assuming they had and kept that stake to that time:

1) What difference does having this ownership stake make for his production company?

2) What difference does it make for the Game Show Network?

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Re: Alternate timeline: Mark Goodson
« Reply #4 on: November 07, 2019, 12:03:34 PM »
In a world where he is still alive to 2007, and assuming they had and kept that stake to that time:

1) What difference does having this ownership stake make for his production company?

2) What difference does it make for the Game Show Network?

I imagine it would depend on whether he could escape from the coffin.
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Re: Alternate timeline: Mark Goodson
« Reply #5 on: November 08, 2019, 10:17:17 PM »
If Goodson is alive in 1994, Dawson does NOT return to host Family Feud.

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Re: Alternate timeline: Mark Goodson
« Reply #6 on: November 09, 2019, 10:57:57 AM »
If Goodson is alive in 1994, Dawson does NOT return to host Family Feud.

Oh, for sure. So what happens: do they close up shop, struggle through another year with Ray, or pick someone new? Maybe Gary Kroeger, maybe the just-available Sinbad, maybe Doug Davidson (with somebody else getting New Price - maybe Marc Summers?)
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Re: Alternate timeline: Mark Goodson
« Reply #7 on: November 09, 2019, 11:33:12 AM »
Any of the hosts mentioned are good for FF. Maybe even Bill Rafferty, who worked for Goodson before.

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Re: Alternate timeline: Mark Goodson
« Reply #8 on: November 09, 2019, 01:31:51 PM »
Say Mark Goodson is alive in 2007 and still owns the show.

Barker decides to retire

CBS tells Goodson he must hire Drew Carey

What does Goodson do?
Goodson pulls rank, saying he gets final say. He fought for Barker in the 70s, and it’s made money for CBS hand over fist for 35 years. It doesn’t take much convincing. Assuming Price Live still happens under this timeline, Goodson has made Price Live his pet project since Barker announced his retirement, and constant sightings of him at live shows have piqued the public’s interest as to who would be Bob’s successor.

Of course, I could also see Goodson playing the long game, using those late ‘90s early 2000s revivals to start searching for a viable Price replacement when the time comes.

That being said, in 2007, Goodson is 92 and is likely President Emeritus at best. By this point, either Jonathan is in charge or Goodson has been grooming a successor from his staff to be the head of the company- possibly Roger Dobkowitz.
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Re: Alternate timeline: Mark Goodson
« Reply #9 on: November 11, 2019, 08:19:13 PM »
Mark would use rank and audition hosts I think he would pick someone with a gs background. I still think Todd Newton would get the job. Drew was just a shocking choice to host TPIR Imo.

I think Ray would of got a proper send off and they would close up shop with Feud. Then they would try again in a few years. I think Mark would pick another comedian.


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Re: Alternate timeline: Mark Goodson
« Reply #10 on: November 17, 2019, 02:58:12 AM »
Say Mark Goodson is alive in 2007 and still owns the show.

Barker decides to retire

CBS tells Goodson he must hire Drew Carey

What does Goodson do?

Shop the show to another network or syndication.

If that fails and CBS doesn't relent, take the show dark.