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Title: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: Pyramid20000 on April 07, 2015, 08:38:16 PM
Has a program schedule been released yet for Buzzr tv?
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: BrandonFG on April 07, 2015, 08:50:24 PM
From looking on the forum and Google, no. Trust me, if there is any new info, it will be mentioned here. Until then, just sit tight or wait until May 31.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: Pyramid20000 on April 07, 2015, 08:56:09 PM
Bear with me just a little anxious.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: TLEberle on April 07, 2015, 09:01:48 PM
Bear with me just a little anxious.
Er. no. Brandon said to wait for May 31. That's over a month. Every time you ask us before then, expect a similarly cold reception.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: parliboy on April 07, 2015, 10:43:56 PM
Bear with me just a little anxious.
Er. no. Brandon said to wait for May 31. That's over a month. Every time you ask us before then, expect a similarly cold reception.

 No, you don't understand.  He's not asking for him; he's asking for the bear.  That bastard doesn't take no for an answer.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: snowpeck on April 07, 2015, 11:13:38 PM
Broadcasting and Cable has an article on Buzzr in this week's issue, but it's behind a paywall online.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: BrandonFG on April 08, 2015, 01:01:11 AM
Every time you ask us before then, expect a similarly cold reception.
Damn. I was actually trying to be warm. ;-P

/My initial response OTOH..........
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: PYLdude on April 08, 2015, 02:29:17 AM
Bear with me just a little anxious.

This is the second time you've asked this. It's not worth anxiety.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: Kevin Prather on April 08, 2015, 02:23:40 PM
Bear with me just a little anxious.
Er. no. Brandon said to wait for May 31. That's over a month. Every time you ask us before then, expect a similarly cold reception.

 No, you don't understand.  He's not asking for him; he's asking for the bear.  That bastard doesn't take no for an answer.

Well played.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: chad1m on April 11, 2015, 06:38:27 PM
Broadcasting and Cable has an article on Buzzr in this week's issue, but it's behind a paywall online.
I just realized my university login still works and I can access these bad boys. Snippets of potential interest:

FMNA already is batting around some fun ideas to promote the channel, such as a Betty White Week, since the octogenarian actress was once a regular on the game show circuit and her husband was Password host Alan [sic] Ludden. FMNA also plans to create a Facebook page for the network where it will post call-outs to contestants of game shows past to let them know to tune in to watch themselves.

Buzzr TV will air legacy game shows and target adults 25-54 and older, while Buzzr on YouTube will feature YouTube stars playing new editions of classic formats in short clips. Eventually, there may be some overlap between the two, with Buzzr perhaps populating late-night hours on Buzzr TV with programming aimed at younger audiences, like an "Adult Swim for game," says Beers. Another way that Buzzr and Buzzr TV may evolve is by becoming a development platform for shows that could eventually make their way into first-run syndication or network daytime or primetime. At the moment, however, that is not the focus of either platform.

Fremantle is prepping to announce two new game shows that will air on major networks, and at least two syndicators have games in development. Warner Bros. is developing a remake of Love Connection with The Real's Loni Love, while Debmar-Mercury and Fremantle have been redeveloping What's My Line?--both of those shows are possibilities for fall 2016.


I assume one of the new games is Celebrity Family Feud since this article was published before that announcement.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: Matt Ottinger on April 11, 2015, 08:06:52 PM
Eventually, there may be some overlap between the two, with Buzzr perhaps populating late-night hours on Buzzr TV with programming aimed at younger audiences, like an "Adult Swim for game," says Beers.

And you know, I don't have a problem with that at all, and I doubt too many logical-thinking people do.  Unfortunately, the hardcore game show fans (dare I use the 'fanboi' word?) will treat this just like they treated GSN, and ever second of the programming day that isn't legacy shows will be an abomination beyond all rational thought.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: Thunder on April 11, 2015, 09:37:15 PM
But who pays attention to that extremely small subset of people? They self-destruct their own credibility within a short time frame and become comic relief.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: Matt Ottinger on April 11, 2015, 09:55:07 PM
But who pays attention to that extremely small subset of people? They self-destruct their own credibility within a short time frame and become comic relief.

The problem as I see it is that TPTB see that nonsense overpowering the more rational discussion and tend to paint the entire internet fan community with one big brush.  And that's a shame.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: Thunder on April 11, 2015, 10:26:37 PM
I'll agree.

I found it quite refreshing for Drew Carey to directly call out the nutballs from Golden Road. It also seemed like the current "Price is Right" management team went out of their way to needle that group for a while.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: JepMasta on April 11, 2015, 11:56:51 PM
At the risk of sounding like a complete pillock, have they announced it DirecTV will carry it?
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: Thunder on April 12, 2015, 12:00:13 AM
No news probably means no. Satellite providers aren't known for carrying networks that are intended for digital subchannel usage.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: Steve Gavazzi on April 12, 2015, 02:59:14 AM
I found it quite refreshing for Drew Carey to directly call out the nutballs from Golden Road.

Yeah, we all thought it was really mature of him to mock us on national television.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: clemon79 on April 12, 2015, 03:03:23 AM
I found it quite refreshing for Drew Carey to directly call out the nutballs from Golden Road.

Yeah, we all thought it was really mature of him to mock us on national television.

The butthurt, it is strong! :D
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: Steve Gavazzi on April 12, 2015, 03:12:44 AM
The butthurt, it is strong! :D

And how did I know you'd be the first person to respond to that with a smartass remark?
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: clemon79 on April 12, 2015, 04:30:34 AM
And how did I know you'd be the first person to respond to that with a smartass remark?

Dude, the horse you're on right now couldn't be higher if it were being fed by Snoop Dogg. So, yeah, expect to get the balloon pricked.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: Steve Gavazzi on April 12, 2015, 02:35:36 PM
Dude, the horse you're on right now couldn't be higher if it were being fed by Snoop Dogg. So, yeah, expect to get the balloon pricked.

Oh, silly me.  I forgot I wasn't supposed to react to things I don't like when you're around.  I'll be sure to keep that in mind going forward.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: clemon79 on April 12, 2015, 03:25:26 PM
Oh, silly me.  I forgot I wasn't supposed to react to things I don't like when you're around.  I'll be sure to keep that in mind going forward.

You are more than welcome to react to whatever you like, and you know this, and to imply that I have ever suggested ANYTHING to the contrary is not only a bald-faced lie that only further undermines your position, but incredibly hypocritical considering your whinging above. But it's your dime.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: Thunder on April 12, 2015, 06:02:21 PM
Yeah, we all thought it was really mature of him to mock us on national television.

Wait, what? All I knew was that he called out that WarioBarker guy's crap on his own blog.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: Steve Gavazzi on April 12, 2015, 06:07:34 PM
You are more than welcome to react to whatever you like, and you know this, and to imply that I have ever suggested ANYTHING to the contrary is not only a bald-faced lie that only further undermines your position, but incredibly hypocritical considering your whinging above. But it's your dime.

Dude, you've exhibited a pathological need to rag on me practically any time I say anything positive about Bob Barker or anything negative about Drew Carey and/or their respective eras of The Price Is Right.  Hell, your posting history makes it pretty obvious that somewhere along the line, your disdain for Golden-Road.net morphed into an irrational dislike of anyone even caring enough about the show to bother discussing it.  You of all people ought to know better than to say things about yourself that can be easily countered with your own posts.

And as for hypocrisy, you're seriously comparing me pointing out your predictable jerkish reaction to a guy going on TV and mocking fans of his own show?  You're smarter than to think that makes any sense.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: pacdude on April 12, 2015, 06:11:52 PM
fans of his own show

You're not a fan of his show, and neither are half the people who post on Golden-Road.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: Steve Gavazzi on April 12, 2015, 06:16:52 PM
Wait, what? All I knew was that he called out that WarioBarker guy's crap on his own blog.

Oh, that.  I'd totally forgotten about that.  A few years ago, when they were still in their "Let's throw every new idea at the wall and see what sticks" mentality, there was a day when they came back from commercial with a new camera shot, and Drew basically voiced a fake Golden-Road post about being mad at the show over messing with the directing and writing Rich DiPirro a letter about it.  I thought that was what you were referring to.

I'm actually in agreement with you about the WarioBarker thing -- I can't remember exactly what words were exchanged, but I know I could have killed him for going on Drew's Twitter feed and basically making the whole site look like a bunch of idiots in about the most visible way possible.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: Steve Gavazzi on April 12, 2015, 06:22:56 PM
You're not a fan of his show, and neither are half the people who post on Golden-Road.

Really?  That's news to me -- I'd been under the impression that I thought both Drew and the show had been really good for the past year or so.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: clemon79 on April 12, 2015, 07:03:13 PM
You of all people ought to know better than to say things about yourself that can be easily countered with your own posts.

Then counter it. Show me where I *specifically* said you were not entitled to have a reaction. If it's so easy you should have no trouble with that, right?

(And before you go for the weenie out: you and I both know that ANYTIME I have said "You can't say X," that it's purely in the euphemistic sense where the unwritten part is "and not expect to hear about it.")

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you're seriously comparing me pointing out your predictable jerkish reaction to a guy going on TV and mocking fans of his own show?

No, I'm comparing your bitching not being able to have an opinion to your attempt to deny me mine in the same breath.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: Steve Gavazzi on April 12, 2015, 07:28:24 PM
Then counter it. Show me where I *specifically* said you were not entitled to have a reaction. If it's so easy you should have no trouble with that, right?

We're not in a court of law here, dude.  I don't have to prove that you literally uttered that specific sequence of words.

No, I'm comparing your bitching not being able to have an opinion to your attempt to deny me mine in the same breath.

I can't imagine there's a person here who wasn't already aware of your opinion without you voicing it for the 14,375th time.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: clemon79 on April 12, 2015, 07:59:42 PM
We're not in a court of law here, dude.  I don't have to prove that you literally uttered that specific sequence of words.

You're right, we are not in a court of law. As such, you absolutely can make completely unfounded claims without having to verify them when called on your bullshiat. (And you are also dodging the task by artificially refining it to an exact utterance. The spirit of the message is perfectly acceptable. But you know that, too.)

You may find that the court of public opinion holds you to a somewhat higher standard.

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I can't imagine there's a person here who wasn't already aware of your opinion without you voicing it for the 14,375th time.

Again: you're a hypocrite.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: Thunder on April 12, 2015, 08:31:24 PM
... basically making the whole site look like a bunch of idiots in about the most visible way possible.

Not much has changed. I saw this in the first daily recap that I looked at.

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Seven years in, and you don't get a basic part of hosting a game.  Why?  Why, Drew, why?   We know you love this gig, now *care* enough about it to do the basic, teachable stuff correctly!  Gahhhh!!!

Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: Steve Gavazzi on April 12, 2015, 08:45:32 PM
Not much has changed. I saw this in the first daily recap that I looked at.

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Seven years in, and you don't get a basic part of hosting a game.  Why?  Why, Drew, why?   We know you love this gig, now *care* enough about it to do the basic, teachable stuff correctly!  Gahhhh!!!

Yeah, but at least that was on our site.  There's a bit of a qualitative difference between that and going and bitching at Drew on his own turf.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: CarbonCpy on April 12, 2015, 09:32:59 PM
Oh, hey, a bunch of replies in a thread about Buzzr, maybe something big or interesting has happ--

(http://i.imgur.com/Zf76oXy.png)
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: TLEberle on April 12, 2015, 09:34:27 PM
Normally I find using pictures to express a thought when we have words to be loathsome and outdone, but ermagerd. Points.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: Steve Gavazzi on April 12, 2015, 09:36:47 PM
My apologies, guys.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: TLEberle on April 12, 2015, 09:42:22 PM
My apologies, guys.
My one regret about my parents's divorce is that they didn't wait until microwaves became a little more ubiquitous so that Sis and I could share a bowl of popcorn and demonstrate just how silly my parents sounded arguing over stupid crap.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: Thunder on April 12, 2015, 09:53:12 PM
Normally I find using pictures to express a thought when we have words to be loathsome and outdone, but ermagerd. Points.

It can be quite humorous and effective.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: Prizes on April 12, 2015, 10:02:15 PM
With due respect Steve, I can't stand the any more either, aside from your postings and those of maybe two or three other people, because overall quality is that far down. Doesn't help the admins are all but MIA. Most of the posts are downright unreadable, and are people who really don't understand the genre in the first place, so often judging the program on pricing games won vs. lost. Under three won? Oh, terrible day. More than three won. Oh, wonderful day.

While you can enjoy the show in that way, as it's your right to, I think it's a fairly strong parallel, perhaps even a microcosm, to the forum as a whole: Reactionary. This has always been the fault of Golden-Road, it is reactionary, negative, and quite honestly fanboyish most of the time. God forbid when the actual thing changes. You wanna talk ridiculous? Clock Game got a nifty, sleek set upgrade to like a transparent stopwatch earlier this season, but oh the horror. You would think a national disaster had happened. Sure, it won't make a difference in the ratings, but hey, I kinda liked it, and think it goes with the modern motif overall they're putting out there. This is an opinion I'd feel afraid to be putting on the Road, since I know it'd be taken like a raw steak to the wolf pack, despite some powers there on my end.  For Thunder's post, I mostly agree, and it's a solid example of day to day stuff at the dung heap there, if rather tame, but I Googled that post, and it's by somebody with like 40 posts, which is not exactly a number of a long-time, continuous contributor to the page.

I typically think Steve's thoughts on Price as a whole are rather strong, but he should be able to see what GR as a whole has issue with here. Like it or not, these kinds of stories are why G-R is a blackmark on the community, and gets mocked by nearly everywhere else, and I think rightly so. Heck, I probably used to think in the same fangirl mentality. But, eventually, usually you learn how ridiculous this is in time as you get older, and start to learn more about what makes a show work, basically ratings above all else, and perhaps today, some degree of interactivity/giveaway, for the instant gratification millenials.

If TV networks all profile us as telephone pole screamers, to borrow Drew's term, then it harms all of us to be able to be taken seriously as viewers and fans of the genre. Thankfully here, Buzzerblog, among others provide regular sanity, that bases the shows upon ratings, not what some prop or game was used 30 years ago that is now being replaced. Drew is a solid host, with ratings that I think are fantastic. That Golden-Road fails to realize this, and has for years tells me the issue is them, not Drew and crew.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: Steve Gavazzi on April 12, 2015, 10:21:47 PM
I typically think Steve's thoughts on Price as a whole are rather strong, but he should be able to see what GR as a whole has issue with here. Like it or not, these kinds of stories are why G-R is a blackmark on the community, and gets mocked by nearly everywhere else, and I think rightly so.

Yeah, but what are we gonna do -- moderate every comment that wasn't thought through all the way?  It'd take all day, and we'd have, like, seven posts left.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: Prizes on April 12, 2015, 10:31:15 PM
Yeah, but what are we gonna do -- moderate every comment that wasn't thought through all the way?  It'd take all day, and we'd have, like, seven posts left.

Can't say I disagree. I think we've got to get admin staff back there, even beyond the admins of old, by say, promoting us, or at least giving us moderators the ability to ban individual users. This would at least let people know of that threat and/or warning of a ban, who are acting out of line, trolling or just continue to post only complete and utter nonsense, like someone who has his favorite game where you win by finding the front and back of some mode of transportation. As is it, there's really no incentive to not act in one of these three ways, since many users that need to be banned for trolling, rude behavior, or just nonsensical matters, often aren't.

We can't moderate that much as you say, it's not feasible because of real life, but there has to be a tangible consequence for these posters that we or someone can administer, beyond deleting a post, locking the thread, or reporting it, where the post all but gets ignored.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: dale_grass on April 12, 2015, 10:36:59 PM
Normally I find using pictures to express a thought when we have words to be loathsome and outdone

Is it lonely up there on your pedestal?
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: parliboy on April 12, 2015, 10:38:24 PM
My one regret about my parents's divorce is that they didn't wait until microwaves became a little more ubiquitous so that Sis and I could share a bowl of popcorn and demonstrate just how silly my parents sounded arguing over stupid crap.

My one regret about microwaves is that people cook popcorn in it.

Buy yourself a Stir Crazy.  It'll be your best friend.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: SRIV94 on April 12, 2015, 11:10:15 PM
My one regret about my parents's divorce is that they didn't wait until microwaves became a little more ubiquitous so that Sis and I could share a bowl of popcorn and demonstrate just how silly my parents sounded arguing over stupid crap.

My one regret about microwaves is that people cook popcorn in it.

Buy yourself a Stir Crazy.  It'll be your best friend.

I had no idea they still make those.  Takes me back to my college days.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: Thunder on April 13, 2015, 01:31:52 AM
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Buy yourself a Stir Crazy.  It'll be your best friend.

The Stir Crazy, 4 pounds of popcorn, 35 ounces of Flavacol popcorn salt and 1 pound of colored coconut oil will be delivered on Tuesday.

$63.10 and no more microwave ovens being thrown out the window because the kids burned a bag of popcorn.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: parliboy on April 13, 2015, 08:30:09 AM
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Buy yourself a Stir Crazy.  It'll be your best friend.

The Stir Crazy, 4 pounds of popcorn, 35 ounces of Flavacol popcorn salt and 1 pound of colored coconut oil will be delivered on Tuesday.

$63.10 and no more microwave ovens being thrown out the window because the kids burned a bag of popcorn.

Try investing in brewer's yeast for the seasoning.  1) You'll have the most flavorful but nutritious bag of popcorn ever, and 2) if you have cats, some of them may share the popcorn with you.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: JMFabiano on April 22, 2015, 07:07:21 PM
Wait, what? All I knew was that he called out that WarioBarker guy's crap on his own blog.

Oh, that.  I'd totally forgotten about that.  A few years ago, when they were still in their "Let's throw every new idea at the wall and see what sticks" mentality, there was a day when they came back from commercial with a new camera shot, and Drew basically voiced a fake Golden-Road post about being mad at the show over messing with the directing and writing Rich DiPirro a letter about it.  I thought that was what you were referring to.

Did he mention the site by name?  If not, then it couldn't be as bad as the Extreme Gong incident from 1999, where ATGS WAS mentioned by name in their insults. 
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: TLEberle on April 22, 2015, 07:15:57 PM
That was bad?

That was an incident?
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: Steve Gavazzi on April 22, 2015, 07:38:26 PM
Did he mention the site by name?

No, but it wasn't exactly rocket science to figure out who he was talking about.

If not, then it couldn't be as bad as the Extreme Gong incident from 1999, where ATGS WAS mentioned by name in their insults.

I've heard of this but never seen the incident.  They actually called out the newsgroup by name?
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: BrandonFG on April 22, 2015, 07:50:00 PM
Did he mention the site by name?

No, but it wasn't exactly rocket science to figure out who he was talking about.

If not, then it couldn't be as bad as the Extreme Gong incident from 1999, where ATGS WAS mentioned by name in their insults.

I've heard of this but never seen the incident.  They actually called out the newsgroup by name?
Yeah they did. One of the producers would lurk on ATGS, and wasn't fond of the bad reviews from the forum. Said producer actually emailed me to defend the show after I mentioned it prolly wouldn't be my cup of te.

And yes, some of the ATGS members were up in arms about the whole thing. 
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: Dan88 on April 22, 2015, 08:40:51 PM
I've heard of this but never seen the incident. They actually called out the newsgroup by name?
Yeah they did.
It was online at one point a few years ago, and boy was it painful to watch. It wasn't the first time ATGS had been namedropped (there was an earlier episode where they said the consolation prize was "hanging out with the other losers at alt.tv.game-shows"), but this one, though...yeah.

All things considered, looking at the ATGS posts I feel like the show and the specific producer involved were trolling big-time with the remarks in general.

One of the producers would lurk on ATGS, and wasn't fond of the bad reviews from the forum. Said producer actually emailed me to defend the show after I mentioned it prolly wouldn't be my cup of te.

And yes, some of the ATGS members were up in arms about the whole thing.
I don't exactly blame 'em, especially since one member noted on ATGS that said producer contacted him while the newsgroup was reacting to the "consolation prize" remark to say (again paraphrasing) "Hey, it's just a joke since you guys were so negative towards us. Don't take it personally."...and then came the aforementioned episode.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: BrandonFG on April 22, 2015, 11:14:00 PM
I don't remember my reaction to it back then, but I would say if anyone was genuinely pissed about that, they're taking things way too seriously, and that the producers of the show accomplished their goal: getting under the nerds' skin with a little jab. The Simpsons had a similar running gag for that show's newsgroup, for very similar reasons.

Honestly, I don't even think the people who watched the show and heard that joke would a) know what alt.tv.game-shows meant and b) would take enough time to see what the show was ragging on.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: clemon79 on April 23, 2015, 09:40:32 PM
I remember that. I'm sure Scott Satin was very happy that he managed to get in his little shot, but at the end of the day his show still blew dog. :)
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: dale_grass on April 23, 2015, 10:25:26 PM
at the end of the day his show still blew dog

The dog's name wasn't Chunks by any chance, was it?
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: aaron sica on April 24, 2015, 09:45:48 AM
I remember this as well.......I believe I was one of the ones trashing Extreme Gong back in the a.t.g-s days, as I got a friendly email from George Gray nicely defending the program. .
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: MikeK on April 24, 2015, 10:09:37 AM
I seem to recall more subtle slams of ATGS members.  One I vividly remember reading about George Gray beating up a stuffed toy giraffe on the show, in reference to a comment Charlie Pevey (Giraffe Boy) said on the group.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: chad1m on April 24, 2015, 06:10:54 PM
A Twitter follower of mine, @FladamPlays, shared the following ad with me from this week's Broadcasting & Cable. It includes the prospective logo, the simple-yet-effective slogan of "Let's play," plus it features the logos of Child's Play, Match Game, Blockbusters, Body Language, To Tell The Truth, classic Family Feud, TattleTales and Super Password.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CDY7JwfVIAEFNeP.jpg)
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: aaron sica on April 24, 2015, 06:27:28 PM
That ad evoked the same feelings in me that this one did when I first saw it, way back when..

http://americanradiohistory.com/Archive-BC/BC-1994/BC-1994-11-28.pdf

(pages 35-37).
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: Thunder on April 25, 2015, 02:40:49 PM
I seem to recall more subtle slams of ATGS members.  One I vividly remember reading about George Gray beating up a stuffed toy giraffe on the show, in reference to a comment Charlie Pevey (Giraffe Boy) said on the group.

Now that's hilarious to me. :D
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: BrandonFG on April 27, 2015, 04:28:05 PM
Local newspaper posted an AP article (http://hamptonroads.com/2015/04/beat-clock-reset-age-youtube) about Buzzr and some of its shows, primarily Beat the Clock. Host Elliot Morgan's perspective on the original is kinda interesting...

/Might be a paywall
//I'm being facetious when I say interesting
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: Dan88 on April 27, 2015, 05:49:13 PM
...So all the guy found was Collyer-era stuff, and he thought it was boring? Why, because it wasn't in color or has those pesky commercial breaks?

Seriously, guy, at least find some Narz, Wood, and especially Hall-era stuff (Kroeger's version kinda missed the point, in my opinion) before you make that kind of judgment.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: parliboy on April 27, 2015, 06:10:39 PM
...So all the guy found was Collyer-era stuff, and he thought it was boring? Why, because it wasn't in color or has those pesky commercial breaks?

No, because they didn't use an editing room back then to chop away every second of time that would allow something to breathe.

I'd seriously like to see this guy try live or live-to-tape and see how exciting he makes it.  But let's pull up the quote itself:

"I wasn't really able to get through them all because things were really, really boring back then, but it was still sort of cool. I'm glad they upped the game."

No, little boy, they haven't upped anything.  In fact, in most cases, they've actually removed game from the format.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: chad1m on April 27, 2015, 06:30:25 PM
No, little boy
Are we really going to demean some twenty-something non-game show devotee for not liking something like that was produced for TV sixty years ago? It's nice when average Joes appreciate the games that paved the path to today, but goodness. I respect the genre, but if you put '50s Price in front of me at the wrong time, I'm liable to snore right in Uncle Bill's face.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: TLEberle on April 27, 2015, 06:53:30 PM
No, little boy
Are we really going to demean some twenty-something non-game show devotee for not liking something like that was produced for TV sixty years ago? It's nice when average Joes appreciate the games that paved the path to today, but goodness. I respect the genre, but if you put '50s Price in front of me at the wrong time, I'm liable to snore right in Uncle Bill's face.
At the very least I'll demean him for using the word "up" as a verb. (Upon further review, Dan and Gene are snarking at the new host and not the article writer.)

To your point, not necessarily. We've said repeatedly that you can't look at the old stuff through a 2015 lens, but if he's going to do research for his role then he should do research. Sometimes research is boring. Of all the game shows of yore, I would think that Beat the Clock would be least boring because there's almost constant movement.

It would be interesting to take episodes from the original article, the Montreal run, the All-New version and the one from 2002 to see just how much content there is in a half-hour compared to Minute to Win it. For example, the Hall episodes have five stunts plus Bonus Shuffle.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: BrandonFG on April 27, 2015, 07:13:48 PM
No, little boy
Are we really going to demean some twenty-something non-game show devotee for not liking something like that was produced for TV sixty years ago? It's nice when average Joes appreciate the games that paved the path to today, but goodness. I respect the genre, but if you put '50s Price in front of me at the wrong time, I'm liable to snore right in Uncle Bill's face.
It doesn't have anything to do with him not being "one of us". I'm sure he meant it as an off-the-cuff statement, but he's doing a new version of an older show, and it looks like he didn't do a lot of research. Like Dan and Travis mentioned, there's more than just the Bud Collyer version, and to merely go off that is kinda half-assed on the research side.

It wasn't necessarily my cup of tea, but the Gary Kroeger version from 2002 was contemporary enough to give him an idea. Granted, that one would look "boring" compared what Fremantle prolly wants to do here, but he made it sound like he only watched because the producers told him to, saw a quick clip, and was done.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: parliboy on April 27, 2015, 10:54:46 PM
Oh dear, I'm afraid I contributed to a minor, cordial shitstorm.

Are we really going to demean some twenty-something non-game show devotee for not liking something like that was produced for TV sixty years ago? It's nice when average Joes appreciate the games that paved the path to today, but goodness. I respect the genre, but if you put '50s Price in front of me at the wrong time, I'm liable to snore right in Uncle Bill's face.

It might be a matter of viewpoint, Chad.  Last week I introduced my ninth graders to keyboard input and control structures in Java.  As part of that, I used the 20Q website to discuss boolean evaluation and while loops (Yes, kids, it does know what a tortilla is.)  And before we did 20 questions, I related it through the appropriate TV format: "What's My Line?"  So if I can get a room of 30 teenagers to watch John Charles Daly, a man twice their age can darn well sit through some Bud Collyer when he's trying to get a job.

It doesn't have anything to do with him not being "one of us". I'm sure he meant it as an off-the-cuff statement, but he's doing a new version of an older show, and it looks like he didn't do a lot of research. Like Dan and Travis mentioned, there's more than just the Bud Collyer version, and to merely go off that is kinda half-assed on the research side.

Meh, I don't care if he's one of us.  He doesn't have to be to do a competent hosting job.  But they haven't had a strong host yet, in my book.  Maybe someone can tell me if his past work with Sourcefed bodes better here.

But remember, this is supposed to be the partner Youtube channel to that D2 that's launching in a few weeks.  So he's insulting the core programming of the channel that he's hoping he'll get onto.  From a PR perspective, it's putting your best foot in your mouth.  There's no good reason to create such an uphill battle for himself, and that he would do that makes me wonder what the corporate handlers were thinking.

At the very least I'll demean him for using the word "up" as a verb. (Upon further review, Dan and Gene are snarking at the new host and not the article writer.)

I think that up is a perfectly cromulent verb when followed by an appropriate pronoun.  (Where said pronoun does not represent anyone in this conversation)

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To your point, not necessarily. We've said repeatedly that you can't look at the old stuff through a 2015 lens, but if he's going to do research for his role then he should do research. Sometimes research is boring. Of all the game shows of yore, I would think that Beat the Clock would be least boring because there's almost constant movement.

But there's all that awkward talking about what you're going to do before you do it.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: Dan88 on April 28, 2015, 12:28:01 AM
Oh dear, I'm afraid I contributed to a minor, cordial shitstorm.
A shitdrizzle?

if I can get a room of 30 teenagers to watch John Charles Daly, a man twice their age can darn well sit through some Bud Collyer when he's trying to get a job.
Since when do potential game show hosts watch game shows?

Meh, I don't care if he's one of us. He doesn't have to be to do a competent hosting job. But they haven't had a strong host yet, in my book.
At least they got rid of whoever hosted Season 1 of Buzzr's Family Feud. That guy was annoying as hell.

It's not as if there aren't any competent hosts who also have YouTube channels, either: Todd Newton and Wink Martindale come immediately to mind, although Todd's kinda busy with various stuff (including The Price Is Right Live) and Fremantle might consider Wink "too old" to be able to relate to the young'uns.

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To your point, not necessarily. We've said repeatedly that you can't look at the old stuff through a 2015 lens, but if he's going to do research for his role then he should do research. Sometimes research is boring. Of all the game shows of yore, I would think that Beat the Clock would be least boring because there's almost constant movement.
But there's all that awkward talking about what you're going to do before you do it.
Explanations? Pfft, who needs explanations when you can give vague instructions so the humor comes from people failing to do a task that wasn't adequately explained to them? "Here's some things, do this thing, don't use your hands, here's the clockGOGOGO!"
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: clemon79 on April 28, 2015, 12:35:57 AM
As I mentioned before, it's not as if there aren't any competent hosts who also have YouTube channels: Todd Newton and Wink Martindale come immediately to mind,

Are you still harboring the delusion that Wink is IN ANY WAY involved with the actual production of his YT channel aside from lending his likeness and the occasional voiceover?
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: TLEberle on April 28, 2015, 01:19:55 AM
Oh dear, I'm afraid I contributed to a minor, cordial shitstorm.
I wouldn't say that. You made some great points, and your line about "up" is the funniest think you've written. Your point about how it is terrible PR to badmouth your product is also on point as well.


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Since when do potential game show hosts watch game shows?
There's at least a handful of cases where hosts were fans of the genre before joining it (cf: Messrs. Summers, van Straaten unt Hardwick), so sorry, no points.

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It's not as if there aren't any competent hosts who also have YouTube channels, either: Todd Newton and Wink Martindale come immediately to mind, although Todd's kinda busy with various stuff (including The Price Is Right Live) and Fremantle might consider Wink "too old" to be able to relate to the young'uns.
They cannot afford Todd or Wink. They probably could not afford Graham Elwood. They might be able to afford Frank Nicotero (and by golly, why shouldn't he annoy a new generation of game show fans?). They have not put enough money into the project to hire someone like Mark L. Walberg if he were to pick up the phone. It is meant to be "game shows" for the Youtube generation, not a game show that airs on Youtube.

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Explanations? Pfft, who needs explanations when you can give vague instructions so the humor comes from people failing to do a task that wasn't adequately explained to them? "Here's some things, do this thing, don't use your hands, here's the clockGOGOGO!"
That is literally what they're doing. They are playing for the cash equivalent of Carl Kasell's voice on your answering machine and they are goofing around. I will say it again because it has to be repeated: they are not making these for us: they are making these for the teenagers who will not sit through a half-hour TV show but will watch a Youtube video.
 
I strongly suggest you temper your expectations and your hyperbolic brand of humor.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: jjman920 on April 28, 2015, 01:36:45 AM
From a PR perspective, it's putting your best foot in your mouth.  There's no good reason to create such an uphill battle for himself, and that he would do that makes me wonder what the corporate handlers were thinking.
Uphill battle for himself? That kind of talk could create an uphill battle for the channel.

"I wasn't really able to get through them all because things were really, really boring back then, but it was still sort of cool. I'm glad they upped the game."

Nothing says, "Hey watch these old game shows!" quite like "...things were really, really boring back then..."

"Buzzr. Let's Play."

No, no, the official tagline should be "Buzzr. Things Were Really, Really Boring Back Then."
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: parliboy on April 28, 2015, 02:13:54 AM
I strongly suggest you temper your expectations and your hyperbolic brand of humor.

Remember that awkward moment you felt when Pat Finn first said "The Joker's Wild is a game of definitions"?  I think we're entitled to some leeway when you remove too much from the game and try to keep the game's title to leech its prior goodwill.  Some of their shows are worse at this than others.  Their attempt to do Body Language is darn right insulting to the title, but you can kinda tolerate their Password if you can accept that they're going to use different words for "Moist" than we will.

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That is literally what they're doing. They are playing for the cash equivalent of Carl Kasell's voice on your answering machine and they are goofing around. I will say it again because it has to be repeated: they are not making these for us: they are making these for the teenagers who will not sit through a half-hour TV show but will watch a Youtube video.

What you mean is "will not sit through commercials".

I don't think that the shows are abbreviated is such a big deal.  Their games of Password aren't too much shorter than a standard 25-point game would be back in the day.  They just play one per show, is all.  As to the money, again, I had my kids sit through "What's My Line?"

Really, it comes down to the fact that the hosts can't host.  Or more to the point, they don't try to.  The basic way they play it is that the host breaks the fourth wall and cheer-leads like an extra in The View's audience, and the contestants don't.   At least until the finals, when everyone remembers that if they're the grand champions, they have a chance to be paid almost scale; then the contestants play it pretty straight.

As an aside, I have a special challenge in case anyone from Buzzr is reading: dare your hosts to go through a tape day (oh, excuse me, "season") without using the phrase "you guys".  Go on, you know you don't have the guts.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: Fedya on April 28, 2015, 08:59:38 AM
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I think that up is a perfectly cromulent verb when followed by an appropriate pronoun. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WsMFZBDIcFs
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: MSTieScott on April 28, 2015, 01:59:01 PM
But remember, this is supposed to be the partner Youtube channel to that D2 that's launching in a few weeks.  So he's insulting the core programming of the channel that he's hoping he'll get onto.  From a PR perspective, it's putting your best foot in your mouth.

I'm not so sure it's as detrimental as that. Buzzr the YouTube channel is designed to catching the eyeballs of Millennials who watch YouTube -- and if there's one thing that YouTube users love doing, it's mocking things. Coming right out and saying "We're not like those boring, old videos you've seen online" is pretty much speaking their target audience's language.

What I don't understand is the speculation that Buzzr the digital subchannel might also eventually air content from Buzzr the YouTube channel. From what I've read about the digital channel, it sounds like (at least at launch) it's going to be the game show equivalent of MeTV and This TV. So far, those networks haven't deviated from their initial identities, and while I don't know whether they're perceived as successes, it seems like they're doing okay. Their advertising skews undeniably old, but for a digital subchannel, I'd like to imagine that a steady revenue stream is enough.

If Buzzr TV can achieve the modest success of a MeTV, then I hope they wouldn't consider televising their YouTube productions. Not only because of my personal, selfish desire to see more of the classics on TV again, but because if they start producing their YouTube shows for TV, then Tiny Riot! is going to have to rethink their "we don't have to worry too much about the rules" mentality.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: parliboy on April 28, 2015, 08:28:54 PM
I'm not so sure it's as detrimental as that. Buzzr the YouTube channel is designed to catching the eyeballs of Millennials who watch YouTube -- and if there's one thing that YouTube users love doing, it's mocking things. Coming right out and saying "We're not like those boring, old videos you've seen online" is pretty much speaking their target audience's language.

Actually, they started with "let's do stuff that they already do on late night TV".  I don't know how different you want to claim you are when you're playing it that safe.

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What I don't understand is the speculation that Buzzr the digital subchannel might also eventually air content from Buzzr the YouTube channel.  From what I've read about the digital channel, it sounds like (at least at launch) it's going to be the game show equivalent of MeTV and This TV.

Yes... at least at launch (http://streamdaily.tv/2015/04/13/buzzr-has-an-answer-for-viewer-retention/).

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If Buzzr TV can achieve the modest success of a MeTV, then I hope they wouldn't consider televising their YouTube productions. Not only because of my personal, selfish desire to see more of the classics on TV again, but because if they start producing their YouTube shows for TV, then Tiny Riot! is going to have to rethink their "we don't have to worry too much about the rules" mentality.

Not really, it'll just be in the late night block when even fewer people care.  Can't sell an infomercial spot?  Show Youtube videos instead.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: BrandonFG on April 28, 2015, 08:39:44 PM
If done well, I wouldn't mind seeing the Youtube games on Buzzr, perhaps to fill a commercial break or two (find a way to break the Youtube episodes into two or three minute "rounds" and you're possibly on to something).

For example, show an episode of Password+. During the break, show part of a round of Youtube Password, "brought to you by Rosetta Stone". Air the next part of the Youtube game during a subsequent break.

/I said "if done well"
//From what I've seen, those games can stay on Youtube.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: TLEberle on April 28, 2015, 08:45:24 PM
Wasn't that what Prime Games was on Game Show Network? Two hour block of three classic programs bookended by the interstitial home games?
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: BrandonFG on April 28, 2015, 08:59:09 PM
I'd forgotten about that, but yes, something like that or the USA/Family Channel game breaks from the mid-90s, minus the 1-900 number.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: chad1m on April 29, 2015, 11:26:48 PM
Since this seems to have become the Buzzr catch all, it might be a good idea to alter the subject a bit?

The Buzzr website has launched, but at the moment is just a "soon!" splash: http://buzzrplay.com/

You can also get a social media head start by following them on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/pages/BUZZR/1594990200717769?fref=ts), Twitter (https://twitter.com/Buzzrplay) and Instagram (https://instagram.com/buzzrplay/).
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: chad1m on May 18, 2015, 08:07:15 PM
The first preview video from BUZZR is out! Highlights include Dawson Family Feud, two eras of Let's Make a Deal, Match Game, Super Password, TattleTales, Perry Card Sharks and Press Your Luck.

https://t.co/VbI64nt5Ov
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: parliboy on May 18, 2015, 08:20:20 PM
Highlights include Dawson Family Feud

Above emphasis is mine.  Certainly many of us would like a bit more variety (that's just who we are), but that's at least a differentiation.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: jjman920 on May 18, 2015, 08:34:22 PM
I like how they refer us to the website for more information...that isn't there, yet.

I also like how they make seem that people rang in on Tattletales.

This is exciting. It's like watching GSN launch again.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: TLEberle on May 18, 2015, 08:35:57 PM
I also like how they make seem that people rang in on Tattletales.
They did, briefly.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: jjman920 on May 18, 2015, 08:40:35 PM
I also like how they make seem that people rang in on Tattletales.
They did, briefly.
I was legitimately wondering that before I posted but, for the life of me, I couldn't remember it at all.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: TLEberle on May 18, 2015, 08:52:16 PM
I was legitimately wondering that before I posted but, for the life of me, I couldn't remember it at all.
Because the "buzz in and relay a charming story" format lasted all of a month, according to Wikipedia. The "you're stranded on a desert island, would you prefer to have a supply of books or a supply of music?' format lasted for the remainder. So yes, they rang in, but it's not as if that was a long-running element at all.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: Dan88 on May 18, 2015, 09:01:16 PM
Well...not quite. The "quickie" (either-or) questions were there from the start, but quickly became the norm as you said. Shame, too, since I liked the original format (held over from the show's predecessor He Said She Said) a bit more.

Also, something of note in that montage: the "classic" Let's Make A Deal clips have a yellow/green curtain in the back, which as far as I know was only on the ABC version (and then only prior to the syndicated debut). If I'm right, this is an interesting sign of things to come.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: TLEberle on May 18, 2015, 09:02:36 PM
What's not quite?
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: BrandonFG on May 18, 2015, 09:03:52 PM
I also like how they make seem that people rang in on Tattletales.
Fits in nicely with the name of the network though. Oddly enough, I can't think of too many Fremantle or Goodson-Todman shows that required contestants to buzz in*, outside of the shows in the commercial. Pickins were already kinda slim, when you think about it, esp. considering G-T didn't even have that many straight Q&A trivia games.

*/At least any that weren't obscurities that only ran for <six months
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: TLEberle on May 18, 2015, 09:09:37 PM
Fits in nicely with the name of the network though. Oddly enough, I can't think of too many Fremantle or Goodson-Todman shows that required contestants to buzz in*, outside of the shows in the commercial. Pickins were already kinda slim, when you think about it, esp. considering G-T didn't even have that many straight Q&A trivia games.
That's brilliant synergy, like how next season Millionaire is doing a salute to bachelors. And you're right, there just aren't all that many of those shows from the Mark-unt-Bill stable that had face-offs or jump-ins.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: chad1m on May 18, 2015, 09:12:03 PM
Oddly enough, I can't think of too many Fremantle or Goodson-Todman shows that required contestants to buzz in
Well, there's at least one (http://i.ytimg.com/vi/_XXAJlU2E4A/maxresdefault.jpg) that Fremantle owns now that many of us would like to see continued... :)
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: Dan88 on May 18, 2015, 09:14:54 PM
Oddly enough, I can't think of too many Fremantle or Goodson-Todman shows that required contestants to buzz in*, outside of the shows in the commercial.
Now You See It (Goodson), He Said She Said (Goodson), and Scrabble (Grundy) all come to mind. Concentration (Goodson) also had a buzz-in element, but the franchise is owned by NBC.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: Fedya on May 18, 2015, 09:18:14 PM
Ahem.

Blockbusters.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: BrandonFG on May 18, 2015, 09:22:01 PM
I really did overlook all four of those. All great examples...thanks.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: snowpeck on May 18, 2015, 09:31:14 PM
Also, something of note in that montage: the "classic" Let's Make A Deal clips have a yellow/green curtain in the back, which as far as I know was only on the ABC version (and then only prior to the syndicated debut). If I'm right, this is an interesting sign of things to come.
Don't get too excited. The 70s LMAD clips are all from this episode.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ifo5Y2KPbn4
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: Dan88 on May 18, 2015, 09:33:55 PM
I thought I recognized the clips. :)

Still, as the comments on that video point out, that episode's from the ABC primetime run (1969-71). For whatever reason, two or three of the nighttime shows were aired during the first syndicated season.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: TLEberle on May 18, 2015, 09:34:55 PM
I know we're not supposed to read the comments, but I feel compelled to point out that the person who said that the donkey is a great prize because you can charge people for rides did not see the Bart Gets An Elephant episode of The Simpsons.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: SuperSweeper on May 18, 2015, 09:36:32 PM
Except that, as the comments on that video point out, that's actually from the ABC primetime run (1969-71).

Yes, but that episode was included (possibly mistakenly) in the syndicated package.  I don't think we're going to be seeing anything new here.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: jimlangefan on May 18, 2015, 09:40:39 PM
Except that, as the comments on that video point out, that's actually from the ABC primetime run (1969-71).

Still don't get too excited yet.   GSN did air three episodes of the 1969-1971 ABC primetime run, and the episode used in the promo also aired on The Family Channel when they had Deal.   Assuming Buzzr is going to air what GSN aired of Deal, You will be seeing the same ABC episodes nothing new.  I highly doubt Fremantle has or is going to pay for over 500 ABC episodes to be converted for broadcast, when they have a pretty decent stash ready to go as it is.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: snowpeck on May 18, 2015, 09:41:54 PM
One thing I did notice, however, is that the Press Your Luck clips are from an episode GSN skipped.. #051 - Sherry/Michael/Helen.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: Dan88 on May 18, 2015, 09:47:16 PM
Fair points on the Let's Make A Deal stuff, gents.

One thing I did notice, however, is that the Press Your Luck clips are from an episode GSN skipped.. #051 - Sherry/Michael/Helen.
I was trying to figure out which episode that was from, but I didn't recognize any of the players and their nametags weren't legible enough for me. Well spotted. :)

Speaking of Buzzr...any word on whether they'll be putting out advance schedules a la GSN?
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: TimK2003 on May 19, 2015, 01:28:38 AM
Ahem.

Blockbusters.

I'll see your Blockbusters and raise you the Bicentennial Funk years of ABC Password. :)
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: chrisholland03 on May 19, 2015, 09:11:07 AM
and raise you the Bicentennial Funk years of ABC Password. :)

Best buzzers ever.  Lean forward just a little bit more while you buzz in.  Buuweep ^^^ *thud* Out for the round.

Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: TimK2003 on May 19, 2015, 11:59:18 AM
and raise you the Bicentennial Funk years of ABC Password. :)

Best buzzers ever.  Lean forward just a little bit more while you buzz in.  Buuweep ^^^ *thud* Out for the round.

Hit the buzzer...Lose a tooth!
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: TLEberle on May 19, 2015, 02:56:31 PM
I remember early on (1997 or 98?) I remember an ad on GSN that had a hand slowly descending to press a Breter button while the background sound was various clips from game shows. Does anyone else recall this?
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: jimlangefan on May 19, 2015, 03:41:49 PM
I remember early on (1997 or 98?) I remember an ad on GSN that had a hand slowly descending to press a Breter button while the background sound was various clips from game shows. Does anyone else recall this?


GSN used that ad for a WHILE up until it became The Network For Games.  Here's the ad you're talking about.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tDpXZ26ugQo
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: Dbacksfan12 on May 19, 2015, 03:55:42 PM
I remember early on (1997 or 98?) I remember an ad on GSN that had a hand slowly descending to press a Breter button while the background sound was various clips from game shows. Does anyone else recall this?


GSN used that ad for a WHILE up until it became The Network For Games.  Here's the ad you're talking about.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tDpXZ26ugQo
I can make out most of the voices in this clip except the first one..."you're in control of the board...".  Who is this and from what show?
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: xavier45 on May 19, 2015, 05:04:32 PM
I remember early on (1997 or 98?) I remember an ad on GSN that had a hand slowly descending to press a Breter button while the background sound was various clips from game shows. Does anyone else recall this?


GSN used that ad for a WHILE up until it became The Network For Games.  Here's the ad you're talking about.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tDpXZ26ugQo
I can make out most of the voices in this clip except the first one..."you're in control of the board...".  Who is this and from what show?
Sounds like Pat Sajak on the April fool's day episode of Jeopardy!
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: snowpeck on May 21, 2015, 08:41:39 PM
Per a press source, the Buzzr launch schedule hasn't been finalized yet, so stay tuned.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: chad1m on May 21, 2015, 09:06:08 PM
Per a press source, the Buzzr launch schedule hasn't been finalized yet, so stay tuned.
I don't work in running TV stations, but wouldn't that be an important thing to have figured out a week and a half before you're set to take off?
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: jimlangefan on May 22, 2015, 12:41:17 PM
Maybe it's just me, but I am a little surprised at how little has been released about this channel since the initial announcement.  Also through credible sources, I have learned that Fresno & Salt Lake City (my area YAHOO!) will be getting Buzzr, but it won't start until July 1st.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: parliboy on May 22, 2015, 12:54:25 PM
Maybe it's just me, but I am a little surprised at how little has been released about this channel since the initial announcement.

Compare and contrast to another D2 where you heard lots of announcements before launch.

Not trying to snark, but these sorts of things sort of just... start... unless you're a fan of the genre.  I mean, nobody came on here last month and said "Hey, who here was the new Laff network?"
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: snowpeck on May 22, 2015, 12:55:28 PM
I'm supposed to be getting more info after Memorial Day, so we should find out something then.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: aaron sica on May 22, 2015, 01:09:21 PM
Maybe it's just me, but I am a little surprised at how little has been released about this channel since the initial announcement.  Also through credible sources, I have learned that Fresno & Salt Lake City (my area YAHOO!) will be getting Buzzr, but it won't start until July 1st.

Are you able to what say what stations they are? That may give others hope, who have stations owned by the same companies in their area.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: jimlangefan on May 22, 2015, 01:25:31 PM
Maybe it's just me, but I am a little surprised at how little has been released about this channel since the initial announcement.  Also through credible sources, I have learned that Fresno & Salt Lake City (my area YAHOO!) will be getting Buzzr, but it won't start until July 1st.

Are you able to what say what stations they are? That may give others hope, who have stations owned by the same companies in their area.

I don't know what one Fresno is, but I do know that my area will be channel 30.3 which is a CW affiliate.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: aaron sica on May 22, 2015, 01:35:55 PM
I don't know what one Fresno is, but I do know that my area will be channel 30.3 which is a CW affiliate.

OK, thanks! In doing some quick research, 30 appears to be owned by Nexstar. In my area (Harrisburg, PA) Nexstar owns the license for WLYH, which has "Grit" on its subchannel. Perhaps they will add another subchannel with Buzzr. As far as Fresno goes, looks like Nexstar owns a duopoly with KSEE and KGPE. Keeping fingers crossed...
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: jimlangefan on May 22, 2015, 01:40:32 PM
I don't know what one Fresno is, but I do know that my area will be channel 30.3 which is a CW affiliate.

OK, thanks! In doing some quick research, 30 appears to be owned by Nexstar. In my area (Harrisburg, PA) Nexstar owns the license for WLYH, which has "Grit" on its subchannel. Perhaps they will add another subchannel with Buzzr. As far as Fresno goes, looks like Nexstar owns a duopoly with KSEE and KGPE. Keeping fingers crossed...

Someone commented under the cover photo for Buzzr on Facebook saying that Boston WSBK 38.2 should be getting Buzzr as well.  And that is a MyNetwork affiliate. It's a CBS duopoly as well.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: Chief-O on May 22, 2015, 03:58:31 PM
I don't know what one Fresno is, but I do know that my area will be channel 30.3 which is a CW affiliate.

OK, thanks! In doing some quick research, 30 appears to be owned by Nexstar. In my area (Harrisburg, PA) Nexstar owns the license for WLYH, which has "Grit" on its subchannel. Perhaps they will add another subchannel with Buzzr. As far as Fresno goes, looks like Nexstar owns a duopoly with KSEE and KGPE. Keeping fingers crossed...

Nexstar owns WFRV in my market. Fingers crossed here too!
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: TimK2003 on May 22, 2015, 04:44:39 PM
Nexstar bought a 3-station combo (CBS/Fox/MyNet) in my neck of the woods in 2014 and they are the only owners in my market that have yet to have any subchannels  that are not duplicates of the aforementioned networks (i.e:  one channel is an HD feed of CBS while the subchannel is a non-HD feed). 

The previous owners passed on MeTV, which became a subchannel of the local NBC station 3-4 years ago.  That's been about the closest their building has been to getting a subchannel network.  They are way overdue for one, and Buzzr (or Retro or Antenna TV) would be a good start.

Another potentially-interesting diginet that is about to launch within the next week is Decades.  I'd be curious to hear from those who will be getting it how it compares to MeTV, Antenna TV and Cozi TV.  Like Buzzr, I have yet to hear much about  the latest list of affiliates (outside of the CBS O&Os) are and what their broadcast schedule will be.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: aaron sica on May 22, 2015, 06:43:23 PM
Apparently someone made a YouTube video of a screencap from a post on Rahner's blog of someone making up a Buzzr schedule (and claiming it was real). I'm surprised by how many idiots jumped at it and believed it.

/no, on second thought, I'm not.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: PYLdude on May 22, 2015, 06:56:30 PM
Decades did a soft launch a few weeks ago. They're doing binge-a-thons of the shows they have rights to sprinkled in with infomercials and The Phil Silvers Show.

So far, by what I could tell, they've aired the.first three seasons of Route 66, a whole bunch of Twilight Zone episodes, most if not all of the original Dark Shadows, and they're currently in the midst of running the entire series of The Fugitive.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: snowpeck on May 22, 2015, 07:21:42 PM
Decades did a soft launch a few weeks ago. They're doing binge-a-thons of the shows they have rights to sprinkled in with infomercials and The Phil Silvers Show.

So far, by what I could tell, they've aired the.first three seasons of Route 66, a whole bunch of Twilight Zone episodes, most if not all of the original Dark Shadows, and they're currently in the midst of running the entire series of The Fugitive.
Decades' binge marathons started back in January. They've been running all sorts of shows including The Millionaire, Get Smart, The Doris Day Show, Love American Style, I Love Lucy, Celebrity Bowling, the list goes on and on. And sorry to nitpick, but it was only 130 out of over 1,200 episodes of Dark Shadows.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: PYLdude on May 22, 2015, 07:40:42 PM
Decades did a soft launch a few weeks ago. They're doing binge-a-thons of the shows they have rights to sprinkled in with infomercials and The Phil Silvers Show.

So far, by what I could tell, they've aired the.first three seasons of Route 66, a whole bunch of Twilight Zone episodes, most if not all of the original Dark Shadows, and they're currently in the midst of running the entire series of The Fugitive.
Decades' binge marathons started back in January. They've been running all sorts of shows including The Millionaire, Get Smart, The Doris Day Show, Love American Style, I Love Lucy, Celebrity Bowling, the list goes on and on. And sorry to nitpick, but it was only 130 out of over 1,200 episodes of Dark Shadows.

Well,.whatever it was, it comprised a week's worth of reruns.

As far as I know too, not all the markets carrying Decades have had it as long as January.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: MSTieScott on May 23, 2015, 02:50:49 PM
As a broadcast network, Buzzr will be required to air a certain amount of educational and informational programming each week.

I wonder if they could justify "Blockbusters" and "Trivia Trap" as programming that meets those requirements.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: Joe Mello on May 23, 2015, 03:45:02 PM
I wonder if they could justify "Blockbusters" and "Trivia Trap" as programming that meets those requirements.
Fwiw, KDKA labels the local high school quiz as E/I, so it's not out of the question, I guess.

Though I would imagine that this was already thought out as part of the channel's conception.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: Fedya on May 23, 2015, 08:32:02 PM
I could swear I saw Saved By the Bell reruns labelled E/I.

I've always thought one of the networks should use the Hit Man conceit of showing a video and asking questions about it for the basis of a Saturday morning E/I kids' game show.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: BrandonFG on May 23, 2015, 10:43:59 PM
I could swear I saw Saved By the Bell reruns labelled E/I.
You did. Always seemed odd to me.

/If SBTB works, I wonder if Child's Play would count?
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: TimK2003 on May 24, 2015, 12:09:25 AM
I could swear I saw Saved By the Bell reruns labelled E/I.
You did. Always seemed odd to me.

The show that is the oddest I've seen to get an E/I label to date is on Cozi-TV:  "The New Howdy Doody Show", which airs on Sunday Mornings.  The show is more running gags and slapstick comedy than education.
 
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: PYLdude on May 24, 2015, 12:36:58 AM
I could swear I saw Saved By the Bell reruns labelled E/I.

I've always thought one of the networks should use the Hit Man conceit of showing a video and asking questions about it for the basis of a Saturday morning E/I kids' game show.

Honestly, I'd like to see that.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: gamed121683 on May 26, 2015, 08:06:43 AM
Wow, 6 days before launch (as of this typing) and they still don't have a schedule together. Kinda makes you wonder if Buzzr is pulling a "The Quad" here.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: clemon79 on May 26, 2015, 11:25:59 AM
Wow, 6 days before launch (as of this typing) and they still don't have a schedule together.

...that they've released publicly.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: Johnissoevil on May 26, 2015, 02:38:45 PM
I can make out most of the voices in this clip except the first one..."you're in control of the board...".  Who is this and from what show?

Bob Bergen, JEP!

As for the Nextstar thing, they own the ABC station (WJET 24) and operate the FOX station (WFXP) under LMA with Mission here.  Hoping to see Buzzr here!
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: Jamey Greek on May 26, 2015, 03:26:24 PM
Wow, 6 days before launch (as of this typing) and they still don't have a schedule together. Kinda makes you wonder if Buzzr is pulling a "The Quad" here.

The Quad right now has hit a snag with mergers.  The directv/AT&T merger has to be straightened out before this launches. 
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: parliboy on May 26, 2015, 06:18:43 PM
Wow, 6 days before launch (as of this typing) and they still don't have a schedule together. Kinda makes you wonder if Buzzr is pulling a "The Quad" here.

I hate when when I pull my quad.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: snowpeck on May 27, 2015, 02:19:59 PM
I have the weekday schedule (eastern time) from Fremantle's PR reps! Still waiting on word on the weekend schedule, but I'm told it will be very similar with some E/I programming thrown in.

6AM/6:30A Family Feud
7A/7:30A Tattletales
8A Child's Play
8:30A Body Language
9A Blockbusters
9:30 Card Sharks
10A/10:30A Match Game
11A/11:30A Family Feud
12P/12:30P Super Password
1P/1:30P Press Your Luck
2P Child's Play
2:30P Body Language
3P Blockbusters
3:30P Card Sharks
4P/4:30P Match Game
5P/5:30P Family Feud
6P/6:30P Super Password
7P/7:30P Press Your Luck
8P/8:30P Let's Make a Deal
9P/9:30P Match Game
10P/10:30P Tattletales
11P/11:30P Let's Make a Deal
12A/12:30A Match Game
1A/1:30A Tattletales
2A-4A "Buzz Til Dawn" (To Tell the Truth/What's My Line/I've Got a Secret)
4A-6A "Buzz Til Dawn" (To Tell the Truth/What's My Line/I've Got a Secret)

Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: aaron sica on May 27, 2015, 02:44:06 PM
Thanks for posting, Greg!

Looks like the 8am-2pm block then repeats again from 2pm-8pm (same with 8pm-11pm, repeating from 11pm-2am). Are they the same episodes as well? Just a general question, if you know. If not, no worries. Nice to finally see it. Thanks again!
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: Dan88 on May 27, 2015, 02:48:12 PM
Not really any huge surprises (unless they pull out the Australian Press Your Luck or something :P), although Child's Play and Body Language did raise an eyebrow given their short runs compared to everything else in that lineup. "Buzz Til Dawn" definitely brings to mind GSN's old Black & White Overnight lineup, too.

Definitely curious as to what E/I programming Fremantle has in mind for the weekends.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: parliboy on May 27, 2015, 02:55:36 PM
Thanks for posting, Greg!

Looks like the 8am-2pm block then repeats again from 2pm-8pm. Are they the same episodes as well? Just a general question, if you know. If not, no worries. Nice to finally see it. Thanks again!

One would certainly assume they're repeating, along with the later 3 hour repeating block and the even later 2 hour repeating block that they might as well call "Black & White Overnight".

I also have no reason to believe that the two hours that start the programming day aren't the same ones seen later.

(On preview, to Dan -- I just assumed Child's Play would be their E/I.  They can show it six times a week and be covered.)
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: TimK2003 on May 27, 2015, 03:00:13 PM
I have the weekday schedule (eastern time) from Fremantle's PR reps! Still waiting on word on the weekend schedule, but I'm told it will be very similar with some E/I programming thrown in.

6AM/6:30A Family Feud
11A/11:30A Family Feud
5P/5:30P Family Feud

While it is not listed as to what version(s) (Dawson or Combs) will occupy these three hours, at least it's not Harvey*!!!

* -- Said with 97.8% confidence.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: Dan88 on May 27, 2015, 03:07:42 PM
They'll be Anderson, Karn, O'Hurley, and Roker. :P

On a bit more serious note, it's possible (not too likely, though) that the slots could include Family Feud Challenge and/or the "Dawson's Return" season, both of which had two distinct "halves" per hour-long show.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: Matt Ottinger on May 27, 2015, 03:26:02 PM
the even later 2 hour repeating block that they might as well call "Black & White Overnight".

While that's probably the safe way to bet, we don't know for certain that those will be the classic episodes.  Frankly, since absolutely every classic WML? that GSN has aired, plus great big gobs of TTTT and IGAS, are freely available on YouTube, I was personally hoping to see the syndicated versions of those shows, which for the most part have not been as readily available.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: snowpeck on May 27, 2015, 03:30:22 PM
Apparently the Family Feud airings will include more than one host, but my contact didn't know which ones or which ones will air when. She'll let me know when she finds out.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: JMFabiano on May 27, 2015, 03:41:44 PM
Wow, 6 days before launch (as of this typing) and they still don't have a schedule together. Kinda makes you wonder if Buzzr is pulling a "The Quad" here.

I hate when when I pull my quad.

Go see Kurt Angle, then...apparently he pulled it this morning and he's here jumping around.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: jimlangefan on May 27, 2015, 04:00:56 PM
This looks like a good solid schedule to start off with! I was honestly hoping for Now You See It to turn up, but I'm pretty happy.  Can't wait for July!!
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: Ian Wallis on May 27, 2015, 05:34:24 PM
Wow - this really reminds me of GSN's early days.  I wonder how long Match Game and Press Your Luck will continue to air on GSN.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: BrandonFG on May 27, 2015, 05:37:38 PM
Nice lineup...hopefully more stations join the list by the end of the year. I'm really not missing cable too terribly right about now.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: Ian Wallis on May 27, 2015, 05:41:53 PM
Agreed.  I saw this kind of lineup on GSN years ago but would love to see it again.  Unfortunately no station that I can receive will be picking this up at the beginning.  Hopefully before too long I'll be able to get it.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: BillCullen1 on May 27, 2015, 05:48:35 PM
This looks like a good solid schedule to start off with! I was honestly hoping for Now You See It to turn up, but I'm pretty happy.  Can't wait for July!!

I was hoping for NYSI and syndie WML and TTTT. But this schedule looks pretty good to me.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: jjman920 on May 27, 2015, 06:41:25 PM
as
 the even later 2 hour repeating block that they might as well call "Black & White Overnight".

While that's probably the safe way to bet, we don't know for certain that those will be the classic episodes.  Frankly, since absolutely every classic WML? that GSN has aired, plus great big gobs of TTTT and IGAS, are freely available on YouTube, I was personally hoping to see the syndicated versions of those shows, which for the most part have not been as readily available.
This also brings up a hope of mine, that may be unlikely. If Black and White episodes of IGAS are run, will they be episodes spanning the entire run or only episodes after the end of the Winston era. Plus, will the few episodes of WML and TTTT sponsored by cigarettes be skipped, or simply have the cigarette mentions edited out (which is what GSN did for WML, at least)? I'm curious as to how they'll handle it, if they do, or what exactly the rule is regarding it.

A nice starting schedule. I absolutely love the panel shows and the time they're at. My sleep schedule is all over the place right now, so that's a great time for me. Granted, this schedule could change by the time the station becomes available in my area (although, I'm about 45 minutes from an area where it is available).
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: polo23 on May 29, 2015, 03:27:59 AM
Nice work, snowpeck.  It's too bad sitcomsonline posted the schedule without you getting credit.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: Jimmy Owen on May 29, 2015, 04:56:06 AM
as
 the even later 2 hour repeating block that they might as well call "Black & White Overnight".

While that's probably the safe way to bet, we don't know for certain that those will be the classic episodes.  Frankly, since absolutely every classic WML? that GSN has aired, plus great big gobs of TTTT and IGAS, are freely available on YouTube, I was personally hoping to see the syndicated versions of those shows, which for the most part have not been as readily available.
This also brings up a hope of mine, that may be unlikely. If Black and White episodes of IGAS are run, will they be episodes spanning the entire run or only episodes after the end of the Winston era. Plus, will the few episodes of WML and TTTT sponsored by cigarettes be skipped, or simply have the cigarette mentions edited out (which is what GSN did for WML, at least)? I'm curious as to how they'll handle it, if they do, or what exactly the rule is regarding it.

A nice starting schedule. I absolutely love the panel shows and the time they're at. My sleep schedule is all over the place right now, so that's a great time for me. Granted, this schedule could change by the time the station becomes available in my area (although, I'm about 45 minutes from an area where it is available).

Over-the-air broadcast stations are forbidden to run tobacco cigarette advertising, so there can't be any promotion of those products.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: Allstar87 on May 29, 2015, 10:59:53 AM
Over-the-air broadcast stations are forbidden to run tobacco cigarette advertising, so there can't be any promotion of those products.

One idea I had regarding that...why not offer the cigarette episodes for download, or sell them on a MOD DVD? That way fans could still get their hands on them, and they avoid any repercussions they would have got for airing them. I'd certainly pay to see them.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: parliboy on May 29, 2015, 11:46:22 AM
One idea I had regarding that...why not offer the cigarette episodes for download, or sell them on a MOD DVD?

1) It's not worth the cost.

2) It's not worth the backlash that may come with trying to monetize the videos.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: snowpeck on May 29, 2015, 04:43:43 PM
Weekend schedule: (and by the way, TitanTV has the schedule now as well for several of the upcoming Buzzr affiliates, both for weekdays and weekends)

Saturday:

6A/6:30 Family Feud
7A/7:30 Tattletales
8A Child's Play
8:30 Body Language
9A Blockbusters
9:30 Card Sharks
10A/10:30: Stanley on the Go (E/I)
11A-1P: To Tell the Truth/What's My Line/I've Got a Secret
1P-3P: To Tell the Truth/What's My Line/I've Got a Secret
3P: Child's Play
3:30: Body Language
4P: Blockbusters
4:30: Card Sharks
5P/5:30: Family Feud
6P Child's Play
6:30 Body Language
7P: Blockbusters
7:30: Card Sharks
8P-11P: Buzzr Time Machine (5 to 6 shows in a 3 hour span from the same decade)
11P-2A: Buzzr Time Machine (5 to 6 shows in a 3 hour span from the same decade)
2A/2:30A: Family Feud
3A/3:30A: Family Feud
4A/4:30A: Super Password
5A/5:30A: Super Password

Sunday:

6A/6:30A: Match Game
7A/7:30A: Match Game
8A/8:30A: Let's Make a Deal
9A/9:30A: Let's Make a Deal
10A/10:30A: Dog Tales (E/I)
11A/11:30A: Animal Rescue (E/I)
12P/12:30P: Super Password
1P/1:30P: Super Password
2P/2:30P: Match Game
3P/3:30P: Match Game
4P/4:30P: Family Feud
5P/5:30P: Family Feud
6P/6:30P: Press Your Luck
7P/7:30P: Press Your Luck
8P-11P: Monster Buzz (Monster Garage/Monster Garage/Monster House)
11P-2A: Monster Buzz (Monster Garage/Monster Garage/Monster House)
2A/2:30A: Press Your Luck
3A/3:30A: Press Your Luck
4A/4:30A: Match Game
5A/5:30A: Match Game
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: jimlangefan on May 29, 2015, 05:26:47 PM
I'm not too fond of the Monster Buzz block on Sunday night, but otherwise this is a very nice looking schedule!!  Can't wait to see what the Buzzr Time Machine will have to offer!!  That reminds me of Game Show Saturday Night on GSN.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: TLEberle on May 29, 2015, 05:33:03 PM
I'm not too fond of the Monster Buzz block on Sunday night,
Then don't watch. They can't program a schedule that everybody will love every minute.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: jimlangefan on May 29, 2015, 05:38:49 PM
I'm not too fond of the Monster Buzz block on Sunday night,
Then don't watch. They can't program a schedule that everybody will love every minute.

Already planned on not watching it and if others like it good for them. However, I do have the right to express that I'm not interested or not too fond of them.  Now moving on...
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: TLEberle on May 29, 2015, 05:45:31 PM
However, I do have the right to express that I'm not interested or not too fond of them.
Nobody is depriving you of the "right" to express yourself on a message board. My point is that it is beyond tedious for everybody to riffle through the schedule to point out the things that they don't like for the reasons I listed.


Quote
Now moving on...
Congratulations on your appointment as moderator, as well.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: aaron sica on May 29, 2015, 05:55:43 PM
(and by the way, TitanTV has the schedule now as well for several of the upcoming Buzzr affiliates, both for weekdays and weekends)

And judging by those listings, looks like the network "launches" at 7am on June 1. Out of curiosity, I checked the descriptions to see what hosts are for Feud, Match Game, and Card Sharks (on weekdays). I wouldn't hold much stock in that right now. Dawson is the only "Feud" host listed, MG is only Rayburn, and CS is only Perry. Additionally, according to the guide, LMAD is the hour-long Brady version (Tattletales is listed as a 1 hr. program as well).
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: BrandonFG on May 29, 2015, 06:00:55 PM
However, I do have the right to express that I'm not interested or not too fond of them.
Nobody is depriving you of the "right" to express yourself on a message board. My point is that it is beyond tedious for everybody to riffle through the schedule to point out the things that they don't like for the reasons I listed.
I dunno...all he said was he doesn't like the block of programs. It's not like he's complaining about too much Feud or saying "Why can't they show Password+ instead?" Once we start seeing "Dream Schedules", then I say we start shaking our heads.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: snowpeck on May 29, 2015, 06:03:16 PM
(and by the way, TitanTV has the schedule now as well for several of the upcoming Buzzr affiliates, both for weekdays and weekends)

And judging by those listings, looks like the network "launches" at 7am on June 1. Out of curiosity, I checked the descriptions to see what hosts are for Feud, Match Game, and Card Sharks (on weekdays). I wouldn't hold much stock in that right now. Dawson is the only "Feud" host listed, MG is only Rayburn, and CS is only Perry. Additionally, according to the guide, LMAD is the hour-long Brady version (Tattletales is listed as a 1 hr. program as well).
The TitanTV times are an hour later from what I was provided by Fremantle too. So that's a little odd. I've also heard that the network has "soft-launched" at least in Los Angeles with a Card Sharks marathon.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: aaron sica on May 29, 2015, 06:07:40 PM
It also looks like BUZZR's website has been updated a bit - alas, no "official"  schedule. Just a little dropdown to where you can find it in your area and a newsletter option in the upper right hand corner.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: TLEberle on May 29, 2015, 06:13:38 PM
Dog Tales is a bit of an odd choice: why would anyone want to watch the adventures of the richest duck in the world from the point of view of the Beagle Boys?
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: TimK2003 on May 29, 2015, 07:04:46 PM
(and by the way, TitanTV has the schedule now as well for several of the upcoming Buzzr affiliates, both for weekdays and weekends)


Took a peek at 6/7/15...No sign of any Buzzr TV affiliate or subchannel in my neighborhood...yet. 

Then again, we have had the Movies! diginet for over a year and Titan, TV Guide, nor our local newspaper have yet to acknowledge it's existence.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: chad1m on May 29, 2015, 07:32:29 PM
10A/10:30: Stanley on the Go (E/I)
I was thinking this was some sort of Thomas the Tank Engine spin-off but it's apparently a fella traveling the globe (http://www.rl.tv/shows/stanley-on-the-go/) on Retirement Living TV.

The Buzzr Time Machine sounds cool if it cycles in some lesser-scheduled programs but I guess I was hoping for more variety for the two-day span, even though they are just starting to get going. I'm curious as to why, out of all of Fremantle's reality holdings, they felt the Monster block made the most sense to put on the network.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: snowpeck on May 29, 2015, 07:37:43 PM
10A/10:30: Stanley on the Go (E/I)
I was thinking this was some sort of Thomas the Tank Engine spin-off but it's apparently a fella traveling the globe (http://www.rl.tv/shows/stanley-on-the-go/) on Retirement Living TV.

The Buzzr Time Machine sounds cool if it cycles in some lesser-scheduled programs but I guess I was hoping for more variety for the two-day span, even though they are just starting to get going. I'm curious as to why, out of all of Fremantle's reality holdings, they felt the Monster block made the most sense to put on the network.
Probably because they were produced by (outgoing) Fremantle CEO Thom Beers.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: Pyramid20000 on May 29, 2015, 10:47:28 PM
So the times are eastern right?
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: snowpeck on May 29, 2015, 11:12:28 PM
So the times are eastern right?
Yes. Adjust for wherever you are.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: trainman on May 30, 2015, 12:49:38 AM
I've also heard that the network has "soft-launched" at least in Los Angeles with a Card Sharks marathon.

It's a black screen right now (9:49 P.M. PDT), but the PSIP data on Channel 13-2 does at least say "BUZZR TV."
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: parliboy on May 30, 2015, 01:11:14 AM
Nothing to report in Houston yet.  The channel bounces me halfway across the dial instead.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: Matt Ottinger on May 30, 2015, 08:39:57 AM
8P-11P: Buzzr Time Machine (5 to 6 shows in a 3 hour span from the same decade)
11P-2A: Buzzr Time Machine (5 to 6 shows in a 3 hour span from the same decade)

I was hoping for a window for obscure shows that don't have enough episodes or audience awareness to merit a slot on the regular schedule.  I guess it's not outside the realm of possibility that some of those could air here.  Probably not the smart bet, but I'll keep my fingers crossed.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: Kniwt on May 30, 2015, 09:30:04 AM
Curious to see what type of commercial load Buzzr will be running. Will the shows be edited/sped-up?
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: chad1m on May 30, 2015, 11:51:37 AM
I've also heard that the network has "soft-launched" at least in Los Angeles with a Card Sharks marathon.
A couple of social media users report that it's the same episode running over and over.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: JonSea31 on May 30, 2015, 01:22:27 PM
Wow - this really reminds me of GSN's early days.  I wonder how long Match Game and Press Your Luck will continue to air on GSN.

Given that Buzzr's morning block will likely repeat later in the afternoon, I think Match Game and Press Your Luck will still be on GSN for a while longer, especially since GSN may have licensed most of the final 198 episodes of the Press Your Luck series.  We'll know eventually if the final three months of Press Your Luck will be acquired by GSN.

I am, however, surprised, that Eubanks' Card Sharks is the only classic on GSN that is not part of Buzzr's lineup yet.

A pretty good schedule for many, but the classics on my wish list are on, or have yet to air on GSN, for the time being.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: aaron sica on May 30, 2015, 03:04:11 PM
I am, however, surprised, that Eubanks' Card Sharks is the only classic on GSN that is not part of Buzzr's lineup yet.

Is this known for sure? As I said before, I wouldn't rely completely on the episode descriptions as far as hosts go...
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: JonSea31 on May 30, 2015, 04:55:59 PM
Is this known for sure? As I said before, I wouldn't rely completely on the episode descriptions as far as hosts go...

Good point.  If Buzzr doesn't air Eubanks' Card Sharks by June 7, we can safely assume that Buzzr doesn't have the Bob Eubanks version at this time.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: TraderRob on May 30, 2015, 04:57:35 PM
Looks like it's all set on 50.4 in Chicago rather than the 32.2 that was originally being reported. At this time, it's only displaying a WPWR logo.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: snowpeck on May 30, 2015, 05:19:01 PM
Latest report from an online friend in Detroit. Buzzr is on the air there, looping the same two episodes of Super Password (screenshot below). He also says a countdown to launch clock comes up every 30 minutes or so, indicating a launch at midnight tonight.

(https://scontent-atl1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xaf1/v/t1.0-9/10550965_1126738444008306_3701433319327246764_n.jpg?oh=f8666110ba78d389db4001b90bb16d49&oe=55F5ADCB)
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: Vahan_Nisanian on May 30, 2015, 05:20:22 PM
Greg, does my Cable Provider, Charter get this channel, or is it exclusive to another (i.e. Comcast, AT&T, etc.)?
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: snowpeck on May 30, 2015, 05:23:16 PM
Greg, does my Cable Provider, Charter get this channel, or is it exclusive to another (i.e. Comcast, AT&T, etc.)?
Buzzr is NOT a cable channel. It is an over-the-air subchannel. So if you live in one of the 17 markets with a Fox O&O, you'll get it on a .2 or a .3 of it and you'll need a set of rabbit ears. There's a chance some cable companies in those 17 markets will carry it at the outset, but more than likely, the stations will have to lobby the cable systems to carry it.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: chad1m on May 30, 2015, 05:28:33 PM
A gentleman in Flint (an hour away from Detroit) has reported being able to get it, but there's no way I can justify buying a high-power antenna for one network. Oh, what I'd give for a streaming service.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: TLEberle on May 30, 2015, 05:30:08 PM
but there's no way I can justify buying a high-power antenna for one network.
This should be bolded and the header for this thread.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: Dan88 on May 30, 2015, 05:36:48 PM
Latest report from an online friend in Detroit. Buzzr is on the air there, looping the same episode of Super Password. He also says a countdown to launch clock comes up every 30 minutes or so, indicating a launch at midnight tonight.
Not sure if it's the same guy, but this post on Golden-Road (http://www.golden-road.net/index.php?topic=24329.msg430458#msg430458) (from someone else in Michigan) indicates three things:

1) The episodes are unedited, at least at this point -- all the plugs are intact, as are the credits.
2) They're also airing Perry's Card Sharks at this time.
3) They will be showing 1950s-60s I've Got A Secret, as clips of it appeared in one of the promos Buzzr's been airing.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: BrandonFG on May 30, 2015, 05:51:29 PM
Is this known for sure? As I said before, I wouldn't rely completely on the episode descriptions as far as hosts go...

Good point.  If Buzzr doesn't air Eubanks' Card Sharks by June 7, we can safely assume that Buzzr doesn't have the Bob Eubanks version at this time.
How wouldn't they? Eubanks's version was still a Mark Goodson Production, and Fremantle should still have it. They might not be airing it right now, but I would think they have it, no?
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: JasonA1 on May 30, 2015, 06:04:42 PM
I'm surprised at all the Child's Play projected on the schedule. A year-long run of episodes is nothing to sneeze at, given how much GSN ran Blockbusters, or even Hot Potato in the past (which had far less episodes than either show I just mentioned). Was Child's Play one of those shows that did oddly well when GSN last ran it?

-Jason
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: TraderRob on May 30, 2015, 06:36:36 PM
I just saw my new Comcast statement and of interest to Chicago Comcast subscribers,  "Effective 7/30/2015, Buzzr TV (ch. 364) is being added to the Comcast channel lineup as part of our Limited Basic service."
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: SRIV94 on May 30, 2015, 06:50:35 PM
I just saw my new Comcast statement and of interest to Chicago Comcast subscribers,  "Effective 7/30/2015, Buzzr TV (ch. 364) is being added to the Comcast channel lineup as part of our Limited Basic service."

Nice find.  I can wait two months.  Beats the four years I waited for GSN.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: snowpeck on May 30, 2015, 09:53:17 PM
Here's a video clip courtesy of a Facebook friend in Florida, which includes a full commercial break. Promos are for the primetime block and the overnight B&W block. There's also a segment with Monty Hall and Wayne Brady reminiscing.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rb599E_q8NQ
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: chad1m on May 30, 2015, 10:00:13 PM
It may have something to do with the 240p YouTube video, but I like how unobtrusive the logo watermark appears to be. Thanks for sharing.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: BrandonFG on May 30, 2015, 10:01:51 PM
Thanks for posting that, Greg. Looks like a lot of fun, and I love the spot with Wayne and Monty.

As for that Super Password clip, jack-o-lantern is hyphenated...seems like that should count as one word, or did they not allow hyphenated words?
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: Dan88 on May 30, 2015, 10:04:16 PM
Interesting...one of the clips in the Buzz Til Dawn promo is Dennis James during one of his Old Gold pitches.

Loved the little segment with Monty Hall and Wayne Brady. :)
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: Pyramid20000 on May 30, 2015, 10:05:53 PM
Has buzzr launched?
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: snowpeck on May 30, 2015, 10:07:43 PM
Has buzzr launched?
It's a soft launch on at least some of the affiliates. They're looping the same couple of episodes of Super Password and Card Sharks with only promos in the breaks until the official launch.

Interesting...one of the clips in the Buzz Til Dawn promo is Dennis James during one of his Old Gold pitches.
I thought that's what that was. Very odd.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: Pyramid20000 on May 30, 2015, 10:09:57 PM
Will it soft launch in phoenix?
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: cyclone45 on May 30, 2015, 10:13:55 PM
I normally don't post in here, for obvious reasons, but what about Optimum cable in NY? I have digital there but I guess I still need an antenna? (Which is very hard for a  co-op):(
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: Dan88 on May 30, 2015, 10:14:07 PM
Interesting...one of the clips in the Buzz Til Dawn promo is Dennis James during one of his Old Gold pitches.
I thought that's what that was. Very odd.
It's even more interesting since as far as I know, the only Goodson shows sponsored by Old Gold were part of Two For The Money (at least 1954-55; UCLA has Dennis' last show) and the entire run of Judge For Yourself (1953-54).
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: BrandonFG on May 30, 2015, 10:17:06 PM
Will it soft launch in phoenix?
I doubt anyone outside of Phoenix knows the answer to this. You might have to get the answer to this one yourself.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: snowpeck on May 30, 2015, 10:18:57 PM
Will it soft launch in phoenix?
Tune your TV to 45.4 and find out.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: Casey Buck on May 30, 2015, 10:43:00 PM
Wow, I’m really getting some early Game Show Network vibes from those promos.

Nice to see that the lower-right corner bug is very subtle.

MODS: Do you think we should have a Buzzr sub-forum alongside the GSN sub-forum, or perhaps expand the existing GSN sub-forum to include Buzzr?
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: gamed121683 on May 30, 2015, 10:45:22 PM
Interesting...one of the clips in the Buzz Til Dawn promo is Dennis James during one of his Old Gold pitches.

Loved the little segment with Monty Hall and Wayne Brady. :)

Seeing that I live in area that won't get BUZZR at launch, YouTube clips will be all I'll have in terms of this channel. So it's nice to see that some are already coming to light, subtle bug and all. A big thanks to whoever posted that. Hopefully, we'll see some more stuff in the upcoming days.

As for the Dennis James pitch, keep in mind that it's only the game show junkies (read: us) who will pay attention to such minute detail.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: Dan88 on May 30, 2015, 11:14:19 PM
As for the Dennis James pitch, keep in mind that it's only the game show junkies (read: us) who will pay attention to such minute detail.
Unless I'm mistaken, over-the-air networks are forbidden from airing cigarette/cigar advertisements. The fact Dennis was the spokesman for Old Gold for several years in the 1950s raised an eyebrow for me for the reasons I've already stated.

On a different note, someone over at Game Show Paradise made an interesting post (http://gsparadise.proboards.com/thread/952/fremantle-launch-buzzrtv-classic-channel?page=11&scrollTo=22317) about the business side of Buzzr:
Quote
it's not coincidental that Fremantle put out a press release assuring fans that they can upload all of the Fremantle stuff they want without consequence. They wanted people to know that uploading American Idol or The Price is Right is okay with Fremantle, because they call it loyalty. Well, that's what they said, but what was more important here is that they can claim copyright on those videos and place advertisements, similar to direct response, on user-generated Fremantle YouTube episodes and clips. Once someone watches an advertisement on a video of Beat the Clock, What's My Line? or Card Sharks, Fremantle gets money. They use YouTube's automated ID system to determine what is their's. So, Fremantle is not paying a dime while users' upload Fremantle content and Fremantle gets paid for it! Genius! So, what a better way to encourage hardcore game show fans to upload Fremantle content to YouTube than to launch a TV channel full of all of their stuff, many of which would otherwise collect dust.

It's full proof! It's their channel and their shows, so they aren't paying for licensing from a 3rd party for content. They're trying to get fans to upload the Buzzr stuff to YouTube, so while the direct response ads are making them money while that episode of Card Sharks airs, it'll make even more once it's on YouTube.

This Buzzr wasn't done for the kindness of the fans, it's a double whammy, and it's a win-win for them, and us.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: jjman920 on May 31, 2015, 12:39:27 AM
So here's a question, how long after I've Got A Secret dropped Winston as its main sponsors did they lose the fence sign at center stage? Because I tell ya, that promo for the overnight block has got my hopes up.

Buzzr is NOT a cable channel. It is an over-the-air subchannel. So if you live in one of the 17 markets with a Fox O&O, you'll get it on a .2 or a .3 of it and you'll need a set of rabbit ears. There's a chance some cable companies in those 17 markets will carry it at the outset, but more than likely, the stations will have to lobby the cable systems to carry it.
I know that the Comcast here in Baltimore is very good with carrying all of the subchannels from the jump here (currently MeTV, Grit, Bounce, ThisTV, GetTV, WeatherNation, Laff, and the new Decades). Hopefully some of the markets with Buzzr have equally cooperative cable providers.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: clemon79 on May 31, 2015, 01:33:35 AM
On a different note, someone over at Game Show Paradise made an interesting post (http://gsparadise.proboards.com/thread/952/fremantle-launch-buzzrtv-classic-channel?page=11&scrollTo=22317) about the business side of Buzzr:

That'd be great, but it's also an ability they have had for a LONG time, and they've dropped the banhammer before. So now there's a sudden change of heart / seeing of the light?

Nope. Don't buy it.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: clemon79 on May 31, 2015, 01:48:41 AM
I just saw my new Comcast statement and of interest to Chicago Comcast subscribers,  "Effective 7/30/2015, Buzzr TV (ch. 364) is being added to the Comcast channel lineup as part of our Limited Basic service."

Nice find.  I can wait two months.  Beats the four years I waited for GSN.
Two interesting things about this, as a (reluctant, but then who isn't?) Comcast customer: one, in Seattle, 364 is an available channel position, and two, that is indeed the neighborhood that digital subchannels live in. (Of course, Chicago has a Fox O&O; Seattle does not.)
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: PYLdude on May 31, 2015, 04:05:58 AM
I'm playing the wait and see game with FiOS. I don't know where they plan to stick the channel, if anywhere, at the moment but the digital subchannels occupy spaces between 432 and 499 on the lineup. TV Guide lists nothing but they also for some reason don't have schedules for Laff or Decades last I checked (the box guide does have listings for both).
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: arrowood20 on May 31, 2015, 04:09:26 AM
Nexstar owns WFRV in my market. Fingers crossed here too!

WBAY might possibly be another option. They just ended transmission of Live Well Network on the 29th, and the planned replacement of Decades seems to no longer be happening (they were taken off of the list of affiliates on the Decades website, and WBAY says they are in a "holding pattern" on their Facebook page). They say that an announcement for LWN's replacement is coming soon, so fingers crossed that Buzzr is it. I believe they are owned by Media General, but I don't know if that would make any difference as to whether or not they could get it. I'm not very knowledgeable in the workings of TV.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: PYLdude on May 31, 2015, 04:29:25 AM
I normally don't post in here, for obvious reasons, but what about Optimum cable in NY? I have digital there but I guess I still need an antenna? (Which is very hard for a  co-op):(

You have the same set up that FiOS has, I.e. you have the digital subchannels but they're in their own positions on the dial. In other words, you're fine, you don't need an antenna, just to study your channel lineup.

I shall then pose the question, this is the norm for cable systems now? To have the digital subchannels be a part of the lineup if you have a cable hookup of whatever sort?

/whoever had "May 30, 2015", step up

Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: BrandonFG on May 31, 2015, 02:10:37 PM
They say that an announcement for LWN's replacement is coming soon, so fingers crossed that Buzzr is it. I believe they are owned by Media General, but I don't know if that would make any difference as to whether or not they could get it. I'm not very knowledgeable in the workings of TV.
Dunno if it's nationally, but in my market, Live Well was replaced by the "Justice Network", which is more or less TruTV for the cord cutters. They show a lot of TruTV reality (and I use that term very loosely) shows like Bait Car and quite a few forensic investigation shows.

It doesn't look like the station group matters. According to Wiki (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Live_Well_Network#Affiliates), only one Media General stations plans to replace LWN, WKRN in Nashville. WBAY in Green Bay planned on replacing it with Decades.

Right now, neither plan has gone through, if Wiki's to be trusted.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: gamed121683 on May 31, 2015, 03:27:59 PM
Anyone know what time Buzzr launches tomorrow? I've heard 7:00AM and 4:00PM, are any (or none) of these times correct? 
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: arrowood20 on May 31, 2015, 05:22:13 PM

Dunno if it's nationally, but in my market, Live Well was replaced by the "Justice Network", which is more or less TruTV for the cord cutters. They show a lot of TruTV reality (and I use that term very loosely) shows like Bait Car and quite a few forensic investigation shows.

It doesn't look like the station group matters. According to Wiki (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Live_Well_Network#Affiliates), only one Media General stations plans to replace LWN, WKRN in Nashville. WBAY in Green Bay planned on replacing it with Decades.

Right now, neither plan has gone through, if Wiki's to be trusted.

According to WBAY, they can't say anything right now, so I would assume they are working to replace it with something instead of going dark. Justice, Antenna TV or Buzzr would be the best candidates if I had to guess. Cozi TV is primarily on NBC stations, and our NBC-affiliated stations have their subchannels filled (MeTV, LAFF, Escape and Grit). WBAY used to have RetroTV but dropped it because of non-payment from the distributor, so I don't see them going back to that. Antenna TV would be a good competitor in the area for WGBA's MeTV and LAFF, but I also think Buzzr would be a good option. That would pretty much give the Green Bay/Appleton area some subchannel variety. Our remaining affiliates of WFRV (CBS), WLUK (FOX) and WCWF (CW) don't have any subchannels, and it doesn't seem likely that they will be adding any in the near future. I might be wrong, but there are plenty of good subchannels out there and they haven't taken any of them yet.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: snowpeck on May 31, 2015, 07:12:20 PM
I work for WBAY's sister station in Knoxville and we're in the same boat. No idea what's going to replace LiveWell.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: Casey Buck on May 31, 2015, 07:12:52 PM
Chad Mosher has posted an official weekday schedule graphic (https://twitter.com/ChadMosher/status/605119757612777472/photo/1) on his Twitter account.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: chad1m on May 31, 2015, 07:32:09 PM
Chad Mosher has posted an official weekday schedule graphic (https://twitter.com/ChadMosher/status/605119757612777472/photo/1) on his Twitter account.
I appreciate that, but it's actually something I put together myself with the available information in order to help spread the word. :)
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: polo23 on May 31, 2015, 07:48:23 PM
Buzzr has soft launched in Detroit. The bug in the corner is just the word BUZZR.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: Pyramid20000 on May 31, 2015, 09:11:13 PM
How many cities have soft launched so far?
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: clemon79 on June 01, 2015, 12:55:32 AM
How many cities have soft launched so far?
Not yours, clearly.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: chad1m on June 01, 2015, 07:19:02 AM
A lovely USA Today piece (http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/tv/2015/06/01/monty-hall-wayne-brady-talk-classic-game-shows-as-new-format-buzzr-tv-launches/28175837/) runs today about Let's Make a Deal and BUZZR. The article notes that Deal's pilot airs tonight at 8 PM as the network's "launch."
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: Dan88 on June 01, 2015, 07:48:32 AM
I gotta tip my hat to 'em, that's a pretty awesome way to start. :)

Based on this article, it seems Ron Garfield (Buzzr's general manager) "gets" the classics.

EDIT: The channel's Facebook page is putting out a call (https://www.facebook.com/BUZZRplay/photos/a.1603821899834599.1073741828.1594990200717769/1606029299613859/?type=1) for former contestants: if you, a friend, or a family member appeared on Let's Make A Deal, Family Feud, Body Language, Card Sharks, Tattletales, or Press Your Luck, "give us the info and we may be able to find the footage to post!"
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: Bob Zager on June 01, 2015, 10:27:04 AM
I got up early this morning (Detroit time), and all I've seen is the Buzzr logo--no programs--from 6 AM and continuing that way before leaving home at around 9:30 AM.  It is definitely not a problem with my antenna, nor my converter box.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: chad1m on June 01, 2015, 11:14:26 AM
I got up early this morning (Detroit time), and all I've seen is the Buzzr logo--no programs--from 6 AM and continuing that way before leaving home at around 9:30 AM.  It is definitely not a problem with my antenna, nor my converter box.
Press release:

As a countdown to the launch of the network, beginning at noon ET/9:00 AM PT, BUZZR will light up with footage that will provide a sneak peek into the programming, featured episodes of Super Password and Card Sharks, and all of the crazy game show antics that will grace the network.  The footage will continue to loop throughout the day until the curtain officially rises on BUZZR at 8:00 PM ET/5:00 PM PT with the 1963 pilot episode of Let’s Make A Deal

So it would appear the soft launch is paused until noon where it will resume until the official launch at 8.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: Fladam on June 01, 2015, 11:46:12 AM
Here in DFW it is coming in clear on 27.3. Watching TPiR now anxiously awaiting launch!
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: Pyramid20000 on June 01, 2015, 12:03:00 PM
Still not up in phx az .
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: Fladam on June 01, 2015, 12:31:18 PM
So, BUZZR started with a Vicki Lawrence/Tom Poston Super Password episode. There were three segments of the Monty Hall and Wayne Brady talk, and plenty of promos for their blocks (Buzzr Prime).

The biggest surprise was the end credits and departing contestant prizes were all in tact. I'm sure it helps fill the space in the 30-minutes, but it was a nice little touch.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: MikeK on June 01, 2015, 12:45:44 PM
Still not up in phx az .
Every post you make about Phoenix's status makes me this was a giant joke, just to screw with your mind, followed by the schadenfreude of you not getting your beloved BUZZR.

Cripes, it will be on soon.  Very soon.  A hell of a lot sooner than it will be on here.  Go outside and enjoy the beautiful Phoenix weather before you go into 24/7/365 BUZZR mode.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: chad1m on June 01, 2015, 04:16:57 PM
Here's a promo for "Daytime Buzz" from user BuzzrPlus (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsPP4TeaiYBLiml8kur6LCA/). (I don't know who that is, but if they keep posting Buzzr content, they're everyone's new best friend.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vZKttcDCFoI
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: aaron sica on June 01, 2015, 04:24:01 PM
I believe that's Scott Hostetler at the :18 mark?
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: SRIV94 on June 01, 2015, 04:27:16 PM
I believe that's Scott Hostetler at the :18 mark?

I do believe you're right.

/"Hong Kong!  All right!"
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: Dan88 on June 01, 2015, 05:46:35 PM
Aaron's exactly right, yeah.

Interesting...the generic Buzzr promo that's been uploaded uses music from the 2002 Beat the Clock.

As for the Let's Make A Deal promo, is that Brian Cummings at the 19-second mark?

Someone on Game Show Paradise (I think) said that Buzzr is what GSN was 15 years ago. Can't say I disagree. :)

Here's a promo for "Daytime Buzz" from user BuzzrPlus. (I don't know who that is, but if they keep posting Buzzr content, they're everyone's new best friend.)
I briefly thought it was the channel's official account, but the video descriptions specifically mention WTXF, a FOX O&O station in Philadelphia.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: weaklink75 on June 01, 2015, 06:04:26 PM
It's soft launched in Washington DC (I actually got an antenna for this- was thinking of getting one anyway, since they're not too expensive, but this sealed it)..
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: jimlangefan on June 01, 2015, 06:06:16 PM
As for the Let's Make A Deal promo, is that Brian Cummings at the 19-second mark?

Yes that is Brian Cummings.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: jdhernandez on June 01, 2015, 06:08:18 PM
Someone on...I want to say Game Show Paradise?...said that Buzzr is what GSN was 15 years ago. Can't really say I disagree. :)


Except GSN 15 years ago had such gems as "Throut and Neck" and "Burt Luddin's Love Buffet" :p

BTW, we're only less than two hours from launch! I have to admit, this is pretty exciting.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: Dan88 on June 01, 2015, 06:16:45 PM
Except GSN 15 years ago had such gems as "Throut and Neck" and "Burt Luddin's Love Buffet" :p
Oof. Totally forgot about those.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: BrandonFG on June 01, 2015, 06:54:21 PM
Someone on Game Show Paradise (I think) said that Buzzr is what GSN was 15 years ago. Can't say I disagree. :)
More like 20. There was still some pretty questionable programming in 2000.

/They did get the CBS Joker's Wild a few months later though...
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: Dan88 on June 01, 2015, 07:04:33 PM
I kinda think the "Monster Buzz" block is a bit questionable.

/I miss the CBS Joker's Wild
//I should've recorded way more of GSN during the year I had it
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: gamed121683 on June 01, 2015, 08:03:22 PM
Someone on...I want to say Game Show Paradise?...said that Buzzr is what GSN was 15 years ago. Can't really say I disagree. :)


Except GSN 15 years ago had such gems as "Throut and Neck" and "Burt Luddin's Love Buffet" :p

BTW, we're only less than two hours from launch! I have to admit, this is pretty exciting.

Call this an unnecessary post, but it's now 8 PM EST. We now live in a world with BUZZR! Sorry, I'm excited too.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: Pyramid20000 on June 01, 2015, 08:38:45 PM
In phx did not launch here.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: tvmitch on June 01, 2015, 08:48:39 PM
What I really want to know is if BUZZR is live in Phoenix yet.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: BrandonFG on June 01, 2015, 08:49:17 PM
In phx did not launch here.
Call the local station...we can't help you with that, because I'm pretty sure most of us don't live in Phoenix.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: gamed121683 on June 01, 2015, 08:56:39 PM
Just putting this on the record in case someone is looking this up in the archive a few years from now.  The very 1st show to ever air on BUZZR (outside of the soft launch) was the 1963 pilot of Let's Make A Deal.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: SRIV94 on June 01, 2015, 09:08:14 PM
So I assume MG is airing.  Episode 1?
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: snowpeck on June 01, 2015, 09:14:24 PM
So I assume MG is airing.  Episode 1?
Apparently MG '78.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: SRIV94 on June 01, 2015, 09:16:46 PM
So I assume MG is airing.  Episode 1?
Apparently MG '78.

Well, that's refreshing.  G-d knows how many times we've seen episode 1 of every series GSN ran (and would restart at episode 1 after removal).
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: clemon79 on June 01, 2015, 09:18:14 PM
In phx did not launch here.
(http://img.pandawhale.com/post-11150-Grumpy-Cat-GOOD-and-NO-memes-pGrc.jpeg)
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: chad1m on June 01, 2015, 09:18:25 PM
So I assume MG is airing.  Episode 1?
Apparently MG '78.
A Twitter user I harassed asked for information says the celebrities are George Kennedy, Brett Somers, Charles Nelson Reilly, Patty Duke Astin, Richard Dawson and Patti Deutsch.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: SRIV94 on June 01, 2015, 09:21:09 PM
So about a year or so behind where GSN's run is now.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: narzo on June 01, 2015, 09:23:11 PM
here's something I didn't see on a GSN episdoe of MG, a mid show "Todays consolation prizes are..."
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: aaron sica on June 01, 2015, 09:34:41 PM
here's something I didn't see on a GSN episdoe of MG, a mid show "Todays consolation prizes are..."

Yeah, while they aired the credits, complete and uncrunched from the start, those mid-show fee plugs never were aired. Very cool.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: Pyramid80 on June 01, 2015, 09:38:58 PM
here's something I didn't see on a GSN episdoe of MG, a mid show "Todays consolation prizes are..."

Yeah, while they aired the credits, complete and uncrunched from the start, those mid-show fee plugs never were aired. Very cool.
I hope those of you who are able to watch, are enjoying it so far!  Hopefully the shows will be airing in the same manner once the rest of us get access to the channel.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: PYLdude on June 01, 2015, 09:51:56 PM
I don't understand why everyone isn't getting the channel at the same time, but so it is.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: SRIV94 on June 01, 2015, 10:06:24 PM
I don't understand why everyone isn't getting the channel at the same time, but so it is.

I don't have an antenna, so I have to wait until my cable adds it, which won't be until 7/30.  (Live in a condo and since the conversion to digital I can't get diddlysquat without one.)
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: parliboy on June 01, 2015, 10:07:56 PM
The subchannel is actually new in Houston (nothing was at 20.4 here before), so I had to have my TV re-scan to even pick up the channel at all.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: Matt Ottinger on June 01, 2015, 10:50:33 PM
Does anyone know if it's available in Phoenix yet?  I can't check because I don't live there.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: PYLdude on June 01, 2015, 10:56:21 PM
Does anyone know if it's available in Phoenix yet?  I can't check because I don't live there.

So I'm assuming that Fan4Sure Is the Piñata has been cancelled and has been replaced by Pyramid20000 Is the Piñata for the fall?

In my area people are wondering why Bounce TV, which Buzzr is replacing on WWOR's digital tier, is still listed as a channel. Bounce actually pushed the hell out of its relocation in this market, and mentioned that it was moving to WXTV's digital tier on channel 41.3.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: Pyramid20000 on June 01, 2015, 11:13:10 PM
Still not up in phx yet.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: parliboy on June 01, 2015, 11:17:55 PM
Perhaps you should let channel 45 know.  Cause I'm pretty sure we all do by now. 

(brb, gonna see if it's up in phx)
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: BrandonFG on June 01, 2015, 11:24:08 PM
Still not up in phx yet.
Did you call the station yet, or are you going to keep telling us in vain?

/Not up in Norfolk yet either
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: NickintheATL on June 01, 2015, 11:35:43 PM
Still not up in phx yet.
Did you call the station yet, or are you going to keep telling us in vain?

What he said.

Click this link (http://www.my45.com/). 

Scroll to the bottom and find the phone number. 

Call the phone number.

/Done.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: PYLdude on June 01, 2015, 11:38:03 PM
So apparently that annoying living MyNetwork logo isn't just limited to my market...
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: Thunder on June 01, 2015, 11:44:24 PM
From the USA Today article...

Quote
BUZZR commemorates its launch Monday by presenting Deal's 1963 pilot (8 p.m. ET/PT), which features prizes such as a 1963 Pontiac Tempest convertible, a $29.95 toaster oven and four live lambs.

I'm waiting for somebody to yell that they spoiled the episode.

By the way, I'm getting BUZZR perfectly clear in Phoenix now.

/Just Kidding.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: SRIV94 on June 01, 2015, 11:51:37 PM
By the way, I'm getting BUZZR perfectly clear in Phoenix now.

/Just Kidding.

I'll send whatever access I have to Phoenix if Phoenix will send me some of the warmer weather that's supposed to be here this time of year.

It's June 1, not March 1!
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: Mr. Matté on June 02, 2015, 12:45:51 AM
Buzzers in Phoenix (http://youtube.com/watch?v=_rQp_8d2DC0&t=0)
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: snowpeck on June 02, 2015, 02:39:46 AM
Anybody watching the black & white shows? Anything interesting to report?
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: parliboy on June 02, 2015, 03:21:50 AM
Anybody watching the black & white shows? Anything interesting to report?

Basically just they're keeping in the original ads.  So if you wish you could still buy Stoppette, you can dream.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: knagl on June 02, 2015, 03:25:53 AM
Buzzers in Phoenix (http://youtube.com/watch?v=_rQp_8d2DC0&t=0)

Well played.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: sotcfan2004 on June 02, 2015, 03:27:04 AM
Finally up and running here in San Francisco. KTVU Channel 2.4.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: snowpeck on June 02, 2015, 03:49:31 AM
Anybody watching the black & white shows? Anything interesting to report?

Basically just they're keeping in the original ads.  So if you wish you could still buy Stoppette, you can dream.
How are they handling their own ad breaks then?
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: jdhernandez on June 02, 2015, 04:55:27 AM
Anybody watching the black & white shows? Anything interesting to report?

Basically just they're keeping in the original ads.  So if you wish you could still buy Stoppette, you can dream.
How are they handling their own ad breaks then?

Poof! There goes perspiration!

I'm watching as we speak, and for this B&W portion of programming, it appears like they are putting in very extended ad breaks in between the vintage advertisements to account for the run time. Each of the B&W shows runs for approximately 40 minutes with both original and current commercials.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: Matt Ottinger on June 02, 2015, 08:52:36 AM
I'm watching as we speak, and for this B&W portion of programming, it appears like they are putting in very extended ad breaks in between the vintage advertisements to account for the run time. Each of the B&W shows runs for approximately 40 minutes with both original and current commercials.

That too is a throwback to the earliest days of GSN, at least the idea of 40-minute program blocks.  GSN didn't run the original ads, of course, but they did play the episodes intact otherwise, and added their own interstitial programming (mostly their interactive game Decades) so that each episode lasted about 40 minutes.  Even their own promos said things like I've Got a Secret would be seen at 8:40-ish.

Leaving in the classic commercials is a nice treat for those of us who feel like we've seen the old shows plenty of times, but it does mean that they're almost certainly going to skip the ones sponsored by cigarettes.  BTW, it might surprise some of you to know that in some cases, even the 70s master tapes had at least some commercials on them.  I was fortunate enough to get a week of Cullen Tattletales direct from the GSN masters, and while I was excited for the better picture quality, I was delighted when I found out there were ads too.

Also, thumbs-up to whomever changed the title of this thread.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: aaron sica on June 02, 2015, 09:06:20 AM
That'd be great, but it's also an ability they have had for a LONG time, and they've dropped the banhammer before. So now there's a sudden change of heart / seeing of the light?

Nope. Don't buy it.

Considering that Fremantle has shut down the WML YouTube Channel, I would tend to agree with you.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: Matt Ottinger on June 02, 2015, 09:29:50 AM
That'd be great, but it's also an ability they have had for a LONG time, and they've dropped the banhammer before. So now there's a sudden change of heart / seeing of the light?

Nope. Don't buy it.
Considering that Fremantle has shut down the WML YouTube Channel, I would tend to agree with you.

This is an interesting development, because the Fremantle representative couldn't have been more clear in the story that they were happy that fans were uploading their product to YouTube.  Moreover, if they're going after something, why go after the black and white show that runs at three in the morning?  I imagine it's possible that they didn't realize that EVERY SINGLE EPISODE of WML? (or at least as many as GSN has ever aired) has been uploaded, and at that point it stops being a harmless little fan thing.

Not surprisingly, the curator of the WML? page is insisting that Fremantle's actions are "unjustifiable" and he intends to "fight this in any way [he] can"
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: aaron sica on June 02, 2015, 09:57:28 AM
I imagine it's possible that they didn't realize that EVERY SINGLE EPISODE of WML? (or at least as many as GSN has ever aired) has been uploaded, and at that point it stops being a harmless little fan thing.

Not surprisingly, the curator of the WML? page is insisting that Fremantle's actions are "unjustifiable" and he intends to "fight this in any way [he] can"

QFT. They probably figured clips of TPiR mishaps, funny Feud answers, and MG bloopers, for example, are harmless, and even complete episodes of some shows. I didn't realize how many eps of WML were uploaded. I can definitely see why Fremantle would want to go after them.

Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: jjman920 on June 02, 2015, 10:14:07 AM
Is there another channel with every episode of WML uploaded? Because there's one (http://www.youtube.com/channel/UChPE75Fvvl1HmdAsO7Nzb8w) with episodes as old as a year still up and running (from the few videos I've clicked on).
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: Matt Ottinger on June 02, 2015, 11:11:35 AM
Is there another channel with every episode of WML uploaded? Because there's one (http://www.youtube.com/channel/UChPE75Fvvl1HmdAsO7Nzb8w) with episodes as old as a year still up and running (from the few videos I've clicked on).

That's the one.  This message was posted today in the associated Facebook group:

"For those who may not yet be aware, the WML channel is currently under direct attack by Fremantle Enterprises due to totally unjustifiable, outrageous copyright claims which they've only started filing because they just launched their new TV station, Buzzr.

I intend to fight this in any way I can (The CBS WML series is not copyrighted and never was), even if I have to go as far as to hire a copyright attorney. But the WML channel's days may be numbered no matter what I do, folks."
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: BrandonFG on June 02, 2015, 11:17:59 AM
Good luck with that.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: SRIV94 on June 02, 2015, 11:28:14 AM
Not to be annoying (and my apologies in advance), but any further updates on starting points for other shows that have aired so far?
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: jimlangefan on June 02, 2015, 11:49:55 AM
Not to be annoying (and my apologies in advance), but any further updates on starting points for other shows that have aired so far?

A friend of mine actually wrote down where they started for each of the premieres after LMAD last night, he didn't get the B&W block though. 

Match Game were 1978 episodes 1170 and 1169 - they oddly showed them in that order.  Uncrunched credits and fee plugs intact] (he didn't include celebrities)
Family feud was 1980 Dawson - Hatley vs. Bugbee then Bugbee vs. Watson
Childs Play - 1982 - Karen ($12900) vs. Jeff
Body Language - Marcia Wallace and Fred Travalena from 1984 - Sam vs Beverly
Blockbusters - 1981 Jeff and Alan ($31500) vs. Bob
Card Sharks - Perry 1st episode
Oh and Tattletales was Bobby Van/Elaine Joyce, DIck Gautier/Barbara Stewart, Anne Meara/Jerry Stiller (Wasn't this the premiere week?)
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: jjman920 on June 02, 2015, 12:04:35 PM
"...(The CBS WML series is not copyrighted and never was), even if I have to go as far as to hire a copyright attorney..."
(http://i.imgur.com/nju5weym.jpg)

That's news to me.

And copyright lawyers? Dear. You only hire those if you actually have a case.

Thanks for that. A little confused there. I guess the videos haven't been taken down forcefully yet.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: SRIV94 on June 02, 2015, 12:19:00 PM
Body Language - Marcia Wallace and Fred Travalena from 1984 - Sam vs Beverly

Thanks for the update.  FTR, that ep was from January 1985 (in case you're scoring at home, or you're alone).
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: Allstar87 on June 02, 2015, 12:25:41 PM
One of my friends has Buzzr. He mentioned that this morning's airing of Body Language had the ticket plug intact.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: BillCullen1 on June 02, 2015, 12:30:51 PM
Not to be annoying (and my apologies in advance), but any further updates on starting points for other shows that have aired so far?

Oh and Tattletales was Bobby Van/Elaine Joyce, DIck Gautier/Barbara Stewart, Anne Meara/Jerry Stiller (Wasn't this the premiere week?) 

Yes it was. A nice timely tribute to Anne Meara. She was one of the better Pyramid players. I'm hoping that Time Warner Cable here in NYC adds Buzzr to their lineup.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: BrandonFG on June 02, 2015, 12:31:32 PM
One of my friends has Buzzr. He mentioned that this morning's airing of Body Language had the ticket plug intact.
To me, this is actually cooler than the fee plugs and credits remaining intact. Nice that they're keeping so many original elements in the shows.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: Clay Zambo on June 02, 2015, 12:36:37 PM
The show is not his.  It's that simple.

Okay, but *whose is it*?  If episodes of LIVE television were broadcast without copyright, and subsequent kinescopes never registered with copyright, don't they belong in the public domain?

I'm asking seriously, not picking a fight.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: BrandonFG on June 02, 2015, 12:40:09 PM
I suppose I should apologize for even trying to snark in the first place. Even though I didn't know this was going to happen.
I don't think it's that big of a deal. It would be a bit much to get a lawyer involved, even if just for a consultation. What does the friend get out of all this?
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: SRIV94 on June 02, 2015, 12:46:12 PM
I suppose I should apologize for even trying to snark in the first place. Even though I didn't know this was going to happen.

Trust me--you have nothing to apologize for.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: Pyramid80 on June 02, 2015, 12:53:09 PM
One of my friends has Buzzr. He mentioned that this morning's airing of Body Language had the ticket plug intact.
Ooohhhh.....exciting!!
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: MSTieScott on June 02, 2015, 12:55:42 PM
Well, I have a new channel to default to. I haven't gotten a chance to watch much of Buzzr yet, but I've enjoyed everything that I've seen so far.

Since I won't get to watch this afternoon to find out the answer: Since the 8:00 a.m. schedule repeats at 2:00 p.m., do they run the same episodes of each show twice per day?
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: parliboy on June 02, 2015, 12:57:44 PM
One of my friends has Buzzr. He mentioned that this morning's airing of Body Language had the ticket plug intact.
Ooohhhh.....exciting!!

(shrug) The part of me that's on the spectrum gets enjoyment out of hearing the Classic Concentration theme in such an anachronism.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: snowpeck on June 02, 2015, 01:08:54 PM
Anybody watching to know where this morning's Match Game, Super Password and Press Your Luck episodes are in their respective runs? And was Family Feud at 11AM the same as the ones at 6AM?
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: jimlangefan on June 02, 2015, 03:23:44 PM
My friend just told me that Press Your Luck & Super Password started from the beginning this morning, Match Game '78 started about 5 weeks earlier than last night's airing with Joe Garagiola being on the panel, Family Feud went back to late 1979 early 80 with Giles vs. Tack.  I'm trying to find out about the daytime airings of Child's Play and Body Language.  Gotta talk about something else other than...you know... that guy lol.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: TimK2003 on June 02, 2015, 03:37:07 PM
Not to be annoying (and my apologies in advance), but any further updates on starting points for other shows that have aired so far?

Oh and Tattletales was Bobby Van/Elaine Joyce, DIck Gautier/Barbara Stewart, Anne Meara/Jerry Stiller (Wasn't this the premiere week?) 

Yes it was. A nice timely tribute to Anne Meara. She was one of the better Pyramid players. I'm hoping that Time Warner Cable here in NYC adds Buzzr to their lineup.

I doubt TWC will be adding anything new to any of their service areas until they are "officially" bought out/merged with another cable company.  Currently the new potential takeover/merger company du jour is Charter Spectrum -- pending governmental approval, of course.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: chad1m on June 02, 2015, 04:01:38 PM
TitanTV has updated schedules for Buzzr. This week's Saturday 8 -11/11-2 slot touted as the "Time Machine" has three hours of Let's Make a Deal. Next week's has To Tell The Truth, What's My Line?, I've Got a Secret, Let's Make a Deal and Press Your Luck.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: parliboy on June 02, 2015, 04:16:23 PM
TitanTV has updated schedules for Buzzr. This week's Saturday 8 -11/11-2 slot touted as the "Time Machine" has three hours of Let's Make a Deal. Next week's has To Tell The Truth, What's My Line?, I've Got a Secret, Let's Make a Deal and Press Your Luck.

Meh.  It's their first week.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: aaron sica on June 02, 2015, 04:16:59 PM
TitanTV has updated schedules for Buzzr. This week's Saturday 8 -11/11-2 slot touted as the "Time Machine" has three hours of Let's Make a Deal. Next week's has To Tell The Truth, What's My Line?, I've Got a Secret, Let's Make a Deal and Press Your Luck.

Indeed looking like GSN at launch with their "Wide World of Games". I wonder if they will do a marathon of MG NYE eps when that time comes..
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: jimlangefan on June 02, 2015, 04:28:00 PM
This week's Saturday 8 -11/11-2 slot touted as the "Time Machine" has three hours of Let's Make a Deal. Next week's has To Tell The Truth, What's My Line?, I've Got a Secret, Let's Make a Deal and Press Your Luck.
Indeed looking like GSN at launch with their "Wide World of Games".
I thought "Game Show Saturday Night", myself, but since I didn't have GSN in the 1990s I'll defer to those who did. :)

I think this is more similar in time frame to Game Show Saturday Night than Wide World of Games.  Either way it's awesome!
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: jimlangefan on June 02, 2015, 05:20:30 PM
Quote
This week's Saturday 8 -11/11-2 slot touted as the "Time Machine" has three hours of Let's Make a Deal. Next week's has To Tell The Truth, What's My Line?, I've Got a Secret, Let's Make a Deal and Press Your Luck.
Indeed looking like GSN at launch with their "Wide World of Games".
I thought "Game Show Saturday Night", myself, but since I didn't have GSN in the 1990s I'll defer to those who did. :)
In the summer of 2002, GSN had a really cool block of prime time programming, where it was a different show each night. The Pyramid Thursdays with 70s episodes were really cool. But, I'm reminded of that block.

That was a cool block!  Match Game Mondays, (Hollywood) Squares Tuesdays/Later became (Let's Make A) Deal Tuesdays, (The) Newlywed (Game) Wednesdays, Pyramid Thursdays, (Family) Feud Fridays.  Good times.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: jdhernandez on June 02, 2015, 07:14:11 PM
Well, I have a new channel to default to. I haven't gotten a chance to watch much of Buzzr yet, but I've enjoyed everything that I've seen so far.

Since I won't get to watch this afternoon to find out the answer: Since the 8:00 a.m. schedule repeats at 2:00 p.m., do they run the same episodes of each show twice per day?

Having had Buzzr TV on in the background pretty much all day, I can now say that entire block is, indeed, a repeat of what was aired earlier. For those keeping score, PYL started with the first two episodes. I'm presuming this means we will see most of the first season once again!

I share Scott's sentiments that this channel will be on consistently in the background here.  :)
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: TimK2003 on June 02, 2015, 07:42:25 PM
Having had Buzzr TV on in the background pretty much all day, I can now say that entire block is, indeed, a repeat of what was aired earlier. For those keeping score, PYL started with the first two episodes. I'm presuming this means we will see most of the first season once again!

Which means our own Randy West will more than likely become the first member of the GSF to appear on Buzzr, later in the month.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: snowpeck on June 02, 2015, 07:47:36 PM
Having had Buzzr TV on in the background pretty much all day, I can now say that entire block is, indeed, a repeat of what was aired earlier. For those keeping score, PYL started with the first two episodes. I'm presuming this means we will see most of the first season once again!

Which means our own Randy West will more than likely become the first member of the GSF to appear on Buzzr, later in the month.
Actually his shows should start this Friday, since they're running two a day.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: BillCullen1 on June 02, 2015, 07:55:33 PM

I doubt TWC will be adding anything new to any of their service areas until they are "officially" bought out/merged with another cable company.  Currently the new potential takeover/merger company du jour is Charter Spectrum -- pending governmental approval, of course. 

I forgot all about that, but yeah, you're probably right. The proposed Comcast/Time Warner merger fell through big time, and that went on for about a year or more. 
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: Joe Mello on June 02, 2015, 08:01:40 PM
For funsies, I decided to surf a bit. Looks like Pittsburgh's FIOS provider has changed the digital subchannel lineup, but alas it was Laff TV and not Buzzr. So instead of watching classic game shows, I instead had the opportunity to watch "Drew Carey's Dance Party Special"

/ObGS: Dick Clark makes a cameo in the episode
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: cyclone45 on June 02, 2015, 08:30:05 PM
So where is it on optiumum, long island?
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: narzo on June 02, 2015, 09:05:42 PM
it does appear they've got the evening MG episode order messed up.  the first episode Monday night was a Friday show, the second was the Thursday (champ on Friday appeared as the challenger).  Now, based on the champion and challenger, they appear to be airing the Wednesday episode of the same week. 

For those wondering, LMAD appears to be from the very early '70s, the second episode aired was the one believed to be an ABC evening episode which aired in syndication, it's been run on GSN. 



Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: clemon79 on June 02, 2015, 10:11:30 PM
Which means our own Randy West will more than likely become the first member of the GSF to appear on Buzzr, later in the month.

(http://downloadwallpaperhd.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/Memes-Challenge-Accepted-Wallpaper-HD.jpg)
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: Pyramid20000 on June 02, 2015, 11:02:32 PM
Still no launch in phx what is the deal?
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: BrandonFG on June 02, 2015, 11:05:28 PM
Still no launch in phx what is the deal?
CALL THE STATION AND STOP ASKING US. NOBODY KNOWS.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: TLEberle on June 02, 2015, 11:21:56 PM
Could someone please prune back all of the times that this guy asks about the launch in phx?
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: Sodboy13 on June 03, 2015, 12:39:35 AM
Still no launch in phx what is the deal?
Look, if you'd just go ahead and climb into the trebuchet already, you'd get your launch.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: parliboy on June 03, 2015, 12:41:29 AM
Still no launch in phx what is the deal?

I can no longer read this without inserting the wrong vowel.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: cyclone45 on June 03, 2015, 12:49:39 AM
Unlike Pyramid 2000, I KNOW it launcheed in ny..i just nered help finding it on Optimum TV.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: snowpeck on June 03, 2015, 12:53:18 AM
Unlike Pyramid 2000, I KNOW it launcheed in ny..i just nered help finding it on Optimum TV.
It's probably not on the lineup yet. Buy an antenna.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: clemon79 on June 03, 2015, 12:56:23 AM
Still no launch in phx what is the deal?

(http://25.media.tumblr.com/48fc62bf47ba25b5e7981fa556be7319/tumblr_mh1sjnvP2a1qkdi1uo1_400.gif)
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: jdhernandez on June 03, 2015, 12:58:11 AM
Still no launch in phx what is the deal?
Maybe the transmitter got blown away by a haboob...
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: Dan88 on June 03, 2015, 01:18:40 AM
Still no launch in phx what is the deal?
I've been told that Buzzr won't launch in Ph(oeni)x, specifically because you keep asking about it.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: JonSea31 on June 03, 2015, 05:33:31 AM
Still no launch in phx what is the deal?

It's a shame the block user feature is not there anymore.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: Dbacksfan12 on June 03, 2015, 05:37:28 AM
Still no launch in phx what is the deal?

It's a shame the block user feature is not there anymore.
I'm told the moderators tried to pay for this feature, but since they only had coins, their payment was declined.

Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: jimlangefan on June 03, 2015, 02:23:53 PM
According to Wiki, the Fresno station I mentioned earlier in the thread getting Buzzr on July 1st is channel 13.7 which is owned by Cocola Broadcasting. 
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: Pyramid20000 on June 03, 2015, 04:04:16 PM
Called the station phx wont get it till october sorry for the problems i caused.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: Thunder on June 03, 2015, 05:11:54 PM
Our Long National Nightmare Is Over.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: clemon79 on June 03, 2015, 05:23:08 PM
sorry for the problems i caused.

I wish we could believe this.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: narzo on June 03, 2015, 09:42:46 PM
so it seems Buzzr is going backwards with the evening run of MG, every episode is the one which preceeds the one aired prior. 
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: Steve Gavazzi on June 03, 2015, 10:20:59 PM
Our Long National Nightmare Is Over.

I thought Dave's last show was two weeks ago.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: PYLdude on June 04, 2015, 03:13:25 AM
Our Long National Nightmare Is Over.

I thought Dave's last show was two weeks ago.

musicman, is that you? ;)
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: JonSea31 on June 04, 2015, 05:40:36 AM
I wonder if MG on Buzzr is going backwards because of GSN and Comedy Gold airing later 1978 and beyond episodes?  Maybe this is a sign that GSN may continue MG to the final syndicated episode.

And, except for Tattletales, I wonder if Buzzr's episodes as of lately are of material aired on GSN as far back as around roughly 2006?
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: Ian Wallis on June 04, 2015, 05:27:50 PM
I wonder if Buzzr will skip the same episodes GSN did.  For example, GSN only aired four episodes out of five from the first week of Tattletales.  For you lucky Buzzr folks out there, since they're airing two episodes per day they should be into the second week by now.  Did they air all five from the first week, or just the same four that GSN did?

Anyone know?
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: snowpeck on June 04, 2015, 06:25:25 PM
I wonder if MG on Buzzr is going backwards because of GSN and Comedy Gold airing later 1978 and beyond episodes?  Maybe this is a sign that GSN may continue MG to the final syndicated episode.

And, except for Tattletales, I wonder if Buzzr's episodes as of lately are of material aired on GSN as far back as around roughly 2006?
I thought Comedy Gold only ran the first 100 or so shows from 1973.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: parliboy on June 04, 2015, 07:08:30 PM
you lucky Buzzr folks out there, since they're airing two episodes per day they should be into the second week by now.  Did they air all five from the first week, or just the same four that GSN did?

Last night's shows were from two different weeks, if that helps.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: snowpeck on June 04, 2015, 07:37:03 PM
I wonder if Buzzr will skip the same episodes GSN did.  For example, GSN only aired four episodes out of five from the first week of Tattletales.  For you lucky Buzzr folks out there, since they're airing two episodes per day they should be into the second week by now.  Did they air all five from the first week, or just the same four that GSN did?

Anyone know?
According to a friend who has Buzzr, they ran all 5 shows from that week.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: chris319 on June 05, 2015, 02:07:22 PM
Now that we have expanded this section to include BUZZR TV, it would be helpful to readers if people would indicate GSN or BUZZR TV in their topic titles when they start a new thread.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: jdhernandez on June 05, 2015, 04:48:41 PM
Believe me, Chris... there will be more Buzzr TV posts than GSN posts from now on. By this time next year, this could exclusively be a Buzzr TV section. I'm calling this right now, the ratio of Buzzr Tv to GSN posts will be maybe 3:1 by year's end.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: Justin30519 on June 05, 2015, 06:11:43 PM
Hopefully lots of cable systems will start adding Buzzr. When GSN started digital TV wasn't in place and there simply wasn't space for the channel. I didn't get GSN for many many years. It's a different world today. I'd love to be able to record it on my DVR as opposed to only being able to watch it live with my newly purchased over the air antenna.

As an aside on the episode of Super Password airing right now Charles Nelson Reilly was describing "shovel" in the end game. One of clues was "ditch digger" with no pause. They should have buzzed him but they didn't. The contestant ended up winning $25,000.

Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: clemon79 on June 05, 2015, 06:16:08 PM
As an aside on the episode of Super Password airing right now Charles Nelson Reilly was describing "shovel" in the end game. One of clues was "ditch digger" with no pause. They should have buzzed him but they didn't.

Aaaaaand here's why (http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/ditchdigger).
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: Thunder on June 05, 2015, 06:48:16 PM
Believe me, Chris... there will be more Buzzr TV posts than GSN posts from now on. By this time next year, this could exclusively be a Buzzr TV section. I'm calling this right now, the ratio of Buzzr Tv to GSN posts will be maybe 3:1 by year's end.

only once its broadcasted in phx
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: PYLdude on June 05, 2015, 09:42:01 PM
Believe me, Chris... there will be more Buzzr TV posts than GSN posts from now on. By this time next year, this could exclusively be a Buzzr TV section. I'm calling this right now, the ratio of Buzzr Tv to GSN posts will be maybe 3:1 by year's end.

only once its broadcasted in phx

(http://i.imgur.com/hVpM1JW.jpg)

(seriously...it is only funny the first dozen times....let's move on to something else)
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: chris319 on June 06, 2015, 12:48:33 AM
If the posts are overwhelmingly about BUZZR TV, all the more reason to mark your topic headers or else the few GSN posts will be lost among the preponderance of BUZZR TV posts.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: JonSea31 on June 07, 2015, 12:27:03 PM
I thought Comedy Gold only ran the first 100 or so shows from 1973.

Comedy Gold did air Match Game '78.  The watermark in this video proves it.

m.youtube.com/watch?v=qny7ztGAFzs (http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=qny7ztGAFzs)
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: Dan88 on June 07, 2015, 05:16:40 PM
Don't get me wrong, I like that YouTube channel 'cause it's got a lot of good uploads...but a 45-second intro by the uploader?! If you really needed to do an intro, make it two slides: show title and notable event on the first, list of celebs on the second. No more than five seconds each.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: Allstar87 on June 07, 2015, 06:26:48 PM
A friend of mine has all the Match Game 78s that Comedy Gold aired. They aired episodes 1133-1229, so Jan. 9-Jun. 1, 1978.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: snowpeck on June 07, 2015, 08:26:21 PM
I wasn't aware they had leased a second group of episodes after the 1973 ones. Thanks.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: BrandonFG on June 08, 2015, 01:30:59 AM
Don't get me wrong, I like that YouTube channel 'cause it's got a lot of good uploads...but a 45-second intro by the uploader?! If you really needed to do an intro, make it two slides: show title and notable event on the first, list of celebs on the second. No more than five seconds each.
I find the custom bumpers to be pretty pointless, esp. given it was 45 seconds of describing the panel, with a couple of obscure acronyms that only folks on this forum will probably get. That's what you have the description for.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: PYLdude on June 08, 2015, 03:26:05 AM
I got faked out by my TV Guide listings, which said we finally picked up Buzzr. Not the case.

Hate to be missing out.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: Matt Ottinger on June 08, 2015, 08:42:47 AM
At this point, has it been picked up by ANY station outside the owned FOX ones that were originally announced?
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: PSUGSContestant on June 08, 2015, 11:33:08 AM
At this point, has it been picked up by ANY station outside the owned FOX ones that were originally announced?

Only some station in Fresno owned by Cocola Broadcasting.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: jimlangefan on June 08, 2015, 04:23:41 PM
At this point, has it been picked up by ANY station outside the owned FOX ones that were originally announced?

Only some station in Fresno owned by Cocola Broadcasting.

To my knowledge, only the one in Fresno and Salt Lake City (Owned by Nexstar) have picked up Buzzr but they don't start until July 1st.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: Matt Ottinger on June 08, 2015, 05:46:14 PM
This would seem to bode poorly for its long-term prospects.  Using the syndication model, a show would commonly sell to a broadcast group first, and use that announcement to rally other stations to pick up their show, eventually putting together enough of a collection of stations to make a go of it.  The economics are almost certainly somewhat different in this case, but it would seem to me that the basic idea is the same.  You need a bigger coverage area for it to make sense to do what you're doing, and without that, where are you?
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: parliboy on June 08, 2015, 06:22:51 PM
This would seem to bode poorly for its long-term prospects.  Using the syndication model, a show would commonly sell to a broadcast group first, and use that announcement to rally other stations to pick up their show, eventually putting together enough of a collection of stations to make a go of it.  The economics are almost certainly somewhat different in this case, but it would seem to me that the basic idea is the same.  You need a bigger coverage area for it to make sense to do what you're doing, and without that, where are you?

The economics aren't quite the same as syndication, as many multicasts are well below the 70% coverage you'd want to sell a syndicated show.

I think we should do the wait-and-see on this.  Their coverage puts them squarely in the middle of coverage rankings for multicast, with more channels joining later in the year.  If they haven't broken 50% by this time next year, then maybe we become slightly more worried, if only because their advertising skews so old (and therefore cheap).
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: snowpeck on June 08, 2015, 06:51:45 PM
The Fresno situation is a bizarre one... I've never seen so many digital subchannels on one group of LD sister stations-- http://www.venturabroadcasting.com/
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: Chelsea Thrasher on June 08, 2015, 06:59:45 PM
Would really love to see Buzzr in the Lexington market, but not holding my breath.  Most of the affiliates seem fairly content with their current offerings - The ABC and CBS affils carry MyTV and CW on their .2's, and the usual Antenna/MeTV/etc crowd fills up most of the remaining space.  Unless the CBS affil wants to finally drop it's radar on 27.3, or the FOX affil wanted to drop one of it's 3rd tier diginets (GritTV? Seriously?), there's not much hope.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: jjman920 on June 08, 2015, 10:33:20 PM
I was hoping to get Buzzr in D.C. all the way up here in Baltimore (WTTG used to be available OTA here for years), but I found this article (http://www.baltimoresun.com/entertainment/tv/z-on-tv-blog/bal-wbff-wttg-fcc-turf-tiff-20130806-story.html) from a couple years back about WBFF's efforts to have the FCC block WTTG's signal in some of the counties surrounding Baltimore. If they're going through that much effort, it seems highly unlikely that any pair of bunny ears will pick it up for me here.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: BrandonFG on June 08, 2015, 11:06:35 PM
Interesting (to me, at least) that Antenna TV is still adding affiliates in larger markets. Saw a Facebook post last week welcoming Cincinnati viewers, and that network's been around close to five years. When you look at it like that, I suppose a wait-and-see approach might not be a bad idea.

In Norfolk/Virginia Beach, our Fox affiliate has yet to add a subchannel, so I suppose that gives me hope. :-)
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: trainman on June 08, 2015, 11:30:40 PM
If they're going through that much effort, it seems highly unlikely that any pair of bunny ears will pick it up for me here.

You can use a site such as this one (http://antennaweb.org) and enter your address to see what it says.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: snowpeck on June 11, 2015, 10:10:22 PM
Ran across this by accident... if you're in the Los Angeles area and on Cox Cable, you'll be getting Buzzr on channel 820 starting July 1.

http://dailybreeze.kaango.com/ad-db-6-32-public-notice-to-provide-you-with-the-best-tv-viewing-experience-on-or-about-july-1-2015-cox-will/23822437
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: chad1m on June 12, 2015, 10:20:33 PM
Based on reports and comments I've seen, I don't understand why two weeks in, Match Game is still being run in reverse order in primetime. Like a Twitter user said, it's no fun to see Brett get sober throughout the week.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: parliboy on June 13, 2015, 02:02:05 AM
Based on reports and comments I've seen, I don't understand why two weeks in, Match Game is still being run in reverse order in primetime. Like a Twitter user said, it's no fun to see Brett get sober throughout the week.

But it's interesting to see Richard become less and less of a dick as the weeks continue.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: BillCullen1 on June 13, 2015, 10:16:26 AM
I did not see this on the last few pages of this thread. Did we ever find out what Monster Garage and Monster House are all about?
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: Matt Ottinger on June 13, 2015, 11:17:53 AM
I did not see this on the last few pages of this thread. Did we ever find out what Monster Garage and Monster House are all about?

If only there were some means of looking up stuff like that.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monster_Garage
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monster_House_(U.S._TV_series) (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monster_House_(U.S._TV_series))
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: gsfan85 on June 15, 2015, 09:59:45 PM
Based on reports and comments I've seen, I don't understand why two weeks in, Match Game is still being run in reverse order in primetime. Like a Twitter user said, it's no fun to see Brett get sober throughout the week.

Today's Primetime Buzz Match Game episodes were 1149 and 1150 (same order as they aired on Daytime Buzz), in that order, so it looks like they aren't airing in reverse order anymore.

Wonder if they'll just show all the same episodes they've shown over the next 2 weeks in the correct order.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: snowpeck on June 22, 2015, 09:21:40 PM
If you're in Lubbock, TX, according to RabbitEars.info, Buzzr is coming to KMYL sometime in the future. It doesn't say when.

http://www.rabbitears.info/search.php?request=network_search&network=Buzzr+TV
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: DJ !mpact on June 25, 2015, 05:43:11 PM
I don't know if this is too much of a "dream scenario" than a realistic option, depending on how much time/effort/cost Fremantle would put into this...but with the modern-day "morphing" of TV viewing options (on-demand services, subscription-based channels, streaming devices, etc.), why wouldn't Fremantle consider developing:

1) a streaming channel for well-known platforms...Roku, Apple TV, etc. (maybe even their website) - if it's "free" on OTA TV, why not deliver the same service via online-accessible platforms?  That would be a reasonable execution of a larger-scale rollout.

2) a subscription-based option for video-on-demand content, through the same above-mentioned platforms (possibly offer a live stream of the channel, and supplement subscribers with a VOD feature)

Certainly there's enough content to rotate VOD offerings / maybe offer options that are exclusive to VOD & broadcast completely different exclusive offerings through the regular live channel...it would allow subscribers to have a broader spectrum of live & VOD offerings, while allowing non-subscribers to enjoy the live channel programs (keeping in mind, program offerings would change over time)

The company itself certainly has the resources to do it.  Question is, would it even be considered (to any degree as mentioned above) or is it too "far-fetched"/felt it wouldn't be worth the effort?
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: chad1m on June 26, 2015, 06:54:26 PM
She also said they're planning some kind of stunt programming on the 4th of July that she's going to send out a press release on next week.
Cross-polinating from another thread, there's a promo up for the July 4th episodes from the publicity firm. It looks like that's why Password Plus is popping up in the Time Machine slot, because it has an Independence Day episode.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3TroEH1BNTk
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: doctorwho on June 27, 2015, 08:19:41 PM
Anyone with WOW! cable in the Chicagoland area (is there anybody else here with it?), take note that Buzzr has been added on Channel 132. 
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: jimlangefan on July 01, 2015, 12:28:53 PM
Don't know if it's happening with other affiliates rolling out in July, but Salt Lake City won't get Buzzr until near the end of July because of a delay of Fremantle's part with our local affiliate.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: Strikerz04 on July 01, 2015, 03:40:44 PM
Anyone with WOW! cable in the Chicagoland area (is there anybody else here with it?), take note that Buzzr has been added on Channel 132.

Did Concast manage to assign a channel number in Chicago? I couldn't find it this morning.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: snowpeck on July 01, 2015, 04:18:38 PM
Anyone with WOW! cable in the Chicagoland area (is there anybody else here with it?), take note that Buzzr has been added on Channel 132.

Did Concast manage to assign a channel number in Chicago? I couldn't find it this morning.
According to a post earlier in this thread, it's not being added until July 30th. (on channel 364.)
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: snowpeck on July 04, 2015, 02:37:30 AM
Looks like Buzzr has picked up another affiliate in Kansas City on KCKS 25.10.

http://www.rabbitears.info/search.php?request=network_search&network=Buzzr+TV
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: chris319 on July 04, 2015, 09:22:52 AM
Quote
Using the syndication model, a show would commonly sell to a broadcast group first, and use that announcement to rally other stations to pick up their show, eventually putting together enough of a collection of stations to make a go of it.

Are you talking about the first-run syndication model? That involves producing new shows with their associated costs. Used to be G-T could syndicate a show with just one sale to one station group. WOF and J! accomplish that very thing with just one sale to the ABC station group. Match Game PM was especially economical: six shows (one nighttime) with six panelists in one taping day. These all involve producing new shows.

The main expenses of BUZZR TV are AFTRA and DGA residuals,  music rights and satellite uplink facilities. No production costs, no prize budget, no technical facilities, no production staff, no salary for the packager and his team of executives, etc.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: tvmitch on July 04, 2015, 08:20:04 PM
Looks like Buzzr has picked up another affiliate in Kansas City on KCKS 25.10.

http://www.rabbitears.info/search.php?request=network_search&network=Buzzr+TV
I wouldn't mind having me a KCKS channel 25 in my market. What a neat use of bandwidth.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: snowpeck on July 15, 2015, 01:56:52 AM
Still no word of any major station group pickups, but Buzzr keeps adding teeny tiny stations to its lineup. KGPT in Wichita, KS (http://www.kgpt26.com/) is the latest. Is this normal for a diginet?
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: calliaume on July 15, 2015, 09:49:56 PM
Anyone with WOW! cable in the Chicagoland area (is there anybody else here with it?), take note that Buzzr has been added on Channel 132.
Sorry, I came into the discussion late.  I noticed this (and posted on Facebook) June 17.  Nice to have it available.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: jimlangefan on July 19, 2015, 07:05:46 PM
According to schedules on TV Titan, the Monster Buzz Block is out and has been replaced with mini marathons of the B&W shows.   It starts with three episodes of To Tell The Truth, followed by 3 episodes of What's My Line?, then 3 episodes of I've Got A Secret.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: splinkynip on July 21, 2015, 09:42:53 AM
Buzzr is now airing on Cablevision channel 95, at least here in Central NJ.

Anyone getting a listing from them with episode #'s that they are airing for the week, like GSN does?
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: BillCullen1 on July 21, 2015, 12:32:25 PM
Buzzr is now airing on Cablevision channel 95, at least here in Central NJ.

Anyone getting a listing from them with episode #'s that they are airing for the week, like GSN does?

And I'm in NYC with Time Warner Cable. So close and yet so far.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: mmm111 on July 21, 2015, 06:14:41 PM
Buzzr now available on Charter Cable channel 188 in Fairfield County CT (for the small number of us not on Cablevision)
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: sotcfan2004 on July 21, 2015, 07:21:52 PM
For those in San Francisco, BUZZR has been added to Comcast channel 169.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: chad1m on July 24, 2015, 11:36:13 PM
BUZZR's 23rd affiliate, according to RabbitEars: WROB in Wichita, another small independent station.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: SRIV94 on July 30, 2015, 08:47:13 AM
As promised, Comcast did indeed add BUZZR earlier this morning in Chicago.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: TraderRob on July 30, 2015, 12:31:20 PM

As promised, Comcast did indeed add BUZZR earlier this morning in Chicago.

That just doubled Buzzr's audience :-)
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: SRIV94 on July 30, 2015, 12:41:43 PM

As promised, Comcast did indeed add BUZZR earlier this morning in Chicago.

That just doubled Buzzr's audience :-)

You mean from two people to four people?  :)
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: SRIV94 on August 01, 2015, 02:01:14 AM
She also said they're planning some kind of stunt programming on the 4th of July that she's going to send out a press release on next week.
Cross-polinating from another thread, there's a promo up for the July 4th episodes from the publicity firm. It looks like that's why Password Plus is popping up in the Time Machine slot, because it has an Independence Day episode.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3TroEH1BNTk

So it's not six hours of John Davidson running tomorrow night?

/Have I mentioned he's a mean hugger?

So, do we know what's actually airing in the slot tomorrow?
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: clemon79 on August 01, 2015, 03:22:56 AM
/Have I mentioned he's a mean hugger?

(http://i2.wp.com/superluchas.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/bayley.png?fit=667%2C9999)

"Challenge accepted!"
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: cyclone45 on August 01, 2015, 05:51:14 PM
Again, I don't normally post in here but CABLEVISION GOT BUZZR!!! Channel 95 here in ny!!
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: BillCullen1 on August 01, 2015, 11:28:42 PM
Again, I don't normally post in here but CABLEVISION GOT BUZZR!!! Channel 95 here in ny!!

Curse you, Time Warner Cable.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: parliboy on August 02, 2015, 02:48:03 AM
Again, I don't normally post in here but CABLEVISION GOT BUZZR!!! Channel 95 here in ny!!

If you have to state more than once that you don't normally post in here, that means you normally post in here.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: chad1m on August 03, 2015, 08:55:14 PM
Independent Albany station WYBN says they will start broadcasting Buzzr by Labor Day.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: MSTieScott on August 11, 2015, 01:17:01 PM
Tell me if this is too nitpicky or if it's a legitimate gripe.

During the second-to-last act of every show, Buzzr pops in a little graphic in the corner of the screen telling the viewers what show is next. That's fine, but it's timed to occur about a minute or so before the commercial break, which winds up being pretty much exactly the amount of time needed for the current gameplay action to conclude and the host to throw to commercial.

In other words, when that graphic pops up, the round is about to end. Which doesn't mean much on, say, Let's Make a Deal, but I've noticed that on Press Your Luck, without fail, that graphic signifies that the last spin is about to occur (i.e., the contestant in control won't hit "+ one spin" to prolong the game). When I was watching an episode of Super Password, when that graphic popped up, the team in control of the word solved the puzzle on that turn.

Once, the graphic appeared during a playing of the Money Cards when the contestant still had four cards to go. Sure enough, he busted on the very next card.

I would suggest changing the timing of that graphic to be either a couple of minutes before the commercial break or immediately before the commercial break. The timing as it stands right now keeps giving away the end of the game.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: colonial on August 11, 2015, 01:28:50 PM
For those in Atlanta, Buzzr was added over the weekend on Comcast digital channel 234.  Several digital channels were added to the tier, including Cozi, Grit and Decades.


JD
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: Kniwt on August 11, 2015, 01:54:21 PM
The timing as it stands right now keeps giving away the end of the game.

Not to disagree with you one bit, but this is exactly the type of thing we dealt with way back when we watched these original broadcasts 30-50 years ago: The network would flash a little white square in the corner of the screen to alert affiliates to the upcoming break. (I seem to remember that this was more prevalent in the late 60s and into the 70s than in the 80s.)
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: trainman on August 11, 2015, 10:50:13 PM
During the second-to-last act of every show, Buzzr pops in a little graphic in the corner of the screen telling the viewers what show is next. That's fine, but it's timed to occur about a minute or so before the commercial break, which winds up being pretty much exactly the amount of time needed for the current gameplay action to conclude and the host to throw to commercial.

Way back when USA Network started putting a logo bug at the bottom of the screen, they only had it up for about 30 seconds going into and coming out of each commercial break.

That meant that, for example, you'd know whether or not the trailing team on "$25,000 Pyramid" was about to successfully force a tiebreaker.

The more things change, the more things they stay the same.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: chad1m on August 14, 2015, 05:36:46 PM
The Buzzr Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/BUZZRplay/photos/a.1603821899834599.1073741828.1594990200717769/1627103264173129/?type=1&theater) has put up an image promoting something called "Lost & Found" coming next month.
(http://s16.postimg.org/4y7otzj1h/11875211_1627103264173129_1221927888740495781_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: Matt Ottinger on August 14, 2015, 05:43:28 PM
Oh golly, THAT'S intriguing!  Still, they'd have to go a long way to "find" something that would be totally new to our people.  Here's hoping, though!
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: aaron sica on August 14, 2015, 05:49:03 PM
Maybe it's an interesting way of saying that they've "found" more new-to-Buzzr episodes. They'll unleash another new week's worth of shows. ;)
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: jimlangefan on August 14, 2015, 05:50:03 PM
Oh golly, THAT'S intriguing!  Still, they'd have to go a long way to "find" something that would be totally new to our people.  Here's hoping, though!

Cory Anotado mentioned in another thread that they are allegedly still in the soft launch phase and would be doing a bigger PR push this fall.  Maybe this photo is alluding to that?
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: snowpeck on August 14, 2015, 05:53:00 PM
Oh golly, THAT'S intriguing!  Still, they'd have to go a long way to "find" something that would be totally new to our people.  Here's hoping, though!
My press contact said she couldn't release anything yet but would let me know when she could.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: arrowood20 on August 14, 2015, 07:00:13 PM
I seem to remember GSN used to do something with "lost episodes" of things like "To Tell the Truth" and "I've Got a Secret" around 1995 or 1996. Maybe Buzzr will be doing something similar, or airing episodes that GSN never aired. As mentioned earlier, I don't see any really rare stuff coming, unless there are episodes of "Mindreaders" or "Snap Judgment" that were found somewhere after all these years.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: Dan88 on August 14, 2015, 07:42:18 PM
The only things that come to my mind are the short-lived Goodson shows (Mindreaders, Number Please, What's Going On?, etc.) or, possibly, unsold pilots. They could use this to air the pilots of shows they've already got on the schedule, too.

I seem to remember GSN used to do something with "lost episodes" of things like "To Tell the Truth" and "I've Got a Secret" around 1995 or 1996.
That was "The Lost Episodes", a Friday-night block in 1997 that aired cigarette-sponsored episodes of various B&W Goodson shows, most notably Two for the Money and (for the only time on the network) Judge for Yourself. Only lasted seven weeks before the "Dark Period" kicked in.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: CJBojangles on August 15, 2015, 09:52:35 PM
In other words, when that graphic pops up, the round is about to end.

Admittedly I hadn't noticed this, but now that I do, I can't unsee it. Thanks a lot, Scott! :P
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: jimlangefan on August 19, 2015, 03:23:35 AM
Here's a commercial that started airing this week explaining what Buzzr Lost & Found is.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jOFUU6A49tU
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: snowpeck on August 19, 2015, 03:30:24 AM
Here's a commercial that started airing this week explaining what Buzzr Lost & Found is.
Ooh, rare/short lived shows and unaired pilots. Neato!
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: Dan88 on August 19, 2015, 03:50:30 AM
Holy crap. Not just unaired pilots, but unsold ones too! Star Words, Body Talk, TKO, and something I've never heard of called Take Your Choice (hosted by Fred Allen, I think).

Random, but I thought it interesting: the "Door #4" shown at the start of the promo is in the early-1970s style.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: gamed121683 on August 19, 2015, 07:19:26 AM
Holy crap. Not just unaired pilots, but unsold ones too! Star Words, Body Talk, TKO, and something I've never heard of called Take Your Choice (hosted by Fred Allen, I think).

Random, but I thought it interesting: the "Door #4" shown at the start of the promo is in the early-1970s style.

Something tells me this should make up for all the complaining of the consistent reruns. As for "Door #4", I'm sure that was a Photoshop job to keep with the "Bizzaro World" theme of the promo. Still, it did its job of catching your eye, no?
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: Matt Ottinger on August 19, 2015, 08:18:19 AM
Exactly what I hoped for but couldn't let myself believe.  Hopefully some good collector type will record these for those of us who are Buzzrless.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: chad1m on August 19, 2015, 02:13:55 PM
Buzzr has put the promo up on their Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/BUZZRplay/videos/1628257620724360/). A couple of minor differences - Now You See It's mention is replaced by pilot On a Roll and a different TKO clip is used.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: BillCullen1 on August 19, 2015, 02:16:52 PM
Holy crap. Not just unaired pilots, but unsold ones too! Star Words, Body Talk, TKO, and something I've never heard of called Take Your Choice (hosted by Fred Allen, I think). 

As Geoff Edwards would have said, "Right you are."
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: BrandonFG on August 19, 2015, 04:49:03 PM
This sounds pretty awesome. Crossing my fingers that I can get Buzzr before the beginning of next month!
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: Ian Wallis on August 19, 2015, 05:12:04 PM
Exactly what I hoped for but couldn't let myself believe.  Hopefully some good collector type will record these for those of us who are Buzzrless.

I'll second that!
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: arrowood20 on August 19, 2015, 10:56:23 PM
I think they are all pilots. Aside from the unsold shows, the ones that went to TV all look like they are from pilots. Both "Match Game" clips are pilots, as was LMAD. Also, look closely at the "Double Dare" clip. There was never a time the isolation booths didn't have the red and green designs on their back walls on the actual series. I've seen snippets of the "Now You See It" pilot, and the game board stayed the same into the series, so that may also be from the pilot. Fremantle certainly has a number of pilots to choose from, so hopefully this will last a while.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: Dan88 on August 19, 2015, 11:40:35 PM
Huh. Good eye on that Double Dare clip, didn't realize that.

Fremantle certainly has a number of pilots to choose from,
Oh, definitely. Genuinely curious as to how Fremantle's gonna go about this.

so hopefully this will last a while.
QFT.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: gamed121683 on August 20, 2015, 06:46:17 PM
...Fremantle certainly has a number of pilots to choose from, so hopefully this will last a while.

Well, it should last for at least a week.

https://twitter.com/BUZZRplay/status/634494970783793155
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: jimlangefan on August 20, 2015, 07:29:36 PM
...Fremantle certainly has a number of pilots to choose from, so hopefully this will last a while.

Well, it should last for at least a week.

https://twitter.com/BUZZRplay/status/634494970783793155

According to a reply to a comment Buzzr made on Facebook, the pilots are for one week only.  So maybe they'll concentrate on different things each week?
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: snowpeck on August 21, 2015, 04:00:19 PM
Full press release is coming today or Monday, but for now Variety has an article up.

http://variety.com/2015/tv/news/buzzr-sets-programming-block-of-failed-game-show-pilots-1201572773/

Expect unsold pilots from Body Talk, On A Roll, TKO, Star Words and a "1992 format" of Family Feud (?)

Sold pilots will include Match Game, Body Language, Beat the Clock, Child's Play and Let's Make a Deal. There will likely be others.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: CJBojangles on August 21, 2015, 05:49:11 PM
a "1992 format" of Family Feud (?)

It never occurred to me that they'd do a pilot for Feud with the inclusion of the Bullseye game, but I suppose anything's possible.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: The Pyramids on August 21, 2015, 07:05:10 PM
Or it could be an hour 'Family Feud Challenge' pilot.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: JasonA1 on August 21, 2015, 07:47:05 PM
It never occurred to me that they'd do a pilot for Feud with the inclusion of the Bullseye game, but I suppose anything's possible.

That would be my best guess. Several of us will recall the mid-run pilot for the Break the Bank '76 rule change. I was excited once to find pilots for Jack Narz Now You See It, only to find they were three shows produced in the middle of the run to test the straddling format before it debuted on the air. It's been a bit since I've seen them, but they only messed around with the format slightly from episode to episode, reintroducing the written "bonus answer" in a few forms. Given how we can't even get a pilot for a regular series these days, it's hard to imagine. But at the time, I think it was pretty smart to use the already existing infrastructure to see if a new idea actually timed out in true-to-air conditions.

Given that, I wouldn't be surprised with Family Feud if we saw something similar-yet-different to what we got on the air. Perhaps they played Bullseye like they did at Opryland, and we'll finally see why they installed the 4-digit bank display? :) It wouldn't be that wild, seeing as how unused displays made their way on the sets of Password Plus and Blockbusters, albeit covered up.

-Jason
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: Clay Zambo on August 22, 2015, 02:16:39 PM
Exactly what I hoped for but couldn't let myself believe.  Hopefully some good collector type will record these for those of us who are Buzzrless.

+1
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: mmb5 on August 22, 2015, 07:46:38 PM
I was excited once to find pilots for Jack Narz Now You See It, only to find they were three shows produced in the middle of the run to test the straddling format before it debuted on the air.

One of the NYSI promos out there must have a shot of the pilot, because there are six contestants.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: Dan88 on August 22, 2015, 07:55:19 PM
One of the NYSI promos out there must have a shot of the pilot, because there are six contestants.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P8mjwRP2j74

The pilot was taped in October 1973, if the Television City website is any indication.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: gamed121683 on August 23, 2015, 04:01:42 PM
I wonder what pilot is pictured here.

https://mobile.twitter.com/BUZZRplay/status/635528882783809536
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: snowpeck on August 23, 2015, 05:05:09 PM
I wonder what pilot is pictured here.

https://mobile.twitter.com/BUZZRplay/status/635528882783809536
The host looks like Sonny Fox, so my guess would be Play for Keeps (http://www.usgameshows.net/x.php?show=PlayForKeeps).
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: chad1m on September 30, 2015, 09:31:17 PM
Buzzr's full website has launched. Each show on the schedule has its own page with information on the show and the host. Some shows have a set of featured clips as well. The schedule is more in-depth now, with airing years or dates and special notes for certain episodes. They have subsection dedicated to the Buzzr YouTube games as well.

http://buzzrplay.com/
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: Pyramid20000 on October 01, 2015, 11:34:45 PM
Buzzr has now launched in PHX  AZ Effective today
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: Thunder on October 02, 2015, 12:13:43 AM
Buzzr's full website has launched. Each show on the schedule has its own page with information on the show and the host. Some shows have a set of featured clips as well. The schedule is more in-depth now, with airing years or dates and special notes for certain episodes. They have subsection dedicated to the Buzzr YouTube games as well.

http://buzzrplay.com/

Whoever designed that website needs to understand that taking a 240 X 240 photo like this...

(http://i.imgur.com/est0nmQ.jpg)

...and stretching it out to weird 498 X 451 dimensions makes it look like this...

(http://i.imgur.com/uyfz4iT.jpg)

That's just sloppy and bad website design.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: Thunder on October 02, 2015, 12:19:03 AM
And saying that Alex Trebek hosted Card Sharks from 1980-1986 & 1990 shows me that nobody at Buzzr knows how to factcheck. (http://buzzrplay.com/show/vintage/card-sharks)
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: Sodboy13 on October 02, 2015, 12:56:45 AM
Buzzr's been running little teases about upcoming shows, with a couple of random facts about each. The one I just saw for Tattletales included, "This show changed its format after 30 days," and the voiceover explains, "Producers felt the show wasn't working, so the changed the format to the one we all know and love." Problem is, isn't the block of episodes Buzzr's been airing on loop from that first 30 days?
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: PYLdude on October 02, 2015, 01:53:35 AM
Buzzr has now launched in PHX  AZ Effective today

Our long national nightmare is over.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: CJBojangles on October 02, 2015, 09:48:16 AM
I find it amusing they used a picture of Convy from TattleTales for the Super Password link and a picture of him from Super Password for the TattleTales link.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: MSTieScott on October 02, 2015, 01:18:23 PM
I think most of us assumed that the reason Buzzr wasn't airing two episodes per day of shows like Blockbusters and Child's Play was because if they did, they would reach the end of the series too quickly. But we're stuck in what seems like a perpetual rerun cycle, so...?

Buzzr's been running little teases about upcoming shows, with a couple of random facts about each. The one I just saw for Tattletales included, "This show changed its format after 30 days," and the voiceover explains, "Producers felt the show wasn't working, so the changed the format to the one we all know and love."

They've run that promo since nearly the beginning -- so I counted 30 episodes from the premiere and tuned in that day, curious whether the show would make a big deal about the format change. The Buzzr airings have since gone well past 30 episodes without a format change.

Those little trivia promos aren't always the most accurate -- one of the Super Password promos implies that Super Password was the first version of Password ever to allow opposites as clues.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: Matt Ottinger on October 02, 2015, 02:44:43 PM
These niggling little accuracy issues probably don't matter to the average promo viewer, but they're disappointing nonetheless because I think we all expected better from the Buzzr people.  They are the keepers of the biggest archive of classic game shows that there is, so you'd like to think that they'd keep somebody on staff who really knows that history and could look out for errors.  It wouldn't even have to be that person's full-time job, just somebody who knows.  Sort of what David Schwartz does at GSN.

Overall, I think they're doing a pretty good job of keeping the fans engaged, with original airdates and the fact that they're even running trivia-oriented promos at all.  And oh my goodness, that pilots week!  I wish I understood why they're constantly rerunning a relatively small number of episodes -- I really think there's something we don't know at work there.  But this far in, I was really hoping for more, even from a tiny operation like this.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: gamed121683 on October 05, 2015, 10:52:01 AM
Did you know that Fremantle owns Wordplay (and something about a Sunday Night "You Pick It, We Play It" schedule change/promotion).

http://www.tvinsider.com/article/44819/buzzr-asks-game-show-fans-to-program-its-sunday-night-with-retro-episodes/
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: Jimmy Owen on October 05, 2015, 01:53:40 PM
Did you know that Fremantle owns Wordplay (and something about a Sunday Night "You Pick It, We Play It" schedule change/promotion).

http://www.tvinsider.com/article/44819/buzzr-asks-game-show-fans-to-program-its-sunday-night-with-retro-episodes/

Being a Syd Vinneage production, it's not surprising.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: gamed121683 on October 05, 2015, 02:21:11 PM
Did you know that Fremantle owns Wordplay (and something about a Sunday Night "You Pick It, We Play It" schedule change/promotion).

http://www.tvinsider.com/article/44819/buzzr-asks-game-show-fans-to-program-its-sunday-night-with-retro-episodes/

Being a Syd Vinneage production, it's not surprising.

Yeah, for some reason I thought it was by Warner Bros. You learn something new every day, I guess.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: TimK2003 on October 05, 2015, 06:07:18 PM

Yeah, for some reason I thought it was by Warner Bros. You learn something new every day, I guess.


Close...It was Scotti Brothers....another record label around in the 80s.


Considering Wordplay has yet to be seen anywhere since 1987-88, that would be my first choice.

Also of note, even if you don't currently get Buzzr, it may be worth your time & effort to vote and to enter the Sweepstakes...  Based on the number of survey questions you need to answer to enter, they may be looking to see what area(s) of the country are wanting the channel, but don't have it yet. 

They might use the survey data to help convince more stations to sign on, since rerunning a few weeks of the same episodes five or six times in a row does not seem to be doing the trick.  But then again, they are rerunning a few weeks of the same episodes five or six times in a row, so using research data may not have crossed their minds yet.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: MSTieScott on October 05, 2015, 07:50:37 PM
For all the criticism we have leveled toward Buzzr, it occurs to me that there's only one title on that list that made me say, "Yes, of course, why isn't that show on the schedule already?" and no other titles come to mind which should be on that list. (Well, with the one obvious exception. But I have to assume that if Buzzr could get permission to air that, they'd be doing it already.)

On the other hand, I tried to vote for a show (without entering the sweepstakes), and the site won't let me do it without being logged into Facebook.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: dheine1971 on October 26, 2015, 08:21:04 AM
Even with RERUN ABUSE and BUZZR not making a profit or something like that, I hope the BUZZR channel doesn't go on LIFE SUPPORT or something like that to cause its demise before 2015 is over or even next month.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: clemon79 on October 26, 2015, 12:09:35 PM
Even with RERUN ABUSE and BUZZR not making a profit or something like that, I hope the BUZZR channel doesn't go on LIFE SUPPORT or something like that to cause its demise before 2015 is over or even next month.

I understand they have secured a major sponsorship with Pop Tarts, with the stipulation that they only run ads produced in the early '90s. So you're fine.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: jimlangefan on October 29, 2015, 02:04:32 PM
According to the online schedule, The B & W Shows will get a daily daytime repeat starting November 2nd airing from 12 PM to 2 PM EST.  This will replace the afternoon repeat, repeat (yes I know said that twice lol) airings of Child's Play, Body Language, Blockbusters, and Card Sharks.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: Jimmy Owen on October 29, 2015, 03:07:18 PM
......"oh but I don't like Black & White"
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: SRIV94 on October 29, 2015, 11:26:39 PM
According to the online schedule, The B & W Shows will get a daily daytime repeat starting November 2nd airing from 12 PM to 2 PM EST.  This will replace the afternoon repeat, repeat (yes I know said that twice lol) airings of Child's Play, Body Language, Blockbusters, and Card Sharks.

It's actually 12 - 2 CT (1 - 3 ET).  (Believe the schedule on the website automatically adjusts to your time zone.)

And that's too bad--not that I don't like the B&W stuff but I kinda liked being able to watch BL in the morning and seeing if I wanted to record the reair.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: MSTieScott on October 30, 2015, 01:44:02 PM
I also am a little disappointed, because I like "Blockbusters" but I don't like being awake at 6:00 in the morning.

As of right now, the schedule says that starting next week, the two hours of "Press Your Luck" will consist of different episodes (although the second hour then shows up in the first hour of the following day, so only one time slot needs to be followed to see a continuous run). However, they're jumping back to the first episode again.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: snowpeck on October 31, 2015, 08:06:09 PM
According to the online schedule, The B & W Shows will get a daily daytime repeat starting November 2nd airing from 2 PM to 4 PM EST.  This will replace the afternoon repeat, repeat (yes I know said that twice lol) airings of Child's Play, Body Language, Blockbusters, and Card Sharks.
The promos for the block are calling it "Black and White Coffee Break" with a female announcer urging viewers to take a break from laundry and housework to tune in.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: chad1m on October 31, 2015, 08:48:27 PM
I'm assuming there's nothing on tonight for Halloween? Their social media has been posting pictures and videos from Combs' Feud Halloween episodes but they never announced they were airing anything.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: snowpeck on October 31, 2015, 11:01:20 PM
I asked my PR contact a couple weeks ago and she said Buzzr had no Halloween plans. The only thing they ran tonight was the Halloween 1984 episode of Super Password. Everything else was regular episodes... the three B&W shows and a random Tattletales.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: Sodboy13 on December 02, 2015, 01:35:09 AM
Buzzr ran a block of $oTC in the "Time Machine" block Saturday night, presumably in tribute to Jim Perry. It was just a handful of the syndie eps they've already shown on Sunday nights.

Also, I've started watching these 1983 PYL episodes, and it's a bit odd to see the show before it hit the stride I remember. The staging, the contestants, the question writing - it's all really rough around the edges.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: jimlangefan on December 02, 2015, 11:09:23 AM
Buzzr ran a block of $oTC in the "Time Machine" block Saturday night, presumably in tribute to Jim Perry. It was just a handful of the syndie eps they've already shown on Sunday nights.

BTW if you watched or recorded it for later viewing, they did show syndie episode #8 which they had previously skipped on the regular Sunday Night airing.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: SwohS Emag on December 02, 2015, 11:30:07 AM
Buzzr ran a block of $oTC in the "Time Machine" block Saturday night, presumably in tribute to Jim Perry. It was just a handful of the syndie eps they've already shown on Sunday nights.

BTW if you watched or recorded it for later viewing, they did show syndie episode #8 which they had previously skipped on the regular Sunday Night airing.

Does this mean that next up on the Sunday night rotation is episodes #16 and #17, presuming they continue chronologically?  I believe GSN skipped #16 during its recent rerun cycles.

I have been tracking BtC, which will be airing #14 and #15 this week*, and Double Dare, which will be airing #15 and #16*.

*Presuming that there are no skips, repeats, etc.

Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: jimlangefan on December 02, 2015, 04:23:35 PM
Yes they will air #16 & #17 of Sale this Sunday night.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: Allstar87 on December 02, 2015, 07:46:30 PM
Right now the Buzzr schedule says the first two are rerunning this Sunday.

Hopefully it's just a mistake.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: jimlangefan on December 02, 2015, 08:18:41 PM
Right now the Buzzr schedule says the first two are rerunning this Sunday.

Hopefully it's just a mistake.

Of course they would, just as they start John Goss' run.  Also, assuming they repeat the rest of the night as well, they would cut back to the beginning of Double Dare in the middle of Alan Lusher's run.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: Sonic Whammy on December 04, 2015, 12:59:44 AM
Yeah, wait, I watched that Sale marathon last weekend, and they skipped #8 then, too. They showed 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 9.

Did something happen to that #8 we don't know about?
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: Thunder on December 04, 2015, 02:49:55 AM
The Latex Incident.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: jimlangefan on December 04, 2015, 04:07:13 PM
Buzzr has begun to drop hints at what they have in store for the holidays.  They are advertising a White Christmas with a silhouetted picture of Betty White.  I'm thinking either a Betty White hosted marathon like GSN's 12 Games of Christmas marathon or a marathon of shows featuring Betty White.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: SwohS Emag on December 04, 2015, 06:28:28 PM
Zap2It is showing the primetime schedule for the week of 12/14 is 2x Match Game and then 3x TTTT.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: The Pyramids on December 04, 2015, 07:29:03 PM
Is Ray Combs 'Feud' on the network? What Dawson shows have they been playing? I do not get the channel.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: Dan88 on December 04, 2015, 07:33:47 PM
Is Ray Combs 'Feud' on the network?
Not yet, although Buzzr did air some episodes as part of their "Lost and Found" week back in September: a 1992 pilot for Family Feud Challenge (with a much different format than the series), the first half-hour of a '92 Challenge episode featuring soap stars, and a syndicated "Celebrity Impersonators" episode from early 1993.

What Dawson shows have they been playing?
From what I can tell, episodes from early February to about early May 1980.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: narzo on December 04, 2015, 11:00:43 PM
just a "what if?" I want to toss out.  What if GSN is responsible for Buzzr only having access to such a small number of shows?

Fact:  GSN has had a contract leasing (I guess is the word) shows from Fremantle for a number of years.

Fact:  Buzzr is a competitior to GSN.

What if GSN said to Fremantle, "hey, we don't like this.  Even though we don't use much of your library, who has more viewers?  Who has been a long time customer?  Who has contractual exclusivity (which is a possibility) to your episodes anyway?  Look, let this little channel start up, but only lease them 50 episodes or else we sue you for breach of contract."

Fact (I guess): Buzzr is frustrated over their lack of access to the free mantle episodes, this is the only scenario I can see making sense. 
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: The Pyramids on December 04, 2015, 11:01:40 PM
Thanks Dan. I think 1980 Dawson was what was on GSN in 2007-08, the final period the network had the entire series.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: xavier45 on December 04, 2015, 11:49:18 PM
Thanks Dan. I think 1980 Dawson was what was on GSN in 2007-08, the final period the network had the entire series.
During that period, they were airing episodes from 1983-1984. They then went back to 1980 in 2009, the year they started leasing certain years of shows.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: Sodboy13 on December 05, 2015, 01:01:58 AM
I thought GSN's deal with Fremantle ended right around the time Buzzr was launching, but I can't remember the specifics of the situation. I may be mistaken.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: ivoryman1986 on December 05, 2015, 01:25:49 AM
The leasing deal with Fremantle ended around 2009 for GSN, but the next year, they went to a 200 or 400 episode lease on each of the remaining shows GSN had on their schedule, later went to 50-100 episode leases in order to make room for new "old" show leases to come in and that would lead to Fremantle working on a project of launching a new game show channel of its own.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: TimK2003 on December 05, 2015, 02:04:40 AM
just a "what if?" I want to toss out.  What if GSN is responsible for Buzzr only having access to such a small number of shows?

Fact:  GSN has had a contract leasing (I guess is the word) shows from Fremantle for a number of years.

Fact:  Buzzr is a competitior to GSN.

What if GSN said to Fremantle, "hey, we don't like this.  Even though we don't use much of your library, who has more viewers?  Who has been a long time customer?  Who has contractual exclusivity (which is a possibility) to your episodes anyway?  Look, let this little channel start up, but only lease them 50 episodes or else we sue you for breach of contract."

Fact (I guess): Buzzr is frustrated over their lack of access to the free mantle episodes, this is the only scenario I can see making sense.

Buzzr and GSN are not in any true competition:  Buzzr is an over-the-air diginet that is not found on a lot of cable or satellite systems.  GSN is a cable-only network that cannot be picked up by rabbit ears over the air.

Perhaps if and when Buzzr gets picked up by DirecTV and Dish and/or when most neighborhood cable systems carry the local Buzzr affiliate (if a local market would even get a local Buzzr affiliate) would there be possible competition. 

At that point, I would think GSN would drop all of their Fremantle leases and increase the amount of their own GSN product, past and present, and ratchet up airing the libraries of Bob Stewart, Barry & Enright, Barris and other shows that are owned by Columbia Tri-Star/Sony.  Any leasing costs would likely be less that what they are paying Fremantle now.

Fremantle can do whatever they want with their shows, and if they want to have a specific series seen across 2 or more different OTA/Cable networks simultaneously, that's their prerogative (see: Feud, Harvey).
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: aaron sica on December 05, 2015, 09:38:57 AM

ratchet up airing the libraries of Bob Stewart, Barry & Enright, Barris and other shows that are owned by Columbia Tri-Star/Sony. 

As awesome as this would be, I can't see it happening. The days of other shows airing from those libraries are long gone...
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: gamed121683 on December 05, 2015, 10:11:20 AM

ratchet up airing the libraries of Bob Stewart, Barry & Enright, Barris and other shows that are owned by Columbia Tri-Star/Sony. 

As awesome as this would be, I can't see it happening. The days of other shows airing from those libraries are long gone...

Funny to see how the so-called "Dark Period" of '97-'98 gets "brighter" as the years pass.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: Dan88 on December 05, 2015, 01:45:14 PM
At that point, I would think GSN would [...] increase the amount of their own GSN product, past and present, and ratchet up airing the libraries of Bob Stewart, Barry & Enright, Barris and other shows that are owned by Columbia Tri-Star/Sony.
Or the Merv Griffin ones, for that matter.

Thanks Dan.
Sure thing. :)
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: Sodboy13 on December 07, 2015, 12:00:49 AM
And it was back to episode 1 of syndie $ale tonight. You voted! You wanted to see it! You'll get 14 of the first 15 episodes of the series on continuous loop!

I don't get what's going on with Buzzr in the least.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: PYLdude on December 07, 2015, 12:06:04 AM
And it was back to episode 1 of syndie $ale tonight. You voted! You wanted to see it! You'll get 14 of the first 15 episodes of the series on continuous loop!

I don't get what's going on with Buzzr in the least.

Perhaps they think we all have short attention spans.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: clemon79 on December 07, 2015, 02:06:25 AM
Perhaps they think we all have short attention spans.

They're a digital subchannel. 99% of the viewers DO have short attention spans.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: PYLdude on December 07, 2015, 04:29:03 AM
Perhaps they think we all have short attention spans.

They're a digital subchannel. 99% of the viewers DO have short attention spans.

True.

I'm just wondering at this point how much longer they plan on going through the motions like they seem to be. I don't like the term rerun abuse, but you gotta call it something.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: clemon79 on December 07, 2015, 12:07:15 PM
I'm just wondering at this point how much longer they plan on going through the motions like they seem to be.

They're a digital subchannel. They are the 7-Eleven's of broadcasting. They are all ABOUT going through the motions. They fill bandwidth as cheaply as possible. That's what they do.

This is why I keep shaking my head every time I see another indignant post. Frankly, I'm surprised they have done what special projects they have.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: MSTieScott on December 07, 2015, 05:07:09 PM
Frankly, I'm surprised they have done what special projects they have.

But that's also why the short loop of episodes is so confusing. In addition to things like Buzzr Casino, the channel is still creating new promos for its regular programming, which they wouldn't do if they were concerned only with operating as inexpensively as possible. But they're paying people to generate new content, so why can't they show more than 80 episodes of any given series?

Perhaps the analogy should be Taco Bell, since they're trying to make as many things as they can out of the same few ingredients?
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: Dan88 on December 07, 2015, 05:30:23 PM
This was discussed (http://www.golden-road.net/index.php/topic,25476.msg438090.html#msg438090) and explained over at Golden-Road earlier today. The reason for the short loops is because of the costs of digitizing the tapes, and Buzzr needs to see more of a profit in order to get more episodes digitized and hence on the air.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: gsfan85 on December 07, 2015, 06:54:33 PM
Did Double Dare and Beat the Clock also start from the beginning?
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: jimlangefan on December 07, 2015, 08:22:50 PM
This was discussed (http://www.golden-road.net/index.php/topic,25476.msg438090.html#msg438090) and explained over at Golden-Road earlier today. The reason for the short loops is because of the costs of digitizing the tapes, and Buzzr needs to see more of a profit in order to get more episodes digitized and hence on the air.

If the cost of digitzing tapes is the issue(not saying it isn't true mind you), then for some shows what is preventing new episodes?  Card Sharks & Match Game are currently airing on GSN and Sale was just taken off last year.  Those shows should already be digitized ready for Buzzr to air them, if possible.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: jage on December 07, 2015, 09:26:38 PM
If I were them, which I'm not, and if budgets are tight for digitizing, I'd focus on 4-6 hours max of programming per day and then repeat it. At least there you'd have a few hours of steady new content each day. Plus once you're several weeks in, you can play the first weeks of shows in a different time slot while trudging ahead with new shows. It's an interesting challenge. For a sitcom, you have maybe 100-200 shows and you're done. No complaints about rerun abuse there because there's only so many shows to rerun.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: clemon79 on December 07, 2015, 09:35:28 PM
Those shows should already be digitized ready for Buzzr to air them, if possible.

Why would GSN let Buzzr use those tapes?
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: jjman920 on December 07, 2015, 10:14:19 PM
If the cost of digitzing tapes is the issue(not saying it isn't true mind you), then for some shows what is preventing new episodes?  Card Sharks & Match Game are currently airing on GSN and Sale was just taken off last year.  Those shows should already be digitized ready for Buzzr to air them, if possible.
My thinking here is one of two things (or both I suppose):
1. GSN owns the tapes. Yes, it is not their content, but since they/Sony most likely paid for the cost of transferring the originals to Digibeta, or whatever the current format is, the copies belong to them. The copies just don't go into a public "if you want them, you can use them" area. They hold on to them and when they want to air them, they must pay Fremantle to do so.

2. GSN uses a different format than Fremantle. Meaning that Fremantle would perhaps have to start conversion almost practically from scratch. That takes time and money that clearly Fremantle isn't willing to invest in this upstart.

I think this is a case of people being spoiled. Compared to Buzzr, Decades has had quite the contrasting startup. I don't know what kind of ad revenue they're pulling in, but CBS did a pretty good job of recruiting (I'm not sure how many more O&Os CBS has compared to FOX), and having content ready to go. It's quite the undertaking to produce a new program looking back on history for five days every week with presumably no breaks at all. And they still have more episodes to produce after their first year, since they don't do weekends. They had a pretty good start and continue to do so.

I know there are probably a few differing logistics between the start up of Buzzr and the startup of Decades, but if one giant television conglomerate can get a somewhat niche subchannel up and running, why can't another?
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: snowpeck on December 07, 2015, 10:44:20 PM
My thinking is we're not going to see any major changes in Buzzr's programming until they get at least one or two more of the major station groups on board. Right now they only have the Fox O&Os and an eclectic bunch of smaller stations, mostly owned by mom and pop operations. And almost six months in to the channel's life, that isn't a good number. Part of the reason is how crowded the subchannel marketplace is getting. You have to wonder how much more growth it can withstand.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: Thunder on December 08, 2015, 12:49:35 AM
If I'm a independent station owner, do I pay Buzzr to run their channel on my .4 subchannel? Do they pay me? Is it bartered where I pay nothing and I get X number of minutes for my local commercials every hour?
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: Marc412 on December 08, 2015, 01:01:39 AM
Did Double Dare and Beat the Clock also start from the beginning?
Yes.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: Sodboy13 on December 08, 2015, 01:09:09 AM
The "we have to digitize our own copies" issue is one I never would have considered. That said, I watched Family Feud tonight, and in addition to the video seeming second-generation in quality, the intro really felt like it had been given the GSN speed-up treatment.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: thomas_meighan on December 08, 2015, 01:31:43 AM
My understanding is that the G-T masters were transferred to (what was then) a modern format at TV City around 1994, and that one of the copies made for each program went to Goodson (or whatever the parent company was then -- All-American?)
http://www.j-shea.com/TVCity/History.html (http://www.j-shea.com/TVCity/History.html)
http://www.loc.gov/programs/national-film-preservation-board/preservation-research/television-videotape-preservation-study/los-angeles-public-hearing/ (http://www.loc.gov/programs/national-film-preservation-board/preservation-research/television-videotape-preservation-study/los-angeles-public-hearing/)

But it may be that these transfers no longer meet Fremantle's wants/needs. In my non-professional opinion, recent transfers of Norelco PC-70-era TPIR (for the DVD set and for the clips on Winc.'s channel), just to name one example, look much clearer and more pleasing than what GSN ran from around the same time. Other material from the Fremantle library may benefit similarly.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: clemon79 on December 08, 2015, 01:38:44 AM
If I'm a independent station owner, do I pay Buzzr to run their channel on my .4 subchannel? Do they pay me? Is it bartered where I pay nothing and I get X number of minutes for my local commercials every hour?

Probably depends, but I would imagine it's a barter deal in the majority of cases.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: snowpeck on December 08, 2015, 02:17:28 AM
If I'm a independent station owner, do I pay Buzzr to run their channel on my .4 subchannel? Do they pay me? Is it bartered where I pay nothing and I get X number of minutes for my local commercials every hour?

Probably depends, but I would imagine it's a barter deal in the majority of cases.
Some of the more prominent subchannels do revenue sharing deals and allow stations to sell some of the commercial time. Others flat out lease the space from the stations and all the stations do is pass through the signal and insert a station ID once an hour. The smaller ones tend to follow the latter method.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: TimK2003 on December 08, 2015, 10:25:15 AM
My thinking is we're not going to see any major changes in Buzzr's programming until they get at least one or two more of the major station groups on board. Right now they only have the Fox O&Os and an eclectic bunch of smaller stations, mostly owned by mom and pop operations. And almost six months in to the channel's life, that isn't a good number. Part of the reason is how crowded the subchannel marketplace is getting. You have to wonder how much more growth it can withstand.

The other factor is that the FCC is working on reducing the number of UHF digital channels again on the TV spectrum to make room for more cellular/smartphone broadcast spectrum, or something like that.  Meaning that empty channel spaces will be harder to come by and those existing digital channels will only keep or switch to the most popular sub-channel networks.  Weaker diginets will have no place to roost in a few years, so Buzzr needs to start spending some money to get on these diginets now and provide enough of a product that will keep them on those sub-channels once the TV spectrum is reduced again.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: clemon79 on December 08, 2015, 12:19:58 PM
Weaker diginets will have no place to roost in a few years

(http://cliparts.co/cliparts/pTo/5yB/pTo5yB6yc.jpg)

Do not concur.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: BrandonFG on December 08, 2015, 01:58:32 PM
The other factor is that the FCC is working on reducing the number of UHF digital channels again on the TV spectrum to make room for more cellular/smartphone broadcast spectrum, or something like that.  Meaning that empty channel spaces will be harder to come by and those existing digital channels will only keep or switch to the most popular sub-channel networks.  Weaker diginets will have no place to roost in a few years, so Buzzr needs to start spending some money to get on these diginets now and provide enough of a product that will keep them on those sub-channels once the TV spectrum is reduced again.
With Roku, AppleTV, and Fire sticks becoming the next big thing, I wouldn't be surprised if at least one channel tries out an app with classic programming. Something along the lines of Warner Archive or Crackle, which is Sony.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: snowpeck on December 10, 2015, 03:29:55 AM
Buzzr has its first affiliate in Tennessee... WKUW-LD in Nashville which apparently launched this week. So close, yet so far.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: PYLdude on December 10, 2015, 03:35:42 AM
The way I see it, if it'll help them to start pushing more stuff out there and not rely on the same forty or whatever episodes of the same handful of shows they have, I'll take the added affiliation as a good sign.

I find it a little strange though that, by comparison, the one show they seem to not push as hard is Let's Make a Deal- if only because it seems like they're content to just have it anchor the primetime lineup weeknights.

/would love to see some Now You See It again
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: Dbacksfan12 on December 10, 2015, 10:02:59 AM
I guess I'll jump in with a question, since I don't have access...is there any series left (besides Price) that Buzzr hadn't shown yet?
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: jimlangefan on December 10, 2015, 11:25:44 AM
I guess I'll jump in with a question, since I don't have access...is there any series left (besides Price) that Buzzr hadn't shown yet?

There's quite a few that Buzzr hasn't shown.  Outside of the current schedule, Buzzr has only shown one episode of Password Plus and that was on the 4th of July. 
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: Dan88 on December 10, 2015, 12:02:11 PM
They've also shown various things in promos that never ended up airing otherwise:
* A clip of the unsold Take Your Choice appeared in promos for Lost & Found week.
* Clips of Wordplay and Trivia Trap showed up in promos for the Pick & Play Sweepstakes.
* Clips of the 1984-86 Let's Make A Deal have been used in various promos since before the network's launch.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: jimlangefan on December 10, 2015, 01:12:15 PM
They've also shown various things in promos that never ended up airing otherwise:
* A clip of the unsold Take Your Choice appeared in promos for Lost & Found week.
* Clips of Wordplay and Trivia Trap showed up in promos for the Pick & Play Sweepstakes.
* Clips of the 1984-86 Let's Make A Deal have been used in various promos since before the network's launch.

Forgot Ray Combs' version of Feud was only shown during the Lost & Found Week as well. 
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: Dan88 on December 10, 2015, 06:54:13 PM
That it was (both the CBS and syndicated runs were represented), along with Match Game (1960s and '73) and the 1970s Now You See It.

(And nearly all those pilots, barring the 1963 Let's Make A Deal! which they'd aired a couple times prior to said week.)

There's quite a few that Buzzr hasn't shown.
Including pretty much all of Goodson-Todman's pre-1973 productions that weren't their "big three" panel shows or Price.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: narzo on December 29, 2015, 12:19:22 PM
Even looking at the Buzzr originals on youtube has me wondering how much has Fremantle thrown in the towel on the project, or at least really scaled back funding.  The studio seems to be a thing of the past, and everything appears to be shot in someones apartment.  I'm afraid our little niche, might be more niche than they were thinking and hoping. 
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: Thunder on December 29, 2015, 10:38:02 PM
From a business sense, I don't really see any motivation for them to throw any more money at this venture right now.

It has affiliates and it's broadcasting (or whatever the hell that's called for a channel like this).
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: jage on December 30, 2015, 01:03:15 AM
Maybe they'll consider the Crackle route in addition to what they have. Then having only 20 episodes of each show isn't as big of a deal and they can rotate in a few new eps each week instead of having to encode several hours a day. Plus they get much higher penetration.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: PYLdude on December 30, 2015, 03:15:09 AM
I'm sorry, but I don't buy it. Even the most niche of niche groups isn't going to watch the same twenty episodes of the same shows over and over again. Some variety has to start showing up. This is a company with a huge library of programming. Certainly they can put some more of it to use.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: Jimmy Owen on December 30, 2015, 06:06:42 AM
I'm sorry, but I don't buy it. Even the most niche of niche groups isn't going to watch the same twenty episodes of the same shows over and over again. Some variety has to start showing up. This is a company with a huge library of programming. Certainly they can put some more of it to use.

Maybe they're trying to reach the occasional viewer.  Many times I've wanted to see a movie on TCM after starting watching in the middle, to never see it listed again.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: SRIV94 on January 01, 2016, 08:32:43 PM
Apparently SP is moving forward.  Next week, BUZZR will start airing the rest of the last taped-week of 1984 (they aired the Monday show [1/14/85] before cycling back) and the first taped-week of 1985 (which was only four shows because of Reagan's second inauguration). 

Anything beyond that or any other shows, I don't know.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: Sodboy13 on January 03, 2016, 10:22:43 PM
Buzzr is airing a new promo, calling 2016 "The Year of the Game Show" in celebration of the 75th anniversary of the first game show telecast. The only new content in it is some color-era What's My Line? and word that they'll be airing Ben Stein's Game Show Moments Gone Bananas blooper shows. There was a mention of showing some never-aired goodies, though it was accompanied by footage of last year's "Lost & Found" pilots. Hopefully, there's a fresh batch coming our way sometime this year.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: PYLdude on January 03, 2016, 11:39:42 PM
I've seen them use a clip or two of the syndicated What's My Line? in the promos they run for the Time Machine block. So while nothing new, it does intrigue me a bit.

Like I said, it can't hurt to trot some new stuff out (well, new for them).
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: aaron sica on January 04, 2016, 01:18:26 PM
Buzzr just posted on their FB page touting new eps of SP, $ale, BTC, Blockbusters, and Double Dare, so Doug, your assessment of SP moving forward is correct.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: snowpeck on January 04, 2016, 01:18:55 PM
Buzzr just tweeted this. Make of it what you will.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CX5Tq_CUEAAq13G.png)
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: jimlangefan on January 04, 2016, 01:22:15 PM
I've been told Blockbusters started airing new episodes this morning.  Also it looks like the Sunday night lineup will refresh this coming Sunday night as well.  If it goes back to where it left off, John Goss' run should start this Sunday night.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: BrandonFG on January 04, 2016, 01:27:55 PM
This is good news...hopefully Buzzr can gain new affiliates as a result.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: Dbacksfan12 on January 04, 2016, 01:36:07 PM
Buzzr just tweeted this. Make of it what you will.
Is that picture of $ale of the Century from 1983?  Those look like the original buzzers from what I can see of the picture.  Of course, they could have always thrown in a press photo or something too.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: jimlangefan on January 04, 2016, 01:37:24 PM
Buzzr just tweeted this. Make of it what you will.
Is that picture of $ale of the Century from 1983?  Those look like the original buzzers from what I can see of the picture.  Of course, they could have always thrown in a press photo or something too.

Yes it is from 1983, but the schedule still has Sale in 1985.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: snowpeck on January 04, 2016, 01:38:53 PM
The $ale picture looks like a frame grab from YouTube.

EDIT: It is a frame grab from YouTube.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4gak_OVaTOc
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: Sodboy13 on January 04, 2016, 03:05:27 PM
Hey, neat! Good to hear they're adding "new" content.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: chad1m on January 04, 2016, 04:05:21 PM
It's odd to me how much Buzzr uses that just comes from image searches. They sent out a Christmas gift in a box adorned with screen grabs - including the Password episode of The Odd Couple and a still from GSN's airing of Press Your Luck in their 50 Greatest Game Shows marathon with upper-screen bug visible.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: PYLdude on January 04, 2016, 04:16:56 PM
Buzzr just posted on their FB page touting new eps of SP, $ale, BTC, Blockbusters, and Double Dare, so Doug, your assessment of SP moving forward is correct.

I must've gotten a different set of episodes. This afternoon's SPs were from premiere week.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: jimlangefan on January 04, 2016, 04:19:55 PM
Buzzr just posted on their FB page touting new eps of SP, $ale, BTC, Blockbusters, and Double Dare, so Doug, your assessment of SP moving forward is correct.

I must've gotten a different set of episodes. This afternoon's SPs were from premiere week.

The second airing will be the new episodes then it will repeat tomorrow morning.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: JonSea31 on January 04, 2016, 04:37:36 PM
It's really great to hear that five shows are getting fresh episodes after all this time.  I may not have Buzzr, but at least i can see some of the episodes somehow .  Even though only two of the chosen five air daily, and of those two, only Super Password interests me.  Will be great to see the start of John Goss's run on $ale, since GSN skipped it.  Either way, it's a step in the right direction for sure.

Makes me wonder why there are no fresh episodes of PYL yet.  I wonder if GSN may be planning to lease fresh episodes after the current one expires, and the lease may follow the same format as Match Game and $25K Pyramid currently on GSN (remainder of '86 followed by some previously-leased eps. for PYL)?
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: jimlangefan on January 04, 2016, 05:38:05 PM
It's really great to hear that five shows are getting fresh episodes after all this time.  I may not have Buzzr, but at least i can see some of the episodes somehow .  Even though only two of the chosen five air daily, and of those two, only Super Password interests me.  Will be great to see the start of John Goss's run on $ale, since GSN skipped it.  Either way, it's a step in the right direction for sure.

Makes me wonder why there are no fresh episodes of PYL yet.  I wonder if GSN may be planning to lease fresh episodes after the current one expires, and the lease may follow the same format as Match Game and $25K Pyramid currently on GSN (remainder of '86 followed by some previously-leased eps. for PYL)?

From the looks of it and Buzzr's comments they are going to gradually bring new episodes to the network.  They are just starting with these 5.   I removed the first sentence of my reply as I misunderstood what you meant about John Goss's run on GSN.  Sorry about that.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: snowpeck on January 04, 2016, 05:49:36 PM
It's really great to hear that five shows are getting fresh episodes after all this time.  I may not have Buzzr, but at least i can see some of the episodes somehow .  Even though only two of the chosen five air daily, and of those two, only Super Password interests me.  Will be great to see the start of John Goss's run on $ale, since GSN skipped it.  Either way, it's a step in the right direction for sure.

Makes me wonder why there are no fresh episodes of PYL yet.  I wonder if GSN may be planning to lease fresh episodes after the current one expires, and the lease may follow the same format as Match Game and $25K Pyramid currently on GSN (remainder of '86 followed by some previously-leased eps. for PYL)?

From the looks of it and Buzzr's comments they are going to gradually bring new episodes to the network.  They are just starting with these 5.   I removed the first sentence of my reply as I misunderstood what you meant about John Goss's run on GSN.  Sorry about that.

This is probably their attempt to make the "new" episodes stretch out farther by only having a few shows refresh at a time.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: Dan88 on January 04, 2016, 07:20:27 PM
It's odd to me how much Buzzr uses that just comes from image searches.
Probably also why the Beat the Clock logo above is from the Gene Wood version.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: jimlangefan on January 04, 2016, 07:54:10 PM
It's really great to hear that five shows are getting fresh episodes after all this time.  I may not have Buzzr, but at least i can see some of the episodes somehow .  Even though only two of the chosen five air daily, and of those two, only Super Password interests me.  Will be great to see the start of John Goss's run on $ale, since GSN skipped it.  Either way, it's a step in the right direction for sure.

Makes me wonder why there are no fresh episodes of PYL yet.  I wonder if GSN may be planning to lease fresh episodes after the current one expires, and the lease may follow the same format as Match Game and $25K Pyramid currently on GSN (remainder of '86 followed by some previously-leased eps. for PYL)?

From the looks of it and Buzzr's comments they are going to gradually bring new episodes to the network.  They are just starting with these 5.   I removed the first sentence of my reply as I misunderstood what you meant about John Goss's run on GSN.  Sorry about that.

This is probably their attempt to make the "new" episodes stretch out farther by only having a few shows refresh at a time.

IF Buzzr brings shows to the schedule like GSN does and do something like 60 at a time, the Sunday night lineup can go 30 weeks before repeating, but shows that get a double play daily won't last very long.  6 weeks tops for those shows.  But who knows?  We'll see how long it lasts, but I am very excited for the Sunday nights to pick back up!
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: snowpeck on January 04, 2016, 08:37:00 PM
It's really great to hear that five shows are getting fresh episodes after all this time.  I may not have Buzzr, but at least i can see some of the episodes somehow .  Even though only two of the chosen five air daily, and of those two, only Super Password interests me.  Will be great to see the start of John Goss's run on $ale, since GSN skipped it.  Either way, it's a step in the right direction for sure.

Makes me wonder why there are no fresh episodes of PYL yet.  I wonder if GSN may be planning to lease fresh episodes after the current one expires, and the lease may follow the same format as Match Game and $25K Pyramid currently on GSN (remainder of '86 followed by some previously-leased eps. for PYL)?

From the looks of it and Buzzr's comments they are going to gradually bring new episodes to the network.  They are just starting with these 5.   I removed the first sentence of my reply as I misunderstood what you meant about John Goss's run on GSN.  Sorry about that.

This is probably their attempt to make the "new" episodes stretch out farther by only having a few shows refresh at a time.

IF Buzzr brings shows to the schedule like GSN does and do something like 60 at a time, the Sunday night lineup can go 30 weeks before repeating, but shows that get a double play daily won't last very long.  6 weeks tops for those shows.  But who knows?  We'll see how long it lasts, but I am very excited for the Sunday nights to pick back up!
Exactly. Promote new episodes for a third of your shows for six weeks, then another third of your shows for six weeks, then the last third of your shows for six weeks. Then maybe by then you can start all over again.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: SwohS Emag on January 07, 2016, 08:59:07 AM
Zap2It currently lists a two-hour block of To Tell the Truth from 8-10pm ET on Thursday, January 14.  What is interesting about this is that it is listed as half hour blocks rather than 40-minute segments, suggesting these may be special airings of 70s era or later.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: SwohS Emag on January 08, 2016, 09:40:54 AM
Buzzr's online schedule currently confirms four episodes of To Tell the Truth (70s) will air in primetime on Thursday 1/14.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: snowpeck on January 08, 2016, 10:50:01 AM
Buzzr's online schedule currently confirms four episodes of To Tell the Truth (70s) will air in primetime on Thursday 1/14.
Specifically from the year 1970, so they should be from the psychedelic set era.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: jimlangefan on January 08, 2016, 11:29:29 AM
Buzzr's online schedule currently confirms four episodes of To Tell the Truth (70s) will air in primetime on Thursday 1/14.
Specifically from the year 1970, so they should be from the psychedelic set era.

Not only that, according to the schedule, the second airing that night has three episodes from 1971.  So unless it's a typo, we'll probably be treated to 8 episodes that night.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: SwohS Emag on January 08, 2016, 03:54:17 PM
Buzzr's online schedule currently confirms four episodes of To Tell the Truth (70s) will air in primetime on Thursday 1/14.
Specifically from the year 1970, so they should be from the psychedelic set era.

I suppose this is wishful thinking, but there's a possibility (not a probability) that the 1970 episodes might be from season 1 of this version.  That season has never rerun on GSN.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: SuperMatch93 on January 08, 2016, 09:47:34 PM
Buzzr's online schedule currently confirms four episodes of To Tell the Truth (70s) will air in primetime on Thursday 1/14.
Specifically from the year 1970, so they should be from the psychedelic set era.

I suppose this is wishful thinking, but there's a possibility (not a probability) that the 1970 episodes might be from season 1 of this version.  That season has never rerun on GSN.

Weren't the season 1 episodes wiped? (Or at least, not in the G-T master list.)
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: JonSea31 on January 09, 2016, 07:31:59 PM
The online schedule for the coming week on Buzzr shows Super Password entering February 1985 by the end of the week.  If all goes well, we may end up seeing the full Tournament of Champions relatively soon.

As for the claim about Season 1 being wiped, keep in mind it's just a claim, and maybe it's a case of GSN's copies being damaged, whereas the master copies at FremantleMedia may likely exist.  GSN's copies of classic game shows may not be from the studio masters - they may be from the network copies.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: PYLdude on January 09, 2016, 08:32:02 PM
Jonsy, why do you care about a channel you can't watch? That's PJTP.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: PYLdude on January 10, 2016, 04:36:15 AM
Okay, one thing I noticed while watching the WML? episodes that were aired tonight...are the ones that air on the weekend on a different schedule than the ones airing during the week?
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: sotcfan2004 on January 10, 2016, 08:05:28 PM
As I type, BUZZR is airing John Goss' first episode, previously skipped by GSN. Looks like I'll need to set the DVR for the later showing.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: PYLdude on January 11, 2016, 03:07:26 AM
I didn't remember where BTC was when they started rerunning but Double Dare picked up from where it had left off, so all appears good.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: TPIR75 on January 11, 2016, 09:28:21 AM
I didn't remember where BTC was...

The last episode I have in my collection from Buzzr is #13, October 3; last night they picked up where they left off.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: jimlangefan on January 11, 2016, 11:47:07 AM
Jonsy, why do you care about a channel you can't watch? That's PJTP.

Normally, I would agree but let's put this in perspective.  Back in the day, how many of us cared about and discussed GSN even though we couldn't watch it?
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: PYLdude on January 11, 2016, 07:15:42 PM
Jonsy, why do you care about a channel you can't watch? That's PJTP.

Normally, I would agree but let's put this in perspective.  Back in the day, how many of us cared about and discussed GSN even though we couldn't watch it?

Times have changed.

Besides the point, I highly doubt most of those conversations were carried on by people who spoke as if they were able to watch the channel, like Jonsy does.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: Winkfan on January 11, 2016, 07:45:59 PM
Back in the day, how many of us cared about and discussed GSN even though we couldn't watch it?

I admit I'm "guilty as charged" over doing such a thing: Over at that board which I will not mention, I made some programming ideas for GSN even though I didn't have it at the time. Now I'm tempted to do the same over BUZZR; but like they say, "Put Up or Shut Up!"

Cordially,
Tammy
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: PYLdude on January 11, 2016, 11:14:43 PM
Oh, I know those posts are coming at some point. And not looking forward to them when they do.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: snowpeck on January 12, 2016, 03:55:16 AM
Per Buzzr's website, looks like Press Your Luck is moving on starting January 18. IIRC, they stopped at the 1/11/84 episode before. On that date they're running the 1/12 and 1/13 episodes.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: PYLdude on January 12, 2016, 05:25:48 AM
Per Buzzr's website, looks like Press Your Luck is moving on starting January 18. IIRC, they stopped at the 1/11/84 episode before. On that date they're running the 1/12 and 1/13 episodes.

Nice.

So where are we in regards to the other shows in the rotation? They haven't all moved on to later episodes, right?

(I really wanna see them start showing different Card Sharks episodes...maybe it's just me but I feel like, with the early ruleset it had, the Money Cards was for the most part a slog through the muck.)
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: jimlangefan on January 12, 2016, 11:32:29 AM
Per Buzzr's website, looks like Press Your Luck is moving on starting January 18. IIRC, they stopped at the 1/11/84 episode before. On that date they're running the 1/12 and 1/13 episodes.

Nice.

So where are we in regards to the other shows in the rotation? They haven't all moved on to later episodes, right?

(I really wanna see them start showing different Card Sharks episodes...maybe it's just me but I feel like, with the early ruleset it had, the Money Cards was for the most part a slog through the muck.)

Right. As of next Monday the only new shows are Blockbusters, Super Password, Press Your Luck, Sale Of The Century, Hall's Beat The Clock, & Double Dare.  But that doesn't mean possibly others won't be moving forward next Monday either.  Other than the year, the shows listed above are the only ones that had airdates on the schedule.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: SwohS Emag on January 13, 2016, 04:05:11 PM
I'm suspicious:  there has been zero promotion of the TTTT color airings tomorrow night...I'm beginning to think it's some kind of error or joke.  Also, the website guide does not have a schedule posted for Sunday at all, and on Monday (overnight Sunday) at 1:30am it lists Match Game.  Zap2It suggests that the entire Sunday night block will be replaced by a Match Game marathon this weekend.

Also - next week, an airing of Super Password in the 6pm hour is indicated as the Halloween episode.  I infer that they added 20 SP episodes (two weeks' worth) to Buzzr's slate.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: snowpeck on January 13, 2016, 07:31:09 PM
Apparently the outside company that was handing Buzzr's PR is no longer doing so, so I'm still trying to work contacts to find out what the TTTT airings are about.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: snowpeck on January 13, 2016, 08:15:18 PM
Okay, well I got the dirt. Tomorrow's TTTT stunt is to honor Mark Goodson's birthday (apparently it was his favorite show.) He will be featured in the episodes they run.

There will also be a Betty White marathon for her birthday on January 17 from 8P-2A. Will mostly be shows from last month's stunt.

I'm supposed to hear about other new programming initiatives in the coming weeks.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: BrandonFG on January 13, 2016, 08:27:57 PM
Greg, are you privy to any word on how the affiliate additions are coming along?
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: snowpeck on January 13, 2016, 08:30:10 PM
Greg, are you privy to any word on how the affiliate additions are coming along?
I literally just made a new press contact in the last hour, but if I find anything out I'll let you know.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: SwohS Emag on January 13, 2016, 11:11:15 PM
Okay, well I got the dirt. Tomorrow's TTTT stunt is to honor Mark Goodson's birthday (apparently it was his favorite show.) He will be featured in the episodes they run.

There will also be a Betty White marathon for her birthday on January 17 from 8P-2A. Will mostly be shows from last month's stunt.

I'm supposed to hear about other new programming initiatives in the coming weeks.

Thanks so much!  That solves a lot of mysteries.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: chad1m on January 14, 2016, 06:54:52 PM
An extended promo identifies some upcoming contests and promotions as Buzzr Brackets, We Lost It, You Found It Sweepstakes and the "Summer Sweepstakes."
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: jimlangefan on January 14, 2016, 11:37:50 PM
Buzzr's online schedule currently confirms four episodes of To Tell the Truth (70s) will air in primetime on Thursday 1/14.
Specifically from the year 1970, so they should be from the psychedelic set era.

Not only that, according to the schedule, the second airing that night has three episodes from 1971.  So unless it's a typo, we'll probably be treated to 8 episodes that night.

Watching right now, this is correct.  We are getting 8 different episodes of 1969-1978 TTTT.  The first five have been a week hosted by Bill Cullen with Mark Goodson & Durwood Kirby on the panel.  The three episodes from 1971 have Garry hosting with Mark Goodson & Martha Mitchell (wife of the US Attorney General at the time) on the panel.  BUZZR, as usual custom, have also left in the fee plugs as well. These shows have been pretty good so far!
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: TPIR75 on January 17, 2016, 08:32:40 PM
Buzzr has brought out some fresh episodes of Match Game for their Betty White marathon tonight.  They are airing the week of #1276-1280, the week before Richard Dawson's departure, right now.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: PYLdude on January 18, 2016, 03:18:55 AM
Buzzr has brought out some fresh episodes of Match Game for their Betty White marathon tonight.  They are airing the week of #1276-1280, the week before Richard Dawson's departure, right now.

With a bonus ep from before the set change, with McLean Stevenson and Didi Carr joining the rest.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: jimlangefan on January 18, 2016, 12:50:15 PM
It looks like Body Language is airing new episodes along with PYL as well.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: ivoryman1986 on January 19, 2016, 01:07:52 AM
Great, that means it's a possibility that for those who have Buzzr right now will be seeing the Teen Week and Butch Hartman's reign(for those of us who been tuning in to GSN in the years past know that the Teen Week came BEFORE Butch Hartman's reign). Maybe hoping that Buzzr is airing Body Language in the production order.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: PYLdude on January 19, 2016, 03:14:14 AM
Great, that means it's a possibility that for those who have Buzzr right now will be seeing the Teen Week and Butch Hartman's reign(for those of us who been tuning in to GSN in the years past know that the Teen Week came BEFORE Butch Hartman's reign). Maybe hoping that Buzzr is airing Body Language in the production order.

...huh?
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: SRIV94 on January 20, 2016, 10:43:44 AM
Great, that means it's a possibility that for those who have Buzzr right now will be seeing the Teen Week and Butch Hartman's reign(for those of us who been tuning in to GSN in the years past know that the Teen Week came BEFORE Butch Hartman's reign). Maybe hoping that Buzzr is airing Body Language in the production order.

...huh?

Whatever he said, I sincerely doubt we're going to see more than two weeks before we go back to repeats.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: jimlangefan on January 25, 2016, 01:26:31 PM
On top of the Sunday night lineup, Press Your Luck,  and Body Language still airing fresh episodes this week starting today BUZZR will refresh To Tell The Truth with Bud Collyer.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: gsfan85 on January 26, 2016, 12:04:09 PM
It looks like according to their schedule and airdates listed, Buzzr will be skipping a few Beat the Clock and Sale of the Century episodes (unless this has already happened this past Sunday).
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: jimlangefan on January 26, 2016, 01:00:00 PM
It looks like according to their schedule and airdates listed, Buzzr will be skipping a few Beat the Clock and Sale of the Century episodes (unless this has already happened this past Sunday).

I don't know about Beat The Clock, but Sale is airing in order. 
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: snowpeck on January 26, 2016, 07:33:35 PM
It looks like according to their schedule and airdates listed, Buzzr will be skipping a few Beat the Clock and Sale of the Century episodes (unless this has already happened this past Sunday).

I don't know about Beat The Clock, but Sale is airing in order.
Definitely not skipping any of either show going by the airdates at Buzzrplay.com. And the shows that refreshed last week look to be only two weeks worth of episodes again. PYL goes back to November 1983 next Monday.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: gsfan85 on January 27, 2016, 12:27:17 AM
It looks like according to their schedule and airdates listed, Buzzr will be skipping a few Beat the Clock and Sale of the Century episodes (unless this has already happened this past Sunday).

I don't know about Beat The Clock, but Sale is airing in order.
Definitely not skipping any of either show going by the airdates at Buzzrplay.com. And the shows that refreshed last week look to be only two weeks worth of episodes again. PYL goes back to November 1983 next Monday.

You're right about Sale, but Beat the Clock premiered Monday 10/17/79.  If my calculations are correct, this weekend should be episode 18 and 19 (should have aired Wed 10/7 and Thu 10/8/79).  Buzzr has 10/11 and 10/12 listed.

Was an episode skipped somewhere along the way?
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: snowpeck on January 27, 2016, 01:09:06 AM
It looks like according to their schedule and airdates listed, Buzzr will be skipping a few Beat the Clock and Sale of the Century episodes (unless this has already happened this past Sunday).

I don't know about Beat The Clock, but Sale is airing in order.
Definitely not skipping any of either show going by the airdates at Buzzrplay.com. And the shows that refreshed last week look to be only two weeks worth of episodes again. PYL goes back to November 1983 next Monday.

You're right about Sale, but Beat the Clock premiered Monday 10/17/79.  If my calculations are correct, this weekend should be episode 18 and 19 (should have aired Wed 10/7 and Thu 10/8/79).  Buzzr has 10/11 and 10/12 listed.

Was an episode skipped somewhere along the way?
10/5 and 10/8 aired on January 10. January 17 was a Match Game marathon. There were no listings last Sunday, but they were presumably 10/9 and 10/10. If any were skipped, it was in the previous batch of episodes.

EDIT: Episodes 18 and 19 should have aired 10/11 and 10/12.  There was a preemption on 10/3. And besides, 10/7 and 10/8/79 were a Sunday and Monday.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: ivoryman1986 on January 27, 2016, 07:13:49 AM
Actually, BTC was pre-empted on October 4 and November 1, 1979 IIRC with the Sharon Lovejoy program on those days, so only 33 episodes total before it went All-Star.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: aaron sica on January 27, 2016, 08:07:59 AM
Actually, BTC was pre-empted on October 4 and November 1, 1979 IIRC with the Sharon Lovejoy program on those days, so only 33 episodes total before it went All-Star.

What s/he is referring to is "Magazine".
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: snowpeck on January 27, 2016, 12:25:59 PM
Actually, BTC was pre-empted on October 4 and November 1, 1979 IIRC with the Sharon Lovejoy program on those days, so only 33 episodes total before it went All-Star.

What s/he is referring to is "Magazine".
Forgot about Magazine. There was news coverage of the pope's visit to America on 10/3 also that preempted most of daytime, according to several newspapers, so I'm not sure how that affected BTC. Still, the point is Buzzr isn't skipping any episodes.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: aaron sica on January 27, 2016, 01:37:12 PM
Forgot about Magazine. There was news coverage of the pope's visit to America on 10/3 also that preempted most of daytime, according to several newspapers, so I'm not sure how that affected BTC. Still, the point is Buzzr isn't skipping any episodes.

It didn't appear to - not accounting for any late changes, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette shows only TPiR being preempted for the Pope's Visit on 10/3.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: Thunder on January 27, 2016, 05:15:38 PM
Their promotional ineptitude seems to still be around...

(http://i.imgur.com/hCCLHPb.jpg)
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: SRIV94 on January 27, 2016, 11:21:09 PM
Forgot about Magazine. There was news coverage of the pope's visit to America on 10/3 also that preempted most of daytime, according to several newspapers, so I'm not sure how that affected BTC. Still, the point is Buzzr isn't skipping any episodes.

It didn't appear to - not accounting for any late changes, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette shows only TPiR being preempted for the Pope's Visit on 10/3.

According to the Chicago Tribune, CBS covered from 10:30 - 12N ET (preempting WHEW! and TPIR), NBC covered from 11AM - 12N (preempting HR and WoF), and ABC stayed with its daytime lineup.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: parliboy on January 28, 2016, 09:06:42 AM
Their promotional ineptitude seems to still be around...

To be fair, it's standard procedure to contact winners of a contest like this individually before the names of the winners are released.  Using the names of the winners as part of publicity would be part of the paperwork a winner would sign in order to receive his/her prizes.

Granted, the BUZZR intern could have chosen more proactive phrasing, but again, SOP for a media company writing a statement of this sort.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: Thunder on January 28, 2016, 04:15:00 PM
But it's been 3+ weeks.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: parliboy on January 28, 2016, 06:44:44 PM
But it's been 3+ weeks.

So what is the normal over-under on when a sweepstakes drawing closes and when the winners are released to the public?  It's possible that something like this takes 30 days.  It's also possible that the drawing has already happened, in which case if you were a winner, you would have already been contacted.

Again, poor choice of language from the BUZZR intern.  That doesn't mean that the time that is being spent is inappropriate.

As a random dart on the board, I googled sweepstakes rules and the first link was one from Wal-Mart.  There's a 12-day lag from the time that the on-line entry method closes to the actual draw date.  But that also has an additional window for mail-in entries.  It takes about a week after that to notify the winners, and then the winners have a two-week window to affirm their status.  That would push their drawing that ends in January to a March deadline for confirming winners.  Then they would probably do the press release a couple of weeks after that, assuming they release a list of winners at all.

If you feel that what I've just given you as an example deviates from the norm, I'd like to know how and why.  Otherwise, I think this entire line of complaining is unnecessary.

Now, if you just have to know who won, many sweepstakes offer a means to get a copy of the winners list by mailing in a request.  Presuming you have a copy of the official rules for the BUZZR drawing, feel free to make such a solicitation, and put up a copy of it here when it comes.

And if you didn't keep a copy of the rules, then it's not that important to you; so let it go.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: narzo on January 30, 2016, 10:29:04 PM
just found out that a Buzzr TV rep is being interviewed on WBZ radio at this moment (9:28pm central time).  As I write this, he's addressing the rerun issue.  He says it's all a conversion issue. 

EDIT:  The Lasron episodes of PYL are coming later this year, as a two-parter (duh). 

EDIT2:  They want to expand the MG into 1973 and on, they want to add "Password" and "Password +".  They want to add "Trivia Trap" and "Now You See It".  Would love to add TPIR but "it's complicated" because "there are a lot of other parties interested in the show". 
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: cmjb13 on January 31, 2016, 10:13:08 AM
I don't buy that TPIR line for one second....
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: Allstar87 on January 31, 2016, 03:25:10 PM
They want to add "Trivia Trap" and "Now You See It".

Was Wordplay mentioned at all?
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: BrandonFG on January 31, 2016, 03:59:33 PM
Would love to add TPIR but "it's complicated" because "there are a lot of other parties interested in the show".
Out of curiosity, did he mention whether it was the Barker or Carey era? I imagine that could cause some of the complications, no?
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: snowpeck on January 31, 2016, 05:02:52 PM
I don't buy that TPIR line for one second....
He probably just meant lots of hurdles and hoops to jump through with CBS and possibly Barker.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: cmjb13 on January 31, 2016, 09:19:48 PM
Of course that's the real reason.

But to say there are other interested parties appears to be nothing more than hogwash
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: snowpeck on January 31, 2016, 09:40:26 PM
Of course that's the real reason.

But to say there are other interested parties appears to be nothing more than hogwash
How else does he mention CBS, Barker and whoever when he was obviously trying not to mention them by name?
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: cmjb13 on January 31, 2016, 10:45:52 PM
There are plenty of reasons they could give...

It's taking time to convert the shows
It will be on the schedule at some point
There are "clearance" issues

I can certainly see them airing Carey's version even though it may not fit within the theme of the channel.

The fact that Barker TPIR hasn't had reruns anywhere in 16 years, just about says it all.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: BrandonFG on February 01, 2016, 12:24:38 AM
The fact that Barker TPIR hasn't had reruns anywhere in 16 years, just about says it all.
I have no idea how the network skews, but there is a generation of high school or college students who may barely remember Barker's final years on the show*, and weren't even born when he peaked in the late-80s/early-90s. I could see Buzzr working hard to get those episodes, even if it's just for a "Lost and Found" kinda event.

/*If you're one of those people, get off my damn lawn
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: SRIV94 on February 01, 2016, 09:08:53 AM
Great, that means it's a possibility that for those who have Buzzr right now will be seeing the Teen Week and Butch Hartman's reign(for those of us who been tuning in to GSN in the years past know that the Teen Week came BEFORE Butch Hartman's reign). Maybe hoping that Buzzr is airing Body Language in the production order.

...huh?

Whatever he said, I sincerely doubt we're going to see more than two weeks before we go back to repeats.

And indeed they went back to the week of 1/21-25/85.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: jjman920 on February 01, 2016, 09:18:44 AM
As I mused earlier, when they do this Bracket Tournament of Hosts event, it would be nice if they could snag at least one episode of Barker Price. That's, of course, assuming that the Bracket event is even a big on-air event and not just an interstitial or just an online thing.

I felt that Season 36 was really fun in terms of seeing Drew get used to things and learn the games. I'd love to see it rerun on television. I still enjoy it. Also, the last few seasons since Season 40 have really been great in my opinion. The Carey era really would be a fine pick-up for the network.

I wonder what the deal is with Cullen Price though. With a lot of the nighttime run in good shape, it would certainly have a home on the network. I suppose whatever "interested parties" involved in the complication of re-airing Price, are also complicating Cullen's version? Shame if that's the case, since that version is an entirely different show.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: MSTieScott on February 01, 2016, 01:18:32 PM
He probably just meant lots of hurdles and hoops to jump through with CBS and possibly Barker.

Of course that's the real reason.

But to say there are other interested parties appears to be nothing more than hogwash

I interpret "there are a lot of other parties interested in the show" as "a lot of other parties have an interest in the show," which would explain why getting the rights to air TPIR is complicated. Though like jjman, I wonder how those parties are able to also keep the Cullen version from airing.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: jimlangefan on February 01, 2016, 01:46:11 PM
He probably just meant lots of hurdles and hoops to jump through with CBS and possibly Barker.

Of course that's the real reason.

But to say there are other interested parties appears to be nothing more than hogwash

I interpret "there are a lot of other parties interested in the show" as "a lot of other parties have an interest in the show," which would explain why getting the rights to air TPIR is complicated. Though like jjman, I wonder how those parties are able to also keep the Cullen version from airing.

The only reason I can think of is that it's just a package deal.  Either they get whatever Price Barker and CBS allow, along with Cullen's or they get nothing at all.  I just remember that when Barker's TPIR went off GSN abruptly in 2000, Cullen Price aired one last episode after that and then it was gone completely off the network.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: JayDLewis on February 01, 2016, 04:28:28 PM

The fact that Barker TPIR hasn't had reruns anywhere in 16 years, just about says it all.

9 or 10 years. Prime (then TVTropolis, now Dtour) in Canada aired same-season repeats of TPiR. I think they were 2-3 weeks behind and aired in the evenings.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: ivoryman1986 on February 01, 2016, 08:00:56 PM
I had to look through Jason Cranmer's collection and last week, Buzzr did in fact air the Teen Week episodes and the March 25, 1985 show(episode #209) before they went back to the January 22, 1985 show today, so in total, not counting the pilot episode, Buzzr has so far reran 52 episodes. I'm not sure which week they aired during the "Lost and Fun" block week but what I'd like to know Douglas is did Buzzr air an episode from the 1 defeat-and-done format(in which the 5-episode limit and the $25,000 winnings cap was still in use at that time)?
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: Sodboy13 on February 02, 2016, 04:31:40 PM
Boy, it sure is!
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: Allstar87 on February 02, 2016, 05:09:38 PM
I'm not sure which week they aired during the "Lost and Fun" block week but what I'd like to know Douglas is did Buzzr air an episode from the 1 defeat-and-done format(in which the 5-episode limit and the $25,000 winnings cap was still in use at that time)?

So far, they never have.

The episode they aired during Lost & Found was Jan. 23, 1985.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: gsfan85 on February 03, 2016, 02:36:29 PM
Just checked the schedule for Valentine's Day, looks like we're getting some He Said, She Said, Password and Password Plus!
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: PYLdude on February 03, 2016, 09:26:46 PM
Just checked the schedule for Valentine's Day, looks like we're getting some He Said, She Said, Password and Password Plus!

Which they've been running commercials for all week.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: Sodboy13 on February 03, 2016, 10:43:29 PM
I know pretty much everyone else on this board has probably seen it already, but I'd just like to say I'm enjoying the hell out of John Goss' $OTC run.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: PYLdude on February 03, 2016, 11:06:03 PM
I know pretty much everyone else on this board has probably seen it already, but I'd just like to say I'm enjoying the hell out of John Goss' $OTC run.

Certainly not alone in that. I really hadn't seen any of it except for John's finale (at least hadn't remembered it) and even though I knew what was going to happen it's still fun to watch.

Although they're not going to be picking back up with the Sunday night block again until the 21st, right? Or are the Buzzr Bowl and Valentines' stunts not all day affairs?

/seriously looking forward to Buzzr Bowl for some reason
//haven't seen any Combs Feud in years
///really don't know how I missed the AFC vs.NFC QB showdown
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: Sodboy13 on February 03, 2016, 11:09:06 PM
Featuring London Monarchs legend Stan Gelbaugh!
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: aaron sica on February 03, 2016, 11:16:50 PM
Featuring London Monarchs legend Stan Gelbaugh!

And local high school Cumberland Valley as well (class of '81).
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: PYLdude on February 03, 2016, 11:21:45 PM
And the first (?) of many Detroit Lions draft picks that cratered over the last 25 years, Andre Ware.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: BrandonFG on February 04, 2016, 12:17:21 AM
Interesting that they managed to get some bigger names amongst that bunch, like Jim Kelly and Steve Young. Granted, Steve was still a year away from getting the monkey off his back, he was still a big name.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: gsfan85 on February 04, 2016, 12:23:34 AM
I know pretty much everyone else on this board has probably seen it already, but I'd just like to say I'm enjoying the hell out of John Goss' $OTC run.

Certainly not alone in that. I really hadn't seen any of it except for John's finale (at least hadn't remembered it) and even though I knew what was going to happen it's still fun to watch.

Although they're not going to be picking back up with the Sunday night block again until the 21st, right? Or are the Buzzr Bowl and Valentines' stunts not all day affairs?

/seriously looking forward to Buzzr Bowl for some reason
//haven't seen any Combs Feud in years
///really don't know how I missed the AFC vs.NFC QB showdown

It looks like the Sunday night block is still airing at 11pm eastern on the next two weekends.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: PYLdude on February 04, 2016, 01:15:21 AM
I know pretty much everyone else on this board has probably seen it already, but I'd just like to say I'm enjoying the hell out of John Goss' $OTC run.

Certainly not alone in that. I really hadn't seen any of it except for John's finale (at least hadn't remembered it) and even though I knew what was going to happen it's still fun to watch.

Although they're not going to be picking back up with the Sunday night block again until the 21st, right? Or are the Buzzr Bowl and Valentines' stunts not all day affairs?

/seriously looking forward to Buzzr Bowl for some reason
//haven't seen any Combs Feud in years
///really don't know how I missed the AFC vs.NFC QB showdown

It looks like the Sunday night block is still airing at 11pm eastern on the next two weekends.

According to what?
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: gsfan85 on February 04, 2016, 01:09:25 PM
I know pretty much everyone else on this board has probably seen it already, but I'd just like to say I'm enjoying the hell out of John Goss' $OTC run.

Certainly not alone in that. I really hadn't seen any of it except for John's finale (at least hadn't remembered it) and even though I knew what was going to happen it's still fun to watch.

Although they're not going to be picking back up with the Sunday night block again until the 21st, right? Or are the Buzzr Bowl and Valentines' stunts not all day affairs?

/seriously looking forward to Buzzr Bowl for some reason
//haven't seen any Combs Feud in years
///really don't know how I missed the AFC vs.NFC QB showdown

It looks like the Sunday night block is still airing at 11pm eastern on the next two weekends.

According to what?

According to Titan TV, and my TiVo digital listings.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: Sodboy13 on February 07, 2016, 10:53:53 PM
In addition to the Cowboys/Cheerleaders and NFC/AFC quarterbacks games featured in the ads, tonight's Buzzr Bowl featured a regular civilian game, because one of the family members had been in a Super Bowl, playing for the Raiders. Someone in the research department had to dig deep for that. Also, this game was pretty far out of their regular rotation - it's a syndicated episode, and I think it's from the tail end of the $300 era.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: PYLdude on February 07, 2016, 11:04:59 PM
Heads up, Sale is airing the premiere of the syndie version tonight. Bet that is because of the Buzzr Bowl stunt.

Don't think we're gonna see John again until the 21st.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: jimlangefan on February 08, 2016, 12:00:13 PM
Heads up, Sale is airing the premiere of the syndie version tonight. Bet that is because of the Buzzr Bowl stunt.

Don't think we're gonna see John again until the 21st.

That is correct.  According to Buzzr's schedule for Valentine's Day, after the Valentine's Day marathon Buzzr will continue from last night's episodes. 
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: snowpeck on February 08, 2016, 01:05:44 PM
Heads up, Sale is airing the premiere of the syndie version tonight. Bet that is because of the Buzzr Bowl stunt.

Don't think we're gonna see John again until the 21st.

That is correct.  According to Buzzr's schedule for Valentine's Day, after the Valentine's Day marathon Buzzr will continue from last night's episodes.
Not to be Negative Nelly, but could this be really just be the end of their most recent batch of new episodes of the Sunday night shows?
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: jimlangefan on February 08, 2016, 01:22:43 PM
Heads up, Sale is airing the premiere of the syndie version tonight. Bet that is because of the Buzzr Bowl stunt.

Don't think we're gonna see John again until the 21st.

That is correct.  According to Buzzr's schedule for Valentine's Day, after the Valentine's Day marathon Buzzr will continue from last night's episodes.
Not to be Negative Nelly, but could this be really just be the end of their most recent batch of new episodes of the Sunday night shows?

Depends.  If they only did ten episodes, then yes it would be.  If they did 20 episodes, like the double play weekday shows, then there is another 5 weeks to go.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: PYLdude on February 08, 2016, 05:08:18 PM
Wait a second...if the new round of episodes premiered with John dethroning the champ, and it didn't take him 10 shows to break the bank, then don't we still have at least two eps to go before they flip?
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: jimlangefan on February 08, 2016, 05:18:30 PM
Wait a second...if the new round of episodes premiered with John dethroning the champ, and it didn't take him 10 shows to break the bank, then don't we still have at least two eps to go before they flip?

Didn't they start new Sunday night episodes on the 3rd of January?  If they did, the 5 weeks are up, if they did 10 episodes.  If they didn't, then yes we have the 21st.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: TraderRob on February 11, 2016, 01:01:32 AM
Family Feud was new to Buzzr today, resuming with episode 80-101 Prewett vs. Cea.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: PYLdude on February 11, 2016, 06:55:50 AM
Wait a second...if the new round of episodes premiered with John dethroning the champ, and it didn't take him 10 shows to break the bank, then don't we still have at least two eps to go before they flip?

Didn't they start new Sunday night episodes on the 3rd of January?  If they did, the 5 weeks are up, if they did 10 episodes.  If they didn't, then yes we have the 21st.

Upon further review, the first mention of new episodes for the Sunday night lineup was January 4 and sotcfan2004 posted on the the 10th that the new episodes were airing with John's first step on the road to breaking the bank.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: chad1m on February 11, 2016, 07:36:36 PM
Buzzr posted the full interview (https://www.facebook.com/BUZZRplay/videos/1673973652819423/) with GM, Ron Garfield, and SVP of Programming, Mark Deetjan from WBZ's The Morgan White Show a couple of weeks ago. Here are a few quotes that I think this group will find relevant.

On the schedule’s repeats:

Ron Garfield, EVP/General Manager of Buzzr: "It’s just a matter of getting these episodes cued up through the… broadcast production process… We have 40,000 episodes and we’re looking to have all of them on the air at some point or another… This was the big surprise I gave Mark [Deetjen, VP, Programming & Operations at Buzzr] when we brought him in. We had 75 days to launch this channel once we got the official okay to do it… and all of these episodes, all of this great content, was sitting in a vault in multiple kinds of format: one-inch tape, half-inch tape, two-inch tape, and we literally had to scramble to get the content ready for broadcast… We have been just systematically through the process so then we can eventually, hopefully, have all 40,000 digitized. I think as you watch… you’re seeing new episodes every week. So, every week, 25, 30 different episodes from different titles are showing up on Buzzr. So, stay tuned. Much more to come."
They also noted that the Michael Larson game of Press Your Luck is coming later this year.

On upcoming programming this year:

Ron Garfield: "We’ve got about 60 different titles that we’re looking through, but most importantly, I think you’ll see as the year progresses… this is the 75th anniversary of the television game show. So, what we’re doing throughout the entire year… is we’ve put together an overarching programming strategy… So, what you’ll see throughout the year… is all different titles and all different episodes of titles that are going to be coming through the lineup."
Mark Deetjen: "One of the things that we really want to do is we want to expand beyond Match Game ’78. We want to make sure we get to some of that 1973, when it first came back. We want to bring in ’73 and ’75 and we want to bring back more of the broad flavor of Match Game. You also see Ray Combs on Family Feud, you’ll also see the original versions of Password and Password Plus with Allen Ludden and things like that. You’ll see things like Trivia Trap, will be coming. And obviously we brought in Double Dare, we’ll also bring in Now You See It, which was a Jack Narz Show. So, we’ll start going through not just the different titles but also the different eras of the titles."

On The Price Is Right:

Mark Deetjen: "We would love to have all the original episodes of The Price Is Right. I mean, we get a lot of requests from that all the time. There’s a lot of people that are interested in The Price Is Right and it’s a little bit more complicated but we’re in constant communication with them and we’re really working as hard as we can to get Price Is Right. So, hopefully we’ll be able to make some announcements but right now, we’re just working to try to get it.
"While it is part of the Goodson-Todman library, there are also a number of parties with interest in the show. We’re working out all of those details and we are most certainly endeavoring to get that show on our channel. As the head of programming, it would be a massive coup for me and I also know that it would satisfy you, the viewers, in a big way. I would love to do a primetime lineup of The Price Is Right followed by Let’s Make a Deal, probably the two most iconic game shows from my youth that I remember so vividly."

On Buzzr’s fans:

Ron Garfield: "I’ve launched a lot of television networks and the last few years and I don’t think I’ve seen an audience as knowledgeable, as passionate and as outspoken as the Buzzr audience. They tell us what we do right, they’ll tell us what we do wrong, they respond constantly on social media and it’s really been, it’s great. It’s great to hear people are that invested and we’re making that kind of connection with people."
Mark Deetjen: "As a programmer, these are the fans that you dream about. They also happen to be, sometimes, the fans that you have nightmares about. They’re so, so smart about the genre that you cannot stumble because they are so good."

On the network’s promotions:

Ron Garfield:  "We’ve got a pretty amazing creative services team. Everything you see on the air is actually done by four guys: writing, producing, editing and then they do just a fantastic job for us.
"When we were putting together the vignettes that you see, we did some called Whatever Happened To? Our creative services people got in touch with the people at Spiegel Catalog… We’ve set up a meeting with the people at Spiegel. It’s amazing what they have and what they’re doing. We’re going to be talking to them about doing some things hopefully later on in the year."
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: MSTieScott on February 11, 2016, 07:39:10 PM
Family Feud was new to Buzzr today, resuming with episode 80-101 Prewett vs. Cea.

When Buzzr left off, the show was about to move to noon, to be commemorated by the Dallas Cowboys players vs. cheerleaders episodes that we saw on Sunday. Does Buzzr's resumption come before or after those episodes? (i.e., Did Buzzr presumably jump over those episodes because they just aired them, or might the episodes show up again very soon on the schedule?)
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: ivoryman1986 on February 11, 2016, 07:48:44 PM
Like I said and based on Jason Cranmer's collection of Body Language episodes, they go by production order, meaning the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders vs. Players tournament began on 80-116. Check the past GSN PDFs to show the proof.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: clemon79 on February 11, 2016, 08:31:56 PM
Mark Deetjen: "As a programmer, these are the fans that you dream about. They also happen to be, sometimes, the fans that you have nightmares about. They’re so, so smart about the genre that you cannot stumble because they are so good."

Gotta give him points for diplomacy.

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Our creative services people got in touch with the people at Spiegel Catalog

That's Spiegel, Chicago, 60609.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: Sodboy13 on February 11, 2016, 09:54:03 PM
At first I thought, "Wait, didn't Spiegel go out of business 20 or 25 years ago?" But then I remembered a Montgomery Ward catalog showed up at our house this week. Ah, zombie brands!
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: TraderRob on February 12, 2016, 12:20:50 AM
Family Feud was new to Buzzr today, resuming with episode 80-101 Prewett vs. Cea.

When Buzzr left off, the show was about to move to noon, to be commemorated by the Dallas Cowboys players vs. cheerleaders episodes that we saw on Sunday. Does Buzzr's resumption come before or after those episodes? (i.e., Did Buzzr presumably jump over those episodes because they just aired them, or might the episodes show up again very soon on the schedule?)

80-101 I have as airing on Thursday, June 26, 1980. 80-102 on June 27 and then I'm honestly not sure. The Dallas Cowboys/Cheerleaders (80-116 to 80-119) aired June 30-July 3. Richard has had virtually no opening monologue and so it's hard to pinpoint what day of the week it is, possibly because even the production staff didn't know. Not sure if the show aired on July 4 or not.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: gsfan85 on February 12, 2016, 12:48:22 AM
Is there an episode guide online somewhere that these episode numbers/family names can be found on? 
Thanks!
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: ivoryman1986 on February 12, 2016, 01:25:08 AM
Douglas(SRIV94) has that the Feud was pre-empted on April 24, 1980 so it did air on July 4.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: aaron sica on February 12, 2016, 07:59:19 AM
Douglas(SRIV94) has that the Feud was pre-empted on April 24, 1980 so it did air on July 4.

I think he goes by Doug..
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: TraderRob on February 13, 2016, 02:54:21 AM
Douglas(SRIV94) has that the Feud was pre-empted on April 24, 1980 so it did air on July 4.

Ok, perfect. As I was looking at airdates in others' collections, I saw that I was off by a day sometime shortly after the Guice's appearances. Thanks for confirming the actual date.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: jimlangefan on February 15, 2016, 04:32:37 PM
Heads up, Sale is airing the premiere of the syndie version tonight. Bet that is because of the Buzzr Bowl stunt.

Don't think we're gonna see John again until the 21st.

That is correct.  According to Buzzr's schedule for Valentine's Day, after the Valentine's Day marathon Buzzr will continue from last night's episodes.
Not to be Negative Nelly, but could this be really just be the end of their most recent batch of new episodes of the Sunday night shows?

It looks like it is indeed the case.  According to Buzzr's schedule for next Sunday night they are continuing from last Sunday night, so they have started repeating again.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: SRIV94 on February 16, 2016, 11:55:42 AM
Meanwhile, the TT episodes that aired Sunday are airing this week (9AM ET), so maybe we'll be moving forward in the run for a couple of weeks.  That would mean the permanent start of the all-quickie format would start airing Monday (and finish airing next Friday :) ).
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: PYLdude on February 16, 2016, 05:19:07 PM
Heads up, Sale is airing the premiere of the syndie version tonight. Bet that is because of the Buzzr Bowl stunt.

Don't think we're gonna see John again until the 21st.

That is correct.  According to Buzzr's schedule for Valentine's Day, after the Valentine's Day marathon Buzzr will continue from last night's episodes.
Not to be Negative Nelly, but could this be really just be the end of their most recent batch of new episodes of the Sunday night shows?

It looks like it is indeed the case.  According to Buzzr's schedule for next Sunday night they are continuing from last Sunday night, so they have started repeating again.

Source?

Only because I would like to keep up.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: jimlangefan on February 16, 2016, 06:08:30 PM
Heads up, Sale is airing the premiere of the syndie version tonight. Bet that is because of the Buzzr Bowl stunt.

Don't think we're gonna see John again until the 21st.

That is correct.  According to Buzzr's schedule for Valentine's Day, after the Valentine's Day marathon Buzzr will continue from last night's episodes.
Not to be Negative Nelly, but could this be really just be the end of their most recent batch of new episodes of the Sunday night shows?

It looks like it is indeed the case.  According to Buzzr's schedule for next Sunday night they are continuing from last Sunday night, so they have started repeating again.

Source?

Only because I would like to keep up.

http://www.buzzrplay.com/schedule  Then click on Sunday.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: PYLdude on February 16, 2016, 07:56:49 PM
Jaimal, I'm assuming you're on desktop or tablet because the mobile setup only allows me to view two days. Nor does it display any info as to the particular episodes of the various Buzzr shows.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: SRIV94 on February 17, 2016, 10:50:51 AM
Meanwhile, the TT episodes that aired Sunday are airing this week (9AM ET), so maybe we'll be moving forward in the run for a couple of weeks.  That would mean the permanent start of the all-quickie format would start airing Monday (and finish airing next Friday :) ).

Or maybe this Friday at 9:30.  The first two episodes of the following taping (William Shatner/Amanda Blake/Bobby Van/Elaine Joyce) aired this morning.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: jimlangefan on February 17, 2016, 11:20:41 AM
Match Game '78 is also new this week.  The Star Wheel era will begin today and will continue into next week as well.  But at the rate BUZZR is going, the new episodes will end when they switch over to the new set.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: jimlangefan on February 24, 2016, 02:01:11 PM
Super Password will be new again for two weeks starting February 29th.  They should pick up from where they left off in the tournament.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: PYLdude on February 24, 2016, 05:19:01 PM
Super Password will be new again for two weeks starting February 29th.  They should pick up from where they left off in the tournament.

Wait, they didn't finish it? I was under the impression that they showed the whole thing
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: jimlangefan on February 24, 2016, 06:02:08 PM
Super Password will be new again for two weeks starting February 29th.  They should pick up from where they left off in the tournament.

Wait, they didn't finish it? I was under the impression that they showed the whole thing

Nope they cut off at the last semi-final match I believe.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: ivoryman1986 on February 24, 2016, 10:46:09 PM
And next week, you'll see the Grand Finals of the Super Password tournament and with the additional 20 episodes coming up, it's getting close to where GSN stopped at in September 1999 when it preceded Extreme Gong.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: PYLdude on February 29, 2016, 12:14:11 AM
Okay, noticing something in tonight's Sale episodes. I noted an error in the feed when the first episode when it aired the first time...looks like they kept it in.

Second, they also appear to have skipped an episode...did they do that when these eps first aired? Don't seem to remember them doing so.

(One more thing: wasn't one half of this week's carryover champion team on Beat the Clock on Press Your Luck? Seem to remember seeing Suanne being on during the most recent Casino block of PYL eps.)
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: Allstar87 on February 29, 2016, 07:54:15 PM
Second, they also appear to have skipped an episode...did they do that when these eps first aired? Don't seem to remember them doing so.

Buzzr only skips one episode; episode 8, originally aired Jan. 16, 1985.

(One more thing: wasn't one half of this week's carryover champion team on Beat the Clock on Press Your Luck? Seem to remember seeing Suanne being on during the most recent Casino block of PYL eps.)

You are indeed correct! The last name's different, but it's definitely her.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: PYLdude on February 29, 2016, 09:15:55 PM
Second, they also appear to have skipped an episode...did they do that when these eps first aired? Don't seem to remember them doing so.

Buzzr only skips one episode; episode 8, originally aired Jan. 16, 1985.

(One more thing: wasn't one half of this week's carryover champion team on Beat the Clock on Press Your Luck? Seem to remember seeing Suanne being on during the most recent Casino block of PYL eps.)

You are indeed correct! The last name's different, but it's definitely her.

1) muchas  gracias, sir.

2) nice to know my eyes weren't playing tricks on me. :)
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: jimlangefan on March 01, 2016, 06:37:50 PM
According to Buzzr's online schedule. Next Monday March 7th, Card Sharks will be new for the next two weeks.  This now makes LMAD the only show on the schedule to have not been refreshed yet.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: Sodboy13 on March 01, 2016, 10:16:57 PM
Did LMAD start with a larger initial stockpile of episodes? I feel like I've seen fewer repeats of it than some other shows.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: PYLdude on March 01, 2016, 10:19:05 PM
Did LMAD start with a larger initial stockpile of episodes? I feel like I've seen fewer repeats of it than some other shows.

That, plus they don't seem to run it as often by comparison (i.e. it doesn't get too much play outside of weeknights and Sunday morning).
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: Thunder on March 02, 2016, 02:15:04 AM
I had to go to my in-car computer twice tonight to make sure that I was looking for the correct person, and you have the ability to remember people appearing on different game shows?

I need you as a ridealong.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: PYLdude on March 02, 2016, 03:33:06 AM
I had to go to my in-car computer twice tonight to make sure that I was looking for the correct person, and you have the ability to remember people appearing on different game shows?

I need you as a ridealong.

I recognize faces fairly well...so chances are if I've seen you before, I'll likely recognize you. Even if it was only from watching TV.

Don't know how much help I'd be to ya though.  ;)
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: Julius on March 07, 2016, 04:57:07 PM
Buzzr will be showing Press Your Luck from the beginning, once again, Thursday 3/10 from 7 PM-8 PM ET and a repeat on Friday 3/11 from 1 PM-2 PM ET, with episodes 1 and 2 from 1983. Info from: http://buzzrplay.com/schedule
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: SwohS Emag on March 09, 2016, 11:18:53 AM
Zap2It shows a slightly altered schedule for Buzzr beginning on Tuesday March 22.  From 8-10pm, it lists an episode each of LMAD, He Said She Said, Password Plus and Super Password.  Only Wednesday 3/23, the same block pre-empts the afternoon black-and-white shows, except that Beat the Clock airs in place of the LMAD airing.  And at 8pm that night, Tattle Tales airs.  The schedule stops there, for now.  I'm guessing this has something to do with their March Madness event.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: chad1m on March 22, 2016, 11:37:51 AM
Per the Buzzr newsletter (http://us10.campaign-archive1.com/?u=d29a86147dadf1b53ada0cd5b&id=fe6f432be2&e=9eeb268b56), Card Sharks week with Bob Eubanks will be coming in April.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: JohnXXVII on April 05, 2016, 04:01:30 PM
Buzzr is airing episodes of To Tell the Truth that are new to the network this week.

Buzzr has skipped about as many episodes of TTTT as they've aired! I do hope they eventually edit and air all those cigarette-sponsored TTTT episodes. They have edited out the occasional cigarette ad on episodes that they do air.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: snowpeck on April 06, 2016, 02:18:33 AM
Buzzr is airing episodes of To Tell the Truth that are new to the network this week.

Buzzr has skipped about as many episodes of TTTT as they've aired! I do hope they eventually edit and air all those cigarette-sponsored TTTT episodes. They have edited out the occasional cigarette ad on episodes that they do air.
Editing out the occasional alternate sponsor ad is one thing, but when the logo is all over the set and the host plugs the product himself, that's something else entirely.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: chris319 on April 07, 2016, 01:03:48 AM
I don't know if the ban on cigarette advertising applies to cable as well as to broadcast TV. Did GSN ever air shows with cigarette ads left in?

BUZZR TV is on over-the-air broadcast television so one would think all of the billboards would have to come out, i.e. Bud Collyer saying "brought to you this week by Salem cigarettes". IGAS is a different can of worms, though, with "Winston" all over the set.

Was it on BUZZR TV or YouTube that I saw an ad for either Newport or KOOL cigarettes starring none other than Gene Wood?
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: trainman on April 07, 2016, 10:50:00 PM
I don't know if the ban on cigarette advertising applies to cable as well as to broadcast TV.

The law reads as follows (15 USC 1335 (https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/15/1335)):

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After January 1, 1971, it shall be unlawful to advertise cigarettes and little cigars on any medium of electronic communication subject to the jurisdiction of the Federal Communications Commission.

Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: jjman920 on April 08, 2016, 12:27:32 AM
I don't know if the ban on cigarette advertising applies to cable as well as to broadcast TV. Did GSN ever air shows with cigarette ads left in?
I don't think they left the cigarette ads in, but they definitely aired the Winston IGAS eps and I don't think they left out the mentions of the brand at the top of the show or when Garry would hand out a carton with the winnings.

They also aired the Salem TTTT and Password episodes as well, I think with the references there left intact as well.

I wonder how they went about airing those at the time they did, but didn't ever since then. Special permission from the FCC?
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: TimK2003 on April 08, 2016, 01:27:11 AM
I don't know if the ban on cigarette advertising applies to cable as well as to broadcast TV. Did GSN ever air shows with cigarette ads left in?
I don't think they left the cigarette ads in, but they definitely aired the Winston IGAS eps and I don't think they left out the mentions of the brand at the top of the show or when Garry would hand out a carton with the winnings.

They also aired the Salem TTTT and Password episodes as well, I think with the references there left intact as well.

I wonder how they went about airing those at the time they did, but didn't ever since then. Special permission from the FCC?

Judging by how long the Winston (Cigarettes) Cup lasted in NASCAR, with the Winston logo very easy to spot during those races up until 2003 (it was RJ Reynolds' decision to cease sponsorship of the races, not any kind of FCC or government law) it sounds like passive "ad placements" where the name & or logo is displayed is still okay, past or present.  Same with Gary Moore saying, "Take this carton of Winston Cigarettes with our compliments" is presumed to be allowed, as it is not elaborating on the product which then is not an "ad" per se.

Another example is in older movies & TV shows which were shot on location, there may have been scenes where cigarette signs, billboards, displays, or actual packs were seen.  Those scenes are still intact in modern day TV airings as they are not "selling" the product.  Even Dick Clark's Blooper Shows would occasionally show brief clips of some of the jingles used in cigarette commercials with no problem, and that was in the 80s.

IIRC in GSN's case, they would voluntarily air Anti-Smoking PSAs as a trade-off.  Not sure if and when they stopped that practice.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: JasonA1 on April 08, 2016, 02:04:31 AM
The law reads as follows (15 USC 1335 (https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/15/1335)):

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After January 1, 1971, it shall be unlawful to advertise cigarettes and little cigars on any medium of electronic communication subject to the jurisdiction of the Federal Communications Commission.

Unless they're worried about a broad interpretation of the FCC's power, that would mean cable stations could air the cigarette programs if they wanted to, so far I as read it. The FCC got involved with cable as it pertained to public access & network rebroadcasting, but not in its content (which is why cursing & nudity can fly on cable - you just need advertisers willing to play ball).

-Jason
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: snowpeck on April 08, 2016, 02:15:17 AM
GSN aired Old Gold-sponsored episodes of Two for the Money at one point too.  You have to wonder if at this point the problem is worrying about complaints from viewers rather than actually breaking the law.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: JacksonBrowne1980 on April 08, 2016, 07:31:37 PM
i wish I had buzzr on my cable provider but I have dish network
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: Johnissoevil on April 09, 2016, 12:25:20 AM
i wish I had buzzr on my cable provider but I have dish network

You should be able to pick up My9 in your area.  Or possibly Fox 29, considering where you are...

Oh, wait.  The person installing the antenna professionally has to be 18 or over.  Nevermind.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: chris319 on April 10, 2016, 05:52:46 AM
Broadcast stations are licensed by the FCC.

What cable system is licensed by the FCC? There is no radio-frequency emission into the "ether".
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: trainman on April 10, 2016, 07:21:43 PM
Broadcast stations are licensed by the FCC.

What cable system is licensed by the FCC? There is no radio-frequency emission into the "ether".

They're not licensed in the same sense that broadcast stations are, but they are registered and regulated. See, for example, this page at FCC.gov (https://www.fcc.gov/media/engineering/cable-system-registration#block-menu-block-4).

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The FCC has technical quality standards (https://www.fcc.gov/consumers/guides/subscriber-signal-quality-standards) that define a basic quality of service that cable subscribers are entitled to receive. Cable companies serving 1,000 or more subscribers must test semi-annually to demonstrate that they meet these standards.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: chris319 on April 10, 2016, 07:57:10 PM
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The FCC has technical quality standards
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: snowpeck on April 10, 2016, 08:01:47 PM
The FCC has an FAQ (https://www.fcc.gov/media/program-content-regulations) on its website wherein this question is asked:

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Q:  Can a cable system carry advertisements for cigarettes?

A:  No.  Advertisements for cigarettes, little cigars and smokeless tobacco are prohibited on any medium of electronic communication subject to the jurisdiction of the Federal Communications Commission.  Laws against these types of advertising have criminal penalties and are administered by the U.S.  Department of Justice rather than by the Commission.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: parliboy on April 10, 2016, 09:06:56 PM
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The FCC has technical quality standards

Chris, let's use Occam's Razor here.  There are two types of ad bans: voluntary, such as hard alcohol did for years, and involuntary.   Which version is in place to explain the fact that we haven't seen cigarette ads on TV in 45 years?  Because it's one of the two.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: PYLdude on April 11, 2016, 01:07:19 AM
Didn't check where the other series were but the Sunday night lineup refreshed tonight. Sale picked up with John's big win and followed it with what I believe had to be the episode following the two they aired for Buzzr Brackets.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: SwohS Emag on April 11, 2016, 09:02:36 AM
Didn't check where the other series were but the Sunday night lineup refreshed tonight. Sale picked up with John's big win and followed it with what I believe had to be the episode following the two they aired for Buzzr Brackets.

That's correct.  Too bad that they skipped John Goss's 2nd to last show, just as GSN did.

BTC started with episode #19 (aired 10/12/79, which I think they have run before) and continued with #20 (aired 10/15/79). 

Double Dare started at #21 (1/10/77), and I didn't get far enough this morning to figure out which ep they ran next.  I believe they ran DD #22, #24, and #25 during Brackets, so my educated guess would be that they ran #23.

EDITED to correct the airdates for the BTC eps, which I got incorrect in my original posting.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: SRIV94 on April 11, 2016, 12:09:37 PM
It would appear we have a couple of weeks of "new to the network" BL eps.  Today's show hadn't aired before.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: jimlangefan on April 11, 2016, 02:24:29 PM
It looks like Card Sharks is getting refreshed again as well starting tomorrow.  I'm still confused at why LMAD hasn't been refreshed yet.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: SRIV94 on April 18, 2016, 08:50:23 AM
It would appear we have a couple of weeks of "new to the network" BL eps.  Today's show hadn't aired before.

And by "a couple of weeks" I meant "one week."
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: WhammyPower on April 18, 2016, 04:11:22 PM
We have new-to-Buzzr "Match Game" episodes today!
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: TraderRob on April 19, 2016, 01:03:10 PM
It would appear we have a couple of weeks of "new to the network" BL eps.  Today's show hadn't aired before.

And by "a couple of weeks" I meant "one week."

And it's just so random. Last week, there were three new-to-Buzzr Card Sharks episodes. That's happened with Family Feud too. You have to keep recording every day because you don't know what you're going to get.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: Jamey Greek on April 23, 2016, 02:54:51 PM
It would appear we have a couple of weeks of "new to the network" BL eps.  Today's show hadn't aired before.

And by "a couple of weeks" I meant "one week."

And it's just so random. Last week, there were three new-to-Buzzr Card Sharks episodes. That's happened with Family Feud too. You have to keep recording every day because you don't know what you're going to get.

To paraphrase Forrest Gump: "Buzzr is like a box of chocolates.  You never know what you're gonna get!"
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: chrisholland03 on April 24, 2016, 11:34:27 AM
Pray it's not a laxative

Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: Thunder on April 24, 2016, 02:35:48 PM
Moments like this make me proud of humanity. :D

(http://i.imgur.com/XnBaxzw.jpg)
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: PYLdude on April 24, 2016, 05:54:06 PM
Seeing that post reminds me of a user we had here called "Computer" who posted a small handful of posts in a similar style.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: chrisholland03 on April 24, 2016, 07:34:58 PM
Moments like this make me proud of humanity. :D

(http://i.imgur.com/XnBaxzw.jpg)

Spoke too soon about the laxative.  Much verbal diarrhea spewed above.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: BrandonFG on April 24, 2016, 08:06:48 PM
Roger, is that a record for the longest run-on sentence ever?
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: Thunder on April 25, 2016, 12:54:12 AM
Give him the car anyway!
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: PYLdude on April 25, 2016, 02:05:16 AM
Give him the car anyway!

Okay!

(http://wwwimage.cbsstatic.com/base/files/styles/596xh/public/firstzonk.jpg)
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: PYLdude on April 25, 2016, 02:07:31 AM
In all seriousness, though, I have to wonder if comments sections and Facebook pages are the best sources of unintentional comedy in the world. Some of these people, I tell ya.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: Thunder on April 26, 2016, 09:08:02 PM
The Buzzr Facebook page's user comments are quite hilarious because you've got a few people acting like Buzzr Ambassadors. They try to answer all the questions, because Buzzr doesn't give a rat's ass.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: BrandonFG on April 26, 2016, 11:01:28 PM
The Buzzr Facebook page's user comments are quite hilarious because you've got a few people acting like Buzzr Ambassadors. They try to answer all the questions, because Buzzr doesn't give a rat's ass.
I've noticed this on the Antenna TV page as well, usually when someone asks about why certain shows air at certain times, or when they'll pick up a show they don't have the rights to air. Nine times out of 10, the Internet hall monitors are way more obnoxious.

Don't they have a Wikipedia page to closely guard?
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: Thunder on April 27, 2016, 12:00:42 AM
That Peacock guy probably got it deleted. :D
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: PYLdude on May 02, 2016, 01:11:58 AM
And the Sunday night lineup reset again after only three weeks.

I'm guessing that it's gonna be a good long while before we get our next big winner...which by my calculation would've started tonight, no, because her jackpot was a little over $60K, $64K if I remember correctly? (And while I'm at it, out of all the folks that won the lot during this era, that was the lowest jackpot winning total, right? I'm not sure if anybody else besides John Gose(?), Alice Conkright, and Tim Holleran went all the way and each one of those jackpots was over seventy grand.)
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: TLEberle on May 02, 2016, 01:28:33 AM
And the Sunday night lineup reset again after only three weeks.

I'm guessing that it's gonna be a good long while before we get our next big winner...which by my calculation would've started tonight, no, because her jackpot was a little over $60K, $64K if I remember correctly? (And while I'm at it, out of all the folks that won the lot during this era, that was the lowest jackpot winning total, right? I'm not sure if anybody else besides John Gose(?), Alice Conkright, and Tim Holleran went all the way and each one of those jackpots was over seventy grand.)

Was somebody talking about numbers? My spidey-sense tingled.

John's jackpot was $72,000; Helaine won $64,000, Alice $77,000 and Tim $90,000 and that was it. I wonder if the cash value of All The Things was dependent upon the size of the cash jackpot, or if the prize coordination is done so far in advance that you can't control that.

Watching the run from the beginning, John is spending up like a boss, and getting lots of control of the Fame Game board, which inflates his final total a great deal.

Fun fact: John was the first person to buy a major prize. Several contestants won a few games and had the chance but pushed a little too far and were thanked for their participation.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: PYLdude on May 02, 2016, 01:55:34 AM
Funny you bring up buying stuff vs. not buying stuff...Alice only ended up with what, about five large worth of additional stuff? Compare that with the guy she beat to become champion, who ended up with about $18k or so. Took all kinds I guess.

Next question: what do you think made for a more dramatic end result, the shopping round or the Winner's Board? To me, it's the former because the risk is so great and you don't know who's going to be waiting for you next time out. Whereas in the Winner's Board, the only drama is in the decision to retire after clearing the board. I mean sure, you still have to win, but you could easily rack up $30-$50k in winnings with a couple lucky picks of the board whereas if you wanted that kind of haul in the shopping round you had to do more work.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: TLEberle on May 02, 2016, 02:20:24 AM
Funny you bring up buying stuff vs. not buying stuff...Alice only ended up with what, about five large worth of additional stuff? Compare that with the guy she beat to become champion, who ended up with about $18k or so. Took all kinds I guess.
Alice won $141,400 and her lot was $136k. Her domination of the Fame Game segment won her the food processor, gold dumbbells and the like.

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Next question: what do you think made for a more dramatic end result, the shopping round or the Winner's Board? To me, it's the former because the risk is so great and you don't know who's going to be waiting for you next time out.
The thing of it is that the showroom allows you to zone out until the drumroll and decision because Jay Stewart is doing the legwork. The winner's bored prizes were almost always lower than the entry level $85 major prize (you're not going to find those month-long trips or big expensive jewelry pieces on the board) but there's almost always the chance of winning something really good, but at least it feels a little satisfying. The thing that's not-so-great about the bored is that even with incumbency it takes eleven wins to hit paydirt, rather than seven or eight shopping days, depending.

I would almost take a page from Dream House/the original Sale/Century for the shopping ending: you could stay on and put your money in the bank (can I also say that one of the only things I enjoyed even a bit on Temptation was the "10% off" coupon) and carry on, or do a Fast Forward and attempt to win any prize you can't yet afford by winning a bonus game whose difficulty is contingent upon the difference, but if you blow it the next episode features three new challengers.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: PYLdude on May 02, 2016, 02:24:25 AM
I thought the Aussies did the Winner's Board pretty well...you risk every prize every time you come back, plus the cash jackpot stays as the final level. Not that $50,000 is chump change, but...
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: aaron sica on May 02, 2016, 04:03:16 PM
From the "BuzzrPlus+" channel on Facebook, I found  this interesting:

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Here's something you may not know. FremantleMedia and BUZZR provide 2 hours of "bonus" content weekly to affiliates to air on another subchannel in their frequency. Those shows include the syndicated 1986 Card Sharks with Bill Rafferty and the syndicated 1999 Family Feud with Louie Anderson. KGNG Las Vegas airs those 2 games on their independent subchannel branded Movies Plus, channel 47.5 (BUZZR's on 47.2). KCDO-TV Sterling/Denver took it one (big) step up. The independent station branded K3 airs those games on their primary channel, 3.1 on Saturdays at 4:00 PM local time. It's the only footprint BUZZR has on the satellite pay-TV outlets, as K3 is carried on all cable/satellite/telco systems in the Denver market. So our friends in Denver, and the surrounding areas, having access to the BUZZR network (on KCDO's OTA channel 3.3) or not, can watch 2 hours of BUZZR game shows. Interestingly enough, it's two versions of games that aren't carried on the network. Nifty, isn't it?
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: isucgv on May 02, 2016, 06:05:28 PM
Thanks for sharing this!  I live in Denver and while we don't yet have Buzzr on Comcast (and I don't have an antenna to receive the OTA channel), this is definitely good to know about.  Thanks!
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: splinkynip on May 03, 2016, 09:45:14 AM
Regarding SotC. I've seen all these shows for the first time now since some during the USA days and otherwise originally 31 years ago. I forgot how good this show was and how Jim Perry really shined. I remember when both daytime and then nighttime first switched over to the Winner's Board and as a kid, I grew to like that better. But now looking back, it just killed part of the originality of the show. Sure, most people continued until they won the cash jackpot or lost, but once the shopping was dropped, the front game became less important in terms of how much was won there. Then that winner's big money game put the nail in the coffin.

Wondering how many contestants between daytime and nighttime stopped after clearing the board and opted not to risk it for the additional $50,000. And did anyone risk it and lost the next day?

Anyone know how many times in daytime was everything won? How many stopped at the cash jackpot level? I would think that was the reasoning for switching the order in the syndicated version.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: PYLdude on May 06, 2016, 08:18:38 PM
As far to my knowledge:

Everyone who took the risk on the Winners Board did so successfully.

At least two contestants stopped after clearing it.

The original lot was claimed once on the daytime series, as was the lot plus the jackpot.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: Bryce L. on May 06, 2016, 08:32:33 PM
As far to my knowledge:
At least two contestants stopped after clearing it.
Actually, there's at least three known: Jeff Hewitt, Margerite Newhouse (both in late 1984), and Andy Ross (somewhere between January and April 1987)
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: PYLdude on May 06, 2016, 08:48:51 PM
As far to my knowledge:
At least two contestants stopped after clearing it.
Actually, there's at least three known: Jeff Hewitt, Margerite Newhouse (both in late 1984), and Andy Ross (somewhere between January and April 1987)

That's why I said "to my knowledge". I knew there was probably another.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: jimlangefan on May 09, 2016, 01:46:15 PM
On top of Card Sharks with Bob Eubanks, Blockbusters has been refreshed starting this week as well.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: SwohS Emag on May 09, 2016, 01:55:32 PM
Zap2It shows that the default lineup on Sunday, May 22, will be replaced with panel shows.  It even lists an hour worth of half-hour TTTT segments (as opposed to 40 minutes), suggesting episodes from 1969 or later will be aired.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: Dan88 on May 09, 2016, 03:36:58 PM
I was watching a Double Dare episode on YouTube a few minutes ago (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v= J-u363T2fsw; I can't remember how to link to the video without embedding it, sorry :( ), and it had a long promo for Buzzr's "75 years of the TV game show" celebrations starting at the 3:32 mark. While there's a bunch of clips in there, one around 3:56 caught my eye since it was from Split Personality.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: TPIR75 on May 09, 2016, 03:43:58 PM
On top of Card Sharks with Bob Eubanks, Blockbusters has been refreshed starting this week as well.

According to the online schedule, Press Your Luck is also refreshing this week.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: MSTieScott on May 10, 2016, 07:52:52 PM
According to the online schedule, Press Your Luck is also refreshing this week.

Press Your Luck is currently in the two weeks of episodes that were "new" when Buzzr refreshed it a couple of months or so ago. The next new-to-Buzzr episode will be the one that aired on 2/9/84. I don't know whether the schedule shows that as coming up, as it would still be more than a week away.

I think they said they planned to air Michael Larson's episodes sometime during the summer, so if they plan on doing that as part of the chronological order, they'll have to start airing new-to-Buzzr episodes sooner rather than later.

Buzzr has started airing a PYL promo that includes some Whammy animations that have yet to appear in episodes, for whatever that's worth.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: PYLdude on May 10, 2016, 09:31:33 PM
Zap2It shows that the default lineup on Sunday, May 22, will be replaced with panel shows.  It even lists an hour worth of half-hour TTTT segments (as opposed to 40 minutes), suggesting episodes from 1969 or later will be aired.

Default meaning the primetime lineup, I take it?
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: SwohS Emag on May 11, 2016, 08:51:57 AM
Zap2It shows that the default lineup on Sunday, May 22, will be replaced with panel shows.  It even lists an hour worth of half-hour TTTT segments (as opposed to 40 minutes), suggesting episodes from 1969 or later will be aired.

Default meaning the primetime lineup, I take it?

Yes - By "default," I intended to pithily imply that the schedule of programming that occurs on a Buzzr Sunday evening when no special promotions or events are otherwise airing.  The May 22 event is listed to start at 6pm ET, so the default lineup in this case would be PYL from 6-8, then SOTC/BTC/DD from 8-11 and repeated from 11-2.

Another example of a default lineup on Buzzr weeknights would have included FF x 2 at 5pm ET, Super Password x 2 at 6pm ET, and PYL x 2 at 7pm ET.  However, the default setting was changed on April 25, replacing the 6pm ET hour of SP with Card Sharks (Eubanks).
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: PYLdude on May 11, 2016, 05:27:52 PM
All you had to say was "yes".
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: PYLdude on May 12, 2016, 05:41:42 PM
And apparently it is only for a week. Wonder why.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: Thunder on May 16, 2016, 02:05:27 AM
Saw these on BUZZR's Facebook page and had to chuckle...

(http://i.imgur.com/8jn7DZo.png)

and

(http://i.imgur.com/vcMaAO4.png)

:D
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: PYLdude on May 16, 2016, 02:27:35 AM
I'm chuckling more at the one like on the first one than the actual post itself.

The second screenshot I feel is missing context... was there a death hoax we were unaware of?
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: aaron sica on May 16, 2016, 08:23:47 AM
I'm chuckling more at the one like on the first one than the actual post itself.

I'm checking even more at same said person complained about spam on their facebook page. Uh, hello, pot? This is kettle....
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: SRIV94 on May 16, 2016, 11:45:28 AM
Zap2It shows that the default lineup on Sunday, May 22, will be replaced with panel shows.  It even lists an hour worth of half-hour TTTT segments (as opposed to 40 minutes), suggesting episodes from 1969 or later will be aired.

Buzzr's site says two 1971 eps will air.

And BL moved ahead to the 4/2/85 ep.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: Thunder on May 16, 2016, 05:16:33 PM
I'm chuckling more at the one like on the first one than the actual post itself.

The second screenshot I feel is missing context... was there a death hoax we were unaware of?

Nope. That just stood out there all by itself. No context whatsoever. Which made it much more bizarre, of course.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: snowpeck on May 16, 2016, 11:25:13 PM
I figured out how to get more advanced schedules from Buzzr's website. The schedule for June 1 seems to be a marathon of some sort. Can't figure out what though. Also of note, that night LMAD refreshes with episodes from 1985. The regular lineup returns the next day, but with 1985 LMAD continuing.

Some things that are hard to discern what they are, but I at least spy the 1987 Ray Combs Family Feud pilot in there.

4:00pm
Super Password 84
Two teams, consisting of a celebrity guest and a contestant, guess words from one word clues given by their partners, with each "password" a clue to the "password puzzle" (the name of a person, place or thing).

4:30pm
Super Password 85
Two teams, consisting of a celebrity guest and a contestant, guess words from one word clues given by their partners, with each "password" a clue to the "password puzzle" (the name of a person, place or thing). (original airdate 9/23/1985)

5:00pm
Press Your Luck 83
Three players use spins on a wheel to collect cash and prizes while trying to avoid the "Whammy" who bankrupts a player. (original air date: 9/19/83)

5:30pm
Press Your Luck 84
Three players use spins on a wheel to collect cash and prizes while trying to avoid the "Whammy" who bankrupts a player.

6:00pm
To Tell The Truth 61
A celebrity panel tries to guess which of three contestants is the person they are claiming to be. (original airdate 12/18/1961)

6:40pm
I've Got a Secret 62
Four celebrity panelists try to guess the secret of a contestant by asking questions of that person that result in "yes" or "no" answers. Tenth anniversary show. (original airdate 6/18/1962)

7:20pm
What's My Line? 55
Four celebrity panelists try to guess the occupation of a guest by asking questions that result in yes or no answers. Mystery guest: Pearl Bailey

8:00pm
Let's Make A Deal 85
Contestants attempt to trade items for prizes with the possibility of winning something more valuable or a worthless piece of junk called a "Zonk." Today's big deal is worth $9,046.

8:30pm
Let's Make A Deal 85
Contestants attempt to trade items for prizes with the possibility of winning something more valuable or a worthless piece of junk called a "Zonk." Today's big deal is worth $9,426.

9:00pm
Family Feud 77
Two families, each composed of five members, compete against each other to guess the answers with the results of a survey of one hundred people.

9:30pm
Family Feud 80
Two families, each composed of five members, compete against each other to guess the answers with the results of a survey of one hundred people.

10:00pm
Family Feud 87
Pilot. Two families, each composed of five members, compete against each other to guess the answers with the results of a survey of one hundred people.

10:30pm
Family Feud 89
Two families, each composed of five members, compete against each other to guess the answers with the results of a survey of one hundred people.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: Thunder on May 16, 2016, 11:45:37 PM
I know there's no way around it, but I laugh at those Generic Show Descriptions. It reminds me of The Price is Right's "These toaster pastries are a delicious way to start your day." and "This butt cream is soothing and relaxing for your swollen blood vessels."
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: clemon79 on May 16, 2016, 11:58:02 PM
Lesson just learned:

Don't ever Bing "ass cream" with SafeSearch turned off.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: BrandonFG on May 17, 2016, 12:15:52 AM
I know there's no way around it, but I laugh at those Generic Show Descriptions. It reminds me of The Price is Right's "These toaster pastries are a delicious way to start your day." and "This butt cream is soothing and relaxing for your swollen blood vessels."
For some reason, I got a chuckle out of the fact that, for LMAD, they are specific about the price of the Big Deal.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: PYLdude on May 17, 2016, 12:45:01 AM
So I guess we have to start calling the Black & White Coffee Break the Black & White Dinner Break?
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: snowpeck on May 17, 2016, 01:50:44 AM
So I guess we have to start calling the Black & White Coffee Break the Black & White Dinner Break?
That's not a permanent change. It's for that one day only.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: parliboy on May 17, 2016, 07:46:06 AM
Lesson just learned:

Don't ever Bing "ass cream" with SafeSearch turned off.

I scream, you scream, ...
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: SwohS Emag on May 17, 2016, 10:41:18 AM
The June 1 event may be a "Buzzr's First Birthday" event.  I'm guessing both the Super Password and PYL eps will be the first episode followed by the one-year-anniversary episode.  The TTTT episode's first subject includes Cecil Underwood, the first subject on TTTT's first episode.  The IGAS 10th anniversary ep is probably the closest thing that they have air-ready at this point.  Not sure about WML.  Also not sure about FF, but glad to see new stuff on the way.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: snowpeck on May 17, 2016, 12:43:53 PM
The June 1 event may be a "Buzzr's First Birthday" event.  I'm guessing both the Super Password and PYL eps will be the first episode followed by the one-year-anniversary episode.  The TTTT episode's first subject includes Cecil Underwood, the first subject on TTTT's first episode.  The IGAS 10th anniversary ep is probably the closest thing that they have air-ready at this point.  Not sure about WML.  Also not sure about FF, but glad to see new stuff on the way.
Good deduction. Now that I look at it, the WML episode is their fifth anniversary show as well.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: jimlangefan on May 17, 2016, 06:27:45 PM
I would have liked to have seen the original syndie version of LMAD continue, but I will definitely take this for sure!!
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: Dbacksfan12 on May 17, 2016, 07:30:37 PM
I know there's no way around it, but I laugh at those Generic Show Descriptions. It reminds me of The Price is Right's "These toaster pastries are a delicious way to start your day." and "This butt cream is soothing and relaxing for your swollen blood vessels."
For some reason, I got a chuckle out of the fact that, for LMAD, they are specific about the price of the Big Deal.
They also list their videos for LMaD on YouTube in a similar fashion.  Perhaps for some reason (this is purely speculation), the people behind BUZZR think by pimping the dollar value, more people are inclined to tune in.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: MSTieScott on May 17, 2016, 08:43:10 PM
They also list their videos for LMaD on YouTube in a similar fashion.  Perhaps for some reason (this is purely speculation), the people behind BUZZR think by pimping the dollar value, more people are inclined to tune in.

Buzzr likes to identify individual episodes of several of its other series by original air date (or for What's My Line?, by mystery guest), rather than by production number. Maybe the Big Deal value is how Buzzr individually identifies LMaD episodes? (Here I'm assuming that this syndicated version did not have fixed air dates -- I could be wrong about that.)

Press Your Luck loops back around to episode one on Thursday. Aw.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: snowpeck on May 17, 2016, 08:58:49 PM
They also list their videos for LMaD on YouTube in a similar fashion.  Perhaps for some reason (this is purely speculation), the people behind BUZZR think by pimping the dollar value, more people are inclined to tune in.
Buzzr hasn't uploaded any full episodes to YouTube. That's someone else's account. Other than airdate (not applicable in a syndicated show) or episode number, how do you differentiate episodes of LMAD though?
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: BrandonFG on May 17, 2016, 09:55:16 PM
Buzzr hasn't uploaded any full episodes to YouTube. That's someone else's account. Other than airdate (not applicable in a syndicated show) or episode number, how do you differentiate episodes of LMAD though?
"Bob and Karen from Wichita (Laurel and Hardy costume) played for a Chevette and lost. Cindy from San Bernardino (bunny rabbit costume) won a washer and dryer. $9,431 Big Deal."

/Or something :P
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: jimlangefan on May 18, 2016, 01:58:02 PM
The June 1 event may be a "Buzzr's First Birthday" event.  I'm guessing both the Super Password and PYL eps will be the first episode followed by the one-year-anniversary episode.  The TTTT episode's first subject includes Cecil Underwood, the first subject on TTTT's first episode.  The IGAS 10th anniversary ep is probably the closest thing that they have air-ready at this point.  Not sure about WML.  Also not sure about FF, but glad to see new stuff on the way.
Good deduction. Now that I look at it, the WML episode is their fifth anniversary show as well.

This is the case it looks like.  BUZZR just sent out an email stating that Let's Make A Deal will be new all month long beginning June 1st and there will be a sweepstakes scratcher each day from May 30th to June 1st.  Also there will be special marathons of Celebrity Family Feud, Match Game, & To Tell The Truth.  I would assume this would be to coincide with the premieres of those shows on ABC.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: Sodboy13 on May 18, 2016, 03:56:39 PM
Saw a tweet that Buzzr is now available in Indianapolis. I believe it's on 28.1.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: PYLdude on May 18, 2016, 10:59:35 PM
I may be crazy but over the years I've grown to like the 70s syndie series far better than the 1984 series. Everything on the latter version just seems too loud and garish where as the first one is the right combination of wacky and class.

Maybe that's strange but hey.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: BrandonFG on May 18, 2016, 11:09:16 PM
I may be crazy but over the years I've grown to like the 70s syndie series far better than the 1984 series. Everything on the latter version just seems too loud and garish where as the first one is the right combination of wacky and class.

Maybe that's strange but hey.
Much as I enjoyed the 80s version, I'm slowly agreeing with you, and it boils down to this: Dean (and to a lesser extent, Brian) served as a great sidekick, but there's no beating the chemistry between Monty and Jay.

I liked the colorful geometric shapes of the 80s version, but yeah, overall it seemed a bit too slick, presentation-wise. The 70s version had a certain charm that gives it the edge.

However, I do wish there were more cues from the 80s versions in the clear, from both 1980 and '84. Some of them were really kickass.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: PYLdude on May 18, 2016, 11:30:58 PM
I don't know how much truth was behind this but I remember reading somewhere that in season dos that Monty was grooming Dean to take the show over from him if it made it to a third year while Monty would ride off into the sunset. I find it a little tough to swallow, considering that Monty would be back on TV by the end of 1986 anyway, but I wonder how much truth is really behind it.

ETA: by comparison, it didn't seem like the 84 series was as reliant on product placement as the 70s series was, wouldn't you say? I remember a sponsor billboard would pop up here and there but to me it seemed like the 70s series deals more often than not had some product attached to them, zonks included.

/would make good use of those DQ certificates I tell you whut
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: TLEberle on May 18, 2016, 11:37:35 PM
I don't know how much truth was behind this but I remember reading somewhere that in season dos that Monty was grooming Dean to take the show over from him if it made it to a third year while Monty would ride off into the sunset. I find it a little tough to swallow, considering that Monty would be back on TV by the end of 1986 anyway, but I wonder how much truth is really behind it.
He was doing what everyone else was doing--trying to ride the tail end of the Wheel of Fortune is hot, let's do more syndicated game shows wave. If Wheel of Fortune doesn't take off we probably don't get another run of Split Second.

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/would make good use of those DQ certificates I tell you whut
You and me both, Guy. I finally had an Orange Julius last summer--I was sad that I had missed out for so long.

Both the original and the 1980s versions have various things to recommend, but I tend to gravitate toward the 1980s version myself.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: BrandonFG on May 19, 2016, 12:03:28 AM
I don't know how much truth was behind this but I remember reading somewhere that in season dos that Monty was grooming Dean to take the show over from him if it made it to a third year while Monty would ride off into the sunset. I find it a little tough to swallow, considering that Monty would be back on TV by the end of 1986 anyway, but I wonder how much truth is really behind it.
I've seen that story too...for some reason, I want to say it was on Dean's personal site.

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ETA: by comparison, it didn't seem like the 84 series was as reliant on product placement as the 70s series was, wouldn't you say? I remember a sponsor billboard would pop up here and there but to me it seemed like the 70s series deals more often than not had some product attached to them, zonks included.
For some reason, the only billboard I'm remembering from the 80s version consisted of carpet samples, courtesy of Color Tile. I haven't watched the show in years, but that does stand out in my mind, along with lots of Shasta soda inserts. Or was that the 70s version?

/Always wanted one of the DQ/Brazier burgers displayed in the 70s version
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: PYLdude on May 19, 2016, 12:41:10 AM
I don't know how much truth was behind this but I remember reading somewhere that in season dos that Monty was grooming Dean to take the show over from him if it made it to a third year while Monty would ride off into the sunset. I find it a little tough to swallow, considering that Monty would be back on TV by the end of 1986 anyway, but I wonder how much truth is really behind it.
I've seen that story too...for some reason, I want to say it was on Dean's personal site.

Well, at least I know I'm not crazy. :) If that's the case I'll take his word for it until proven otherwise.

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ETA: by comparison, it didn't seem like the 84 series was as reliant on product placement as the 70s series was, wouldn't you say? I remember a sponsor billboard would pop up here and there but to me it seemed like the 70s series deals more often than not had some product attached to them, zonks included.
For some reason, the only billboard I'm remembering from the 80s version consisted of carpet samples, courtesy of Color Tile. I haven't watched the show in years, but that does stand out in my mind, along with lots of Shasta soda inserts. Or was that the 70s version?

/Always wanted one of the DQ/Brazier burgers displayed in the 70s version

I think that I saw one for, I wanna say, Cheer. Why I don't know.

Far as Shasta goes, I don't know how much it showed up on the 80s series but it did have quite the ubiquitous presence on the 70s series. Saw a lotta Creamettes macaroni too, and let's not forget the Rath hams either.

/still have never been to a DQ with real food
//never mind that limited Brazier crap
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: ChrisLambert! on May 19, 2016, 09:29:47 AM
Saw a tweet that Buzzr is now available in Indianapolis. I believe it's on 28.1.

That's a low-power station out of Terre Haute. Curious as to whether I'll really be able to pick it up in my part of town when I get back.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: tvmitch on May 19, 2016, 10:58:11 AM
That's a low-power station out of Terre Haute. Curious as to whether I'll really be able to pick it up in my part of town when I get back.
That's interesting that they are calling that Indianapolis, when Terre Haute is a Nielsen market in its own right.

Chris, do you easily pick up the Terre Haute stations with an antenna where you are? I would assume the Terre Haute stations aren't on Indy cable, right?
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: TimK2003 on May 19, 2016, 12:23:38 PM
I don't know how much truth was behind this but I remember reading somewhere that in season dos that Monty was grooming Dean to take the show over from him if it made it to a third year while Monty would ride off into the sunset. I find it a little tough to swallow, considering that Monty would be back on TV by the end of 1986 anyway, but I wonder how much truth is really behind it.
I've seen that story too...for some reason, I want to say it was on Dean's personal site.

Well, at least I know I'm not crazy. :) If that's the case I'll take his word for it until proven otherwise.

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ETA: by comparison, it didn't seem like the 84 series was as reliant on product placement as the 70s series was, wouldn't you say? I remember a sponsor billboard would pop up here and there but to me it seemed like the 70s series deals more often than not had some product attached to them, zonks included.
For some reason, the only billboard I'm remembering from the 80s version consisted of carpet samples, courtesy of Color Tile. I haven't watched the show in years, but that does stand out in my mind, along with lots of Shasta soda inserts. Or was that the 70s version?

/Always wanted one of the DQ/Brazier burgers displayed in the 70s version

I think that I saw one for, I wanna say, Cheer. Why I don't know.

Far as Shasta goes, I don't know how much it showed up on the 80s series but it did have quite the ubiquitous presence on the 70s series. Saw a lotta Creamettes macaroni too, and let's not forget the Rath hams either.

/still have never been to a DQ with real food
//never mind that limited Brazier crap

And then there was that "giant can" of Reddi Wip...
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: clemon79 on May 19, 2016, 12:35:46 PM
"giant can"

(http://wac.450f.edgecastcdn.net/80450F/wobm.com/files/2011/12/johnnycarson_carnac.jpg)

"What do you have after consuming an entire can of Reddi-Wip..."
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: Fedya on May 19, 2016, 07:36:18 PM
Hi-yo!
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: SRIV94 on May 19, 2016, 09:47:16 PM
/still have never been to a DQ with real food

Has anybody?  :)
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: Dbacksfan12 on May 20, 2016, 07:22:17 PM
ETA: by comparison, it didn't seem like the 84 series was as reliant on product placement as the 70s series was, wouldn't you say? I remember a sponsor billboard would pop up here and there but to me it seemed like the 70s series deals more often than not had some product attached to them, zonks included.
In the smattering of episodes available on YouTube, I've come across a couple episodes that offered a "prize" from California Stuffed Toys portrayed as a zonk, as well as prizes from Radio Flyer.

Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: PYLdude on May 21, 2016, 02:17:26 AM
ETA: by comparison, it didn't seem like the 84 series was as reliant on product placement as the 70s series was, wouldn't you say? I remember a sponsor billboard would pop up here and there but to me it seemed like the 70s series deals more often than not had some product attached to them, zonks included.
In the smattering of episodes available on YouTube, I've come across a couple episodes that offered a "prize" from California Stuffed Toys portrayed as a zonk, as well as prizes from Radio Flyer.



Huffy, I noticed, was also featured in some zonk prizes. Some not so zonky either. In fact, I was unaware that Huffy made anything besides bicycles until recently when they featured a riding lawnmower from the company.

I always get a kick out of the bologna/salami zonks, if for no other reason that all that deli meat really does cost a lot of money if you buy it in bulk like that. :)

Going back for a second to my first statement...I find a lot of product brand names that I recognize today for other reasons when I watch LMAD and I do find it somewhat fascinating. Take for instance Packard Bell, which I associate with computers.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: clemon79 on May 21, 2016, 02:36:59 AM
Take for instance Packard Bell, which I associate with computers.

I associate it with crap. But I think we repeat ourselves. :)
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: PYLdude on May 21, 2016, 02:45:27 AM
Take for instance Packard Bell, which I associate with computers.

I associate it with crap. But I think we repeat ourselves. :)

Well, I wasn't gonna go there but now that you mention it...:)

(First internet-capable PC I had was a PB 486 running Windows 3.1 and a 14.4 modem...does anybody use dialup anymore?)
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: clemon79 on May 21, 2016, 11:41:53 AM
(First internet-capable PC I had was a PB 486 running Windows 3.1 and a 14.4 modem

(http://images4.fanpop.com/image/photos/17700000/Four-Yorkshiremen-monty-python-17725235-1003-676.jpg)

"Luxury!"
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: Dbacksfan12 on May 21, 2016, 11:59:53 AM
Take for instance Packard Bell, which I associate with computers.

I associate it with crap. But I think we repeat ourselves. :)

Well, I wasn't gonna go there but now that you mention it...:)

(First internet-capable PC I had was a PB 486 running Windows 3.1 and a 14.4 modem...
Our first was also a PB "special" that got purchased at Sam's Club.  Had a 25mhz processor, 4MB of Ram, a fancy brand-spanking new 1x CD-ROM drive, and a color monitor!
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does anybody use dialup anymore?)
Someone is still offering it. (https://www.mybluelight.com/)  Doesn't mean they have any customers, though. ;)
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: PYLdude on May 21, 2016, 03:44:02 PM
Ah, NetZero. How I wondered if you still existed.   :-)
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: Sodboy13 on May 21, 2016, 11:44:27 PM
Buzzr showed the premiere episode of MG73 tonight, and a '74 episode that I think is from Charles' debut week, since he's not in his usual seat. Are these new in the rotation?
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: NickintheATL on May 22, 2016, 12:12:27 AM
Buzzr showed the premiere episode of MG73 tonight, and a '74 episode that I think is from Charles' debut week, since he's not in his usual seat. Are these new in the rotation?

Not quite. Charles was on the 3rd week of the run in July 1973.  That was also Brett's first week on the panel.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: snowpeck on May 22, 2016, 12:47:02 AM
The premiere aired during Lost and Found week and the 74 episode aired during the 4th of July marathon.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: SRIV94 on May 22, 2016, 10:42:05 PM
Buzzr's site says two 1971 eps will air.

And it's the two episodes left off when Buzzr ran the two weeks from the 1970-71 season when Mark Goodson sat on the panel.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: SwohS Emag on May 26, 2016, 04:44:22 PM
Buzzr's schedule has now been posted for most of June.  Of special note (in addition to the June 1 festivities), the following TTTT (Collyer) marathon is slated for Sunday June 12, from noon to midnight. It includes an airing of the pilot. 

Would someone please note which of these episodes are new to Buzzr?  I'm guessing they are the episodes airing from 8p-midnight.


12:00pm

To Tell The Truth 61
A celebrity panel tries to guess which of three contestants is the person they are claiming to be. (original airdate 1/2/1961)
12:40pm

To Tell The Truth 61
A celebrity panel tries to guess which of three contestants is the person they are claiming to be. (original airdate 1/9/1961)
1:20pm

To Tell The Truth 61
A celebrity panel tries to guess which of three contestants is the person they are claiming to be. (original airdate 3/27/1961)
2:00pm

To Tell The Truth 61
A celebrity panel tries to guess which of three contestants is the person they are claiming to be. (original airdate 4/10/1961)
2:40pm

To Tell The Truth 61
A celebrity panel tries to guess which of three contestants is the person they are claiming to be. (original airdate 4/24/1961)
3:20pm

To Tell The Truth 61
A celebrity panel tries to guess which of three contestants is the person they are claiming to be. (original airdate 11/20/1961)
4:00pm

To Tell The Truth 62
A celebrity panel tries to guess which of three contestants is the person they are claiming to be. (original airdate 1/15/1962)
4:40pm

To Tell The Truth 62
A celebrity panel tries to guess which of three contestants is the person they are claiming to be. (original airdate 3/12/1962)
5:20pm

To Tell The Truth 62
A celebrity panel tries to guess which of three contestants is the person they are claiming to be. (original airdate 5/21/1962)
6:00pm

To Tell The Truth 62
A celebrity panel tries to guess which of three contestants is the person they are claiming to be. (original airdate 11/19/1962)
6:40pm

To Tell The Truth 61
A celebrity panel tries to guess which of three contestants is the person they are claiming to be. (original airdate 5/22/1961)
7:20pm

To Tell The Truth 62
A celebrity panel tries to guess which of three contestants is the person they are claiming to be. (original airdate 6/18/1962)
8:00pm

Nothing But The Truth 56
Pilot episode of To Tell The Truth by the name Nothing But The Truth. Cross-examiners include Polly Bergen, John Cameron Swayze, Hildy Parks, and Dick Van Dyke with host Mike Wallace.
8:40pm

To Tell The Truth 65
A celebrity panel tries to guess which of three contestants is the person they are claiming to be. (original airdate 11/8/1965)
9:20pm

To Tell The Truth 60
A celebrity panel tries to guess which of three contestants is the person they are claiming to be. (original airdate 12/12/1960)
10:00pm

To Tell The Truth 59
A celebrity panel tries to guess which of three contestants is the person they are claiming to be. (original airdate 12/24/1959)
10:40pm

To Tell The Truth 58
A celebrity panel tries to guess which of three contestants is the person they are claiming to be. (original airdate 4/29/1958)
11:20pm

To Tell The Truth 61
A celebrity panel tries to guess which of three contestants is the person they are claiming to be. (original airdate 10/9/1961)
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: splinkynip on May 26, 2016, 05:34:01 PM
Where do you find the schedule for the full month of June?
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: jimlangefan on May 26, 2016, 05:34:36 PM
Buzzr's schedule has now been posted for most of June.  Of special note (in addition to the June 1 festivities), the following TTTT (Collyer) marathon is slated for Sunday June 12, from noon to midnight. It includes an airing of the pilot. 

Would someone please note which of these episodes are new to Buzzr?  I'm guessing they are the episodes airing from 8p-midnight.


12:00pm

To Tell The Truth 61
A celebrity panel tries to guess which of three contestants is the person they are claiming to be. (original airdate 1/2/1961)
12:40pm

To Tell The Truth 61
A celebrity panel tries to guess which of three contestants is the person they are claiming to be. (original airdate 1/9/1961)
1:20pm

To Tell The Truth 61
A celebrity panel tries to guess which of three contestants is the person they are claiming to be. (original airdate 3/27/1961)
2:00pm

To Tell The Truth 61
A celebrity panel tries to guess which of three contestants is the person they are claiming to be. (original airdate 4/10/1961)
2:40pm

To Tell The Truth 61
A celebrity panel tries to guess which of three contestants is the person they are claiming to be. (original airdate 4/24/1961)
3:20pm

To Tell The Truth 61
A celebrity panel tries to guess which of three contestants is the person they are claiming to be. (original airdate 11/20/1961)
4:00pm

To Tell The Truth 62
A celebrity panel tries to guess which of three contestants is the person they are claiming to be. (original airdate 1/15/1962)
4:40pm

To Tell The Truth 62
A celebrity panel tries to guess which of three contestants is the person they are claiming to be. (original airdate 3/12/1962)
5:20pm

To Tell The Truth 62
A celebrity panel tries to guess which of three contestants is the person they are claiming to be. (original airdate 5/21/1962)
6:00pm

To Tell The Truth 62
A celebrity panel tries to guess which of three contestants is the person they are claiming to be. (original airdate 11/19/1962)
6:40pm

To Tell The Truth 61
A celebrity panel tries to guess which of three contestants is the person they are claiming to be. (original airdate 5/22/1961)
7:20pm

To Tell The Truth 62
A celebrity panel tries to guess which of three contestants is the person they are claiming to be. (original airdate 6/18/1962)
8:00pm

Nothing But The Truth 56
Pilot episode of To Tell The Truth by the name Nothing But The Truth. Cross-examiners include Polly Bergen, John Cameron Swayze, Hildy Parks, and Dick Van Dyke with host Mike Wallace.
8:40pm

To Tell The Truth 65
A celebrity panel tries to guess which of three contestants is the person they are claiming to be. (original airdate 11/8/1965)
9:20pm

To Tell The Truth 60
A celebrity panel tries to guess which of three contestants is the person they are claiming to be. (original airdate 12/12/1960)
10:00pm

To Tell The Truth 59
A celebrity panel tries to guess which of three contestants is the person they are claiming to be. (original airdate 12/24/1959)
10:40pm

To Tell The Truth 58
A celebrity panel tries to guess which of three contestants is the person they are claiming to be. (original airdate 4/29/1958)
11:20pm

To Tell The Truth 61
A celebrity panel tries to guess which of three contestants is the person they are claiming to be. (original airdate 10/9/1961)


The 5 episode block beginning with the pilot are new to BUZZR for sure.  The first two episodes of the marathon might be new as well.  I don't remember BUZZR airing shows from that early in 1961.  I think everything outside of those 5, possibly 7,  have aired on BUZZR before.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: Dan88 on May 26, 2016, 06:07:21 PM
Looking at the lineup, there could be a daytime episode in there given dates of 6/18/62, 11/19/62, and 11/8/65 (emphasis on "could").

The first two episodes of the marathon might be new as well. I don't remember BUZZR airing shows from that early in 1961.
They've definitely aired at least the 1/2/61 show.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: gsfan85 on May 27, 2016, 06:16:36 AM
Buzzr's site says two 1971 eps will air.

And it's the two episodes left off when Buzzr ran the two weeks from the 1970-71 season when Mark Goodson sat on the panel.

The first episode aired did air during the Mark Goodson birthday tribute a few months back (with the wedding dress subject).  Think only the 2nd 1971 episode was new to Buzzr.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: PYLdude on May 27, 2016, 06:36:24 AM
The one thing I noticed in watching those episodes is how little the Ed Sullivan Theater's orchestra section changed over the years. If I didn't know any better I could've swore I was watching a Late Show episode from Letterman's time. (Well, I'm exaggerating quite a bit, but it was certainly a familiar sight. :))

What, if anything, caused the show and WML? to pack up and move to 30 Rock? Did they get a better offer from NBC on studio space or something? (Or has that already been asked and answered?)
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: Thunder on May 29, 2016, 03:00:03 PM
Chuckles abound with this "Almost At Restraining Order Level" level of posts to BUZZR's Facebook page...

(http://i.imgur.com/iAwQqOh.png)

It took Jermaine less than nine hours to answer his own question and then post that answer to himself.

>>>>>

(http://i.imgur.com/oNJxJOe.png)

Donna appears to be the world's most devoted Martin Milner fan, with a photo of Milner as her Facebook profile and Lots-O-Martin Milner photos on her timeline.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: Strikerz04 on May 29, 2016, 05:38:52 PM
Is it me or do a lot of the mouth breathers have such a disregard for complete sentences?
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: aaron sica on May 29, 2016, 06:13:59 PM
Is it me or do a lot of the mouth breathers have such a disregard for complete sentences?

Jermaine has been around the Internets for years. I've seen much, much bigger run on sentences from him.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: Mr. Matté on May 29, 2016, 06:19:18 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/oNJxJOe.png)

Donna appears to be the world's most devoted Martin Milner fan, with a photo of Milner as her Facebook profile and Lots-O-Martin Milner photos on her timeline.

I wonder if anyone has ever been arrested for stalking a grave site...
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: Matt Ottinger on May 29, 2016, 08:34:36 PM
Curious for Donna's sake:  Has GSN ever run a Martin Milner episode?
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: chrisholland03 on May 30, 2016, 11:36:37 AM
Curious for Donna's sake:  Has GSN ever run a Martin Milner episode?

Yes ;)

Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: ChrisLambert! on May 30, 2016, 05:38:56 PM
That's interesting that they are calling that Indianapolis, when Terre Haute is a Nielsen market in its own right.

Chris, do you easily pick up the Terre Haute stations with an antenna where you are? I would assume the Terre Haute stations aren't on Indy cable, right?

Correct. I don't pull the other Terre Haute stations via my antenna, but lo and behold, there's Buzzr. Perhaps 28's tower is a lot closer than the 2 and 38's are.

Anyway, I have Buzzr. Cool.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: Thunder on May 30, 2016, 10:23:10 PM
10:14 PM. Well within the timeframe for BUZZR Birthday Celebration Scratcher contest entries...

(http://i.imgur.com/MngNNHl.png)

I didn't expect any more, honestly.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: BrandonFG on May 30, 2016, 10:28:05 PM
Down for the holiday, perhaps? That's all I got.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: Thunder on May 30, 2016, 10:52:25 PM
I was quite surprised to see the promotion come back to life.

(http://i.imgur.com/ZpXRyE8.png)

There's five winners per day, each in a 2 to 3 hour window according to the official rules. Two $25 Amex gift cards, two $50 gift cards and a $100 one. $250 a day for three days. They're not spending too much money on this, for sure.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: trainman on May 31, 2016, 12:10:52 AM
Correct. I don't pull the other Terre Haute stations via my antenna, but lo and behold, there's Buzzr. Perhaps 28's tower is a lot closer than the 2 and 38's are.

I did a little research, and it looks like the transmitters for other Terre Haute stations are due south of town along U.S. 41. Channel 28's transmitter is east-by-northeast of Terre Haute, and actually appears to be closer to Indy than Terre Haute.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: Sodboy13 on June 07, 2016, 11:28:27 PM
Watching '80s LMAD tonight. They left the original commercials in one of the breaks, which is certainly unexpected. Someone forgot to trim them, I imagine.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: JasonA1 on June 08, 2016, 06:36:48 PM
I'd wager their screener mistook national ads for the show's plugs and left them in on accident. Considering the network is leaving in most of the plugs on other shows (except for mid-break ones, like Tattle Tales, that exist on a virtual island) it's an easy error for the untrained eye to make. I've seen other syndicated shows whose masters included national commercial breaks, like New Newlywed Game & The Challengers.

-Jason
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: jimlangefan on June 15, 2016, 11:23:21 PM
Programming note for BUZZR next week.  LMAD & Tattletales will be preempted next week for the Celebrity Family Feud & Match Game special.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: Dbacksfan12 on June 17, 2016, 06:02:24 PM
I'd wager their screener mistook national ads for the show's plugs and left them in on accident. Considering the network is leaving in most of the plugs on other shows (except for mid-break ones, like Tattle Tales, that exist on a virtual island) it's an easy error for the untrained eye to make. I've seen other syndicated shows whose masters included national commercial breaks, like New Newlywed Game & The Challengers.
This episode has been posted on YouTube.  Start at 17:31 if you want the commercials, as well as a mid-break bumper.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wZIIsieaN-E
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: jimlangefan on June 25, 2016, 04:24:07 PM
BUZZR will be doing an all day B&W marathon on July 1st to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Game Show.  It will begin at 6 AM EST and 8 hours of What's My Line? will kick it off, followed by 8 hours of I've Got A Secret, and then 8 hours of To Tell The Truth will close the marathon.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: The Pyramids on June 25, 2016, 06:41:26 PM
I do not get the network. Does BUZZR air cigarette sponsored episodes of their B/W shows?
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: snowpeck on June 25, 2016, 09:15:39 PM
I do not get the network. Does BUZZR air cigarette sponsored episodes of their B/W shows?
No.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: clemon79 on June 26, 2016, 01:37:55 AM
I do not get the network.

A lot of people seem to agree with you.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: Thunder on June 26, 2016, 05:23:23 PM
Not that anybody's counting (except this person)...

(http://i.imgur.com/y9JYFZv.png)

>>>

Asked and answered with a zinger...

(http://i.imgur.com/UpQLNzD.png)

>>>

And here's one giant run-on sentence that tells you exactly how to ask for something that you'll never get from somebody that will completely ignore your question. Whew.

(http://i.imgur.com/tDsM1FI.png)
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: ChrisLambert! on June 26, 2016, 05:35:21 PM
And here's one giant run-on sentence that tells you exactly how to ask for something that you'll never get from somebody that will completely ignore your question. Whew.

Oh, no, definitely don't ask for "Whew". :)
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: SRIV94 on June 27, 2016, 11:16:48 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/UpQLNzD.png)

I hated reading his crap here.  Thx for posting his Facebook crap too.  :)
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: chad1m on July 01, 2016, 02:10:22 PM
A new promo (https://www.facebook.com/BUZZRplay/videos/1722389254644529/) was posted to their Facebook page today. Advertising for future programming included the Michael Larson Press Your Luck episodes this month and, in the fall, a new special hosted by Alex Trebek called Game Changers. The ad also has a clip from 1972's I've Got a Secret.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: clemon79 on July 01, 2016, 02:54:01 PM
So Julius May is informing BUZZR's programming decisions.

Let that sink in for a moment.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: chad1m on July 01, 2016, 03:03:04 PM
So Julius May is informing BUZZR's programming decisions.
Not sure if serious, but Buzzr execs noted way back in February that this was on their to-do list for the year.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: Julius on July 01, 2016, 09:16:44 PM
So Julius May is informing BUZZR's programming decisions.

Let that sink in for a moment.
It was a suggestion, since it's been a few years since the 2 Part episode has been been aired  in the USA. I thought that BUZZR would have aired it ,  on the  32nd anniversary of the  CBS airing of the 2 part episode, but in any case,  I'm glad that BUZZR will be airing the 2-part Michael Larson episode this month.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: TLEberle on July 01, 2016, 09:58:51 PM
And now you know. Also, using the not-word "rerunned" is not going to help your case.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: Thunder on July 01, 2016, 10:46:52 PM
32nd anniversaries are special occasions, you know.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: chrisholland03 on July 02, 2016, 10:00:16 AM
And now you know. Also, using the not-word "rerunned" is not going to help your case.

Re-rerun as an alternative?  ;D


Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: Thunder on July 02, 2016, 11:15:17 AM
If the guy who's counted 31 repeats tries to use that phrasing, it has some humor potential.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: Thunder on July 02, 2016, 11:16:40 AM
So Julius May is informing BUZZR's programming decisions.

Let that sink in for a moment.

Based on their issues, I'd say there's a 82% chance he's their current director of programming .
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: mmb5 on July 03, 2016, 06:43:57 PM
32nd anniversaries are special occasions, you know.
100,000th anniversary in binary.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: jimlangefan on July 11, 2016, 02:15:37 PM
Heads up, if you didn't know. Geoff Edwards week of subbing for Monty on The All New Let's Make A Deal started on Friday.  His whole week will air by tomorrow night.  So if you missed the beginning of it Friday, it will repeat tonight at 11 PM Eastern.  If you missed it when GSN had Deal, now's your chance!
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: PYLdude on July 11, 2016, 08:07:40 PM
Heads up, if you didn't know. Geoff Edwards week of subbing for Monty on The All New Let's Make A Deal started on Friday.  His whole week will air by tomorrow night.  So if you missed the beginning of it Friday, it will repeat tonight at 11 PM Eastern.  If you missed it when GSN had Deal, now's your chance!

Are you sure? Because there were two episodes on this afternoon in the 3:00 hour.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: snowpeck on July 11, 2016, 10:48:31 PM
Heads up, if you didn't know. Geoff Edwards week of subbing for Monty on The All New Let's Make A Deal started on Friday.  His whole week will air by tomorrow night.  So if you missed the beginning of it Friday, it will repeat tonight at 11 PM Eastern.  If you missed it when GSN had Deal, now's your chance!

Are you sure? Because there were two episodes on this afternoon in the 3:00 hour.
As odd as this sounds, the 3PM and 11PM eastern episodes are repeats of the previous day's 8PM shows.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: SRIV94 on July 11, 2016, 11:36:48 PM
Great, so I had three chances to record episode 1 and blew them all.  Anyone willing to help a fella out?
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: PYLdude on July 11, 2016, 11:43:07 PM
Heads up, if you didn't know. Geoff Edwards week of subbing for Monty on The All New Let's Make A Deal started on Friday.  His whole week will air by tomorrow night.  So if you missed the beginning of it Friday, it will repeat tonight at 11 PM Eastern.  If you missed it when GSN had Deal, now's your chance!

Are you sure? Because there were two episodes on this afternoon in the 3:00 hour.
As odd as this sounds, the 3PM and 11PM eastern episodes are repeats of the previous day's 8PM shows.

Does sound weird but explains a lot. I shall thank you and move on.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: Dbacksfan12 on July 12, 2016, 12:33:25 AM
Heads up, if you didn't know. Geoff Edwards week of subbing for Monty on The All New Let's Make A Deal started on Friday.  His whole week will air by tomorrow night.  So if you missed the beginning of it Friday, it will repeat tonight at 11 PM Eastern.  If you missed it when GSN had Deal, now's your chance!

Are you sure? Because there were two episodes on this afternoon in the 3:00 hour.
As odd as this sounds, the 3PM and 11PM eastern episodes are repeats of the previous day's 8PM shows.
So since I'm one of the unlucky saps with no access to GSN *or* BUZZR, my viewing has been limited for the most part to YouTube lately.  Regarding the reruns of The All New Let's Make a Deal--have they restored the full episodes, or do they still have the cuts GSN and FAM made?
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: PYLdude on July 12, 2016, 03:10:42 AM
Heads up, if you didn't know. Geoff Edwards week of subbing for Monty on The All New Let's Make A Deal started on Friday.  His whole week will air by tomorrow night.  So if you missed the beginning of it Friday, it will repeat tonight at 11 PM Eastern.  If you missed it when GSN had Deal, now's your chance!

Are you sure? Because there were two episodes on this afternoon in the 3:00 hour.
As odd as this sounds, the 3PM and 11PM eastern episodes are repeats of the previous day's 8PM shows.
So since I'm one of the unlucky saps with no access to GSN *or* BUZZR, my viewing has been limited for the most part to YouTube lately.  Regarding the reruns of The All New Let's Make a Deal--have they restored the full episodes, or do they still have the cuts GSN and FAM made?

What's the difference, for the ignoramuses among us?

I ask because I saw very little of the 80s series when it was in first run (it went off air when I was 3 but for some reason my earliest memories are from just before that).
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: TLEberle on July 12, 2016, 03:16:27 AM
I remember sometimes the unchosen part of the big deal would be edited out if it wasn't the Big Fella, to get in under time constraints.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: jimlangefan on July 12, 2016, 05:36:13 AM
Heads up, if you didn't know. Geoff Edwards week of subbing for Monty on The All New Let's Make A Deal started on Friday.  His whole week will air by tomorrow night.  So if you missed the beginning of it Friday, it will repeat tonight at 11 PM Eastern.  If you missed it when GSN had Deal, now's your chance!

Are you sure? Because there were two episodes on this afternoon in the 3:00 hour.
As odd as this sounds, the 3PM and 11PM eastern episodes are repeats of the previous day's 8PM shows.
So since I'm one of the unlucky saps with no access to GSN *or* BUZZR, my viewing has been limited for the most part to YouTube lately.  Regarding the reruns of The All New Let's Make a Deal--have they restored the full episodes, or do they still have the cuts GSN and FAM made?

No they aired as it did then, minus the big deal teaser.  FAM edits were very obvious, because it was usually a wipe going to the next part or last part of the deal.  If the unchosen door during the big deal was edited out for time, that was not done by GSN or FAM.  My contact told me they often did that if time was running short.   That happened more on the '80s version than it did on the original.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: PYLdude on July 22, 2016, 01:53:20 AM
I remember sometimes the unchosen part of the big deal would be edited out if it wasn't the Big Fella, to get in under time constraints.

Revisiting this for a second...in the first half of last night's double dip they actually edited out the one that wasn't the Big Deal for some reason and skipped right from the first choice right to the Big Deal.

You wanna talk about an amped up player...holy shitsnacks was he turned up to 11.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: Strikerz04 on July 27, 2016, 09:47:43 PM
Early morning Feud had episodes from the 84 Syndicated season, ICYMI.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: PYLdude on July 27, 2016, 09:51:45 PM
Speaking of episodes...how many episodes of the 80s LMAD were leased? I ask because I recognized the Rainbow Brite vs. Wonder Woman big deal.

Edit to correct the autocorrect.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: Allstar87 on July 27, 2016, 10:35:50 PM
Speaking of episodes...how many episodes of the 80s LMAD were leased? I ask because I recognized the Rainbow Bride vs. Wonder Woman big deal.

So far, 66 different episodes have aired on Buzzr. They started rerunning them all in random order this Monday.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: snowpeck on July 28, 2016, 02:08:23 AM
Early morning Feud had episodes from the 84 Syndicated season, ICYMI.
They've gotten to the point where the random episodes of stuff that they pulled for themed marathons are now in the regular rotations of their shows.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: PYLdude on July 30, 2016, 05:23:12 AM
Early morning Feud had episodes from the 84 Syndicated season, ICYMI.
They've gotten to the point where the random episodes of stuff that they pulled for themed marathons are now in the regular rotations of their shows.

Hmm. I guess that explains the Match Game episodes on tonight's Casino block then.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: ivoryman1986 on August 01, 2016, 06:22:24 PM
According to Jason Cranmer, today Buzzr has aired the March 25, 1983 episode of Child's Play. So this week for those who have Buzzr will get to see the debut of Tara Reid. For those who don't well, wait until either David Downs and/or Scott(who created the BuzzrPlus+ channel) uploads the Tara Reod debut later on.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: JohnXXVII on August 02, 2016, 12:50:23 AM
For a moment I thought Buzzr was airing "new" episodes of Tattletales tonight, but they just turned out to be the ones they showed during their late March Buzzr Brackets Marathon. Too bad; Tattletales hasn't seen "new" episodes since early March.

Is Buzzr showing "new to the network" episodes on any of their shows, or are they back to showing all reruns all the time?
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: ivoryman1986 on August 02, 2016, 01:02:57 AM
For at least this week, Child's Play finally picks up where it left off from episode #132 so CP is the only one currently getting the "new to Buzzr" treatment.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: Thunder on August 04, 2016, 12:18:32 AM
Is Buzzr showing "new to the network" episodes on any of their shows, or are they back to showing all reruns all the time?

That line made me chuckle.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: Sodboy13 on August 15, 2016, 11:09:43 PM
Buzzr is promoting a revised schedule with new episodes, effective August 29th.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: jimlangefan on August 16, 2016, 01:40:09 AM
And here's the commercial

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SixcfGEullw
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: PYLdude on August 16, 2016, 02:43:44 AM
Hope that includes fresh Sale episodes. Back to the beginning again.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: Sodboy13 on August 16, 2016, 09:54:57 AM
Oh hey, there's a Beat The Clock logo in the background.

EDIT: I saw the '50s-ish logo and completely forgot they're currently showing the '79 version. I am dense.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: Allstar87 on August 16, 2016, 11:45:26 AM
The PYL clips come from March 1984, so they're at least going that far.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: jimlangefan on August 16, 2016, 11:47:05 AM
According to Zap2it.com beginning August 29th Tattletales, Body Language, Super Password, & Child's Play are gone from the daily lineup, & The Black & White overnight block is now in primetime after LMAD.  Here's the schedule for Monday the 29th.

6:00 AM - 7:00 AM  Blockbusters
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM Card Sharks
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM To Tell The Truth, What's My Line, & I've Got A Secret
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Match Game
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM Family Feud
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Press Your Luck
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Let's Make A Deal
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Match Game
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Family Feud
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM Let's Make A Deal
9:00 PM - 11:00 PM To Tell The Truth, What's My Line, & I've Got A Secret
11:00 PM - 12:00 AM Let's Make A Deal
12:00 AM - 2:00 AM To Tell The Truth, What's My Line, & I've Got A Secret
2:00 AM - 4:00 AM Match Game
4:00 AM - 6:00 AM Family Feud





Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: snowpeck on August 16, 2016, 12:52:01 PM
Here's the schedule from Buzzr's website: http://buzzrplay.com/schedule/schedule_by_date/2016/8/29/America/New_York

Change the date to get the rest of the week.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: jimlangefan on August 16, 2016, 02:19:51 PM
Here's the schedule from Buzzr's website: http://buzzrplay.com/schedule/schedule_by_date/2016/8/29/America/New_York

Change the date to get the rest of the week.

Looks like the BUZZR Casino hour moves to the daytime being right after Blockbusters.  Also, Eubanks Card Sharks is gone from the lineup as well.  Sunday nights is still near the beginning as well.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: Dan88 on August 17, 2016, 01:15:34 AM
Based on Ryan Rinkerman's awesome Season 1 guide (http://www.angelfire.com/planet/rinkerman/LMAD84.html), the All-New Let's Make A Deal episodes airing at 8:00 PM on August 29 are shows 156-157. The schedules air them in order during that hour through #165 on September 2, so we're getting at least 10 more shows there. :)

Is this the first time Buzzr's going outside 1955 with What's My Line?
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: PYLdude on August 17, 2016, 01:25:20 AM
Here's the schedule from Buzzr's website: http://buzzrplay.com/schedule/schedule_by_date/2016/8/29/America/New_York

Change the date to get the rest of the week.

Looks like the BUZZR Casino hour moves to the daytime being right after Blockbusters.  Also, Eubanks Card Sharks is gone from the lineup as well.  Sunday nights is still near the beginning as well.

They are at the beginning. Reset this week.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: BillCullen1 on August 19, 2016, 02:15:43 PM
Starting today, I'm on the Buzzr bandwagon. I found out I had it when I called Time Warner to haggle my monthly rate down. I inquired about Buzzr and was told I had it on channel 1265. So I tuned in and there was TTTT. I don't know how long I've had it but I'm glad I do.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: clemon79 on August 19, 2016, 03:57:46 PM
Starting today, I'm on the Buzzr bandwagon. I found out I had it when I called Time Warner to haggle my monthly rate down. I inquired about Buzzr and was told I had it on channel 1265. So I tuned in and there was TTTT. I don't know how long I've had it but I'm glad I do.

So did they drop your rate?
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: BillCullen1 on August 19, 2016, 04:28:52 PM
So did they drop your rate? 

Yes indeed.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: clemon79 on August 19, 2016, 04:32:28 PM
So did they drop your rate? 

Yes indeed.

Well done. I've read some articles that imply that's a lot harder to pull off these days.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: BillCullen1 on August 25, 2016, 11:41:36 AM
I am enjoying shows I have not seen in a while, like Dawson's Feud, Super Password, Blockbusters, Double Dare, Monty's BTC and Tattletales, with the original "buzz in" format. I totally forgot about that. Nice to see the classic emcees too - Cullen, Ludden and Woolery.

I'm also enjoying the prize plugs and the original commercials on the B&W shows being left in.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: jimlangefan on September 01, 2016, 12:49:28 PM
Has anyone else had BUZZR and now your market doesn't?  Salt Lake City just switched over from BUZZR to another channel after a little over a year. I just hope this is an isolated incident and not a sign of things to come.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: BillCullen1 on September 01, 2016, 01:20:58 PM
Buzzr now seems to favor mini-marathons, two hours of the same program. They're now running Match Game '73, where Gene has a clipped mike but uses a hand-held one for the Super Match. I like the simpler questions like "Leonard believes in _______ even though he's never seen one." The lady said Fairies and matched Charles and Kay Ballard.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: Bob Zager on September 06, 2016, 12:37:47 PM
BUZZR's Labor Day Weekend primetime lineup was quite interesting.

I liked the WML? episode remembering Fred Allen, who passed away the day before the episode aired.  The program was done very similar to the tribute episode for Dorothy Kilgallen, after her passing.  I'd noticed the name plates (or cards) were missing from the front of the desks.  Probably since Steve Allen would've been referred to as "Mr. Allen," as well.

TTTT episodes from 1970 w/Bill Cullen guest hosting, and the one airing Labor Day evening reminded me of the progressive transitions made when "disqualifications," became involved.  On the Labor Day episode, Tom Poston disqualified himself, because he knew one of the imposters.  In later years, they could still play the game entirely, as long as he/she didn't know the real "central character."  During one of the Cullen hosted episodes, Peggy Cass switched places with Cullen, a full four-person panel would play, rather than she disqualify herself.  Eventually, instead of all the shuffling around, all the panelists participated in the questioning, but disqualified him/herself from voting, if he/she knew the real person.

On one of Sunday's BTC episodes, one of the couples apparently was at an unfair disadvantage when not enough static on the sweater the husband was wearing, attracted a balloon for the stunt to work.  At the end of the broadcast, a voice-over by Jack Narz said the couple was going to be invited back on a future date. 

It made good sense, however there was one thing that would've made no difference in the outcome of being the champion of the day!  Regardless of how much money was won, the winner of the bonus shuffle was declared the day's champion, and that couple didn't succeed there!
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: mmm111 on September 06, 2016, 06:43:26 PM
Looks like the "new to Buzzr" episodes end Friday, based on their online schedule.  Monday the 12th has July episodes of MG '73.

How many episodes would that make for the new runs?  About 50?  Did they air any skipped by GSN in the past?
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: PYLdude on September 06, 2016, 10:27:04 PM
The BTC episode has aired, so this isn't "new".

Besides the point, what difference does it make if they didn't win the bonus shuffle round? If something was found to be screwed up, it means they weren't playing on a fair playing field and, as a result, they could return.

But did they? If we established things correctly there were only seven weeks of civilian episodes and we're getting close to the end of those, right?
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: Sodboy13 on September 07, 2016, 01:46:35 AM
It's odd that they'd decide burn through them so fast if they have such a limited number of new episodes to access, then. Why start airing 20 episodes apiece of Family Feud and Match Game per week if you're going to burn through them all in 3 weeks' time?
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: Dan88 on September 07, 2016, 10:23:15 AM
If something was found to be screwed up, it means they weren't playing on a fair playing field and, as a result, they could return.

But did they?
They did, specifically on October 25 (close to a month after their initial appearance), became the champs, and remained on through the last show of the civilian era.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: Bob Zager on September 07, 2016, 10:26:47 AM
The BTC episode has aired, so this isn't "new".

Besides the point, what difference does it make if they didn't win the bonus shuffle round? If something was found to be screwed up, it means they weren't playing on a fair playing field and, as a result, they could return.

But did they? If we established things correctly there were only seven weeks of civilian episodes and we're getting close to the end of those, right?

I wasn't trying to imply that this was the first time BUZZR aired that episode. 

I'd seen the episode before, but I'd just realized that the losing couple would've lost anyway, so the final outcome made no difference.   It was, however, considerate of the producers to invite them back, due to the mishap.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: MSTieScott on September 07, 2016, 02:27:10 PM
Looks like the "new to Buzzr" episodes end Friday, based on their online schedule.  Monday the 12th has July episodes of MG '73.

I've only been paying close attention to PYL -- when Buzzr refreshed their PYL episodes earlier this year, they only ran 20 "new" ones before going back to episodes they previously aired, so that sounds plausible.

Speaking of Press Your Luck, is there a way to see which specific episodes are coming up next week? The calendar at buzzrplay.com/schedule has stopped listing the air dates.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: parliboy on September 08, 2016, 07:19:45 AM

On one of Sunday's BTC episodes, one of the couples apparently was at an unfair disadvantage when not enough static on the sweater the husband was wearing, attracted a balloon for the stunt to work.  At the end of the broadcast, a voice-over by Jack Narz said the couple was going to be invited back on a future date. 

It made good sense, however there was one thing that would've made no difference in the outcome of being the champion of the day!  Regardless of how much money was won, the winner of the bonus shuffle was declared the day's champion, and that couple didn't succeed there!

Didn't see it, but would the difference have changed the number of discs received by each couple?  If the sweater was during a head-to-head stunt, then it absolutely would have.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: Allstar87 on September 08, 2016, 09:47:11 AM

Didn't see it, but would the difference have changed the number of discs received by each couple?  If the sweater was during a head-to-head stunt, then it absolutely would have.

Yep, it was a head-to-head stunt. Red sweater had plenty of static, green sweater had barely any, leading to a very easy win for the red team.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: Bob Zager on September 08, 2016, 11:58:13 AM

Didn't see it, but would the difference have changed the number of discs received by each couple?  If the sweater was during a head-to-head stunt, then it absolutely would have.

Yep, it was a head-to-head stunt. Red sweater had plenty of static, green sweater had barely any, leading to a very easy win for the red team.

I just viewed the episode on YouTube, and it would not have made a difference.  The green team was leading $1,000 to the red team's $500, so the green team had the advantage in the Bonus Shuffle.

If the red team successfully completed their follow-up stunt, it would've been tied at $1,000 each, and each couple would've had only TWO discs
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: clemon79 on September 08, 2016, 12:49:06 PM
If the red team successfully completed their follow-up stunt, it would've been tied at $1,000 each, and each couple would've had only TWO discs

I'm missing something here...isn't this the very textbook definition of "it would have made a difference?" If Red doesn't get a shot at that stunt, then they can't tie.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: Dan88 on September 08, 2016, 01:02:21 PM
I think the basic issue is that Monty had outright stated the sweaters were identical aside from coloring, when in reality (as Ryan noted) they clearly weren't. If the green team had won the Bonus Shuffle despite this, then no harm done, but they didn't.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: clemon79 on September 08, 2016, 01:31:48 PM
I think the basic issue is that Monty had outright stated the sweaters were identical aside from coloring, when in reality (as Ryan noted) they clearly weren't.
The sweaters could absolutely have been identical. There are a billion other factors that could have contributed to the level of storage or discharge of static electricity, and the producers should have realized that and bagged on the stunt before it ever made air.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: parliboy on September 08, 2016, 11:36:16 PM
I just viewed the episode on YouTube, and it would not have made a difference.  The green team was leading $1,000 to the red team's $500, so the green team had the advantage in the Bonus Shuffle.

If the red team successfully completed their follow-up stunt, it would've been tied at $1,000 each, and each couple would've had only TWO discs

I don't even know how to explain the many levels on which you're incorrect.  If you're determined to die on this hill, I shall leave you there.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: TLEberle on September 08, 2016, 11:59:51 PM
For my own edification, could someone point me to the relevant video?
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: Allstar87 on September 09, 2016, 12:59:17 AM
For my own edification, could someone point me to the relevant video?

Here you go! :) Skip to 7:14 to go to the sweater stunt.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=csTC_bADQ0I
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: chrisholland03 on September 09, 2016, 11:20:41 AM
Sweatergate '79 sponsored by Downy

 :o
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: MikeK on September 09, 2016, 04:03:23 PM
And then there's the bonus stunt on that show.  The dishes were to be handled with one hand.  He used both on the last 5 dishes.

Who needs Standards and Practices?
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: PYLdude on September 09, 2016, 04:14:01 PM
And then there's the bonus stunt on that show.  The dishes were to be handled with one hand.  He used both on the last 5 dishes.

Who needs Standards and Practices?

I know this is really not on topic but I could not help but be reminded of this when I read this post. NSFW.

http://youtu.be/wqnNURx3Y6Q
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: BillCullen1 on September 13, 2016, 11:28:32 AM
This week Buzzr  is airing the first two weeks of MG '73. Shorter questions, hardly any audience reaction to matches or Super Match responses by the celebs. In the 2nd week, the audience starts clapping when celebs match.  No music when the chosen celeb writes the head-to-head answer. For part of the 2nd week they had women in the men's seats and vice versa. Dawson was in Brett's seat.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: MSTieScott on September 13, 2016, 01:13:02 PM
This week, Buzzr continues its "fresh" episodes of Press Your Luck. They're in March 1984 now, yet according to the online schedule page, next Monday they'll suddenly jump to 1985. Guh?
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: snowpeck on September 13, 2016, 01:43:07 PM
This week, Buzzr continues its "fresh" episodes of Press Your Luck. They're in March 1984 now, yet according to the online schedule page, next Monday they'll suddenly jump to 1985. Guh?
That's an indication that the "fresh" episodes will end after this week. The random episodes they've pulled for holiday marathons are in the regular rotation, so that's the 7/4/85 episode they ran in last year's Independence Day marathon.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: JohnXXVII on September 14, 2016, 04:16:05 PM
It looks like "fresh" episodes of the black and white shows will continue into next week, making it 4 weeks in a row of "new" episodes for them.

Have they aired "fresh" episodes of Family Feud 80 or Match Game 78 during the past 3 weeks?
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: jimlangefan on September 14, 2016, 08:24:50 PM
Looks like on October 10th, there will be a slight schedule change.  The schedule will remain the same but Blockbusters will be replaced by Body Language & Tattletales will replace Press Your Luck. 
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: Strikerz04 on September 15, 2016, 01:16:51 AM
It looks like "fresh" episodes of the black and white shows will continue into next week, making it 4 weeks in a row of "new" episodes for them.

Have they aired "fresh" episodes of Family Feud 80 or Match Game 78 during the past 3 weeks?

MG78 just started with the set change.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: BillCullen1 on October 12, 2016, 02:32:55 PM
I like it that Buzzr has added Tattletales to its daytime schedule. Two shows at 2 pm EST, replacing Press Your Luck. They had Gene Rayburn hosting with Bert playing for the audience with his wife Anne. Harvey Korman and JoAnne Worley were the other celebs. Today (10/12) they have Monty & Marilyn Hall, Bobby Van & Elaine Joyce and Patti Deutsch & Donald Ross.
Title: Re: Buzzr Discussion
Post by: gsfan85 on October 23, 2016, 02:04:13 AM
I like it that Buzzr has added Tattletales to its daytime schedule. Two shows at 2 pm EST, replacing Press Your Luck. They had Gene Rayburn hosting with Bert playing for the audience with his wife Anne. Harvey Korman and JoAnne Worley were the other celebs. Today (10/12) they have Monty & Marilyn Hall, Bobby Van & Elaine Joyce and Patti Deutsch & Donald Ross.

On Monday (10/24), according to the schedule, a 1975 and a 1976 Tattletales episode will be airing.  The 1976 episode could be the Bob Barker episode they aired during Buzzr Brackets.  However, I don't recall Buzzr ever airing one from 1975.  Am I wrong, or could this be something new?