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The Game Show Forum => GSN® and BUZZR TV® => Topic started by: JasonA1 on January 15, 2019, 02:17:40 AM

Title: Common Knowledge, 1/14
Post by: JasonA1 on January 15, 2019, 02:17:40 AM
A new show premiered today on GSN, hosted by Joey Fatone. Two teams of three compete. The players on each team know each other somehow, just like on America Says.

In the first two rounds, there are 4 categories on the board, each with 1 question. Teams go back and forth picking a category and playing a question. All three players on the team lock in their choice (A, B or C) at the same time. Each correct lock-in earns the team 10 points, with a 100 point bonus if they all agree on the correct answer. Points double in round 2.

In round 3, teams confer to write one response to open-ended questions. Each team plays a question worth 200 points, followed by a second question each worth 400 points. Teams can steal in this round, but both teams write at the same time - so it's possible they'll have the same wrong answer as the team who went first. Whoever's ahead at the end of the round plays the bonus game.

In the bonus game, the team's goal is to answer 7 questions correctly. One player stands alone with Joey, and answers more A-B-C multiple choice questions until they're wrong, at which point the next player comes up. The team also has one pass to use along the way. If they get 7 answers before they run out of team members, they split $10,000.

The material that was most advertised was along the lines of "What gets red wine stains out of carpet?" and "What should you do first after you lose your debit card?" In practice, there was also a heaping helping of 5th Grader-type stuff like "Who was the only president not to live in the White House?"

-Jason
Title: Re: Common Knowledge, 1/14
Post by: pacdude on January 15, 2019, 08:52:02 AM
The whole game felt like they started with the name and worked their way down, making the game up as it went along.
Title: Re: Common Knowledge, 1/14
Post by: TLEberle on January 15, 2019, 10:57:48 AM
I'm happy that people who are working on it have a job, and it takes space away from Family Feud and America Says, but my word, there's no "there" there. An interesting premise is brought to its knees by a total lack of game. The fact that two trios compete for a top prize of $10,000 got me to thinking, if there was ever a time to resurrect the Trivia Trap end game, this would have been it. Even the end game didn't build to any sort of climax at all.
Title: Re: Common Knowledge, 1/14
Post by: Neumms on January 26, 2019, 06:37:36 PM
Yes, no game. Jeopardy for the slow-witted isnít much of a premise. I liked the set a lot, though, and Joey wasnít bad, although his question-reading isnít quite ready for Whew.

Maybe they could use the set for a better two-teams-of-three game. Heck, Iíd go for resurrecting all of Trivia Trap. Or go way back for Get the Message.
Title: Re: Common Knowledge, 1/14
Post by: Dan88 on January 26, 2019, 07:52:35 PM
Maybe they could use the set for a better two-teams-of-three game.
I'd be down for a Hot Potato revisit.
Title: Re: Common Knowledge, 1/14
Post by: Neumms on January 26, 2019, 09:14:29 PM
Yeah, I thought of Hot Potato but I always found it a tacky knock-off of Family Feud. Then again, America Says is positively shameless, and at least Hot Potato had the steam.
Title: Re: Common Knowledge, 1/14
Post by: dale_grass on February 01, 2019, 10:01:08 PM
at least Hot Potato had the steam.

Hi-yo!
Title: Re: Common Knowledge, 1/14
Post by: BillCullen1 on February 23, 2019, 01:29:25 PM
I finally saw this show on YouTube. I had to get rid of GSN to keep my cable bill down. Show is okay and Joey Fatone is a decent host. It's a harmless half-hour with no real bells or whistles. Did GSN produce the usual 40 eps of this?