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Title: The Wall and Hollytwood Gamne Night return
Post by: Chuck Sutton on April 02, 2019, 09:53:15 AM
NBC announced the return dates for The Wall and  Hollywood Game Night(after 2 years.)  It will be interesting to see if the other episodes of Game Night will be as dated as the one they already showed.

"THE WALL"

∑ Premiere: Thursday, June 20 at 8-9 p.m. ET/PT (one-time episode at 9-10 p.m. on June 20 as well)

∑ Last season "The Wall" averaged a 1.2 rating in adults 18-49 and 6.0 million viewers overall in L+7 Nielsens, including season highs with the show's Feb. 5 season finale. That telecast rose in L+7 Nielsens to a 1.6 in 18-49 and 7.2 million viewers overall to match the highest "Wall" rating in 18-49 since Feb. 21, 2017 and generate the show's most-watched episode since Jan. 24, 2017.

∑ "The Wall" is the fastest and simplest game with more than $12 million on the line every night - and up to $3 million on a single heart-stopping drop. At four-stories high, "The Wall" was built for one purpose - to change peoples' lives in an instant.

∑ LeBron James, Chris Hardwick, Maverick Carter and Andrew Glassman executive produce.

∑ "The Wall" is a collaboration between Glassman Media and SpringHill. "The Wall" was developed by Glassman Media in conjunction with CORE Media and produced in association with Universal Television Alternative Studio.

"HOLLYWOOD GAME NIGHT"

∑ Premiere: Thursday, July 11 at 9-10 p.m. ET/PT

∑ "Hollywood Game Night" most recently aired the night of NBC's 2018 "Red Nose Day" special and captured a 0.9 rating and 3.8 million viewers overall in "live plus seven day" Nielsens. During the show's most recent full season during summer 2017, "Hollywood Game Night" averaged a 1.1 rating in adults 18-49 and 4.7 million viewers overall in L+7, for a jump of +38% in 18-49 and +1.6 million persons or +50% versus the show's spring-summer averages for the prior year (0.8 in 18-49, 3.2 million viewers overall).

∑ "Hollywood Game Night," hosted by Emmy Award and Golden Globe winner Jane Lynch, returns for a sixth season with a variety of actors, performers and familiar faces, including "The Good Place's" Jameela Jamil, D'Arcy Carden and Marc Evan Jackson; "World of Dance's" Derek Hough and NE-YO; "This Is Us" stars Chris Sullivan, Jon Huertas and Susan Kelechi Watson; "Superstore's" Ben Feldman, Colton Dunn, Lauren Ash and Nico Santos; "American Ninja Warrior" hosts Matt Iseman and Akbar Gbajabiamila; and "NBC Nightly News" anchor Lester Holt as well as Amanda Seales, Joel McHale, Kal Penn, Laverne Cox, Rob Riggle and Sasheer Zamata, among many others.

∑ Sean Hayes, Todd Milliner, Michael Agbabian, Dwight D. Smith and Michael Binkow are executive producers.

∑ "Hollywood Game Night" is produced by Hazy Mills Productions, Mission Control Media and Universal Television.
Title: Re: The Wall and Hollytwood Gamne Night return
Post by: Unrealtor on July 12, 2019, 04:43:00 PM
Apparently, the producers of HGN were certain enough that it was over that they trashed the original set during the hiatus.
Title: Re: The Wall and Hollytwood Gamne Night return
Post by: That Don Guy on July 13, 2019, 12:53:00 PM
For whatever reason, all episodes of The Wall this season are repeats. According to The Futon Critic, two new episodes were scheduled for 6/20 and one for 6/27, but none of them have aired.

Meanwhile, Hollywood Game Night joins the growing trend of introducing contestants only by their first names.
Title: Re: The Wall and Hollytwood Gamne Night return
Post by: JakeT on July 13, 2019, 07:43:48 PM
Meanwhile, Hollywood Game Night joins the growing trend of introducing contestants only by their first names.

This has frequently been the case for many years now...why does something so inconsequential still matter to anyone, especially since it has been common practice now for nearly two decades?

Jake
Title: Re: The Wall and Hollytwood Gamne Night return
Post by: RMF on July 13, 2019, 08:58:21 PM
This has frequently been the case for many years now...why does something so inconsequential still matter to anyone, especially since it has been common practice now for nearly two decades?

Jake

Particularly given how obnoxious so many of us have found various trends involving the use of contestants that seem to revolve around us learning far too much about them....
Title: Re: The Wall and Hollytwood Gamne Night return
Post by: JakeT on July 13, 2019, 11:20:41 PM
This has frequently been the case for many years now...why does something so inconsequential still matter to anyone, especially since it has been common practice now for nearly two decades?

Jake

Particularly given how obnoxious so many of us have found various trends involving the use of contestants that seem to revolve around us learning far too much about them....

Ain't that the DAMN truth!

JakeT
Title: Re: The Wall and Hollytwood Gamne Night return
Post by: Jimmy Owen on July 14, 2019, 07:06:37 AM
Apparently, the producers of HGN were certain enough that it was over that they trashed the original set during the hiatus.

What set?
Title: Re: The Wall and Hollytwood Gamne Night return
Post by: JohnTheGameMan on July 14, 2019, 04:09:05 PM
Per the Futon Critic, N.B.C. has tabled new episodes of "The Wall" until either later this year or early next year.  I have a feeling it`s one of two things:
1)  Fox has the game Spin The Wheel", which is produced by Glassman Media which also produces "The Wall".  Game play on "Spin" is basically the same as "Wall" and,yes, some comparisons have been made.
2)  It`s opposite "Holey" on A.B.C. and that show has been doing rather well, but again I think N.B.C. may be afraid of placing new episodes against "Holey".
Then again, I could be wrong.  Perhaps N.B.C. is saving these shows to make better use of the, ratings wise.
Title: Re: The Wall and Hollytwood Gamne Night return
Post by: Loogaroo on July 15, 2019, 12:19:30 AM
Meanwhile, Hollywood Game Night joins the growing trend of introducing contestants only by their first names.

This has frequently been the case for many years now...why does something so inconsequential still matter to anyone, especially since it has been common practice now for nearly two decades?

Jake

Unless you have returning champions or the contestants are playing for enough money that you'd want to make a note of who played if they do well, there is no compelling reason to know a contestant's full name.
Title: Re: The Wall and Hollywood Game Night return
Post by: Dan88 on July 15, 2019, 01:41:35 AM
I think part of the reason some people are all "WTF?" over it is because the host and celebs have their full names given but the contestants are introduced first-name-only, making the latter really stand out.

I couldn't find it in a search, but I vaguely remember a discussion about The Pyramid where the celebs made an awkward remark while introducing their contestant partners in order to avoid saying their last names.
Title: Re: The Wall and Hollytwood Gamne Night return
Post by: PPatters on July 15, 2019, 11:13:24 AM
Itís likely to protect the contestants. In todayís social media climate, anyone can go and easily find a contestant online and harass them. Yes, even with just first names, an enterprising person could still maybe find them, but itíd certainly be much harder. I just donít see any great advantage or need to use last names, so I guess I donít see the problem with forgoing them.
Title: Re: The Wall and Hollywood Game Night return
Post by: TLEberle on July 15, 2019, 11:16:10 AM
I think part of the reason some people are all "WTF?" over it is because the host and celebs have their full names given but the contestants are introduced first-name-only, making the latter really stand out.
I would posit that most people don't even think about it and that there is a non-majority percentage of people here who make a big fuss out of it. There are so many other reasons that game shows are on the long and slow march toward DOND-ification that I don't put much thought into this.

It didn't occur to me but if someone has a fairly unique name and wins a pile o' bucks that it would be easy to look up and harass that person or worse.
Title: Re: The Wall and Hollytwood Gamne Night return
Post by: chrisholland03 on July 15, 2019, 11:19:09 AM
*cough*Zachoran*cough*cough*

Title: Re: The Wall and Hollywood Game Night return
Post by: JakeT on July 16, 2019, 08:57:06 PM
I think part of the reason some people are all "WTF?" over it is because the host and celebs have their full names given but the contestants are introduced first-name-only, making the latter really stand out.

But aren't you actually helping make our point about why it shouldn't matter?  The host's full names are familiar to us...the celebs' full names are familiar to us...AND are certainly used to draw viewers to the particular program.  On the other hand, why should anyone care if we know that contestant Mary's last name is Scuttlebuttenhauser?  It doesn't matter! 

This genuinely couldn't be a bigger non-issue and one of those things that tend to make the fanbois seem a tad creepy...

JakeT
Title: Re: The Wall and Hollytwood Gamne Night return
Post by: DoorNumberFour on July 16, 2019, 11:43:56 PM
I’ve been on a show that introduced me by my first and last name. I’ve been on a show (several shows, actually) that introduced me by my first name only. The difference in the amount of harassment/unsolicited contact between the two experiences is night and day. Please don’t give the audience our last names. It brings nothing extra to the audience except an opportunity to be creepy.
Title: Re: The Wall and Hollytwood Gamne Night return
Post by: BrandonFG on July 17, 2019, 01:26:49 AM
Iíve been on a show that introduced me by my first and last name. Iíve been on a show (several shows, actually) that introduced me by my first name only. The difference in the amount of harassment/unsolicited contact between the two experiences is night and day. Please donít give the audience our last names. It brings nothing extra to the audience except an opportunity to be creepy.
In the social media era, I totally get it. In a similar vein, news outlets like to use tweets that have gained traction, to help further whatever headline. However, itís never tweets they invited the public to use via a specific hashtag. Instead they simply searched a keyword associated with the headline, and cobble a story out of a dozen related tweets. Not only is it lazy, but Iíve seen and experienced the backlash associated with doing so. It never drives the discussion the way they think it would.

Going back to your point, why do I need your full name? Although ďJeopardyĒ champs become rock stars in their own right, most shows donít have returning champions anymore, so Iím really only rooting for someone for the episode. I donít need to know a last name for that, and Iím not gonna lose sleep because I donít know the last name of Rebecca who won $40,000 on the Money Cards.
Title: Re: The Wall and Hollytwood Gamne Night return
Post by: Casey Buck on July 17, 2019, 01:42:06 AM
TPiR might be the only show that actually needs to have first and last names for the contestants. Otherwise, it would be quite awkward if George Gray said "John, come on down! You're the next contestant on The Price is Right!", and multiple people end up running down the aisle.
Title: Re: The Wall and Hollytwood Gamne Night return
Post by: Jimmy Owen on July 17, 2019, 05:42:42 AM
Iíve been on a show that introduced me by my first and last name. Iíve been on a show (several shows, actually) that introduced me by my first name only. The difference in the amount of harassment/unsolicited contact between the two experiences is night and day. Please donít give the audience our last names. It brings nothing extra to the audience except an opportunity to be creepy.

"Jennifer, Come on Down! Bill, Come on Down! Andre, Come on Down!, Pat, Come on Down!  You are the first four contestants on The Price is Right!"  Just kidding, of course, but some shows will always have first and last names.  Imagine if J! only did first names, there would be an interest in knowing James last name, wouldn't you say?
Title: Re: The Wall and Hollytwood Gamne Night return
Post by: JakeT on July 17, 2019, 06:55:09 PM
Imagine if J! only did first names, there would be an interest in knowing James last name, wouldn't you say?

Actually, for me, no...not in the slightest...

Know the only person(s) it would be of interest to?

James himself because he's clearly a narcissist and loves the attention...

And whomever would create a creepy stalky fanboi website in tribute to "King James"...

**and I am still not convinced these two people aren't one in the same**

JakeT
Title: Re: The Wall and Hollytwood Gamne Night return
Post by: Adam Nedeff on July 17, 2019, 07:59:38 PM
TPiR might be the only show that actually needs to have first and last names for the contestants. Otherwise, it would be quite awkward if George Gray said "John, come on down! You're the next contestant on The Price is Right!", and multiple people end up running down the aisle.
TPIR has staffers holding up cue cards with the audience members' full names at the same time George is announcing it. So actually, they could switch to just having George announce a first name with absolutely no problems.