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Title: Classic HSQ on GSN
Post by: 1978-Jeopardy on February 07, 2004, 11:04:38 AM
Does GSN still have rights the classic HSQ? Are they just choosing not to air them? Do they have any plans to air them in the future?
Title: Classic HSQ on GSN
Post by: snowpeck on February 07, 2004, 11:46:21 AM
Correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't think GSN has the rights to air it anymore.  Lackluster ratings caused them not to renew.


Greg
Title: Classic HSQ on GSN
Post by: tyshaun1 on February 07, 2004, 11:47:25 AM
[quote name=\'1978-Jeopardy\' date=\'Feb 7 2004, 11:04 AM\'] Does GSN still have rights the classic HSQ? Are they just choosing not to air them? Do they have any plans to air them in the future? [/quote]
 GSN decided that Marshall HSQ wasn't drawing in the "demographics" they liked (along with ratings). So they pulled it, replaced it with Bergeron's Squares, and have no plans to reair them. Stick a fork in them, they're done.

Tyshaun
Title: Classic HSQ on GSN
Post by: 1978-Jeopardy on February 07, 2004, 12:34:17 PM
Does GSN ever plan to air the $20,000 pyramid again?
Title: Classic HSQ on GSN
Post by: gameshowguy2000 on February 07, 2004, 01:49:52 PM
OK, They've aired the Marshall Squares, and the Bergeron Squares.

Next stop: The Davidson Squares! (Ding ding! GSN Train takes off with GSN fans aboard, hoping that GSN will get the rights to THAT version.)
Title: Classic HSQ on GSN
Post by: clemon79 on February 07, 2004, 02:50:08 PM
[quote name=\'gameshowguy2000\' date=\'Feb 7 2004, 11:49 AM\'] Next stop: The Davidson Squares! (Ding ding! GSN Train takes off with GSN fans aboard, hoping that GSN will get the rights to THAT version.) [/quote]
 Speak for yourself. That's one train I won't be riding.
Title: Classic HSQ on GSN
Post by: BrandonFG on February 07, 2004, 03:12:18 PM
[quote name=\'clemon79\' date=\'Feb 7 2004, 02:50 PM\'] [quote name=\'gameshowguy2000\' date=\'Feb 7 2004, 11:49 AM\'] Next stop: The Davidson Squares! (Ding ding! GSN Train takes off with GSN fans aboard, hoping that GSN will get the rights to THAT version.) [/quote]
Speak for yourself. That's one train I won't be riding. [/quote]
Should we say that that's one train headed for a wreck. (rimshot)
Title: Classic HSQ on GSN
Post by: zachhoran on February 07, 2004, 07:25:19 PM
[quote name=\'1978-Jeopardy\' date=\'Feb 7 2004, 12:34 PM\'] Does GSN ever plan to air the $20,000 pyramid again? [/quote]
 'Twould be nice to see that again, as there are at least a couple hundred episodes of that unaired on GSN as yet. Seems like they're more interested in airing $100K these days, and with Osmond Pyramid cancelled, GSN would be more likely to pick that up if available than to air 25 year old ABC shows.
Title: Classic HSQ on GSN
Post by: Dbacksfan12 on February 08, 2004, 02:03:14 PM
[quote name=\'gameshowguy2000\' date=\'Feb 7 2004, 01:49 PM\'] Next stop: The Davidson Squares! [/quote]
 You know, I was thinking about this the other day--and I don't think it would be a bad move.  If you were 13 in 1986, you'd be...31 today...and that'd just reach the upper echelon of the coveted 18-34 demos.
Title: Classic HSQ on GSN
Post by: PeterMarshallFan on February 08, 2004, 02:29:00 PM
[quote name=\'Dsmith\' date=\'Feb 8 2004, 03:03 PM\'] [quote name=\'gameshowguy2000\' date=\'Feb 7 2004, 01:49 PM\'] Next stop: The Davidson Squares! [/quote]
You know, I was thinking about this the other day--and I don't think it would be a bad move.  If you were 13 in 1986, you'd be...31 today...and that'd just reach the upper echelon of the coveted 18-34 demos. [/quote]
 I actually agree with you this time, Don. As cheezy as the humor was, Davidson HS wasn't a half-bad way to spend a half hour and that is an excellent point about the "demographics" being right.
Title: Classic HSQ on GSN
Post by: SRIV94 on February 08, 2004, 07:14:59 PM
[quote name=\'PeterMarshallFan\' date=\'Feb 8 2004, 01:29 PM\'] [quote name=\'Dsmith\' date=\'Feb 8 2004, 03:03 PM\'] [quote name=\'gameshowguy2000\' date=\'Feb 7 2004, 01:49 PM\'] Next stop: The Davidson Squares! [/quote]
You know, I was thinking about this the other day--and I don't think it would be a bad move.  If you were 13 in 1986, you'd be...31 today...and that'd just reach the upper echelon of the coveted 18-34 demos. [/quote]
I actually agree with you this time, Don. As cheezy as the humor was, Davidson HS wasn't a half-bad way to spend a half hour and that is an excellent point about the "demographics" being right. [/quote]
 And actually, I rather enjoyed Season 1 (1986-87).  The other two seasons just weren't as good (and by no coincidence, those were the Joan Rivers years).  Of course, "weren't as good" is in the eye of the beholder.

Doug
Title: Classic HSQ on GSN
Post by: Ian Wallis on February 09, 2004, 09:59:28 AM
Quote
Next stop: The Davidson Squares! (Ding ding! GSN Train takes off with GSN fans aboard, hoping that GSN will get the rights to THAT version.) 


Speak for yourself. That's one train I won't be riding.


I know I'm in the minority, but I rather liked Davidson's version.  OK, maybe it wasn't as good as the original, but I wouldn't mind seeing it on GSN eventually.  It would probably do better in the ratings because the audience would likely be more familiar with the stars.
Title: Classic HSQ on GSN
Post by: zachhoran on February 09, 2004, 10:10:18 AM
[quote name=\'Ian Wallis\' date=\'Feb 9 2004, 09:59 AM\']

I know I'm in the minority, but I rather liked Davidson's version.  OK, maybe it wasn't as good as the original, but I wouldn't mind seeing it on GSN eventually.  It would probably do better in the ratings because the audience would likely be more familiar with the stars. [/quote]
 Some of the stars, perhaps. But a lot of Davidson's Squares celebrities, as Joan Rivers pointed out when interviewed on last year's E! Hollywood story, weren't even known to her at the time. Granted some of the celebs on Win Lose or Draw or $100K Pyramid from the same era weren't exactly megastars at the time.
Title: Classic HSQ on GSN
Post by: snowpeck on February 09, 2004, 08:18:04 PM
[quote name=\'PeterMarshallFan\' date=\'Feb 8 2004, 03:29 PM\'] [quote name=\'Dsmith\' date=\'Feb 8 2004, 03:03 PM\'] [quote name=\'gameshowguy2000\' date=\'Feb 7 2004, 01:49 PM\'] Next stop: The Davidson Squares! [/quote]
You know, I was thinking about this the other day--and I don't think it would be a bad move.  If you were 13 in 1986, you'd be...31 today...and that'd just reach the upper echelon of the coveted 18-34 demos. [/quote]
I actually agree with you this time, Don. As cheezy as the humor was, Davidson HS wasn't a half-bad way to spend a half hour and that is an excellent point about the "demographics" being right. [/quote]
 Well I'm 19 (in GSN's coveted age group) and although I was only 4 years old when it was cancelled, I can very well remember watching it.  



Greg
Title: Classic HSQ on GSN
Post by: inturnaround on February 09, 2004, 09:48:40 PM
I was born in 1977 and Davidson Squares is really the first Squares I remember. Sure the stars often weren't very well known (even less so today) and the humor was cheesy and the Friday Members Only Jackets were horrible, but I liked it all the same.

I refuse to apologize for digging it. Besides, any game where the SFX mock you for not winning the car is aces in my book.
Title: Classic HSQ on GSN
Post by: AH3RD on February 18, 2004, 04:04:41 PM
[quote name=\'1978-Jeopardy\' date=\'Feb 7 2004, 12:34 PM\'] Does GSN ever plan to air the $20,000 pyramid again? [/quote]
 I just hope they find a place on the schedule for The New $25,000 Pyramid, as it hasn't been shown in a long while!

But then, they never showed the original $25,000 Pyramid (w/Bill Cullen) either. :\
Title: Classic HSQ on GSN
Post by: dzinkin on February 20, 2004, 08:11:29 AM
[quote name=\'AH3RD\' date=\'Feb 18 2004, 04:04 PM\'] [quote name=\'1978-Jeopardy\' date=\'Feb 7 2004, 12:34 PM\'] Does GSN ever plan to air the $20,000 pyramid again? [/quote]
I just hope they find a place on the schedule for The New $25,000 Pyramid, as it hasn't been shown in a long while!

But then, they never showed the original $25,000 Pyramid (w/Bill Cullen) either. :\ [/quote]
 They never showed the Cullen $25K episodes because they've never had the rights to them.