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Title: PYL 2019 has a host!
Post by: gamed121683 on May 02, 2019, 03:28:40 PM
News has broken about the host of ABC’s Press Your Luck revival this summer. First there was Peter Tomarken, then Todd Newton took the reigns on the rechristened “Whammy”, and now here’s your new host....the lady from the Realtor.com commercials!

https://www.thewrap.com/elizabeth-banks-to-host-abcs-press-your-luck-reboot/
Title: Re: PYL 2019 has a host!
Post by: calliaume on May 02, 2019, 03:33:47 PM
Elizabeth Banks.

Sounds like a pretty good call to me.  Most of the question round is read off cards, and she has a background in improvisation, as much of her Pitch Perfect role with John Michael Higgins was off the cuff.  It's about time one of the ABC games got a female host - she's as good a choice as I can think of.
Title: Re: PYL 2019 has a host!
Post by: tyshaun1 on May 02, 2019, 03:36:22 PM
News has broken about the host of ABC’s Press Your Luck revival this summer. First there was Peter Tomarken, then Todd Newton took the reigns on the rechristened “Whammy”, and now here’s your new host....the lady from the Realtor.com commercials!

https://www.thewrap.com/elizabeth-banks-to-host-abcs-press-your-luck-reboot/

Interesting choice and a pretty big name, too. She seems to have a dry sense of humor, which can work well for the show. PYL is a game that needs its host to know when to have fun and when to take it seriously, hopefully she can bring that balance.

Tyshaun
Title: Re: PYL 2019 has a host!
Post by: TLEberle on May 02, 2019, 03:53:15 PM
Elizabeth Banks.
Curt: Thank you for actually saying the name so I didn't have to click the link/guess interminably. Gold star.
Title: Re: PYL 2019 has a host!
Post by: Dbacksfan12 on May 02, 2019, 04:21:14 PM
Elizabeth Banks.
Curt: Thank you for actually saying the name so I didn't have to click the link/guess interminably. Gold star.
Its quite clear who the host is by reading the hyperlink.
Title: Re: PYL 2019 has a host!
Post by: Jimmy Owen on May 02, 2019, 04:29:16 PM
I was hoping for Jim Peck, but we shall see.
Title: Re: PYL 2019 has a host!
Post by: JasonA1 on May 02, 2019, 04:33:58 PM
Elizabeth Banks.
Curt: Thank you for actually saying the name so I didn't have to click the link/guess interminably. Gold star.
Its quite clear who the host is by reading the hyperlink.

Yes, but we're a discussion board. It's even easier to type out the name in the post (because one has already made the effort to do more than copy/paste the link), and let those who want to read the article click through to get more information. I agree with Travis that it's odd when we get posts that basically have the subject "Guess what??" - that makes it hard to recall & find the discussion months later.

-Jason
Title: Re: PYL 2019 has a host!
Post by: BillCullen1 on May 03, 2019, 08:56:24 AM
I was hoping for Jim Peck, but we shall see.

No, they weren't going to get an "old school" host. I thought they might get Todd Newton since he was probably available. So now that they have a host, they should start taping soon. I wonder if 1iota or OCA is handling the ticket requests for this out in La-la-land.
Title: Re: PYL 2019 has a host!
Post by: Stackertosh on May 03, 2019, 05:05:16 PM
I was hoping for Jim Peck, but we shall see.

I would love to see Todd Newton host Press Your Luck or even Card Sharks.


Abc is going after big names to host their Game Shows.
Title: Re: PYL 2019 has a host!
Post by: BrandonFG on May 03, 2019, 05:21:48 PM
No, they weren't going to get an "old school" host. I thought they might get Todd Newton since he was probably available.
Two of the last national gigs Todd Newton had, he was relegated to "sidekick" roles between commercials: delivering contest prizes on Gameshow Marathon and hosting mini-games on Monopoly Millionaires Club. I say this as a fan who believes he deserved the main and other hosting roles: they're going for name recognition, which has unfortunately eluded Todd. Not too many people outside of this forum remember a third-tier cable revival from nearly 20 years ago.

I believe it's also the reason he didn't get the TPiR job.
Title: Re: PYL 2019 has a host!
Post by: ITSBRY on May 03, 2019, 06:32:37 PM
Interesting. I thought I’d read somewhere that Ryan Seacrest was hosting and that they’re eliminating the question round. Must have rethought that decision. Hope they follow the other revivals and stick to the classic format.
Title: Re: PYL 2019 has a host!
Post by: TLEberle on May 03, 2019, 06:36:44 PM
Interesting. I thought I’d read somewhere that Ryan Seacrest was hosting and that they’re eliminating the question round. Must have rethought that decision. Hope they follow the other revivals and stick to the classic format.
I think that the one good decision Whammy! made was to ditch the questions in round one and just tuck in for the big board they way they did. I don't think that three rounds of spinning is any better than two, plus they have the end game as well.
Title: Re: PYL 2019 has a host!
Post by: DoItRockapella on May 03, 2019, 06:42:06 PM
Interesting. I thought I’d read somewhere that Ryan Seacrest was hosting and that they’re eliminating the question round. Must have rethought that decision. Hope they follow the other revivals and stick to the classic format.

That was an April fools joke on BuzzerBlog in 2018.

As for Elizabeth Banks...I definitely would not have thought of her, but I'll try to reserve judgement. As long as you're not risking your main game winnings to play it, I have no problem with PYL adding a bonus round.
Title: Re: PYL 2019 has a host!
Post by: TLEberle on May 03, 2019, 06:46:44 PM
Certainly not on the level of Dick Clark to Host Syndicated Millionaire--I had no idea that's where the original reportage came from.
Title: Re: PYL 2019 has a host!
Post by: DoItRockapella on May 07, 2019, 10:37:43 PM
Taping May 20 in LA.

http://on-camera-audiences.com/shows/Press_Your_Luck
Title: Re: PYL 2019 has a host!
Post by: ChrisLambert! on May 09, 2019, 09:24:54 AM
Short animated promos aired during The Goldbergs and Modern Family last night.

The Whammys were... not impressive, but they may not be the final product.
Title: Re: PYL 2019 has a host!
Post by: tyshaun1 on May 09, 2019, 03:38:04 PM
Short animated promos aired during The Goldbergs and Modern Family last night.

The Whammys were... not impressive, but they may not be the final product.

Crude looking as the original Whammys? Or modernized?

Title: Re: PYL 2019 has a host!
Post by: ChrisLambert! on May 09, 2019, 05:58:05 PM
More crude imo.
Title: Re: PYL 2019 has a host!
Post by: Kniwt on May 09, 2019, 07:06:04 PM
Crude looking as the original Whammys? Or modernized?

(https://i.ytimg.com/vi/QyUQdso8R2w/maxresdefault.jpg)

It also seems to very strongly suggest that we're getting the classic board, and at least some of the values that will be on that board.
Title: Re: PYL 2019 has a host!
Post by: Dbacksfan12 on May 09, 2019, 07:15:06 PM
Looks like they hired a bunch of Ludia staffers to create the graphics.  I'm not pining for exact replicates of the original series either, but those do not look crisp at all.
Title: Re: PYL 2019 has a host!
Post by: Neumms on May 09, 2019, 07:29:09 PM
The whole thing here, even the lights around the board, are animated. I hope it's just for the promo. And the Whammies may not be cruder, we're just seeing them in HD.
Title: Re: PYL 2019 has a host!
Post by: Casey Buck on May 09, 2019, 08:12:51 PM
I wonder if we're going to get a Big Board that takes advantage of 16X9 widescreen, with a few extra squares going across, which could create some opportunities for new square values/special spaces (possibly a 24-square, 9X5 board, or a 22-square 8X5 board, compared to the original 18-square 6X5 board).


Otherwise, if the board is still designed for 4X3, it's going to have wasted space on the sides.
Title: Re: PYL 2019 has a host!
Post by: MSTieScott on May 09, 2019, 09:11:20 PM
I have no knowledge of what's in development, but it's possible that the "squares" could be ordinary 16:9 HD monitors. And if you arrange 16:9 monitors in a 5×5 square, they fill out a TV screen pretty much edge to edge. Maintaining the 6×5 arrangement from the original series using 16:9 monitors would result in a board with wasted space on the top and bottom. Then again, ABC is probably going to want there to be some open space in the corners for their bugs and promos.

Alternately, the show could cover the monitors with light borders that conceal the left and right edges so the monitors don't look so elongated. Or it's entirely possible that with a prime time budget, the show will use custom monitors, in which case they can make them just not-square enough to fill the amount of screen that they want.
Title: Re: PYL 2019 has a host!
Post by: weaklink75 on May 09, 2019, 10:17:27 PM
That might just be a mock-up; I’m not sure they have even started taping yet...
Title: Re: PYL 2019 has a host!
Post by: BrandonFG on May 09, 2019, 10:24:59 PM
Definitely looks like a mockup. I'm sure the real board would have at least a few prize squares, and I'd be surprised if they weren't using flatscreen monitors in 2019, even if they're mounted vertically (though that would look very awkward). Plus, the light pattern that surrounds the board looks like a CGI recreation.

I believe the first taping is on the 23rd.

What kind of screens did Gameshow Marathon use? Were they rear-projection?
Title: Re: PYL 2019 has a host!
Post by: weaklink75 on May 10, 2019, 03:50:44 PM
A bigger promo for the entire Fun and Games lineup is up, and PYL is the only one with no show clips- maybe that’s the board they used for runthroughs?


https://twitter.com/telltruthabc/status/1126921153971466240


(As an aside, the CS set looks great, very retro...)
Title: Re: PYL 2019 has a host!
Post by: tyshaun1 on May 10, 2019, 04:21:09 PM
A bigger promo for the entire Fun and Games lineup is up, and PYL is the only one with no show clips- maybe that’s the board they used for runthroughs?


https://twitter.com/telltruthabc/status/1126921153971466240


(As an aside, the CS set looks great, very retro...)

PYL begins taping on the 20th. Based on the Whammy clip, looks like they're remaking many of the skits used on the original with updated, yet crude looking, animation.
Title: Re: PYL 2019 has a host!
Post by: Neumms on May 10, 2019, 05:21:18 PM
Then again, ABC is probably going to want there to be some open space in the corners for their bugs and promos.

Great point. They could keep the same proportions and simply leave the space to either side. We'd see the light display behind the board, presumably with subtler lights.

Another note: The inclination is to start the show at the big board. Todd Newton's version never seemed right. The last player had too much of an advantage and there was no passing of spins.

What if...they did do a question round to earn spins but didn't show it on the air. They could put it online, not that everyone would watch but it would prove it's legit.
Title: Re: PYL 2019 has a host!
Post by: JasonA1 on May 10, 2019, 05:44:49 PM
One thing I enjoyed about the "flashback" intro on the old Press Your Luck is that, in act 1, it let you have a taste of the excitement that was coming down the pike, and made the comparatively-less-exciting pill of the question round easier to swallow.

-Jason
Title: Re: PYL 2019 has a host!
Post by: TLEberle on May 10, 2019, 06:10:33 PM
While the quiz round does have the feeling of being forced to eat your beets before dessert, it is functional and forgettable, but also a very clever way to almost assure that everyone will get to play the big shiny board, and also squelch runaway leader problems that a simple 90-second quiz session might have.
Title: Re: PYL 2019 has a host!
Post by: Sodboy13 on May 20, 2019, 09:43:07 PM
First views of the set are in, and my, that looks nice

https://www.instagram.com/p/BxtJDmnJrbI/
Title: Re: PYL 2019 has a host!
Post by: BillCullen1 on May 20, 2019, 10:05:10 PM
Holy bleep - that is an awesome set. Peter Tomarken and Rod Roddy are smiling from above.
Title: Re: PYL 2019 has a host!
Post by: SuperMatch93 on May 20, 2019, 10:58:23 PM
That is breathtaking. Can't wait to see it in action.
Title: Re: PYL 2019 has a host!
Post by: Strikerz04 on May 20, 2019, 11:25:53 PM
I’m in love with that set. Wowzers
Title: Re: PYL 2019 has a host!
Post by: oaklandfan2kx on May 21, 2019, 01:10:50 AM
I Assumed that they have Colored Prize Icons like Whammy! The All New Press Your Luck with Todd Newton back in 2002 to 2003.
Title: Re: PYL 2019 has a host!
Post by: ITSBRY on May 21, 2019, 09:03:12 AM
First views of the set are in, and my, that looks nice

https://www.instagram.com/p/BxtJDmnJrbI/

Omg...wow! ❤️❤️❤️
Title: Re: PYL 2019 has a host!
Post by: isucgv on May 21, 2019, 01:49:59 PM
I did manage to see the pictures earlier, but if you are looking now, you are out of luck...
Title: Re: PYL 2019 has a host!
Post by: SuperMatch93 on May 21, 2019, 02:33:14 PM
I did manage to see the pictures earlier, but if you are looking now, you are out of luck...

Here's a backup:

(https://i.imgur.com/EJrNvUu.jpg)
Title: Re: PYL 2019 has a host!
Post by: mystery7 on May 22, 2019, 11:37:26 AM
Ed Flesh would approve.
Title: Re: PYL 2019 has a host!
Post by: weaklink75 on May 25, 2019, 10:00:26 AM
Buzzerblog has a format rundown:

http://buzzerblog.com/2019/05/25/details-on-abcs-press-your-luck-revival/

Basically first half is "Classic" PYL (4 questions with 3-1 spins earned, 5K top round 1, 10K top round 2) winner keeps their stash, 2nd half is Bonus Round:

6 rounds in bonus:

Rd 1- 6 spins to start, 10K top
Rd 2- 5 spins, 15K
Rd 3- 4 spins, 25K
Rd 4- 3 spins, 50K
Rd 5- 2 spins, 75K
Rd 6- 1 spin, 100K

You can only stop at the end of a round (including any extra spins you might win), 4 Whammies and you're out- but if you have $500,000 or more at the end of the bonus, it gets bumped up to a cool million.

Title: Re: PYL 2019 has a host!
Post by: Bryce L. on May 25, 2019, 10:22:11 AM
Sounds tough, but doable.

6 x $10,000 = $60,000
5 x $15,000 = $75,000
$60,000 + $75,000 = $135,000
4 x $25,000 = $100,000
$135,000 + $100,000 = $235,000
3 x $50,000 = $150,000
$150,000 + $235,000 = $385,000
2 x $75,000 = $150,000
$150,000 + $385,000 = $535,000
$535,000 + $100,000 = $635,000 -> $1,000,000
Title: Re: PYL 2019 has a host!
Post by: tyshaun1 on May 25, 2019, 10:23:25 AM
So the above picture implies that someone makes it to at least round 3. Interesting setup in that you're basically playing 2 different formats in one show, but essentially makes the original PYL primarily a qualifier round as opposed to simply round 1.

Title: Re: PYL 2019 has a host!
Post by: weaklink75 on May 25, 2019, 10:57:04 AM
Sounds tough, but doable.

6 x $10,000 = $60,000
5 x $15,000 = $75,000
$60,000 + $75,000 = $135,000
4 x $25,000 = $100,000
$135,000 + $100,000 = $235,000
3 x $50,000 = $150,000
$150,000 + $235,000 = $385,000
2 x $75,000 = $150,000
$150,000 + $385,000 = $535,000
$535,000 + $100,000 = $635,000 -> $1,000,000

Theoretically you can win in 5 rounds- and don't forget you could win extra spins each round too based on the pic (though it looks like it's not on the BB square).  The 3rd-5th rounds are going to be the key ones- you could earn $400K in those three rounds alone.
Title: Re: PYL 2019 has a host!
Post by: Flerbert419 on May 25, 2019, 02:08:36 PM
The spin structure in the bonus round has been removed from the article due to conflicting audience reports, so they might have made an adjustment mid-series.
Title: Re: PYL 2019 has a host!
Post by: TLEberle on May 25, 2019, 02:43:14 PM
you can only stop at the end of a round (including any extra spins you might win), 4 Whammies and you're out- but if you have $500,000 or more at the end of the bonus, it gets bumped up to a cool million.
I think if the show wanted to go to solo play this would be as good a way as any, but they're basically taking away contestant spots from 3x however many shows are being recorded for minimal marginal excitement. It seems to me that if the value of each spin will approximate that of Gameshow Marathon, then the approximate win value will be in line with Match Game or Pyramid. I already wasn't in their ideal viewer window, but this certainly isn't pulling me in.
Title: Re: PYL 2019 has a host!
Post by: Joe Mello on May 26, 2019, 08:56:51 AM
minimal marginal excitement
I wouldn't be against a bonus game if it wasn't designed to eat a full 20-30 minutes of airtime and removed the "competitive" part of "TV's most competitive game." Also, having the number of required spins decrease in each bonus leg feels less interesting than the other way around.

I don't know if you could fit a third full round or some sort of additional catch-up mechanism, but what they look to be doing seems a little too simple.
Title: Re: PYL 2019 has a host!
Post by: Stackertosh on May 26, 2019, 11:02:52 AM
I have to admit ABC really did a good job with the sets keeping them classic as well as modern


I wonder who the announcer is?
Title: Re: PYL 2019 has a host!
Post by: weaklink75 on May 26, 2019, 02:29:33 PM
The spin structure in the bonus round has been removed from the article due to conflicting audience reports, so they might have made an adjustment mid-series.

If they changed it from 6-5-4-3-2-1 to 5-4-3-3-3-3 like the article, it makes the decisions a little more interesting- if you're at $300K or so going into the last round with the $100K top value, you still could get to the $500K mark and the million- but you know you'll have to spin at least three times. Do you risk it? (and that's why having the frontgame winnings be safe is good- people will be more likely to gamble knowing they still have something if they Whammy out, possibly in the $40K-$50K range...)
Title: Re: PYL 2019 has a host!
Post by: TLEberle on May 26, 2019, 08:11:29 PM
minimal marginal excitement
I wouldn't be against a bonus game if it wasn't designed to eat a full 20-30 minutes of airtime and removed the "competitive" part of "TV's most competitive game." Also, having the number of required spins decrease in each bonus leg feels less interesting than the other way around.

I don't know if you could fit a third full round or some sort of additional catch-up mechanism, but what they look to be doing seems a little too simple.
As silly-simple as Beat the Devil was in the 70s and 80s (grin through a scroll of a bunch of prizes you may or may not want! Pull the level until you see enough money on the scoreboard or the mascot bad guy shows up!) it was a nice way to break up what could be the monotony of game-game-game, and the money-count-into-palm is always a good way to cap off the round, and the way that Snoop adds the $1,000 packets to the pile of bucks for the contestant to stop with $8,500 on the screen makes it interesting. I don't think that there is anything interesting enough to cut out the first question round, and a third round dilutes the excitement of round two.
Title: Re: PYL 2019 has a host!
Post by: Joe Mello on May 26, 2019, 10:40:17 PM
I don't think that there is anything interesting enough to cut out the first question round
Not disagreeing, but at an event where I could get away with doing such a thing, I pulled inspiration from the Expert Edition game and as part of contestant introduction, I rolled the board after each interview and whatever they stopped on was their spin total for the first Big Board round (amounts were 3-10 spins)
Title: Re: PYL 2019 has a host!
Post by: Jimmy Owen on May 27, 2019, 03:46:47 AM
Second Chance had that wrinkle of writing down the answer that made the question round much more interesting.
Title: Re: PYL 2019 has a host!
Post by: DoorNumberFour on May 27, 2019, 08:36:44 AM
Second Chance had that wrinkle of writing down the answer that made the question round much more interesting.

It also made each question segment about three times longer than it needed to be.
Title: Re: PYL 2019 has a host!
Post by: aaron sica on May 30, 2019, 01:33:06 PM
Looks like we're getting to see some whammy fun a day early - ABC is presenting a "special preview" on June 11 @ 10pm EST, right after "The Bachelorette".
Title: Re: PYL 2019 has a host!
Post by: NicholasM79 on May 30, 2019, 01:36:23 PM
Looks like we're getting to see some whammy fun a day early - ABC is presenting a "special preview" on June 11 @ 10pm EST, right after "The Bachelorette".

I should add that this airdate is in flux temporarily depending on if the NBA finals goes to a Game 5 or not, from the press release... (https://www.wdtvpress.com/abc/pressrelease/abc-is-eager-to-face-the-whammy-and-press-your-luck-with-a-special-early-premiere-following-one-of-the-biggest-nights-of-the-bachelorette-on-tuesday-june-11/)

Quote from: ABC Press Release
Editor’s note: The scheduling change for “The Bachelorette” followed by the new premiere date of “Press Your Luck” is pending a Game 5 of the NBA Finals, scheduled for Monday, June 10. If there is not a Game 5, both episodes will air Monday, June 10 (8:00-11:00 p.m. EDT).
Title: Re: PYL 2019 has a host!
Post by: weaklink75 on May 30, 2019, 05:21:53 PM
Looks like we're getting to see some whammy fun a day early - ABC is presenting a "special preview" on June 11 @ 10pm EST, right after "The Bachelorette".

I should add that this airdate is in flux temporarily depending on if the NBA finals goes to a Game 5 or not, from the press release... (https://www.wdtvpress.com/abc/pressrelease/abc-is-eager-to-face-the-whammy-and-press-your-luck-with-a-special-early-premiere-following-one-of-the-biggest-nights-of-the-bachelorette-on-tuesday-june-11/)

Quote from: ABC Press Release
Editor’s note: The scheduling change for “The Bachelorette” followed by the new premiere date of “Press Your Luck” is pending a Game 5 of the NBA Finals, scheduled for Monday, June 10. If there is not a Game 5, both episodes will air Monday, June 10 (8:00-11:00 p.m. EDT).

I think the original date will hold- it won't be a sweep (most of the experts have Warriors in 6, and I tend to agree)...ABC must be really confident in this, which is a great sign..
Title: Re: PYL 2019 has a host!
Post by: MikeK on May 30, 2019, 06:07:38 PM
I think the original date will hold- it won't be a sweep (most of the experts have Warriors in 6, and I tend to agree)...ABC must be really confident in this, which is a great sign..
You misspelled "Raptors." 😀

/Not a bitter Cavs fan.
//The Warriors were up 3-1 in 2016.
Title: Re: PYL 2019 has a host!
Post by: NicholasM79 on June 03, 2019, 04:02:51 PM
Since there is a Game 5, the premiere will indeed be on Tuesday June 10th at 10:01pm.
Title: Re: PYL 2019 has a host!
Post by: Neumms on June 04, 2019, 05:28:27 PM
As silly-simple as Beat the Devil was in the 70s and 80s (grin through a scroll of a bunch of prizes you may or may not want! Pull the level until you see enough money on the scoreboard or the mascot bad guy shows up!) it was a nice way to break up what could be the monotony of game-game-game, and the money-count-into-palm is always a good way to cap off the round, and the way that Snoop adds the $1,000 packets to the pile of bucks for the contestant to stop with $8,500 on the screen makes it interesting.

Come to think of it, this new PYL bonus game deal could be great on Joker's Wild.
Title: Re: PYL 2019 has a host!
Post by: tyshaun1 on June 04, 2019, 09:43:20 PM
As silly-simple as Beat the Devil was in the 70s and 80s (grin through a scroll of a bunch of prizes you may or may not want! Pull the level until you see enough money on the scoreboard or the mascot bad guy shows up!) it was a nice way to break up what could be the monotony of game-game-game, and the money-count-into-palm is always a good way to cap off the round, and the way that Snoop adds the $1,000 packets to the pile of bucks for the contestant to stop with $8,500 on the screen makes it interesting.

Come to think of it, this new PYL bonus game deal could be great on Joker's Wild.

Color me stunned if there was another season of STJW.
Title: Re: PYL 2019 has a host!
Post by: BillCullen1 on June 05, 2019, 10:30:41 AM
A friend of mine who was at a taping tells me Jeffrey Tambor announces the prizes that are won. 
Title: Re: PYL 2019 has a host!
Post by: Jimmy Owen on June 05, 2019, 10:48:37 AM
A friend of mine who was at a taping tells me Jeffrey Tambor announces the prizes that are won.
That might not sit well with some.
Title: Re: PYL 2019 has a host!
Post by: BillCullen1 on June 05, 2019, 10:57:03 AM
Yeah, I know. I would have picked Shadoe Stevens or Burton Richardson as the announcer, but Jeffrey does have some experience - one season on Bergeron's Squares. 

Correction - two seasons.
Title: Re: PYL 2019 has a host!
Post by: JasonA1 on June 05, 2019, 11:18:54 AM
The announcer on Press Your Luck was Neil Ross (https://www.neilbook.com/).

-Jason
Title: Re: PYL 2019 has a host!
Post by: calliaume on June 05, 2019, 11:44:18 AM
A friend of mine who was at a taping tells me Jeffrey Tambor announces the prizes that are won.
That might not sit well with some.
That's what I thought.  I don't think he's completely persona non grata in Hollywood after sexual misconduct allegations arose, but he's still a difficult hire in some people's eyes.  (Based on Jason's post, he may not be working on the show after all.)
Title: Re: PYL 2019 has a host!
Post by: BrandonFG on June 05, 2019, 12:24:15 PM
Yeah, I know. I would have picked Shadoe Stevens or Burton Richardson as the announcer, but Jeffrey does have some experience - one season on Bergeron's Squares. 

Correction - two seasons.
It was just the first “H2” season, 2002-03. John Moschitta, Jr. replaced Jeffrey when he went on to do “Arrested Development”. But even with the controversy surrounding Jeffrey, that would’ve been a random selection, given his career thrived a lot more in the decade-plus after announcing for “Hollywood Squares”. Not to mention he hasn’t announced a game show since.
Title: Re: PYL 2019 has a host!
Post by: BillCullen1 on June 05, 2019, 04:06:07 PM
So it was just one season that Jeffrey announced "Squares." I've emailed my friend in L.A. to make sure I got correct info from him.
Title: Re: PYL 2019 has a host!
Post by: JMFabiano on June 05, 2019, 04:24:03 PM
So it was just one season that Jeffrey announced "Squares." I've emailed my friend in L.A. to make sure I got correct info from him.

Yeah, Neil Ross would make sense.  And hey, he has a GS past too, as he was GSN's announcer in the late '90s. 
Title: Re: PYL 2019 has a host!
Post by: BillCullen1 on June 05, 2019, 05:02:39 PM
So here's what my friend told me:

He was at the taping of the first show. He did not see, but heard Jeffrey's Tambor's voice announcing and reading prizes. He also says a crew member confirmed it was Tambor. So that's his story.

I guess all this will unravel itself when the show premieres. I'll be checking the credits at the end.
Title: Re: PYL 2019 has a host!
Post by: Bryce L. on June 05, 2019, 05:06:59 PM
Maybe Tambor did announce it in the studio, but for whatever reason was overdubbed by Ross in post? I know the same thing happened on Greed in 1999, with Mark Thompson replacing Burton Richardson in that same manner, so it seems plausible to me.
Title: Re: PYL 2019 has a host!
Post by: tyshaun1 on June 05, 2019, 06:13:05 PM
So here's what my friend told me:

He was at the taping of the first show. He did not see, but heard Jeffrey's Tambor's voice announcing and reading prizes. He also says a crew member confirmed it was Tambor. So that's his story.

I guess all this will unravel itself when the show premieres. I'll be checking the credits at the end.
There is a picture of Neil Ross at a microphone with a 2019 PYL lanyard on that also is marked Studio 46 on Randy West's FB profile. Don't think it's Tambor unless he voiced the Whammy.....
Title: Re: PYL 2019 has a host!
Post by: MSTieScott on June 05, 2019, 07:49:39 PM
I was at the taping of the first show. There was always audience applause when the announcer was speaking, so it would have been very difficult to discern exactly who it was.

Between the first and the second taping, I saw Randy West and Neil Ross. That was the same day the aforementioned photo was taken. So I'm willing to wager that Jeffrey Tambor has nothing to do with this show.
Title: Re: PYL 2019 has a host!
Post by: Steve_Bier on June 07, 2019, 07:19:19 PM
Did they use the same theme music package?
Title: Re: PYL 2019 has a host!
Post by: Stackertosh on June 08, 2019, 08:32:16 AM
There was a promo and the music sounded the same but updated
Title: Re: PYL 2019 has a host!
Post by: gamed121683 on June 09, 2019, 01:02:21 PM
Did they use the same theme music package?

This might answer your question. Say "Hi" to the new whammies while you're there.

https://twitter.com/TVPressYourLuck/status/1137766306768478208
Title: Re: PYL 2019 has a host!
Post by: TimK2003 on June 09, 2019, 01:36:35 PM
Did they use the same theme music package?

This might answer your question. Say "Hi" to the new whammies while you're there.

https://twitter.com/TVPressYourLuck/status/1137766306768478208


Good remake of the theme.  And a tasteful remake of the original animations.  ABC's got such a stable of retro shows now, I seriously hope that they are considering some daytime versions if the ratings are there. 
Title: Re: PYL 2019 has a host!
Post by: Jimmy Owen on June 09, 2019, 01:50:16 PM
Did they use the same theme music package?

This might answer your question. Say "Hi" to the new whammies while you're there.

https://twitter.com/TVPressYourLuck/status/1137766306768478208


Good remake of the theme.  And a tasteful remake of the original animations.  ABC's got such a stable of retro shows now, I seriously hope that they are considering some daytime versions if the ratings are there.
The change in title from "GMA Day" to "Strahan and Sara" is probably a sign that show is not meeting expectations.  A pairing of Pyramid and Match Game in half hour versions might be okay with the affils. 
Title: Re: PYL 2019 has a host!
Post by: weaklink75 on June 09, 2019, 02:47:42 PM
Did they use the same theme music package?

This might answer your question. Say "Hi" to the new whammies while you're there.

https://twitter.com/TVPressYourLuck/status/1137766306768478208

Nice mix of the classic whammies and some new ones- and the commercials for the show had a couple of animations that weren't on there as well....
Title: Re: PYL 2019 has a host!
Post by: BrandonFG on June 09, 2019, 03:03:19 PM
Good remake of the theme.  And a tasteful remake of the original animations.  ABC's got such a stable of retro shows now, I seriously hope that they are considering some daytime versions if the ratings are there.
I'm honestly surprised they didn't try this when The Chew was canceled. I know another hour of GMA is cheaper, but I would at least try a daytime game show for 13 weeks. If you break them down into half hour episodes and edit credits at the end of the first half* and new intros on the second half, you could rerun Pyramid or Match Game to test the waters.

*Or just do a "short crawl" at the end of the first episode with copyright and production company logos.
Title: Re: PYL 2019 has a host!
Post by: JMFabiano on June 09, 2019, 11:01:56 PM
Did they use the same theme music package?

This might answer your question. Say "Hi" to the new whammies while you're there.

https://twitter.com/TVPressYourLuck/status/1137766306768478208

And if you play HQ Trivia, you got to see the full version of two of them.  Lumberjack Whammy says, "3, 2, 1, timber!" ( Tree crushes him) "Not again..."

Bartender Whammy's dialogue : "You don't have to go home, but you can't stay here."

There's another animation that I don't think was part of the Twitter video.  This one borrows from Whammy! and has a fireman Whammy being flung around by the hose.  He escapes....only to be ran over by a firetruck.
Title: Re: PYL 2019 has a host!
Post by: TimK2003 on June 09, 2019, 11:24:13 PM
Watching the PYL promo airing during Sunday's Fun & Games,  it looks like they cleverly edited where the contestants actually "stopped" at. 

If so, then considering that many shows of late like to 'spoil' the upcoming segment(s) before the commercial break, I would like to thank ABC for giving us a peek of the gameplay without divulging the actual gameplay.
Title: Re: PYL 2019 has a host!
Post by: Sodboy13 on June 09, 2019, 11:40:14 PM
The change in title from "GMA Day" to "Strahan and Sara" is probably a sign that show is not meeting expectations.  A pairing of Pyramid and Match Game in half hour versions might be okay with the affils.

I recently learned that there's an extra-early hour of network news programming on ABC titled "America This Morning," their website is "atm fans dot com," and boy, that's gotta feel like a real bait-and-switch for some people who come across it at the 4 a.m. airtime.
Title: Re: PYL 2019 has a host!
Post by: weaklink75 on June 10, 2019, 03:31:52 PM
According to this article, there are 37 Whammy animations...

https://www.tvinsider.com/782837/press-your-luck-abc-reboot-changes-elizabeth-banks/
Title: Re: PYL 2019 has a host!
Post by: Joe Mello on June 10, 2019, 03:41:57 PM
That seems adequate???? Assuming around a dozen or so get hit per episode and they're only doing one show per week, that seems okay.

I feel like even towards the middle/end of the original run there was a fixed set they used for each week of shows or something to that effect.
Title: Re: PYL 2019 has a host!
Post by: tyshaun1 on June 10, 2019, 06:09:45 PM
According to this article, there are 37 Whammy animations...

https://www.tvinsider.com/782837/press-your-luck-abc-reboot-changes-elizabeth-banks/

Interestingly enough, in the Buzzr video of the Whammy skits, the number shown totals...... 37.

/Not that interesting
Title: Re: PYL 2019 has a host!
Post by: tyshaun1 on June 10, 2019, 06:10:40 PM
That seems adequate???? Assuming around a dozen or so get hit per episode and they're only doing one show per week, that seems okay.

I feel like even towards the middle/end of the original run there was a fixed set they used for each week of shows or something to that effect.

The first 7 weeks featured 10 Whammy skits. I think 37 is sufficient.
Title: Re: PYL 2019 has a host!
Post by: BrandonFG on June 10, 2019, 06:44:28 PM
That was a fun trip down Memory Lane...but I could probably pick out the original ten based on how simple they were.

/Looking at you, Jumping Whammy
Title: Re: PYL 2019 has a host!
Post by: clemon79 on June 10, 2019, 06:49:24 PM
Interestingly enough, in the Buzzr video of the Whammy skits, the number shown totals...... 37.
(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-NIlBrSCwHEE/T30x5Qj5jqI/AAAAAAAAACY/Nm9jZgZv74g/s1600/Screen+shot+2012-04-05+at+1.46.54+AM.png)
"In a row?"
Title: Re: PYL 2019 has a host!
Post by: Sodboy13 on June 10, 2019, 07:13:37 PM
Snowball Whammy didn't make the cut this time.
Title: Re: PYL 2019 has a host!
Post by: weaklink75 on June 11, 2019, 02:31:55 PM
Here's some stills of 15 Whammies, including a few more of the new ones....

https://www.tvinsider.com/gallery/press-your-luck-whammys-abc-game-of-thrones-bachelor-oprah/#1

\nice to see Whammy giving another classic GS villain some work in that first pic  ;D
Title: Re: PYL 2019 has a host!
Post by: Jimmy Owen on June 11, 2019, 02:52:56 PM
Snowball Whammy didn't make the cut this time.
Being a summer show, would it be necessary?
Title: Re: PYL 2019 has a host!
Post by: cyclone45 on June 11, 2019, 03:34:05 PM
Interesting that Square 6 now says MOVE two spaces rather than GO BACK 2..not complaining, it's just interesting.
Title: Re: PYL 2019 has a host!
Post by: ITSBRY on June 11, 2019, 05:10:03 PM
The Instagram photo of the board sure looked like each square was an individual screen with a physical lighted border but the promos make it look like the whole board is just one big rear projection screen. I’m assuming/hoping those promo boards are just cgi renderings to mask gameplay but it’s really hard to tell for sure.
Title: Re: PYL 2019 has a host!
Post by: Joe Mello on June 11, 2019, 08:31:43 PM
The Instagram photo of the board sure looked like each square was an individual screen with a physical lighted border but the promos make it look like the whole board is just one big rear projection screen. I’m assuming/hoping those promo boards are just cgi renderings to mask gameplay but it’s really hard to tell for sure.
At this point, I assume the entire set or most of it is custom LED's and what we see on the TV is a capture of the game software instead of a camera pointing at the in-studio board.
Title: Re: PYL 2019 has a host!
Post by: BrandonFG on June 11, 2019, 08:44:17 PM
Per Jason Hernandez, we indeed see the computer software, and not the board itself.

ETA: No it's not, which makes more sense. I couldn't imagine having all that chrome, for it to not be shown on-camera.

Now back to watching. :P
Title: Re: PYL 2019 has a host!
Post by: Sodboy13 on June 11, 2019, 11:02:05 PM
They done good here.
Title: Re: PYL 2019 has a host!
Post by: stutzunoon on June 11, 2019, 11:30:10 PM
Was fun to see the show come back, although it definitely had its hits and misses.

The set is stunning and it's great to see the original whammies with newer ones as well.

The original game is just as much fun as I remembered it to be, but the hosting wasn't really up to par in my opinion.  It seemed to me like Elizabeth Banks was doing a bad imitation of a game show host. 

The bonus game was interesting but seemed to go on forever.  Maybe they should have hid a bonus on the board and make every stop capture a square on the board.  After 6 or so spins you keep what you have and if you captured the bonus you get 5 or 10x your bank.

As for the music, the 1st part of the theme sounded great but they didn't include the B-section vamp portion of the song nor the win fanfare. It felt like Family Feud where they only use clips of the main theme for all cues.  Maybe I'm just spoiled by Pyramid & Match Game's attention to detail down to the music.

Overall it was 3 out of 5 stars for me.
Title: Re: PYL 2019 has a host!
Post by: Stackertosh on June 12, 2019, 12:22:01 AM
The Set is very nice as well as the new Whammies the Oprah one is  funny.

The Front Game is amazing its fun watching PYL. I don't care for the Bonus Game i felt like i was watching Deal or No deal with the crying family members and the emotional stories. I wish they played two games with the returning contestant.

Elizabeth Banks hosting wasn't all there for me it felt like i was watching Game Show Marathon with Ricki Lake hosting.

The Theme is a great update it started to get annoying, they kept playing the same parts and it felt like Family Feud. I was hoping they would use the prize music.
Title: Re: PYL 2019 has a host!
Post by: Kevin Prather on June 12, 2019, 03:23:06 AM
Regarding the bonus round. If I understood Elizabeth correctly, the million is won the moment a contestant reaches $500,000. Is that right, or does the contestant still have to finish the round they are on without hitting a whammy?
Title: Re: PYL 2019 has a host!
Post by: Sodboy13 on June 12, 2019, 08:38:05 AM
The way she said it, it's immediately game over, $1 million the moment your score crosses $500K. I like the idea of having to play through the full game to claim it instead, but let's be honest, it's something that probably isn't going to happen very often either way.
Title: Re: PYL 2019 has a host!
Post by: weaklink75 on June 12, 2019, 11:48:03 AM
Fast National Ratings are in...

https://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/daily-ratings/tv-ratings-tuesday-june-11-2019/ (https://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/daily-ratings/tv-ratings-tuesday-june-11-2019/)

I think it's OK- 3rd in viewers, but 2nd in the demo (double 3rd place, and only a tenth behind first); and face it, 10pm is not the best timeslot for it. Tonight will be a better picture in it's normal 8pm slot (though it is up against Game 7 of the Stanley Cup final, and you have 2 of the top 25 media markets in Boston and St. Louis playing..)
Title: Re: PYL 2019 has a host!
Post by: mystery7 on June 12, 2019, 01:24:29 PM
I give it a solid 8. Faithful to the original with a couple of nice updates plus a bonus round, all wrapped in a set that would make Ed Flesh proud. But I do have quibbles:

- I think they picked the wrong announcer. Dude. It's a game show, not a trailer for a Michael Bay movie. Brad Abelle just about pulls that style off for Pyramid. You (Neil Ross, if I read the credit right)...not so much.

- The processing of the Whammies' voices was a little off...seems like it was only sped up without doing whatever other extra step they did on the original. Super trivial, I know, but somehow it gets me.

- Music is an almost slavish re-record of the original. That said, I wished for the other half of it, and I probably would've written the "we're back" cue differently. Agreed on the lack of a win cue. We kinda needed it since there didn't feel like quite enough drama at the end of the main game. Sorta disappointed they used the lower-pitch board sound from the first season.

- I miss having the answers displayed.

- Showing the prices of the prizes is nice but the pause in revealing them seems to take away some momentum. I'd show the price as soon as the board stops.

- Elizabeth Banks is good overall but her enthusiasm doesn't seem to be there in the heat of the game. Not sure how I feel about her not saying "stop at..." at the end of each spin like Peter did (and Todd did on Whammy). I do like her rapport with the players, and she seems to genuinely feel for them. That goes a long way.

- Still not 100% convinced we need the bonus round.
Title: Re: PYL 2019 has a host!
Post by: Kevin Prather on June 12, 2019, 11:04:47 PM
Maybe this has been answered before. Is there some ABC S&P rule against disclosing contestants' last names? Why has first names only become a trend?
Title: Re: PYL 2019 has a host!
Post by: TimK2003 on June 12, 2019, 11:23:53 PM
Maybe this has been answered before. Is there some ABC S&P rule against disclosing contestants' last names? Why has first names only become a trend?

Not just an ABC thing. With the exception of the long-running Price/Wheel/Jeopardy/Millionaire/Feud quintet, I can't think of any other current game shows that divulge last names.  I dont even think the current LMAD calls their contestants by their first and last names if ever.
Title: Re: PYL 2019 has a host!
Post by: BrandonFG on June 12, 2019, 11:31:40 PM
I think someone here suggested that some shows may do this to avoid the possibility of stalkers, given how much of our info exists on the Internet nowadays? That said, the trend started around the time of Weakest Link, when social media didn't exist, and one would've been a little more hard-pressed to find that kind of info back then, so who knows?
Title: Re: PYL 2019 has a host!
Post by: The Ol' Guy on June 12, 2019, 11:49:25 PM
Play classic PYL with three players, three questions per round. Highest scoring player stays around while three new contestants play a second game. The highest scoring winner between the two complete games gets to play a shortened variation of the bonus. Shouldn't be more than 15 minutes. Cut the chat, and you can create some drama by watching the winner of the first game agonizing over the ups and downs of the challengers to his/her crack at the bonus. Making the bonus a half hour has that undercurrent of..."You can quit now at the end of round 1 with $12,000 and your two dream prizes...but, God, PLEASE DON'T, or or we'll have to interview you for 20 minutes to fill the rest of the time." Trim a bit of the money amounts and have more good prizes during the regular games so you'll be able to afford to let the winners of both regular games keep their cash.
Title: Re: PYL 2019 has a host!
Post by: Sodboy13 on June 12, 2019, 11:52:50 PM
That's what I was thinking. People are far more searchable than they were even 10 years ago, but having only a first name to with the face gives the contestants a little more of a choice to come out into the social media hellworld only if they want to.

I remember watching a late '50s/early '60s game, probably on Jamie's GS Vault, where they had a home viewer contest. The host pulled the card and read the viewer's first name, last name, and address on the air. I literally can't process a time when that would have been okay.
Title: Re: PYL 2019 has a host!
Post by: mystery7 on June 13, 2019, 12:24:12 AM
Price Is Right did that for home viewer showcases. And referred to women by their husbands' names: "Mrs. Harold J. Manischewitz of 244-18 Queens Blvd., Brooklyn 47, NY." At least they stopped short of giving out people's phone numbers.
Title: Re: PYL 2019 has a host!
Post by: MikeK on June 13, 2019, 06:52:20 AM
In the mid-70s, Let's Make A Deal mentioned home addresses for that short period when celebrities played for at-home players.
Title: Re: PYL 2019 has a host!
Post by: aaron sica on June 13, 2019, 07:18:51 AM
Price Is Right did that for home viewer showcases. And referred to women by their husbands' names: "Mrs. Harold J. Manischewitz of 244-18 Queens Blvd., Brooklyn 47, NY." At least they stopped short of giving out people's phone numbers.

They also, for trips, gave the winner the addresses (off air) of the contestants that were beat, so that a postcard from vacation could be mailed to them.
Title: Re: PYL 2019 has a host!
Post by: Jimmy Owen on June 13, 2019, 11:21:40 AM
Back in the day, you could get a complete list of contest winners by sending an SASE.
Title: Re: PYL 2019 has a host!
Post by: Neumms on June 13, 2019, 09:54:06 PM
Play classic PYL with three players, three questions per round.

Fewer spins in the deciding round could hurt the chances of having a really good game, though, and the half hour (if Monday is any indication) would still be pretty tight.

My idea is scrap first rounds and play three one-round games in the hour. Three new contestants in each of the first two games with Big Bucks set at $10,000, then the two winners face off in the third game--this is a duel on ABC!--for Jaguars and higher stakes.
Title: Re: PYL 2019 has a host!
Post by: cyclone45 on June 13, 2019, 11:08:42 PM
I thought this was Press Your Luck on ABC! (ducks)
Title: Re: PYL 2019 has a host!
Post by: Jimmy Owen on June 13, 2019, 11:19:18 PM
I thought this was Press Your Luck on ABC! (ducks)
That already happened in 1977.
Title: Re: PYL 2019 has a host!
Post by: The Ol' Guy on June 13, 2019, 11:28:11 PM
That did come to mind, Neumms, and an increase in the number of spaces with a free spin in the second round could take care of that issue. But anything that could keep the bonus game to 15 minutes or less is welcome. These suggestions are moot, though, since they're not likely to change anything this season. When this run is done and ABC or some other entity thinks there's still a future for the show, they might try more ideas then and see how they test.
Title: Re: PYL 2019 has a host!
Post by: cyclone45 on June 13, 2019, 11:33:41 PM
I thought this was Press Your Luck on ABC! (ducks)
That already happened in 1977.

That was supposed to be a Duel reference..
Title: Re: PYL 2019 has a host!
Post by: TLEberle on June 13, 2019, 11:36:41 PM
Jimmy’s gonna Jimmy.
Title: Re: PYL 2019 has a host!
Post by: Jimmy Owen on June 14, 2019, 12:20:33 AM
I thought this was Press Your Luck on ABC! (ducks)
That already happened in 1977.

That was supposed to be a Duel reference..
i get it.  Duel implication.  I go so far back that Duel on ABC meant a Dennis Weaver movie (ducking further).....
Title: Re: PYL 2019 has a host!
Post by: Steve Gavazzi on June 14, 2019, 12:59:04 AM
That was supposed to be a Duel reference..

Something can be exactly what it was intended to be and still not be the least bit funny.
Title: Re: PYL 2019 has a host!
Post by: Kevin Prather on June 14, 2019, 02:05:11 AM
I thought this was Press Your Luck on ABC! (ducks)
That already happened in 1977.
That was supposed to be a Duel reference..

Quiet, both of you. The grown ups are talking.
Title: Re: PYL 2019 has a host!
Post by: chrisholland03 on June 14, 2019, 09:18:40 AM
A lady I went to church with was a contestant on Pyramid in the mid-80s.  She had all kinds of wack-a-doos reaching out to her when GSN reran her episodes a few years ago.  In fairness, I've known her for about 10 years and she knew I loved GS - and I never made the connection until she mentioned the wack-a-doos.


Title: Re: PYL 2019 has a host!
Post by: Neumms on June 14, 2019, 02:15:38 PM
That did come to mind, Neumms, and an increase in the number of spaces with a free spin in the second round could take care of that issue. But anything that could keep the bonus game to 15 minutes or less is welcome. These suggestions are moot, though, since they're not likely to change anything this season. When this run is done and ABC or some other entity thinks there's still a future for the show, they might try more ideas then and see how they test.

True on all counts. Getting rid of the bonus is ideal, of course, since it's not television's most competitive game while they're not competing with anyone.
Title: Re: PYL 2019 has a host!
Post by: cyclone45 on June 14, 2019, 08:37:49 PM
I thought this was Press Your Luck on ABC! (ducks)
That already happened in 1977.
That was supposed to be a Duel reference..

Quiet, both of you. The grown ups are talking.

Meanwhile it's the kid in us that loves game shows;)
Title: Re: PYL 2019 has a host!
Post by: Steve Gavazzi on June 15, 2019, 02:10:27 AM
Meanwhile it's the kid in us that loves game shows;)

You really don't grasp that you're being mocked, do you?
Title: Re: PYL 2019 has a host!
Post by: cyclone45 on June 15, 2019, 12:10:52 PM
You really don't grasp the fact that I don't care, do you? It's called "rolling with it".
Title: Re: PYL 2019 has a host!
Post by: Steve Gavazzi on June 15, 2019, 08:37:29 PM
You really don't grasp the fact that I don't care, do you?

Maybe you should.