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Title: BUZZR 4th annual Lost & Found plus more fall schedule changes.
Post by: jimlangefan on September 04, 2019, 12:43:33 PM
BUZZR has released details of this year's Lost & Found special and two schedule changes on Instagram and Facebook.   The Lost & Found will be a "Before they were stars" edition.   The highlight of this marathon will be a 1984 edition of Match Game - Hollywood Squares Hour featuring a young Howie Mandel.

The other shows featured will be Password Plus with Kirstie Alley, Match Game '77 with Brianne Leary, Press Your Luck  with Jenny Jones, Tattletales with Meg Ryan ( I believe the first time anything from the 1982-1984 version has aired on BUZZR), Child's Play with Jeff Cohen & Breckin Meyer,  Card Sharks with Kelly Packard, To Tell The Truth with Anderson Cooper & Michael Flately.

Beginning Sundays 9/30, The Price Is Right with Bill Cullen will begin airing weekly on the network at 4 PM EST.  The following day, 10/1/19, Let's Make A Deal FINALLY returns to the network replacing Temptation in 7:30 PM EST slot.
Title: Re: BUZZR 4th annual Lost & Found plus two fall schedule changes.
Post by: Matt Ottinger on September 04, 2019, 01:14:55 PM
I find that disappointing for the most part.  Hooray for another MG/HS, but when most of what you're going to show is already available to watch on YouTube, then "lost" probably isn't the best term to describe them..
Title: Re: BUZZR 4th annual Lost & Found plus two fall schedule changes.
Post by: chrisholland03 on September 04, 2019, 02:44:12 PM
In my opinion they can call it tapioca pudding.  I'll enjoy watching it. 

As long as it's not, in fact, tapioca pudding.

Title: Re: BUZZR 4th annual Lost & Found plus two fall schedule changes.
Post by: Chelsea Thrasher on September 04, 2019, 03:45:23 PM
The schedule doesnít exist for us, and speaking for myself I think the current schedule is honestly really good.

Beyond that, all those episodes only exist on youtube because theyíre a revenue stream.  Fremantle monetizes almost all of them, and it can be a surprisingly lucrative revenue source. If that disappeared, you can count on Fremantle nixing most of those uploads through copyright enforcement

Title: Re: BUZZR 4th annual Lost & Found plus two fall schedule changes.
Post by: Bryce L. on September 04, 2019, 05:03:16 PM
The schedule doesnít exist for us, and speaking for myself I think the current schedule is honestly really good.
Only one sore thumb in the current schedule (IMHO), and that's confirmed to be fixed as of September 30, so I'm happy for that.
Title: Re: BUZZR 4th annual Lost & Found plus two fall schedule changes.
Post by: Chelsea Thrasher on September 04, 2019, 07:47:20 PM
Only one sore thumb in the current schedule (IMHO), and that's confirmed to be fixed as of September 30, so I'm happy for that.

As it's the only real change beyond adding a weekend Cullen Price run (don't expect anything GSN hasn't aired on that front), the only other change is dropping Temptation - which was a perfectly fine half hour of television I've enjoyed revisiting, whose primary flaws are frustrating more than wrecking, and if anything whose biggest flaws were clearances (a LOT of weak timeslots on backmarker affiliates) for general audiences, and comparisons to the 80s and Australian versions on the part of the niche genre audience (ie us)

Let's Make a Deal (literally any version they could run) is still definitely an upgrade, but Temptation is a vastly underrated series.
Title: Re: BUZZR 4th annual Lost & Found plus two fall schedule changes.
Post by: snowpeck on September 04, 2019, 08:22:45 PM
Only one sore thumb in the current schedule (IMHO), and that's confirmed to be fixed as of September 30, so I'm happy for that.

As it's the only real change beyond adding a weekend Cullen Price run (don't expect anything GSN hasn't aired on that front), the only other change is dropping Temptation - which was a perfectly fine half hour of television I've enjoyed revisiting, whose primary flaws are frustrating more than wrecking, and if anything whose biggest flaws were clearances (a LOT of weak timeslots on backmarker affiliates) for general audiences, and comparisons to the 80s and Australian versions on the part of the niche genre audience (ie us)

Let's Make a Deal (literally any version they could run) is still definitely an upgrade, but Temptation is a vastly underrated series.

Buzzr said in the post there would be other fall schedule news to come, so there may be more changes. They still haven't released the full schedule for 9/30 (heck, their website only goes to this coming Sunday at the moment.)
Title: Re: BUZZR 4th annual Lost & Found plus two fall schedule changes.
Post by: Chelsea Thrasher on September 04, 2019, 08:49:56 PM
Buzzr said in the post there would be other fall schedule news to come, so there may be more changes.

For what it's worth, my comment about the "only real change" except for Cullen TPiR was mostly to specifically reference Temptation, since it was only implied in the post I was quoting.   

Honestly the top of my wishlist is just "keep the 70s version of TTTT on the schedule somewhere", with maybe a secondary hope that more NBC-run $ale and a refresh of Classic Concentration both happen. But there's a channel running vintage game shows in 2019 and I'm not feeling particularly fussy beyond that.
Title: Re: BUZZR 4th annual Lost & Found plus two fall schedule changes.
Post by: BillCullen1 on September 05, 2019, 12:10:10 AM
Let's Make a Deal (literally any version they could run) is still definitely an upgrade, but Temptation is a vastly underrated series. 

I'm hoping for the 70s version with Carol Merrill and Jay Stewart.
Title: Re: BUZZR 4th annual Lost & Found plus two fall schedule changes.
Post by: jimlangefan on September 05, 2019, 12:40:20 PM
Let's Make a Deal (literally any version they could run) is still definitely an upgrade, but Temptation is a vastly underrated series. 

I'm hoping for the 70s version with Carol Merrill and Jay Stewart.

I'm hoping for the same, but my bet is on the 1984-1986 version.   The run time is about 2 minutes less than the '70s version.
Title: Re: BUZZR 4th annual Lost & Found plus two fall schedule changes.
Post by: tvmitch on September 06, 2019, 06:57:01 AM
I'm hoping for the same, but my bet is on the 1984-1986 version.   The run time is about 2 minutes less than the '70s version.
I wonder if those Family Channel cuts of the '70s episodes they ran still exist. In all their awkward slide-transition glory.
Title: Re: BUZZR 4th annual Lost & Found plus two fall schedule changes.
Post by: BillCullen1 on September 06, 2019, 01:49:35 PM
I'm hoping for the 70s version with Carol Merrill and Jay Stewart.

Today (Sept. 6) is Jay Stewart's birthday. He would be 101 if he was still with us.
Title: Re: BUZZR 4th annual Lost & Found plus two fall schedule changes.
Post by: MikeK on September 06, 2019, 07:38:25 PM
Buzzr just had an ad for Let's Make a Deal.  It had footage from just the All New 80s version.
Title: Re: BUZZR 4th annual Lost & Found plus two fall schedule changes.
Post by: jimlangefan on September 06, 2019, 11:44:07 PM
Buzzr just had an ad for Let's Make a Deal.  It had footage from just the All New 80s version.

BUZZR has pretty much from the beginning used footage from the '84-'86 version when airing the '70s. 
Title: Re: BUZZR 4th annual Lost & Found plus two fall schedule changes.
Post by: jimlangefan on September 12, 2019, 03:12:54 PM
BUZZR has just posted on FB that Split Secind with Monty Hall will be coming to the network beginning 9/30 at 10 PM Est for an hour long block and beginning 10/1 will air weekdays at 10 AM Est.  Also coming to the network permanently is The Match Game Hollywood Squares Hour.  It will have a primetime slot weekdays at 10 PM EST, Saturdays at 8 PM Est, and Sundays at 3 PM Est.
Title: Re: BUZZR 4th annual Lost & Found plus more fall schedule changes.
Post by: snowpeck on September 13, 2019, 12:10:58 AM
They're running a promo for the primetime lineup starting 9/30: Password Plus at 8P, Supermarket Sweep at 8:30P, Sale of the Century at 9P, Card Sharks (Eubanks) at 9:30P, and Match Game/Hollywood Squares Hour at 10P.

I'm guessing this means Sale won't be on at 7P anymore, but there hasn't been an announcement about what's going in that slot.
Title: Re: BUZZR 4th annual Lost & Found plus more fall schedule changes.
Post by: chrisholland03 on September 30, 2019, 02:19:18 PM
Lawd, that episode of MG/HS during Lost & Found was bad.  I'm starting to rethink my ability to watch a trainwreck.

Title: Re: BUZZR 4th annual Lost & Found plus more fall schedule changes.
Post by: Chelsea Thrasher on September 30, 2019, 05:02:55 PM
Most of the appeal of MG-HSH I feel like is just the mix of novelty of the show itself (which wears off quickly) and the fact that it didn't rerun for 35 years. 

Now that it's being seen (and starting today, seen regularly), the novelty fades fast and the people who want to see it can, and in general it's just not a great time.  (Although I am definitely looking forward to some of the theme weeks and celeb appearances)
Title: Re: BUZZR 4th annual Lost & Found plus more fall schedule changes.
Post by: BrandonFG on September 30, 2019, 06:17:10 PM
Lawd, that episode of MG/HS during Lost & Found was bad.  I'm starting to rethink my ability to watch a trainwreck.
First time I saw it was at the Museum of TV and Radio, c. 2003. This being pre-Youtube and knowing the logistics preventing it from airing on GSN, I remember being highly intrigued.

Then I watched it. Was not impressed. I imagine my feelings won't change 16 years later, although I may have softened my stance on how much I disliked it.
Title: Re: BUZZR 4th annual Lost & Found plus more fall schedule changes.
Post by: Pyramid80 on September 30, 2019, 06:20:40 PM
I agree, it was a bit difficult to watch the MG-HS Hour, but Iíll suffer though it.  Itís great to see these horrible episodes after all this time. I wonder how many episodes were converted and how long it will be on the schedule?
Title: Re: BUZZR 4th annual Lost & Found plus more fall schedule changes.
Post by: chrisholland03 on September 30, 2019, 06:36:55 PM
I'm still drawn to the things I was drawn to when I was watching as an elementary school kid - the intro, the set transitions, and the outro. 

Title: Re: BUZZR 4th annual Lost & Found plus more fall schedule changes.
Post by: Pyramid80 on September 30, 2019, 06:44:29 PM
I'm still drawn to the things I was drawn to when I was watching as an elementary school kid - the intro, the set transitions, and the outro.
Same here!!
Title: Re: BUZZR 4th annual Lost & Found plus more fall schedule changes.
Post by: gamed121683 on September 30, 2019, 06:56:27 PM
So if I'm reading the consensus correctly, the slick MTV style look & graphics have aged well, but the game itself hasn't?
Title: Re: BUZZR 4th annual Lost & Found plus more fall schedule changes.
Post by: Sodboy13 on September 30, 2019, 07:44:57 PM
That would seem to be the case from the few episodes I've watched in the past decade. Sound and visuals sure blew my hair back when I was 5, though, to the point where that all stuck with me for decades.

I think the format could work as a once-weekly if the person in charge knew what they were doing with both shows, and the network it was on was interested in good talent getting booked. But if you have all those factors, you probably are running MG and HS as two separate, competent shows.