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Title: Buzzr change effective 1/4/20
Post by: Bryce L. on December 15, 2019, 06:17:38 PM
Starting the first weekend of January 2020, Buzzr's weekend airings of E/I content (currently airing from 10:00am to 11:30am Saturdays and Sundays) is reduced from three hours to one hour (10:00am to 10:30am), with the 10:30am to 11:30am hour now filled with additional airings of Split Second 86. These are still new-to-Buzzr episodes.

https://buzzrtv.com/schedule/schedule_by_date/2020-1-4/America/New_York

https://buzzrtv.com/schedule/schedule_by_date/2020-1-5/America/New_York
Title: Re: Buzzr change effective 1/4/20
Post by: PYLdude on December 15, 2019, 07:12:55 PM
Are they allowed?
Title: Re: Buzzr change effective 1/4/20
Post by: Chelsea Thrasher on December 15, 2019, 08:47:57 PM
FCC passed a revision this past summer to the E/I rules - formerly, each channel and subchannel a station carries had to program three hours of E/I. Three hours on your Main .1, three hours on your .2, three on .3, on down the line.   The new rule is a cumulative three hours (more if they choose, but three hours is the requirement) for the station, with one hour of the station's requirement being fulfillable by the station's secondary channels if the station so chooses and no requirement for secondary feeds otherwise. 

So channel 42 or whatever has a mandate to hit 3 hours *total* now, and only an hour towards the requirement can be from programming on a secondary subchannel.  Keeping the hour helps any stations that need or want Buzzr to help meet the E/I requirement, while they can now drop E/I that their affiliates largely can't use anyway. 

The rules technically changed in September, but with it being a legal compliance issue and the old rules having been in place for years, plus whatever contracts Buzzr has had in place, I'm sure it's something that's been hitting in phases - with beginning of year being a good time for them to make the switch.

The handful of affiliates that carry Buzzr on their .1 mostly appear to be -LD and -LPs, which are sufficiently low power to be exempt from the E/I rules.

Title: Re: Buzzr change effective 1/4/20
Post by: Bryce L. on December 18, 2019, 07:38:18 PM
Also, as announced on Facebook...

On January 12, there is a Body Language marathon, 8 to 11pm (schedules not out yet, so no clue if these are fresh episodes or not, but I'd assume yes).

Beginning January 13... (all times eastern)
Supermarket Sweep '00 is on weeknights at 8:30pm and 11:30pm, and Sundays from 7 to 8pm.
Classic Concentration is on overnight M-F from 2 to 3am.
Dawson Feud is on overnight M-F from 3 to 4am.
Body Language is on Sunday nights from 10 to 11pm.
and Sale of the Century is on Sunday overnight from 2 to 3am.

Full schedule is still forthcoming.
Title: Re: Buzzr change effective 1/4/20
Post by: SRIV94 on December 21, 2019, 04:27:48 PM
On January 12, there is a Body Language marathon, 8 to 11pm (schedules not out yet, so no clue if these are fresh episodes or not, but I'd assume yes).

Assume correctly.  Eps 227-228 (Dr. Joyce Brothers/Brad Garrett) and 230-231 (Lauri Hendler/Richard Moll) are part of the marathon (continuing roughly where they left off last time it was on the weekday schedule), sandwiching eps 376-377 (Betty White/Jamie Farr, three and two days before Thanksgiving).  Marathon repeats at 11 ET.

Also, Classic Concentration picks up with ep 225 (4/4/88) on 1/13/20.
Title: Re: Buzzr change effective 1/4/20
Post by: Chelsea Thrasher on December 24, 2019, 02:53:34 AM
After doubling back to to the start of season 2 for just a couple weeks, Let's Make a Deal resumes new to Buzzr episodes (with #229) on the 13th.

Equally as exciting for me?  The primetime $ale run is continuing on in to September 1988 with show #1450 (they stopped at 1449 last time). There's still a bloc of two months time (early Sept '88 to early Nov '88) that hasn't been seen since USA ran it north of 25 years ago - GSN's lease a few years back started in November.

Body Language's new Sunday timeslot starts 1/19 with #234, the Monday show of the Constance Towers & Ted Lange Week (5/6/1985)

Split Second is still doing new episodes on the weekends - they'll have hit #0060 (by the US syndication numbering anyway) as of the last weekend day info's available.
Title: Re: Buzzr change effective 1/4/20
Post by: ivoryman1986 on December 24, 2019, 03:32:15 AM
Well, on GSN, the daytime $ale lease began at episode #1496 from November 10, 1988, depending on how this new lease goes, we should know all episodes of the True Romance tournament. The latest regularly scheduled episode of Body Language Buzzr aired was the April 22, 1985 show. The May 6-10, 1985 week of episodes could possibly have the first week ever to have 2 female contestants opposing each other, or it could be the May 13-17 week with Mindy Cohn and Jamie Farr or the May 20-24 week with Catherine Hickland and Nathan Cook(also the final week with the celebrities wearing their plain nametags). Just a thought.
Title: Re: Buzzr change effective 1/4/20
Post by: catnap1972 on December 24, 2019, 10:34:26 AM
MGHS still in repeats at the schedule change or back to advancing forward?
Title: Re: Buzzr change effective 1/4/20
Post by: ivoryman1986 on December 24, 2019, 10:39:06 AM
MGHS still in repeats at the schedule change or back to advancing forward?
For MGHSH, it still in repeats on January 13.
Title: Re: Buzzr change effective 1/4/20
Post by: MikeK on December 24, 2019, 10:41:38 AM
MGHS still in repeats at the schedule change or back to advancing forward?
I estimate that the first rerun cycle of MGHS episodes should end on Monday January 27 at the earliest.
Title: Re: Buzzr change effective 1/4/20
Post by: Matt Ottinger on December 24, 2019, 02:24:05 PM
MGHS still in repeats at the schedule change or back to advancing forward?
I estimate that the first rerun cycle of MGHS episodes should end on Monday January 27 at the earliest.

And I estimate that if they don't keep going with new episodes at that point, I'm going to have a breakdown.

/Two weeks until Bill
Title: Re: Buzzr change effective 1/4/20
Post by: MikeK on December 24, 2019, 03:07:07 PM
MGHS still in repeats at the schedule change or back to advancing forward?
I estimate that the first rerun cycle of MGHS episodes should end on Monday January 27 at the earliest.

And I estimate that if they don't keep going with new episodes at that point, I'm going to have a breakdown.

/Two weeks until Bill
I can only imagine how ecstatic you'll be if that week somehow shows up on BUZZR starting February 18.  5 glorious nights, indeed.
Title: Re: Buzzr change effective 1/4/20
Post by: SRIV94 on January 03, 2020, 08:48:38 PM
Body Language's new Sunday timeslot starts 1/19 with #234, the Monday show of the Constance Towers & Ted Lange Week (5/6/1985)

Interesting.  So 229, 232 and 233 either never got converted or couldn't get converted.
Title: Re: Buzzr change effective 1/4/20
Post by: ivoryman1986 on January 03, 2020, 11:27:33 PM
Body Language's new Sunday timeslot starts 1/19 with #234, the Monday show of the Constance Towers & Ted Lange Week (5/6/1985)

Interesting.  So 229, 232 and 233 either never got converted or couldn't get converted.
Actually, #229 got converted but not #232-#233.
Title: Re: Buzzr change effective 1/4/20
Post by: SRIV94 on January 04, 2020, 09:05:54 AM
Body Language's new Sunday timeslot starts 1/19 with #234, the Monday show of the Constance Towers & Ted Lange Week (5/6/1985)

Interesting.  So 229, 232 and 233 either never got converted or couldn't get converted.
Actually, #229 got converted but not #232-#233.
When was 229 shown?
Title: Re: Buzzr change effective 1/4/20
Post by: Bryce L. on January 04, 2020, 09:22:02 AM
Body Language's new Sunday timeslot starts 1/19 with #234, the Monday show of the Constance Towers & Ted Lange Week (5/6/1985)

Interesting.  So 229, 232 and 233 either never got converted or couldn't get converted.
Actually, #229 got converted but not #232-#233.
When was 229 shown?
As far as I can tell, it wasn't. My records show them having aired Pilot #2, #69, #72, #144 and #145, then #160 through #224, then #276 and #357.
Title: Re: Buzzr change effective 1/4/20
Post by: SRIV94 on January 04, 2020, 03:50:15 PM
Body Language's new Sunday timeslot starts 1/19 with #234, the Monday show of the Constance Towers & Ted Lange Week (5/6/1985)

Interesting.  So 229, 232 and 233 either never got converted or couldn't get converted.
Actually, #229 got converted but not #232-#233.
When was 229 shown?
As far as I can tell, it wasn't. My records show them having aired Pilot #2, #69, #72, #144 and #145, then #160 through #224, then #276 and #357.
So he can't say with any authority that 229 was converted.  And, in fact, it's more likely it wasn't--otherwise it would've been available for this marathon.

Looks like 225 and 226 are in the same boat (since the marathon starts at 227, and the last ep they had in their regular lineup was 224 [276 was the 7/4/85 ep, when they showed a marathon of July 4 shows in their first year]).
Title: Re: Buzzr change effective 1/4/20
Post by: Bryce L. on January 08, 2020, 08:41:53 PM
New schedules for 1/20 through 2/2 are up, and we get fresh MG/HS as of the 28th, picking up at episode 46.
Title: Re: Buzzr change effective 1/4/20
Post by: snowpeck on January 08, 2020, 10:17:14 PM
New schedules for 1/20 through 2/2 are up, and we get fresh MG/HS as of the 28th, picking up at episode 46.
Assuming no skipped episodes, that should mean the Bill Cullen week will start on Friday, 2/7.
Title: Re: Buzzr change effective 1/4/20
Post by: Matt Ottinger on January 09, 2020, 10:40:48 AM
New schedules for 1/20 through 2/2 are up, and we get fresh MG/HS as of the 28th, picking up at episode 46.
Assuming no skipped episodes, that should mean the Bill Cullen week will start on Friday, 2/7.

<squee!>
Title: Re: Buzzr change effective 1/4/20
Post by: aaron sica on January 09, 2020, 10:46:47 AM
New schedules for 1/20 through 2/2 are up, and we get fresh MG/HS as of the 28th, picking up at episode 46.
Assuming no skipped episodes, that should mean the Bill Cullen week will start on Friday, 2/7.

<squee!>

I think in the 25 years I've known him, this is the most excited I've ever seen Matt O. get. :)

Title: Re: Buzzr change effective 1/4/20
Post by: Matt Ottinger on January 09, 2020, 10:48:27 AM
I think in the 25 years I've known him, this is the most excited I've ever seen Matt O. get. :)

This is fair.
Title: Re: Buzzr change effective 1/4/20
Post by: aaron sica on January 10, 2020, 12:50:57 PM
Assuming no skipped episodes, that should mean the Bill Cullen week will start on Friday, 2/7.

However, it might take until the Monday episode for Bill to finish crossing the stage.

/SaidwithloveMattpleasedon'tkillme
Title: Re: Buzzr change effective 1/4/20
Post by: BrandonFG on January 10, 2020, 01:43:36 PM
Assuming no skipped episodes, that should mean the Bill Cullen week will start on Friday, 2/7.

However, it might take until the Monday episode for Bill to finish crossing the stage.

/SaidwithloveMattpleasedon'tkillme
If the joke on the Edd Byrnes thread isn't sending me to Hell, this one is.
Title: Re: Buzzr change effective 1/4/20
Post by: Mr. Matté on January 10, 2020, 04:54:12 PM
Assuming no skipped episodes, that should mean the Bill Cullen week will start on Friday, 2/7.

However, it might take until the Monday episode for Bill to finish crossing the stage.

/SaidwithloveMattpleasedon'tkillme
If the joke on the Edd Byrnes thread isn't sending me to Hell, this one is.

I guess Mel Brooks for physically imitating Uncle Bill in front of him is going to Hell˛ for his "dance" on Eye Guess.
Title: Re: Buzzr change effective 1/4/20
Post by: MSTieScott on January 10, 2020, 05:26:06 PM
I just noticed that in addition to all of the other new-to-Buzzr episodes picking back up on the 13th, the morning Press Your Luck will be jumping ahead to episode 291 (Buzzr previously left off at episode 290).

I'm having trouble remembering what I did with my free time back in 2014, when Buzzr didn't exist and I didn't have all of these game shows to watch.
Title: Re: Buzzr change effective 1/4/20
Post by: Bryce L. on January 10, 2020, 05:48:06 PM
To wit, the full slate of new goodies is thus...

Press Your Luck 84 (begins at episode 291)
Classic Concentration 88 (begins at episode 225, OAD 4/4/88)
Card Sharks 78 (begins at episode 134... though the Norma Brown shows are being skipped for the time being)
Sale of the Century 88 (begins at episode 1450)
Let's Make a Deal 85 (begins at episode 229)
Supermarket Sweep 00 (begins at the start of the season, "1001")
Body Language 85 (begins at episode 234)
To Tell The Truth 73 (starting on 1/27, begins at episode 1652)
Match Game Hollywood Squares Hour (starting on 1/28, begins at episode 046)

And Split Second is still running fresh episodes on the weekends.
Title: Re: Buzzr change effective 1/4/20
Post by: Bryce L. on January 14, 2020, 10:39:49 PM
Supermarket Sweep 00 (begins at the start of the season, "1001")
Also, after seeing last night's and tonight's episodes, I can confirm these are the same exact episodes already posted on Amazon Prime.
Title: Re: Buzzr change effective 1/4/20
Post by: Strikerz04 on January 20, 2020, 07:28:11 PM
To wit, the full slate of new goodies is thus...
Sale of the Century 88 (begins at episode 1450)


This one had a mid-show fee plug, a first.
Title: Re: Buzzr change effective 1/4/20
Post by: JMFabiano on January 21, 2020, 01:38:13 PM
Valentine's Day special programming announced...including the debut of....BZZZ!

https://twitter.com/BUZZRtv/status/1219689643429519361
Title: Re: Buzzr change effective 1/4/20
Post by: snowpeck on January 21, 2020, 03:01:44 PM
Valentine's Day special programming announced...including the debut of....BZZZ!

https://twitter.com/BUZZRtv/status/1219689643429519361

They're also promoting 1977 episodes of Tattletales with an image of Bert in a tuxedo, so that may mean rarely seen nighttime shows.
Title: Re: Buzzr change effective 1/4/20
Post by: MikeK on January 21, 2020, 04:53:56 PM
They're also promoting 1977 episodes of Tattletales with an image of Bert in a tuxedo, so that may mean rarely seen nighttime shows.
Has GSN shown Tattletales from this late in the original run?  I remember GSN showing episodes from 1976 during their afternoon block of relationship shows at least 15 years ago.  (BUZZR omitted since I don't think they have shown anything past '75.)
Title: Re: Buzzr change effective 1/4/20
Post by: Chelsea Thrasher on January 21, 2020, 05:00:07 PM
A small scattering of shows from 1977 and 1978 turned up in various early years marathons, specials, and stunts, Game Show Saturday Night, and at least once in that weekly Sunday 3AM random GT show slot they did for a year or two in the mid 2000s. Easily less than 20 total, though.
Title: Re: Buzzr change effective 1/4/20
Post by: snowpeck on January 21, 2020, 05:11:34 PM
A small scattering of shows from 1977 and 1978 turned up in various early years marathons, specials, and stunts, Game Show Saturday Night, and at least once in that weekly Sunday 3AM random GT show slot they did for a year or two in the mid 2000s. Easily less than 20 total, though.
And I don't think any of them were from the syndicated version.
Title: Re: Buzzr change effective 1/4/20
Post by: Chelsea Thrasher on January 21, 2020, 05:23:58 PM
And I don't think any of them were from the syndicated version.

To the best of my knowledge, at least, GSN never broadcast anything from the nighttime show. 
Title: Re: Buzzr change effective 1/4/20
Post by: Bryce L. on January 21, 2020, 05:38:11 PM
And I don't think any of them were from the syndicated version.

To the best of my knowledge, at least, GSN never broadcast anything from the nighttime show.
Would there be ways to distinguish a CBS episode from a syndie one, aside from Bert in a tux?
Title: Re: Buzzr change effective 1/4/20
Post by: snowpeck on January 21, 2020, 06:02:48 PM
And I don't think any of them were from the syndicated version.

To the best of my knowledge, at least, GSN never broadcast anything from the nighttime show.
Would there be ways to distinguish a CBS episode from a syndie one, aside from Bert in a tux?
Besides a mention of Firestone Program Syndication in the credits, I want to say the payouts for the rooting sections were bigger, but I'm not 100% sure of that. It was also a weekly show.
Title: Re: Buzzr change effective 1/4/20
Post by: Matt Ottinger on January 27, 2020, 10:40:57 AM
Not that I'm...um...anxious or anything, but we're only a couple weeks out from what you guys were telling me was going to be *the week*.  Do we have anything confirming Bill's appearance on MGHS is coming soon?
Title: Re: Buzzr change effective 1/4/20
Post by: Chelsea Thrasher on January 27, 2020, 01:24:03 PM
Buzzr's schedule data has his shows (54-58) airing February 7 & February 10th-13th.
Title: Re: Buzzr change effective 1/4/20
Post by: Matt Ottinger on January 27, 2020, 02:22:52 PM
Buzzr's schedule data has his shows (54-58) airing February 7 & February 10th-13th.

Thanks.  I trust somebody with such access is saving them for me? I can watch it on their website, but I don't know how to save that stream.
Title: Re: Buzzr change effective 1/4/20
Post by: snowpeck on January 27, 2020, 03:12:00 PM
Buzzr's schedule data has his shows (54-58) airing February 7 & February 10th-13th.

Thanks.  I trust somebody with such access is saving them for me? I can watch it on their website, but I don't know how to save that stream.

I'll make sure you get them one way or another.
Title: Re: Buzzr change effective 1/4/20
Post by: Bryce L. on January 27, 2020, 05:12:46 PM
I can watch it on their website, but I don't know how to save that stream.
Check your inbox.
Title: Re: Buzzr change effective 1/4/20
Post by: BillCullen1 on January 27, 2020, 09:17:04 PM
Would there be ways to distinguish a CBS episode from a syndie one, aside from Bert in a tux?

IIRC, the nighttime TT had five questions, the first four worth $150 and the final one $300.
Title: Re: Buzzr change effective 1/4/20
Post by: JMFabiano on January 28, 2020, 10:35:03 PM
Seeing the last of the first MG/HS batch last night,  I was interested to hear Dorothy and Gene make reference to a "don't write " light that appeared behind the celebrity nameplates whenever they matched.  Don't recall any references to such a thing on other versions of MG.  Anyone in the know know if other versions used this sort of indicator?
Title: Re: Buzzr change effective 1/4/20
Post by: TimK2003 on January 28, 2020, 10:39:58 PM
Seeing the last of the first MG/HS batch last night,  I was interested to hear Dorothy and Gene make reference to a "don't write " light that appeared behind the celebrity nameplates whenever they matched.  Don't recall any references to such a thing on other versions of MG.  Anyone in the know know if other versions used this sort of indicator?

There was definitely something similar in the MG '7x era, as I had heard Gene make subtle comments about the "Don't Write" lights on several occasions.
Title: Re: Buzzr change effective 1/4/20
Post by: Matt Ottinger on January 30, 2020, 05:33:18 PM
Looking for some clarity.  For some reason, I thought I remembered seeing someone say that the syndicated Tattletales season was going to start appearing on the regular Buzzr schedule, but now I can't find that.  Is it just the two that were announced for the Valentines Day special, and no others?  For now, anyway?
Title: Re: Buzzr change effective 1/4/20
Post by: Bryce L. on January 30, 2020, 05:42:57 PM
Only thing I hear they're adding to the regular schedule is Bzzz!
Title: Re: Buzzr change effective 1/4/20
Post by: snowpeck on January 31, 2020, 01:54:58 AM
Looking for some clarity.  For some reason, I thought I remembered seeing someone say that the syndicated Tattletales season was going to start appearing on the regular Buzzr schedule, but now I can't find that.  Is it just the two that were announced for the Valentines Day special, and no others?  For now, anyway?
Just those two for now at least.
Title: Re: Buzzr change effective 1/4/20
Post by: Ian Wallis on February 10, 2020, 01:46:23 PM
Would there be ways to distinguish a CBS episode from a syndie one, aside from Bert in a tux?

IIRC, the nighttime TT had five questions, the first four worth $150 and the final one $300.

Well, now that most of us have seen these episodes, (spoiler just in case, rather err on the side of caution) I was a little surprised that there was no real difference between this and the daytime version.  No "more money" syndrome for a nighttime show, and only the same four questions - three $150s and one $300.  The only real differences were that there was no commercial break between the third and fourth question and that the fee plugs were read all at the end (which BUZZR cut out).

Overall, I was happy to finally see something from the nighttime run.
Title: Re: Buzzr change effective 1/4/20
Post by: aaron sica on February 10, 2020, 03:24:00 PM
Overall, I was happy to finally see something from the nighttime run.

Agreed. Despite the game play being the same, it was neat to finally see a nighttime TT episode after all these years. Makes me wonder why GSN never ran them in all those years they had access to the show.
Title: Re: Buzzr change effective 1/4/20
Post by: PPatters on February 10, 2020, 03:35:53 PM
Overall, I was happy to finally see something from the nighttime run.

Besides being a novelty to see episodes not rerun in quite some time, there’s nothing really spectacular about these episodes except the formal wear. But, I will say that I really enjoyed watching John Ritter — he gave off some Paul Lynde-esque vibes (and I mean that in absolutely the most complimentary way).

It is intriguing that they essentially just did an extra episode of the daytime version and snaked it in prime time, making no changes to the format except the dress. Match Game PM offered more money. Other nighttime shows did the same. But I think it speaks to Tattletales’ spectacle — that it is truly about the fun of watching the couples and not about who wins at all. (I will say I’m biased — I love Tattletales and find it to be often fun to watch.)

I also found it interesting that Bert was honest about them reusing questions. Of course, we all know that they did — when they air as frequently as they do these days, it’s hard not to notice. But for him to acknowledge it on air is interesting. (Did Gene ever acknowledge this on Match Game, or the stars?)
Title: Re: Buzzr change effective 1/4/20
Post by: Dan88 on February 10, 2020, 05:26:41 PM
Not even the $1,000 bonus for the winning section was changed. Still great to see these, though.

Match Game PM offered more money.
The Nighttime Price Is Right offered bigger prizes as well, making nighttime Tattletales (offering the same $1,900 $1,750 as in daytime) stick out even more and in my opinion not really justifying a separate run.

[EDIT: Thanks for the correction, Bryce. I'd misread Ian's post.]
Title: Re: Buzzr change effective 1/4/20
Post by: Bryce L. on February 10, 2020, 06:06:34 PM
(offering the same $1,900 as in daytime)
$1,900? Don't you mean $1,750?
Title: Re: Buzzr change effective 1/4/20
Post by: TLEberle on February 10, 2020, 09:31:07 PM
The Nighttime Price Is Right offered bigger prizes as well, making nighttime Tattletales (offering the same $1,900 $1,750 as in daytime) stick out even more and in my opinion not really justifying a separate run.
But that is the justification--aside from the thousand bucks per celebrity and "a representative from the winning section will receive..." they're getting the studio time as part of that shooting day, salaries are folded in--the whole thing is almost completely profit. Every media market that picks up The $25,000 Pyramid, Match Game PM, Name That Tune. The Nighttime Price is Right, Family Feud or Tattletales means more money in the pocket of the production company, and Tattletales has so few expenses that other shows would it seems like a natural choice to turn out an early-evening version. I don't think Tattletales warrants a sixth episode per week if they pull some rando out of the winning section to choose a pair of letters in the show's title and if they reveal the front and back half of a car that person wins a Cadillac. WGAS?

I'm not a fan of Tattletales in the main, but I don't begrudge people who enjoy it--I know that other people aren't as hell-for-leather in for rapid fire trivia as I am and that's OK. The more shows that are out there for consumption means more people can find something they like.
Title: Re: Buzzr change effective 1/4/20
Post by: BillCullen1 on February 10, 2020, 10:24:19 PM
Besides being a novelty to see episodes not rerun in quite some time, there’s nothing really spectacular about these episodes except the formal wear. But, I will say that I really enjoyed watching John Ritter — he gave off some Paul Lynde-esque vibes (and I mean that in absolutely the most complimentary way).

That was some fancy tux John was wearing. He did pretty well with his bride, and he was only married for a week.
Title: Re: Buzzr change effective 1/4/20
Post by: chrisholland03 on February 11, 2020, 07:43:38 AM
Tattletales is one that throwing more money doesn't make sense.  The recipients have no bearing on the outcome of the game.

Title: Re: Buzzr change effective 1/4/20
Post by: tvwxman on February 11, 2020, 09:27:52 AM
The only obvious thing made larger for primetime was Bert's perm. My 60" tv could barely contain that!
Title: Re: Buzzr change effective 1/4/20
Post by: calliaume on February 11, 2020, 11:08:13 AM
Besides being a novelty to see episodes not rerun in quite some time, there’s nothing really spectacular about these episodes except the formal wear. But, I will say that I really enjoyed watching John Ritter — he gave off some Paul Lynde-esque vibes (and I mean that in absolutely the most complimentary way).

That was some fancy tux John was wearing. He did pretty well with his bride, and he was only married for a week.
I'll have to try watching more of the Ritter episode at some point.

John Ritter is an example of someone who only did game shows on the way up or the way down. He did a pile of games in the first year or two after Three's Company started, and then nothing after the middle of 1978 for over 20 years. In 2000, he started doing Hollywood Squares again, both before and after 2002 (when 8 Simple Rules started).
Title: Re: Buzzr change effective 1/4/20
Post by: JakeT on February 11, 2020, 08:25:14 PM
Definitely one of the nice things that came from the airings of the SYN "Tattletales" episodes were the brief tastes of the closing theme that we rarely, if ever, got to hear on the CBS daytime version...

JakeT
Title: Re: Buzzr change effective 1/4/20
Post by: aaron sica on February 12, 2020, 12:20:07 PM
Only thing I hear they're adding to the regular schedule is Bzzz!

Per a promo I just saw, airing Saturdays @ 7 and 7:30pm beginning this Saturday.