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Title: The Network for Games?
Post by: Ian Wallis on September 30, 2005, 08:52:06 AM
There was an interesting Letter in the Oct 2nd TV Guide.  A viewer writes that she's happy that Game Show Network has picked up "Amazing Race" repeats.  What's it been - a year and a half now?  I wonder how well GSN's new moniker is really catching on!
Title: The Network for Games?
Post by: uncamark on September 30, 2005, 01:01:29 PM
[quote name=\'Ian Wallis\' date=\'Sep 30 2005, 07:52 AM\']There was an interesting Letter in the Oct 2nd TV Guide.  A viewer writes that she's happy that Game Show Network has picked up "Amazing Race" repeats.  What's it been - a year and a half now?  I wonder how well GSN's new moniker is really catching on!
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Almost 15 years after the Comedy Channel/HA! merger, people still refer to Comedy Central as "The Comedy Channel," so it's going to happen.

Just as over in England, there are many who still refer to the ITV channel by their regional names (Granada, Central, Yorkshire, etc.) instead of the homogenized "ITV1," except maybe in London, which has always been a split franchise.  Some old gaffers in the Midlands still call ITV "ATV" and in the West Country call it "Westward," even though those companies ceased to exist almost 25 years ago.
Title: The Network for Games?
Post by: FeudDude on September 30, 2005, 02:34:47 PM
Part of it may also be that this isn't really a full-fledged name change - GSN still officially stands for Game Show Network, after all.

Also, for what it's worth, TV Guide themselves recently referred to GSN as "Game Show Network" in their jeer of Ballbreakers.
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Post by: itiparanoid13 on September 30, 2005, 03:57:34 PM
Look anywhere for that too.  I was watching Celebrity Blackjack with Kathy Najimi (sorry if I misspell that).  She even called it Game Show Network, during a program that was on "GSN".  I highly doubt they are going to get over being called Game Show Network either.  Beyond The Amazing Race, Extreme Dodgeball, and Poker Royale (depending who you are), the newtork is traditional game shows everywhere.  Kenny VS Spenny and SpyTV are on at times where I don't even count them.  It sort of blows, because if they had a schedule like the current one 2 Marches ago, I'd like to think they'd be doing better than the .4 that they have now.  I'm not saying the .4 is bad, but it could be a lot better.
Title: The Network for Games?
Post by: Jimmy Owen on September 30, 2005, 06:28:50 PM
They would need a total name change to get people to forget Game Show Network.  Nobody calls Spike TV the Nashville Network anymore.
Title: The Network for Games?
Post by: clemon79 on September 30, 2005, 06:49:55 PM
[quote name=\'cool245\' date=\'Sep 30 2005, 03:47 PM\']I accidentally called Spike TV TNN one time. I always called Game Show Network GSN before they made the name change.
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My head....the pressure...it hurts....
Title: The Network for Games?
Post by: bossjock967 on September 30, 2005, 09:04:54 PM
[quote name=\'Jimmy Owen\' date=\'Sep 30 2005, 05:28 PM\']They would need a total name change to get people to forget Game Show Network.  Nobody calls Spike TV the Nashville Network anymore.
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I do... but then I again I refer to HBO as "the Home Box Office".
Title: The Network for Games?
Post by: DrBear on September 30, 2005, 10:17:52 PM
Isn't TNN owned by the same company that owns the Columbia Broadcasting System?
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Post by: Brandon Brooks on October 01, 2005, 12:10:39 AM
[quote name=\'DrBear\' date=\'Sep 30 2005, 09:17 PM\']Isn't TNN owned by the same company that owns the Columbia Broadcasting System?
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No, but Spike is.

Brandon Brooks
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Post by: Don Howard on October 01, 2005, 12:40:16 PM
[quote name=\'cool245\' date=\'Sep 30 2005, 05:47 PM\']I accidentally called Spike TV TNN one time.
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I accidentally called my anus a butt.
Are the letters GSN just corporate initials now or does it still stand for Game Show Network?
Title: The Network for Games?
Post by: Clay Zambo on October 01, 2005, 01:06:24 PM
[quote name=\'Don Howard\' date=\'Oct 1 2005, 11:40 AM\']Are the letters GSN just corporate initials now or does it still stand for Game Show Network?
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Good point.  After all, it's officially "KFC" now.  There's no mention of "Fried" in the name...though who would go there for health food?
Title: The Network for Games?
Post by: Terry K on October 01, 2005, 02:45:56 PM
[quote name=\'Clay Zambo\' date=\'Oct 1 2005, 12:06 PM\'][quote name=\'Don Howard\' date=\'Oct 1 2005, 11:40 AM\']Are the letters GSN just corporate initials now or does it still stand for Game Show Network?
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Good point.  After all, it's officially "KFC" now.  There's no mention of "Fried" in the name...though who would go there for health food?
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And actually, KFC is taking back the Kentucky Fried Chicken name.  Some of their new prototypes are putting the name back on the stores.
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Post by: ilb4ever2000 on October 01, 2005, 04:36:54 PM
[quote name=\'Don Howard\' date=\'Oct 1 2005, 11:40 AM\']Are the letters GSN just corporate initials now or does it still stand for Game Show Network?
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The company's still called Game Show Network (note the copyright to Game Show Network, LLC on their site).
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Post by: FeudDude on October 01, 2005, 10:12:52 PM
[quote name=\'Terry K\' date=\'Oct 1 2005, 02:45 PM\']And actually, KFC is taking back the Kentucky Fried Chicken name.  Some of their new prototypes are putting the name back on the stores.
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I notice they've been using the phrase "Kentucky Fried" in some of their recent commericals.  I guess they're trying to make up for the "Kitchen Fresh Chicken" fiasco.
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Post by: zachhoran on October 01, 2005, 10:15:12 PM
[quote name=\'Terry K\' date=\'Oct 1 2005, 01:45 PM\']

And actually, KFC is taking back the Kentucky Fried Chicken name. 

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But will they take back the insulated thermal bag to keep things cool.
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Post by: ilb4ever2000 on October 01, 2005, 11:00:37 PM
[quote name=\'FeudDude\' date=\'Oct 1 2005, 09:12 PM\']I notice they've been using the phrase "Kentucky Fried" in some of their recent commericals.  I guess they're trying to make up for the "Kitchen Fresh Chicken" fiasco.
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Ah, Kitchen Fresh Kitchen...What, were they slaughtering the chickens right there in the restaurant?
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Post by: Dbacksfan12 on October 01, 2005, 11:41:37 PM
[quote name=\'zachhoran\' date=\'Oct 1 2005, 09:15 PM\']But will they take back the insulated thermal bag to keep things cool.
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And actually, KFC is taking back the Kentucky Fried Chicken name. Some of their new prototypes are putting the name back on the stores
I seem to recall a magazine article that said the changes are replete with a new menu...southern-style gravy, rice and beans...sounds to me like Popeye's really put the pressure on them.
Title: The Network for Games?
Post by: Dbacksfan12 on October 02, 2005, 12:06:45 AM
[quote name=\'cool245\' date=\'Oct 1 2005, 11:02 PM\']They were always Kentucky Fried Chicken to me because I liked my chicken extra crispy with a side of mashed potatoes.
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And yer a Kentucky Fried Idiot.  Point?
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Post by: SRIV94 on October 02, 2005, 12:58:29 AM
[quote name=\'ilb4ever2000\' date=\'Oct 1 2005, 10:00 PM\']Ah, Kitchen Fresh Kitchen...
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Doug -- and the countdown to 1500 continues
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Post by: clemon79 on October 02, 2005, 05:08:20 AM
[quote name=\'cool245\' date=\'Oct 1 2005, 09:02 PM\']They were always Kentucky Fried Chicken to me because I liked my chicken extra crispy with a side of mashed potatoes.
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Jesus Christ you're an idiot.
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Post by: Dbacksfan12 on October 02, 2005, 12:30:13 PM
Is, by chance, SPEED on channel 67?
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Post by: sshuffield70 on October 03, 2005, 12:05:44 AM
[quote name=\'clemon79\' date=\'Oct 2 2005, 04:08 AM\'][quote name=\'cool245\' date=\'Oct 1 2005, 09:02 PM\']They were always Kentucky Fried Chicken to me because I liked my chicken extra crispy with a side of mashed potatoes.
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Jesus Christ you're an idiot.
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I never thought Jesus was an idiot.

Now this "cool guy".....yeah, THAT'S an idiot!
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Post by: BrandonFG on October 03, 2005, 12:33:39 AM
[quote name=\'cool245\' date=\'Oct 2 2005, 12:09 PM\']Not currently but I think it might have been on 67 in the past.
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I don't know what channel speed is on, I think you're just on speed.

Count it.
Title: The Network for Games?
Post by: sshuffield70 on October 03, 2005, 09:15:06 AM
[quote name=\'fostergray82\' date=\'Oct 2 2005, 11:33 PM\'][quote name=\'cool245\' date=\'Oct 2 2005, 12:09 PM\']Not currently but I think it might have been on 67 in the past.
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I don't know what channel speed is on, I think you're just on speed.

Count it.
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Too bad it's not eligible for "Line Of The Day" honors.
Title: The Network for Games?
Post by: uncamark on October 03, 2005, 05:52:17 PM
Corey--it's still OK--HBO's legal name is still "Home Box Office, Inc."--and every original program still ends with the "A Presentation of Home Box Office" credit.
Title: The Network for Games?
Post by: Dbacksfan12 on October 03, 2005, 07:06:46 PM
[quote name=\'cool245\' date=\'Oct 3 2005, 05:56 PM\']GSN's legal name is still Game Show Network and it even says so on their website at the bottom of the page.
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Mentioned (http://\"http://gameshow.ipbhost.com/index.php?showtopic=8932&st=14\") in post #15; there; cool one.
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Post by: clemon79 on October 03, 2005, 07:39:13 PM
[quote name=\'cool245\' date=\'Oct 3 2005, 04:22 PM\']Sorry. I feel stupid for not looking.
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Well, that's one reason.