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The Big Board / Re: "The Price Is Right" to leave Television City
« Last post by knagl on March 17, 2023, 02:11:18 AM »
What I hope the concern will be is that it's generally a good idea to keep The Price Is Right and Let's Make a Deal from looking too much like one another, and any kind of raised audience (especially if TPIR is still using distancing pods) will look a lot like Deal's setup.

Think of the cost savings! Just outfit those pods with some color changing lights and you can change the set between Deal and Price with the flip of a switch. Even the doors can be multi-purpose! The Fremantle accountants are already celebrating the cost reduction.
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The Big Board / Re: A decathlon of sorts for game shows.
« Last post by SuperMatch93 on March 16, 2023, 11:51:03 PM »
In the late 80s Canale 5 also held a "Canale 5 Trophy" event (parody of the Camel Trophy race) in which the same families would appear on every gameshow the network aired that day (about 8-9 of them!).  The audience was not thrilled.

I was curious about this and a Google search led me to this issue of Radiocorriere which may have featured it in the listings.

https://archive.org/details/Radiocorriere-1989-52/page/n107/mode/2up

(Looking at the other days that week and WOW, did Canale 5 have a lot of game shows on the air. Am I reading it right that there were 9Ĺ hours of them on Thursday?)
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The Big Board / Re: New "I've Got a Secret" piloted with host Katie Nolan
« Last post by Sodboy13 on March 16, 2023, 11:27:06 PM »
http://www.thefutoncritic.com/news/2023/03/16/embassy-row-werner-entertainment-and-game-show-enterprises-studios-join-forces-to-produce-ive-got-a-secret-pilot-hosted-by-katie-nolan-523515/20230316gsn01/

Discuss! 

Of note: Katie worked on Embassy Row's "Crowd Goes Wild" back in the early days of FS1, so this isn't totally out of left field.

I believe Embassy Row also did "Garbage Time with Katie Nolan," which was basically the only time Fox looked like it knew what it was doing with her while she was under contract with them.
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The Big Board / Re: New "I've Got a Secret" piloted with host Katie Nolan
« Last post by Matt Ottinger on March 16, 2023, 11:07:59 PM »
There was a lot of buzz in the media when the 1992 project was first announced, and buzz again when it was revealed that Carsey-Werner was looking at Larry King as a potential host.  However, Ted Turner apparently had an exclusive contract for Larry's services (this was at the peak of his popular CNN talk show) and Ted wouldn't let Larry host the new game.

And honestly, that's pretty much the last thing anybody ever heard about that version.
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The Big Board / Re: A decathlon of sorts for game shows.
« Last post by PYLdude on March 16, 2023, 09:56:08 PM »
There was an Italian game show similar to what you're describing in the form of a pentathlon; here's the (translated Italian) wiki article for it:

https://it-m-wikipedia-org.translate.goog/wiki/Pentatlon?_x_tr_sl=it&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en&_x_tr_pto=wapp

This would definitely be something like what I would probably look to do, or at least use those three formats as some sort of starting point. Thanks for pointing me in that direction.

And may I say that that is probably the most literal translation Iíve read in awhile. 🙂

(Click on the link to the Italian wiki page for teleMike. Itís not much better.)
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The Big Board / Re: "The Price Is Right" to leave Television City
« Last post by TimK2003 on March 16, 2023, 07:48:25 PM »
Same as Millionaireís qualifier. You go from the outer rim to the Hot Seat at center stage.

As well as in the last years of ABC Password.  Players started on stage left and had to qualify for a spot "upstairs" at the main desk.
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The Big Board / Re: "The Price Is Right" to leave Television City
« Last post by TLEberle on March 16, 2023, 06:25:01 PM »
Same as Millionaireís qualifier. You go from the outer rim to the Hot Seat at center stage.
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The Big Board / Re: New "I've Got a Secret" piloted with host Katie Nolan
« Last post by snowpeck on March 16, 2023, 05:55:10 PM »
Who owns the I've Got a Secret format anyway? This would be the third version that didn't involve any of Goodson's successor companies.

The ownership thread is definitely confusing, but it sure looks like Tom Werner (formerly of Carsey-Werner) is your guy.  A lot of this is guesswork, but Carsey-Warner had a major hand in the launch of Oxygen, which was the home of the Stephanie Miller version.  They may have acquired rights to the show then, because Carsey-Warner was pushing a new syndicated version in the early 90s, which may or may not (depending on which article you read) have been intended to pair with Bill Cosby's You Bet Your Life.  Best as I can tell, they never even made a pilot for that. The press kit for the 2006 GSN version doesn't mention Werner at all, but it's possible GSN licensed that version from him without his direct involvement.  Because now, the 2023 press release includes "Werner Entertainment" among the producers.  (There's still a company named Carsey-Werner, but the two haven't worked together since the early 2000s.)

EDIT:  Actually, it specifically says in the press release, "based on the format owned by Werner Entertainment, Inc."  So there you go.

I have more than a passing interest in this subject, for reasons I will reveal shortly.  (I have nothing to do with this remake.)
You inspired me to conduct my own research and per this article from a 1992 issue of Broadcasting, you're right that Carsey-Werner bought the format from Goodson that year:

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The Big Board / Re: A decathlon of sorts for game shows.
« Last post by Neumms on March 16, 2023, 05:39:53 PM »
Iím spending too much time on this. How about a pentathlon of communication games (The Bob Stewart Open) among celebrity pairs:
1. Password
2. Win Lose or Draw
3. You Donít Say!
4. Showoffs (without the third partner)
5. Pyramid
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The Big Board / Re: A decathlon of sorts for game shows.
« Last post by Neumms on March 16, 2023, 05:32:20 PM »
Itís odd to combine tests of intellect and athletics or performing talent. The Olympic decathlon doesnít have a math event, after all. Iím trying to assemble a competition for skills and knowledge.

I think they should be played for score, not head to head. The decathlon isnít a tournament. Thatís why these are mostly bonus games, with how scores are derived as noted.
 
1. Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: how high up the ladder
2. Whewís Gauntlet of Villains: elapsed time to pass all 10
3. Name That Tuneís Golden Medley to test a different field of knowledge: number of tunes named
4. History IQís endgame to test in another field: elapsed time to place all correctly
5. TPIR, perhaps Bullseye (how many times you can hit it), Cliffhangers (number of steps) and bidding on a couple showcases (difference), testing pricing skill across groceries, small items and large
6. Scrabble Sprint: time to answer set number of words
7. Now You See It solo round or Lingo: number of answers in a time limit
8. Pyramid which would need more than one round with different partners from a celebrity pool, which isnít ideal but Pyramid is too good a test to exclude. It could be front game, winnersí circle or both, scored by number correct in a time limit
9. Classic Concentration car game: time to make every match
10. The dramatic conclusion: Wonderwall from Winning Lines (money total) or The Money Maze played alone (time needed to hit all five numerals and get out) which would bring an air of Harry Potter to things.

I like that a couple arenít on a clock. One alternate: The Who What or Where Game: a series of rounds played against the house.


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