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JonSea31

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Re: Major late September schedule changes
« Reply #300 on: October 29, 2014, 06:55:59 PM »
Maybe USA's decision to not air episodes that promoted the time slot change probably had Peter mention that Card Sharks was moving into Press Your Luck's former time slot.  But keep in mind that this claim, along with other claims, are just claims on their parts.

This is just speculation on my part, but I think the reason why USA never aired clusters of episodes from the run was probably because of USA picking up the rights to about 50 or so episodes at a time and getting fresh episodes every 6 months, and if this is true, then that may explain why there were periods from the run that never aired on USA Network (including the first 11 episodes, May and early June 1984, multiple weeks from March 1986, the final month of the series, etc.).  I think GSN is taking much better care of Press Your Luck than USA did.
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Re: Major late September schedule changes
« Reply #301 on: October 29, 2014, 08:38:30 PM »
I think the reason why USA never aired clusters of episodes from the run was probably because of USA picking up the rights to about 50 or so episodes at a time and getting fresh episodes every 6 months

Is it true that GSN never aired #771-775 of $25,000 Pyramid?  They got up to 770 and then jumped straight to the 1987 episodes.  Several years ago, I believe GSN started their 1985-86 lease with #776. 

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Re: Major late September schedule changes
« Reply #302 on: October 29, 2014, 09:20:52 PM »
I think the reason why USA never aired clusters of episodes from the run was probably because of USA picking up the rights to about 50 or so episodes at a time and getting fresh episodes every 6 months

Is it true that GSN never aired #771-775 of $25,000 Pyramid?  They got up to 770 and then jumped straight to the 1987 episodes.  Several years ago, I believe GSN started their 1985-86 lease with #776.
No, they aired 771-775 numerous times (that was the first week of the 85-86 lease, Markie Post & Charles Siebert.)
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Re: Major late September schedule changes
« Reply #303 on: October 29, 2014, 09:42:34 PM »
I think the reason why USA never aired clusters of episodes from the run was probably because of USA picking up the rights to about 50 or so episodes at a time and getting fresh episodes every 6 months

Is it true that GSN never aired #771-775 of $25,000 Pyramid?  They got up to 770 and then jumped straight to the 1987 episodes.  Several years ago, I believe GSN started their 1985-86 lease with #776.
No, they aired 771-775 numerous times (that was the first week of the 85-86 lease, Markie Post & Charles Siebert.)

Ok - thanks for confirming.  Archived PDF copies I have only go back to 776, so I must be missing a PDF from the week prior.

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Re: Major late September schedule changes
« Reply #304 on: October 30, 2014, 11:11:46 AM »
It's been often claimed that the reason USA skipped over most of the December 1985 episodes of Press Your Luck was due to the promoting of the timeslot change. If that's actually true, then that's a pretty illogical reason.

When you say, "It's been often claimed", do you really mean, "I think I might have heard somebody say once"?  Because that's SUCH an illogical reason that I think it's far more likely that your source is wrong, not USA Network.
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Re: Major late September schedule changes
« Reply #305 on: October 30, 2014, 11:19:20 AM »
When you say, "It's been often claimed", do you really mean, "I think I might have heard somebody say once"?

Yes, and if I remember correctly, wasn't Zach Horan the source of this claim?

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Re: Major late September schedule changes
« Reply #306 on: October 30, 2014, 12:49:53 PM »
So that's not "it's been often claimed," that's "one guy on the internet says".
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Re: Major late September schedule changes
« Reply #307 on: October 30, 2014, 01:34:21 PM »
So that's not "it's been often claimed," that's "one guy on the internet says".

And a poor example of a guy at that.

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Re: Major late September schedule changes
« Reply #308 on: October 30, 2014, 06:54:02 PM »
When you say, "It's been often claimed", do you really mean, "I think I might have heard somebody say once"?

Yes, and if I remember correctly, wasn't Zach Horan the source of this claim?

If Zach Horan made such claims, he tends to base them on incomplete or inaccurate information.  I did learn that it was Zach who claimed that the Valerie/Colleen/Scott episode of Press Your Luck originally aired on December 9, 1985.  And boy, was he proven wrong when GSN recently aired it, and it was actually from December 3, 1985.

That said, I am never going to buy Zach Horan's claims anymore.  For that, he is now blocked on YouTube.
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Re: Major late September schedule changes
« Reply #309 on: October 30, 2014, 07:28:12 PM »
Well this thread certainly took a turn for the priceless.
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Re: Major late September schedule changes
« Reply #310 on: October 30, 2014, 09:25:06 PM »
Well this thread certainly took a turn for the priceless.

Then it's a good thing we're not paying for it.

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Re: Major late September schedule changes
« Reply #311 on: October 30, 2014, 10:09:20 PM »
Well this thread certainly took a turn for the priceless.

I lol'd
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Re: Major late September schedule changes
« Reply #312 on: November 04, 2014, 11:06:08 PM »
Wasn't sure whether to put this here or in its own topic, but hey -- GSN has released its advance schedule for November 17-23, and good news on both the Sale and Press fronts:

* Sale continues through at least #S-108 (September 25, 1985), the day after Tim Holleran's run, so we're getting at least a little into the unknown territory pre-Winner's Board.
* Press will be jumping from #588 (December 26, 1985) on November 14 to #598 (January 10, 1986) on the 17th. Not 100% sure why they'd skip all of those, especially since they're not skipping most of the Christmas shows, but at least they're going into 1986.

(Fixed again -- had the right airdate {12/26/85} originally, but the wrong show number.)
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Re: Major late September schedule changes
« Reply #313 on: November 04, 2014, 11:09:22 PM »
Wasn't sure whether to put this here or in its own topic, but hey -- GSN has released its advance schedule for November 17-23, and good news on both the Sale and Press fronts:
* Sale continues through at least #S-108 (September 25, 1985), the day after Tim Holleran's run, so we're getting at least a little into the unknown territory pre-Winner's Board.
* Press will be jumping from #589 (December 26, 1985) on November 14 to #598 (January 10, 1986) on the 17th, so GSN's definitely going into '86.

Something tells me there will be a last minute  schedule change. It would seem much more practical of GSN to skip over #585-#593 than #589-#597. Especially since #594-#597 have aired on USA Network several times many years ago.

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Re: Major late September schedule changes
« Reply #314 on: November 04, 2014, 11:26:07 PM »
Wasn't sure whether to put this here or in its own topic, but hey -- GSN has released its advance schedule for November 17-23, and good news on both the Sale and Press fronts:
* Sale continues through at least #S-108 (September 25, 1985), the day after Tim Holleran's run, so we're getting at least a little into the unknown territory pre-Winner's Board.
* Press will be jumping from #589 (December 26, 1985) on November 14 to #598 (January 10, 1986) on the 17th, so GSN's definitely going into '86.

Something tells me there will be a last minute  schedule change. It would seem much more practical of GSN to skip over #585-#593 than #589-#597. Especially since #594-#597 have aired on USA Network several times many years ago.

#585-#593 were the Holiday-decorated episodes of PYL.
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