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isucgv

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Re: Longer running game shows which remained un-tweaked.
« Reply #15 on: March 18, 2017, 08:14:56 PM »
I think Face the Music qualifies based on the 2 requirements.  It ran for a year and a half and never had a theme week or any tournaments of any kind.  The game play never changed during the entire run of the series.

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« Reply #16 on: March 18, 2017, 09:53:38 PM »
The game play never changed during the entire run of the series.

And neither were the burned-out light bulbs.
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thomas_meighan

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Re: Longer running game shows which remained un-tweaked.
« Reply #17 on: March 18, 2017, 10:10:04 PM »
Front Page Challenge went pretty much unchanged, format-wise, during its 38-year run (1957-95). But they did sometimes leave their Toronto base to tape shows in other Canadian cities.

Would the original Gambit qualify as relatively unchanged from start to finish?

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« Reply #18 on: March 19, 2017, 07:40:29 PM »
We were also thinking Tom Kennedy's Split Second.  Neither of us could recall any tournaments or special weeks there.

There was a tournament of champions in early January 1974.
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« Reply #19 on: March 19, 2017, 09:49:39 PM »
With Gambit, the only thing I can think of would be special prizes in the bonus round. The Vegas version had a singles week, but I think the CBS version qualifies.

How about Celebrity Sweepstakes?
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Re: Longer running game shows which remained un-tweaked.
« Reply #20 on: March 19, 2017, 10:06:15 PM »
How about Celebrity Sweepstakes?

The big change was going from written answers to spoken answers, but they also added the "exacta" bonus during the run. In one such designated question an episode, each player made a side bet on how many stars would get the correct answer. Picking the right number won you a prize package worth thousands. Not sure offhand if that was nighttime exclusive or not.

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Re: Longer running game shows which remained un-tweaked.
« Reply #21 on: March 20, 2017, 01:38:58 AM »
How about Celebrity Sweepstakes?

The big change was going from written answers to spoken answers, but they also added the "exacta" bonus during the run. In one such designated question an episode, each player made a side bet on how many stars would get the correct answer. Picking the right number won you a prize package worth thousands. Not sure offhand if that was nighttime exclusive or not.

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« Reply #22 on: March 20, 2017, 01:29:52 PM »
For some reason I thought the three contestants were only in the pilot...carry on.
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« Reply #23 on: March 21, 2017, 11:52:19 AM »
We were also thinking Tom Kennedy's Split Second.  Neither of us could recall any tournaments or special weeks there.

There was a tournament of champions in early January 1974.

Yes this is true.  I was sent an autographed script of a best of game show special that Monty Hall hosted for ABC back in 1975.  I'll have to go home and look, but I believe it was called "The Greatest American Game Show" or something along those lines.  But I do remember reading from the script that Split Second had an Invitational Tournament in 1974 and Joan Diaz was the winner of that tournament and made an appearance on the special.  I believe it was the same Joan Diaz who was a big winner during the first few weeks of the 1983-1984 season of Tic Tac Dough.
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