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weaklink75

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Fox picks up trifecta of shows..
« on: August 02, 2018, 02:10:46 PM »
A Rob Lowe-hosted show called Mental Samurai:

https://deadline.com/2018/08/fox-orders-mental-samurai-competition-series-rob-lowe-host-produce-mike-darnell-1202438805/

A Korean format called Masked Singer:

http://ew.com/tv/2018/08/02/fox-masked-singer/

A Justin Timberlake-created show called Spin The Wheel (with a $20 million prize possible)

http://ew.com/tv/2018/08/02/justin-timberlake-fox/

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Re: Fox picks up trifecta of shows..
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2018, 02:17:50 PM »
Renaming "Spin The Wheel" to "As The Wall Turns."
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Re: Fox picks up trifecta of shows..
« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2018, 02:38:50 PM »
About the Rob Lowe "Mental Samurai" show:

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In each episode, contestants battle to answer questions accurately with speed and precision. Not only does the course test their acumen in categories of knowledge, memory, numbers and sequencing...
Nice, sounds like Britain's Brainiest or another intellectual format I enjoy!

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...but players will also have to contend with being transported around the set at high speeds in a specially designed capsule that is capable of rotating 360 degrees.
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Re: Fox picks up trifecta of shows..
« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2018, 03:09:21 PM »
About the Rob Lowe "Mental Samurai" show:

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In each episode, contestants battle to answer questions accurately with speed and precision. Not only does the course test their acumen in categories of knowledge, memory, numbers and sequencing...
Nice, sounds like Britain's Brainiest or another intellectual format I enjoy!

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...but players will also have to contend with being transported around the set at high speeds in a specially designed capsule that is capable of rotating 360 degrees.
argh

Sounds like Teh Chamber with a whole lot less electrocution and frostbite.
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Re: Fox picks up trifecta of shows..
« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2018, 03:09:50 PM »
Curious if "Mental Samurai" will be hosted by Rob Lowe or "Peaked in High School" Rob Lowe.


As for "Spin the Wheel", I presume the interview for host went as follows …

Q: So Dax, are you still married to Kristen Bell?
D: Yes.
Q: Can she cameo on an episode?
D: Well, I'd have to ask …
Q: Good enough, you're hired!


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Re: Fox picks up trifecta of shows..
« Reply #5 on: August 02, 2018, 09:39:10 PM »
Curious if "Mental Samurai" will be hosted by Rob Lowe or "Peaked in High School" Rob Lowe.

Worse, it's "Peaked with High Schoolers" Rob Lowe.
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Re: Fox picks up trifecta of shows..
« Reply #6 on: August 02, 2018, 11:30:12 PM »
Curious if "Mental Samurai" will be hosted by Rob Lowe or "Peaked in High School" Rob Lowe.

Worse, it's "Peaked with High Schoolers" Rob Lowe.
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Re: Fox picks up trifecta of shows..
« Reply #7 on: August 04, 2018, 04:53:45 PM »
Mental Samurai sounds like it will be a great show.

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Re: Fox picks up trifecta of shows..
« Reply #8 on: August 04, 2018, 09:20:15 PM »
Spin The Wheel apparently tapes Monday:

http://on-camera-audiences.com/shows/Spin_The_Wheel

The page makes clear that they are expecting each taping to take 4-6 hours.
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Re: Fox picks up trifecta of shows..
« Reply #9 on: August 05, 2018, 08:49:22 AM »
Ok, so riddle me this: If you have a tape session on the 9th that runs from 2-6pm, how are you also having a tape session on the 9th that starts at 4:45pm?
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Re: Fox picks up trifecta of shows..
« Reply #10 on: August 05, 2018, 06:18:47 PM »
I would assume that they are queuing up the next audience while they are winding down the previous taping. When they post 4:45, that is not the ass-in-seat time.

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Re: Fox picks up trifecta of shows..
« Reply #11 on: January 09, 2019, 05:55:58 PM »
Reviving this to note that "Mental Samurai" will premiere on Fox next month ...

https://deadline.com/2019/01/mental-samurai-premiere-date-rob-lowe-fox-obstacle-course-for-the-mind-1202532145/



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Re: Fox picks up trifecta of shows..
« Reply #12 on: January 09, 2019, 06:54:35 PM »
I guarantee you, the only reason this is airing is because of the fact that "The Masked Singer" started off ok in terms of ratings. (In other words they're hoping this pulls the same ratings or better.)
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Re: Fox picks up trifecta of shows..
« Reply #13 on: January 10, 2019, 12:03:27 AM »
You say that like it’s bad thing.
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Re: Fox picks up trifecta of shows..
« Reply #14 on: January 14, 2019, 08:44:26 PM »
Big reason why Fox is trying a bunch of game shows isn’t that one seems to be doing well but that they’re no longer a production studio, having sold most of the company to Disney. They won’t be able to work the distribution angles on scripted stuff and have said they’ll rely more on sports and news. Presumably cheap reality shows, too. If one takes off like Deal or No Deal, all the better.