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gamed121683

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Re: Classic Concentration coming to BUZZR.
« Reply #15 on: September 03, 2018, 07:00:13 PM »
So the color syndie versions of “What’s My Line”, “TTTT”, and (possibly) the color episaides of “Password”? I’m guessing here, but it sounds like the B&W block might be getting a makeover.

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Re: Classic Concentration coming to BUZZR.
« Reply #16 on: September 03, 2018, 07:18:32 PM »
And they're adding Bruner/Blyden WML.

Were you able to see that from the advanced schedule?

Nevermind my question.   Just saw the promo for it.

Yeah I saw the promo during Password today.
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Re: Classic Concentration coming to BUZZR.
« Reply #17 on: September 04, 2018, 01:38:59 AM »
I’m not fully clear on what it would take for Scrabble to air

Wouldn't they also need approval from Hasbro to air that? I remember that being mentioned as a reason that GSN got the rights from Grundy/Fremantle to air Sale, but not Scrabble.
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Re: Classic Concentration coming to BUZZR.
« Reply #18 on: September 04, 2018, 01:43:59 AM »
I’m not fully clear on what it would take for Scrabble to air

Wouldn't they also need approval from Hasbro to air that? I remember that being mentioned as a reason that GSN got the rights from Grundy/Fremantle to air Sale, but not Scrabble.

Someone I know asked Fremantle about Scrabble and was told Hasbro is in possession of the tapes.
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Re: Classic Concentration coming to BUZZR.
« Reply #19 on: September 06, 2018, 12:08:15 AM »
Why/how would NBC own Classic Concentration if it were a Mark Goodson Production? Just curious.

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Re: Classic Concentration coming to BUZZR.
« Reply #20 on: September 06, 2018, 12:16:41 AM »
From Wikipedia:

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Concentration was an NBC in-house production, apart from the earliest episodes. As a result of the 1950s quiz scandals, the network purchased the rights to Concentration and three other games (Twenty One, Dough Re Mi and Tic-Tac-Dough) from producers Barry and Enright. NBC/Universal still holds exclusive rights to both the format and extant episodes of Concentration; however, due to Financial Interest and Syndication Rules, this version is owned by CBS Television Distribution.

Why they only own Concentration and not the other three shows, I don't know.
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Re: Classic Concentration coming to BUZZR.
« Reply #21 on: September 06, 2018, 12:18:39 AM »
Thanks! Never knew that! Glad NBC gave BUZZR the rights then.

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Re: Classic Concentration coming to BUZZR.
« Reply #22 on: September 06, 2018, 12:51:40 AM »
Why they only own Concentration and not the other three shows, I don't know.
My guess is that they hung on to Concentration because Concentration lasted the longest/was most profitable and relatively unscathed by the scandals. The other three's reputations were tarnished and didn't make it out of the 50's, so they probably dropped/gave the rights back since they were pretty much ratings poison at the time, unknowing that Tic-Tac-Dough could be revived successfully.
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Re: Classic Concentration coming to BUZZR.
« Reply #23 on: September 06, 2018, 01:12:20 PM »
Why they only own Concentration and not the other three shows, I don't know.
NBC still owns Twenty-One also.
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Re: Classic Concentration coming to BUZZR.
« Reply #24 on: September 18, 2018, 12:02:26 AM »
Buzzr has a new promo on their Facebook page.

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« Reply #25 on: September 18, 2018, 06:19:35 PM »
The complaints on the page...wow.
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Re: Classic Concentration coming to BUZZR.
« Reply #26 on: September 18, 2018, 07:15:32 PM »
The complaints on the page...wow.


Unless they took them down...nothing is there.
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Re: Classic Concentration coming to BUZZR.
« Reply #27 on: September 18, 2018, 07:43:29 PM »
There are a few complaints (not showing the original NBC or Narz versions, Buzzr sucks in general), but the majority seem positive. 

I'm stunned this is happening, but apparently somebody at NBC decided there was no point in not monetizing an asset.  (Honestly, I think if it wasn't Alex Trebek as host, you wouldn't see these, either.)

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Re: Classic Concentration coming to BUZZR.
« Reply #28 on: September 18, 2018, 09:49:06 PM »
Pinch me, I'm dreaming! I'm still in awe...Classic Concentration starts on BUZZR October 1st (September 30th, technically), Wipeout comes to GameTV the following week, What's next: BUZZR picks up the rerun rights to The Money Maze?

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Re: Classic Concentration coming to BUZZR.
« Reply #29 on: September 19, 2018, 08:21:09 AM »
Pinch me, I'm dreaming! I'm still in awe...Classic Concentration starts on BUZZR October 1st (September 30th, technically), Wipeout comes to GameTV the following week, What's next: BUZZR picks up the rerun rights to The Money Maze?
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