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Bryce L.

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New show coming to Buzzr on February 17...
« on: February 01, 2019, 01:15:47 AM »
... The Match Game-Hollywood Squares Hour. Episodes 2 to 5, from 4 to 8pm. No clue if it's going to the regular schedule or not.

http://buzzrplay.com/schedule/schedule_by_date/2019/02/17/America/New_York

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Re: New show coming to Buzzr on February 17...
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2019, 08:52:47 AM »
Wow. Must've cleared up the rights issues.

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Re: New show coming to Buzzr on February 17...
« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2019, 09:08:02 AM »
I might be in the minority here but I really enjoyed this show. Looking forward to seeing the mini-marathon on the 17th!

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Re: New show coming to Buzzr on February 17...
« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2019, 09:20:33 AM »
I always thought they built a nice container (set, music, staging) but blew it on the content (writing, chemistry).



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Re: New show coming to Buzzr on February 17...
« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2019, 10:36:23 AM »
Since this and Classic Concentration were shows that had "cross-ownership issues", are there any other Goodson properties in the same boat?
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Bryce L.

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Re: New show coming to Buzzr on February 17...
« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2019, 10:57:18 AM »
Since this and Classic Concentration were shows that had "cross-ownership issues", are there any other Goodson properties in the same boat?
Not a Goodson show, but still Fremantle just the same (by way of them owning Grundy), Scrabble would on paper have issues (because of Hasbro owning the board game rights).

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Re: New show coming to Buzzr on February 17...
« Reply #6 on: February 01, 2019, 11:59:09 AM »
Woah. Was not expecting this. Weird that they're skipping the premiere, but hey.

Scrabble would on paper have issues (because of Hasbro owning the board game rights).
And, by extension, Scattergories.

As for other Fremantle properties that may hit snags due to cross-ownership...maybe Bill Carruthers' 1970s games due to being coproduced by Warner Bros. Television?
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Re: New show coming to Buzzr on February 17...
« Reply #7 on: February 01, 2019, 01:30:01 PM »
Article from Vulture confirms it, plus the plans to add it to the regular schedule later this year...

https://www.vulture.com/2019/02/match-game-hollywood-squares-hour-streaming-buzzr.html

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Re: New show coming to Buzzr on February 17...
« Reply #8 on: February 01, 2019, 01:33:45 PM »
Woah. Was not expecting this. Weird that they're skipping the premiere, but hey.

How do we know that? I didn't see any indication of episode numbers.

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Re: New show coming to Buzzr on February 17...
« Reply #9 on: February 01, 2019, 01:38:53 PM »
Woah. Was not expecting this. Weird that they're skipping the premiere, but hey.

How do we know that? I didn't see any indication of episode numbers.
If you look at the source code for the schedule page, it shows the episode numbers.

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Re: New show coming to Buzzr on February 17...
« Reply #10 on: February 01, 2019, 01:49:48 PM »
If you look at the source code for the schedule page, it shows the episode numbers.

Ah. Mea culpa.

So 4 eps from premiere week. Not bad!

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Re: New show coming to Buzzr on February 17...
« Reply #11 on: February 01, 2019, 01:59:09 PM »
Props to Buzzr for getting shows that never aired on GSN before.

MGHS was a hot mess, but at least we'll have a better idea of how much of a mess it was.

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Re: New show coming to Buzzr on February 17...
« Reply #12 on: February 01, 2019, 02:07:45 PM »
MGHS was a hot mess, but at least we'll have a better idea of how much of a mess it was.
From the episodes online, Squares (which was really the only bum part of the whole matter) wasn't too bad early on, with the questions being straightforward and sometimes open-ended rather than the convoluted either-or messes they later became, so I think the early shows will be easier to stomach.
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Re: New show coming to Buzzr on February 17...
« Reply #14 on: February 01, 2019, 09:30:32 PM »
So, as soon as I saw this news this morning, I had two reactions:

Game Show Fan Side:  "Wow; I've never seen this show on TV.  I can't wait to see a new-to-me take on trying to merge two classic game shows!"

Rational Side:  "Why would they have spent money to get the rights to *this*?  Who would remember this show outside of game show geeks?"

I guess, as a business decision, this has me completely stymied.  Since Fremantle would have had to pay money for this show due to the cross-ownership issue, where is the profit potential?  At least there is a much better recognition with Classic Concentration to get some other people watching besides us game show geeks, and the show ran for six total years in daytime.  This show didn't even make it a year and, from my second hand recollection (it was on before I was born), wasn't very popular.

I'm trying not to be a curmudgeon here, but I said the same thing when they got Strike it Rich.  Even if it is a small number of episodes and exclusive to Amazon Prime, the name recognition is minimal outside of game show geeks.

So, what does this mean?  Of course, I'll watch at least one episode of MGHS because of curiosity.  That still doesn't mean I don't think it's a poor business decision.

On the brighter side, though, I do applaud Buzzr for trying out shows that add some variety to their lineup.  I've always enjoyed their special weeks like "Lost and Found" for the same reason.

Here's to MGHS!

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