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PPatters

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Card Sharks Returning
« on: February 25, 2019, 01:18:06 PM »
I have few details, but I received an e-mail today that Card Sharks is casting! An application is available at https://29framesent.formstack.com/forms/card_subs

tyshaun1

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Re: Card Sharks Returning
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2019, 01:39:25 PM »
Interesting that this website looks much less formal than the PYL casting site.....

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colonial

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Re: Card Sharks Returning
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2019, 01:50:07 PM »
The casting note comes from Paul Gordon Casting. They handle casting for "America Says."

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PPatters

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Re: Card Sharks Returning
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2019, 01:55:33 PM »
The casting note comes from Paul Gordon Casting. They handle casting for "America Says."

JD

They also do Child Support (for ABC).

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Re: Card Sharks Returning
« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2019, 02:26:12 PM »
The casting note comes from Paul Gordon Casting. They handle casting for "America Says."

JD

Makes me wonder if GSN might be working on this- they've done pretty well on their original programming lately, and CS seems like something that could work there if done right (like Catch 21- and that show ended up getting 300 episodes)

pacdude

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Re: Card Sharks Returning
« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2019, 03:24:56 PM »
I don't think GSN's going to put up the money that Card Sharks necessitates. IMO the Money Cards is the hallmark of the show, and the $32,000 top prize is still too lofty for GSN. I'm willing to bet it's going to ABC, since Gong Show, Match Game and Child Support are looking like they're not coming back.

jage

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Re: Card Sharks Returning
« Reply #6 on: February 25, 2019, 07:31:04 PM »
True, though it would be rarely if ever given away.

jcs290

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Re: Card Sharks Returning
« Reply #7 on: February 25, 2019, 07:53:34 PM »
I think $32,000 CS is perfect for GSN. The average win was probably, what, $7,500 in the Eubanks series? I知 more afraid as to how they値l keep episodes from straddling. Lengthen out the front game or retry one of the Pat Bullard formats (*shudder*)?

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Re: Card Sharks Returning
« Reply #8 on: February 25, 2019, 09:15:32 PM »
I think $32,000 CS is perfect for GSN. The average win was probably, what, $7,500 in the Eubanks series? I知 more afraid as to how they値l keep episodes from straddling. Lengthen out the front game or retry one of the Pat Bullard formats (*shudder*)?

Old episodes of the British version, Play Your Cards Right with the late, great Bruce Forsyth, were also self-contained.  I'm thinking the trick would have been with the interview edits.

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Re: Card Sharks Returning
« Reply #9 on: February 25, 2019, 10:38:58 PM »
I think $32,000 CS is perfect for GSN. The average win was probably, what, $7,500 in the Eubanks series? I知 more afraid as to how they値l keep episodes from straddling. Lengthen out the front game or retry one of the Pat Bullard formats (*shudder*)?
Bullard's formatting wasn't that bad, and would work here, except use regular survey questions and give both players an individual rows of cards.

Round 1 features two contestants; round 2 features two more. The winners of those two rounds play each other in a championship round for the right to play the Money Cards.

Wiki says each round of the 2001 version was best of three. I don't know if the amount of content per half hour has gone down in 18 years, but I see no reason to stray from that. Pay $500 for winning a round.
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Re: Card Sharks Returning
« Reply #10 on: February 25, 2019, 10:55:12 PM »
I'm willing to bet it's going to ABC, since Gong Show, Match Game and Child Support are looking like they're not coming back.
Per Mr. West on Facebook, this indeed is for ABC.

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Sodboy13

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Re: Card Sharks Returning
« Reply #11 on: February 25, 2019, 10:56:18 PM »
I think the 2001 version was best-of-3 in the two preliminary games, paying $500/win, and the championship was one game for $1,100.
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Re: Card Sharks Returning
« Reply #12 on: February 25, 2019, 11:23:02 PM »
I think $32,000 CS is perfect for GSN. The average win was probably, what, $7,500 in the Eubanks series?
If the average win was $7500, and you have one money cards in an episode, that's $37,500 a week.  Multiply that times 13 weeks for a 65 episode order, and you have a prize budget of $487,500 in the bonus round alone.  Seems mighty high for a game on cable with factors well outside your control.
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Re: Card Sharks Returning
« Reply #13 on: February 25, 2019, 11:31:44 PM »
I think $32,000 CS is perfect for GSN. The average win was probably, what, $7,500 in the Eubanks series?
If the average win was $7500, and you have one money cards in an episode, that's $37,500 a week.  Multiply that times 13 weeks for a 65 episode order, and you have a prize budget of $487,500 in the bonus round alone.  Seems mighty high for a game on cable with factors well outside your control.

GSN could always use standard decks for the main game, and switch to a Pinochle deck for the Money Cards with no pushes. <ducking>
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BrandonFG

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Re: Card Sharks Returning
« Reply #14 on: February 25, 2019, 11:34:13 PM »
I think the 2001 version was best-of-3 in the two preliminary games, paying $500/win, and the championship was one game for $1,100.
That sounds about right. The champ took $2,100 to the Money Cards ($1,000 from winning two rounds+$1,100 championship game), split along the three levels. This caused a bit of an outcry on ATGS, as contestants were basically gambling their front game winnings on a "bonus round".

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