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colonial

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CMT entering game show arena with "Nashville Squares"
« on: March 11, 2019, 12:15:43 PM »
The CMT cable channel announced Monday that it is launching "Nashville Squares" ... a country-fried version of HS that's scheduled to air 10 episodes later this year.

https://www.thewrap.com/cmt-nashville-squares-hollywood-squares-hip-hop/


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Re: CMT entering game show arena with "Nashville Squares"
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2019, 12:52:06 PM »
Iíll never complain about more game shows, but I forgot just how much Viacom likes ripping off its own formats to fit whatever network demographic. They did the same with TRL in the early-2000s. I guess it makes sense economically.
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Re: CMT entering game show arena with "Nashville Squares"
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2019, 06:05:51 PM »
I wish they would just bring back Hollywood squares back instead of making so many versions of the show. I wonder if they are going to use the Hip Hop squares set? and change it to make it look country.

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Re: CMT entering game show arena with "Nashville Squares"
« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2019, 06:17:05 PM »
I wish they would just bring back Hollywood squares back instead of making so many versions of the show. I wonder if they are going to use the Hip Hop squares set? and change it to make it look country.
I imagine they'll build a new set. I don't think the nightclub vibe of the Hip Hop Squares set fits here.
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Re: CMT entering game show arena with "Nashville Squares"
« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2019, 07:15:30 PM »
I imagine they'll build a new set. I don't think the nightclub vibe of the Hip Hop Squares set fits here.

Stick enough haybales on and around it and it will. :D
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Re: CMT entering game show arena with "Nashville Squares"
« Reply #5 on: March 11, 2019, 07:21:03 PM »
Iíll never complain about more game shows, but I forgot just how much Viacom likes ripping off its own formats to fit whatever network demographic. They did the same with TRL in the early-2000s. I guess it makes sense economically.

How is it "ripping off"?  Isn't it more like better utilizing what it has?  You can't rip yourself off...

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Re: CMT entering game show arena with "Nashville Squares"
« Reply #6 on: March 11, 2019, 07:57:00 PM »
Iíll never complain about more game shows, but I forgot just how much Viacom likes ripping off its own formats to fit whatever network demographic. They did the same with TRL in the early-2000s. I guess it makes sense economically.

How is it "ripping off"?  Isn't it more like better utilizing what it has?  You can't rip yourself off...
Fine. I forgot just how much Viacom likes to use the same template to fit whatever network demographic. Happy?
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Re: CMT entering game show arena with "Nashville Squares"
« Reply #7 on: March 11, 2019, 07:58:15 PM »
I imagine they'll build a new set. I don't think the nightclub vibe of the Hip Hop Squares set fits here.

Stick enough haybales on and around it and it will. :D
Maybe they could reuse the set from 2014's West Virginia Squares:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t4MQ1_wAiok

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Re: CMT entering game show arena with "Nashville Squares"
« Reply #8 on: March 11, 2019, 08:57:49 PM »
Iíll never complain about more game shows, but I forgot just how much Viacom likes ripping off its own formats to fit whatever network demographic. They did the same with TRL in the early-2000s. I guess it makes sense economically.

How is it "ripping off"?  Isn't it more like better utilizing what it has?  You can't rip yourself off...
Fine. I forgot just how much Viacom likes to use the same template to fit whatever network demographic. Happy?

Well, that is significantly different phrasing...is it time for an episode of "Words Have Meaning"?

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Re: CMT entering game show arena with "Nashville Squares"
« Reply #9 on: March 12, 2019, 09:10:58 AM »

Maybe they could reuse the set from 2014's West Virginia Squares:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t4MQ1_wAiok

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Re: CMT entering game show arena with "Nashville Squares"
« Reply #10 on: March 12, 2019, 12:48:08 PM »

Maybe they could reuse the set from 2014's West Virginia Squares:

Please do not besmirch the good legacy of Peter Marshall by bringing up that turd in the punch bowl.  I should know, I was there and among the nearly 90% of the audience that left the theater between the first and second sessions.
Believe me, I know it was bad from the little bit of it I could stand to watch. I even recall commenting to that effect on this board at the time. I was really only joking that CMT would recycle the set; I doubt that it even still exists, much less that they would want it.

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Re: CMT entering game show arena with "Nashville Squares"
« Reply #11 on: March 12, 2019, 01:46:42 PM »
that turd in the punch bowl.
Appropriate, then, that there's an outhouse in the thumbnail.
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Re: CMT entering game show arena with "Nashville Squares"
« Reply #12 on: March 12, 2019, 03:00:29 PM »
And let's not forget all those game shows that ran on one of CMT's predecessors, The Nashville Network, between 1983-93...you know, Fandango with Bill Anderson; Top Card with Jim Caldwell, then Dan Miller; and 10 Seconds, also with Mr. Miller.

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Re: CMT entering game show arena with "Nashville Squares"
« Reply #13 on: March 12, 2019, 06:15:51 PM »
There's enough humor in country music (and its performers) that this could be really fun. This seems like a charming idea.
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Re: CMT entering game show arena with "Nashville Squares"
« Reply #14 on: March 13, 2019, 08:47:51 AM »

Maybe they could reuse the set from 2014's West Virginia Squares:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t4MQ1_wAiok

Please do not besmirch the good legacy of Peter Marshall by bringing up that turd in the punch bowl.  I should know, I was there and among the nearly 90% of the audience that left the theater between the first and second sessions.

If I recall, there's another video with better written questions and funny answers. Okay, Peter forgets to ask the contestant to pick a star, but otherwise he's still quite sharp here.