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Bryce L.

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Buzzr change effective 1/4/20
« on: December 15, 2019, 06:17:38 PM »
Starting the first weekend of January 2020, Buzzr's weekend airings of E/I content (currently airing from 10:00am to 11:30am Saturdays and Sundays) is reduced from three hours to one hour (10:00am to 10:30am), with the 10:30am to 11:30am hour now filled with additional airings of Split Second 86. These are still new-to-Buzzr episodes.

https://buzzrtv.com/schedule/schedule_by_date/2020-1-4/America/New_York

https://buzzrtv.com/schedule/schedule_by_date/2020-1-5/America/New_York

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Re: Buzzr change effective 1/4/20
« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2019, 07:12:55 PM »
Are they allowed?
Still crazy after all these years...but that's okay.

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Chelsea Thrasher

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Re: Buzzr change effective 1/4/20
« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2019, 08:47:57 PM »
FCC passed a revision this past summer to the E/I rules - formerly, each channel and subchannel a station carries had to program three hours of E/I. Three hours on your Main .1, three hours on your .2, three on .3, on down the line.   The new rule is a cumulative three hours (more if they choose, but three hours is the requirement) for the station, with one hour of the station's requirement being fulfillable by the station's secondary channels if the station so chooses and no requirement for secondary feeds otherwise. 

So channel 42 or whatever has a mandate to hit 3 hours *total* now, and only an hour towards the requirement can be from programming on a secondary subchannel.  Keeping the hour helps any stations that need or want Buzzr to help meet the E/I requirement, while they can now drop E/I that their affiliates largely can't use anyway. 

The rules technically changed in September, but with it being a legal compliance issue and the old rules having been in place for years, plus whatever contracts Buzzr has had in place, I'm sure it's something that's been hitting in phases - with beginning of year being a good time for them to make the switch.

The handful of affiliates that carry Buzzr on their .1 mostly appear to be -LD and -LPs, which are sufficiently low power to be exempt from the E/I rules.

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Bryce L.

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Re: Buzzr change effective 1/4/20
« Reply #3 on: December 18, 2019, 07:38:18 PM »
Also, as announced on Facebook...

On January 12, there is a Body Language marathon, 8 to 11pm (schedules not out yet, so no clue if these are fresh episodes or not, but I'd assume yes).

Beginning January 13... (all times eastern)
Supermarket Sweep '00 is on weeknights at 8:30pm and 11:30pm, and Sundays from 7 to 8pm.
Classic Concentration is on overnight M-F from 2 to 3am.
Dawson Feud is on overnight M-F from 3 to 4am.
Body Language is on Sunday nights from 10 to 11pm.
and Sale of the Century is on Sunday overnight from 2 to 3am.

Full schedule is still forthcoming.

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Re: Buzzr change effective 1/4/20
« Reply #4 on: December 21, 2019, 04:27:48 PM »
On January 12, there is a Body Language marathon, 8 to 11pm (schedules not out yet, so no clue if these are fresh episodes or not, but I'd assume yes).

Assume correctly.  Eps 227-228 (Dr. Joyce Brothers/Brad Garrett) and 230-231 (Lauri Hendler/Richard Moll) are part of the marathon (continuing roughly where they left off last time it was on the weekday schedule), sandwiching eps 376-377 (Betty White/Jamie Farr, three and two days before Thanksgiving).  Marathon repeats at 11 ET.

Also, Classic Concentration picks up with ep 225 (4/4/88) on 1/13/20.
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Chelsea Thrasher

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Re: Buzzr change effective 1/4/20
« Reply #5 on: December 24, 2019, 02:53:34 AM »
After doubling back to to the start of season 2 for just a couple weeks, Let's Make a Deal resumes new to Buzzr episodes (with #229) on the 13th.

Equally as exciting for me?  The primetime $ale run is continuing on in to September 1988 with show #1450 (they stopped at 1449 last time). There's still a bloc of two months time (early Sept '88 to early Nov '88) that hasn't been seen since USA ran it north of 25 years ago - GSN's lease a few years back started in November.

Body Language's new Sunday timeslot starts 1/19 with #234, the Monday show of the Constance Towers & Ted Lange Week (5/6/1985)

Split Second is still doing new episodes on the weekends - they'll have hit #0060 (by the US syndication numbering anyway) as of the last weekend day info's available.
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Re: Buzzr change effective 1/4/20
« Reply #6 on: December 24, 2019, 03:32:15 AM »
Well, on GSN, the daytime $ale lease began at episode #1496 from November 10, 1988, depending on how this new lease goes, we should know all episodes of the True Romance tournament. The latest regularly scheduled episode of Body Language Buzzr aired was the April 22, 1985 show. The May 6-10, 1985 week of episodes could possibly have the first week ever to have 2 female contestants opposing each other, or it could be the May 13-17 week with Mindy Cohn and Jamie Farr or the May 20-24 week with Catherine Hickland and Nathan Cook(also the final week with the celebrities wearing their plain nametags). Just a thought.

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Re: Buzzr change effective 1/4/20
« Reply #7 on: December 24, 2019, 10:34:26 AM »
MGHS still in repeats at the schedule change or back to advancing forward?

ivoryman1986

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Re: Buzzr change effective 1/4/20
« Reply #8 on: December 24, 2019, 10:39:06 AM »
MGHS still in repeats at the schedule change or back to advancing forward?
For MGHSH, it still in repeats on January 13.

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Re: Buzzr change effective 1/4/20
« Reply #9 on: December 24, 2019, 10:41:38 AM »
MGHS still in repeats at the schedule change or back to advancing forward?
I estimate that the first rerun cycle of MGHS episodes should end on Monday January 27 at the earliest.

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Re: Buzzr change effective 1/4/20
« Reply #10 on: December 24, 2019, 02:24:05 PM »
MGHS still in repeats at the schedule change or back to advancing forward?
I estimate that the first rerun cycle of MGHS episodes should end on Monday January 27 at the earliest.

And I estimate that if they don't keep going with new episodes at that point, I'm going to have a breakdown.

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Re: Buzzr change effective 1/4/20
« Reply #11 on: December 24, 2019, 03:07:07 PM »
MGHS still in repeats at the schedule change or back to advancing forward?
I estimate that the first rerun cycle of MGHS episodes should end on Monday January 27 at the earliest.

And I estimate that if they don't keep going with new episodes at that point, I'm going to have a breakdown.

/Two weeks until Bill
I can only imagine how ecstatic you'll be if that week somehow shows up on BUZZR starting February 18.  5 glorious nights, indeed.

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Re: Buzzr change effective 1/4/20
« Reply #12 on: January 03, 2020, 08:48:38 PM »
Body Language's new Sunday timeslot starts 1/19 with #234, the Monday show of the Constance Towers & Ted Lange Week (5/6/1985)

Interesting.  So 229, 232 and 233 either never got converted or couldn't get converted.
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Re: Buzzr change effective 1/4/20
« Reply #13 on: January 03, 2020, 11:27:33 PM »
Body Language's new Sunday timeslot starts 1/19 with #234, the Monday show of the Constance Towers & Ted Lange Week (5/6/1985)

Interesting.  So 229, 232 and 233 either never got converted or couldn't get converted.
Actually, #229 got converted but not #232-#233.

SRIV94

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Re: Buzzr change effective 1/4/20
« Reply #14 on: January 04, 2020, 09:05:54 AM »
Body Language's new Sunday timeslot starts 1/19 with #234, the Monday show of the Constance Towers & Ted Lange Week (5/6/1985)

Interesting.  So 229, 232 and 233 either never got converted or couldn't get converted.
Actually, #229 got converted but not #232-#233.
When was 229 shown?
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