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jlgarfield

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Who owns the Twenty-One format?
« on: January 23, 2020, 03:34:20 PM »
Hi, guys. I've been thinking about the 1994 movie Quiz Show (which I haven't thought of in YEARS! It's a gripping movie, BTW), and the game show Twenty-One.

My next Q is: Who is the current rights-holder of the Twenty-One format?

nowhammies10

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Re: Who owns the Twenty-One format?
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2020, 03:40:23 PM »
The 2000 revival was produced under the NBC Studios banner, but being that it's a Barry-Enright show I would guess Sony are the ultimate rights-holders now?

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Re: Who owns the Twenty-One format?
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2020, 04:06:30 PM »
Pretty sure it's NBC/Universal/Comcast/Whatever they are now.
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Re: Who owns the Twenty-One format?
« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2020, 10:13:06 PM »
... being that it's a Barry-Enright show...

Barry & Enright sold their shows to NBC at the time of the scandals. But...I assume Tic Tac Dough was one they sold. Did they simply buy it back? Is there a story to it?

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Re: Who owns the Twenty-One format?
« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2020, 01:24:26 PM »
I asked Randy West not too long ago this Q. Per him, NBCUniversal (and its predecessor organizations) still owns the format. They bought it from Barry-Enright upon the outbreak of the quiz show scandals.