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SamJ93

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25 Words Or Less coming to BUZZR 1/18
« on: January 04, 2021, 12:18:03 PM »
An odd choice, certainly, though I'm assuming the rights were dirt-cheap to pick up. Curious to see if it'll last longer than the last contemporary show they tried adding (Celebrity Name Game):

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Re: 25 Words Or Less coming to BUZZR 1/18
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2021, 12:47:32 PM »
Let's watch what we say, I'm sure Abell is waiting for Older Is Better Crowd fuel ;-)

I would of course have liked to see more rarities, or even something from Fremantle's library that hasn't been seen in awhile or at all (i.e. Shafer MG).  But we'll see how it works out, I see it being in and out like CNG and Temptation. 
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Re: 25 Words Or Less coming to BUZZR 1/18
« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2021, 03:13:20 PM »
25 Words or Less was on that survey of potential BUZZR acquisitions we took a while back.
I'd find it hard to believe that it got more votes than a lot of the other options on there.
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Re: 25 Words Or Less coming to BUZZR 1/18
« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2021, 03:50:23 PM »
I mean, in many ways it makes sense. It requires no digitization. Like others mentioned, it probably cost next to nothing to lease (I mean, Tubi has a 25WOL channel and they upload their episodes to YouTube.) It’s a known, current commodity that resembles several of their popular shows (e.g., the Password franchise). I don’t know how well it will do, but I’m certainly not surprised.
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Re: 25 Words Or Less coming to BUZZR 1/18
« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2021, 04:15:16 PM »
It's also an opportunity for them to do some unintentional cross-show promotion considering Jon Bauman often asked returning MGHSH champions to tell us about themselves in 25 words or less.

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Re: 25 Words Or Less coming to BUZZR 1/18
« Reply #6 on: January 04, 2021, 04:52:16 PM »
Let's watch what we say, I'm sure Abell is waiting for Older Is Better Crowd fuel ;-)

Well, you mentioned him, so I’m sure we’ll get some more useless pub.
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Re: 25 Words Or Less coming to BUZZR 1/18
« Reply #7 on: January 04, 2021, 09:01:32 PM »
It's a newer show that still doesn't have a lot of publicity. Is it possible this cost them 0?

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Re: 25 Words Or Less coming to BUZZR 1/18
« Reply #8 on: January 04, 2021, 09:04:32 PM »
I wonder if they had to cut back on spending for new acquisitions due to the compromises the pandemic led to financially? 

Or this could be the start of something else, who knows?
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Re: 25 Words Or Less coming to BUZZR 1/18
« Reply #9 on: January 04, 2021, 09:13:07 PM »
It's a newer show that still doesn't have a lot of publicity. Is it possible this cost them 0?

It does have enough publicity to have been renewed for two more seasons, but I get what you’re saying. Still, I doubt that this was a transaction in which Buzzr paid $0.
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Re: 25 Words Or Less coming to BUZZR 1/18
« Reply #10 on: January 04, 2021, 10:48:16 PM »
It's a newer show that still doesn't have a lot of publicity. Is it possible this cost them 0?
I doubt they're getting it free, but with the pandemic raging and in-office work still being minimized, here's a couple hundred episodes of new content they don't have to clean up or convert to digital.
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Re: 25 Words Or Less coming to BUZZR 1/18
« Reply #11 on: January 04, 2021, 11:44:26 PM »
I note that "25 Words or Less" is distributed by a division of Fox, and Buzzr's biggest group of affiliates is the Fox owned-and-operated stations.
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Re: 25 Words Or Less coming to BUZZR 1/18
« Reply #12 on: January 05, 2021, 10:20:52 AM »
Wow - this came out of nowhere. We'll eventually find out what time slot it gets on Buzzr.

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Re: 25 Words Or Less coming to BUZZR 1/18
« Reply #13 on: January 06, 2021, 09:00:10 AM »
According to TVPassPort listings, it'll be replacing the primetime airing of Card Sharks.
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Re: 25 Words Or Less coming to BUZZR 1/18
« Reply #14 on: January 06, 2021, 01:12:41 PM »
Also, the 9:30pm and 12:30am airings are different episodes (ex:  9:30pm on 1/18 is episode 1_0001, 12:30am on 1/19 is episode 1_0002, etc.).