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colonial

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CBS picks up Lingo
« on: February 11, 2022, 01:05:36 PM »
https://deadline.com/2022/02/rupaul-charles-word-quiz-lingo-reboot-cbs-1234931785/

It was a question of when, not if, a network or streamer would try and reboot "Lingo" given the popularity of the online game "Wordle," but the winning network may be a surprise.

CBS, which has been reluctant to go all-in on prime-time game shows over the years, has signed up to launch a prime-time reboot of "Lingo" for later this year, with RuPaul Charles hosting ...

https://deadline.com/2022/02/rupaul-charles-word-quiz-lingo-reboot-cbs-1234931785/


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Re: CBS picks up Lingo
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2022, 01:45:17 PM »
In another thread I said I didnít see a network touching this, and figured it would get picked up by GSN or a syndicator. I guess Iíll eat crow.
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« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2022, 02:44:30 PM »
Of course, with RuPaul hosting, you have to wonder whether the pace of the show is going to drag.
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« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2022, 02:54:38 PM »
Of course, with RuPaul hosting, you have to wonder whether the pace of the show is going to drag.

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In another thread I said I didnít see a network touching this, and figured it would get picked up by GSN or a syndicator. I guess Iíll eat crow.

Tasty. T-A-S-T-Y. Though, to be fair, I didn't see CBS picking this up. I'd have figured Millsy would have been all over it for ABC.

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« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2022, 04:03:35 PM »
Hope they go back to small balls.
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« Reply #5 on: February 11, 2022, 04:07:32 PM »
Hope they go back to small balls.
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« Reply #6 on: February 11, 2022, 05:56:12 PM »
Jokes aside, I wonder if they will go the route of the current UK version and just drop the bingo element altogether. Would be a tad disappointing, but not surprising.
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« Reply #7 on: February 11, 2022, 06:41:02 PM »
Jokes aside, I wonder if they will go the route of the current UK version and just drop the bingo element altogether. Would be a tad disappointing, but not surprising.
They're apparently filming in the UK, so for sake of continuity with RuPaul's other show, we aren't likely to see any balls at all.
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Re: CBS picks up Lingo
« Reply #8 on: February 12, 2022, 11:32:05 AM »
So RuPaul gets to host a show on a major network. I wonder how much the top prize will be?

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« Reply #9 on: February 12, 2022, 12:15:00 PM »

They're apparently filming in the UK, so for sake of continuity with RuPaul's other show, we aren't likely to see any balls at all.
If that's the case, then I would expect this on the air quickly, striking while the World iron is hot. May sweeps perhaps?
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« Reply #10 on: February 15, 2022, 02:37:26 PM »
May sweeps perhaps?

I wouldn't think sweeps, given CBS hasn't had much luck with nighttime game shows. Maybe it gets Survivor's time slot after the spring season.

The new British version makes for a long hour. I miss the bingo element and the host is a bore--and his repeating the guess and the spelling is annoyingly stupid--but even an hour of Chuck's version might be a bit much.

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« Reply #11 on: February 18, 2022, 08:49:21 AM »
May sweeps perhaps?

I wouldn't think sweeps, given CBS hasn't had much luck with nighttime game shows. Maybe it gets Survivor's time slot after the spring season.

The new British version makes for a long hour. I miss the bingo element and the host is a bore--and his repeating the guess and the spelling is annoyingly stupid--but even an hour of Chuck's version might be a bit much.

I tried to watch an episode or two of the British Lingo and it dragged. I do miss the bingo element.

I always thought Lingo would be syndicated and teamed up with 25 words or less.



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« Reply #12 on: February 18, 2022, 09:30:23 AM »
I always thought Lingo would be syndicated and teamed up with 25 words or less.

That would have been something. For consistency, rename Lingo "5 words or less".

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« Reply #13 on: February 20, 2022, 09:01:00 AM »
Based on internet reaction of late to the NYT version, me thinks CBS needs to get this show on ASAP... I think the buzz on Wordle is going to be completely gone if they wait too long.

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« Reply #14 on: February 21, 2022, 06:45:06 PM »
Based on internet reaction of late to the NYT version, me thinks CBS needs to get this show on ASAP... I think the buzz on Wordle is going to be completely gone if they wait too long.
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