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SuperMatch93

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Re: GSN to revive Split Second
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2022, 11:04:06 AM »
Wow, this one came out of nowhere. I wonder if Monty Hall's estate still own the rights.

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Re: GSN to revive Split Second
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2022, 05:47:41 PM »
Wow, this one came out of nowhere. I wonder if Monty Hall's estate still own the rights.
They do not. Here's the story from last year about the sale of Hatos-Hall's assets.

https://variety.com/2021/tv/news/lets-make-a-deal-marcus-lemonis-nancy-glass-1235038015/

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Re: GSN to revive Split Second
« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2022, 03:16:54 PM »
Can Your First Impression, Chain Letter 3 for the Money or It's Anybody's Guess be revived for low stakes?
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Re: GSN to revive Split Second
« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2022, 04:21:41 PM »
Can Your First Impression, Chain Letter 3 for the Money or It's Anybody's Guess be revived for low stakes?



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Re: GSN to revive Split Second
« Reply #5 on: December 08, 2022, 11:45:19 AM »
Can Your First Impression, Chain Letter 3 for the Money or It's Anybody's Guess be revived for low stakes?

Of the four, I could see 3 For The Money working best on GSN; a solid trivia game that I feel didn't get a fair shake in '75. If you want to keep the same-players-all-week angle, swap the car out for a trip and you're good to go.

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Re: GSN to revive Split Second
« Reply #6 on: December 08, 2022, 01:45:01 PM »
Split Second seems a good fit for GSN. It's a 3-player game where values are doubled in round 2, the 3rd round is more or less on the clock, and it has room for a bonus round. All that's needed is to eliminate a player in round 2 and they're all set.
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Re: GSN to revive Split Second
« Reply #7 on: December 09, 2022, 06:29:18 PM »
Can Your First Impression, Chain Letter 3 for the Money or It's Anybody's Guess be revived for low stakes?

Of the four, I could see 3 For The Money working best on GSN; a solid trivia game that I feel didn't get a fair shake in '75. If you want to keep the same-players-all-week angle, swap the car out for a trip and you're good to go.

3 For The Money would need a complete rules revamp, especially in the final 2-minute round when the clock stops every time the lead changes hands.
Maybe if there were three rounds - the first two are played like the first round on the original (one player at a time on one team against 1, 2, or 3 players on the other), but each team is "in control" for a round, and the third round is more or less a straightforward 3-on-3 buzz-in round.

Or, make the first two rounds more like what they did on Genius Junior; two minutes - one player is asked a question; if correct, the next player on the team is asked the next question, but if incorrect, the next player has to try to answer the same question, and a question isn't changed until either answered correctly or all three players on the team miss.

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Re: GSN to revive Split Second
« Reply #8 on: December 10, 2022, 02:46:53 PM »
Your First Impression depended on celebrities. Could GSN's numbers pull any weighty celebs to stop by? According to Monty's book, the show just barely squeaked by every renewal period for two and a half years until finally letting it drop. None of the other shows reached 26 weeks. I liked Chain Letter, but you'd need player categories that have a very wide list of subjects. Unlike most category games, Chain Letter called for contestants to come up with an answer where the first letter of the new answer has to be the same as the LAST letter of the previous answer (category: vegetables. Potato-Okra-Asparagus-Snow peas-Spinach - etc, etc). Makes one wonder how long it could go before repeating categories. My four cents, anyway... (due to inflationary trends)

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Re: GSN to revive Split Second
« Reply #9 on: February 27, 2023, 11:20:59 AM »
And now we have a host: John Michael Higgins from America Says. I like this choice.
https://www.buzzerblog.com/2023/02/27/gsn-announces-revival-of-classic-game-show-split-second/

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Re: GSN to revive Split Second
« Reply #10 on: February 27, 2023, 02:57:51 PM »
As long as John stops reading when the first person buzzes in, I'm there.
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Re: GSN to revive Split Second
« Reply #11 on: February 27, 2023, 03:11:21 PM »
JMH has really grown on me. I like that hes no longer the Mr. Game Show caricature from the first couple seasons, and has really grown into the role. I could see this workingthe 4-8-6 Countdown Round intrigues me.
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Re: GSN to revive Split Second
« Reply #12 on: February 27, 2023, 03:40:38 PM »
I'm glad they thought of a different bonus round than a variant of "pick the right box."
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Re: GSN to revive Split Second
« Reply #13 on: February 27, 2023, 05:35:55 PM »
I'm glad they thought of a different bonus round than a variant of "pick the right box."

.....and especially nice that it somewhat resembles the maingame.

Wouldn't mind seeing how this turns out.....sadly, the cord's been cut in this house.

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Re: GSN to revive Split Second
« Reply #14 on: February 27, 2023, 07:02:30 PM »
Wouldn't mind seeing how this turns out.....sadly, the cord's been cut in this house.
YoutubeTV is a decent alternative, although Im sure GSN will post a preview episode at some point in April.
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