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JacksonBrowne1980

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« on: April 14, 2004, 01:01:22 PM »
i can remember the USA game block; it was cool, does anyone remember the date USA started the afternoon game block?
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« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2004, 02:22:02 PM »
I believe the USA Net. Game Show Block was started in 1986 and ran all the way to September 1995. USA's trademark show was, of course, PYL. ("MG" has become GSN's equivillant)

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« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2004, 02:23:49 PM »
No, the ETOVGS says 1984

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« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2004, 03:17:56 PM »
Oct 84 for MML and GS.  TJW and "Bullseye" added April 1, 1985 and it built from there.
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« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2004, 03:23:40 PM »
[quote name=\'Jimmy Owen\' date=\'Apr 14 2004, 03:17 PM\'] Oct 84 for MML and GS.  TJW and "Bullseye" added April 1, 1985 and it built from there. [/quote]
 mml and gs? I must be out of the circle here, what 2 shows were those.


And I guess it's a safe bet that USA's block eventually became the idea for GSN, correct?

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« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2004, 03:30:37 PM »
[quote name=\'Jimmy Owen\' date=\'Apr 14 2004, 02:17 PM\'] Oct 84 for MML and GS.  TJW and "Bullseye" added April 1, 1985 and it built from there. [/quote]
I didn't have cable at the time (blast!), but didn't they replay GONG and MML (standing for MAKE ME LAUGH, passwordplus) in the 11PM ET hour?  Or were those entirely different episodes (I saw a few of them visiting friends before I was finally able to get cable myself)?

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« Reply #6 on: April 14, 2004, 03:42:15 PM »
[quote name=\'passwordplus\' date=\'Apr 14 2004, 02:23 PM\'] [quote name=\'Jimmy Owen\' date=\'Apr 14 2004, 03:17 PM\'] Oct 84 for MML and GS.  TJW and "Bullseye" added April 1, 1985 and it built from there. [/quote]
mml and gs? I must be out of the circle here, what 2 shows were those.


And I guess it's a safe bet that USA's block eventually became the idea for GSN, correct? [/quote]
 Make Me Laugh and Gong Show, respectively.

As for USA being the inspiration, I'd actually say no, since CBN (now ABC Family, formerly FOX Fam, formerly Family Channel) was doing reruns since c. 1981 or 82.

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« Reply #7 on: April 14, 2004, 04:04:04 PM »
[quote name=\'fostergray82\' date=\'Apr 14 2004, 02:42 PM\'] [quote name=\'passwordplus\' date=\'Apr 14 2004, 02:23 PM\'] [quote name=\'Jimmy Owen\' date=\'Apr 14 2004, 03:17 PM\'] Oct 84 for MML and GS. TJW and "Bullseye" added April 1, 1985 and it built from there. [/quote]
mml and gs? I must be out of the circle here, what 2 shows were those.


And I guess it's a safe bet that USA's block eventually became the idea for GSN, correct? [/quote]
Make Me Laugh and Gong Show, respectively.

As for USA being the inspiration, I'd actually say no, since CBN (now ABC Family, formerly FOX Fam, formerly Family Channel) was doing reruns since c. 1981 or 82.

Wait a minute, 4 actual answers, and one of them wasn't Zach? Did Hell freeze? :-) [/quote]
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« Reply #8 on: April 14, 2004, 04:13:29 PM »
Yeah, CBN had the first big game show block.  I believe it ran from about 3-630 (Blockbusters was the last show in that particular block at one point.)  USA's block invariably ran from 12 or 1 to 5 (before the old Dance Party USA with some girl named Kelly Ripa.)

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« Reply #9 on: April 14, 2004, 04:22:46 PM »
don't forget TJW and TJW90 and ASB, they were part of the game block as well.
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« Reply #10 on: April 14, 2004, 04:25:22 PM »
[quote name=\'JacksonBrowne1980\' date=\'Apr 14 2004, 04:22 PM\'] don't forget TJW and TJW90 and ASB, they were part of the game block as well. [/quote]
 TJW was mentioned already.

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« Reply #11 on: April 14, 2004, 05:09:27 PM »
don't forget about hot potato; it was on the game block too as well as $otc, scrabble, & chain reaction
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« Reply #12 on: April 14, 2004, 05:10:31 PM »
[quote name=\'JacksonBrowne1980\' date=\'Apr 14 2004, 02:09 PM\'] don't forget about hot potato; it was on the game block too as well as $otc, scrabble, & chain reaction [/quote]
 Yeah, there were a lot of shows that came and left that block, and we're not going to list every single damn one of them.

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« Reply #13 on: April 14, 2004, 11:13:59 PM »
Is it true that 1986 version of Chain Reaction was a "USA original" and not a syndicated game show?

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« Reply #14 on: April 14, 2004, 11:17:29 PM »
[quote name=\'bulldog_06\' date=\'Apr 14 2004, 10:13 PM\'] Is it true that 1986 version of Chain Reaction was a "USA original" and not a syndicated game show? [/quote]
 Yes it was a USA original, as was Jackpot, Bumper Stumpers, and Love Me Love Me Not, all those shows were taped in Canada and aired in the US via the USA network.