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Winkfan

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Biggest game show story of 2004?
« Reply #15 on: December 15, 2004, 03:49:43 PM »
My choices are as follows:

GOOD
Jeopardy becomes "The Adventures of Ken Jennings."
Bob Eubanks puts his life story in print.
Reege records a new album.
The 'network formerly known as Game Show Network' brings back Beat the Clock, The Name's the Same, Match Game '90, and the Jim Perry version of Card Sharks
Dating/relationship shows continue their 'slow-death.'

BAD:
Passings of Art James and Gene Wood
Goodbye Game Show Network, Hello GSN--the 'network for games.' (also, their 'policy' of 'credit crunches up to the end of the show.')
Undeserved cancellation: Pyramid 2004

BORING:
The 'network formerly known as Game Show Network' keeps What's My Line on their line-up instead of retiring it.

Cordially,
Tammy Warner--the 'Cyndy Reynold of the Big Board!'
CBS -- Carey & Brady's Strongbox!

uncamark

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Biggest game show story of 2004?
« Reply #16 on: December 15, 2004, 04:28:17 PM »
[quote name=\'CaseyAbell\' date=\'Dec 15 2004, 09:36 AM\']The much-maligned casino game shows may herald a return of more traditional-looking shows, though I wouldn't try to convince the Prof of this. Someday it might dawn on a TV exec that, gee, these shows have people playing a game! Why not try some other games?
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If AMC gets any kind of pop on "Celebrity Charades," we might have more of an indication that there could be an upside for games, even if it's nothing more than reviving "Win, Lose or Draw" as an all-celeb series, like they did in the UK earlier this year.

Everything is cyclical--and game shows will be back sooner or later.  It's just the later part that hurts sometimes.

goongas

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Biggest game show story of 2004?
« Reply #17 on: December 15, 2004, 07:23:21 PM »
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Everything is cyclical--and game shows will be back sooner or later. It's just the later part that hurts sometimes.

They probably said that about Westerns too.

Robert Hutchinson

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Biggest game show story of 2004?
« Reply #18 on: December 15, 2004, 10:26:07 PM »
[quote name=\'goongas\' date=\'Dec 15 2004, 07:23 PM\']
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Everything is cyclical--and game shows will be back sooner or later. It's just the later part that hurts sometimes.

They probably said that about Westerns too.
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Longer cycle.
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starcade

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Biggest game show story of 2004?
« Reply #19 on: December 16, 2004, 09:14:42 PM »
[quote name=\'inturnaround\' date=\'Dec 14 2004, 10:31 PM\'][quote name=\'zachhoran\' date=\'Dec 14 2004, 09:40 PM\']The question should actually be: What do people think is the second biggest game show story of 2004?
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I'd say it would either be the GSN rebranding (which led to a lot of pulse-quickening and teeth-gritting around here, even though the worst predictions about the channel have not come to pass) or the return of Regis and "Super Millionaire".

Anyone else have any other candidates?
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I think, more, the death of the Millionaire franchise on ABC...  Especially with the resurgence of "The T&A Show", errrr..., "Desperate Housewives", Millionaire probably won't come back.

At least Regis got one more extra gig to end the year.

But there really wasn't that much else to report -- the death of "Pyramid", a couple of game show deaths, but, unless you want to branch off into the reality muckety-ruck, there really isn't that much there.

gameshowguy2000

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« Reply #20 on: December 18, 2004, 01:25:55 AM »
I don't know if this will count as one of the candidates, but how about the (if I can call it that) "Axing" of Supermarket Sweep, since it didn't leave the PAX line-up until March or April of this year?
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Steve Gavazzi

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Biggest game show story of 2004?
« Reply #21 on: December 18, 2004, 01:44:14 AM »
[quote name=\'Craig Karlberg\' date=\'Dec 15 2004, 04:31 AM\']If I had an honorable mention. it's Jeff Thisled's wedding proposal to Rachel Probolic on TPIR.
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I wonder if Jeff Thisted and Rebecca Pribonic will be at their wedding.

Jimmy Owen

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« Reply #22 on: December 18, 2004, 06:04:32 AM »
I hope Rebecca decides to use Rebecca Pribonic-Thisted as her professional name.
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chris319

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« Reply #23 on: December 18, 2004, 06:11:06 AM »
There's Philip W. Rossi getting s***canned after 300 years of producing TPIR (other people work on game shows besides emcees ya know :-)

And somehow, audiences tolerated another year of Richard Smarm -- er, Karn -- emceeing Family Feud (more of a freak occurrence than a news item).

SplitSecond

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« Reply #24 on: December 18, 2004, 02:57:50 PM »
[quote name=\'chris319\' date=\'Dec 18 2004, 04:11 AM\'](more of a freak occurrence than a news item).
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Am I right that you're the first and only person at your workplace to ever distinguish the two? ;)
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