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The Big Board / Re: Pat Sajak found something to do during retirement....
« Last post by Nick on July 10, 2024, 02:44:00 PM »
If I have it right, primetime Celebrity Jeopardy is being held until midseason, with no clear word on who is hosting.

Well, if the newest videos on their YouTube channel are any indication, only Ken appears now in the "click to subscribe" tag at the end...

I see this more as a transitory thing. Pat will barely be out of the role (due to reruns) starting this fall, and I don't think ABC wants to mess with something that is currently working good enough from a ratings perspective. Once Ryan gets his footing in the syndicated show, I could see him taking over the Celebrity version as well.

If it was somebody other than Ryan Seacrest taking over the MC role, not messing with a working formula is something I could see; but it's Ryan Seacrest.  What can't he host, and who wouldn't watch him?

/Pat Sajak 1989: "I'm leaving the network show but not the syndicated show."
//Pat Sajak 2024: "I'm leaving the syndicated show but not the network show."
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The Big Board / Re: New at WOF's online shop
« Last post by Joe Mello on July 10, 2024, 02:42:17 PM »
I think my take is "bless them for trying"?
/Is A GROUP OF WELL-WISHERS public domain?
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The Big Board / Re: Pat Sajak found something to do during retirement....
« Last post by Hastin on July 10, 2024, 02:11:13 PM »
I see this more as a transitory thing. Pat will barely be out of the role (due to reruns) starting this fall, and I don't think ABC wants to mess with something that is currently working good enough from a ratings perspective. Once Ryan gets his footing in the syndicated show, I could see him taking over the Celebrity version as well.
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The Big Board / Re: Pat Sajak found something to do during retirement....
« Last post by DoItRockapella on July 10, 2024, 01:51:47 PM »
Beat me to posting this. Premieres October 7, and AFAIK will run only on weeks Monday Night Football is not on ABC.

If I have it right, primetime Celebrity Jeopardy is being held until midseason, with no clear word on who is hosting.
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The Big Board / Re: TPiR: Would You Rather…
« Last post by SuperSweeper on July 10, 2024, 11:33:51 AM »
If anyone happens to know, what's the situation over at Let's Make a Deal?  How was their attendance over the past year, and how often did they need to pay seat fillers?

I don't know the situation at Deal, but I do think it is interesting that they never went back to pre-COVID seating: we still have the pods. Maybe that's because the demand for tickets isn't there?

Re-sharing what I wrote in a similar thread a few months ago...

Hollywood's COVID protocols ended in early May 2023, IIRC, and I believe the current season of LMaD started taping around that time or slightly beforehand. It was probably easier for them to choose this current setup (pods, but with more people) as a solution and stick with it for continuity purposes for the entire season.

They were still doing the COVID-era pre-screening for this entire season, as well - only those who went through that process were invited to the studio. No general audience tickets.
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The Big Board / Re: TPiR: Would You Rather…
« Last post by TimK2003 on July 10, 2024, 10:06:27 AM »
Meanwhile, the eligibility requirements for Let's Make a Deal say that contestants can return after just three years. Granted, the majority of Let's Make a Deal contestants can only win one mid-tier prize, but when I see a contestant introduce themselves with "I was here three years ago," that feels wrong somehow.

The biggest part of this that seems wrong to me is that, if the show is being so generous to welcome back repeat contestants so soon, then their audience (and portion of that audience that will actually make the trek out to LA to see the show in person) is simply not big enough.  I understand that Let's Make a Deal is so far past its prime that you'll never face a year-long waitlist for tickets the way people did in the '70s, but you want to be attracting enough people coming even once that you don't have to pick repeat contestants.

Same goes for Price.  I know things were a bit slow at the start of the season just ended, but it seems by the end they were filling up each day with no need for paid seat-fillers, though they are working with half the studio audience they used to.  If anyone happens to know, what's the situation over at Let's Make a Deal?  How was their attendance over the past year, and how often did they need to pay seat fillers?
If anyone happens to know, what's the situation over at Let's Make a Deal?  How was their attendance over the past year, and how often did they need to pay seat fillers?

I don't know the situation at Deal, but I do think it is interesting that they never went back to pre-COVID seating: we still have the pods. Maybe that's because the demand for tickets isn't there?

Keep in mind that in the Monty Hall-hosted LMADs of the 60's, 70s and 80s, the bulk of the audience came to the show to SEE the show and not to be a potential contestant -- hence the lack of costumed contestants above the trading floor.  Occasionally, you would see a overflow of costumed contestants who were not picked for the trading floor and would sit up close in the "upper level" seating. 

Taking the non-costumed audience equation out of the show, you don't have as many seat fillers as you did in Monty's era.

BTW, in the Monty years, what were the eligibility rules if you made it to the trading floor seating and either A) didn't participate in a main game deal or B) if you got to play a quickie deal at the show's end?  Were you able to return as a potential contestant on future episodes until picked?
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The Big Board / Re: Recycled Game-Show Sets
« Last post by steveleb on July 09, 2024, 05:04:48 PM »
Tim, that was exactly when and where that repurposing of the TNG set was pointed out to me.  I sat through several tape days of that effort.  Forgive me if the years eroded my attention to detail...
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The Big Board / Re: TPiR: Would You Rather…
« Last post by Mr. Brown on July 09, 2024, 04:39:42 PM »
If anyone happens to know, what's the situation over at Let's Make a Deal?  How was their attendance over the past year, and how often did they need to pay seat fillers?

I don't know the situation at Deal, but I do think it is interesting that they never went back to pre-COVID seating: we still have the pods. Maybe that's because the demand for tickets isn't there?
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