Seems The Last Column I
Did, I Said The Same Thing...
- April 18
I should be back in the normal swing of things now,
after two more weeks on the road. This has been an
awesome getaway for me and I think I am rejuvenated and
refocused for the upcoming summer
exactly what I
should be regular again starting this week.
will update my Idol scorecard for the weeks I missed and
for this week
be sure to check it out (updated sometime
Tuesday evening): http://www.gameshownewsnet.com/insites/idolscorecard/finals.html.
Game Show Resurgence
last column, I said we were close to being able to say
we are in another surge of game shows. Now, I think we
can say that with little doubt.
that game show kings (no pun intended) King World and
Sony are announcing a new hour-long syndicated game show
block for Fall 2007, the revival of the game show to be
used in all mediums (online, syndicated, cable, and
network) is in full force. KW & Sony, as most everyone
reading this column knows, have the #1 and #3 shows in
all of syndication, and will be sending those shows
(Wheel and Jeopardy!) to HDTV later this year.
this announcement, you can almost guarantee that Endemol
will bring out its syndicated Deal or No Deal in Fall
2007 (it was once rumored for 2008 instead). Mark my
and feel free to email me if Im wrong
believe when syndicators roll out the Fall 2007 programs
early next year
there will be at least five game
shows in the mix. Maybe more.
only that, but NBC is apparently listening to production
company Endemol when it comes to using Deal or No Deal
in primetime. According to published reports, Endemol
wants the show used no more than twice a week, except in
special circumstances. NBC has already announced they
will rest the show over the summer (but something tells
me reruns may play on CNBC, which has benefited greatly
by the shows rerun ratings).
tend to believe that Game Show Marathon may well end
up spawning a revival of one or more of the series that
are used on that program. GSN could make a big splash
also by running classic episodes of the series used on
Marathon the same night as theyre used on the new
What do you think? Email me at
and tell me your opinions. Ill publish some (if any)
of the responses I get next week.
Game Show Alphabet
up to the letter L in the Game Show Alphabet. And
this week, I decided to talk about Hurley, Sawyer, and
Desmond. Yep, its Lost.
taps Jason on the shoulder and whispers something in his
the one that aired in 2001 and featured contestants
dropped off in the desert of an unknown country, with
virtually no resources, and expected to find their way
back to the USA.
series was one of the lowest-rated in television history
and the second flight of the series never completely
aired on NBC as a result.
Jason Elliott will never fly Oceanic Air for as long
as he lives. E-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org