A Thank You Column
Since you fine readers checked out InSites more than
any other column on GSNN last week (wow!), I had to make
sure to get a fresh* column on the street this week.
Last week, as I wrote, the verdict was still very much
out on NBCs Deal or No Deal. I think the jurys back
and its a hit. Some diehard gameshow-ers are scratching
their heads over how a simple game of statistics could
be so popular. But thats exactly why its popular. Its
and while it may not have a
play-along factor, it has a root-along factor.
You might have asked why NBC is not rushing additional
episodes out as quickly as humanly possible. The short
answer is the same as for most series the Olympic
games. New episodes will be out as soon as the athletes
are back from Torino. You can count on that.
DoND was certainly a high note to end 2005 on gameshow-wise.
Unfortunately a lot of the other happenings of 2005
werent so great. The Apprentice may have jumped the
shark, though Ill give it until the Southern California
season if it lasts that long to redeem itself. The
Amazing Race also took a hit with its Americas-based
Family Edition. Look for it to rebound though.
On the upside: Lingo will be back in 2006
network GSN is reportedly looking toward more
traditional games to boost its drooping
Survivors locked in through spring of 07 with
some promised new twists
The Biggest Loser will be
and in just a couple weeks, quite possibly the four
biggest nights of television in recent memory: FOX will
devote two hours to its series 24 for two consecutive
then give two hours to American Idol for the
next two consecutive nights. If viewers come back to
both series after the eight month layoff, then FOX
stands a chance of winning the week in the ratings.
Watch the Olympics weeks too: CBS and NBC are holding
shows until after the Games are over (NBC by force; CBS
but FOXs lineup, including Idol and
Skating with Celebrities, will forge on regardless,
through the Games. Will the Games hurt Idol in the
ratings, or will Idol hurt the Games?
One things for sure: its all going to be great fun to
watch. For the sixth year, Game Show NewsNet will be
there to bring it all to you. See you next year.
be sure to click back here next Tuesday
in next year
for a new column.)
Jason Elliott better not get a swelled head...
because he knows how Gordon feels about losing to ANYONE. E-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org
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