Thursday, January 31, 2013
A second minute
Well, sometimes they do. Like when they say that game show contestants have big personalities. I've seen a few small personalities in our little genre now and then. But this casting call is for real. Minute To Win It is returning...to GSN. And why not? The NBC reruns have performed pretty well for the network, after all.
BuzzerBlog confirms the casting call, and I had heard rumblings about the possibility, too. It's doubtful that Guy Fieri will return as host. He's probably a bit on the expensive side for our frugal game show network.
Remakes on GSN have enjoyed spotty success at best. The network's Newlywed Game has endured through 88 seasons by now (slight exaggeration) but the 1 vs. 100 and Pyramid remakes went nowhere fast. And GSN may have touched its lowest point ever with the remake that shall not be named, of a certain Chuck Barris project with a gong.
It's hard to see how they could screw up Minute To Win It, as long as the stunts stay goofy enough. BuzzerBlog says the order is for 40 hour-long episodes. I always liked stupid human tricks, so good luck.