Friday, August 30, 2013
Giving it a rest
The show has certainly served the network well. It was still getting decent numbers on weekday afternoons and Sunday nights. I don't know if GSN's lease ran out or if the network just decided that you can only abuse a limited run so much. But the show is gone after September 15.
I like the quizzer because the kids are cute and Jeff Foxworthy is a thoroughly pleasant host. The pace is lackadaisical, but what else would you expect from a Millionaire descendant? The questions are reasonably challenging, and the show builds decent suspense. GSN has never run the 5th Grader syndie, which could be a nice addition to the schedule one of these days.
The network desperately needs even more Family Feud - sarcasm alert - so O'Hurley's version takes over 5th Grader's weekday afternoon slot. I loves me my Feud, but even for me there's a limit.