Sunday, December 13, 2015

Those freakin' schedules

Not sure exactly why, but GSN's advance schedules get a lot of attention around the game show Interwebs.

Maybe people haven't noticed, but the schedules really aren't that important. GSN is always changing things at the last minute, so the advance schedules are tentative at best. That's why I have the big bold black disclaimer above the schedules in the sidebar.

My not so sneaking suspicion is that the traditionalist-leaning Interwebs are eager to seize on the schedules to prove that GSN is abandoning old stuff. The few hours when GSN runs ancient shows get a vastly disproportionate amount of attention from the schedule-watchers around the web. A case in point comes from Game Show Paradise, where a fan of the old shows saw imminent disaster...

Looks like December 14 is do or die for black-and-white overnight. If the next PDF comes out and no black-and-white shows prevail, then it will be safe to declare that black-and-white shows on GSN are officially done, possibly due to Buzzr, and that may be an indicator of disappointing things to come for die-hard fans of pre-1990s programming on GSN in 2016.

Well, the December 14-20 schedule came out and What's My Line and I've Got a Secret were there as usual for the holidays. The end of western civilization has been pushed back for a few weeks.

As for when I post the schedules, for the last time to complainers, I post 'em as soon as I get 'em. If that's not fast enough for you, too bad.

UPDATE: While GSN hasn't released the full schedule for December 21-27, much to the annoyance of some, they did post on Facebook the What's My Line and I've Got a Secret eps for the week. So I've given a link in the sidebar and a screenshot here. After all, most of the interest in the schedules seems to center on the old shows.

13 comments:

  1. I guess Buzzr is here to stay because of the B&W Coffee Break. With a possible channel name change to GSN next year, it'll be a matter of time to say goodbye to the classics as we know it.

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    1. But the fate of BUZZR may be if it can make a profit in 2016 and add more game show episodes and stop its 8-16 week rotation of game show RERUN ABUSE to the rotation or else less doubtful go out of business.

      Not even there's anything new to the December 14-25 BETTY WHITE CHRISTMAS event as it shows Betty White celebrity guest episodes that BUZZR has aired before as its RERUN ABUSE continues!

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    3. Fremantle won't let Buzzr go out of business. MeTV started it and still does. Get it out of your mind.

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    4. But you'll never know - You may be wrong and I may be right about BUZZR's demise. We'll see...

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    5. This from the person who hides his eyes at Pop-Tart boxes. Please just stop posting, everyone laughs at you.

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    6. Thanks to you, 8c, I will never post on Casey's blog ever again!

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    7. Yeah, right! You said the same thing on GSF but posted again anyway. That said, I hope you keep your word, because no one cares what you have to say anyway

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  2. Chris Lemon commands you to post the Christmas week schedule NOW . LOL

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  3. It Has Been Confirmed By GSN Network Sale Of The Century is back on Starting December 21 2015 Replacing Card Sharks Jim Perry

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  4. It Has Also been confirmed by GSN Network this year's Christmas Marathon Sale Of The Century From 8:00 A.M. till 4:00 P.M. it is not yet know what episodes GSN Network has Acquired by the New Lease

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    1. The GSN online schedule is now available for December 21. Sale of the Century, of course, is nowhere to be found. But neither is Match Game. See my entry for December 15.

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