Sunday, December 13, 2015
Those freakin' schedules
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.