Monday, March 7, 2016

Fogg rolls back in

TMZ reports that Kirk Fogg is talking to Nick about a cameo role in the upcoming TV movie based on Legends of the Hidden Temple. Which again makes me ask, why bother with some scripted nonsense? If you get Kirk back, just have him host a new season of game show episodes. Legends wasn't a movie or a scripted half-hour. It was a real contest. Why not stage a few more real contests?

TMZ echoes earlier reports by saying that Olmec will also return, probably with new and improved animatronic technology. (The old rock was always a little stiff, so to speak.) Even the names of the teams - green monkeys, red jaguars, etc. - may also feature in the new TV flick.

So if you've got all these elements of the best kid game show ever, why not just restart the best kid game show ever? Nick's upcoming scripted movie sounds like a kid version of Quiz Show, something about a game show instead of just being a game show. Yeah, the old Twenty One was rigged, but you get the idea.

Maybe if the movie does good enough business, we might get some actual game show eps. Political correctness would probably require less scary Temple Guards, but that would be a small price to pay.

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  1. They should've just made new episodes--I don't see this movie doing well, especially with the way Nick is being run these days.

    And that article about Nick wanting more shows with real kids--that is not going to do well. I can't see Cam's show or Crashletes doing well... kids want decent writing and character development, not reality garbage..

    Oh, and Paradise Run has been yanked from Nick's sked after 3/21.

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    1. Paradise Run completed its, er, run. The numbers were just fine, 1.4-1.5 million viewers with 0.20-0.30 18-49 ratings. Nick would take that for every show.

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