Monday, April 25, 2016
The biggest news is that the diginet - often slammed for repeating the same game show episodes ad nauseam and ad other places - will dust off 50 "new" eps of Card Sharks over the next few weeks. Bob Eubanks will also do a twitter q-and-a session with fans of the game show oldies subchannel.
I might as well confess that Card Sharks, in whatever version, has always bored me. Acey-deucey seems like the dumbest card game this side of Go Fish. The game doesn't get any more appealing when it's tricked out with TV trappings and lots of prize money.
But who cares about my opinion? Card Sharks survived through several versions and a lot of seasons, so somebody out there liked it. And with the recent spate of game show revivals, it's not wildly out of the question that we'll again see the big cards getting dealt somewhere sometime.
For those who prefer the original Jim Perry version, fear not. GSN is still running it five times a week.