Tuesday, July 12, 2016
A mind is a terrible thing to waste
The nice lady at the network sends me the advance schedules and I post them in the sidebar and that's pretty much it. If you want close analysis of the schedule changes, there's always Game Show Network News. Scott Rahner does a fine job of tracking all the shifts and switches.
But I couldn't help noticing one small change in the new schedules I got from GSN yesterday. A couple Mind of a Man reruns slip into the schedule at 2:00 AM on Friday night (actually, Saturday morning).
If you don't remember this short-lived DeRay Davis effort, don't feel too bad. The show came and went in the twinkling of a man's eye back in 2014. Even YouTube, which remembers everything, only offers a few short clips. I used one of the video clips for the screenshot.
Mind of a Man was trivial and goofy, which aren't necessarily bad qualities for a game show. GSN promoted it pretty heavily but the ratings cratered in a hurry and the show vanished. I have no clue why the network is bringing it back for a few insomniacs and/or drunks in the wee hours. But if this thing can return - though only in reruns - maybe there's hope for a comeback of The Chase and Catherwood Chain Reaction.