Friday, November 4, 2016
That's a highfalutin' T.S. Eliot reference, which is pretty much out of place on this blog. But another game show blog has come and gone, apparently. Game Show Network News, run by Scott Rahner for a number of years, has vanished along with the associated Twitter feed.
I guess Scott just got tired of writing a blog about a mid-level (at best) cable network. He had developed a decent-sized audience and a number of regular commenters, including me. But the subject matter was always pretty narrow, unlike the blog you're reading right now. I can cover anything in game shows I want to cover, while Scott was more or less confined to GSN.
He got in trouble early in the blog's existence, when he invented a fictional co-author. Game show pundit Chad Mosher called him on it and never let him forget about it. Scott also had the irritating habit of pretending to inside information when he was just offering speculation. This landed him in trouble with the Soska twins, when he predicted they would be dropped from the second season of Hellevator.
Considering the godawful ratings Hellevator got in that second season, maybe the Soskas now wish Scott's prediction had come true. Anyway, hail and farewell to Game Show Network News.
In a somewhat related item, it looks like I'm no longer getting the advance GSN schedules. I must have mouthed off about the network too much lately. Scott had mentioned something about this in his blog's final days.