Friday, November 4, 2016

Bye-bye blog

In the room the blogs come and go, talking of Michelangelo.

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.

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  1. Is there another place where I can find the advance GSN schedules?

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    1. Maybe Casey could give it to Buzzerblog?

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  2. I'd say you will receive the PDF schedules, it'e just going to take time. Keep in mind that the October 31 schedule never got released until the week before.

    It's sad that Game Show Network News is shut down. This proves the Scott was doing something wrong.

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  3. It will suck if there are no more PDF schedules. It will get to the point that the only way we'LL find out if the latter three months of Press Your Luck will ever see the light of day will be to tune in daily.

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  5. Like I said before, Casey, if you really did stop receiving the advance schedules, you wouldn't have gotten two new ones last week. That was the same time GSNN stopped getting them.

    And if you get two new ones in one week, the next one won't arrive until two weeks later.

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  6. Good riddance. He was the laughingstock of the game show community, and most of the hits on his page were of him simply hitting F5.

    He sure went to a lot of trouble to make fake names to make it look like he had lots of "visitors" when they were all him anyway.

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  7. Do you suppose that GSN might not be sending you the advance schedules anymore because Scott lost the right to receive them, and he accessed them from your blog and posted yet when he wasn't supposed to?

    I did notice that for the afternoon of November 21, the Zap2It schedule is mostly blank for cable networks, but GSN does have information posted. This could imply that they got the PDF schefules, and if so, if you don't get them today, you're not getting them anymore.

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    1. I meant "posted them", not "posted yet."

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    2. If I get 'em, I get 'em. If I don't, I don't. Pretty simple.

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