Monday, May 29, 2017

Bottle of whine

On Game Show Paradise there's something called "GSN Schedule updates thread." As you would expect from the game show Interwebs, a more honest title would be: "Whines about GSN running shows with less than 30 years of dust on them."

This was the thread that went bonkers when some clever fellow thought Toddlers and Tiaras was coming to GSN. (He had somehow misread an ad for Emogenius.)

The deep thinkers on the thread refused to be embarrassed when their cries and whimpers were revealed to be laughably baseless. Instead, they groused that GSN didn't deny the idiotic rumor. As if anybody in the real game show business pays much heed to boards like Game Show Paradise.

A typical comment on the thread: "Honestly, GSN is a train wreck anymore." They might as well just leave it at that and forget about further remarks. But they keep finding variations on the theme. Right now they're grousing about how David Goldhill's departure means that GSN won't ever run any oldies any more.

Just to break a bit of news to these folks, GSN's oldies are simply cheap filler for some low-rated hours. Meanwhile, GSN has actually doubled down on traditional game shows, as their upfront presentation, recent acquisitions, and current wall-to-wall traditional schedule make clear. But don't expect Game Show Paradise to notice what's really happening at GSN. They probably think that Goldhill's successor will bring Toddlers and Tiaras to the network, first thing.

27 comments:

  1. Never stop what you're doing, Casey. :)

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  2. It may sound like complaining but they've got a point. GSN joins the trend of all other cable networks by double running shows. There are only three pre-1990 shows on the schedule. Three. The rest of the schedule is predominantly Harvey Feud.

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  3. You're right that Game Show Paradise wants the entire GSN schedule to be pre-1990. That would give the network a tiny audience with a median viewer age of 149 (slight exaggeration.)

    As for the endlessly heard complaint about Harvey Feud, today GSN is also running Match Game, Card Sharks, Pyramid, Wheel of Fortune, Chain Reaction, The Chase, Idiotest, Cash Cab, Baggage and Newlywed Game. You've got a lot of other choices if you can't stand Steve. (GSP certainly hates the guy.)

    As for double runs, today Buzzr has two quadruple runs of Match Game and Dawson/Combs Family Feud each. GSP doesn't mind because those shows are old. In fact, Buzzr's obsessive overuse of Match Game and pre-1990 Family Feud makes GSN's use of Harvey Feud look almost sparing. Today Buzzr is using the shows for eight hours, a common occurrence on the diginet.

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  4. Oops, the Buzzr situation is even worse than I said. Tomorrow (May 30) Buzzr has three quadruple runs of Match Game and Dawson/Combs Family Feud each. That's twelve hours of the shows. It's the same for Wednesday May 31, Thursday June 1, and Friday June 2.

    Somehow GSP doesn't mind this at all, compared to the endless whines about GSN's overuse of Harvey Feud.

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    1. Wait, so GSP doesn't mind the tons of Dawson and Combs episodes on Buzzr, but instead complain about Harvey on GSN? I bet that's because those two men were the good old days of Feud if you ask them. God I fear the board the one day Buzzr decides to add people like Anderson, Karn, O Hurley, or even Harvey to the lineup.

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  5. And a more honest title for this blog would be "Complaints About Other Game Show Fans".

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  6. Oh, don't worry. They do plenty of complaining about me. I put a sip of the whine into the sidebar. We're all one big happy complaining family. A family feud, you might say.

    Anyway, I understand why GSN and Buzzr overuse certain shows. Those shows bring in the most money from advertisers. But it's funny how the game show Interwebs constantly whimper and moan about GSN while they give Buzzr a pass on the issue.

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  7. M.O. of Casey Abell:

    1)Find post featuring someone complaining about (insert something pre-1990 or just the phrase itself).
    2)Label entire forum as complainers.
    3)Write a post about it.
    4)Rinse and repeat whenever he feels like it.

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  8. Sorry to tell you this, but it's not real hard to find posts complaining about GSN on Game Show Paradise. In fact, it's hard to avoid them.

    On the other hand, they always treat Buzzr with gentle respect. So there's that.

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    1. How the hell does anyone respect Bummr when they regurgitate such small sample sizes of the programs they air. If anything, the hard core oldies fans should be fuming that Bummr is so poorly executed. The fact they've been recycing the same few weeks of Double Dare on Sunday nights for nearly two years should be enough to incite a riot.

      People are strange. (I should set that to music. It sounds melodic.)

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  9. And you're complaining about complaints found on Game Show Paradise.

    It's quite humorous.

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  10. Game Show Paradise and its mods are not known for their sense of humor. But the unintentional hilarity over Toddlers and Tiaras was a lot more than "quite humorous."

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  11. Well, I was barely there for that party, meaning I barely posted, if at all, which I don't recall if I did. I was more of a lurker during that fiasco, but I was moderating the discussion, as were the others.

    I will agree with you, that was more than humorous.

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  12. Did anyone ever tell you that you're a bully, Casey. You like to bully people into like post-1990's shows. You like to bully people into stop complaining about the GSN schedule. And, you like to bully people into embracing Steve Harvey. Also, GSN should have been upfront from the get go, because, I, too, thought they were acquiring "Toddlers and Tiaras".

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    1. If I'm a bully for laughing about the Toddlers and Tiaras hilarity, so be it. As for keeping people from complaining about GSN, you gotta be kidding. Boards like Game Show Paradise will be complaining forever.

      As for post-1990 shows, I realize that you will never like any of them for silly ideological reasons. But a lot of those shows are really good, and I don't mind saying it. If that's bullying, again, so be it.

      And by the way, your attempt to bully me for my views won't work, pal.

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    3. Do we know for sure that Shop til You Drop is returning?

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    4. It is not known whether Shop Till You Drop is returning.

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  13. And what gets me is how Steve Harvey had the audacity to say FF is "fun for the whole family" in one of his promos, when it is all nothing but penis that and penis that.

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  14. A lot of people have asked me to toss you off the board, Zach. You're pushing it with this comment, and you know it. I'll let the comment pass because of the asterisk. But don't try this thinly veiled profanity again.

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  15. Trolling gets my goat a lot, and I don't usually say the F word(or the P word)

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  16. I never ever seen a host more overexposed as Steve Harvey. Enough Steve Harvey and his mugging.

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  17. I guess I'm not hip enough to appreciate Steve's humor. I don't find the guy to be very entertaining. But I'm in the minority, evidently. I do think it's funny that he's a hugely successful entertainer at this point in his life, and he basically turned his back on his family to chase the dream. Convenient that his daughters are so understanding, now that dad is worth millions. Funny how that works.

    Nothing funnier than a lousy father!

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