Saturday, August 12, 2017

I once was lost but now am found

Haven't written much lately about Buzzr, our other little game show network.

The diginet has posted a blurb for "Lost and Found" next month. Wondering where those obscure game shows went? You can claim them in our 'lost and found' starting in September! Only on Buzzr. The news has brought a bunch of predictable comments about Buzzr offering "new" episodes of various oldies. Buzzr has always drawn some flak about its overdose on a relatively few eps of Match Game and Family Feud.

One comment even commits the ultimate game show Interweb heresy of comparing GSN favorably to Buzzr (gasp!) There's more MG episodes GSN has in its lease than Buzzr's! On the mostly traditionalist Interwebs, where GSN is often the Antichrist for running shows with less than 30 years of dust on them, these are fightin' words.

A lot of commenters want non-Fremantle shows on Buzzr, which probably isn't going to happen any time soon. But if the diginet ever starts producing significant revenue, Fremantle might try sprucing up the schedule by leasing a few shows from other libraries. For now most fans would probably settle for some "new" eps of the usual Fremantle oldies.

UPDATE: A commenter says that, for some bizarre reason, Buzzr will run Richard Simmons' Dream Maker in September. This wasn't even a game show. Oh boy, if GSN tried something like this, the game show Interwebs would explode. Even Buzzr might catch some grief.

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  1. They compared GSN favorably over Buzzr? Oh boy get ready for a war on that board. I will say GSN has more variety on the schedule. They haven't been going hogwild on Harvey as much now.

    Oh jeez if they're complaining about few episodes being shown on Buzzr, there's this tiny thing called YouTube. Type in Match Game or Dawson Feud and you'll find plenty of episodes abound. Type in any other oldie game show and you find a lot of episodes. To me, YouTube is my destination if I feel the need to watch a game show episode here and there.

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  2. My cable provider doesn't carry GSN or Buzzr. No loss.

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  3. It's possible they could be airing the same pilots they aired in the Lost and FOund they did two years ago

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  4. I love old game shows, but geez, some of these other older fans give me a major headache reading their posts.

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    1. Let them rant. Truth is, GSN is better than ever, just like Game Shows are better than ever today!

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  5. If anyone out there gets Buzzr and has the ability to record it to DVD please contact me on Facebook (Randall Buie retired). I'd like to see these Lost and Founds but cannot get Buzzr in my area. Thank you.

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  6. We bought our first OTA digital antennae yesterday and discovered all these wonderful retro channels. They are great for what they are.

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    1. Yeah, there are a bunch of diginets out there. Not too many of them get extensive cable carriage.

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  7. On the plus side, with the antennae I can get first runs of WOF and Jeopardy, which I missed when I cut the cord.

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  8. Last year the Lost and Founds showed up quickly on the Buzzr You Tube Channel. It was fun and different

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  9. The Lost and Found week is September 11-15, as per a post at Game SHow Forum. Trivia Trap and Richard Simmons' Dream Maker are among the shows listed as airing that week. I don't know how they got the rights to Dream Maker. It was a Fall 1999 syndicated show where Richard Simmons hosted viewers who wrote in the show and talked about what "dreams" they wanted to come true. It was syndicated by Tribune who syndicated the Richard Karn era of Feud.

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  10. I did an early April Fools' joke in March 2000 about GSN getting then-recent shows that were not well liked, and Dream Maker being one of them.

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    1. I saw that post! And you included your usual spoiler space!

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