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Hi ya pals! Welcome to GSN The Know. It's November, and if you forgot to set your clocks back an hour, then it's never too late nor early to spring ahead. ANd it's time to jump to it. Hilty came here early before I got here, so he's got teh ratings for us.....

Family Feud won back it's throne where it used to be nothcing up the first 7 and he last spot where Minute to Win It got the 8th & 9th spot. Now, tardy slips for these....

Baggage kicks it off, with Dog Eat Dog and a moldy sandwich with Password Plus being the bread to Card Sharks being the limburger and Family Feud finishing dead last for the rest. That's the 1st quarter. Time for Hilty to spring out.

Now the 2nd quarter.

Everybody knows Jimmy Pardo is a comedian. He used to host "Funny Money" in 2003, but he's got a new one called "Write Now" for the Nerdist Channel in addition to his award-winning podcast.

Steve Doocy of "Fox & Friends" taks a jab at Chuck Woolery. Why is he not mentioning Lingo? I don't Know.

In some parts of th south & midwest, rain is about to pour down today, so it might be a good time to have some MTWI games you should try at home. One example....

Frankenstein: Pick up three yardsticks, each with batteries balanced on both ends, using only your arms. Carry these yardsticks to the designated drop-off point without dropping anything and you win the game, as long as you complete the task in one minute or less.

See there? And now, we want to know what does this game show remind you of?  NBC is going to debut "Take It All" with Howie Mandel next month, but what GSN show does this remind you of?

Oh, Friend or Foe. The show with former MTV VJ Kennedy from 2002-2003. Might be a good one. Remember Who's Still Standing last year? Let's hope Take it All will be a better hit. That does it for the first half and we go to halftime. I would like for you to introduce Tori Whodat A rapper from Louisiana now residing from Memphis. Last month, she released a video for you guys and here it is....

Now that you've seen the video, go to her facebook or twitter and search her name, or better yet, if you have an MP3 player like I have, download her album for....well, absoluetly nothing at this link....

And while you decide to download it or not, we go to teh 3rd quarter. I think it's about time we go to Buzzerblog for wha the fans said on the Pyramid's downfall. Andrew L. Budny has this:

"As of late, GSN has aired 25 and 100 thousand dollar pyramids in a double run at 10am and 12pm respectively. Also The Pyramid is in a double run as well with old episodes airing at 3pm and the new ones at 6pm.
Thus I confirm this is a classic case of rerun abuse in which GSN is famous for. If they would just get rid of the second aoring of Clark’s pyramid at 12pm and just limit the new pyramid to just 6pm, then I could see higher ratings."

Aha. I think Pyramid is just its former self. Why can't it act like 1982 or 1991? Next comment from Lee:

"And please, whoever books the celebs for that show if Pyramid comes back for a second season – do not EVER bring the Torturros back! Ever, ever ever!"

I think the Tuturros should never be on any game show again despite that final week, But Ben has more on it....

"The Torturros are the worst celebrity contestants EVER. Just awful. Makes the show painful to watch. They need to do some mock games and see who works and who doesn’t. There are too many clueless celebrities and contestants on this version of the show. I like the host, set and everything else, but the game itself is very hard to sit through."

Why can't it? The classic versions had close games won or lost. GSNFan is up:

"If The Pyramid is cancelled, then it will cycle out in reruns like Catch 21 did and Engvall Lingo has. A year from now, The Pyramid could be taken away from the schedule, or sooner. GSN didn’t mess around with taking Beat the Chefs off, so The Pyramid may not be long for the schedule either."

O....kay. Myke25 is ready...

"What GSN should do with The Pyramid if it chooses to renew it:
1) Make it a weekly, not a strip.
2) Put it in Prime Time, add a late night repeat airing
3) End the season with a tournament for at least $250,000…but preferably $1M
4) Promote it outside your own network.
GSN has been wanting a reality show for a long time now. By having a season-long tournament where players either advance or are eliminated each week, they could have the best of both worlds: a shiny-floor game show formatted like a reality competition show. The 40-episode order would be stretched out over 10 months, not burned through in 8 weeks.
I hold out hope for it’s renewal. If it does get renewed, GSN needs to get it out of the 6:00 ghetto and get some eyes on it. They need to go big…or just resign themselves to being the Steve Harvey Feud channel."

Maybe 4 or 4:30 CST would've done it. Back to Andrew who wants to know, does returning champions need to be on this network?

"Returning champions would be a great idea for this show, but as long as David Goldhill is head of the network, it will never happen on any GSN original, unless they get rid of him and replace him with someone who knows what their doing, then it could happen."

That leaves Jeopardy! as the only show to ever have retuning champions. But we have to leave this quarter to focus on....

The Fan of the 4th quarter. This week, it'll be Chris Kennedy. He's a native of NYC who survived Hurricane Sandy and he's riding the waves to our blog. Let's surf!
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First one, you were in the audience for Millionaire in NYC, were you aware of the reruns on GSN long ago before you went to taping?

Chris: OH YEAH!!! i used to catch A number of them on GSN, and vividly remember their promos!!!


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