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Hey there all my little game show Swagganauts out there, it's GSN The Know time. It's time to take that catchy Fandango entrance music out of your brain and put a whole lot of GSN into each and every one of you people. We got 4 quarters to make your tax cheaters look silly. Hilty is here, he's not the IRS, but he's filing a ratings report for the very first week of April. Once I stick the cartridge in, we'll begin this blog.
For the 3rd time in a row, TABC took up the top spot, but Feud took up 2-16 on the list. Now we go to the ones who forgot to file them with nail clippers.
100K pyramid kicked it off first, followed by DED and a tie for 236th between MG and P+. SOTC came to a slow start, but it was only a Tuesday episode, and PYL came after. Another MG episode was split bewteen a sea of Family Trade episodes, which brings us to the end of teh first quarter. Hilty will now go look at tax brackets.
Now the 2nd presented by gameshownetworknews.blogspot.com.
Well, it finally came. The 2013 upfronts. What did they bring this time? For inspriation, Flasher took one of these as the truth.
Agreed. Let's look at the programs and where will you be watching. We begin with:
Minute to Win It will premiere Tuesday, June 25th at 8pm, indicating that it will be a weekly series with host Apolo Ohno. In the hour-long episodes, a pair of contestants takes on tasks, but only have 60-seconds to complete them. If they complete 10, with the help of three lives, they will walk away with a quarter of a million dollars.
Proving that 1 vs. 100 and Pyramid can't find an aiduence, this may be the one that attacts the version to the 1st one I mentioned, and have a lot more calmer sense than the Fieri version. Next....
Where Have You Been All My Life?
This dating program hosted by Brooke Burns will feature a new dater and three potential suitors. We will see and meet our dater, but the three potential suitors will be behind a scrim—neither the dater nor the viewers will have any idea what they look like. We will meet the suitors through photos and video footage from different decades in their lives, and the dater will be able to ask them questions based only on that era. Two suitors will be eliminated; one will be chosen.
So it Looks like Baggage turned up a bit and The Dating Game had a wall to hear the bachelors or Bachelorettes answers to teh questions to get closer to their dates. We hope this may be in the same timeslot Pyramid occupied. How about this?
Two contestants who have an existing relationship (i.e. friends, siblings, husband and wife) move into another family’s home for 48 hours. They must observe the family’s every move and judge their dynamics. The twist is that one of the family members is a fake. They have been embedded with the real family in order to fool the contestants. The family and the imposter will create diversions and cast doubts over everyone’s authenticity in order to keep houseguests from uncovering the TRUTH. If the houseguests correctly identify the imposter, they win $25,000. But if the family has deceived the houseguests into choosing incorrectly, the family wins the cash. THE IMPOSTER is a battle of observation and deduction vs. cunning and guile.
So it looks like Wife Swap turning into a game show thinking who done did it like someone beign fooled. This may be a family version of "To Tell The Truth," and I think it'll be weekly for that matter. However, the one big surprise came when a UK import showed up.....
Yep, it's the Chase. An afternoon favorite across the pond, 4 strangers will win money by capturing the chaser. If you've seen the show on Youtube, then the chances are you might see it on TV. As far as chasers go, I would bring up Larissa Kelly, Rahim Olberholtzer, Brad Rutter or Ogi Ogas as potential chasers. Good luck with that. However, there are some in development waiting to get their bodies in the pool. Let's look at them.
The hotbed of dancing in the United States can be found in an unlikely location. The population of Orem, Utah is only 84,000— yet one in 40 is a dancer. Several of Orem’s dancers have gone on to win regional, national and world championships. But succeeding in Orem isn’t easy. The city is home to two of the most elite dance studios in America, each owned by a fiercely competitive and hard-driving dance instructor. The studios are just a stone’s throw from one another…and the owners used to be partners! Needless to say, the rivalry between the dance studios and their owners is as fierce as the competition among the dancers. Each week, the studios participate in dance competitions and each week they fight for 1st and 2nd positions—always with the ultimate goal of triumphing over the other. DANCE RIVALS is produced by H2R Entertainment with Derek Hough, Christian Horner, Adam Rosenblatt and Jamie Rosenblatt serving as Executive Producers.
IT TAKES A CHURCH
IT TAKES A CHURCH is a new one?hour series where a church will a mission to find love for one lucky, single parishioner…without them knowing! Each week, we’ll visit another church from across the country and surprise a single girl (or guy) with the news that she is about to be saved from the dating world. The congregation, Pastor, friends, and family will all contribute, but in the end our single will decide which suitor she is putting her faith in. The parishioner who brought suitor will win money for both themself and their charity. IT TAKES A CHURCH is developed for GSN by Sean Kelly.
MIND OF A MAN
What are men really thinking? In each episode of MIND OF A MAN, two female contestants will try to figure out what men really think about dating, marriage, working and all manner of manly pursuits. The questions on the show have all been previously asked and answered by a survey of 100 men. Over three rounds, the contestants will try to determine the correct answers with the help of a celebrity panel. A mix of famous and funny male and female celebrities will offer their opinions about what men are really thinking. And for successfully getting inside the mind of a man, one of the contestants could win up to $15,000. MIND OF A MAN is produced by Never Nominated Productions Inc. with 51 Minds Entertainment’s Mark Cronin serving as Executive Producer
Dance Rivals? Must be a connection with DWTS and GSN. They've had an association as long as we can remember it, but this one is not on the network. I give this a pass. As for "It Takes A church," TABC is tops recently and if the new show is a sucess, it may be mostly on Thursdays to pair up for 2 hours. As for "Mind of A Man," this link may change your mind a bit.
I suspect that Oxygen, where Amy Davis used to work here has a copycat of the show with big ratings. Maybe GSN might try and top that. Let me know what you think of all the shows by hitting up the "Mail me, please" section of the blog or reaching me at the end of the 4th quarter. In fact, we must go to halftime first, and we are in April ACapella Awareness month. Here we have Unaccompanied Women from Chi-Town, Colt Cabana City doing a number for youse guys.....
ANd we accompany a sponsor to start the 3rd. It is....
Do surveys, play games, search for something and if you've got the cash, you spend it on something. Plus, social Media acts as a tool to make a website a huge one. So quit watching Netflix and head over to swagbucks.com today. Now abut the upfronts we talked about. One poster said this:
"Is The Impostor really like TTTT or more like NBC's Identity? Or is it some hybrid?
Didn't GSN come up with some Pawn Shop show featuring sisters? I think it was Sister Sledge or the Jewel sisters..."
1: The Imposter may sound like identity to you
2: It was "War of The Roses." They tried, casted and came with zilch. Next one....
"To elaborate further on what I said above; GSN is always seeking their chance to get their hand into the "reality" till, so I doubt we've seen the last of it on here. Sort of like the story of Sisyphus in Greek mythology (always rolls the boulder up the hill, only to watch it roll back down, and doing the pushing forever).
As for the shows Alex did mention...doing the Chase is worth a shot (though who know how GSN will do it), and even the new MTWI is worth it (I still won't watch though). Please don't let that Burns dating show make it, though; I have to flip the channel enough on weekends!"
I guess I'll try and brush up on Greek myth later in the week. Here's one on the Chase:
"'m well aware I'm a cheerleader for the show, but I've been a fan since the beginning and I'm glad we can finally get it. Again, I think Brandon and others that watch it can relate. If you don't work in TV production, you have no idea how hard it is to get a quiz show picked up in this country. I've been in meetings where we've been flat out told we have to ditch the quiz portion for the US but can keep it in Europe. It's great to see GSN actually taking a chance on the most relentless quiz on TV. It could really open up doors and us on the inside are paying close attention. Will it succeed? Who knows. Crossing my fingers. But if not I applaud them for giving a tough quiz a shot again. They've been doing well in the development area recently. I hope they keep it up."
Let's hope it may succeed. Now the likes and dislikes of one poster:
" have high hopes for the M2WI. The fact that they are putting it on Tuesday Nights mean some sort of M2WI night. Unless, they still are holding back some "NEW" Harvey season 2 episodes.
The chase sounds like an interesting concept and the fact it is a total quiz show is a plus. A little bit mind boggling considering program dept a few weeks removed Jeopardy (lone total quizzer on lineup).
I don't like the Dance Studio faceoff reality show. I assume if this ever makes it, GSN will have a DWTS marathon or "Dancing Night".
I also don't like the Church dating reality show. The Bible viewing audience watch Bible because it's a quizzer and family fun to play along. You can't play along with a dating show (except Baggage at times). GSN should have introduced it's bible viewing audience to something of more substance.
Mind of a Man sounds something fit for Oxygen or Lifetime. If this makes it to GSN, consider this another "decent show, wrong network" and it will probably suffer in the ratings.
Interesting to note: GSN acknowledges and devotes a part of their PR to Family Trade.
The show isn't dead yet.... "
I guess that explains it. Now to the 4th.
Ever since GSN changed to a telephone logo, things got more interesting. Sherriwed jazzed up its questions. Back then, when Eubanks took over, it was the outrageous things that became a classic, but nowadays, it still is. What about Lingo? When Engvall took over, it wanted to be like it's former self, but the ratings changed to TV-14 to make it look as if it was a late-night show. As for Feud, the Harvey version added sexism to the program, because in the previuos versions, it was family-friendly. What's wrong with teh network today? Maybe because they picked up tons and tons of Maxim copies and made it look like Esquire. (that one in place of G4.) I guess sex sells, especially on a network full of game shows.
Loosk like must file taxes and get Happy Hour drinks from Sonic. Thanks for reading the whole GSN experience.
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