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VO: This is GSN The Know. The most informed and entertained blog in the United States of America. Now live from his manor, Pierre Jason Kelly.
Me: About time you entered your living room and report on all things GSN and only GSN. Beginning with something we always call....
The Starting Line.
With a new season of Chase on the horizon, a celebrity edition is a go. The UK version has done it. Why not us?
With the first of many editions, It'll be these 3 celebrities.
First off, Dean Cain. He's known for playing Clark Kent in Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman.
Second, Seamus Dever. He's been with the show "Castle" since it began in 2009, and has acted in film & TV roles prior to that.
Finally, Boris Kodjoe. Born in Germany, this actor had a starring role in "For Your Love" and is one of the Real husbands of Hollywood on cable.
This ought to bring season 3 in.with something special.
In just a few moments, the weekend gets an upgrade. We'll tell you what it is after these words of wonder.
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We told you about a weekend upgrade and we promised GTK will deliver. To do that, it's time for another edition of.....
Take a look at what you'll be seeing come the start of Saturday.
*This Sunday night (October 12th), Steve Harvey's Family Feud will air from 7-9pm; replacing Let's Ask America.
*Starting Monday, October 13th and every weekday, Steve Harvey's Family Feud will air from 12-1pm; replacing Let's Ask America.
*In Monday primetime, Sherri Shepherd's The Newlywed Game will air from 8-9pm; replacing John O'Hurley's Family Feud. (O'Hurley Feud will still air from 9-10pm Mondays)
*In Thursday primetime, Sherri Shepherd's The Newlywed Game will air from 8-9pm; replacing Steve Harvey's Family Feud.
*On Saturday mornings (starting October 18th), Love Triangle will air from 9-11am; replacing Super Password, Blockbusters and Whammy!
*On Saturday mornings/early afternoons (starting October 18th), The Newlywed Game (Shepherd) will still air from 11am-12pm and will also air from 12-2pm; replacing Mind of a Man and 1 vs. 100.
*On Saturday afternoons (starting October 18th), Steve Harvey's Family Feud will air from 2-5pm; replacing The Chase, Idiotest and Dog Eat Dog. Steve Harvey's Family Feud will also remain from 5-8pm.
*On Saturday latenights (starting October 18th), Idiotest will air from 12am-1am; replacing Mind of a Man. Idiotest also remains from 10pm-12am.
*On Saturday latenights (starting October 18th), Baggage will air from 3am-4am; replacing Dog Eat Dog. Baggage also remains from 1-3am.
*On Sundays (starting October 19th), Steve Harvey's Family Feud will air from 9am-5pm; replacing Super Password, Blockbusters, Whammy!, Love Triangle, The Newlywed Game, The Chase, Minute to Win It and Karn's Family Feud.
*On Sundays (starting October 19th), Idiotest will air from 5-6pm; replacing Family Feud. Idiotest also remains from 6-7pm.
*On Sundays (starting October 19th), Steve Harvey's Family Feud will air from 9-11pm; replacing Baggage. Steve Harvey's Family Feud remains from 7-9pm.
*On Sundays (starting October 19th), Baggage will air from 11pm-1am; replacing The Chase and The Newlywed Game.
*On Sundays (starting October 19th), The Newlywed Game will air from 1am-4am; replacing Idiotest, The Pyramid and Minute to Win It.
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Wait a minute! Harvey Feud dominates Sunday. What kind of move did GSN deserve for that kind of day? Well, their weekends aren't doing well. College Football and the NFL are beating them senseless in the ratings. If Hilty was here, the machine would go bonkers on why Family Feud would go from 0-60 in one week. But more to go for after kicking Let's Ask America out? Please. Karn shouldve stayed in the noon hour, but he is longer at the network as of this moment. Plus, with too much Sherriwed and Baggage going on to fill the slots. Why is Love Triangle still on the air? Just why? Guess Idiotest is the one bright spot to look out for.
Now this is all an attempt to spice up GSN on weekends to get their variety back like they used to back then. Here now to talk about the state of GSN and the weekends is Scott Rahner of GSNN. Scott, welcome in and tell us about the new changes.
"All I can say is major, MAJOR changes on Saturday, October 18th and Sunday, October 19th. With the massive expansion of airings for Love Triangle, Newlywed Game and Baggage, it looks like GSN is trying to pick up some strong female and 18-49 & 25-54 demos for advertising and revenue purposes. Steve Harvey's Family Feud just takes over the whole damn day on Sunday, consuming12 of 19 programming hours (and all of primetime too), up from the current 2 hours.
Let's Ask America must really have bombed these past two short months it has been on GSN. The Sunday night block must have bombed as well, which made All Star Secrets and Babble suffer (not that they would have done great anyway, but better with a Family Feud or MTWI lead-in). Let's Ask America cannot be performing too poorly in latenights, but maybe GSN figures the only show they can replace that hour with is, again, Steve Harvey's Family Feud. So they are just sitting on it for now.
Shows like 1 vs. 100 (since November 2013, one-year lease must have expired), Minute to Win It (Ohno-since 2013), Mind of a Man (since January), Dog Eat Dog (since mid-2012) and Karn Feud (since 2007! Consistently!) are completely G-O-N-E from the schedule.
GSN must want a little less Family Feud visible in primetime, sticking one extra hour on each Monday & Thursday night of Sherri's The Newlywed Game. Maybe the Friday night numbers are good too.
It is strange that Idiotest has not been removed and retains all its slots. GSN must be happy with Ben's numbers, for now, because the new runs we have seen these past few weeks have not been the best.
Additionally, with the expansion of Steve Harvey's Family Feud, the New to GSN 12-13 episodes (Harvey Season 3, which currently air late primetime/latenights Monday-Friday) must really be lighting up Nielson numbers.
Looks like GSN is really trying to push their numbers up to acquire something. This is just a mad amount of their top rated shows."
See? There you go. The BET hip-hop awards were yesterday as of this writing, but hip-hop is poetry and I've written one for you...
Hey, I just met you...
And this is crazy...
So here's my Garden Weasel...
Comment it, maybe?
Okay, let's go through a few of them. One poster says....
"Talk about a gallon of suck in a quart container. I don't see any improvements with these changes. The Lets Ask doesn't surprise me. I kinda figured it would go the Street Smarts route since the shows are somewhat similar, both in gameplay and production. After a few weeks it started getting downgraded to later in the evening then was gone. I wish I could pick out one positive from all these craptastic updates."
Me too. Id wish GSN would get something positive. We move on to.....
"The reason the schedule for Oct 20-26 hasn't changed is that GSN hasn't gotten around to sending it out yet. Sooner or later it will arrive.
I gotta admit, I don't look at the schedules all that closely any more. But when I saw this one, I thought, wow, GSN wants to p.o. the game show Interwebs. Of course, the heavily traditionalist game show Interwebs don't matter at all in the real world."
That was Casey Abell talking about it, but another poster said....
"Now to weekends, while I don't watch GSN on weekends much,because of these changes, I won't be watching GSN on weekends at all. I guess my weekend viewership will go exclusively to Football and NASCAR. Why are they keeping Love Triangle? This would've been the perfect time to get rid of it. Oh well, at least Mind of a Man is finally leaving the schedule, should've left in May."
One GSN fan down, however many more to go. Let's end it with....
"Isn't this ironic where over the past few months, the noon slot has not been good. They tried the Inaba version of 1 vs 100 and Engvall Lingo and that didn't work out. Then, they added Shop Til You Drop in June and that lasted til August. And they tried out Let's Ask America and that lasted until early October of this year. Seems like every show at noon has lasted a month and a half or two months. So, who do we call, Steve Harvey! But why, they tried him out at 3 pm in June and he lasted 3 months until September. Maybe he can break the noon curse or he will fall flat, just like the other shows at noon did. Let's hope Mr. Harvey survives at noon. And from what I read according to my DirecTV guide for this upcoming week, it will not be the new season 3 episodes, it will be the season 1 episodes they have burned to the ground since 2012."
Yep. Steve Harvey. One guy you need when the network's in trouble.
One last thing...
Crosswits on October 26th is still a go. However, it'll be at 10 & 10:30 CST. Thanks GSN for the move, so please DVR it.
Now to the second intermission presented by swagbucks.com. Svengoolie is holding it down again with this....
Svengoolie: "They Got the Beast!": http://youtu.be/RTLQ3b1Hon0
And we got the 3rd period....now.
The Tylenol time capsule thingamajig was a cry of joy for GSN fans, but it ended up a whimper. Here's why. When All-Star Secrets first hit the airwaves since 1979 when it was last aired, fans thought it was the video that wasn't good. Did GSN fail to notice the viewers not to adjust their television sets or use their remote control because there was nothing wrong with it? I'm guessing the same mightve gone for Babble, too. When it was all said and done, the viewers....didn't like it. NFL Sunday Night Football and the baseball playoffs plus whatever on CBS and ABC was on. That done the damage to the network and asked Mr. Harvey if he could to do us all a favor and change the weekend as an act of punishment, not a way of watching the same Dog Eat Dog shows when someone's bored or having Let's Ask America move somewhere else to freshen up more viewers. But with October 26th coming up, it'll mark a permanent place for us all.
Whoops. Showbiz Ashley Spencer who is one floor down from me in the building where I work is at the door giving me Domino's Pizza and coming in to game on.Super Mario Kart, so we have to go. Our blog is presented by Idiotest Binge-watching. It's not an addiction, it's to show how much of a Ben Gleib fan you are.
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