Friday, July 31, 2015

Overtime #22: Mind if I recharge your batteries?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xhoEKp11yCI

VO: This is Overtime. More about the network you know & trust. Here now Pierre Kelly.

Me: And Overtime is underway. It's everything you needed in a plastic lunch tray with a cover on it. Recently, Chain Reaction was the latest revival to air along with the previous version and the orginal versions. But here are 5 more revivals GSN did air. Keep in mind, the 2007 version of Camouflage doesn't count. Also, this does not affect the countdown of all-time originals. This is totally a different list. Here's my list.

1. The Newlywed Game

For many years, the Newlywed game asked couples about each other. Well, Bob Eubanks did it for many years and made it his own, but when GSN asked to come back, It was hosted by both Carnie Wilson and Sherri Shepard, being the only version to be in both NY & LA.

2. Lingo

Starting as a short-lived 1987 program and ending up a Dutch import later on, Chuck Woolery was his anchor for the 5-letter word frenzy. Don't get me started now on Bill Engvall.

3. The Pyramid

Take a storied Bob Stewart franchise and revive it for a new way. 2012 was the year in which Pyramid tried to copy that success, but alas.....didn't.

4.  Whammy! The All-New Press Your Luck

For as close to 3 years, PYL turned out to be a hit show for CBS. GSN got the reruns in the 2000s and Whammy! was the companion to have bigger bucks and even fiercer whammies for 2 seasons running.

5. I'Ve Got A Secret

Teh classic G-T panel game over the years had celebrtites tell secrets to contestants. That all changed in 2006 when Bil Dwyer headed up an all-gay panel and a 1-season wonder to it.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WrZk4NBHXJY

Battery running low. Time to recharge next month with everything GSN....loaded. Play on, playas.

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