Saturday, January 30, 2016

Sneaky Peeky

On the next GSN The Know.....

-What if Mike Huckabee did Bible?
-GSN plans something for V-Day....
-And we dive into a month of shorties.

GSN The Know. See what the nation's talking about.

Friday, January 29, 2016

Overtime #26: Should've said yes

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

Me: Welcome to the very first and I said the very first, Overtime of 2016. GSN in 2015 had its moments. Lie Detectors......Baggage on The Road......Skin Wars.....but we wanted to know what GSN should've did last year. Taken from GSNN BlogSpot page, here are a few examples.

The Chase and Baggage On The Road would have been renewed at the March upfronts. The Chase would have gotten twenty hour-long episodes and then forty half-hour episodes for Baggage On The RoadSkin Wars: Fresh Paint would also have been granted a seven hour-long episode order at the upfronts rather than a special.

If SW: Fresh Paint did the 7 instead of a special, it would've been another story. Also, The Chase & BOTR would've had a long season.

*Baggage On The Road Season 2 would have premiered Wednesday, June 10th at 8pm ET, leading into Skin Wars at 9pm ET then Idiotest at 10pm and 10:30pm ET. 20 episodes (half) of Baggage On The Road would have aired from June 10th-August 12th as lead-in to Skin Wars.

It was ratings that killed it. MOAM, anyone?

*Man Versus Fly never would have made it to air.

In fact, Door 3 would've stayed alive had it been for more Lauren Elise and more Sarah Whittle which I will talk about in March.

*Hellevator would have premiered Wednesday, October 7th from 8-10pm ET (two hour premiere) and would have aired Wednesdays at 8pm ET through November 18th. The 25 remaining episodes of Idiotest would have resumed Wednesdays at 10pm and 10:30pm ET starting October 7th and ending Wednesday, January 6th (one week hiatus on 11/25).

It would've ushered in Halloween month and gave kudos to the Soskia Sisters making what would've been ratings gold.

Super Password would have returned to the 11am and 11:30am ET morning slots. Shop 'Til You Drop and Catch 21 never would have been put in mornings. Pre-1990's would have filled the entire 8am-12pm ET block.

Had $ale and Pyramid stay here, everything would've been fine.

*The remaining ten episodes of The Chase would have been cycled through from July 16-September 17 Thursdays at 8pm ET, with the first twenty episodes of Chain Reaction as lead-out. Chain Reaction would go on hiatus after Thursday, September 17th.

Think about that. And finally....

*The first two seasons of Hollywood Game Night would have been acquired, which accumulates to a little over two dozen hour-long episodes. These would have filled at least an hour of primetime slots on both Mondays and Fridays, instead of tireless Idiotest, The Newlywed Game and Family Feud reruns.

That way, it would've been less Steve and more Jane.

So with that, Overtime is a wrap. See you in February with more things you should know. Play on, Playas.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

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VO: This is GSN The Know. The most informed and entertained blog in the United States of America. Now, from the WIlton-North building, here is the man about games, Pierre Kelly.

Me: Hello friends. This is the blog all about GSN. GSN gives you something special once you turn it on. Everyone belongs to a special elite group known as the "Know-It-Alls." Their passion and love for the network makes them grow to spread the message to everyone who wants to watch it. You'll feel all special inside once you're hooked on it. And if you're already special when you first saw it a long time ago, then you already are. Let's see what specialties we have this week in.....

 The Starting Line.

Let's explain the reasoning and logic behind the current GSN schedule. Keep in mind our blog is analyzing and gathering feed back for each sequence starting with.....

8:00am: Match Game
8:30am: Match Game
9:00am: Card Sharks (Eubanks)
9:30am: Card Sharks (Perry)
10:00am: Press Your Luck (80's)
Match Game has become the cornerstone of GSN since it all began and in fact, it's start to the program day has been there since 2011. The recent change brought in the burden once let go by $ale & Pyramid last year and the Catch 21/STYD deal went nowhere with morning viewers to give 2 classics all in the work of a day.
10:30am: The $25,000 Pyramid
11:00am: Whammy! (GSN)
11:30am: Whammy! (GSN)
12:00pm: Deal or No Deal (NBC)
1:00pm: Deal or No Deal (NBC)
Whammy! retains its staying power by being on & off the schedule for years and for a while, the Harvey Feud took in the Noon eastern slot but NBC DOND is having a good way right now.
2:00pm: Catch 21
2:30pm: The Pyramid (GSN)
3:00pm: Chain Reaction (Lane)
3:30pm: Chain Reaction (Lane)
4:00pm: Family Feud (Harvey)
4:30pm: Family Feud (Harvey)
5:00pm: Family Feud (Harvey)
5:30pm: Family Feud (Harvey)
It seems that Chain Reaction is becoming a high-rated afternoon hit, but The Pyramid is still churning out 38 shows. Feud, however is getting it's due as the highest-rated show on the network.
6:00pm: Family Feud (Harvey)
6:30pm: Family Feud (Harvey)
7:00pm: Family Feud (Harvey)
7:30pm: Family Feud (Harvey)
8:00pm: Idiotest [Monday-Friday]
8:30pm: Idiotest [Monday-Friday]
It's no wonder that Idiotest reruns have a niche to it's young adult viewers to be the lead-out from the Feud. If they keep it up, it would mean a 3rd season could get here faster.
9:00pm: Family Feud (Harvey) [Monday-Friday]
9:30pm: Family Feud (Harvey) [Monday-Friday]
10:00pm: Family Feud (Harvey) [Monday-Friday]
10:30pm: Family Feud (Harvey) [Monday-Friday]
11:00pm: The Chase [Monday/Wednesday/Friday]; Chain Reaction (Catherwood) [Tuesday/Thursday]
This is where the after prime time viewing begins. Feud is getting more viewers. Bar none, but repeats of Chase & Chain have their way on it.
So there you have it. Any more reasons?
Something new for this year. I introduce what's on Overtime this Friday. This week, what GSN should've been doing in 2015. Join us for that.
(song stops)
Every last Wednesday of the month, we give our readers a special treat. It's our Yay & Yawn of January.
The Yay: Chain Reaction earning over 10 grand in one night.
The Yawn: Skin Wars & Idiotest tricking the viewers to move elsewhere. Any reason why?

Hang on. We'll return with a moment to live by. All this and more of the kazoo that you do so a few seconds.
(song fades out)
Time to draw the line as we as we underline the headlines on GTK.
Skin Wars gets a premiere change, but it will be in.....April. Two of our Twitter followers saw on-air promos for GSN now advertising the Season 3 premiere of Skin Wars to premiere in April.  No word yet on when the actual date will premiere. The 2 twitter heads with credit were:
And then there were 4. The finalists in the classics bracket over at the GSNN BlogSpot page are:
Super Password
Sale of the Century

The $100,000 Pyramid
Family Feud (Dawson)

These polls will expire in two weeks on 2/9/2016 and will be then narrowed down to one poll shortly after. Gone do it.
Quick housecleaning note: GSN says they will air special episodes of Steve Harvey Family Feud on Sunday, February 14th from 6-11pm ET that feature love, relationship and marriage-themed questions.
Now the 2nd intermission presented by Which indie artist has recently been nominated for the Grammy Awards this year?
Time's up. Christina Custode. The New York State native is nominated for these categories.....
“Best New Artist”
“Song of the Year”
“Best Pop Solo Performance”
“Record of the Year”
“Best Arrangement, Instrumental & Vocals” (with Stuart Epps)
She also does a nifty little vlog called Tea & Talk. Here's one of them....
But now it's time to take a sip of tea while you watch
 this song from Christina herself....and here it is.....
Come hell or high water, it's the 3rd period.
Something unusual happened on Jeopardy! this month. 2 returning champions and 1 challenger. On to final Jeopardy! The title of this week's blog is the subject of today's....A Moment to Live By.
Thanks for being on GSN The Know this week. Please don't drink & drive, because you never know when you might not attack your Uber or Lyft driver with an inflatable toy you got from some carnival or fair. Just don't do it. I'm just saying.

Don't forget to email me at,, Pierre Jason Kelly on FB and @Johnny_Arcade on twitter. Also I'm on Snapchat as MisterGSN and Instagram as Mister_WCW. We'll see you later and play on, playas.