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Rafferty Card Sharks is back on Buzzr
« on: October 26, 2018, 10:45:16 AM »
The 1986-1987 syndicated season of Card Sharks, hosted by Bill Rafferty, returned to Buzzr on Monday, October 22nd. It's on Monday-Friday at 4:30 pm EST. (Replacing the 1986-1989 CBS Bob Eubanks episodes of Card Sharks.) I also noticed that GSN dropped Eubanks CS from the Monday-Friday schedule (9:00 am - 10:00 am EST), so I guess it's MIA for now.

As far as Rafferty CS goes, they started with the September 8, 1986 premiere. From what I've read, the addition of the prize cards and the car game happens at the beginning of week #4 on September 29, 1986. (IIRC, the car game was added to the CBS Eubanks CS about a month later, in late October 1986.) I also understand that the last time Buzzr aired Rafferty CS, they only aired the first five weeks of shows (25 episodes) and then dropped it. Hopefully, it will last longer this time.

 

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Re: Rafferty Card Sharks is back on Buzzr
« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2018, 03:39:27 PM »
As far as Rafferty CS goes, they started with the September 8, 1986 premiere. From what I've read, the addition of the prize cards and the car game happens at the beginning of week #4 on September 29, 1986. (IIRC, the car game was added to the CBS Eubanks CS about a month later, in late October 1986.) I also understand that the last time Buzzr aired Rafferty CS, they only aired the first five weeks of shows (25 episodes) and then dropped it. Hopefully, it will last longer this time.
In terms of actual episode numbers, the prize cards and car game came on episode #036. In its original run, stations skipped from #015 (end of the third week) to #036 at the end of September 1986, and saved shows #016 to #035 (weeks 4 through 7) for after the finale, to air in June 1987.

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Re: Rafferty Card Sharks is back on Buzzr
« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2018, 01:25:46 PM »
In terms of actual episode numbers, the prize cards and car game came on episode #036. In its original run, stations skipped from #015 (end of the third week) to #036 at the end of September 1986, and saved shows #016 to #035 (weeks 4 through 7) for after the finale, to air in June 1987.

Why did they do that? More eyeballs on the former?

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Re: Rafferty Card Sharks is back on Buzzr
« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2018, 07:52:53 PM »
In terms of actual episode numbers, the prize cards and car game came on episode #036. In its original run, stations skipped from #015 (end of the third week) to #036 at the end of September 1986, and saved shows #016 to #035 (weeks 4 through 7) for after the finale, to air in June 1987.

How did Buzzr air them the last time around?

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Re: Rafferty Card Sharks is back on Buzzr
« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2018, 09:26:40 PM »
How did Buzzr air them the last time around?
Presumably the same way they're doing now, in straight production order (which is how GSN always did them as well, to my knowledge).

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Re: Rafferty Card Sharks is back on Buzzr
« Reply #5 on: November 03, 2018, 06:20:51 AM »
Presumably the same way they're doing now, in straight production order (which is how GSN always did them as well, to my knowledge).

Thanks for the answers. I didn't have Buzzr until February 2018 and all I had heard was that the last time Buzzr aired Rafferty CS (in Fall 2017) they only aired five weeks of episodes before dropping it. If they show them in production order, we should begin seeing the prize cards and car game (and educated guess questions?) on Monday, December 10th rather than Monday, November 12th.

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Re: Rafferty Card Sharks is back on Buzzr
« Reply #6 on: November 03, 2018, 12:11:04 PM »
This may be slightly off-topic, but does anyone know if Buzzr has all the Perry CS episodes? I remember seeing the emcees week and much of 1978-79 but I'm not sure about the rest.
I walk into Barker's Bargain Bar to find some deals. I notice the men's department and encounter some Temptation. I go over and look at some t-shirts trying to figure out which one is 1/2 Off. One shirt has Five Price Tags on it for some reason so I must go to the price scanner to find out which is the One Right Price. Next I go over to the slacks and see a sign, "2 for the Price of 1." I figure the Clearance Sale price is around $40 each. Seeing that it's a good deal, I Take Two. Time is running short, so I hurry over to the shoes department to see if I can Pick a Pair for my meeting tomorrow. I find the perfect shoes, hurry back to the Check-Out and hand the clothes to the clerk so she can ring them up. She tells me the Actual Retail Price for all the items, and I discover...

THE PRICE IS RIGHT!

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Re: Rafferty Card Sharks is back on Buzzr
« Reply #7 on: November 03, 2018, 04:11:37 PM »
This may be slightly off-topic, but does anyone know if Buzzr has all the Perry CS episodes? I remember seeing the emcees week and much of 1978-79 but I'm not sure about the rest.
In a sense, they have the entire series... but all they've shown, to my knowledge, is April to October 1978, the July 4, 1980 show, and the emcees episodes from September 1980 (and in one of their promos, shots I know to be from the October 1981 finale).

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Re: Rafferty Card Sharks is back on Buzzr
« Reply #8 on: November 24, 2018, 12:36:23 PM »
...and after five weeks, it seems as if Buzzr is pulling Rafferty Card Sharks from the schedule again. The schedule for Monday, 11/26 lists "Card Sharks 86" in the 4:30 pm EST slot instead of "Card Sharks 86SYN".  :headbang: I love Buzzr, but why do they only show handfuls of episodes of a certain series before removing them or starting over? Do they only have the rights to the first 25 episodes of Rafferty CS? Also, I've noticed that Combs Feud is now regulated to the early morning hours only, airing Tuesday-Saturday mornings from 4:00 am - 5:00 am EST. And they've started over in 1988 again! The July 4-8, 1988 premiere week with the Holtrust family just wrapped up a few days ago. Why do they only show 1988 and a few 1989 episodes of Combs Feud and then start over again and again?   

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Re: Rafferty Card Sharks is back on Buzzr
« Reply #9 on: November 24, 2018, 01:49:24 PM »
... I love Buzzr, but why do they only show handfuls of episodes of a certain series before removing them or starting over? Do they only have the rights to the first 25 episodes of Rafferty CS? ... Why do they only show 1988 and a few 1989 episodes of Combs Feud and then start over again and again?
They do that because it takes time and money to convert additional episodes into whatever format the network uses. They "have the rights" to the entire franchises, but only have so many episodes converted as of now. Every few months they add new episodes to the rotation.