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ABC Summer Fun and Games 2021
« on: April 07, 2021, 03:21:59 PM »
ABC has set the premiere dates for this year's Summer Fun And Games block. Below is a Deadline article for the premiere dates for The $100,000 Pyramid, Holey Moley, The Hustler, Celebrity Family Feud, The Chase, Press Your Luck, To Tell The Truth, Card Sharks, and newcomer The Celebrity Dating Game.

https://deadline.com/2021/04/the-chase-the-hustler-renewed-abc-summer-schedule-bachelor-in-paradise-1234729455/

There are quite a few changes to the scheduling for the shows that include Wednesday being part of the Fun and Games block again, and it's no brainer that the network would pair The Celebrity Dating Game with the reality show The Bachelorette on Monday nights.

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Re: ABC Summer Fun and Games 2021
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2021, 04:11:32 PM »
Not only is Wednesday back in terms of a night full of the Fun and Games, it's the better night between that and Sunday (IMO).


However, no Match Game, it looks like
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Re: ABC Summer Fun and Games 2021
« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2021, 06:08:42 PM »
No Celebrity Wheel of Fortune Season 2? :cry: But it was the highest rated of ABC's three new Thursday game shows from January-March! Why is it the only one of the three that isn't coming back?

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Re: ABC Summer Fun and Games 2021
« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2021, 06:19:46 PM »
No Celebrity Wheel of Fortune Season 2? :cry: But it was the highest rated of ABC's three new Thursday game shows from January-March! Why is it the only one of the three that isn't coming back?

Yeah that was rather surprising.  However, it's not a shocker IMO.  I think TPTB would prefer to have Celebrity Wheel air in a period where people would watch compared to a period that people might tend to do something else.  Especially this summer.  Winter is the best spot for it, right as (football is winding down and before college basketball heats up).

That, and Pat & Vanna's availability should explain the lack of CWOF this coming summer
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Re: ABC Summer Fun and Games 2021
« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2021, 07:07:35 PM »
No Celebrity Wheel of Fortune Season 2? :cry: But it was the highest rated of ABC's three new Thursday game shows from January-March! Why is it the only one of the three that isn't coming back?
Any number of reasons. The schedule doesn't work for production. Pat doesn't feel like it. They want to use it as winter filler. The demos weren't so great when you dig beneath the headline numbers. They only had so much need for summer.

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Re: ABC Summer Fun and Games 2021
« Reply #5 on: April 07, 2021, 08:16:17 PM »
Nice to see The $100,000 Pyramid back after missing last summer. Interesting choice for one of the CDG cohosts since many associate his work with a bygone era that were huge radio hits but rarely heard in recent years (aka the Boomer version of Michael Buble). Given its lead-in, don't be surprised if there's a crossover episode with The Bachelorette. The Thursday lineup looks interesting since I really enjoyed Holey Moley more in its second season. Speaking of The Hustler, it's too bad that the short-lived 1979 NBC show Whodunnit? doesn't exist online except for some promos; it combined celebrities with civilian contestants and was hosted by the great Ed McMahon.
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Re: ABC Summer Fun and Games 2021
« Reply #6 on: April 07, 2021, 08:43:08 PM »
So far, only one game show has been officially cancelled: Don't. https://tvline.com/2021/04/07/dont-cancelled-abc-season-2/
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Re: ABC Summer Fun and Games 2021
« Reply #7 on: April 07, 2021, 09:33:15 PM »
Any number of reasons.

Or the most obvious reason, they done taping for this season and wanted to wait until season 39 to start taping new CWOF shows.

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Re: ABC Summer Fun and Games 2021
« Reply #8 on: April 07, 2021, 10:47:40 PM »
Nice to see $100,000 Pyramid back after not being on for any of the Fun and Games blocks last year or earlier this year.

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Re: ABC Summer Fun and Games 2021
« Reply #9 on: April 16, 2021, 03:03:05 PM »
Can't wait for Press Your Luck to come back
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