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Family Channel Game Show Block 1993-1996
« on: July 13, 2022, 10:25:18 AM »
From 6/7/93-3/4/94
11:30AM ET - The Cross-Wits
Noon ET - Trivial Pursuit: The Interactive Game
12:30PM ET - Trivial Pursuit
1:00PM - The $100,000 Name That Tune (Lange)
1:30PM - Let's Make a Deal (Hall)

Starting September 4, Split Second (Hall) replaces Cross-Wits.

From 3/4-12/31/1994
11:30AM ET - Trivial Pursuit: The Interactive Game
Noon ET - Let's Make a Deal (Hall)
12:30PM ET - Shuffle: The Interactive Game
1:00PM ET - Trivial Pursuit
1:30PM ET - The $100,000 Name That Tune (Lange)
2:00PM ET - Boggle: The Interactive Game
2:30PM ET - Let's Make a Deal (Hall)

Starting June 16, Jumble replaces Shuffle.

Kids' Lineup - September 1994-October 1995
4:00PM ET - I'm Telling
4:30PM ET - That's My Dog
5:00PM ET - Maximum Drive
5:30PM ET - Masters of the Maze (Roth)

Starting January 1995, That's My Dog and Masters of the Maze (Roth) switched schedule lineups, That's My Dog moves to 5:30PM and Masters of the Maze (Roth) moves to 4:30PM

From January 1995-October 1995
Noon ET - Let's Make a Deal (Hall)
12:30PM ET - The $100,000 Name That Tune (Lange)
1:00PM ET - Face the Music
1:30PM ET - Trivial Pursuit
2:00PM ET - Split Second (Hall)
2:30PM ET - Let's Make a Deal (Hall)

Starting July 21, The $100,000 Name That Tune (Lange) replaces Trivial Pursuit at 1:00PM ET.

Kids' lineup from October 1995-September 1996
4:00PM ET - Wild Animal Games
4:30PM ET - Masters of the Maze (Lopez)
5:00PM ET - Family Challenge (Combs)

From September 1996-March 1997
3:00PM ET - The New Shop 'til you Drop (Finn)
3:30PM ET - Shopping Spree
4:00PM ET - Small Talk
4:30PM ET - Wait 'til you Have Kids
5:00PM ET - The New Family Challenge (Berger)

From January to March, Small Talk and Wait 'til you Have Kids switched schedule lineups.

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Re: Family Channel Game Show Block 1993-1996
« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2022, 03:00:02 PM »
I've seen some dubious sources claim that Ellen Winters was fired from WTYHK, due to giving questionable advice on parenting. However, I have not seen one reputable source (i.e. a newspaper article) to confirm it.

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Re: Family Channel Game Show Block 1993-1996
« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2022, 03:06:42 PM »
As far as original game shows go, Shop 'Til You Drop and Shopping Spree were the best. Though I would give an honorable mention of best interactive game to Trivial Pursuit.

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Re: Family Channel Game Show Block 1993-1996
« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2022, 06:26:02 PM »
I've seen some dubious sources claim that Ellen Winters was fired from WTYHK, due to giving questionable advice on parenting. However, I have not seen one reputable source (i.e. a newspaper article) to confirm it.

I've looked before and I've found ZERO information on Ellen C. Winters. You'd think something would be written about her somewhere if she was a true therapist. Her replacement, Marilyn Kagan, has all kinds of information about herself online.

For what it's worth, I thought Ellen Winters was horrible.
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Re: Family Channel Game Show Block 1993-1996
« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2022, 09:11:56 PM »
I've looked before and I've found ZERO information on Ellen C. Winters. You'd think something would be written about her somewhere if she was a true therapist. Her replacement, Marilyn Kagan, has all kinds of information about herself online.

For what it's worth, I thought Ellen Winters was horrible.

Marilyn Kagan is a long-time social worker. That's what she was when they put her on Wait til You Have Kids. She got her psychotherapist certificate long after the show had been canned. She also had the benefit of being in television much of her life and was better fit for television. Kagan had been in 1996, doing a talk show with KCAL 9 in LA. Whereas Mrs. Winters, whose credentials, and I honestly wonder if her name, are questionable to being legit. She also didn't come off as experienced on television.

Of note, Tom Parks was not the network's first choice. There was negotiations to have Vicki Lawrence host the show.
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Re: Family Channel Game Show Block 1993-1996
« Reply #5 on: July 13, 2022, 09:44:43 PM »
I kind of remember in my area The All-New Let's Make a Deal airing at 1:00 in the original lineup for a while, as I recall watching that instead of Talkabout on USA during the months in question, then switching to the latter network for Sale of the Century at 1:30.  Perhaps it varied from cable company to cable company.  Either way, this was a pretty solid block for its time. 

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Re: Family Channel Game Show Block 1993-1996
« Reply #6 on: July 15, 2022, 08:42:39 AM »
The summer of 1993 was an especially memorable time with the block, since I would usually flip over to USA after Deal, though I sometimes would watch Sale instead of Deal. I usually wouldn't catch the Cross-Wits '86 though since the second half of you know what was on CBS. The 1994-95 Kids' Lineup was also a favorite of mine, especially Maze and That's My Dog, which I'd imagine Bob Barker could have done a great job hosting. Overall, FAM had more originals compared to USA, but the less said about Boggle/Jumble/Shuffle, the better.
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Re: Family Channel Game Show Block 1993-1996
« Reply #7 on: July 16, 2022, 09:47:01 PM »
The summer of 1993 was an especially memorable time with the block, since I would usually flip over to USA after Deal, though I sometimes would watch Sale instead of Deal. I usually wouldn't catch the Cross-Wits '86 though since the second half of you know what was on CBS. The 1994-95 Kids' Lineup was also a favorite of mine, especially Maze and That's My Dog, which I'd imagine Bob Barker could have done a great job hosting. Overall, FAM had more originals compared to USA, but the less said about Boggle/Jumble/Shuffle, the better.
 

Indeed, those three, though well intended, just couldn't quite stand out, with the interactive portions of them not really helping matters either.  Trivial Pursuit at least benefited from its general knowledge format, and while the rampant amount of filler material needed during the hour-long format after the three finalists had been chosen definitely slowed the game down--it felt much better when reduced to a standard half hour length--it was still easy enough to play along with.