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Out In Left Field / Re: 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs
« Last post by TPIR_rules on Today at 10:56:52 PM »
Here is my Stanley Cup Final prediction:

Washington over Vegas in 6
Out In Left Field / Re: ABC Cancels The Chew
« Last post by Reloaden on Today at 09:42:22 PM »
i used to be a huge fan of The View before it got way too political and they do nothing but bash Donald Trump.

I never liked The Chew it was too cheesy and Michael Symon laugh annoys me.
Out In Left Field / Re: ABC Cancels The Chew
« Last post by mellongraig on Today at 06:29:11 PM »
I'm still waiting for them to cancel The View as it has, in my opinion been unwatchable and on for too long like some of the other shows have, but given the ratings increase recently, it doesn't look like it will happen anytime soon.
Out In Left Field / Re: ABC Cancels The Chew
« Last post by howierules86 on Today at 03:45:24 PM »
I'm sure all those "All My Children" fans will feel vindicated by this news.
Out In Left Field / ABC Cancels The Chew
« Last post by BonusShell on Today at 03:40:08 PM »
This news is a few days old, but ABC has cancelled The Chew:

For those of you who don't know, The Chew debuted on 9/26/11 and replaced the long-running soap opera All My Children. The Chew will itself be replaced by a third hour of Good Morning America (which strangely is planned to air at 1:00 P.M. Eastern time and 12:00 P.M. in the other time zones).
The few times that I watched The Chew, I thought that it was a silly show. While I actually thought that having a cooking show on daytime television was a cool idea, this particular show was filled with just to much gossip and "fluff." I would have much preferred a "traditional" cooking show in which the host(s) solely discusses his/her recipes.

What's notable about The Chew's cancellation is that this is the first time in six years that one of the Big Three networks has made a change to its daytime schedule. (This doesn't count last year's change in which the third hour of The Today Show was replaced by Megyn Kelly's new show, as that change really pertains to the morning as opposed to NBC's traditional daytime schedule.) The last time that any of the Big Three networks changed its schedule was ABC back in 2012: After One Life to Live ended its 43-plus year run on 1/13/12, The Revolution aired from 1/16/12 to 7/6/12, only to be replaced by Good Afternoon America (which was another attempt at an afternoon version of GMA) from 7/9/12 to 9/7/12. Beginning on 9/10/12, ABC changed General Hospital's time slot from 3:00 P.M. Eastern to 2:00 P.M. Eastern and then ceded the 3:00 P.M. time slot to its affiliates.

While The Chew's cancellation may not be a huge surprise given the recent departure of disgraced chef Mario Batali, what surprises me the most when it comes to the daytime television landscape is that General Hospital and Days of Our Lives are still on the air. I honestly expected both shows to have been cancelled years ago.
Out In Left Field / Re: Press Your Luck
« Last post by Grand_game2004 on Today at 09:20:27 AM »
They look more like illuminated segments which J! actually did switch to in 1991. Vane displays have flippers which show the digits.

True/ Still it's an interesting observation. I actually liked it when Jeopardy changed their podium displays for the 1991-1992 season. Too bad they couldn't have the winner's display flash like they did on Hollywood Showdown when the jackpot was won.
The TALK Is Right / Re: Pricing game changes that improved those games?
« Last post by jimme on Today at 08:17:00 AM »
1.) I remember when Bob said, "Now we're not going to use the clock today.  Instead you will get three chances..." in explaining Split Decision.  I thought this was good because we won't see some dolt looking out the audience as the clock keeps ticking down.
2.) Punch-A-Bunch was made better by the simplified way they play now - your money prize is in the slot.  In the original format, you selected a letter from "PUNCHBOARD" which was hundred or thousand, then multiplied it by a number below in one of the holes.

Out In Left Field / Re: Card Sharks 2001 - Your thoughts
« Last post by b_masters8 on Today at 02:55:24 AM »
Eh, to be fair, they at least kept the TTD format mostly intact instead of hacking it to pieces like CS2001. If they had found a better host and fixed the flawed bonus round, it wouldn't have been a bad show.

I know they kept the game generally intact-- that's not the problem (although they erased the pot on ties while increasing the box values).

Like you said, it was the host and bonus game that were the trouble-- the Martindale/Caldwell bonus was finding money or "Tic" and "Tac" on the board before hitting the Dragon; the Wayne bonus, however, was a seriously fouled-up ripoff of the CBS Martindale summer '78 bonus (the summer '78 bonus was about trying to find a hidden 3-in-a-row of Xs or Os before hitting the dragon; the Wayne version was where you had to choose which one you were going for, and it wasn't always possible to find the one you chose in a 3-in-a-row; in that case, only the Dragonslayer could save you; worse, the Dragon even started rapping [granted, it was the times, but I didn't enjoy hearing it]).

Also, Patrick Wayne yelled on practically everything (as in "Youuuuu blockkkkk!" and "Youuuuu winnnnnnn!" [is that a proper approximation of how he sounded?]).
The TALK Is Right / Re: Showcase graphics
« Last post by holein1isawesome on Today at 01:26:13 AM »
It would have made more sense if it were +$30k, though.
The TALK Is Right / Re: Showcase graphics
« Last post by tpiradam on Today at 12:28:45 AM »
I can't remember where I heard this from but I believe they were originally planning to do it just for $40k+ or $50k+ wins but since those happened so rarely at the time they decided to use the graphic for any win over $35k.
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