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Title: It's official! ABC has posted info on CS and PYL revivals
Post by: tpir04 on March 13, 2019, 06:19:06 PM
See for yourself! Unfortunately there isn't much to speak of, as most of the info we already know, but the article is still worth mentioning. (And no, there are no Super Whammies.) :)

https://abc.go.com/news/insider/press-your-luck-and-card-sharks-coming-to-abc


Title: Re: It's official! ABC has posted info on CS and PYL revivals
Post by: jaywilliams on March 13, 2019, 08:56:00 PM
I am delighted that Press Your Luck and Card Sharks are getting revived in prime time joining four other game show remakes on ABC including Celebrity Family Feud, Match Game, To Tell The Truth and $100,000 Pyramid. That will bring ABC's total of prime time game shows to six although they have not announced whether or not The Gong Show has been renewed for another season. Looking forward to see what exciting changes and additions being made to both PYL and CS. BTW, has anyone heard about the future of The Gong Show at ABC?
Title: Re: It's official! ABC has posted info on CS and PYL revivals
Post by: someguy23475 on March 13, 2019, 09:07:43 PM
How true will these shows be to the originals? The Bullard Card Sharks was awful.

The only ABC revival I can stomach right now is Pyramid.
Title: Re: It's official! ABC has posted info on CS and PYL revivals
Post by: ooboh on March 13, 2019, 09:07:57 PM
“Press Your Luck” has a bonus round now, hmm? Color me interested.

And as long as the “Card Sharks” reboot isn’t 2001 or 1996 bad, I’ll be able to stomach a potential format change.
Title: Re: It's official! ABC has posted info on CS and PYL revivals
Post by: jaywilliams on March 13, 2019, 09:12:37 PM
“Press Your Luck” has a bonus round now, hmm? Color me interested.

And as long as the “Card Sharks” reboot isn’t 2001 or 1996 bad, I’ll be able to stomach a potential format change.
Agreed on PYL, can't wait for it to see how it's bonus round will be played. For CS, as long as they keep the classic 70s and 80s format, I will be happy.
Title: Re: It's official! ABC has posted info on CS and PYL revivals
Post by: Ccook on March 14, 2019, 03:02:44 AM
I am delighted that Press Your Luck and Card Sharks are getting revived in prime time joining four other game show remakes on ABC including Celebrity Family Feud, Match Game, To Tell The Truth and $100,000 Pyramid. That will bring ABC's total of prime time game shows to six although they have not announced whether or not The Gong Show has been renewed for another season. Looking forward to see what exciting changes and additions being made to both PYL and CS. BTW, has anyone heard about the future of The Gong Show at ABC?
They have it already. Only they call it American Idol. 😉
Title: Re: It's official! ABC has posted info on CS and PYL revivals
Post by: JayC on March 14, 2019, 03:01:29 PM
They have it already. Only they call it American Idol. 😉
They've had The Gong Show on the past two summers, in addition to American Idol in the spring.

It'll be interesting to see what the bonus round in the new Press Your Luck entails. It will eliminate anti-climatic endings. I wonder if it means they won't have players passing spins anymore, players will only use the spins they earn. For Card Sharks I'm sure it'll be more faithful to the Perry and Eubanks/Rafftery versions than the 2001 version.
Title: Re: It's official! ABC has posted info on CS and PYL revivals
Post by: ooboh on March 14, 2019, 04:32:45 PM
They've had The Gong Show on the past two summers, in addition to American Idol in the spring.

It'll be interesting to see what the bonus round in the new Press Your Luck entails. It will eliminate anti-climatic endings. I wonder if it means they won't have players passing spins anymore, players will only use the spins they earn. For Card Sharks I'm sure it'll be more faithful to the Perry and Eubanks/Rafftery versions than the 2001 version.

My guess is the format (including Big Bang, I think) will remain intact, but the bonus round is simply attached.
Title: Re: It's official! ABC has posted info on CS and PYL revivals
Post by: ooboh on March 14, 2019, 04:53:39 PM
My guess is the format (including Big Bang, I think) will remain intact, but the bonus round is simply attached.

EDIT: Big Bank*

I did not edit my original comment in time.
Title: Re: It's official! ABC has posted info on CS and PYL revivals
Post by: blozier2006 on March 14, 2019, 06:53:38 PM
EDIT: Big Bank*

I did not edit my original comment in time.
And the Big Bank wasn't part of the original format, that was bolted on for the GSN version.
Title: Re: It's official! ABC has posted info on CS and PYL revivals
Post by: tpir04 on March 15, 2019, 04:38:29 PM
Any thoughts on whether or not they should keep the Double Whammies from the 2002 Whammy? I think they should. It was fun watching those poor people getting a bucket full of *insert item here*.
Title: Re: It's official! ABC has posted info on CS and PYL revivals
Post by: thatvhstapeguy on March 15, 2019, 05:56:14 PM
Any thoughts on whether or not they should keep the Double Whammies from the 2002 Whammy? I think they should. It was fun watching those poor people getting a bucket full of *insert item here*.
I personally don't think they should. I think that was just an unnecessary gimmick. Who wants to be buried in popcorn/grass clippings/shredded paper/M&M's?
Title: Re: It's official! ABC has posted info on CS and PYL revivals
Post by: ThomHuge on March 15, 2019, 07:08:51 PM
Any thoughts on whether or not they should keep the Double Whammies from the 2002 Whammy? I think they should. It was fun watching those poor people getting a bucket full of *insert item here*.

Yes: I think they should just stick with traditional Whammies (including a less CGI look than we got with the 2002 version). I personally wouldn't want my nice dress clothes to get messed up by having things dropped on me from the ceiling, especially if I was losing a huge amount of money and/or first place at the same time. I'd also like the host to simply say "stop at a Whammy" instead of leading into the animation the way Todd did (i.e. "Stop at a swingin' Whammy" for the Tarzan one). As likable as Todd was, it was a blatant attempt (at least to me) for the show to go for the cheap laugh.

That, the oval-shaped board, and the contestant island that only spun 90 degrees instead of the traditional 180, are things I'd be content to leave as GSN exclusives. (Forgive me for saying this but I'd also like to see a set design less ultra-modern and more respectful of the good old days, similar to the Game Show Marathon one.)
Title: Re: It's official! ABC has posted info on CS and PYL revivals
Post by: GRWHAMMY the 2nd on March 15, 2019, 08:22:27 PM
I personally don't think they should. I think that was just an unnecessary gimmick. Who wants to be buried in popcorn/grass clippings/shredded paper/M&M's?

i agree, if i wanted messed up like that, i'd have signed up for Family Double Dare
Title: Re: It's official! ABC has posted info on CS and PYL revivals
Post by: Axl on March 15, 2019, 08:31:00 PM
Any thoughts on whether or not they should keep the Double Whammies from the 2002 Whammy?

I like the concept, but I think the extra punishment should be something other than a minor physical indignity.  They didn't really add anything to the game.  Maybe a Double Whammy takes all of your money plus a spin or two?

If they do another Big Bank, I have a feeling they will leave the trivia element out of it.  That just screams "low budget," and it's also a momentum killer in what's supposed to be the fast-paced part of the show.
Title: Re: It's official! ABC has posted info on CS and PYL revivals
Post by: pricefan18 on March 16, 2019, 01:41:32 AM
I like the concept, but I think the extra punishment should be something other than a minor physical indignity.  They didn't really add anything to the game.  Maybe a Double Whammy takes all of your money plus a spin or two?

If they do another Big Bank, I have a feeling they will leave the trivia element out of it.  That just screams "low budget," and it's also a momentum killer in what's supposed to be the fast-paced part of the show.

I imagine the feel will be closer to the 80's version than the 2000's one, just based on how others have been treated. It's more in now to go retro than reinvent the wheel. The game may be slightly different as far as the bonus round in particular goes, but the format/feel I don't think will take anything from the 2000's era.
Title: Re: It's official! ABC has posted info on CS and PYL revivals
Post by: PayingTheRent on March 16, 2019, 11:00:14 AM
Hoping the revival series stays true to the original.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MBiRFNXVyzg
Title: Re: It's official! ABC has posted info on CS and PYL revivals
Post by: ThomHuge on March 16, 2019, 11:48:44 AM
^ All of a sudden the little rounded red squares to the far left and right of the PYL board (look past the projection screens at either side of the board and you'll see a red light running along the edge of the board, and then you'll see another red square with semicircular rounded top and bottom sticking out) make sense to me. A nod to how the Second Chance board was made.

/On topic: faithful to the original would be great...but please, better music :)

Actually speaking of music...didn't one of the licensed games have to use the pilot theme because Fremantle couldn't find the actual PYL music in their archives? (They had it for Gameshow Marathon, but I digress.) Part of me wonders--do the odds favor them re-creating the original library if they still don't have it, doing what they did with Feud when it came back in 1999 and having a modern remix, or doing something new entirely?
Title: Re: It's official! ABC has posted info on CS and PYL revivals
Post by: whowouldeverhurtawhammy on March 16, 2019, 06:24:19 PM
Actually speaking of music...didn't one of the licensed games have to use the pilot theme because Fremantle couldn't find the actual PYL music in their archives? (They had it for Gameshow Marathon, but I digress.) Part of me wonders--do the odds favor them re-creating the original library if they still don't have it, doing what they did with Feud when it came back in 1999 and having a modern remix, or doing something new entirely?

That was Press Your Luck 2010 Edition, released on the Wii, Nintendo DS and PC, that featured the pilot theme.
Title: Re: It's official! ABC has posted info on CS and PYL revivals
Post by: ThomHuge on March 16, 2019, 09:48:41 PM
That was Press Your Luck 2010 Edition, released on the Wii, Nintendo DS and PC, that featured the pilot theme.

Alright so rough timeline puts GSM in 2005-ish, when they had at least one piece of music--I remember they used the original closing theme for the entire PYL episode (I thought I was hearing things until that episode showed up on YouTube later on). So sometime between then and 2009 (when I imagine they were making the 2010 game), they lost the original music. Or else they lost rights to use it, one.

/I know it's a bit off-topic, but I have a hard time fathoming how either eventuality could happen.
Title: Re: It's official! ABC has posted info on CS and PYL revivals
Post by: pricefan18 on March 17, 2019, 03:33:01 AM
Hoping the revival series stays true to the original.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MBiRFNXVyzg

I'm surprised to find this for one, this has to be one of the few remaining that exist, and maybe only recently found? Not sure but feels like it. Thanks for posting it though :)

Also.....interesting thing on this, the Australian Feud theme from this same period would seem to have been heavily patterned after its' theme. If compare the two, they're pretty similar. Listen to the intro here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7T-v_Or5X1g
Title: Re: It's official! ABC has posted info on CS and PYL revivals
Post by: Ccook on March 17, 2019, 05:04:00 AM
Would Second Chance have lasted longer on ABC if it hadn’t been on at the uncoveted 12 Noon ET time? It didn’t clear our city (Atlanta, which didn’t clear PYL either); I did get to see it on a family trip to Florida. Quite enjoyable.
Title: Re: It's official! ABC has posted info on CS and PYL revivals
Post by: pricefan18 on March 17, 2019, 05:26:21 AM
Would Second Chance have lasted longer on ABC if it hadn’t been on at the uncoveted 12 Noon ET time? It didn’t clear our city (Atlanta, which didn’t clear PYL either); I did get to see it on a family trip to Florida. Quite enjoyable.

I think the only thing I mighta changed was the no additional spins in round 1. I was a bit thrown by that, took a little away for me drama wise. I was reading too that the 2nd round didn't have them early on either if I understood it right. So this woulda been after that clearly. Overall pretty entertaining though, and neat to see the precursor to PYL later in full like this and great quality at that. I definitely think it deserved a longer run and maybe woulda gotten it in a better slot, maybe like a 1 or 1:30 spot perhaps?
Title: Re: It's official! ABC has posted info on CS and PYL revivals
Post by: pannoni1 on March 17, 2019, 01:04:36 PM
Would Second Chance have lasted longer on ABC if it hadn’t been on at the uncoveted 12 Noon ET time? It didn’t clear our city (Atlanta, which didn’t clear PYL either); I did get to see it on a family trip to Florida. Quite enjoyable.

Second Chance had a better slot in Washington, DC (10:30 AM, likely a one-day delay, which is what the one regular episode with video that circulates that you see above comes from). It's didn't clear WJZ in Baltimore, because like WJLA, it already aired the Noon news. It's successor, The Better Sex, aired at 10 AM on a one-day delay, along with carrying one-day delay episodes of Tattletales at 10:30, which WTOP (now WUSA) aired Dinah! instead at the O&O time slot. But for the O&O's and others that picked it up, Noon was the daytime equivalent of Friday/Saturday nights in primetime.

Still great to see PYL and CS back again!
Title: Re: It's official! ABC has posted info on CS and PYL revivals
Post by: Ccook on March 17, 2019, 01:46:13 PM
The Better Sex aired here on a one-day delay at 9 AM. Repeats of Gambit followed.
Title: Re: It's official! ABC has posted info on CS and PYL revivals
Post by: SeaBreeze341 on March 20, 2019, 07:40:26 PM
“Press Your Luck” has a bonus round now, hmm? Color me interested.

And as long as the “Card Sharks” reboot isn’t 2001 or 1996 bad, I’ll be able to stomach a potential format change.


I guess I'm neutral to the "bonus round" as it relates to PYL.  I personally preferred the Jeopardy! game-play where all participating contestants got to participate in the end game.  Anyway, as the saying goes, change is inevitable.
Title: Re: It's official! ABC has posted info on CS and PYL revivals
Post by: Briguy on March 24, 2019, 02:39:29 PM
My guess is the format (including Big Bang, I think) will remain intact, but the bonus round is simply attached.

Honestly, if I were to attach a Bonus Game to PYL, especially if there were a syndicated version, I'd have an "eliminate the Whammy" game, whereby eliminating 10 Whammies wins a bonus prize, such as a car. (Or, if this were the 1980s version, maybe $10,000 cash.)

Here, the game would begin with a set number of Whammies on the board, the idea being you want to land on the Whammy. Each time the contestant lands on a Whammy, it would be worth cash (in the 1980s, it would be $100 per Whammy landed on) and would take that Whammy space out of play. The contestant would get one miss, but a second miss would end the game with only the consolation cash. However, landing on a 10th Whammy would net the bonus.

It'll be interesting to see what the bonus game will be here with the ABC revival.

Brian
Title: Re: It's official! ABC has posted info on CS and PYL revivals
Post by: GameShowFan9001 on March 24, 2019, 03:05:50 PM
Here, the game would begin with a set number of Whammies on the board, the idea being you want to land on the Whammy. Each time the contestant lands on a Whammy, it would be worth cash (in the 1980s, it would be $100 per Whammy landed on) and would take that Whammy space out of play. The contestant would get one miss, but a second miss would end the game with only the consolation cash. However, landing on a 10th Whammy would net the bonus.

What would the other spaces be?
Title: Re: It's official! ABC has posted info on CS and PYL revivals
Post by: tpir04 on March 24, 2019, 04:30:49 PM
Honestly, if I were to attach a Bonus Game to PYL, especially if there were a syndicated version, I'd have an "eliminate the Whammy" game, whereby eliminating 10 Whammies wins a bonus prize, such as a car. (Or, if this were the 1980s version, maybe $10,000 cash.)

Here, the game would begin with a set number of Whammies on the board, the idea being you want to land on the Whammy. Each time the contestant lands on a Whammy, it would be worth cash (in the 1980s, it would be $100 per Whammy landed on) and would take that Whammy space out of play. The contestant would get one miss, but a second miss would end the game with only the consolation cash. However, landing on a 10th Whammy would net the bonus.

It'll be interesting to see what the bonus game will be here with the ABC revival.

Brian

I see where you're coming from, but I would rather use $1,000 spaces just so that the bonus round isn't contradictory to the main game.
Title: Re: It's official! ABC has posted info on CS and PYL revivals
Post by: pricefan18 on March 24, 2019, 10:16:27 PM
What would the other spaces be?

All I could think of is special no whammy spaces.
Title: Re: It's official! ABC has posted info on CS and PYL revivals
Post by: tybuki on March 25, 2019, 05:15:37 PM
Alright so rough timeline puts GSM in 2005-ish, when they had at least one piece of music--I remember they used the original closing theme for the entire PYL episode (I thought I was hearing things until that episode showed up on YouTube later on). So sometime between then and 2009 (when I imagine they were making the 2010 game), they lost the original music. Or else they lost rights to use it, one.

/I know it's a bit off-topic, but I have a hard time fathoming how either eventuality could happen.

The story with the music as I've come to believe is that the one of the reels of PYL music was damaged beyond repair some time ago, but I've also read from Terry @ TVPMM that the Carruthers family does have a reel of their own, but has declined to release it. The music that was used on Game Show Marathon was likely from the tape that a trader received from Score that has the opening, closing, and alt. opening theme. Not sure if anyone has reached out to Michel Camilo, the composer of the theme.
Title: Re: It's official! ABC has posted info on CS and PYL revivals
Post by: blozier2006 on April 08, 2019, 01:11:47 PM
This just in: actor Joel McHale has been confirmed as host of Card Sharks.

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April 8, 2019
 
ABC STACKS THE DECK WITH JOEL MCHALE AS HOST OF
‘CARD SHARKS,’ PREMIERING THIS SUMMER ON ABC
 
ABC Entertainment and Fremantle announced today that actor and comedian Joel McHale is set to host “Card Sharks,” the suspenseful game where a fortune can be won on the turn of a single playing card! The show is slated to air this summer on The ABC Television Network.
 
“I’m very excited to be hosting ‘Card Sharks,’” said Joel McHale. “Game winners can win tens of thousands of dollars and in an updated twist – losers will be fed to a pen of adult Tiger Sharks.”
 
The road to glory and riches begins with two players facing off in a head-to-head elimination race where the winning player claims a $10,000 cash prize and a chance to turn that amount into a life-changing payday. The anticipation builds as the winning contestant risks their prize on predicting seven final cards. The player leaves the game with whatever amount of money they have in their bank after their prediction, and results are revealed on the flip of their seventh and final card.
 
Joel McHale was most recently seen in “The Happy Time Murders,” as well as Netflix’s “A Futile and Stupid Gesture,” opposite Will Forte. McHale also recently hosted “The Joel McHale Show with Joel McHale” on Netflix, a half-hour topical series that took a sharp, absurdist look at pop culture and news from across the globe. In 2015, McHale wrapped the 12th and final season of E! Network’s “The Soup,” in which he satirized pop culture and current events. He is best known for his starring role on the hit comedy series “Community.” Other starring feature roles include the Jerry Bruckheimer-produced, supernatural thriller “Deliver Us from Evil”; the Warner Bros’ romantic comedy “Blended,” alongside Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore; Seth MacFarlane’s comedy smash “Ted”; Steven Soderbergh’s “The Informant”; as well as “What’s Your Number?,” starring Chris Evans and Anna Faris. In 2014, McHale hosted the annual White House Correspondents’ Association dinner in Washington D.C. He also hosted “The 2015 ESPYS” on ABC. In the fall of 2016, McHale released his first book through Putnam Penguin, “Thanks for the Money: How to Use My Life Story to Become the Best Joel McHale You Can Be,” which is part memoir, part self-help guide. McHale is repped by UTA and Ziffren Brittenham LLP.
 
“Card Sharks” is produced by Fremantle. Scott St. John is showrunner and executive producer, and Jack Martin and Jennifer Mullin are also executive producers.
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Source: http://www.gameshowforum.org/index.php/topic,30962.0.html
Title: Re: It's official! ABC has posted info on CS and PYL revivals
Post by: tpir04 on April 08, 2019, 01:33:26 PM
“Game winners can win tens of thousands of dollars and in an updated twist – losers will be fed to a pen of adult Tiger Sharks.”

"Spear guns not included."
Title: Re: It's official! ABC has posted info on CS and PYL revivals
Post by: Superballer on April 08, 2019, 09:18:13 PM
Just as long as the sharks don't have lasers attached to their heads--or get swapped out for ill-tempered mutated sea bass in the case of budget cuts. 
Title: Re: It's official! ABC has posted info on CS and PYL revivals
Post by: Roadgeek Adam on April 09, 2019, 12:40:03 AM
Just as long as the sharks don't have lasers attached to their heads--or get swapped out for ill-tempered mutated sea bass in the case of budget cuts.

So Henry Winkler is coming, right? :P
Title: Re: It's official! ABC has posted info on CS and PYL revivals
Post by: thatvhstapeguy on April 09, 2019, 09:35:25 AM
Per the press release, Money Cards should be standard. I'm guessing they got the 7 from the number of cards initially dealt on the board. Technically speaking, under both classic versions, the Money Cards round goes through anywhere from 8-11 cards. But holy crap, does the $10,000 maingame winnings go into the Money Cards? If then, that's a possible six figure payout. A couple of years ago I made a rough sketch of what I think the Money Cards should look like today, based on the Eubanks/Rafferty rules. $1000 first line/+$2000 second line/Big Bet, max payout is $160,000.

Now the maingame format is a little bit more vague. All the release says is that it is a "head-to-head elimination race." I hope that they don't screw that up like they did in the '01 series. And please, no gimmicky stuff (e.g. "clip chips" or whatever that crap was) either.

Choice of host continues the recent trend of picking comedians to host game shows. Hopefully, McHale will be a fine host.
Title: Re: It's official! ABC has posted info on CS and PYL revivals
Post by: SamJ93 on April 09, 2019, 12:54:16 PM
I like Joel McHale, but his comedy style tends to be on the cynical, snarky side--not really what makes a good game show host (unless the show in question is The Weakest Link). Hopefully he'll be able to tone it down a bit and sincerely root for the contestants.

As for PYL, although it probably won't happen, I'd really like to see Ben Bailey as host.
Title: Re: It's official! ABC has posted info on CS and PYL revivals
Post by: ooboh on April 09, 2019, 01:18:50 PM
Per the press release, Money Cards should be standard. I'm guessing they got the 7 from the number of cards initially dealt on the board. Technically speaking, under both classic versions, the Money Cards round goes through anywhere from 8-11 cards. But holy crap, does the $10,000 maingame winnings go into the Money Cards? If then, that's a possible six figure payout. A couple of years ago I made a rough sketch of what I think the Money Cards should look like today, based on the Eubanks/Rafferty rules. $1000 first line/+$2000 second line/Big Bet, max payout is $160,000.

Now the maingame format is a little bit more vague. All the release says is that it is a "head-to-head elimination race." I hope that they don't screw that up like they did in the '01 series. And please, no gimmicky stuff (e.g. "clip chips" or whatever that crap was) either.

Choice of host continues the recent trend of picking comedians to host game shows. Hopefully, McHale will be a fine host.

Six figures? Unless I did my math wrong, you could win $1.28 million if you bet it all on the last card — doubling $10,000 seven times
Title: Re: It's official! ABC has posted info on CS and PYL revivals
Post by: Flerbert419 on April 09, 2019, 07:33:00 PM
You wouldn't get the $10,000 to bet with from the first card because you need to split it between the first and second line.
Title: Re: It's official! ABC has posted info on CS and PYL revivals
Post by: priceguy on April 09, 2019, 08:31:08 PM
Now the maingame format is a little bit more vague. All the release says is that it is a "head-to-head elimination race."

Well if you think about it, the main game on the original show was a head-to-head race through the cards and one player got eliminated.  So hopefully it's just weird wording from the press release and not another retooling of the format.
Title: Re: It's official! ABC has posted info on CS and PYL revivals
Post by: mellongraig on April 10, 2019, 11:25:41 AM
Well tonight at 4 pm Pacific, 7 pm Eastern, Stu Shostak is going to talk about this topic with the resident critics Steve Beverly and Wesley Hyatt to get their take on all of this and whether if this is a good or bad idea to have these new versions of Press Your Luck and Card Sharks on the air. Plus you guys can e-mail during the show (be brief though).

http://www.stusshow.com/
https://iframe.dacast.com/b/92970/c/447572
Title: Re: It's official! ABC has posted info on CS and PYL revivals
Post by: urbanpreppie0004 on April 10, 2019, 02:37:04 PM
Well tonight at 4 pm Pacific, 7 pm Eastern, Stu Shostak is going to talk about this topic with the resident critics Steve Beverly and Wesley Hyatt to get their take on all of this and whether if this is a good or bad idea to have these new versions of Press Your Luck and Card Sharks on the air. Plus you guys can e-mail during the show (be brief though).

http://www.stusshow.com/
https://iframe.dacast.com/b/92970/c/447572

Why, why, why would this be a bad thing?
Title: Re: It's official! ABC has posted info on CS and PYL revivals
Post by: howierules86 on April 10, 2019, 02:50:48 PM
^If the contestants' last names aren't mentioned on the show, Steve Beverly would not be happy about that at all.
Title: Re: It's official! ABC has posted info on CS and PYL revivals
Post by: Axl on April 10, 2019, 02:56:05 PM
Why, why, why would this be a bad thing?

On Stu's Show, everything contemporary is a bad thing.
Title: Re: It's official! ABC has posted info on CS and PYL revivals
Post by: urbanpreppie0004 on April 10, 2019, 08:16:27 PM
I tried to listen...i made it five minutes in.

So. Much. Yelling.
Title: Re: It's official! ABC has posted info on CS and PYL revivals
Post by: mellongraig on April 10, 2019, 08:43:51 PM
Here is the full schedule including the CS and PYL revivals as they are talking about it right now:

http://buzzerblog.com/2019/04/10/abc-announces-summer-fun-games-debut-dates

They think it will be enough to renew these shows to make the network happy but not like huge ratings. Wes is slightly cautiously optimistic about the PYL revival but not so much on the CS revival, at least in his opinion.
Title: Re: It's official! ABC has posted info on CS and PYL revivals
Post by: Reloaden on April 16, 2019, 09:11:29 AM
Joel McHale is an interesting choice i kinda hope they stick to the game play and don't horse around too much. I just hope the Survey questions don't turn Family Feudish.

I am interested on who they have in mind for Press Your Luck.
Title: Re: It's official! ABC has posted info on CS and PYL revivals
Post by: imhomerjay on April 16, 2019, 01:52:08 PM
I have to think it’s somewhat inevitable, assuming survey questions remain, that they’ll be at least a bit “saucier” than in the 70s and 80s. Whether it’s full-on Feud level...who knows yet.
Title: Re: It's official! ABC has posted info on CS and PYL revivals
Post by: drwhovill on May 02, 2019, 04:59:42 PM
Elizabeth Banks is the new Press Your Luck host.
Title: Re: It's official! ABC has posted info on CS and PYL revivals
Post by: someguy23475 on May 03, 2019, 04:16:39 AM
Elizabeth Banks is the new Press Your Luck host.

This has disaster written all over it. Why must they always choose actors/actresses with no hosting experience of any kind?
Title: Re: It's official! ABC has posted info on CS and PYL revivals
Post by: imhomerjay on May 03, 2019, 04:32:22 AM
Because they’re in the business of getting viewers.
Title: Re: It's official! ABC has posted info on CS and PYL revivals
Post by: pricefan18 on May 03, 2019, 04:33:47 AM
Because they’re in the business of getting viewers.

I can't help but think the female power thing feeds into decisions like this too. First thing I thought of when I heard the name. Not that she can't be good mind you, but I think her gender had as much to do with it as anything did.
Title: Re: It's official! ABC has posted info on CS and PYL revivals
Post by: imhomerjay on May 03, 2019, 06:41:24 AM
Of Feud, Pyramid, To Tell the Truth, Match Game, Card Sharks and Press Your Luck, one has a woman host. If anything, males have benefited more from gender. That’s a pretty skewed gender disparity relative to the population.

I’ve got to say I find the idea of this being some kind of “female power” thing to be preposterous. She is an accomplished and well known performer.
Title: Re: It's official! ABC has posted info on CS and PYL revivals
Post by: someguy23475 on May 03, 2019, 07:16:30 AM
Did she have to audition or was she handed the job? If she actually had to win an audition, that gives some hope.

Being an accomplished performer does not necessarily mean you can host a game show.
Title: Re: It's official! ABC has posted info on CS and PYL revivals
Post by: urbanpreppie0004 on May 03, 2019, 10:51:03 AM
She's also had an extensive resume behind the camera and did host a pilot for Name That Tune awhile back- and apparently was quite good. So she's more than just an "actor."
Title: Re: It's official! ABC has posted info on CS and PYL revivals
Post by: someguy23475 on May 03, 2019, 12:33:01 PM
She's also had an extensive resume behind the camera and did host a pilot for Name That Tune awhile back- and apparently was quite good. So she's more than just an "actor."

Patrick Wayne was also apparently quite good when he hosted a pilot (at least to Jim Lange), and look how he did on Tic Tac Dough.

She may surprise and be decent, but I am not holding my breath.
Title: Re: It's official! ABC has posted info on CS and PYL revivals
Post by: imhomerjay on May 03, 2019, 01:13:32 PM
Did she have to audition or was she handed the job? If she actually had to win an audition, that gives some hope.

Being an accomplished performer does not necessarily mean you can host a game show.

Sure. But thus far Strahan, Harvey, Anderson and Baldwin have seen their shows run multiple seasons, just sticking with the ABC Fun and Games slate. Game shows are not some magically different, segmented genre in viewers’ eyes. Skill sets are transferable and malleable. Whether she had to beat out some indeterminate number of other people, or was a leading choice all along doesn’t really indicate results one way or another.
Title: Re: It's official! ABC has posted info on CS and PYL revivals
Post by: pricefan18 on May 03, 2019, 03:31:25 PM
Of Feud, Pyramid, To Tell the Truth, Match Game, Card Sharks and Press Your Luck, one has a woman host. If anything, males have benefited more from gender. That’s a pretty skewed gender disparity relative to the population.

I’ve got to say I find the idea of this being some kind of “female power” thing to be preposterous. She is an accomplished and well known performer.

That's fair on the host ratio, I just know how big an issue diversity be it race or gender is in the modern world, so it's hard not to question if that's a motivation at times with decisions like this. Doesn't mean it's always the case though, can admit that. How they promote this may tell a lot to this end too, but am man enough to say that I could be wrong on this.

I didn't know either that she did a Name that Tune pilot, that offers some hope as well that this was more than a quota decision. Time will tell how good/worthy of the spot she is regardless, but it's good she does have at least one game show to her credit going into this.
Title: Re: It's official! ABC has posted info on CS and PYL revivals
Post by: imhomerjay on May 03, 2019, 04:52:51 PM
I’m just bummed a Name That Tune didn’t make it to air. (Yeah, Beat Shazam...I know.)

Speaking of Shazam, Jamie Foxx is enthusiastic, engaging and authentic hosting. His personality, like any, may or may not work for each person, but I think it would be hard to paint him as phony or forced.

In the plus column, I haven’t seen much but positive about Strahan—and that was his first game. And while it’s a bit out there, Snoop has been enjoyable on Joker’s Wild. Whatever might be said about the content, he’s great with the contestants.

One of my personal favorites of the new crop of shows has been Anthony Anderson.

It’s all such a risk. The time period could be deadly. It could be over reliance on old games by ABC. She could be painfully awkward. The nostalgia might not translate to the 21st century. Lots can go wrong. Hopefully lots will go right.
Title: Re: It's official! ABC has posted info on CS and PYL revivals
Post by: Casey on May 03, 2019, 07:33:35 PM
Only as an anecdote and nothing more, the few people who sit near me at work know that I like games, and when I told them Press Your Luck or "The show with the whammies" was coming back this summer - they were interested enough to want to know when.  They didn't have that reaction to Match Game or $100,000 Pyramid.
Title: Re: It's official! ABC has posted info on CS and PYL revivals
Post by: Axl on May 03, 2019, 07:52:40 PM
I’m just bummed a Name That Tune didn’t make it to air. (Yeah, Beat Shazam...I know.)

Music genres are so segmented now, I think it's hard to make a music-based program that can appeal to a wide audience.  Name That Tune had a few contemporary songs sprinkled in (especially the disco-friendly 70s version), but it was largely standards, showtunes, and 60s and 70s pop/rock that had become mainstream with the ascendance of Boomers.  I'm not sure what the equivalent would be today.
Title: Re: It's official! ABC has posted info on CS and PYL revivals
Post by: imhomerjay on May 03, 2019, 09:10:05 PM
It's interesting because Beat Shazam really does span genres and eras. Mostly categories of pop/rock, sure, but it can go form classic soul to modern day pop. Clearly certain players have their strengths, but to make it all the way to the final round, you've got to have a fairly solid cross-section of musical knowledge. There are some categories where I wouldn't have a clue on a single song, and would just relay on guessing fast and hoping for the best.

Name That Tune for a modern age would probably need to dispense with the band aspect. And since the last time the show was on (Name That Video notwithstanding) was more than three decades ago, I don't see that being an issue. The one thing a show like that has going for it is shows like American Idol and The Voice tend to have their contestants cover a lot of genres, so there is some familiarity across audiences, even if a certain genre isn't their go-to choice.

Title: Re: It's official! ABC has posted info on CS and PYL revivals
Post by: someguy23475 on May 03, 2019, 10:11:44 PM
The only host of those you mentioned who is passable is Strahan. Anderson has turned TTTT into a joke, Harvey gets old very quickly, and Baldwin is almost Ricki Lake bad when hosting Match Game. The man is way too arrogant and clearly does not care.

The ratings of all of these are not good. I don’t know if the network breaks even or makes some money, but it can’t be much, or they would try them in the fall.

I wonder what ad spots are running for these shows.
Title: Re: It's official! ABC has posted info on CS and PYL revivals
Post by: ThomHuge on May 03, 2019, 11:30:33 PM
The ratings of all of these are not good. I don’t know if the network breaks even or makes some money, but it can’t be much, or they would try them in the fall.

Given your established dislike for anything modern or different, I challenge this. Please provide a link to some source that definitively calls the ratings for these shows "not good."
Title: Re: It's official! ABC has posted info on CS and PYL revivals
Post by: blozier2006 on May 03, 2019, 11:41:07 PM
Given your established dislike for anything modern or different, I challenge this. Please provide a link to some source that definitively calls the ratings for these shows "not good."
Heck, I'd just be happy in seeing the numbers themselves, period.
Title: Re: It's official! ABC has posted info on CS and PYL revivals
Post by: Casey on May 04, 2019, 08:51:32 AM
The ratings of all of these are not good. I don’t know if the network breaks even or makes some money, but it can’t be much, or they would try them in the fall.
Facts matter, even today, believe it or not.  Do you think ABC would program these shows year after year if "the ratings of all of these are not good?"  TV networks aren't in the business of losing money on shows that no one watches on a regular basis.
Title: Re: It's official! ABC has posted info on CS and PYL revivals
Post by: imhomerjay on May 04, 2019, 02:34:33 PM
Indeed.

Look, filler programming isn't going to have "This is Us" level viewership. So sure, if you're comparing top in-season shows to summer-season shows, the comparisons would look pretty ugly in most cases. But they're also the proverbial apples-to-oranges, and nothing any person with an actual stake in the business is going to pay a darned bit of attention to.

ABC in particular had a need for some relatively inexpensive, flexible programming to fill their summers. For a bunch of years things came and went, with a few snagging a second season here or there. Then they start building off Celebrity Family Feud, and find themselves with a night that's successful enough to not just come back more-or-less intact several seasons in a row, but they expand it by going back to the "classic game show" well for a couple of new shows to build a new night. In the meantime, they used Match Game as in-season filler as well, several times now.

If that's your definition of "bad," you're off the mark in terms of how the business works.
Title: Re: It's official! ABC has posted info on CS and PYL revivals
Post by: someguy23475 on May 04, 2019, 04:37:28 PM
Last I saw numbers, these were drawing around a 1 or 1.5 share. I wonder what reruns or realty shows would draw.
Title: Re: It's official! ABC has posted info on CS and PYL revivals
Post by: ThomHuge on May 04, 2019, 04:44:11 PM
Last I saw numbers, these were drawing around a 1 or 1.5 share. I wonder what reruns or realty shows would draw.

Link please? I'd like to see these numbers for myself.

/Obviously the network doesn't think reruns or realty shows would do reasonably better, or else that's what would be in those slots.
Title: Re: It's official! ABC has posted info on CS and PYL revivals
Post by: Flerbert419 on May 04, 2019, 05:15:55 PM
Here's (https://theblogisright.com/game-show-ratings/) a blog that has compiled ratings information from a couple of different locations. 

There's no doubt they are low compared to other shows, but the bar for cheap summer filler must be even lower.
Title: Re: It's official! ABC has posted info on CS and PYL revivals
Post by: imhomerjay on May 04, 2019, 05:31:26 PM
Last I saw numbers, these were drawing around a 1 or 1.5 share. I wonder what reruns or realty shows would draw.
Games are a form of reality TV. They fit under the networks’ unscripted umbrellas.

A 1.5 in summer is not bad at all. Summer viewing levels are low. While imperfect, consider a general analogy to Friday nights even in the regular season. Low usage night for broadcast TV. CBS generally wins the night with MacGyver/Five-O/Blue Bloods. They pull on a good night about a 1, give or take a bit. More costly with the size casts, writers, etc.

But please do keep telling us how ABC’s own executives, the people whose actual paychecks depend on such things, are clearly just renewing poorly performing shows because...why, exactly?

ABC has a sense of how their reruns perform. Some of them continue on. Their sitcoms do ok. Their dramas less so, because a good number are more serialized than procedurals. And they have holes to fill to account for Dancing/Idol.

Clearly they found a formula that works for them. The law of averages suggests sooner or later one or more of their efforts will fall flat, but that doesn’t mean the broader effort to create modern twists on classic games was a bad strategy, any more than a bomb of a sitcom means doing sitcoms is a bad idea.
Title: Re: It's official! ABC has posted info on CS and PYL revivals
Post by: pricefan18 on May 04, 2019, 06:25:58 PM
Clearly they found a formula that works for them. The law of averages suggests sooner or later one or more of their efforts will fall flat, but that doesn’t mean the broader effort to create modern twists on classic games was a bad strategy, any more than a bomb of a sitcom means doing sitcoms is a bad idea.

Could argue that their Gong Show did since it's gone as of right now. But time will tell otherwise. Also could reach an oversaturation eventually if they aren't already there, where there's so many games but not enough slots to fit them all like was the case in the 70's and I suppose early 80's.
Title: Re: It's official! ABC has posted info on CS and PYL revivals
Post by: COINBOYNYC on May 05, 2019, 10:16:32 PM
when I told them [ . . . ] "The show with the whammies" was coming back this summer - they were interested enough to want to know when.

Makes me wonder how much the phrase "No Whammies!," whether by itself or preceded by "Big Bucks!," is a recognized part of American culture.
Title: Re: It's official! ABC has posted info on CS and PYL revivals
Post by: goldroadfanatic on May 10, 2019, 09:30:37 PM
It seems ABC has aired a promo that featured a glimpse of the new Card Sharks board.  Overall, I like the size of it, how they're using the 1978 logo's font for the contestant names, and that Joel appears to use a skinny mic like Jim Perry did in the original version.

(https://scontent.fbed1-2.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/60328579_1282196631958991_3852848323236986880_n.jpg?_nc_cat=106&_nc_oc=AQmnavd-3lWUecH-bzVpnl4aiGY64h3q_53WXGL9hfTSzrS_pJLVWwI_KtJQqJFMDGU&_nc_ht=scontent.fbed1-2.fna&oh=046f1f502641c026b122be325a248930&oe=5D7348E7)
Title: Re: It's official! ABC has posted info on CS and PYL revivals
Post by: b_masters8 on May 11, 2019, 04:45:58 AM
It seems ABC has aired a promo that featured a glimpse of the new Card Sharks board.  Overall, I like the size of it, how they're using the 1978 logo's font for the contestant names, and that Joel appears to use a skinny mic like Jim Perry did in the original version.

(https://scontent.fbed1-2.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/60328579_1282196631958991_3852848323236986880_n.jpg?_nc_cat=106&_nc_oc=AQmnavd-3lWUecH-bzVpnl4aiGY64h3q_53WXGL9hfTSzrS_pJLVWwI_KtJQqJFMDGU&_nc_ht=scontent.fbed1-2.fna&oh=046f1f502641c026b122be325a248930&oe=5D7348E7)

It seems also that the contestants will have to guess more cards correctly to win a game (5 on the originals, 7 or 8 here).
Title: Re: It's official! ABC has posted info on CS and PYL revivals
Post by: blozier2006 on May 11, 2019, 05:38:32 AM
It seems also that the contestants will have to guess more cards correctly to win a game (5 on the originals, 7 or 8 here).
10, actually. Not sure if they're all visible in that shot, though.
Title: Re: It's official! ABC has posted info on CS and PYL revivals
Post by: b_masters8 on May 11, 2019, 05:43:04 AM
10, actually. Not sure if they're all visible in that shot, though.

Not entirely, no.

That said, why so many now?
Title: Re: It's official! ABC has posted info on CS and PYL revivals
Post by: howierules86 on May 11, 2019, 06:50:21 AM
^It's been mentioned that the new CS maingame will be just one game with five questions (the fifth being sudden death), and whoever wins that game goes on to the Money Cards bonus round.
Title: Re: It's official! ABC has posted info on CS and PYL revivals
Post by: b_masters8 on May 11, 2019, 07:02:00 AM
^It's been mentioned that the new CS maingame will be just one game with five questions (the fifth being sudden death), and whoever wins that game goes on to the Money Cards bonus round.

That's an entirely new way to play-- I've been always used to the best-of-3 to the Money Cards, but this is an entirely new wrinkle that I don't think I've seen before; it might mean seeing the Money Cards a lot more in each show!
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Post by: blozier2006 on May 11, 2019, 08:43:13 AM
That's an entirely new way to play-- I've been always used to the best-of-3 to the Money Cards, but this is an entirely new wrinkle that I don't think I've seen before; it might mean seeing the Money Cards a lot more in each show!
Somehow I'm expecting tons and tons of padding. I think they're doing this to prevent any "straddling" games, and likely only have the budget to do two games per show (or, more precisely, one game per half-hour, if they're doing it the same as the rest of the primetime shows are)
Title: Re: It's official! ABC has posted info on CS and PYL revivals
Post by: b_masters8 on May 11, 2019, 08:55:16 AM
Somehow I'm expecting tons and tons of padding. I think they're doing this to prevent any "straddling" games, and likely only have the budget to do two games per show (or, more precisely, one game per half-hour, if they're doing it the same as the rest of the primetime shows are)

Great point! It might actually end up being that way. The best way to find out is to wait for June.
Title: Re: It's official! ABC has posted info on CS and PYL revivals
Post by: goldroadfanatic on May 11, 2019, 02:28:17 PM
The Money Cards will be different, too.  What we know is that the contestant is staked with $10,000 for winning the main game, and they face a board of 7 cards, rather than 8 in the Perry/Eubanks/Rafferty eras, so they're taking a page from the 2001 version.  Additionally, contestants will have money chips to bet with, like a real casino, instead of just naming an amount and calling higher/lower, so the presentation sounds neat.  Unlike previous versions, there will be no additional money given to the contestant at certain points, so there's no second chance for busting early in the game. 

The minimum bet is $1,000 per card except for the Big Bet at the end, where the contestant must bet at least half.  The "loss on a double" rule from most of the Perry era returns for this version, so contestants have to be more careful.  Also, if a contestant has a large bank they don't want to risk on the Big Bet, they can bail out on the second-to-last card with what they have.  A contestant can win as much as $640,000, assuming they bet all their money on each card and correctly call the next card as higher or lower. 

What's still unknown is if the contestant has the option to change their only the base card or any card during the Money Cards.  Apparently, a contestant is allowed to change one card, based on reports that have surfaced.

Buzzr revealed the following publicity photo of Joel with a hand of cards.  Perhaps the Money Cards board is behind him? 

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D6OxyzrUwAAsU9M.png)

Title: Re: It's official! ABC has posted info on CS and PYL revivals
Post by: b_masters8 on May 11, 2019, 02:42:01 PM
The "loss on a double" rule from most of the Perry era returns for this version, so contestants have to be more careful. 

I was hoping that part wouldn't be there! I think that was the major downfall of the original NBC show.
Title: Re: It's official! ABC has posted info on CS and PYL revivals
Post by: goldroadfanatic on May 11, 2019, 02:52:21 PM
I'm not surprised it's there.  With big money on the line, the risk of losing it all helps keep the budget in check by making contestants play conservatively.

Also, in addition to the money chips, apparently, there will be a button that contestants push to lock in their higher/lower decisions.  Again, with big money on the line, they want a "final answer" mechanism to hold a contestant to their choice.  This should also help pad out the show so there's no straddling.
Title: Re: It's official! ABC has posted info on CS and PYL revivals
Post by: GameShowKid on May 14, 2019, 05:19:45 PM
It seems ABC has aired a promo that featured a glimpse of the new Card Sharks board.  Overall, I like the size of it, how they're using the 1978 logo's font for the contestant names, and that Joel appears to use a skinny mic like Jim Perry did in the original version.

(https://scontent.fbed1-2.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/60328579_1282196631958991_3852848323236986880_n.jpg?_nc_cat=106&_nc_oc=AQmnavd-3lWUecH-bzVpnl4aiGY64h3q_53WXGL9hfTSzrS_pJLVWwI_KtJQqJFMDGU&_nc_ht=scontent.fbed1-2.fna&oh=046f1f502641c026b122be325a248930&oe=5D7348E7)

I’m doubting it, but do you think they will use the original 1970s theme and gameplay music as well? I’ve always liked it. (Clap! Clap! Clap, clap, clap!) :)
Title: Re: It's official! ABC has posted info on CS and PYL revivals
Post by: blozier2006 on May 14, 2019, 06:08:05 PM
I’m doubting it, but do you think they will use the original 1970s theme and gameplay music as well? I’ve always liked it. (Clap! Clap! Clap, clap, clap!) :)
From what I've heard, they're supposedly using an "updated" version of the 1978 theme.
Title: Re: It's official! ABC has posted info on CS and PYL revivals
Post by: ooboh on May 14, 2019, 06:54:30 PM
Here’s a link to a short Press Your Luck promo

https://youtu.be/QyUQdso8R2w
Title: Re: It's official! ABC has posted info on CS and PYL revivals
Post by: PayingTheRent on May 14, 2019, 08:56:39 PM
$10,000 + a Spin?

 :nipplesarehard:
Title: Re: It's official! ABC has posted info on CS and PYL revivals
Post by: ooboh on May 14, 2019, 11:56:36 PM
$10,000 + a Spin?

 :nipplesarehard:

I’m thinking that they’re going with the Game$how Marathon dollar amounts AKA double the original amounts.
Title: Re: It's official! ABC has posted info on CS and PYL revivals
Post by: JoePlinko on May 17, 2019, 05:50:18 PM
It seems ABC has aired a promo that featured a glimpse of the new Card Sharks board.  Overall, I like the size of it, how they're using the 1978 logo's font for the contestant names, and that Joel appears to use a skinny mic like Jim Perry did in the original version.

(https://scontent.fbed1-2.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/60328579_1282196631958991_3852848323236986880_n.jpg?_nc_cat=106&_nc_oc=AQmnavd-3lWUecH-bzVpnl4aiGY64h3q_53WXGL9hfTSzrS_pJLVWwI_KtJQqJFMDGU&_nc_ht=scontent.fbed1-2.fna&oh=046f1f502641c026b122be325a248930&oe=5D7348E7)

Is it just me or does that NOT look like Joel McHale?  Are they perhaps using the models to turn the cards?
Title: Re: It's official! ABC has posted info on CS and PYL revivals
Post by: priceguy on May 20, 2019, 07:16:38 PM
Here's a wide shot of the set during Money Cards. Looks pretty slick!
(https://scontent.fyvr4-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/60702803_10157200301183493_7037109000290172928_n.jpg?_nc_cat=104&_nc_ht=scontent.fyvr4-1.fna&oh=71001694fa0ca3a502814d6f3f1a0edd&oe=5D6E318F)

Is it just me or does that NOT look like Joel McHale?  Are they perhaps using the models to turn the cards?

From the looks of it, there's a female and a male dealer and they flip the cards. I could be wrong though.
Title: Re: It's official! ABC has posted info on CS and PYL revivals
Post by: goldroadfanatic on May 20, 2019, 07:31:48 PM
I'd imagine that the main game board and Money Cards boards come in and out of that arch depending on the stage of the game.

I love the card suits as part of the floor, continuing a tradition of the previous sets.  The set as a whole looks like a high-end casino, as reports have said.

I can't wait to see this in a few weeks.
Title: Re: It's official! ABC has posted info on CS and PYL revivals
Post by: tpir04 on May 20, 2019, 10:04:20 PM
I'd like to add this picture of the PYL 2019 set, courtesy of the Game Show Forum, where it initially appeared. The set designers even kept the logo on the back of the players' area! Take a look:

https://www.instagram.com/p/BxtJDmnJrbI/
Title: Re: It's official! ABC has posted info on CS and PYL revivals
Post by: goldroadfanatic on May 20, 2019, 10:08:25 PM
That set looks amazing.  I can't wait to see it in action.
Title: Re: It's official! ABC has posted info on CS and PYL revivals
Post by: Grand_game2004 on May 21, 2019, 03:01:25 AM
The shot of the new PYL set almost seems to pay a homage to the original, and indeed the original logo is there!!!! I wonder if the colors around the gameboard change when they go to commercials. That'd be kinda neat. I can't wait to see how this works out!!!
Title: Re: It's official! ABC has posted info on CS and PYL revivals
Post by: PayingTheRent on May 21, 2019, 03:11:21 AM
You can’t take 1984 and place it in 2019 more beautifully than how that PYL set does it.  Whoever designed it, well done.  I’m legitimately excited for the premiere!
Title: Re: It's official! ABC has posted info on CS and PYL revivals
Post by: goldroadfanatic on May 24, 2019, 08:05:21 PM
Card Sharks now has Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts.  Today, they posted this view of the main game board.  We get a better idea of how it curves and how the cards will be positioned.  I'd imagine the borders will change color/flash/do something to indicate a freeze.

(https://scontent.fbed1-2.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/61400277_450368299070484_2232514633137127424_n.jpg?_nc_cat=107&_nc_oc=AQmsO7TyGCfv4cu6J3iMMsNmJ15yUE7_TBnfcDftNofWVQE3_g23PpxyRxZSRA8JBVI&_nc_ht=scontent.fbed1-2.fna&oh=6fe2be39ffe8faff073b85ae8edb0e33&oe=5D9F31F8)
Title: Re: It's official! ABC has posted info on CS and PYL revivals
Post by: AussieEvil on May 25, 2019, 02:13:02 AM
Blast, the instagram post of the PYL set got removed.
Title: Re: It's official! ABC has posted info on CS and PYL revivals
Post by: tpir04 on May 25, 2019, 08:28:14 AM
Blast, the instagram post of the PYL set got removed.

Backup pic, from GSF:

(https://i.imgur.com/EJrNvUu.jpg)
Title: Re: It's official! ABC has posted info on CS and PYL revivals
Post by: tpir04 on May 25, 2019, 09:28:29 AM
Just noticed $25K in square 4....Larson would have a heyday!

With that being said, I wonder what the top prize will be. I can't imagine there would be $100K+spin on the board.
Title: Re: It's official! ABC has posted info on CS and PYL revivals
Post by: blozier2006 on May 25, 2019, 10:19:28 AM
With that being said, I wonder what the top prize will be. I can't imagine there would be $100K+spin on the board.
Boy are you in for a shock then...
Title: Re: It's official! ABC has posted info on CS and PYL revivals
Post by: LiteBulb88 on May 25, 2019, 11:31:21 AM
Buzzerblog just posted some rules from someone who attended a taping:

http://buzzerblog.com/2019/05/25/details-on-abcs-press-your-luck-revival

Based on those rules, the picture above must be from the bonus round, not the main game.
Title: Re: It's official! ABC has posted info on CS and PYL revivals
Post by: ooboh on May 25, 2019, 12:17:02 PM
I never thought I’d see the day Press Your Luck got turned into a million-dollar game show.
Title: Re: It's official! ABC has posted info on CS and PYL revivals
Post by: JoePlinko on May 25, 2019, 03:59:49 PM
Promo with tiny bit of PYL gameplay.

https://youtu.be/ALdDKBW-G68
Title: Re: It's official! ABC has posted info on CS and PYL revivals
Post by: LiteBulb88 on May 25, 2019, 04:12:08 PM
Below is a screenshot from that promo. This is clearly from round 1. My comments are rather nitpicky: I wish they had figured out how to make things look less like computer screens and more like the slides from the 80s. Also, I prefer the light box surrounding the chosen square to be light bulbs instead of solid white. But overall, looks really good. I love that they put an oddball amount of $1505 in there; nice throwback to the $470 of the original version.
Title: Re: It's official! ABC has posted info on CS and PYL revivals
Post by: tpir04 on May 25, 2019, 06:49:29 PM
Glad that they designed the Whammies similar to the 80s version, not some updated 2019-type CGI.
Title: Re: It's official! ABC has posted info on CS and PYL revivals
Post by: ThomHuge on May 26, 2019, 04:30:56 PM
Glad that they designed the Whammies similar to the 80s version, not some updated 2019-type CGI.

Make that 2002-type CGI. They actually had CGI Whammies on the GSN show, and they looked (and sounded) terrible. From what we can see, it looks like they've learned their lesson from Whammy's mistakes--the new set looks like what a proper reimagining of the show for this day and age should be. I'm wondering what the music and sound effects will be--one of the articles suggested that they've remade the music library, hopefully in a manner that's faithful to the original and doesn't sound like library music the way Whammy's did.

I've really only got two gripes so far:
Title: Re: It's official! ABC has posted info on CS and PYL revivals
Post by: tpir04 on May 26, 2019, 08:37:51 PM
Going back to the screenshot that LiteBulb posted, is the Whammy in square 14 a new one (that is, one that we haven't seen in the original)?
Title: Re: It's official! ABC has posted info on CS and PYL revivals
Post by: GRWHAMMY the 2nd on May 30, 2019, 02:43:03 PM
https://www.wdtvpress.com/abc/pressrelease/abc-is-eager-to-face-the-whammy-and-press-your-luck-with-a-special-early-premiere-following-one-of-the-biggest-nights-of-the-bachelorette-on-tuesday-june-11/ early preview episode incoming
Title: Re: It's official! ABC has posted info on CS and PYL revivals
Post by: JoePlinko on May 30, 2019, 08:24:39 PM
SPOILER

Link shows pic of what I assume to be a contestant playing the bonus round.

SPOILER

https://www.broadwayworld.com/bwwtv/article/ABC-Is-Eager-to-Face-the-WHAMMY-and-PRESS-YOUR-LUCK-With-a-Special-Early-Premiere-611-20190530
Title: Re: It's official! ABC has posted info on CS and PYL revivals
Post by: Cool Steve on May 31, 2019, 04:38:31 PM
Another promo with some whammy animations

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tpnA-SqCpyQ
Title: Re: It's official! ABC has posted info on CS and PYL revivals
Post by: pricefan18 on May 31, 2019, 06:02:19 PM
Another promo with some whammy animations

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tpnA-SqCpyQ

The one thing I hated about that promo is how Elizabeth screamed "AVOID THE WHAMMY!", I hope that's not indicative of how her overall hosting style will be. Way too shouty.
Title: Re: It's official! ABC has posted info on CS and PYL revivals
Post by: urbanpreppie0004 on May 31, 2019, 09:39:04 PM
It’s one part of a line, clearly taken out of context. Come on.

Regardless, this looks good so far.
Title: Re: It's official! ABC has posted info on CS and PYL revivals
Post by: ThomHuge on May 31, 2019, 10:03:20 PM
The one thing I hated about that promo is how Elizabeth screamed "AVOID THE WHAMMY!", I hope that's not indicative of how her overall hosting style will be. Way too shouty.

Pricefan18, can I make a request please? You keep quoting posts that have videos in them without removing the video...and then your post is maybe one line long. Could you perhaps see your way clear to not including videos in your quotes, and sticking with just text? It'll make your posts a lot easier to read, and will also make it easier on those of us that use our phones to read the site by making us scroll less.
Title: Re: It's official! ABC has posted info on CS and PYL revivals
Post by: goldroadfanatic on May 31, 2019, 10:29:36 PM
On the Card Sharks front, lots of new images and videos have surfaced.  One video (https://twitter.com/cardsharksabc/status/1133407223869202433) showcases the card dealers.  Like the Perry and Eubanks/Rafferty eras, there are two dealers for this version, but one is male and another is female, instead of two female dealers.  Seeing the male dealer in the video confirms JoePlinko's suspicion that the dealers will turn the cards on this version rather than Joel.

Also, the Money Cards table looks great.

(http://pbs.twimg.com/media/D76G7cHUEAA7qKE.jpg)
Title: Re: It's official! ABC has posted info on CS and PYL revivals
Post by: Reloaden on June 08, 2019, 10:48:52 AM
On the Card Sharks front, lots of new images and videos have surfaced.  One video (http://www.golden-road.net/cardsharksabc/status/1133407223869202433) showcases the card dealers.  Like the Perry and Eubanks/Rafferty eras, there are two dealers for this version, but one is male and another is female, instead of two female dealers.  Seeing the male dealer in the video confirms JoePlinko's suspicion that the dealers will turn the cards on this version rather than Joel.

Also, the Money Cards table looks great.

One of the promos you can see the model turning the cards

Image removed. Please delete image code prior to quoting from now on. Thanks. - PTR
Title: Re: It's official! ABC has posted info on CS and PYL revivals
Post by: ThomHuge on June 08, 2019, 03:12:11 PM
One of the promos you can see the model turning the cards

Reloaden, same request as I made to pricefan18--you quoted the entirety of a gigantic post, and then you added a single line. In the future could you please just either quote the text and leave out the image, or else just make your post without quoting at all?

Failing that--mods, would it be possible to adjust our forum software so that when someone quotes a post, images and video are left out? This sort of thing makes for a poor viewing experience to folks like me that primarily use our phones to read the forum.
Title: Re: It's official! ABC has posted info on CS and PYL revivals
Post by: PayingTheRent on June 08, 2019, 03:35:32 PM
Failing that--mods, would it be possible to adjust our forum software so that when someone quotes a post, images and video are left out?

Probably not, since it’s code that is being quoted. We can remove it after the fact, though (which I did).
Title: Re: It's official! ABC has posted info on CS and PYL revivals
Post by: GRWHAMMY the 2nd on June 10, 2019, 09:22:21 PM
i know this video pertains to classic PYL's whammies, but https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VBlguTWcszg here's some Clean Audio of a bunch of them (thanks to Buzzr)
Title: Re: It's official! ABC has posted info on CS and PYL revivals
Post by: ThomHuge on June 10, 2019, 10:44:26 PM
Does anyone know for sure if we're still getting that preview episode tomorrow night? I'm looking at TitanTV's listings and it shows that it's coming on at 10PM, but I'm wondering if that's actually just going to be an early showing of the premiere, with the encore airing Wednesday night? (In other words, do I need to tune in Tuesday night and Wednesday night both?)
Title: Re: It's official! ABC has posted info on CS and PYL revivals
Post by: Thatgameshowguy on June 10, 2019, 10:55:13 PM
Tuesday is episode 108 and Wednesday is episode 104, they are different episodes from each other.
Title: Re: It's official! ABC has posted info on CS and PYL revivals
Post by: Ccook on June 11, 2019, 08:11:40 AM
That's what Comcast's on-screen schedule shows as well as season 1, episode 1 tonight then season 1, episode 2 tomorrow.
Title: Re: It's official! ABC has posted info on CS and PYL revivals
Post by: Superballer on June 12, 2019, 11:39:38 PM
Was at play practice for the early part of the evening so I was unable to see the new PYL in full this night, and feel it would be best to save comment until after I do so.  As for the new Card Sharks, I generally liked what I saw, as it did Mark Goodson's original concept quite well (double bonus for keeping the original theme, updated for the present).  This is probably the best way to do the show in a self-contained format, with one main round game tied to a set number of high/low survey questions.  Do you feel it's right to go back to the original version's making a duplicate card a loss in the Money Cards?  It kind of makes sense if you're having higher payouts, although the push rule did feel fairer, so I'm not wholly sure yet. 
Title: Re: It's official! ABC has posted info on CS and PYL revivals
Post by: ooboh on June 13, 2019, 12:11:47 AM
Do you feel it's right to go back to the original version's making a duplicate card a loss in the Money Cards?  It kind of makes sense if you're having higher payouts, although the push rule did feel fairer, so I'm not wholly sure yet.

With higher payouts, I understand why the push rule is in play. But good LORD, those three consecutive Aces left a terrible taste in my mouth
Title: Re: It's official! ABC has posted info on CS and PYL revivals
Post by: GameShowKid on June 13, 2019, 12:14:23 AM
On Card Sharks 2019: I generally liked it as well. It did feel a bit drawn out to me, with all the time between card turns especially in the main game, but I started to get used to that as the hour went on. Something that annoyed me was the timing of each “ding” during the first half-hour, indicating the call of “higher” or “lower” was correct. It sounded before the card was fully revealed! To me, it was more properly timed in the second half.

I’m fine with a duplicate card being a loss in Money Cards. It was the original rule, and indeed to me it makes sense with the higher payouts. (By the way, I thought the Money Card chips looked pretty cheap.)

Little things: Was it just me or did the clubs and spades look blue instead of black? Why a gold background on the Money Cards? Why the “load and turn” reveals in that round instead of the traditional flip? And did you notice the obvious edits between wagers? One second the chips are arranged this, and the next another.

(double bonus for keeping the original theme, updated for the present).
I was hoping for the actual, original theme, but the 2019 version sounds quite similar. I still like. :)
Title: Re: It's official! ABC has posted info on CS and PYL revivals
Post by: GameShowKid on June 13, 2019, 12:19:19 AM
With higher payouts, I understand why the push rule is in play. But good LORD, those three consecutive Aces left a terrible taste in my mouth
Really bad luck, though one of those aces was a change card.
Title: Re: It's official! ABC has posted info on CS and PYL revivals
Post by: pricefan18 on June 13, 2019, 12:39:58 AM
Really bad luck, though one of those aces was a change card.

How many changes are they allowed in MC? 1?
Title: Re: It's official! ABC has posted info on CS and PYL revivals
Post by: GameShowKid on June 13, 2019, 07:18:07 AM
How many changes are they allowed in MC? 1?
Yes, only one.
Title: Re: It's official! ABC has posted info on CS and PYL revivals
Post by: mellongraig on June 13, 2019, 11:41:27 AM
I know this didn't happen last night, but let's say a contestant hit the question on the nose, would they be rewarded with extra cash or does that not apply here like the Jim Perry era for the first two years or so?