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Offline Alfonzo

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Re: WHEW! Is Coming to BUZZR
« Reply #15 on: August 28, 2021, 03:49:37 PM »
Could've sworn I'd seen in one of Adam Nedeff's books, that it was Allen himself who told NBC/GT to call Tom.

Wouldn't surprise me! I also wouldn't be surprised if Betty had a hand in it as well.
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Re: WHEW! Is Coming to BUZZR
« Reply #16 on: September 03, 2021, 04:39:33 PM »
Buzzr is also having Whew! as part of their 6th Annual "Lost and Found" marathon on September 25, but there is no word yet on wether it's a random episode, the 1978 pilot, or something else. https://twitter.com/BUZZRtv/status/1433097423761641472
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Re: WHEW! Is Coming to BUZZR
« Reply #17 on: September 04, 2021, 04:01:37 AM »
And could Showoffs be the Larry Blyden pilot or a random Bobby Van ep that's made the YouTube rounds?
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Re: WHEW! Is Coming to BUZZR
« Reply #18 on: September 04, 2021, 08:07:19 AM »
Wouldn't mind watching the Mindreaders episode. Yeah, the show wasn't that great, but at least it's interesting.
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Re: WHEW! Is Coming to BUZZR
« Reply #19 on: September 04, 2021, 09:56:31 AM »
It would be a lot of fun to have this show returned on tv with a new set and new bad guys bonus round.

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« Reply #20 on: September 08, 2021, 10:19:41 PM »
I was able to catch most of the mini-marathon over the weekend. It's a fairly entertaining show. What is the reasoning behind why this show has not aired since it was canceled on CBS all those years ago?

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« Reply #21 on: September 09, 2021, 11:25:53 AM »
I was able to catch most of the mini-marathon over the weekend. It's a fairly entertaining show. What is the reasoning behind why this show has not aired since it was canceled on CBS all those years ago?
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Re: WHEW! Is Coming to BUZZR
« Reply #23 on: September 09, 2021, 01:48:52 PM »
Itís how the world works though. We all need money, and itís how businesses pay their employees.

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Re: WHEW! Is Coming to BUZZR
« Reply #24 on: September 09, 2021, 03:06:28 PM »
See, i was under the impression that this show (and others) were mostly held back by rights, not money so much.

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Re: WHEW! Is Coming to BUZZR
« Reply #25 on: September 09, 2021, 05:00:43 PM »
I think it's probably more like Burt Sugarman priced himself out of the market and over-valued the show for years. The show is fun and all, but networks don't want to spend too much to license out a show that only has a niche appeal to it.

Nice to finally watch the show and not having to deal with fourth-fifth generation tape copies.
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« Reply #26 on: September 09, 2021, 05:05:05 PM »
I think it's probably more like Burt Sugarman priced himself out of the market and over-valued the show for years.
Sounds about right, since I'd heard somewhere that (allegedly) GSN has attempted to get the show in the past, and been shut out.

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Re: WHEW! Is Coming to BUZZR
« Reply #27 on: September 11, 2021, 04:01:53 AM »
So does anybody know if Fremantle is merely licensing the rights to air the show from Sugarman, or did they buy it outright along with the name and game format?