Friday, November 28, 2014

Define "revival" commenter on Game Show Paradise left a post a few months back when Baggage On The Road first came about, claimed that these upcoming new episodes of Baggage should not be considered a "revival."

You call this a remake? Its only been off for a few years now. I laugh at the idea of calling it a revival. What's going to be different?

Keep in mind the last time Baggage, with Jerry Springer filmed new episodes was April-June 2011, tapings for the third season which ended broadcasting episodes in May 2012. It has been 3 1/2 years since Baggage filmed any episodes, where this new batch should be considered a revival.

Additionally, when it comes to that poster's last question, there are a lot differences between this version of Baggage and the last. There is a whole new set, it is now a traveling game show, and some major format changes as well, I hear. We'll have to tune in January 7th to see exactly what those are.

A quick google search for revival is simply "a new production of an old play or similar work." There's no solid definition for game show revival, but considering these upcoming episodes of Baggage are not being labeled "Season 4" and rather "Baggage On The Road", it is good to assume these are two separate versions. 

Whereas, it wouldn't be typical for any network to consider a show that has not produced an episode in 3 1/2 years "current', where Baggage really died in mid-2012 once American Bible Challenge and The Pyramid came along.

1 comment:

  1. The picture in this post would make more sense if this was a post about The American Bible Challenge or It Takes a Church. Baggage is about as nonreligious as you can get. I'm not complaining, I like the picture, I'm just saying.