Thursday, December 4, 2014

December 15-21 advanced schedules now available (includes Black & White originals)

Casey Abell at GameShowFollies has posted the advanced schedule for the week of December 15-21 from GSN. Additions to the schedule on this specific week include Game Show Flashback (hosted by Ben Gleib), I've Got A Secret, What's My Line? and To Tell The Truth.

Changes (December 15-21):
*Game Show Flashback airs Tuesday at 9:30pm (after a rerun of Idiotest); replacing the 2nd run of Idiotest. This special reruns at 12:30am.
*I've Got a Secret with host Steve Allen airs Tuesday latenights at 2-3am.
*What's My Line with host John Daly airs Wednesday, Thursday and Friday latenight at 2am, while I've Got a Secret airs Wednesday, Thursday and Friday latenight at 2:30am.
*On Sunday, NBC's Deal or No Deal will air from 9-11am; replacing syndicated Deal or No Deal.
*On Sunday, Game Show Flashback will rerun at 11am; replacing syndicated Deal or No Deal (Deal or No Deal will still air at 11:30am).
*On Sunday night, "New to GSN" episodes of What's My Line? and To Tell The Truth air at 11pm and 11:30pm.

*All I've Got a Secret runs (Tuesday 2am, 2:30am, Wednesday-Friday 2:30am) are "New to GSN"

All Times Eastern


  1. For once, Idiotest is listed as the half hour show it truly is.

    Not sure why the classics are starting Tuesday night instead of Monday night, but at least they're showing them.

    With NBC Deal or No Deal airing on Sunday mornings, the weekend schedule is not entirely shows from the current decade.

    I'll be interested to see how good (or bad) a job GSN did with Game Show Flashback.

    What's My Line and To Tell the Truth on Sunday nights is this month's Tylenol Time Capsule shows.

    Not only are all the I've Got a Secret episodes" New to GSN," but they're all from the 1972 version. Not sure why they're airing that instead of the original version, but at least we're getting I've Got a Secret.

  2. "With NBC Deal or No Deal airing on Sunday mornings, the weekend schedule is not entirely shows from the current decade."

    I gotta smile a little at this. The game show Interwebs take note that a GSN weekend consists (or doesn't consist) of shows from the current decade. In most of TV, shows from before the current decade might as well be from the Paleozoic Era.

    In fact, GSN is one of the few outlets (besides the dedicated nostalgia nets) that regularly program many hours from the 1970s and 1980s. That's before the Paleozoic Era by normal TV standards.

    1. I actually cannot believe for a little while there, all hours of weekend programming were from 2010 or later, between Harvey Feud, syndie Deal or No Deal, Idiotest, The Chase, Newlywed Game and Baggage. It's really not big deal that NBC's Deal or No Deal is breaking that up. Technically, NBC Deal or No Deal, even from December 2005, is "in the past decade", meaning "in the past ten years."

      I think a smarter schedule decision would have been to put Gleib's Game Show special at 9pm ET Tuesday, right after the strong lead-in of The Chase. But maybe GSN wants to keep advertising Idiotest at 9pm, even though it's in reruns.

    2. Casey, could the 1970's of "What's My Line?" ever have a regular spot on GSN again?

      It does have a younger and hipper appeal, than the original show.

    3. GSN has tried syndie WML in the past and the show tanked. Even now the network is only putting on a single ep as a one-shot after a Harvey Feud lead-in. I doubt that anybody at GSN seriously thinks syndie WML could hold its own as a regular strip, even compared to other oldies.

    4. "I actually cannot believe for a little while there, all hours of weekend programming were from 2010 or later."

      Other networks have no trouble filling entire weeks with shows from the last couple years, much less the last five years. Would anybody be astonished if, say, FX only showed stuff that was less than five years old? (For the record I checked FX's schedule today. The oldest thing I could find was Final Destination 5 from 2011.)

      It's just a telling sign of how traditionalist the game show Interwebs are, when GSN astonishes people by not programming stuff more than five years old on the weekends. For whatever reason GSN is expected to be at least partly a nostalgia network.

      It's not. It's a game show network.

    5. Probably because that's part of the CHARM of the network...the nostalgia factor. Sure, that's just my opinion, but your comments are YOUR opinion.

  3. Looks like Syndie Deal is not doing well on Sunday Morning.

    1. I disapprove.

      Syndicated Deal or No Deal remains this Sunday (12/7) for three hours, next Sunday (12/14) for three hours, and the next Sunday (12/21) at 11:30am.

      The hour-long version takes over for the half-hour version. So what? If syndie Deal or No Deal were really doing poorly, GSN would replace those hours with Idiotest or, Harvey Feud ;

    2. I just thought that since NBC Deal is replacing Syndie Deal starting December 14th from 9 to 11 am, I thought that Syndie DOND from 9 to 11 am wasn't doing well. Maybe GSN wanted to try something different. Apologies Scott, my mind has been off today.

  4. "could the 1970's of "What's My Line?" ever have a regular spot on GSN again?"

    From what I have seen, GSN is cutting back on pre-2010 programming in extreme amounts lately. And What's My Line is well before 2010.

    So, sorry, I would say no.

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  6. From Buzzerblog. This is what we get for Xmas! Great stuff.

    *December 23rd: GSN will debut its two hour special game show event The Line. Hosted by Jeff Davis and Candace Bailey.

    *December 24th: Christmas Eve will present several different programming blocks containing something for just about any fan.

    From 8:00AM to 12:00PM ET is Christmas-themed Press Your Luck.
    Steve Harvey’s Family Feud airs from 12:00PM to 1:00PM.

    At 1:00PM ET is a repeat of The Line.

    3:00PM to 6:00PM ET sees more Harvey Feud.

    A seven-hour marathon of The Chase airs from 6:00PM ET to 1:00AM ET.

    A 90 minute clip special What’s My Line at 25 airs from 1:00AM to 2:30AM ET.

    *December 25th: On Christmas day, a stack of clip specials airs from 1:00PM to 4:30PM ET, including Game Show Moments Gone Bananas, TV’s Funniest Game Show Moments, and Game Show Flashback.

    An Idiotest marathon then airs from 4:30PM to 2:00AM ET.

    *December 26th: Spend the day after Christmas with a marathon of Steve Harvey’s Family Feud from 8:00AM ET to 8:00PM ET.

    *January 1st: Finally, ring in the new year with a marathon of Baggage, ahead of its revival Baggage on the Road in 2015. A marathon of the Jerry Springer-hosted dating game airs from 4:00PM ET to 8:00PM ET followed by a new one-hour special Baggage: Most Outrageous Moments at 8:00PM ET.

    1. Well, she was cute on Full House, so we'll get a chance to see here fully grown up. Seems like a lot of 80s people are getting into hosting.

  7. When I said that weekends do not consist entirely of shows from the current decade, I was stating a fact.

    As far as other networks airing old stuff, the only network I could think of that aired old stuff and was not a nostalgia network was Hub Network, and that's gone now.

    Oh, and the host of The Line was never on Full House. You must be thinking of Candace Cameron, who is not hosting The Line.