Tuesday, April 5, 2016

New GSN schedule for April 18-24: 'Skin Wars' arrives; 'Political Idiotest' (temporarily) arrives

GSN has released their schedule for the week the third season of Skin Wars premieres (Wednesday, April 20th at 10pm ET). Ben Gleib-hosted Idiotest special arrives too, Political Idiotest (Wednesday, April 20th at 11pm ET). Also check out the new "original airdate column" on the advanced schedule.

*Skin Wars airs Wednesday at 10pm; replacing Family Feud
*Skin Wars will encore Wednesday latenight at 1am; replacing The Newlywed Game.
*Skin Wars will also encore Friday at 11pm (replacing Chain Reaction), Saturday 3pm (replacing Chain Reaction), Saturday latenight 12am (replacing Chain Reaction) and Sunday 4pm (replacing Idiotest).
*Political Idiotest will air Wednesday at 11pm for one week only. Political Idiotest will encore at 2am for one week only.
*A new episode of Idiotest will follow Political Idiotest at 11:30pm and will rerun at 2:30am.
*For this week only, Political Idiotest will encore Thursday at 10:30pm (replacing Family Feud), Thursday latenight 1:30am (replacing The Newlywed Game), Friday latenight 12am (replacing Family Feud), Friday latenight 3am (replacing The Newlywed Game), Saturday 10:30pm (Idiotest was already there).
*Recent, Season 3 Idiotest reruns (from 4/19/16) will lead into the Season 3 Skin Wars premiere for one week only at 9pm and 9:30pm; replacing Family Feud. Minute to Win It still airs at 8pm.
*A 90-minute Deal or No Deal episode will air Thursday from 4-5:30pm. Mike Catherwood-hosted Chain Reaction will air Thursday at 5:30pm. This is a one day only change.
*Family Feud will air at Fridays 10pm and 10:30pm; permanently replacing The Chase.
*The Newlywed Game will permanently return to Saturdays from 12-2pm and The Chase will permanently return at 2pm. The prior week, Idiotest and Family Feud filled this Saturday block.
*Idiotest permanently returns to Saturday nights at 10pm-12am.

Summary of Wednesday, April 20th schedule:
8:00pm: Minute to Win It (permanent)
9:00pm: Idiotest (rerun-one week only)
9:30pm: Idiotest (rerun-one week only)
10:00pm: Skin Wars (new-premiere)
11:00pm: Political Idiotest (special-one week only)
11:30pm: Idiotest (new-one week only)
12:00am: Family Feud (permanent)
12:30am: Family Feud (permanent)
1:00am: Skin Wars (encore)
2:00am: Political Idiotest (encore)
2:30am: Idiotest (encore)

All Times ET


  1. Off-topic but I just discovered The Complete Pricing Game Directory is gone, along with the rest of Brad Francini's site. Anyone know the story behind that?

    1. God I'm an idiot. Three minutes of Googling and I was able to access it through the Wayback Machine.

      Still, anyone know whatever happened to him?

    2. I do not know the story behind the disappearance of Brad Francini's site or who Brad Francini is. I hope someone else has an answer for you.....

    3. Why would they stick a new Idiotest at 11:30? That's literally near late night. I guess if its leading out to SW and the Pol. Idiotest special, I guess it might work.

      Non related, but I saw that the three Price Is Right primetime specials will air from 5/23 to 5/25 on CBS next month. I like to see CBS have a primetime series for Price like they did for the MDSs, the Salutes they did in 2002.
      Heck, even they aired a 6 episode series in primetime back in late summer 1986 to compete against Cosby Show at the time.

  2. Doing a search online I found a Brad Francini who passed away from a brain aneurysm on 3/3/16 and was 38 years old from Culver City CA. This could be the answer to your question, especially if he had no family to continue his site.

    1. Oh wow, that's heartbreaking if it's him. His site, along with Manuel's (the guy who created 1/2 Off), was among the first game show sites I frequented starting in 2004

    2. Uh, no. Considering he is a FB friend of mine and still posting, he has not died. Please do not make random shit like this up.

    3. "Doing a search online I found a Brad Francini who passed away from a brain aneurysm on 3/3/16 and was 38 years old from Culver City CA."

      Link please? I did several Google searches and could not find anything like this!

    4. Tammy Cox-BlockerApril 7, 2016 at 10:32 AM

      You guys do realize he gave info and said it COULD be the same person. Never said w/ 100% certainty it was the same person. This is why I despise these free and open chats that allow the anonymous posts. People try to be helpful and then posts like "Please do not make random shit like this up" are worse then the speculation. Mr. Anonymous, if you don't like this drop me a note at partysean@yahoo.com and man up w/ your REAL name. I don't mind leaving my full name and contact. Let's see if you have the boys to back up your comments w/ a name.

    5. Scott it's probably that kike Sandberg. He loves to post things on your blog that aren't true.

    6. Tammy why would I drop an email to someone I don't know? And your email address is partysean? Now who's not using their real name? Or are you a drag queen in man's clothing?

    7. Tammy Cox-BlockerApril 7, 2016 at 4:36 PM

      Um, it's a shared email w/ my husband Sean Blocker. We run a party supply business. I didn't think you'd be man enough to be 'outed'. Sorry to tell you this, but you my friend are a real jerk.