Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Updated GSN May 2-8 schedule with weekday morning change

GSN has made a change to their weekday morning lineup, effective next Monday:

May 2-8 (updated)

*Chuck Woolery's Lingo will air at 11am and 11:30am Monday-Friday; replacing Whammy!

GameShowNetworkNews has suggested this change to the GSN lineup (twice) recently. 


  1. candymarietaylor1April 26, 2016 at 6:52 PM

    Get rid of the old Chain Reaction, Catch 21. They are extremely boring

    1. And replace with?

      Catch 21 and Chain Reaction still perform well in ratings, considering their rerun cycles have been 5+ years for Catch 21 and 9-10 years for Chain Reaction.

    2. Good to see Woolery Lingo. I knew it wasn't going away permanently. Even though Catch 21 and Chain Reaction are rerun abused, it wouldn't make sense to get rid of them. I can't imagine what could replace them. I would like to see a double run of Catch 21 soon. Although Richards Pyramid must still be doing solid despite being run into the ground.

      I would imagine in a year or two Idiotest getting a mid afternoon slot after it has enough episodes. I think Hollywood Game Night will be on there soon. Maybe in a weeknight slot or late afternoon slot. Even though NBC hasn't confirmed when the remaining episodes will air after they pulled it from Sundays due to poor ratings.

      Speaking about NBC, I see The Wall with Chris Hardwick isn't on their summer lineup. Hopefully it shows up. Maybe they're saving it until late this year and give it a post Voice slot.

      Also, I have heard from people who attended tapings of $100,000 Pyramid and they said that it is exactly like the Clark version. That's a good sign I hope. I wish I went to a taping of a game show. Although on a field trip once I did see the set of a local kids game show the Steelers did in Pittsburgh.

    3. Probably the best schedule change GSN has done in the last 2 years. Personally, I don't know why Lingo doesn't stay on the schedule permanently. Chuck's version has almost 3 times the number of episodes of Whammy, and there's no reason why Lingo can't get a permanent daytime slot at 2:30 or 3, replacing the newer Pyramid (which has been rerun-abused like crazy with its 38 episodes) or 1 of the old Chain Reaction airings.

      See, Chuck's Lingo is one of those game shows that never gets old. It's like the morning lineup of shows -- Match Game, Card Sharks, PYL, Pyramid. Very old, but you never get tired of them. That's the kind of show Lingo is. If every show on GSN had that same kind of rerun-ability, then the network would literally have a gold mine of variety, but they don't, and reality competition shows like Skin Wars and Window Warriors, which don't have any rerun-ability whatsoever, are complete one-offs. Even if you're into that stuff, no one wants to re-watch episodes of them at all. Just like how no one re-watches episodes of The Bachelor or Dancing with the Stars, even if they enjoy those programs.

      By the way Adam, as far as NBC is concerned, their schedule is currently drama-heavy at the moment, with their summer lineup focusing specifically on physical competition series like Strong, Ninja Warrior and Spartan, due to the Olympics. Speaking of which, they're also hosting the Olympics, which means they don't need to produce as much original content during August. Originally I thought The Wall was going to be put up to directly compete against 500 Questions, but I guess NBC decided against that.

      It now looks like there are only 2 remaining options for The Wall. It'll either air in early September, like with what NBC did with Million Second Quiz back in 2013, or it'll air in December as a Christmas event, like with what they did for Who's Still Standing and Take It All.

      In either case, for me, The Wall is easily the most anticipated game show of the year, because it has the primetime feel of 500 Questions, with the simplicity and huge money prizes we haven't really seen since Deal or No Deal.

  2. Tammy Cox-BlockerApril 26, 2016 at 7:49 PM

    This proves GSN actually follows your suggestions. I'd be very proud!!

    1. Uh, no. This proves nothing. It could be purely coincidental, and it very likely is.

  3. When I saw this post, I thought it was $25,000 Pyramid leaving. But, glad to see Lingo back. Maybe they needed a little Chuck to bring the daytime average up. He can really compete with Drew now.

    For some reason, Casey Abell somewhat didn't like my comment about how I think the sexual humor and penis jokes on Feud are tiring. He don't have to like it, but that's the truth if you ask me.

    1. Tammy Cox-BlockerApril 27, 2016 at 8:17 PM

      'For some reason, Casey Abell somewhat didn't like my comment about how I think the sexual humor and penis jokes on Feud are tiring. He don't have to like it, but that's the truth if you ask me.'

      I truthfully don't get him at all. He writes a game show column, but mostly he sounds like he despises the shows. He makes fun of people who enjoy classics, then complains about the crap that's current. He thinks Feud is fine w/ the borderline porno way the answers are displayed on the board. Great for family viewing time and explaining to a 10 year old what va-jay-jay is. Older people tend to get angrier and complain as they age, maybe it's time for him to hang it up.

    2. No one gives two farts what that fat bullfrog thinks. When will you people learn that he is of very little relevance? He spouts off opinions as facts and gets mad when someone disagrees. What kind of a person does that?

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  5. "I would like to see a double run of Catch 21 soon."

    Sooner or later, I have a feeling that will happen. 38 episodes of The Pyramid have to ware eventually. But, who knows. It's been 3 years The Pyramid has been at 2:30pm and it still sticks.

    "Personally, I don't know why Lingo doesn't stay on the schedule permanently."

    Me too. But after a while shows like Lingo, Whammy! and even Deal or No Deal get tiring. That's why it's good to probably interchange Lingo and Whammy! every couple of years.

    Remember, Deal or No Deal had its hot spell from 2009 to 2011, then went away for a while around 2013-14 and has come back and done well last year and this year.

  6. Thank goodness. Bye Todd Newton! Find some other channel for that screaming, grating, annoying voice of yours.