View Poll Results: How do you find the new version of Lingo with Bill Engvall?
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The new show is better
The new show is the same
The new show is worse
The new show is TERRIBLE
New Lingo TV Show with Bill Engvall Is SO TERRIBLE NOW
Has anyone seen the new Lingo TV Show with Bill Engvall?
This show is now TERRIBLE to watch.
GSN screwed EVERYTHING up with this new show.
This show has NOT improved. And it didn't even need changed.
The version of the show with Chuck Woolery and Shandi Finnessey was 100% better than this new version.
GSN, if you're paying attention, you screwed EVERYTHING UP.
You screwed up the board, the platform set, the picking of the balls by the contestants, the music, the sounds played when the letters are shown on the board, the host, the lack of a co-host, the giving of stupid clues to guess a word, the host trying to be funny when the show did NOT need that to be successful (and by the way, Bill is NOT funny), a studio audience (not really needed), and how you've slowed down the play of the contestants, and how you try to delve into their lives with stupid info.
Basically you screwed up EVERYTHING!!!
I used to tape every episode of Chuck and Shandi and I will NOT watch this show with Bill Engvall at all!!!
How could you guys get something so wrong???
This show will get TERRIBLE ratings!
Someone at GSN needs slapped or FIRED! Or both.
Do you realize how BAD this new version is now?
Terrible!!! JUST TERRIBLE!!!
My sentiments, EXACTLY. I CANNOT BELIEVE the station took off one of the BEST game shows on -- REPLACED Chuck Woolery; spruced up all the hardware; DUMBDOWN the words and decided that giving clues that have NOTHING TO DO WITH THE WORD-- only to make it HORRIBLE!!! OMGoodness, I can't BELIEVE the producers actually allowed this show to be sooo screwed up. Now I won't even bother watching that. I used this as some of my favorite times of day. After working hard, reading, or paying bills, it was my way to relax -- NO LONGER!!! By the way, Bill's not the bad news. Getting RID of Chuck and dumbing down the game IS THE BAD NEWS!!!
Would like to see Chuck and Shandi back hosting Lingo. I agree hosting and program changes are having a negative effect on GSN
So, people are still complaining because it isn't 2005, eh?
I suppose just how we complain that Classics are better than originals, the "younger" audience will complain that originals are better than new originals.
Originally Posted by ElectricPeterTork
I agree though that they shouldn't have gone out and made so many changes to a successful formula. It pulled in decent ratings the way it was.
Now the new version likes to drag along for one single word, with unnecessary comedy and clues.
People liked a fast paced, smart, word game (according to ratings!)
I suppose we'll have to see how the ratings are for this show. I admit, it's not as terrible as people are saying, but it's also not as good as the original version, since they've done the same thing they did with the Drew Carey improv show, slowed it down and tried to make funny.
I like the new Lingo to tell you the truth. I set is okay, host is good and gameplay is good to me but, It may not beat Chuck & Shandi. I can't wait to see how the show did in the ratings.
If I had to choose between Bill Engvall and Chuck & Shandi, I'd choose Chuck & Shandi. But, Bill Engvall's version is good, IMHO. They have some words on that I never heard of and some interesting words that they put in that I've heard of.
I think the new Lingo is something great that they put back on in new episodes. It's better than The Newlywed Game, Baggage and Love Triangle, IMO. Those shows might've brought in the ratings (well, The Newlywed Game and Baggage did) but, the shows are just trash, IMO.
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I agree the new lingo game is awful
wow all the new people joining the forums just to say this show sucks. take the hint GSN
See, I'm more inclined to think it's only a couple of people registering multiple accounts to say the show sucks.
Originally Posted by gameshowmaniac27330
I love how people just can't stop living in the past.
If the numbers were so great for the Chuck and Shandi LINGO shows, then why would GSN stop production in 2007? I'm sure the higher ups at GSN were saying, "This show is so wildly successful for us ... lets stop making it".
GSN obviously has produced who knows how many of the new LINGO shows, and they are going to air them regardless of what the same 12 people that consistently repost negative comments say!
If you put forth the same effort trying to like the show as you do trashing the show, you might realize the good points. Those points being, ITS STILL LINGO!!!!! The game hasn't changed that much. You are still guessing 5 letter words, and you might get a little comedy as a small bonus thanks to your very funny and capable host Bill Engvall. The money is way better than the measly amounts that were in the old shows. And finally, if you think the game is way too easy now, then you should fly your sorry complaining rear ends to Los Angeles and try out. Just think, with $100,000 you could recover that La-Z-Boy you spend your life in, in real leather.
All I'm saying is try to embrace a little change.
we all dont like changes well get use to it so far ok
I like change when it's for the GOOD---this change is NOT GOOD. Why change what was good????? Yes, still 5 letter words, but the host is trying to be funny!! And just not good. Bring back Chuck!!!
Just checked in to see how this thread was doing.
I don't think this is just a couple of people registering multiple accounts to say how bad the show sucks.
I was never a GSN online member, but once I saw the new show, I was so irritated by it, I decided to create an account an vent.
Obviously, I'm not the only one who feels THE NEW SHOW IS NOT WORTH OUR TIME ANYMORE as another member voiced.
My buddies and I used to watch Lingo (old format with Chuck and Shandi) and we all hate the new version too but they wouldn't bother getting online and letting anyone know. But we do find something else to watch all the time now.
Watched one episode ... won't watch again. The question format is an interesting change. But really, do we need another game show of sex-innuendo questions?! The new word graphics are amateur, the big balls are silly (who doesn't miss the ball bowl?) and the slow play ... not worth my time.