Your Ideas of Game Show Revivals
We had this on the old boards. Basically, you post your ideas of game shows from the past (or that have recently been cancelled) that you want revived. I'll start off.
This was one of my ideas from the old boards. It was an MTV game show back in the 80s that centered on the world of entertainment called....
Network: CBS (Saturdays @ 12:30), Nickelodeon (Weekdays at 4 PM) or syndicated via CBS Television Distribution and Viacom
Host: Richard Karn (CBS), Ahmad Rashad (syndication) or Jason Harris (Nickelodeon)
Announcer: Randy West (CBS), Tom Gottlieb (syndication) or Harvey (Nickelodeon)
Taping Location: Hollywood Center Studios
Set Design: same as the original, but with a picture of original host Ken Ober behind the host podium as a tribute to Ober, who died in November 2009
Theme Music: The theme music will be an instrumental version of the original theme
Format: 3 players (Red, Yellow and Blue) play. A Jump-In question is asked and the first player to give the correct answer gets 50 points and control of the television. There are 9 channels on the television in each, each channel has 3 questions. First question in that channel is worth 50 points, 2nd question's worth 100 points and the 3rd question's worth 150 points. Players can change the channel whenever they want, but they must be careful, because there are 3 penalty channels on the board in each round. The penalty channels are as follows:
Bad Reception: Costs the player half of their points and their turn
Public Television: Results in that player losing a turn
Home Shopping: Results in the player that picked the channel "buying" an item for a price of 50 points
Off the Air: Eliminates the player from further play
Ranger Bob: Offers a "saftey tip" for 50 points
Wheel of Torture: Contestant can either choose to lose 50 points or submit to "torturous whims" and gain 50 points
At the end of round 2 (if "Off The Air" is not chosen), the player with the lowest score is eliminated. The player with the most points at the end of the game wins and goes on to the Bonus Round.
Bonus Round: The winning player is faced with 10 television screens, then the player has to answer 10 questions about television, movies, music or books correctly. Each correct answer gives the player $1,000. If all 10 answers are given before 90 seconds are up, the player wins $50,000 in cash.
Returning Champions: Champions can stay on until they lose.
I've started you guys off. I'll post more of my ideas later, but for right now, it's your turn. Post your ideas right here!
Did I post this thread on the wrong forum? If so, I'll move it. If not, I have another idea for a game show revival. It goes a little something like this.
Openig Spiel: Here are our champions, they're 3 of a kind! (contestants introduce themselves and their occupation) And here are our challengers, they're also 3 of a kind! (contestant intros and occupation) They're all here to play.... HOT! (psssh) POTATO! And here to toss the Hot Potato, our host, JASON HARRIS! (NBC) or MARK L. WALBERG! (syndication)
Host: Jason Harris (I think he deserves a second chance) (NBC) or Mark L. Walberg (syndication)
Announcer: Randy West (NBC) or Burton Richardson (syndication)
Network: NBC or syndicated via NBC Universal and Sony Pictures Televsion
Taping Location: Sunset Bronson Studios
Theme Music: same as the original version composed by Hal Hidey
Format: 2 teams of 3 players that share the same occupation face off in a best of 5 match. The host reads a multi answer question to both teams. The champions start with control of the question. The team in control can decide to either answer the question or force one player on the opposing team to answer the question. If the challenged player is right, the challenger is out and the player that was challenged can bring back one player from his/her team. If they're wrong, they're out. If you give a wrong answer, you're out. You win by either giving the 7th correct answer or by knocking out all 3 of the opposing players. First to give 7 correct answers or knock out the opposing team wins the game. 3 games wins the match, $1,500 ($500 per game) and a shot at the jackpot in the bonus game.
Bonus Game: The winning team is now faced with rapid-fire general knowledge questions. The team gets $5,000 for each right answer. If that team can answer 10 questions in 2 minutes, the jackpot is theirs. The jackpot starts at $50,000 and increases by $5,000 each time it is not won.
Returning Champions: Champions can stay on until they lose.
Special Weeks: Celebrity/Sports Stars shows will only take place during Sweeps periods and award show weeks. Here are the special weeks and when they will take place.
NASCAR Week (Week of Daytona 500)
MLB Week (World Series)
NFL Week (Super Bowl)
NHL Week (Stanley Cup Finals)
NBA Week (NBA Finals)
Music Stars Week (Grammy Awards)
Movie Week (Academy Awards)
Game Show Hosts Week (May sweeps)
Closing: HOT! (pssh) POTATO! IS A SONY PICTURES TELEVISION PRODUCTION! THIS IS RANDY WEST (Burton Richardson for the syndicated version) SPEAKING.
I'll post a revival in this post (I'll edit) during the weekend, when I'm not complaining about something that seems so minor.
TIJ, here from the old board is your idea for a "Finders Keepers" revival:
Opening: (Round 2 Hidden Picture is shown) If you can find the (object) hidden in this picture, then you could win a run through our prize filled house, where what you find is what you keep, on.... FINDERS KEEPERS! And now, here's the host of Finders Keepers, (joke line), JEFF FOXWORTHY!
Network: CBS(Saturday Mornings @ 9 AM), Nickelodeon (Weeknights @ 7 PM) or syndicated via CBS Television Distribution and Viacom
Host: Jeff Foxworthy
Announcer: Burton Richardson(CBS), Harvey (Nickelodeon) or Marc Summers (syndication)
Executive Producers: Wesley Eure, Larry Toffler, Roger Dobkowitz and Mike O' Malley
Opening Theme: same as Larry Toffler's version
Closing Theme: same as Wesley Eure's version
Set: same as Wesley Eure's version, with a flat screen monitor so that the studio audience can see the Hidden Picture
Taping Location: CBS Television City, Studio 41
Format: 2 teams of 2 players (Red and Blue) play. In the Hidden Picture Round, being first to correctly circle what's hidden scores $100 and the right to search a room in the house. If you find the object in that room, you score $200. If not, the money goes to the other team. In round 2, Hidden Pictures are worth $300 and room searches are worth $400. Both rounds have an Instant Prize Room (The Instant Prize is sometimes more valuable than the Grand Prize). Teams have 10 seconds in the Hidden Pictures round. If a team gives a wrong answer, the opponent will have 5 seconds to circle the right answer to steal the money. The team with the most money at the end of the game wins and goes to the Room-To-Room Romp for fanstastic prizes.
Room-To-Room-Romp: Still 6 rooms in 90 seconds. $1,000 per room if not completed in time. If all 6 rooms are covered, the team wins the Grand Prize(sometimes to a foreign nation like Italy or England) in addition to the $1,000 per room.
Returning Champions: Teams can stay on until they lose in the main game
Here's how I would revive FK:
Host:If not myself, I would give "Iron Chef America" host Alton Brown a try
Exec. Producers:myself, Marc Summers, Wesley Eure, Larry Toffler
Origination:Hollywood Center Studios
Set:"Fun House"-style on the studio walls(classic FK romp win pics), house with new rooms and classic rooms updated, split apart set for hidden picture rounds(host podium on left of screen, contestants' podiums on right), large video screen lowered in front of the door to let studio audience see the pictures.
Opening spiel: (darkened studio with lights flashing around in the house rooms, round 2 picture comes in from sreen right)"Can you find the (object) hidden in this picture? If you can,(pic goes away to screen left and cameras pan all 8 rooms)you could win a run through our house loaded with prizes on the show where what you find is what you keep, (a version of current UK "FK" logo appears on screen over classic FK clips) FINDERS KEEPERS! And now, here's the host of 'Finders Keepers',(joke line and host name)!"
Gameplay:Same as Eure version(circling the hidden objects) The scoring would go like this:
Round 1-Pictures:$50, Rooms:$100
Round 2-Pictures:$150, Rooms:$200
Round 2 would also include a bonus clue worth nothing but the team that gets it right would go for 2 prizes instead of 1 if one of their rooms is the "Instant Prize Room"(indicated by the "Fun House" Power Prize sounds and alternating red and blue lights).
Bonus Round(room-to-room romp) would still be 6 rooms in 90 seconds for 5 prizes of increasing value and a grand prize which would always be the most valuable of the day.
I know I posted this in the old post, but I figure I will give it new life.
Network: syndicated (package with Family Feud)
Host: Ryan Stiles (if unavailable Dave Coulier)
Regular panelist: Betty White; ? ; ?
Studio: Sunset Bronson Studios
Set design: The panel board will be just like the original (three on the top row, three on the bottom, and with circle & triangle lights next to each name).
The contestant platform will be similar to the original except only the bottom half will rotate, and it would also have two video screens with one on top of the other (the top screen will stay stationary while the bottom screen will be on the opposite side of the contestants).
The audience will be seated on both sides of the studio.
The host will enter the studio from behind the contestant's platform.
Format: Just like Match Game PM. The host will read a story or phrase that will have a blank that the panelist will have to fill. Then the contestant will guess what answer the panelists has written. Two players will have 3 chances to match all 6 panelists. Whoever has matched the most panelists after round 3 wins. Bonus cash will be given to any contestant who is able match all 6 panelists ($1,000 on round 1; $500 on round 2; $250 on round 3).
Tie Beaker: In case of a tie, a tie breaker round will be conducted. On the tie breaker round the contestants will be given a simple phrase with 4 possible words to fill in the blank, the choices will be on computer and be on a first pick bases. Then the panelists from one of the rows will try to guess what answer that one of the contestants picked from the possible answers that will be displayed on the screen above them.
Super Match: The contestant will first play 2 rounds of Audience Match in which he has to guess what one of the top three answers the audience has given to the phrase shone (with help from 3 of the panelists). $1,000 will be given for the top answer; $500 for the second answer; and $250 for the third answer.
After the Audience Match round, the contestant will play Head To Head match with one of the panelists in which the contestant will have to guess what the panelist wrote down to fill in the blank in the short phrase.
And here's another good one:
Host: Wink Martindale
Announcer: Dean Goss
Studio: CBS Television City, Studio 33
Network: CBS or syndication
Same as the Wink Martindale version, except remove the mini-games, but to compensate, each time a column is not won, an extra prize is added, and there is no limit. Plus, the middle column is the Cash Column, starting at $1,000, and growing by that much each game until won. Also, each time a contestant eliminates a number, they add $100 to their stakes. If they roll doubles, then regardless of whether it eliminates a number or not, $200 will be added to the player's stakes.
As usual, the winner of the game keeps everything claimed in the game, or a $500 minimum if they didn't claim anything. The first player to win 2 games goes to the Big Numbers.
To add to this, this version is self-contained, so when the bell sounds during the main game, no more questions will be asked for the rest of the game, and it's all dice. This is to make sure the Big Numbers are at least played at the end of EVERY episode.
Also, any insurance marker they don't use during the main game will carry over to the Big Numbers for backup.
The Big Numbers
As usual, the contestant rolls the Golden Dice to try and knock off the 9 Big Numbers, and they receive $500 for each one eliminated. If a contestant rolls doubles, in addition to an insurance marker, they receive $1,000. If a contestant knocks off all 9 numbers, they win $50,000.
5-match maximum, and winning the 5th match also wins a luxury car.
Host: Alex Trebek (if not, Richard Karn)
Announcer: Burton Richardson
Studio: KTLA Studios
Network: NBC or syndication
Model: Lindsay Clubine
Here's a few changes:
1. Two puzzles, two Car Games
2. The same 2 contestants play the same day, and the player with the most at the end returns on the next show, for a maximum of 8 shows.
3. Some games may have extra prizes, thus eliminating either 1 or 2 Wild Cards, and/or one Take.
4. Every game has the 5 Bonus Car Seconds and the Ca$hPot (which starts at $1,000 and grows by that much each game until won, and if matched with a Wild Card, an extra $1,000, $2,000 with 2, or $4,000 with all 3)
5. If a contestant finds one Wild Card after another, $1,000 will be added to their side of the board, for a possible total of $2,000 if they find all 3 in a row.
6. If a contestant solves the puzzle with no prizes on their side of the board, they receive $500 as a minimum.
7. Sometimes the 2nd game may only be played in speed-up mode, depending on how long the first half takes.
As usual, 35 seconds base time, plus 5 seconds for each unsuccessful attempt (no matter who plays it) (Bonus Car Seconds included), for a maximum of 90 seconds (if the time has reached the maximum, the Bonus Car Seconds are no longer available in the main games until after a car is won). There are 7 cars with a match, and the 8th is only there for confusion. If they match 7 cars within the allotted time, the last car match is theirs. If not, they receive $500 for each match. The cars are valued at $15,000-$50,000+.
Like I explained in #2, the same 2 contestants on the same episode, and the player with the most returns on the next show, for a maximum of 8. If they tie, they both return on the next show (or just one if the champion has finished their 8th show).
Tournament of Champions
The 10 top-winning champions who won one of their cars in the shortest amount of time return for a shot at more for one whole week. Each episode, 2 players play 2 puzzles (w/the Cash Pot at $2,000 the whole week, but still increases w/each Wild Card, but resets at the end of each game, regardless of whether it is won or not, and no Bonus Car Seconds) and 2 car games. The first car game will count the clock forwards to determine how fast the player matches 7 cars. Those who play the car game still receive $500 for each car matched, but at the end of the week, the champion who completes their car game in the fastest time wins the last car they correctly matched and $50,000 in cash, in addition to their main game winnings and the money from their car games. The cars in the tournament are valued at $30,000-$90,000+.
Remote Control was a game show about television. Many of the questions revolved around old television shows - gear for Adults...I recall this game like jepardoy....Three contestants answered trivia questions on movies, music, and television, many of which were presented in skit format..In the first round, the three questions in a standard category were worth 5, 10, and 15 points, in that order. Point values were doubled for the second round. The contestant who answered a question correctly could either stay with the current channel or select a different one; after the last question in a channel was asked, it was taken out of play for the rest of the round
Originally Posted by ThisIsJEOPARDY
Your idea is gear for children...Don't you think you should come up with a creative name show...
What makes you think my Remote Control idea was geared towards children? I kept the same format, set and theme music as the original show. All I did was make all questions worth 10 times what they were in the 80s and add in a bonus round.
Sorry about the Double Post, but I've got 3 revivals planned for ABC Daytime.
Host: Mike Greenberg
Announcer: Gary Kroeger
Theme: Same as the 70s version
Taping Location: Tribune Studios
Regular Panel Members: Betty White, George Foreman, Richard Dawson
Semi-Regular Panel Members: Eli Manning, Vicki Lawrence, Susan Lucci, Samantha Harris, Tom Bergeron, Vanna White, Alex Trebek, Ryan Seacrest, Ray Romano, Brad Garrett, Donny Osmond, Dan Marino, Mike Golic, Guy Fieri, Bobby Flay, Jim J. Bullock, Joan Rivers, Caroline Reah, Paula Abdul, Kara DiGaurdi, Randy Jackson, Ben Bailey(from Ca$h Cab), Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman(from MythBusters), Drew Carey, Wayne Brady
Format is the same as the original. In the Super-Match, Matching the most popular answer chosen is worth $500, 2nd most popular is worth $250 and the least popular answer will be worth $100. The Star Wheel will be included. For the Star Wheel, the winning contestant will be playing for 100x the amount they won in the Super-Match if it is not doubled. If it is doubled, the top prize could be worth as much as $100,000! The player must match the celebrity they spun on the Star Wheel to win the money.
5 day champions are automatically retired from the show with a new car and a berth in the Tournament of Champions later in the season.
THE $1,000,000 PYRAMID
Host: Ryan Seacrest (I wanna give Ryan a taste of another one of Dick Clark's shows to prepare him for the host role on "New Year's Rockin' Eve", since he'll be taking over that special soon)
Announcer: John Cramer
Sub-Announcers: Jim Thornton, Rich Fields, George Gray, David Lawrence, Burton Richardson, Randy West, Paul Boland, Brad Nessler, Dick Vitale (if he can tone it down a bit), Johnny Gilbert
Taping Location: ABC Television Center, Los Angeles
Theme Music: 1982-1988 $25,000/$100,000 Pyramid theme music
Format: Same as the original, 2 teams of 2 players (1 civillian, 1 celebrity) compete. There are 6 categories on the main game Pyramid, meaning 3 rounds will be played. The celebrity will give in Round 1, the contestant will give in Round 2 and there will be an option of who's giving/recieving in Round 3. There are 7 items to a category and they all pertain to a certain subject. If at any time a player gives an illegal clue, they'll hear that dreaded cuckoo and the game moves on to the next item in the category. Game 1 plays with a 7-11, Game 2 has a Mystery 7. The team with the most points in each game wins and goes to the Winner's Circle. In the event of a tie, a tie-breaker round is played. The tie-breaker round will follow the same rules as the original Pyramid series.
Special Card Rules:
7-11: Teams can either play it safe and go for $500 an answer or go for the 7-11 jackpot that starts at $1,100 and grows by that amount each time it is not claimed.
Mystery 7: same as the original
Winner's Circle: The winning team is presented with 6 subjects that get progressively harder as they make their way up the Pyramid. Get them all in 60 seconds, you win $25,000 (if you won 1 game) or $50,000 (if you won both games). Give an illegal clue and the subject will be thrown out. If you don't make it to the top, you get whatever money you accumulated in those 60 seconds. Here's the money distribution:
Bottom Row: $500, $1,000, $1,500
Middle Row: $2,000, $2,500
Top Row: $3,000
$1,000,000 Tournament: Every 8-10 weeks, the 3 players who made it to the top of the Winner's Circle Pyramid in the fastest time, 3 top money winners and 4 wild cards will return to play for $1,000,000 in cash. The first player to make it to the top of the Winner's Circle Pyramid gets the money.
Host: David Ruprecht
Announcer: Shadoe Stevens
Theme Music: same as the original version
Network: ABC (after The $1,000,000 Pyramid)
Duration: 1 hour
Format: 6 players compete. Before the game begins, the host starts the players out with thier starting funds of $1500 (just like the board game). The game then begins with the property round. A general-knowledge question is asked, first to get a correct answer gets $100 and the property. If 2 or 3 players are in control of the same Monopoly, questions are asked to determine control of the Monopoly in question. If the player gets a MONOPOLY, the combined values of the properties is added to thier score plus a $500 bonus. When all the properties and monopolies are collected, players can improve their properties with houses and hotels($50 per house, $250 per hotel). Then the BIG MONEY ROUND begins.
The BIG MONEY ROUND: After the commercial break, the amounts are totaled after houses and hotels. The host then pushes a button on his podium to roll the dice. If it is a property, the player in control has first crack at the question. If they are wrong or they take too much time, then it becomes All-Play. No penalties assesed to the landlords unless the indicator lands on a tax space($75 for Luxury Tax, $200 for Income Tax, all fines go to Free Parking). Chance and Community Chest cards remain the same as the board game. Free Parking starts at $1000 dollars and grows with each fine. As usual, if you go BANKRUPT, YOU'RE OUT! A bankrupt player's properties go to the player that is in the lead. Railroads offer Hostile Takeover opprotunities. Utilities are the same as the board game. Player with the top amount goes for $100,000 in the Once Around the Block Bonus Round.
Once Around the Block Bonus Round: 4 GO TO JAIL spaces are placed on the board(1 on 2nd Street, 1 on 3rd Street (bearing in mind that the regular GO TO JAIL space is still in play) and 2 on 4th Street). The winning player is given 7 rolls of the dice, every double gives the player an extra roll, but 3 doubles is an automatic GO TO JAIL. If you land on GO by exact count, you win $100,000. If you pass GO, it's $50,000 for you. $1,000 for each space passed, stop after any safe roll. Any time a GO TO JAIL is landed on, the game is over and the player loses all the money they gained in the bonus round.
Returning Champions: 5-day limit with any player winning 5 days in a row getting a new car and a spot in the Challenge of Champions (which I have been unable to come up with a format for and I am not using my format from the old boards).
Syndicated version for any show mentioned in this post: ONLY IF RATINGS WARRANT IT WILL I DO A SYNDICATED VERSION OF ANY OF THESE SHOWS.
Here's my OWN revival idea of Monopoly.
Host: Marc Summers
Announcer: Jim Thornton (if Harvey is unavailable)
Dice Model: Robin Marella (if not, then Claudia Jordan)
Network: Weekly syndication
Studio: Sony Pictures Studios
Theme song: Same as 1990
Same as usual, 3 players compete. One red, one white, one blue.
Each player is staked with $1,500, and instead of crossword clues, there will be general knowledge questions. The player who correctly answers that question gains control of the property and wins the amount of it. No penalty for an incorrect answer. If 2 or all 3 players have part of the monopoly, then questions are asked to gain control of the entire monopoly. Anyone who has a whole monopoly adds the combined value to their score. After all monopolies have been claimed, the players will buy houses and/or hotels for their properties with their winnings ($50 per house, $250 per hotel). In each monopoly, the properties must have an even number of houses/hotels.
The Big Money Round
Same as before.
Utilities: One question is asked for $100 multiplied by the number rolled on the dice.
Chance and Community Chest: Same as usual.
Income Tax: 10% taken away from each player's winnings.
Luxury Tax: $75 taken away from each player's winnings.
Go to Jail: The indicator light is sent to jail, and each player must pay $300 to get out.
GO: Passing GO is worth $200 for each player. Landing exactly on GO is worth $400.
Free Parking: Answering one question in Free Parking adds an instant jackpot to their score, and it starts at $1,000 and grows with every tax, fees from cards, and fees from getting out of jail. Carries over to the next show if not won at the end.
Same as usual, except the player who has control of the potential hostile takeover will only have to answer ONE question to take control of the entire monopoly and win the combined value of the properties in the monopoly. No penalty for an incorrect answer.
Also, a few changes. If the indicator lands on a property, the player who owns that property is given the category to the question and can either take it on their own at no risk, or challenge their opponents. If one of their opponents answers incorrectly, or runs out of time, the player loses the value of the rent in that property to the challenging player. If both opponents answer incorrectly or run out of time (and that also includes running out of time for either of them to buzz in), each of the two challenged players lose the amount of the rent to the challenging player. If a player ends up bankrupt, they are eliminated from further play, and all their properties (including houses and hotels) are given to the one who bankrupt them (or, if the bankrupt player lost it all to a fee, the player with the highest score).
Winning the Game
After time runs out, the players' houses and hotels are cashed in, and the player with the most money wins the match. All non-bankrupt players keep their money. 2nd and 3rd place alsor receives parting gifts.
Bonus Round: Once Around the Board
The player hits a button, and the randomizer automatically places one Go to Jail space on 2nd street, 2 on 3rd, and 3 on 4th. As always, the standard Go to Jail space in the corner of 3rd and 4th is still in play.
In addition, this being an hour-long revival, the player is asked during the commercial to place 3 prize spaces on each street. If a player lands on a prize space, they win a bonus prize, theirs to keep, regardless of the outcome.
The player has a maximum of 5 rolls. Rolling doubles gives them an extra roll. Each space passed is worth $500. They can stop at any time and keep the money. If they land on a Go to Jail space at any time, they lose the bonus money, but not the prizes. If they run out of rolls before they can hit GO or Go to Jail, they still keep the bonus money.
If they pass go, they win $50,000. If they land exactly on go, they win a jackpot of $100,000 (+$5,000 each time until won).
5 match limit.
Originally Posted by ThisIsJEOPARDY
Pretty good format for the money. The only thing I would change is to make sure that there is one complete show per day, using the tiebreaker from the three-question Match Game PM years.
Fannie Flagg, who just turned 70, would have to be on, even if it's just for her spelling errors.
And Eli Manning would make a great full-time panelist, as he doesn't do anything all year anyway.
Originally Posted by melyssa56