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.
I want to try one.
POWER OF TEN
Host: Drew Carey (If he could do it because he still does TPIR, but he did Improv-A-Ganza so, why not?)
Main Game: There will be 3 rounds of the surveys but with a twist. There will be two parts of each round (for example: Say, after Round 3 the contestants will be both tied at 3. Then there would be a tiebreaker with 2 parts. It would play until they had a winner.)
Bonus round: Contestants will be playing for $250,000. Here's the money ladder:
That's it for the bonus round, no major changes to that.
How about Greed?
Host, Dylan Lane
Announcer, Burton Richardson
Keep the team that works together but include buzzers. If somebody answers a Question wrong, then they're out of the next Question. Also keep the Terminator and the tower of Greed as well as the Terminator round that had the buzzers.
Also keep the same set that Chuck's version had.
A revival of Match Game would be great. Without going into details such as sets, hosts, celebrities, etc., I would prefer the Match Game PM version with 3 questions and the tiebreaker where the contestants write down their answers and the celebrities give verbal responses. And as JamesFF said, $1,000, $500, and $250 are good amounts for the 2 audience matches. Then there should be the Starwheel spin, so a contestant can win up to $22,000 for the day/night.
I second that. We desperately need Greed to return to television. And Chuck's still alive, which makes it all the better.
Originally Posted by jhshifris
Also keep the same music. I mentioned the buzzers because it took too long for somebody to answer a Question.
Originally Posted by DialgaChampion
Host: J.D. Roth
Announcer/Sidekick: Dee Bradley Baker (bring his Shop 'Til You Drop characters to this show, too)
Cheerleaders: Jackie and Sammi Forrest
Network: Syndication (daily)
Studio: Hollywood Center Studios
Same as usual for everything, except played for cash (in savings bonds) instead of points. Also, contestants must be 8-16 to compete.
The only change made to the Grand Prix Race is that it'll be worth $50 to the winner, and here's the chip values:
Red chips: $10
White chips: $25
Yellow chips: $50
Blue chips: $100
As usual, the team with the most money wins a bonus prize and the right to go into the Fun House for more! Both teams keep their money in savings bonds.
The Fun House Run
Same format as the 2nd season in syndication, w/a few wrinkles from the FOX season, and a few new ones.
1. One of the rooms, in addition to a prize/cash tag, has a Glop Clock, giving the team an extra 30 seconds in the Fun House.
2. There are 7 prize tags instead of 6, and over $5,000 (or even more (explained in #4)) in cash tags.
3. Instead of any one of any of the tags designated as the Power Prize tag, only one of the prize tags will have such designation.
4. To compensate for #3, one of the many cash tags in the Fun House is the Power Pot tag, which gives the team an increasing cash jackpot, starting at $10,000, and growing by $2,500 each day until someone grabs that tag.
5. If the team finds all 7 prize tags, an additional bonus prize (sometimes bigger than the Power Prize) is awarded.
6. Each team member can grab a maximum of 4 tags. The Glop Clock does not count towards the number of tags.
Maximum of 5 matches.
College Mad House
Host: J.D. Roth
Announcer: Burton Richardson
Network: CW Network (weekly, nighttime)
Studio: Hollywood Center Studios
Same as usual, with college students instead of kids playing.
The winning team receives $1,000 to split between themselves, and an extra $1,000 for their college. The losing team receives $500 for their college.
The Mad House Run
Same as usual, except cleaning house of all 13 tags is worth a jackpot of $25,000 (+$5,000 each week until won) to split between the team and their college, and a car.
No returning champions, but the top 8 winning teams return at the end of the season for a tournament of champions, and after the first 4 shows, the 2 teams with the most winnings return for the Friday Finals, and the winning team's college receives $100,000, and that team runs the Mad House for up to over $100,000 in cash and prizes for themselves, including a $50,000+ car.
Originally Posted by TVLubber
Good idea but I don't know if J.D., Jackie or Sammi would want to do Fun House again or not.
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+.
Originally Posted by DialgaChampion