View Poll Results: does a "reboot" of Win, Lose or Draw could work for this day and age?
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Win, Lose or Draw... for the 21 century
welcome to the quick drawing game that anbody can play...it's Win, Lose or Draw come on in and join or host...wait a minute sorry about that intro.
basically this topic is all about the popular mid 1980's game show Win, Lose or Draw created by Burt reynolds and Bert Convy and speaking of Bert Convy he was the host of the syndicated version from 1987-1989 then Robb Weller who replaced Convy emceed the show from 1989-1990 but good old "Mama" herself Vicki Lawrence hosted the NBC daytime version from 1987-1989 basically the syndicated version ran three sasons from 1987-1990 while the NBC daytime version ran for two seasons from 1987-1989.
the premise is simple two teams of three men and three women competed; "each composed of two celebrties and one contestant" one member of the team is shown a phrase, thing, or a title and is given 30 second to convey the solution by drawing pictures of the phrase's key words; at the 30 second mark; the team member could ask a fellow teammate to continue drawing the solution. If the contestant or one of his/her teammates could guess the solution, the contestant won $200 (or $100 if a hand-off was taken) otherwise,the opposing team has a chance to guess for $100. Three rounds were played, followed by a bonus round, in which both contestants competed. each contestant was given 90 seconds to convey as many one-word answers as they can, at $100 apiece; the trailing contestant after three rounds went first, followed by the third-round leader. The Winner after three rounds wins $5,000 and competed on the next show until defeat or win 10 games in a row.
the show was so popular that a kids version was made for the Disney Channel called Teen Win, Lose or Draw hosted by Marc Price (a.k.a Skippy of Family Ties fame) ran from 1989-1992. same rules and gameplay as the "adult" version but this time three teams each composed of one celebrity and two contestants competed for points and prizes instead of cash.
reruns of the original syndicated Win, Lose or Draw aired on 2 diffrent cable networks: first on USA Network from 1990-1992 and 10 years later it aired on Game Show Network/GSN from 2002-2004 but only the few selected episodes from the Bert Convy era of the program.
you know....back when GSN aired the original Peter Marshall version of Hollywood Squares and Todd Newton was ready to host a spin-off of Press Your Luck retitled as Whammy!: The All-New Press Your Luck.
also 2 international version of the program were popping up as well:
the French/Canadain version of WLOD was called Fais-moi Un Dessin (english translation: Make Me A Drawing) that aired on a french language channel called TVA from 1988-1991.
The UK version of WLOD aired on ITV as a daytime series from 1990-1998 with these 3 host of the said program Danny Baker 1990-1993, Shane Richie 1994, and Bob Mills 1995-1998.
The UK also had a version of Teen Win, Lose or Draw that was hosted by Darren Day for GMTV as a short-lived series in 1993.
then after being off the air for 6 years ITV1 finally revived the program but with a few minor changes (3 to be precise):
1.) Win, Lose or Draw was retitled as Win, Lose or Draw Late (quite possibly airing for a midnight run).
2.) Liza Tarbuck was the new host for this version.
3.) the show itself went all rude and alcohol based in other words it was the more dirtier and naughtier version of the programme.
all in all the viewers from england got tired of it and it got the pulled plug just as the same year it started in 2004. (america just be glad that we never tried a dirtier version of WLOD here and only england did.)
so in conclusion if you combine the original daytime version from 1990-1998,plus the naughty,dirty, and raunchy "Late" version from 2004 you get the ITV total year run of 1990-2004.
now their was also a few merchandising under its belt as well:
in 1987 Milton Bradley made a home version of WLOD where it could be played like the TV show or a variation of the game with pawns and a game board.
their was also a "Party", "Junior", and "Travel Junior" editions that were also made by Milton Bradley in 1988.
Video/ Computer games
Hi-Tech Expressions (1984-1994) made 2 editions in 1988 including a "junior"
edition in 1989 making it a total of 3 editions for DOS.
also in 1989 Hi-Tech Expressions also made a version of Win, Lose or Draw for the NES.
(Nintendo Entertainment System)
Plug N' Play TV Games
in 2006 a short-lived video game company called senario (who also made Who Wants to be a Millionaire?) made a plug n play version of Win, Lose or Draw in 2006.
i'm mean since Fremantle is owning the rights to the Name That Tune format this year and Nickelodeon has order 40 episodes for the revival of Figure It Out coming soon do you guys think that a "reboot" of Win, Lose or Draw could work in this day and age?
since it's cancellation in 1990, it's been 22 years in absence total heck the closet we sort of got for a revival on WLOD is the 1997-1998 syndicated Pictionary game show hosted by Alan Thicke where it was sort of like Win, Lose or Draw but it's not.
so please vote and comment on this issue
thanks and remember that Win, Lose or Draw...is a Burt & Bert Productions in association with Kline & Friends.
p.s. if a revival of Win, Lose or Draw did happen i think i would see it on the Hub cable network also instead of a battle of the sexes style-like show it can be two teams of three families "each composed of a mom, a dad, and one child" (son or daughter) no celebrities and no regular contestants also the families will compete for points and prizes (just like The Disney Channel's "Teen" version from 1989-1992) but then again that's just me.
I always liked it i hope it will be reboot.
don't you mean "rebooted", DENISESMITH12?
Don't know what that is, but these days they're reviving everything.
Lingo, Scrabble, Family Feud (that was 13 years ago, but...), Catch 21 (form of Gambit), The Newlywed Game and so on......
Originally Posted by patnvanna83
lingofan97, Gambit is spelled G-A-M-B-I-T not G-A-M-B-E-T.
Originally Posted by Lingofan97
i would love to see WLOD again. Hope it comes back. You have my vote.