I would say the exact same thing if Pyramid or Match Game aired 36 times in a week. People would get sick of it. Especially if they do like Harvey Feud and repeat the same episodes during the same marathons.
I am all for variety in the network, I don't want or need to see any show air 36 times in a week. It just makes it feel like a waste of good timeslots when it's plastered all over the schedule. Keep the best ones, but give other shows a chance to succeed. Don't wait until one show is used up before going out to search for another "hit" show to save the network.
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You can irritate me sometimes, like many people when I hear when you say that stuff.
But in a way, something tells me you enjoy this. I'm sorry. And, I'm not doing anything wrong saying this.
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I'd rather see the $25K Pyramid just at 10:30 AM, and maybe just a couple times on Friday night along with some other good classics like Super Password.
And remember when there was way too much Deal Or No Deal?
While I did say I could see some of Casey's points, I agree with the board when I say that too much of any show, pre or post 1990, doesn't work on this network long-term. There's just too many examples (Deal, Improv, Dancing etc.) that prove it. I'm not saying every time slot needs a new show (some repeats are O.K.), but 16 hours of a show will poison the water too quickly.
Something to keep in mind, many of the networks have a plethora of 1 hour shows, not all but many do. So, they have 24 timeslots to fill a day (let's say 20-26 removing paid programming and figuring up a smattering of half hour shows). GSN has by and large half hour shows. That's 48 timeslots a day to fill (35-40 if you remove paid programming). Doing it with 17 shows and paid probrammimg is too much.
GSN needs to do one of two things:
1.) add more shows from EVERYWHERE to give variety to the schedule, or
2.) Keep their few shows and run whatever shows they want from 8-noon, repeat it from noon-4, then do some sort of late afternoon shows before leading to the prime time block and late night.