Well, most of our wishes have been granted. If you've been tired of the rerun abuse of Deal or No Deal, you got your wish.
GSN will be replacing the Thursday night block of Deal or No Deal with Catch 21.
Buzzerblog tweet:Schedule Change: Thursday's 7 to 11PM stack of Deal or No Deal will be replaced by a stack of Catch 21 starting next Thursday, July 5.
This now means Deal or No Deal will have 10 slots a week (weekdays 1pm, weekends 1 and 2pm, Sundays at midnight). Catch 21 will now climb to 25 airings a week.
Personally, this doesn't mean too much to me. I couldn't watch Deal or No Deal for 4 hours, or even one hour. I like syndicated DOND, as I've said on these forums before with its faster gameplay, and less of a gimmick. This is no huge surprise when it comes to poor primetime ratings, since it's usually one of the lowest rated blocks, but I didn't think GSN had the attitude to move any DOND slots, anywhere on the schedule.
Catch 21 has usually done poorly in primetime. Let's see how this goes. And...it's this, or another night of Feud. So I'll take Catch 21