Posted: 1:59 pm Tuesday, October 18th, 2016

Survey says,… old game shows are new again 

By Pete Rizzo

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Nice to see nostalgia for old TV game shows is alive and well. I’m generally averse to TV reboots but this idea is working for me so far. Among the classic TV game shows that have come back to primetime over the last few months include,…

“To Tell The Truth”

“Pyramid”

,…and “Match Game”

“Match Game”, which my wife willl tell you is the gold standard of old game shows, was the one I was most nervous about. I frankly thought it would bomb for sure. But I have to say they grabbed me all over again.

And now the latest one, “The Gong Show”. Not sure how they will recreate gems like the Unknown Comic,…

,…and hands down my favorite “Gong Show” segment, the late, great Gene Gene the Dancing Machine.

Thoughts on old TV game show reboots?

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