Sitcoms Online - Main Page / Message Boards - Main Page / News Blog / Photo Galleries / DVD Reviews / Buy TV Shows on DVD and Blu-ray

View Today's Active Threads / View New Posts / Mark All Boards Read / Chit Chat Board

Game Shows Photo Gallery


Sitcoms Online Message Boards - Forums  

Go Back   Sitcoms Online Message Boards - Forums > Game Shows
User Name
Password


Welcome to the Sitcoms Online Message Boards - Forums.

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, search, view attachments, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today!

SitcomsOnline.com News Blog Headlines Twitter Facebook Instagram RSS

VH1 Classic Renaming to MTV Classic; Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of August 1, 2016)
Antenna TV Adds The Addams Family, Wings This Fall 2016; CMT Sitcom Gets Second Season
getTV August 2016 Highlights Includes Lucy Birthday Stunt; Paley Center LA Fall 2016 Previews
Antenna TV Goes to the Olympics with Carson; Sitcom Vet David Spade to Roast Rob Lowe
South Park Celebrates Historic 20th Season; The Vampire Diaries to Conclude After 8 Seasons
Summer 2016 Week 8 Sitcom Ratings
SitcomsOnline Digest: Katey Sagal to Guest Star on Big Bang Theory; Hangin' with Mr. Cooper Arrives on DVD
Uncut Star Trek Coming to Heroes & Icons Network; Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of July 25, 2016)
Marathons for Garry Marshall on TV; REELZ Books Robin Williams Documentary
Remembering the Legendary Garry Marshall; Terry Crews Set for an Adventure
Catastrophe Gets 2 Season Renewal for Amazon; Lucille Ball Comedy Festival Celebrates 25th Anniversary
The Goldbergs Heads to Syndication in Fall 2017; The Simpsons TV on FX App
Summer 2016 Week 7 Sitcom Ratings
SitcomsOnline Digest: Emmy Nominations Announced; Chuck Lorre to Bring Pot Comedy to Netflix


New on DVD/Blu-ray (June/July)

The League - Season 7 - The Final Fantasy Maude - The Complete Fifth Season Workaholics - Season Six Two Guys and a Girl - The Complete Series Family Matters - The Complete Seventh Season

06/14 - Ballers - The Complete First Season (Blu-ray)
06/14 - The League - Season 7 - The Final Fantasy
06/14 - The League - The Complete Series
06/14 - Maude - The Complete Fifth Season
06/14 - Survivor's Remorse - The Complete Second Season
06/21 - Workaholics - Season Six
06/28 - Two Guys and a Girl - The Complete Series
07/08 - The Monkees - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
07/12 - Grady - The Best of Grady
07/26 - Family Matters - The Complete Seventh Season
07/26 - Where's Huddles? - The Complete Series (WBShop.com)
More TV DVD Releases / DVD Reviews Archive / SitcomsOnline Digest


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 03-07-2012, 01:21 PM   #1
Brian Damage
Moderator
Forum Legend
I'm Rich Bitch
 
Brian Damage's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 03, 2002
Location: What Ain't No Country I Ever Heard Of...They Speak English in What?
Posts: 62,201
Send a message via AIM to Brian Damage
Lightbulb 'Name That Tune' Game Show Is Getting Rebooted

If you're the kind of viewer who sticks around to watch all of the closing credits on TV shows, you're probably familiar with the name FremantleMedia: They're a global production powerhouse with stakes in both of Fox's talent competitions, American Idol and The X Factor, as well as NBC's America's Got Talent. Now Vulture hears the company has decided to expand its musical empire by securing the rights to one of TV's oldest game-show formats, Name That Tune. Fremantle's goal is to reboot the guess-the-song show for a new generation, and if it does so, it will accomplish something that's eluded numerous producers and networks over the last decade, including MTV Networks.
MTV made a big deal out of Tune five years ago, putting together an ambitious plan to relaunch three different versions of the show across its three big music networks: MTV, VH1, and CMT: Country Music Television. It didn't get off the ground, however, meeting the same fate as a 2006 reboot attempt by CBS. As a result, it's now been almost 25 years since original episodes Tune last aired regularly in the U.S. (a mid-eighties edition was seen in syndication).

It's far too early to predict how Fremantle's attempt to resurrect Tune will fare, in part because it's not yet clear just what form it will take. While a spokesman for the company confirmed that a rights deal has closed, he had no further details about Fremantle's exact plans. Per sources, the company is still deciding whether to aim the new show at a cable network, a major broadcaster, the syndication market or some combination of the above. One reason to think Fremantle might get lucky where others didn't, however, is the company's long track record of success in both the music and game formats. Its syndicated revival of classic quizzer Family Feud has done very well in recent years, last month earning its best ratings in seven years. And working with CBS, Fremantle pulled off the delicate transition from the Bob Barker era of The Price is Right while also reviving Let's Make a Deal for the Eye. While we'd be fine with a new Tune, perhaps with some former Idol and X contestants singing songs for contestants to guess, Vulture really wishes Fremantle would hurry up and bring back the best damn game show of the eighties: Press Your Luck. Big Money. No Whammies. Hell, yeah.

http://www.vulture.com/2012/03/name-...-rebooted.html
__________________
The Key to the Kingdom of Heaven: John 3:3

Money Doesn't Buy Happiness...But I'd Rather Cry in My Private Jet
  Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:06 AM.


Although the administrators and moderators of the Sitcoms Online Message Boards will attempt to keep all objectionable messages off this forum, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the author, and neither the owners of the Sitcoms Online Message Boards, nor Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd. (developers of vBulletin) will be held responsible for the content of any message. The owners of the Sitcoms Online Message Boards reserve the right to remove, edit, move or close any thread for any reason.

Powered by: vBulletin Version 3.5.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.