A new game show is premiering tonight, and this one looks to be something special....
CBS will air what it's calling the "Game Show Marathon" on Wednesday nights for the next couple of months. Unlike most "marathons" on TV, this isn't a bunch of reruns strung end-to-end. Instead, this is a celebrity event that revisits many classic shows, with carefully re-created sets and classic sound effects. One-time talk show host Ricki Lake will be the host.
Tonight, the celebrities will play "The Price is Right," which admittedly shouldn't be too hard for CBS to pull off, as the show is still going strong on their morning schedule, and they no doubt are just using the existing set and props. No "re-creation" required. Future weeks will be more ambitious. The games to be played include (in order of when they'll be played): "Let's Make a Deal," "Beat the Clock," "Press Your Luck," "Card Sharks," "Match Game" and "Family Feud."
I'm sure that it's no coincidence that most of these shows were on CBS at some point in their histories (the only exception being "Let's Make a Deal," which ironically has aired on both of the other "Big 3" networks, but not CBS). In any event, it will be on at 8:00 pm in most areas. Check it out!
UPDATE: 6/2/06 - I apparently was wrong. It's not just Wednesday nights, but Wednesdays and Thursdays. Sorry if anyone missed last night because of me!