Get the bellbottoms out of the attic and turn the disco music on in celebration as GSN salutes ‘70’s game shows. This airs September 7th; here’s the schedule, all times eastern:
1:00 pm: The Dating Game (Michael Jackson)
1:30 pm: The Dating Game (Ken Norton, Suzanne Somers)
2:00 pm: The Dating Game (Ron Howard)
2:30 pm: The Dating Game (Pee Wee Herman)
3-5 pm: Let’s Make A Deal
5-7 pm: Match Game
7-8 pm: Laugh Out Loud: ‘70’s Game Shows
I’m REALLY excited about this; the 1970’s is my favorite decade of television, and many of those favorites are game shows. More than 60 game shows aired between 1970-1979, so I can only imagine the material that can be used for a documentary that’s exclusive to that time period the genre. I was really impressed with just about all of the previous documentaries and specials GSN had shown a while back: Behind the Blank: The Real Match Game Story, Game Show Hall of Fame: Who Wants to be a Millionaire?, etc. Pretty much all of them except Greatest Game Show Moments, which really just had the same recycled clips from previous specials; not to mention said clips were edited badly and weren‘t even that great to begin with.
The marathon looks great. I’ve really gotten into Let’s Make a Deal after seeing repeats of it in the past year, The Dating Game is one of my favorite Chuck Barris shows, and how can you have a Laugh Out Loud special without Match Game? I’m eagerly awaiting September.