GSN Acquires “Press Your Luck” and “Card Sharks” Starting October 15th
GSN hasn’t made a big classics acquisition in quite some time, instead opting for more modern fare. Classic game show fans are in for a big treat starting this coming Monday, October 15th. Two long time cult favorites, Press Your Luck and Card Sharks, will return to GSN’s schedule next week. This creates a solid five hour block each morning of classic game show formats from 8:00AM ET to 1:00PM ET before shifting to newer shows.
Press Your Luck, which has been absent for some years, will return weekdays starting October 15th at 9:30AM ET. This will replace the Richard Karn edition of Family Feud. Press Your Luck will start from the very first episode of the series, episode 001, dating back to September 19, 1983. Some astute viewers will be able to notice subtle differences between these early episodes and the ones GSN has aired in the past. This is the first time GSN has aired these episodes, so these are all new if you’ve only seen the reruns on the network. Peter Tomarken hosts.
Card Sharks, the classic game show asking contestants to predict the results to surveys and determine if the next card in a stack is higher or lower than the last, also makes a return after a long hiatus. The series will begin airing Monday, October 15th, at 9:00AM ET replacing Password Plus. Password Plus will still stay on weekends at 9:00AM ET, though. Card Sharks, hosted by Jim Perry, will start with episode number 234.
GSN viewers may notice a few other small changes. The 12:00PM ET hour is filled with The $100,000 Pyramid and The $25,000 Pyramid hosted by Dick Clark. These replace Whammy! and Chuck Woolery’s Lingo. The $100,000 Pyramid and The $25,000 Pyramid both keep their 10:00AM ET slot also. For those that pay attention to episode numbers, the numbers of The $100,000 Pyramid are 221 at 10:00AM (Earl Holliman, Martha Smith) and 271 at 12:00PM (Melody Thomas Scott, David Graf). For The $25,000 Pyramid, the episode numbers are 1092 at 10:30AM (Ed Begley, Jr., Lynn Redgrave) and 0980 at 12:30PM ET (Michael Spound, Janis Paige).
Chain Reaction, hosted by Dylan Lane, will take the place of Bill Engvall’s Lingo at 2:30PM ET. This means that, for the first time since its debut in 2002, Lingo is completely absent from GSN’s schedule. The Pyramid hosted by Mike Richards will gain a daily 3:00PM ET slot replacing Whammy! which still retains its weekend morning slots.