Will Let’s Make a Deal or The Dating Game Keep You Tuning in to CBS Once the “Light” is Turned Off?




Creativity apparently knows no bounds at CBS Daytime. According to Variety, Bloom and Co. are planning to shoot an in-house pilot for a Let’s Make a Deal update to possibly replace Guiding Light. Also rumored to be on tap is a re-hashed version of The Dating Game. Now, correct me if I am wrong, but haven’t updates of both those game shows already been attempted in recent years, and failed? Anyhoo, when Guding Light, the serial that signifies a genre that has allowed the big three to underwrite their much more expensive, splashier, yet-nine-times-out-of-10 less successful, primetime programming for oh, the past half a century or so goes off The Tiffany airwaves this September, will you stick around to watch a Bloom-sanctioned game show fart fest?

Will Let's Make a Deal or The Dating Game Keep You Tuning in to CBS Once the "Light" is Turned Off?

  • Yes! Nothing will help me get over my favorite soap faster than cheesy 70's game shows brought back from the dead! (5%, 26 Votes)
  • In a word: No. (95%, 495 Votes)

Total Voters: 521

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    craigcp

    I will not watch that crap, I didn’t like it when it was on, it was a staged show, like the reality crap. I will follow GL were ever it goes. CBS is really scraping the bottom barrel. CBS will now be known as crapy BS network. I will no longer watch CBS.

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    Jamey Giddens

    Now guys, I do want to speak on one thing. PLEASE do not boycott the remaining CBS shows just because Babs wouldn’t do what it took to save GL. If you are a fan of Y&R or (snort) ATWT and B&B, don’t stop watching them because of GL’s cancellation. Maria Arena Bell and her team are pulling out al the stops to restore Y&R and even her brother-in-law Brad appears to be waking up from a long slumber, don’t punish those writers, actors, producers and fellow soap fans because of what happened with GL. Just boycott the GL timeslot after Sept! :p

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    GLFanLongBeachNY

    Sorry Jamey, all the CBS shows have been dead to me since April 1st – the day the fools at CBS cancelled GL. If someone wants to watch Y&R, watch it on Soapnet. If CBS had not allowed affiliates to shelve GL into a morning timeslot ten years ago, or if it had promoted it more like it does the Bell shows, then GL would not be in this position. I will not support CBS or Barbara Bloom in any way, shape, or form. Hopefully ATWT will find a home next to GL on Lifetime, Oxygen or another cable channel, and I will be happy to start watching it again!

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    dmwolf

    This news confirms what I thought the day CBS decided to drop GL from its lineup…it is no longer the Tiffany network. So sad.

    Unfortunately, I will rarely watch CBS after GL is off their network because it is the only soap I watch now. I watch it during the day when it airs (wish I had a Nielsen box)or on the CBS site so what CBS shows I do watch is because I see their promos on GL. Since GL will not be on CBS then I am certain I will not see their primetime promos and so will not watch their shows.

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    Jorpa

    “Now guys, I do want to speak on one thing. PLEASE do not boycott the remaining CBS shows just because Babs wouldn’t do what it took to save GL. If you are a fan of Y&R or (snort) ATWT and B&B, don’t stop watching them because of GL’s cancellation.”
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    Jamey I get what you’re saying, but I don’t watch B&B or ATWT. If you do, more power to you. (Bless your heart and anyone else’s who watches them, LOL) I can watch Y&R on Soapnet which I will continue to do. There is no other show I watch on CBS so when GL goes off, they can kiss my ass!

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    Coffee_Junkie

    I don’t watch GL so I say bring on The Dating Game. Fact of the matter is, if GL continues it will not be on the network, so a game show/talk show is inevitable.

    I wish they’d bring back Press Your Luck.

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    ahhiker

    It is heartbreaking enough that they have cancelled Guiding Light and then to tell us what they are replacing us with! I never! Guiding Light has a lot of life left in her! The producer, the writers, the actors and crew have been doing such an outstanding job! There are a lot of good story lines on there right now, especially the Otalia story line. Crystal Chappell and Jessica Leccia bring their all to their role every single time! Both of these actresses are totally amazing! I have never seen such on screen chemistry! And I have never been touched like I have been touched by this true to love story! Crystal has always been an incredible actress, but she has been phenomenal in this story line. Her graveside confession was the performance of a lifetime! Hopefully some one who will truly appreciate Guiding Light will give her a new home!

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    niauoil

    Wow, now that’s some cutting-edge programming, isn’t it? Maybe next year, CBS will trot out a new version of “The Newlywed Game” and “Beat the Clock”. Talk about “must-see T.V.”! Woo hoo!

    Seriously, the only show I watch on CBS is “Guiding Light”, so as of September 19th, CBS is dead to me.

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    naughtytomato

    Preach it Jamey! No, I won’t be watching the lame replacement.
    It’s still unreal that a show that have been on 70 plus years dies in 2009! I mean, couldn’t GL get some support the last 4 years to prevent this? It would take what, 600,000 more viewers to make the show survive? Was this not possible?
    The demise of GL is facinating. Soaps should learn something from it, but with TIIC I guess that’s hoping too much.

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    Dariclone

    To be fair, it’s not the game shows’ fault GL is being cancelled, that’s the stupid exces’ decision. Will I watch them? No way. But in all honesty, I probably would’ve if they werren’t taking over from GL.

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    Johnathon

    Um of course, I mean i have been waiting for cheese-tastic game shows for years, I mean why would i tune into that game network when i can watch it on CBS? What better cure for losing the heart and soul of soaps then to watch people fall in love? -.-

    These people -.-, Only CBS (YAY Time to mock their stupid new slogan!) could kill the worlds longest running soap and replace it with even stupider crap that probably will beat all the soaps, i swear if the stupid Dating game comes in and kills Y&R I don’t kow what i will do lol, part of me will laugh and just toss up my hands and say ‘its really over’, the other part will be in tears lol.

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    nycwriter

    Uh, NO NO a thousand times NO… if CBS stoops to replacing GL with a cheesy game show, then CBS will be dead to me. And I can live without their Primetime programming as well. For some reason I still watch Survivor – but after Sept. 18th I’ll watch it on YouTube out of spite. No ad revenue will come from my viewing!

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    bizziefan

    Well, who are the 11 ppl who voted Yes, nothing would help them get over their favorite soap more than a cheesy remake of a game show???? Why are they not commenting? Obviously not GL fans, or is it Babs herself logging on here and voting?

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    Jamey Giddens

    I like game shows too, but they have proven unsuccessful in daytime as well. In fact they died off a decade ago, save for the syndie ones like Wheel, Jeopardy and Millionaire, and the Price is Right, which is declining just like the soaps, so where is the logic in bringing them back? At least game shows have a niche cable channel that services their fans, unlike soaps. What will happen in a decade, when all the soaps are long gone and then the game shows go bust, will Bloom then revive Guiding Light or Edge of Night?

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    Jamey Giddens

    Sorry Jamey, all the CBS shows have been dead to me since April 1st – the day the fools at CBS cancelled GL. If someone wants to watch Y&R, watch it on Soapnet. If CBS had not allowed affiliates to shelve GL into a morning timeslot ten years ago, or if it had promoted it more like it does the Bell shows, then GL would not be in this position. I will not support CBS or Barbara Bloom in any way, shape, or form. Hopefully ATWT will find a home next to GL on Lifetime, Oxygen or another cable channel, and I will be happy to start watching it again!
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    :-( I can respect that, even though Y&R is FIYA right now and is rumored to be even hotter this Summer. The thing about SOAPnet, is those ratings don’t count toward the advertising rates the soaps can get on network, but I won’t try to sway you. CBS has been treating GL like the ugly stepchild for years, so do the soap mags.

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    GLFanLongBeachNY

    I agree Jamey, and I do want to thank you so much for all you and your team are doing to help us find GL a new home. You have been terrific. (and I do get Soapnet and will watch Y&R there when I can – I just do not want CBS getting the ad revenue.

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