Hello kids, sorry, slow updates this week (it’s basically Christmas party season, you know how it is I’m sure), although fingers crossed we’re getting a report on the Play Your Cards Right pilot on Friday. Anyway, a few things that have been bought up that probably require wider recognition:
- The Exit List is premiering in the ITV Tuesday night flopzone on January 10th. This is a shame, I thought it was alright from the game I saw being filmed. I do not know how it is being edited and I largely suspect there are not many winners, is my initial impression given this news, but I do think it is a lot better than the rubbish High Stakes.
- However the The Exit List press release people ought to learn how to count, the maze was 24 rooms in the pilot, but it’s 26 rooms in the actual broadcast show – that second row of five has become a second row of seven. It is never a good sign when your press releases aren’t accurate, is it?
- Fear Factor IS BACK! and it’s done very well, two episodes last night averaging a 3.4 rating in the demo between them (and picking up on the second episode). The show hasn’t changed much, although I’m not entirely convinced it’s more extreme than before – a couple of set pieces are combined, and the explosions are bigger, but the claims feel like more mouth than trousers. It is still plenty entertaining if you like that sort of thing (and it is very much the sort of thing we quite like) and it’s nice to see Joe Rogan is still basically being a hilarious twat.
- Meanwhile You Deserve It (shall we take to calling it Clue or No Clue?) scored a 0.9 rating at the same time. Proof, if proof were needed, that watching people eat scorpions is scientifically about four times more entertaining than charity.