Don’t ask me how it happened, but I watched the ending of Howie Mandel’s new game show, Take It All. (And Michael Bublé’s Home for the Holidays. No excuses for that either. Actually, Elmo was going to be on it, and I wondered if there were going to be any tasteless puns. I got to hand it to them – there weren’t.)
Anyhowie, the end of Take It All was a hell of a lot (and by hell of a lot, I mean exactly) like an old Game Show Network, um, game show called Friend or Foe? (hosted by the MTV VJ that vocalized keeping her the V-card, Kennedy).
Essentially, at the game’s end, both players much choose between A or B. For Take It All, A equaled “Keep Mine” and B equaled “Take It All,” and on Friend or Foe?, A equaled “Friend” and B equaled… I can’t recall. If both people choose A, both people win. If both people choose B, both people lose. If only one chooses A, they win everything.
So apparently, NBC is running with this Take It All mentality with some upcoming shows.
Deception looks a lot like ABC’s Revenge to me.
Even better, NBC is ripping off their own failed projects, because Do No Harm
Done seems a lot like Awake. Did they just have a bunch of leftover scripts? (And art department files?)