"500 questions" is casting for season 2

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Re: "500 questions" is casting for season 2

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MarkBarrett wrote:
VoluptuousLoser wrote:Taping is complete. New host is Dan Harris.

There will likely be controversy about an unethical decision the producers made with respect to casting. I'll leave it at that.
The Wikipedia page for the show has end of S1 player Richard Mason returning for season 2, so that has to be true. It must be something else. :)
I can neither confirm nor deny. Actually, I could do one of those things.

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VoluptuousLoser wrote:Taping is complete. New host is Dan Harris.

There will likely be controversy about an unethical decision the producers made with respect to casting. I'll leave it at that.
Since there is likely to be controversy, will that unethical decision be obvious to viewers?
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triviawayne wrote:
VoluptuousLoser wrote:Taping is complete. New host is Dan Harris.

There will likely be controversy about an unethical decision the producers made with respect to casting. I'll leave it at that.
Since there is likely to be controversy, will that unethical decision be obvious to viewers?
As I am fairly sure it is "the current champ doesn't return", yeah.

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News is getting out that
Spoiler
Ken Jennings
will be a contestant. The show returns on May 26. ABC is going game show crazy with Pyramid (Strahan), Match Game (A. Baldwin), To Tell the Truth (A. Andersen), and Celebrity Family Feud (Harvey).

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And to tie it all together, the first contestant is Jennings, who is replacing Richard Mason (which was news to Richard Mason).

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Unless they have made significant rule changes, having Ken go first gives him a significant advantage.

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The old host was awful. I don't much care for Nightline, but Dan Harris can't possibly be worse; even boring and slow would be an improvement over grating and annoying.
alietr wrote:Unless they have made significant rule changes, having Ken go first gives him a significant advantage.
If they haven't, I don't think I'll even finish watchng episode 1. Not really interested in watching so many challengers stuck twiddling their thumbs and mostly walking away with nothing.

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alietr wrote:Unless they have made significant rule changes, having Ken go first gives him a significant advantage.
He's flabby and out of practice. Happens when you don't have to compete to get onto these affairs.

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xxaaaxx wrote:The old host was awful. I don't much care for Nightline, but Dan Harris can't possibly be worse; even boring and slow would be an improvement over grating and annoying.
In the spirit of today: So in other words Richard Quest:Dan Harris::Jar Jar Binks:an AT-AT
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Austin Powers wrote:
alietr wrote:Unless they have made significant rule changes, having Ken go first gives him a significant advantage.
He's flabby and out of practice. Happens when you don't have to compete to get onto these affairs.
To be fair, it also happens when you do have to compete to not get onto these affairs.

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I saw a promo spot on ABC last night and spotted a couple of players (real quick, but sure looked like them) from the TOC class of 2010 and someone from MSQ (not to mention J! and others), but my favorite was the audience shot from last season used again.

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MarkBarrett wrote:I saw a promo spot on ABC last night and spotted a couple of players (real quick, but sure looked like them) from the TOC class of 2010 and someone from MSQ (not to mention J! and others), but my favorite was the audience shot from last season used again.
it should be interesting to see who's on the show!

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mrbungle wrote:
MarkBarrett wrote:I saw a promo spot on ABC last night and spotted a couple of players (real quick, but sure looked like them) from the TOC class of 2010 and someone from MSQ (not to mention J! and others), but my favorite was the audience shot from last season used again.
it should be interesting to see who's on the show!
I'll keep an eye out for anyone I recognize from Who's Still Standing? as well. ;)

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MarkBarrett wrote:I saw a promo spot on ABC last night and spotted a couple of players (real quick, but sure looked like them) from the TOC class of 2010 and someone from MSQ (not to mention J! and others), but my favorite was the audience shot from last season used again.
Or they didn't let last year's audience leave.
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MarkBarrett wrote:I'll keep an eye out for anyone I recognize from Who's Still Standing? as well. ;)
winky wink wink, MarkBarrett!!

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mrbungle wrote:
MarkBarrett wrote:I saw a promo spot on ABC last night and spotted a couple of players (real quick, but sure looked like them) from the TOC class of 2010 and someone from MSQ (not to mention J! and others), but my favorite was the audience shot from last season used again.
it should be interesting to see who's on the show!
Fingers crossed!!!

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dhkendall wrote:
MarkBarrett wrote:I saw a promo spot on ABC last night and spotted a couple of players (real quick, but sure looked like them) from the TOC class of 2010 and someone from MSQ (not to mention J! and others), but my favorite was the audience shot from last season used again.
Or they didn't let last year's audience leave.
They will remain in their seats until we get through 500 questions dammit!
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dhkendall wrote:
MarkBarrett wrote:I saw a promo spot on ABC last night and spotted a couple of players (real quick, but sure looked like them) from the TOC class of 2010 and someone from MSQ (not to mention J! and others), but my favorite was the audience shot from last season used again.
Or they didn't let last year's audience leave.
It only felt like that.

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