Power of 10 on two nights a week
Now I have two chances not to watch this show.
CBS' Power of 10, carrying on the proud and recent tradition of primetime game shows that involve absolutely no skill whatsoever, will air Tuesdays at 8:00 p.m. in addition to its usual timeslot of Wednesdays at 9:00 p.m. The two-nights-a-week format will continue for the remainder of the summer, bumping NCIS to 10:00 p.m.
A repeat of last week's episode will air this evening, with new episodes airing the following weeks. The series ends its first season on Sunday, September 23 at 8:00 p.m. to make room for Kid Nation, CBS's new reality series debuting Wednesday, September 19.
Call me a snob, but I'll stick to my afternoon viewings of Jeopardy. Nevertheless, there seems to be a market for game shows that don't require a lot of brain power, so I've come up with a couple of my own. If any executives are reading this, you can contact me through this Web site so we can start production right away:
Point At Something: a new game show in which contestants must point at something in the room. It doesn't matter what it is, they just have to point at it. Things get dramatic when Gale Penbroke, a housewife from Sheboygan, Wisconsin, stalls for forty-five minutes to call several friends and family members to make sure she understands what "point" means.
Change A Lightbulb: One lamp, five contestants. Last week, one man was disqualified for attempting to glue the lightbulb to the top of the lamp. Each episode is two hours long.