Friday, September 22, 2006

Tomorrow Is Another Date

About a month ago, you may have read that "Blind Date" and "Elimidate" were cancelled. Neither will return next Fall.

I read that news with great surprise. With the amount of air time to fill these days, I don't see us being without a lot of dating shows. They're relatively inexpensive. More importantly, if the shows are done the right way, they're kind of like cooking segments on late-night TV — you don't want to turn the channel because you never know what's going to happen next.

Universal TV may fill that empty feeling in TV's heart. On September 13, 2006, it filed trademark docs to protect "Create-a-Date" for "a television dating game show."

UniTV has a great track record of applying for trademarks really early for shows that do eventually reach the airwaves. We might not see the series until next Fall when "Blind Date" and "Elimidate" leave us for good.

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