Yesterday TV Tonight ran a story about behind the scenes of Hot Seat – which featured an in depth interview with Eddie McGuire discussing the show, its contestants and its rivals like Deal or no Deal and more recently Million Dollar Minute.
As part of the story, Eddie recalled the days when Hot Seat started and how quickly the media were to attack the show:
When Hot Seat first went up against Deal or No Deal it followed a number of game show failures for Nine, and media were ready to write it off.
“I remember the first headlines we had,”Hot Seat Runs Cold.” We were coming up against the in incumbent which was Deal or No Deal which, I have no doubt, is one of the best game shows ever,” he admits.
That second paragraph I had to read again – and straight away thought – I’ve seen that headline before! Mmmmm? Continue reading »