Should Name That Tune Get a Reboot? It Could Happen
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If you could recognize Kanye West's "Runaway" from that first tinkling piano note in the Bud Lite Platinum Super Bowl commercial, then you might be in luck.
FremantleMedia has secured the rights to the classic game show Name That Tune for a reboot, Vulture reports. The company has a good track record for reviving game shows such as Family Feud and Let's Make a Deal.
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Name That Tune is a song-guessing quiz show that pits two contestants against each other to name songs based on the fewest notes played. The one who advances to the Golden Medley bonus round tries to name seven songs in 30 seconds or less. The show first debuted in 1953 and was seen in various incarnations throughout the '70s and '80s.
In 2001, VH1 debuted their version, Name That Video. MTV also tried to launch other versions for its flagship network and CMT, but neither got off the ground. CBS also tried but failed at a reboot in 2006.
Check out this classic clip from a 1977 episode featuring Kathie Lee Gifford:
Would you "tune" into a revamp of Name That Tune?