Name That Tune

1974, TV Show

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Should Name That Tune Get a Reboot? It Could Happen

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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Should Name That Tune Get a Reboot? It Could Happen

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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In the Works: Steven Weber Zips Up, and More

Steven Weber, who has a recurring gig coming up on Brothers & Sisters, will star in Zip, a half-hour comedy pilot for NBC. Weber will play a Beverly Hills hanger-on who, with a colorful cast of accomplices, concocts one scheme after another to "make it big" and provide for his three kids.... Also from the Reporter, Starsky & Hutch film director Todd Phillips will make his TV debut with The More Things Change, an ABC comedy pilot about four guy friends.... MTV is developing a new take — three, actually — on Name That Tune, each of which will be customized for play on MTV, VH1 and CMT. read more

CBS, Donny Osmond Re-Name That Tune

Variety reports that CBS is prepping a new version of the classic game show Name That Tune, to be hosted by the white and nerdy Donny Osmond. Fancied as "American Idol meets Deal or No Deal," the latest incarnation will include surprise live musical performances from well-known artists and a bonus round in which a player can win $1 million by naming 15 songs in 60 seconds. And the best part? No Kathie Lee Gifford with a microphone. read more

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Premiered: July 29, 1974, on NBC
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Premise: A classic game in which contestants identify melodies for money and prizes. The show premiered in 1953 and endured various incarnations over the next 20 years, the most memorable of which was the addition of the `Bid-a-Note' round in the 1970s, where contestants claimed they could `name that tune' after hearing a small number of notes. Kathie Lee Gifford (née Johnson) was a vocalist on the 1976-81 syndicated version, as was Steve March Torme, son of Mel Torme.

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