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BBUSA: All Stars 2 on CBS

Brekkie

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Agree - both formats have their merits and despite deviating from the original format completely in the first series I do think the US format has actually remained truer to the shows origins.

They've continued to provide multiple live feeds, something most international versions with the traditional format have scaled back on or scrapped completely. There is also a clear process of nominations and evictions which is allowed to take it's course - yes, there is the odd twist along the way but they usually come across as twists which are won or earned by the players, not conveniently timed to advantage the producers favourites. As much as we criticised Grodner especially I do think they still largely respect both the players and the audience, something that clearly couldn't be said for the BBUK producers in it's C5 years.


I'd love to see a UK version of the HoH format, whether that's the US format or something like the Brazilian hybrid where viewers still get a say in evictions. However the reality is it's the original format which would give it the best chance of success, but agree with Kingston both formats are showing their age and although the franchise has been successful at reviving the format in numerous countries in the last few years it has been a long time since they bought a successful new twist to the format.
 

Kingston

Canadian Royality
Agree - both formats have their merits and despite deviating from the original format completely in the first series I do think the US format has actually remained truer to the shows origins.

They've continued to provide multiple live feeds, something most international versions with the traditional format have scaled back on or scrapped completely. There is also a clear process of nominations and evictions which is allowed to take it's course - yes, there is the odd twist along the way but they usually come across as twists which are won or earned by the players, not conveniently timed to advantage the producers favourites. As much as we criticised Grodner especially I do think they still largely respect both the players and the audience, something that clearly couldn't be said for the BBUK producers in it's C5 years.


I'd love to see a UK version of the HoH format, whether that's the US format or something like the Brazilian hybrid where viewers still get a say in evictions. However the reality is it's the original format which would give it the best chance of success, but agree with Kingston both formats are showing their age and although the franchise has been successful at reviving the format in numerous countries in the last few years it has been a long time since they bought a successful new twist to the format.
I think the UK format still has some legs provided it returns to Channel 4... The only reason I’ve suggested a hybrid format for Australia is that it felt like a natural progression. As I said above they’d essentially had some form of lite hybrid elements already so it only makes sense to go all in.

It also made sense in that they’ve had long periods between the series... The Channel 5 series while technically a revival was more of just a poorly executed continuation of the Channel 4 series. A third revival in that sense doesn’t carry the same weight it would as reviving the same show a third time in Australia.
 
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