With “My husband can” the next show comes back to TV. These formats will also soon be celebrating their return.
The retro wave in the television landscape continues to roll. With “Go all out!” and “The price is hot” two game show classics have already returned. After a break of around nine years, Sat.1 is now bringing “Mein Mann kann” back to TV. From July 18, 2022, the broadcaster will show five new episodes of the game show every Monday at 8:15 p.m., in which four celebrity couples compete in various tasks. Daniel Boschmann (41) is the new moderator of the show, which originally ran between 2010 and 2013.
And the comebacks with a nostalgia factor continue: RTL and ProSieben have combed through their archives and already announced a number of formats that will bring them back to the TV screen.
“Die 100.000 Mark Show”
In the new edition of “The 100,000 Mark Show”, the original presenter Ulla Kock am Brink (61) will lead through the show again. She had presented the show from 1993 to 1998 before talk moderator Franklin (46) took over for two years. It is still unclear for what amount of prizes the candidates will play. For a short, two-episode comeback in 2008, Inka Bause (53) had already invited to “The 100,000 Euro Show”. In the game show, couples play for the winning amount that gives the title. The final couple must try to open the safe with the winnings in several final games, including “The Hot Wire”.
“RTL Saturday Night”
“RTL Saturday Night” is also returning. The comedy show produced by Hugo Egon Balder (72) blossomed into an absolute cult format. The show originally aired from 1993 to 1998, with a total of 146 episodes produced. The actors Wigald Boning, Esther Schweins, Olli Dittrich, Stefan Jürgens, Tanja Schumann and Mirco Nontschew developed into megastars of the early German comedy scene. Regular skits like “Kentucky screams fuck”, “Two Chairs – One Opinion” or “News from Spocht” became classics in TV history. The new edition is planned as a large and unique Saturday evening gala. Many stars from back then will be there. Mirco Nontschew, who died in December 2021 at the age of 52, is to be honored in the program, as Esther Schweins (52) announced in an interview with the “Bild” newspaper: “That’s why we meet. It’s about a tribute, that we want to pay tribute to Mirco.”
Comeback of court shows
RTL surprisingly announced the comeback of an entire TV genre: Barbara Salesch (72) became known for her court show “Richterin Barbara Salesch” and was an integral part of the Sat.1 afternoon program from 1999 to her last show in 2012. Now she’s bringing RTL back to TV. Ulrich Wetzel (65), known from the RTL court show “Das Strafgericht” (2002-2008), should also have his own show. “The broadcast and title of both formats have not yet been determined,” it said on Twitter. Court shows as a genre in their own right enjoyed great popularity, especially in the 2000s. After that, the interest of the viewers and with it the number of court shows decreased significantly.
“TV total Wok-WM” and other Raab formats
After a seven-year break, the “TV total Wok-WM” is returning to the ProSieben program. On November 12, the woks will rush down the ice channel again in Winterberg. Show inventor Stefan Raab (55) will be on board as producer of the sporting live event. From 2003 to 2015, the “TV total Wok World Cup” took place 13 times live on ProSieben. In the competition, individual sports professionals and teams rode modified Asian woks down a luge and bobsled track. ProSieben also wants to bring back more “TV total” events from days gone by. “We’re playing Autoball again. And we’re letting stock cars crash,” announced broadcaster Daniel Rosemann recently. In addition, in 2023 the “Free ESC” should come back as an ESC alternative “more international than ever”.
“Wheel of Fortune”
The game show “The Wheel of Fortune” gets a new edition. Presenter Sonya Kraus (49) will also celebrate her TV comeback together with Thomas Hermanns (59). The game show aired on various channels from 1988 to 2002. From 2016 to 2018 there was already a new edition on RTLplus. Similar to a crossword puzzle, the format guesses words in a grid and in different categories. The candidates spin the wheel of fortune with money amount fields and can guess the word by naming and buying letters. Sonya Kraus was moderator Frederic Meisner’s (69) assistant from 1998 until the end of the “Wheel of Fortune” show.
In addition, viewers can look forward to the TV return of the rate comedy “Ingenious next to it” – albeit “with a modern twist”, as RTLzwei announced. In June 2021, Hugo Egon Balder announced his departure from Sat.1 and “Genial daneben”. The quiz show has delighted audiences since 2003, but ended up weakening in terms of ratings. The concept of the show: five comedians answer questions sent in by viewers in as entertaining a manner as possible and have to improvise in the process. First, the quiz show with moderator Balder and prominent guessing foxes was shown until 2011. A new edition was broadcast on Sat.1 from March 2017. From 2018 it also had the offshoot “Ingenious next to it – the quiz” and in 2020 a modified game variant called “Ingenious or next to it?” made it into the evening program.
“The Piranjas Club”
The retro wave doesn’t stop at fiction either. For a series on RTL, Hape Kerkeling (57) slips back into the role of an animator from the TV movie “Club Las Piranjas” from 1995. Co-stars from that time are also back. On June 28, 1995, ARD ran “Club Las Piranjas”, a bitter satire on organized package tourism, with Hape Kerkeling and Angelika Milster (70) as the obtrusively good-humored tour guides Edwin and Biggi. RTL promises a “Club Las Piranjas” series in four episodes. The broadcast of the miniseries is planned for winter 2022/23 on RTL and later on RTL.