In the early 1970s, CBS vice president Fred Silverman began overhauling the network's programming as part of what has colloquially become known as the rural purge.
As part of this overhaul, the network reintroduced game shows beginning in 1972.
Robert Pattinson sat courtside to watch the New York Knicks take on the Miami Heat on Wednesday, but it was during halftime that the real show started.
The attractive actor was snapped in the stands with friends looking very entranced as the Knicks City Dancers performed; a couple women in general seemed to capture Rob's attention, as he was seen keeping his eyes on them while grinning.
Question writer Dick De Bartolo came up with a funnier set of questions, like "Mary likes to pour gravy all over John's _____," and submitted it to Mark Goodson.
With the knowledge that the show couldn't be cancelled again, Goodson gave the go-ahead for the more risque-sounding questions – a decision that caused a significant boost in ratings and an "un-cancellation" by NBC.
The questions used in the game were commonplace: "Name a kind of muffin," "Write down one of the words to ‘Row, Row, Row Your Boat’ other than ‘Row,’ ‘Your’ or ‘Boat’" or "John loves his _____." The humor in the original series came largely from the panelists' reactions to the other answers (especially on the occasional all-star episodes).
In 1963, NBC cancelled the series with six weeks left to be recorded.
It was reported in October that Rob and singer FKA Twigs had ended their engagement after three years of dating.
"They broke up several months ago," a source told Just Jared at the time, adding that "their travel schedules took a big toll on the relationship" and that Rob initiated the split.
One of the first new offerings was The New Price Is Right, a radically overhauled version of the 1950s game show The Price Is Right.