Face the Ace Premieres to Poor Reception

Face the Ace Premieres to Poor Reception

Wednesday, 5 August 2009

Face the Ace committed all its chips when the premiere episode aired recently... but it lost the pot. The response to the show wasn't great as tehy managed to attract only 1.59m viewers in a decent timeslot.

The show was filmed in the style of a gameshow, in hopes that this would appeal to a broader audience. However, it doesn't seem to have worked out to well judging from the viewing figures.

One complaint flooding poker forums is the use of Sopranos star Steve Schirripa as commentator. He has no prior standing in the poker world and isn't even that famous outside of it, so the decision to use him as commentator seems puzzling.

The show will air again this Saturday, August 8th at 9:00pm EST. It's scheduled to broadcast once per month until January 2010. Here is the schedule for the rest of the first season:

August 8th, 2009 - 9:00pm ET

September 12th, 2009 - 2:00pm ET

October 31st, 2009 - 3:30pm ET

November 14th, 2009 - 3:00pm ET

December 12th, 2009 - 3:00pm ET

January 2nd, 2010 - 2:30pm ET

In the next episode, Don "The Basement Dweller" Topel will play for $1,000,000 after defeating Erick Lindgren and Howard Lederer to get to the last hurdle.

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