Cable net Pop has ordered a game show with seemingly modest intellectual ambitions, agreeing to 20 episodes of Easiest Game Show Ever. Executive produced by Nigel Lythgoe and Gail Berman, Easiest Game Show puts a new twist on the true-or-false concept, and gives pop culture-savvy contestants the opportunity to win up to $100,000.
Production starts in mid October and the show debuts in early 2016. Comic Michael Ian Black hosts.
“With Michael hosting this game show, it is as much fun to watch as it is to play,” said Lythgoe. “And with all the answers being true or false, you have a 50% chance of being right even when you don't know the answer.”
Berman calls Easiest “a fun, fresh take on the traditional game show.”
Other exec producers are Eric Levy of The Jackal Group and Barry Poznick.
Michael Malone, senior content producer at B+C/Multichannel News, covers network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television. He hosts the podcasts Busted Pilot, about what’s new in television, and Series Business, a chat with the creator of a new program, and writes the column “The Watchman.” He joined B+C in 2005. His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Playboy and New York magazine.
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