NBC picks up Endemol USA's new game show 'Wall of Fame'by jmaloni
NBC has ordered eight episodes of the original hour-long game show "Wall of Fame," from Endemol USA ("Big Brother," "Wipeout," "Steve Harvey," "Freakshow") it was announced by Paul Telegdy, president of alternative and late night programming for NBC. Endemol USA, a leading producer of multiple genres of unscripted and scripted programming, will produce the new series.
"Wall of Fame" is a comedic game show where one family can win big money if they can not only answer pop culture trivia questions correctly, but can also guess whether members of our celebrity "Wall of Fame" delivered the correct answers to those same questions. The celebrity answers will sometimes surprise you, sometimes impress you, but they will always make viewers laugh.
Endemol USA has a successful track record for producing hit game shows. "Deal or No Deal," based on the international Endemol format, which aired in more than 50 countries, aired on NBC for four seasons and consistently ranked in the U.S. as one of NBC's highest rated shows.
"This series offers something for everyone in a unique game show format that rewards families who know their pop culture trivia," Telegdy said. "Our celebrities will add an extra element of surprise as they too will have their knowledge tested - providing a high potential for many unpredictable and raucous answers."
"With its dramatic game play and celebrities supplying a steady stream of comedy, 'Wall of Fame' has the ingredients to be the next hit," said David Goldberg, chairman and CEO of Endemol North America. "It isn't enough for families to know the correct answer to pop culture trivia questions. In order to win big money, contestants need to predict which of our eclectic panel of celebrities also knows the correct answer.
"Audiences will be constantly amused and surprised by our celebrity's answers. It's the classic case of 'you can't always judge a book by its cover.' "