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Rob Lowe hosts `The Floor.` (Photo courtesy of FOX)
Rob Lowe hosts "The Floor." (Photo courtesy of FOX)

FOX renews hit game show 'The Floor' for 2 additional seasons


Mon, May 13th 2024 10:25 am

Television’s #1 game show set to return

Press Release 

FOX has renewed its hit quiz series, “The Floor,” this season’s No. 1 game show, hosted and produced by Emmy Award nominee Rob Lowe (“9-1-1: Lone Star”), for two additional seasons that will air during the upcoming 2024-25 season, it was announced by Michael Thorn, president of the FOX Television Network.

Based on the fast-growing global format, “The Floor” premiered in the U.S. in January, when its debut marked FOX’s most-watched Tuesday unscripted debut in more than 13 years, FOX’s largest total multiplatform audience for an unscripted debut in two years, and the network’s most-streamed gameshow debut ever. Its freshman season averaged 5.5 million multiplatform viewers, a lift of 114% from live + same day.

“The Floor” marks the sixth consecutive season FOX has claimed television’s No. 1 new unscripted series, following the success of “Special Forces: World’s Toughest Test,” “Next Level Chef,” “I Can See Your Voice,” “LEGO Masters” and “The Masked Singer.”

In seasons 2 and 3 of “The Floor,” created by John de Mol’s Talpa (“Big Brother,” “Deal or No Deal,” “The Voice”) and produced by Eureka Productions (“Farmer Wants a Wife,” “The Quiz With Balls”), 100 contestants (up from 81 in season one) will stand their ground on a massive, interactive LED game floor featuring 100 squares, each representing a different trivia category. The first challenger, selected at random, must choose one of his or her neighboring opponents to go head-to-head in an epic quiz duel in the opponent’s category. The winner takes over the loser’s square, gaining valuable ground as they expand their territory, while the loser exits the game. The winner must then choose – do they go on the offensive to dominate more of the board? Or do they let “The Floor” choose a new challenger? The contestant who gains full control over “The Floor” takes home a life-changing grand prize.

Additionally, FOX Entertainment has entered a first-look deal with Lowe to jointly develop unscripted series to air on FOX. Series launched under the agreement would be produced by FOX’s in-house unscripted studio, FOX Alternative Entertainment.

“Fans loved the first season of ‘The Floor’ so much that we’ve ordered two more seasons of this breakthrough game show with plans already underway to make our epic battle of the brains even bigger and bolder,” Thorn said. “It’s also been a massive win to have a huge star like Rob Lowe as our host, and both our viewers and competitors can’t wait to see him back in action.”

Lowe said, “I couldn’t be happier with ‘The Floor’ phenomenon and the opportunity to create more unscripted projects with my partners at FOX.”

“The Floor” photo courtesy of FOX.


More on Rob Lowe

Lowe’s iconic career spans four decades in film, television and theater. He is also an acclaimed author. Lowe has been nominated for two Emmys, six Golden Globes, and four Screen Actors Guild awards (winning two). He starred in the 1980s classics “St. Elmo’s Fire,” “About Last Night” and The “Outsiders,” as well as television classics “The West Wing” and “Parks and Recreation.” His incredibly diverse career also includes scene-stealing work in “Behind the Candelabra,” “Austin Powers” and “Tommy Boy.”

His two memoirs, “Stories I Only Tell My Friends” and “Love Life,” are both New York Times Best Sellers. He has taken his first memoir and made it into a touring show called “Stories I Only Tell My Friends: Live!,” which has received rave reviews throughout the country and sold out in London. Lowe is the host of the highly acclaimed podcast, “Literally! With Rob Lowe.” He currently stars in and produces FOX’s highly acclaimed “911: Lone Star,” which has been renewed for season 5 and is scheduled to air this fall. He is also the star of one of this year’s No. 1 movies on Netflix, “Dog Gone.” Lowe’s latest release was the Netflix comedy “Unstable” from Victor Fresco and alongside his son, John Owen Lowe. Fresco and both Lowes co-created the show, and all serve as executive producers. Rob and John Owen both star.

Lowe has been married to jewelry designer Sheryl since 1991. They have two sons, Matthew and John Owen.

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