TEN has greenlit a new family entertainment show Game of Games, which is created and hosted in the US by Ellen DeGeneres.
Contestants, who are pulled direct from the audience, have to manoeuvre massive obstacles, answer questions under crushing time pressure and face gigantic plunges such as Blindfolded Musical Chairs, Don’t Leave Me Hanging, Scary Go Round and Danger Word. — all in a quest to win a big cash prize.
It has drawn bumper audiences in the US of around 8 million viewers a week on NBC.
Ms DeGeneres said: “I’m thrilled that Game Of Games is making its way to Australia on TEN.
“And I’m already thinking of ways to make it better. For instance, in the US we drop contestants into vats of mashed potatoes, but in Australia it’s gonna be 100% Vegemite.”
Network TEN Chief Content Officer, Beverley McGarvey, said: “Game Of Games is a big new show that is light, fun and engaging. It’s a blast of great family entertainment that is perfect for the back half of the year.
“Game Of Games is unique. It packed full of big fun, big physical entertainment, big laughs and big cash prizes.”
Games Of Games is a Warner Bros International TV Production Australia production and will air later this year.
WBITVP Managing Director, Michael Brooks, said: “Game Of Games is the biggest physical game show ever filmed inside a studio. It’s laugh-out-loud fun and madness from start to finish and we believe Australian audiences are going to love it.”
TEN is yet to confirm an Australian host.