NBC takes Armoza format

Still Standing has been commissioned by the American broadcaster for an eight-episode, straight to series run.
March 14, 2011

A game show format that features contestants facing off against each other in trivia battles that could see them win US$ 1 million or “drop out” of the competition through a studio trap door has been picked up by NBC Universal.

Armoza Formats’ Still Standing premiered on Israel’s Channel 10 last December and resulted in a 50% improvement in the channel’s average ratings in the 9pm slot. NBC Universal has greenlit an eight-episode, straight to series run.

“This game show has proven its popularity overseas with its breakneck pace, physical humor and intense face-offs,” said Paul Telegdy, executive vice president, alternative programming, NBC and Universal Media Studios in a statement. “U.S. audiences will surely enjoy its swift and wit-filled antics.”

“The spirit of the format complements NBC’s successful game show legacy, and we have no doubt that Still Standing will have a home on the network for many years,” added Armoza Formats CEO Avi Armoza.

The original series, produced by July/August, is currently in production on its second season for Israel’s Channel 10.

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