U.S. broadcast net NBC has slotted the premiere of Armoza Formats’ game show, Who’s Still Standing, for December 19, followed by a week-long strip of new episodes in primetime.
After its premiere week run ends on December 22, Who’s Still Standing will land in its regular broadcast slot on December 26 through January 30, at 8-9 p.m. EST.
Fronted by Cash Cab host Ben Bailey, Who’s Still Standing sees contestants battling against each other in a trivia competition, and for those who lose, they’re dropped through the studio floor. The Israeli format, known as Still Standing internationally, was developed by Lisa Shiloach-Uzrad and Amit Stratener of July-August Productions.
NBC acquired the format in a straight-to-series deal with Armoza Formats in early 2011, with Universal Television producing nine episodes in association with Armoza Formats and July-August production. Minute to Win It‘s Craig Plestis and Tim Puntillo serve as executive producers.
Paul Telegdy, NBC’s president, alternative and late night programming, said the show is “family-friendly” and thus “perfect programming for the holiday season.”
“The compelling and fresh format features the best elements of a classic trivia match combined with physical comedy, providing an intense competition that can be enjoyed by all ages,” he added.
“We’re very proud of this production, which is colorful, fun, and perfect ‘event TV’ for the whole family during the holiday season,” added Avi Armoza, CEO of Armoza Formats. “We look forward to NBC’sWho’s Still Standing joining the success of the Israeli, Spanish and Hungarian productions.”