Incendo, Pixcom line up “Pop Quiz” for E! Canada

The Montreal prodcos will produce 60 episodes of the half-hour pop culture game show based on Le Circle (pictured), which is broadcast on TVA in Quebec.
April 26, 2013

Bell Media’s entertainment channel E! Canada has ordered 60 episodes of new Canadian game show Pop Quiz from Montreal producers Pixcom and Incendo.

Each episode of Pop Quiz features 10 contestants in a circle answering rapid-fire pop culture questions. Each round becomes increasingly difficult and wrong answers lead to elimination. The remaining two contestants then face off in the final round for a cash prize.

The half-hour pop culture-based series is based on the Le Cercle game show that is broadcast on TVA in Quebec. Pop Quiz is produced by Pixcom and Incendo in association with E! and Bell Media.

Nicola Merola and Melanie Riendeau are producers, while Jacquelin Bouchard, Sylvie Derochers, Carole Dufour, Jean Bureau and Ian Whitehead are executive producers.

The series is currently casting for a host, judge and contestants. Pop Quiz will begin production this summer in Toronto, and is slated to premiere on E! Canada in the fall.

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