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NBC, Endemol build “Wall of Fame”

The U.S. broadcast network has ordered eight episodes of the game show, in which families and celebrities weigh in on pop culture trivia, from Endemol USA.
July 12, 2013

U.S. broadcast network NBC has ordered eight episodes of the game show Wall of Fame from Endemol USA.

The hour-long game show gives one family the opportunity to win a large cash prize if its members answer pop culture trivia questions correctly. In addition, they can guess whether members of the celebrity “Wall of Fame” answered the same questions correctly.

“This series offers something for everyone in a unique game show format that rewards families who know their pop culture trivia,” said Paul Telegdy, president of alternative and late night programming for NBC. “Our celebrities will add an extra element of surprise as they too will have their knowledge tested – providing a high potential for many unpredictable and raucous answers.”

“Audiences will be constantly amused and surprised by our celebrity’s answers,” added David Goldberg, chairman and CEO of Endemol North America. “It’s the classic case of ‘You can’t always judge a book by its cover.’”

In other NBC news, the network has canceled Betty White’s Off Their Rockers after two seasons. The U.S. version of the hidden camera prank series, modeled after Shelter’s global format Benidorm Bastards, was produced by Santa Monica-based Kinetic Content. White was a surprise entry into the nominees list for the “best host for a reality or reality competition series” category at last year’s Primetime Emmy Awards.

(With files from Barry Walsh)

 

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