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Fox orders pilot for Andy Richter game show

Step Up, produced by Endemol USA and hosted by the comedian and Conan O'Brien sidekick, gives contestants the chance to win big cash prizes by stepping on squares with hidden dollar amounts underneath.
July 17, 2013

U.S. broadcast net Fox has ordered a game show pilot from Endemol USA that features comedian and Conan O’Brien sidekick Andy Richter as host.

Step Up, currently in production, gives contestants the chance to win big cash prizes by stepping on squares with hidden dollar amounts underneath, while avoiding moves that could send them home with no winnings.

“In addition to our diverse slate of programming, Endemol USA has put a significant amount of effort into developing the next hit game show,” said David Goldberg, chairman and CEO for Endemol North America, in a statement. “This is the second primetime game show we will produce this year. Step Up is everything you hope for in a game show. It’s a clean and straight-forward premise, filled with high stakes and drama, played on a spectacular stage.

“Our host, Andy Richter, is a very funny and bright comedian,” he added. “He is genuine, relatable and possesses real stage presence. We are very lucky to have him.”

 

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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