MIPTV ’15: Warner Bros. takes “500 Questions” to Cannes

The game show, exec produced by Mark Burnett (left) and created by Mike Darnell (right), will be previewed in Cannes at an exclusive event to be attended by the duo.
April 9, 2015

500 Questions, the game show format from exec producer Mark Burnett and creator Mike Darnell that is set to make its U.S. debut on ABC, will receive an international preview during MIPTV in Cannes.

Burnett and Darnell will be on hand for the April 13 exclusive event, as will CNN’s Richard Quest, who will be hosting the U.S. version.

The show, officially unveiled last September, will see contestants deemed to be the “smartest people in the country” compete to answer 500 incredibly difficult general knowledge questions. If any of the participants gets three in a row wrong, they are eliminated.

500 Questions brings together an unrivalled combination of Mark Burnett and Mike Darnell, two of the world’s most trusted and successful primetime entertainment producers,” said Andrew Zein, senior vice president, creative, format development and sales for Warner Bros. International Television Production. “This is a show unlike any seen in years – original in structure, immediately accessible in game play and epic in suspense, with big characters competing against the clock. The entire show is staged within an incredible-looking and high-concept studio setting.”

The program is produced by United Artists Media Group in association with Warner Horizon Television, distributed globally by Warner Bros. Worldwide Television Distribution, with format sales handled by Warner Bros. International Television Production.

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