Pop greenlights “Easiest Game Show Ever”

The trivia-based pop culture game show is being exec produced by Nigel Lythgoe (pictured), Gail Berman, Eric Levy and Barry Poznick, and will premiere on the U.S. cable network in early 2016.
October 13, 2015

U.S. cable network Pop has ordered Easiest Game Show Ever from executive producers Nigel Lythgoe (pictured) and Gail Berman.

Hosted by comedian Michael Ian Black, the trivia-based game show promises to put a new twist on the ‘True or False’ format and will give contestants a chance to win up to US$100,000 in cash in each episode.

The series is scheduled to go into production on October 19 and will air in early 2016. Pop has ordered a 20-episode season.

In the show, pairs of contestants must answer ‘true’ or ‘false’ to 20 statements that will test their knowledge of entertainment, food, fashion and pop culture. After that, Black and co-host Abbi Crutchfield will give them more information and the chance to change their answers. They must get 15 out of 20 correct in order to win the cash.

Eric Levy of The Jackal Group and Barry Poznick (Are You Smarter Than A Fifth Grader?) are also exec producing.

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