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Spike orders A. Smith & Co.’s “Awkward Game Show”

The Viacom-owned cable network has greenlit That Awkward Game Show, a game show set to expose uncomfortable truths between family members, from A. Smith & Co. Productions. (Pictured: series host Jeff Dye).
July 7, 2016

Viacom-owned cable network Spike TV has greenlit That Awkward Game Show, a game show set to expose uncomfortable truths between family members, from A. Smith & Co. Productions.

Hosted by actor, comedian and Last Comic Standing contestant Jeff Dye (pictured), That Awkward Game Show (11 x 60 minutes) – which marks the network’s first foray into the in-studio game show genre – will feature parents and their adult children competing to win a cash prize while exposing “shocking truths” about their next of kin.

Each episode will see three teams of two – which are comprised of one parent and one adult child – as they attempt to determine which embarrassing facts are related to their teammate, from details about the night they were conceived to secretly marrying a boyfriend.

Participants will need to identify uncomfortable unknown truths about their family history in order to advance throughout the game. The team with the most questions answered correctly will take home a cash prize.

Arthur Smith, Kent Weed, Christmas Rini and Peter Herschko serve as executive producers for A. Smith & Co. Productions. Spike’s Hayley Lozitsky is listed as the executive in charge of production.

A. Smith & Co.’s unscripted production credits include Fox’s Hell’s Kitchen; NBC’s American Ninja Warrior, Team Ninja Warrior and Spartan: Ultimate Team Challenge; FYI’s Teenage Newlyweds; and ABC’s I Survived A Japanese Game Show!.

That Awkward Game Show will tape this summer and is scheduled to air this fall.

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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