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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.

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