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Fox developing Mouse Trap competition format from eOne

Another toy-based format may be headed to TV. Fox is in development on a physical reality competition series based on Hasbro’s Mouse Trap with Entertainment One (eOne) — owned by Hasbro ...
July 21, 2021

Another toy-based format may be headed to TV.

Fox is in development on a physical reality competition series based on Hasbro’s Mouse Trap with Entertainment One (eOne) — owned by Hasbro — producing.

The series pits contestants against one another as they navigate larger-than-life obstacles recreated from the game.

Through a series of demanding challenges requiring the utmost physical and mental endurance, each episode will culminate with its final round, with the last players standing working together to steal as much cheese as possible while risking capture by the Mouse Trap. The more they steal, the more money they’ll win.

Tara Long, Matt Walton, Matt Prichard and Mark Herwick are executive producers.

The series joins Fox’s other toy-based hit, Lego Masters, currently in its second season. In March, Fox announced it had greenlit the unscripted competition series Domino Masters to air in 2021-22.

Other networks have also tapped into the toy market.

NBCUniversal streamer Peacock revealed plans in February to bring the iconic 1980s arcade game Frogger to life with a competition series.

Photo: Steve Berry/Flickr

 

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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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