FOX Puts Game Show on To-Do 'List'
British import to air sometime this seasonLOS ANGELES --
The show, which comes from the British production company responsible for "The Weakest Link" and "Dog Eat Dog," challenges teams of strangers to compete in completing lists on a variety of topics, ranging from book knowledge (states with a coastline, say) to pop culture (movies directed by Steven Spielberg).
The two teams bid on how many answers they think they can provide, with the highest bidders getting the task of completing a list. If one team falls short of its bid number, the other team moves on.
From there, the winning team takes on another group, with each right answer worth increasing amounts of cash. The winners can keep playing, and keep winning, until another team dethrones them.
"This is a truly original concept, unlike anything else currently on air, which promises to be exciting and addictive viewing," says Mike Darnell, head of alternative programming at FOX. "FOX is thrilled to bring this dynamic format to the American audience for the first time."
Eamonn Holmes, a long-time presenter on British morning show "GMTV," will host "The Rich List." A premiere date hasn't been scheduled.
The addition of "The Rich List" to FOX's roster means at least three networks will have game shows in primetime in the coming season. NBC is adding a show called "1 vs. 100" to its "Deal or No Deal," and ABC is at work on a show called "Set for Life."