Monday, October 12, 2015

Easy peasy

We all like easy game shows, right? Or at least we like game shows that don't leave us feeling like complete fools. A couple of producers, Nigel Lythgoe and Gail Berman, are betting that the great American unwashed will enjoy a less than brutal quizzer. They're taping Easiest Game Show Ever for Pop, the one-time TV Guide channel.

Michael Ian Black will host the twenty-ep effort, which will debut in early 2016. I thought Black was an okay host on Trust Me I'm a Game Show Host, the short-lived TBS effort. He sure looked good compared to co-host D.L. Hughey, who was beyond terrible.

Two contestants work together on Easiest Game Show Ever to answer twenty true-false questions on pop culture. Since they've got a 50-50 chance on each query, chances are they'll pick up some loot. In fact, they only have to get fifteen of the questions right to win the top prize of a hundred grand. What could be easier?

The linked story lists the question categories as "entertainment, food, fashion and culture." In other words, don't expect any entries from the more obscure categories on Jeopardy. Sorry, Matt Jackson, this show isn't pitched at your level.


  1. Why can't GSN think up and/or get pitched good stuff like this? :)


  2. They did. It was called The Line. ;)

    I say that because that show had all true or false questions, most of which were not that hard.

    1. The Line didn't work because the format was overblown with the outdoor line stretching forever. They should just have played the game in a studio.

    2. I still wished The Line would have succeeded in some format. It was 100% game show, unlike Skin Wars, Skin Wars: Fresh Paint, Steampunk'd, Hellevator.

      The Line did not do awful in ratings either.