Thursday, January 19, 2017
The Wall doesn't crumble
Of all the new and returning game shows on cable and broadcast over the past few weeks, The Wall has produced the consistently best numbers. So it's no surprise that NBC has sprung for twenty more eps of the Plinko knockoff. At least the folks at The Price is Right can be proud that their favorite pricing game has spawned the sincerest (and successful) form of flattery.
To give the NBC version its due, they have tarted up the gameplay with plenty of twists and turns. Chris Hardwick does his usual competent job as the host, once again proving that he could host a paint-drying exhibition and make it semi-interesting. LeBron James gets more publicity - and he really needs it - for his showrunner duties. Not to mention his prize money delivery trips.
The linked story says The Wall is going international, with a French version in the works. Le Mur?