NBC Orders 8 Episodes of New Game Show 'Wall of Fame'

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July 11th, 2013

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NBC PICKS UP ENDEMOL USA’S NEW GAME SHOW ‘WALL OF FAME’

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. --  (July 11, 2013) – NBC has ordered eight episodes of the original hour-long game show “Wall of Fame,” from Endemol USA (“Big Brother,” “Wipeout,” “Steve Harvey,” “Freakshow”) it was announced today by Paul Telegdy, President, Alternative and Late Night Programming, NBC.   Endemol USA, a leading producer of multiple genres of unscripted and scripted programming, will produce the new series.

“Wall of Fame” is a comedic game show where one family can win big money if they can not only answer pop culture trivia questions correctly, but can also guess whether members of our celebrity "Wall of Fame" delivered the correct answers to those same questions.  The celebrity answers will sometimes surprise you, sometimes impress you, but they will always make viewers laugh.

Endemol USA has a successful track record for producing hit game shows.  “Deal or No Deal,” based on the international Endemol format which aired in over 50 countries, aired on NBC for four seasons and consistently ranked in the U.S. as one of NBC’s highest rated shows.

"This series offers something for everyone in a unique game show format that rewards families who know their pop culture trivia," said Telegdy.  "Our celebrities will add an extra element of surprise as they too will have their knowledge tested -- providing a high potential for many unpredictable and raucous answers."

"With its dramatic game play and celebrities supplying a steady stream of comedy, ‘Wall of Fame’ has the ingredients to be the next hit," said David Goldberg, Chairman and CEO, Endemol North America.  "It isn't enough for families to know the correct answer to pop culture trivia questions.  In order to win big money, contestants need to predict which of our eclectic panel of celebrities also knows the correct answer," he continued.  "Audiences will be constantly amused and surprised by our celebrity's answers. It's the classic case of 'you can't always judge a book by its cover,'" he concluded.

About NBC Entertainment:

NBC Entertainment develops and schedules programming for the network’s primetime, late-night, and daytime schedules. NBC’s quality programs and balanced lineup have earned the network critical acclaim, numerous awards and ratings success. NBC has earned more Emmy Awards than any network in television history. NBC’s roster of popular scripted series includes the critically acclaimed “Parks and Recreation” and “Community,” as well as new comedies “The Michael J. Fox Show,” “Sean Saves the World” and “About a Boy.” NBC’s drama slate is highlighted by the buzzworthy new series “The Blacklist,” “Ironside” and “Crisis,” veteran series “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” “Parenthood” and “Grimm,” and the acclaimed recent additions “Chicago Fire” and “Revolution.” Unscripted series for NBC include the vocal competition hit “The Voice” as well as “The Biggest Loser,” “The Celebrity Apprentice” and the perennial #1 most-watched summer series, “America’s Got Talent.”

In late-night, NBC regularly delivers #1 broadcast results with “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon,” “Last Call with Carson Daly” and “Saturday Night Live.” NBC Daytime’s “Days Of Our Lives” consistently ranks among daytime’s top programs in the valuable women 18-34 category. The five-time, Emmy Award-winning NBC.com streams full episodes and provides original content for NBC entertainment shows online and through apps for mobile and tablet devices. NBC recently launched NBC Kids, a new Saturday morning programming block designed specifically to address the developmental needs of preschool-aged children. Programmed by the kids’ experts at Sprout, the nation’s first 24-hour preschool television channel, this new three-hour block will feature educational series that promote active, healthy lifestyles for younger children.

 
  • k:Alex

    Looks like ‘The ShowbizzQuiz’, a Dutch game show from the 80′.
    And of course all over the world where game shows about famous people.

    Nothing new.

  • The Swami

    will John Davidson be coming back to host this redux of Hollywood Squares???

  • Oliver

    My guess is that this will be an NBC’s holiday strip, like Take It All last year.

  • brian

    Wonder if they’ll draw from the same Celebrity pool as Celebrity Apprentice.

  • James

    Sounds like Blankety Blank (British game show).

  • mike

    Another flop

  • Anna Bones Clarkwood

    Sounds like Hollywood Squares, presumably without trying to get three X’s or O’s in a row & family instead of 1 person.

  • Nick

    If it’s this year’s holiday strip, it’s being cancelled for sure. Take it All couldn’t find an audience even with a The Voice lead-in. The year before that, Who’s Still Standing did respectably, with its 1.7 average beating most NBC scripted shows. Why haven’t you heard of it, then? Oh, it was cancelled. Sigh.

  • sam

    Bring back take it all!!!

  • Oliver

    @Nick

    Eh, probably, but Deal or No Deal and The Sing-Off both returned after being used as a holiday strip. I think it’s a good low-risk strategy for trying formats out.

    I bet it airs as a strip for one week during the holidays then airs on Mon/Tue before the Olympics.

  • PurpleDrazi

    Wall of Lame.

  • TVMAN

    They should bring back Deal or No Deal. It would get huge ratings

  • Croq

    @James – Blankety Blank actually appears to be a remake of Match Game.

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