Players Compete For A Place On THE RICH LIST As New Game Show Premieres This Season On FOX
Production has begun on THE RICH LIST, a quiz show where to get rich you must complete lists. This unscripted series is slated to air this season on FOX.
In round one, total strangers chosen at random are thrown together to form teams who must outwit their opponents by filling in missing answers on a particular list. The lists are wide ranging, the topics could be films directed by Steven Spielberg, hit singles by ABBA or states with a coastline. Contestants bid upwards against each other while predicting how many answers on a particular subject they will be able to list. If a team fails to list as many answers as they thought they could, the other team wins.
The winning partnership moves on to the second round, earning the right to play in a new game of list-making where each correct answer is worth increasing amounts of money. But it doesn′t end there on THE RICH LIST -- if you keep winning, you keep earning. Winning teams return to face a new set of opponents and try to win even more money in a potentially endless number of games.
David Young, Andy Culpin and Mike Beale from 12 Yard will executive-produce the U.S. version of THE RICH LIST, which will be hosted by Irish television personality Eamonn Holmes, Britain′s longest-serving morning-show host.
David Young, Managing Director at 12 Yard Productions, commented today, "We are delighted to be working with an industry leader such as FOX to adapt THE RICH LIST for the American market, and we are confident that the show′s broad appeal will attract a wide range of viewers in the U.S."
"This is a truly original concept, unlike anything else currently on air, which promises to be exciting and addictive viewing," said Mike Darnell, Executive Vice President, Special Programming at FOX. "FOX is thrilled to bring this dynamic format to the American audience for the first time."
As anchor of Britain′s GMTV breakfast show for over 12 years, Eamonn Holmes was the face most people woke up to each morning. He can now be seen as the twice-weekly host of BBC 1′s "National Lottery Jet Set" as well as his own Saturday morning sports entertainment show on Radio Five Live.
Holmes was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, and studied journalism there before beginning his broadcasting career. He became, at 21, the youngest-ever anchorman in the ITV regions, hosting Ulster Television′s hour-long early evening program "Good Evening Ulster."