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.
About Endemol USA:
Endemol USA is a leading producer of television programming specializing in unscripted and scripted genres for network and cable television. David Goldberg is Chairman and CEO of Endemol North America. The studio produces hit series including "Big Brother" (CBS); "Wipeout" (ABC) "Freakshow" (AMC) and the syndicated daytime show "Steve Harvey." They are also known for some of the most popular non-scripted primetime programming in North America, including "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" and "Fear Factor." Endemol USA launched Endemol Studios, a scripted television studio operation, in August, 2011. Scripted series include "Hell on Wheels" (AMC) and "Low Winter Sun" (AMC). Endemol USA's subsidiary production companies include Authentic Entertainment ("Here Comes Honey Boo Boo"), 51 Minds ("Flavor of Love"), Original Media ("Swamp People") and True Entertainment ("Real Housewives of Atlanta"). Endemol USA is a division of the Endemol Group, a leading international content developer, producer and distributor of television and online programming. The company, headquartered in the Netherlands, has over 80 subsidiaries and joint ventures in 31 countries, including the major European markets, the U.S., Australia, Argentina, Brazil, Mexico and South Africa. Endemol is a privately held company. For more information, please visit www.endemolusa.tv.