Spike Tries "Caraoke"
Craig Robinson to Host Game
Spike is looking to expand
its huge success from Lip Sync Battle with a series that
sounds a lot like James Corden’s popular Late Late Show
segment “Carpool Karaoke.” The network has ordered a
half-hour game show called Caraoke Showdown, which will
be executive produced by Howie Mandel and hosted by
Set to debut as a half-hour special later this year,
Caraoke Showdown will feature The Office alum Robinson
picking up unsuspecting contestants who realize they are
on a karaoke-inspired game show. During various rounds
of game play, contestants must belt out their favorite
tunes, finish the lyrics or act out songs for cash.
Celebrity guest appearances will add surprise as the
contestants never know what to expect next.
The project is being planned as a one-off special, but
it’s expected to be picked up to series should the
episode do well — and considering how Lip Sync Battle
has brought the network its highest ratings ever,
chances are good Robinson will stick around for more.
The Hollywood Reporter
Behind the Voice Actors
JOE ALASKEY: 1952-2016
Voice Actor Neighborly
Announcer on "Couch Potatoes"
Joe Alaskey, a successor to
Mel Blanc who for years voiced iconic cartoon characters
Joe Alaskey 5such as the modern Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck,
Sylvester, Tweety Bird and others from the classic
Warner Bros cartoons, has died. The news was confirmed
by his family on Alaskey’s Facebook page. He was 63.
Alaskey’s prolific decades-long career included voicing
Grandpa Lou Pickles on Rugrats, inheriting the role
after David Doyle’s death in 1997. He also voiced the
character again in the Rugrats spinoff series All Grown
Up!, along with all three films. He also voiced Stinkie
in Casper as well as that film’s 1996 animated spinoff,
The Spooktacular New Adventures of Casper. He also was
the voice of President Nixon in 1994 feature Forrest
Outside of cartoons, he acted as a crazy neighbor type -
as Uncle Beano on "Out of This World" and as the
announcer of Marc Summers' "Couch Potatoes".
Alaskey also had been narrating the Investigation
Discovery series Murder Comes to Town. The cable net
said today that he recorded the latest episode just last
week, which will air as its season finale on March 14.
DAVE MIRRA: 1974-2016
BMX Legend Hosted 2 Seasons of
Dave Mirra, the BMX champ
and former host of MTV’s Real World/Road Rules
Challenge, has died of an apparent suicide, police in
Greenville North Carolina said in a statement. He was 41
Mirra won 24 X Games medals — the most ever for any
competitor until skateboarder Bob Burnquist passed him
in 2013. He nabbed the first of his 14 gold medals in
1996 and his final one in 2005. Mirra’s success as a
biker led to a BMX videogame series, Dave Mirra
Freestyle BMX. He also raced for Subaru’s rally car
Mirra was born in New York on April 4, 1974. His career
began in 1992 and was almost ended a year later, when he
was hit by a drunk driver, according to his website. But
he still was able to compete in the inaugural X Games in
That same year, he followed in his brother’s footsteps
and moved south to Greenville, which eventually became a
hotbed for bikers, earning the nickname “Pro-Town, USA”
for its high concentration of BMX pros living there.
“We mourn the loss today of a great friend and wonderful
human being who touched the lives of so many around the
world with his gift,” Greenville Mayor Allen Thomas said
in a statement. “He called Greenville, North Carolina
home and was as humble a guy talking with kids on a
street corner about bikes as he was in his element on
the world stage. A young life with so much to offer was
taken too soon.”
In 2004 and 2005, Mirra hosted two seasons of MTV’s Real
World/Road Rules Challenge series: The Challenge: The
Inferno and The Inferno II. His hosting successor was
fellow biker and friend T.J. Lavin, who on Thursday
shared an Instagram photo of himself, Mirra, and two
other friends, paired with the caption “Really love you
WEDNESDAY: Singing Your
Hump Day Off
Fox, NBC Split Night
From the Futon Critic
FOX (6.916 million viewers,
#2; adults 18-49: 1.9, #1) held onto the demo crown on
Wednesday with new episodes of "American Idol" (9.148
million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.3, #1) and "Hell's
Kitchen" (4.684 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.5,
Second place then went to NBC (7.071 million viewers,
#1; adults 18-49: 1.5, #2) with originals from "The
Mysteries of Laura" (6.795 million viewers, #6; adults
18-49: 1.1, #10), "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit"
(7.249 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.8, #2) and
"Chicago PD" (7.169 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49:
Next up was CBS (6.382 million viewers, #3; adults
18-49: 1.3, #3) and new episodes of "2 Broke Girls"
(6.386 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T5) and
"Mike & Molly" (6.856 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49:
1.6, #4), a repeat "Criminal Minds" (5.747 million
viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T7) and a new "Code
Black" (6.780 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.2,
Meanwhile, ABC (5.954 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49:
1.1, #4) offered up the debut of "Madoff, Part 1" (7.029
million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T7) and a new
"American Crime" (3.806 million viewers, #11; adults
18-49: 0.8, #12).
And finally, fresh installments of "Arrow" (2.487
million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.9, #11) and
"Supernatural" (1.881 million viewers, #13; adults
18-49: 0.7, #13) on The CW (2.184 million viewers, #5;
adults 18-49: 0.8, #5) closed out the night.
- Paradise Run (Nick): 1.515 million
- Face Off (Syfy): 980,000
- The Challenge: Bloodlines (MTV): 791,000
- @midnight with Chris Hardwick (Comedy): 451,000
- Nick Cannon Presents Wild'n Out (MTV2): 289,000
- MTV2's Joking Off (MTV2): 239,000
BOB ELLIOTT: 1923-2016
Hosted "The Name's the Same"
with Partner Ray
Bob Elliott, half of the
famed radio and television comedy team of Bob and Ray,
died Tuesday from throat cancer, the New York Times
reports. He was 92.
Elliott and his comedy partner Ray Goulding performed
unique skits, as they took turns playing the jokester or
straight man, while most comedy duos had one permanent
person for each role. Soft-spoken Elliot and
rambunctious Ray hosted the TV sketch show “The Bob and
Ray Show” from 1951-1953. The pair also hosted "The
Name's The Same" in 1955.
The duo recorded comedy albums and frequently appeared
on “The Tonight Show” and “The Ed Sullivan Show,” and
were seen in Norman Lear’s “Cold Turkey” and Arthur
Hiller’s “Author! Author!” Staring in 1970, they starred
in “Bob and Ray: The Two and Only” on Broadway.
“I like jokes, but Ray and I, we never did jokes,”
Elliott said in a 2011 interview with the Archive of
American Television. “We weren’t in that line of humor.
We each contributed our own kind of observations. I’m
glad to have people look at, and laugh at, and respect,
and get some creative juice out of what we did by
The patriarch of a comedic family, Elliott had two
family members who were on “Saturday Night Live”:
actor-writer son Chris Elliott and actress-comedian
granddaughter Abby Elliott.
Results for the Week Ending
Steve Harvey was a double
winner in the week ending January 24, with both
NBCUniversal’s The Steve Harvey Show and Debmar-Mercury’s
Family Feud hitting all-time highs. CBS Television
Distribution’s Hot Bench also hit a series high during
The Steve Harvey Show saw strong viewer response to two
episodes that aired on Jan. 18 and 19 featuring Miss
Universe Pia Wurtzbach and first runner-up Miss Colombia
Ariadna Gutierrez. On Dec. 20, Harvey hosted The Miss
Universe Pageant and incorrectly announced Gutierrez as
the winner, creating a social-media storm.
Steve Harvey saw the biggest weekly increase of any
talker, surging 21% to a series-high 2.3 live plus same
day household rating, according to Nielsen Media
Research. It also improved 10% over last year at this
Among daytime’s key demographic of women 25-54, the show
improved 22% to a 1.1. The Jan. 18 episode rated the
highest, hitting a 2.7, followed by the Jan. 19 episode
with Miss Colombia, which was, like its guest, the
runner-up at a 2.6.
Another feather in Harvey’s cap was the sky-high
performance of Family Feud, which added 7% for the week
to a 7.5, a series high for the current edition of the
show, which began this run in 1999. The series had its
first syndicated run from 1977 to 1985, and then
returned for a second stint from 1988 to 1995.
All of the games hit or held season highs. CTD’s Wheel
of Fortune rebounded 7% to a new season- high 7.8.
Following second place Family Feud, Jeopardy! added 9%
to a new season-high 7.2.
Debmar-Mercury’s Celebrity Name Game rebounded 7% to
match its season-high 1.5, tying Disney-ABC’s recently
renewed Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, which grew 7% to
a new season high.
The Futon Critic
Rapid TV News
TUESDAY: And Now These
CBS Wins for Super Bowl
From The Futon Critic
CBS (10.081 million viewers,
#1; adults 18-49: 1.7, #1) held onto the top spot on
Tuesday with its two-hour special "Super Bowl's Greatest
Commercials 2016" (11.389 million viewers, #1; adults
18-49: 2.0, #1) and a repeat "NCIS" (7.466 million
viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #7).
NBC (6.724 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.5, #2)
then was a close second place with its trio of
"Hollywood Game Night" (4.324 million viewers, #6;
adults 18-49: 1.1, #8), "Chicago Med" (7.649 million
viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.6, #3) and "Chicago Fire"
(8.200 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.8, #2).
Next up was FOX (2.355 million viewers, #5; adults
18-49: 1.0, #T3) and its combination of "New Girl"
(2.980 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T4),
"Grandfathered" (2.568 million viewers, #11; adults
18-49: 1.0, #T9), "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (2.220 million
viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T9) and "The Grinder"
(1.650 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T14).
Meanwhile, The CW (2.563 million viewers, #4; adults
18-49: 1.0, #T3) offered up originals from "The Flash"
(3.668 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T4) and
"iZombie" (1.460 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49:
And finally, ABC (3.018 million viewers, #3; adults
18-49: 0.9, #5) closed out the night with the return of
"Fresh Off the Boat" (5.197 million viewers, #5; adults
18-49: 1.4, #T4) and "The Muppets" (2.725 million
viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T11) plus new episodes
from "Marvel's Agents Carter" (2.788 million viewers,
#9; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T11) and "Primetime: What Would
You Do?" (2.306 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.7,
- Paradise Run (Nick): 1.433 million
- Chopped (Food): 1.106 million
- @midnight with Chris Hardwick (Comedy): 283,000
- Team Ninja Warrior (Esquire): 217,000
Tuesday Lightning Round
... or "Yes Chairman"
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named key adviser on the next "The Voice" (The
Catch "Drag Race" Season 8
From the Futon Critic
RuPaul is back to light up
the runway with the highly anticipated new season of the
groundbreaking series, "RuPaul's Drag Race." Logo
revealed the eagerly awaited cast comprised of the
nation's 12 drag elite tonight during the "New Now Next
Honors." In a nod to superfans, Logo also launched a
week-long social scavenger hunt via Dubsmash and
Instagram that culminated in the announcement of Kim Chi
as a competing queen earlier today. The season premiere
also marks a drag milestone as it features the 100th
episode and 100th drag queen to sashay into the work
"This is an amazing time to be producing television,"
said executive producer RuPaul Charles. "The fact that 'RuPaul's
Drag Race' is celebrating its 100th episode is
undeniable proof that there is an insatiable hunger for
authentic, unfiltered and ribald voices that not only
challenge the norm, but help redefine mainstream media."
The new season will premiere on Monday, March 7th at
9:00 PM ET/PT with a supersized 90-minute episode that
unveils a court of cut-throat Queens each competing to
snatch the crown and strut away with a $100,000 cash
prize and the coveted title of "America's Next Drag
Superstar." Along the way, they'll face an unpredictable
competition and deliver gag-worthy and jaw-dropping
moments as these talented ladies of drag join the
fabulous 88 Queens who fought for the crown before them.
The 12 Queens who will compete in the pop culture
phenomenon that has taken the world by its weave
· Acid Betty Brooklyn, NY TW: @acidbettyrocks, IG: @acidbetty
· Bob The Drag Queen New York, NY TW: @thatonequeen, IG:
· Chi Chi DeVayne Shreveport, LA TW: @ChiChiDeVayne, IG:
· Cynthia Lee Fontaine Austin, TX TW: @lee_fontaine, IG:
· Dax ExclamationPoint Savannah, GA TW: @Daxclamation,
· Derrick Barry Las Vegas, NV TW: @DerrickBarry, IG: @derrickbarry
· Kim Chi Chicago, IL TW: @KimChi_Chic, IG: @kimchi_chic
· Laila McQueen Gloucester, MA TW: @LailaMcQueen, IG: @misslailamcqueen
· Naomi Smalls Redlands, CA TW: @naomismallsduh, IG: @naomismalls
· Naysha Lopez Chicago, IL TW: @nayshalopez, IG: @nayshalopez
· Robbie Turner Seattle, WA TW: @TheRobbieTurner, IG: @therobbieturner
· Thorgy Thor Brooklyn, NY TW: @ThorgyThor, IG: @thorgythor
A Real Game Show... in
NBC Greenlights Pilot for
Sitcom/Game Show Hybrid
NBC also ordered a game
show/multi-cam comedy hybrid called Crunch Time from
Betsy Thomas (Whitney, Guys With Kids), which “intercuts
between a real game show and the scripted workplace that
centers on an up-and-coming producer trying to wrangle
the volatile host.” David Janollari will co-executive
produce alongside Thomas.
Game show veteran Phil Gurin is also on board as an exec
Said hybrid would not be the first of its kind. GSN
produced a season of "Burt Luddin's Love Buffet", a
"Newlywed Game" knockoff with sitcom elements with "Love
Connection" announcer John Cervenka playing the titular
The Hollywood Reporter
MONDAY: X Marks The
Fox Wins the First Night of
From The Futon Critic
FOX (7.179 million viewers,
#1; adults 18-49: 2.3, #1) was still the top draw on
Monday with new episodes from "The X-Files" (8.360
million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.6, #1) and
"Lucifer" (5.998 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.9,
ABC (6.300 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.8, #2)
then was the number two network with fresh installments
of "The Bachelor" (7.438 million viewers, #2; adults
18-49: 2.2, #2) and "The Bachelor Live" (4.024 million
viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T8).
Next up was CBS (7.052 million viewers, #2; adults
18-49: 1.3, #3) with a new "Supergirl" (6.693 million
viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.5, #4) followed by repeats
of "Scorpion" (7.277 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49:
1.2, #6) and "NCIS: Los Angeles" (7.188 million viewers,
#4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #7).
Meanwhile, NBC (3.468 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49:
1.0, #4) offered up originals from "Superstore" (4.865
million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.4, #5), "Telenovela"
(3.047 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.8, #10) and
"The Biggest Loser" (3.225 million viewers, #9; adults
18-49: 1.0, #T8).
And finally, new episodes of "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend"
(1.039 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T11)
and "Jane the Virgin" (1.030 million viewers, #12;
adults 18-49: 0.4, #T11) on The CW (1.034 million
viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5) closed out the
- Ellen's Design Challenge (HGTV): 1.827 million
- Kids Baking Championship (Food): 1.860 million
- Paradise Run (Nick/P): 1.462 million
- Cake Wars (Food): 1.382 million
- @midnight with Chris Hardwick (Comedy): 348,000
WEEKEND: You're the One
That We Want
Fox Wins Sunday on "Grease"
From TV by the Numbers
FOX’s “Grease Live” musical
scored strong ratings, drawing a 4.3 rating in adults
18-49 and 12.18 million viewers to give the network a
big win. The musical out-rated NBC’s “The Wiz Live”
(3.4) earlier this season and came close to the 4.6 for
“The Sound of Music Live” in 2013.
NBC’s “American Ninja Warrior: USA vs. the World” (1.4)
was the No. 2 show on Sunday. “Madam Secretary” (1.1)
was up a tenth from its last episode without an NFL
lead-in, while “The Good Wife” (1.0) fell a tenth.
“Galavant” finished its second season with a 0.6, up
On cable Sunday...
- Worst Cooks in America (Food): 1.714 million
- Guy's Grocery Games (Food): 1.302 million
- Cutthroat Kitchen (Food): 1.115 million
- Steve Austin's Broken Skull Challenge (CMT): 446,000
ABC (6.058 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #1)
was the demo champ on Friday with new episodes of "Last
Man Standing" (6.838 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49:
1.2, #5), "Dr. Ken" (5.133 million viewers, #7; adults
18-49: 1.1, #6), "Shark Tank" (6.779 million viewers,
#4; adults 18-49: 1.7, #1) and "20/20" (5.410 million
viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T7).
CBS (7.189 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.1, #2)
then took home the silver with a new "Undercover Boss"
(7.276 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T3)
alongside repeats of "Hawaii Five-0" (6.528 million
viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T7) and "Blue Bloods"
(7.765 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T7).
Next up was NBC (3.829 million viewers, #3; adults
18-49: 1.0, #T3) with a new "Undateable" (3.029 million
viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.9, #10), the season finale
of "Undateable" (2.468 million viewers, #12; adults
18-49: 0.7, #T12), the return of "Grimm" (3.794 million
viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.8, #11) and "Dateline NBC"
(4.944 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.4, #2).
Meanwhile, FOX (3.477 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49:
1.0, #T3) offered up the season finale of "MasterChef
Junior" (4.726 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.3,
#T3) and the relocated "Second Chance" (2.228 million
viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T12).
And finally, The CW (1.083 million viewers, #5; adults
18-49: 0.4, #5) closed out the evening with its new
Friday lineup of "The Vampire Diaries" (1.236 million
viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.5, #14) and "The
Originals" (0.930 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49:
On cable Friday:
- Chain Reaction (GSN/8p): 516,000
- Chain Reaction (GSN/8:30p): 495,000
- Easiest Game Show Ever (Pop): 104,000
by the Numbers
The Futon Critic
Tuesday Lightning Round
... or "Spoiler Alert"
SIR TERRY WOGAN:
"Blankety Blank" Host for the
From the Hollywood Reporter
Terry Wogan, whose warm
Irish brogue and sly, gentle humor made him a star of
British television and radio for decades, has died. He
Wogan died Sunday surrounded by his loved ones "after a
short but brave battle with cancer," his family said in
The disc jockey and presenter was a staple of British
broadcasting, best known for his long-running BBC radio
morning show "Wake Up To Wogan," his annual hosting
duties for Britain's coverage of the Eurovision Song
Contest and his longstanding association with the
Children in Need telethon.
Born in Limerick, Ireland in 1938, Wogan began his
broadcasting career on Irish network RTE before moving
to the U.K. and the BBC, for whom he hosted quiz
programs, game shows and a 1980s television talk show.
His strengths were a deep, buttery voice, dollops of
Irish charm and a wry sense of humor. His Eurovision
commentary affectionately mocked the kitsch pop music
competition, at which Britain generally fared badly.
He hosted "Wake Up To Wogan" between 1972 and 2009 -
with a break from 1984 to 1993 - and made the show the
most popular on British radio, with 8 million listeners.
Wogan called his fans TOGS, for "Terry's Old Geezers or
Prime Minister David Cameron said "Britain has lost a
huge talent - someone millions came to feel was their
own special friend."
Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny said "Wogan occupied a
special place in British listeners' hearts and he acted
in no small way as a bridge between Ireland and
Former CNN talk-show host Piers Morgan tweeted that
Wogan was a rare broadcaster to excel on both radio and
television: "A legend of all airwaves."
Fellow BBC broadcaster Jeremy Vine said someone once
asked Wogan how many listeners he had. Wogan replied:
"And it was this approach that made him one of the
greatest broadcasters this country has ever seen," Vine
said. "He only ever spoke to one person."
Wogan, who had joint Irish and British citizenship, was
knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 2005. He is survived
by his wife, two sons and a daughter.
The Irish Times
So You Think You Can
Dance... The Final Frontier
Fox Reups Dance-Off with Kids
Teaming with All-Stars
From TV by the Numbers
FOX has given new life to
“So You Think You Can Dance,” but with a twist: The show
will now focus on kids. Think “Masterchef Junior,” but
with dancing and Nigel Lythgoe instead of Gordon Ramsay.
The new season, officially called “So You Think You Can
Dance: The Next Generation,” premieres May 30. The show
will feature dancers ages 8-13 and pair each finalist
with an “SYTYCD” all-star who will serve as a mentor and
Lythgoe (who also executive produces), Paula Abdul and
Jason Derulo will return as judges, and Cat Deeley will
continue as host.
“By evolving the ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ format
this season, we can showcase the very best junior
dancers out there and open up the world of dance to a
whole new generation,” Lythgoe says in a statement.
by the Numbers
The Futon Critic
Top Chef Gets Another
Casting Call on Tour for
From The Futon Critic
This February, Bravo Media's
Emmy and James Beard Award-winning series "Top Chef" is
searching the country for the best up-and-coming chefs
to compete on season 14 of the high-stakes culinary
competition series. This year's casting calls will take
place at restaurants from "Top Chef" alumni in Los
Angeles, Portland, Las Vegas, Denver, Houston,
Minneapolis, New Orleans, Philadelphia and New York.
Currently in its 13th season and airing Thursday nights
at 9pm ET/PT, "Top Chef" is the #1 food program on cable
in 2016 among P25-54 with this season averaging 1.8
million total viewers and 1.2 million P25-54, up 5
percent and 6 percent respectively from the prior season
(Source: Nielsen L3, #1 cable food program from
Next week, the iconic Restaurant Wars is back and bigger
than ever with a two-part episode airing Thursday,
February 4 and 11 at 9 PM ET/PT. For the first time in
"Top Chef" history, the Chefs are opening their
restaurants for both lunch and dinner services. No one
is safe as each chef must run front of house or act as
the executive chef in one of the services. The pressure
is on as two services means twice the drama. For a sneak
peek, please visit: http://www.bravotv.com/top-chef/season-13/episode-9/videos/not-enough-bacon
Zig Zag, Yoshimoto
"Hawaii Five-0's" Masi Oka in
Talks to Host
Japan’s Yoshimoto Kogyo and
the U.K.’s Zig Zag Productions are to co-produce in
Japan “PrankStars,” a new game show format.
The two companies are in discussions with Masi Oka
(“Heroes” and “Hawaii-5-0”) to host the show.
A broadcaster has not yet been announced.
The format sees four teams of experts, including
comedians, special effects artists and magicians working
together to help celebrities and members of the public
prank their friends and loved ones. Winners are the
teams which get the biggest reaction.
“Yoshimoto’s strength is in our amazing writers who
invent the craziest elements for our game and variety
shows… ‘PrankStars’ .. has a built in audience across
the globe” said Aki Yorihiro, CEO of Yoshimoto
subsidiary Yoshimoto Entertainment USA.
Executive producers for Zig Zag Productions are Danny
Fenton and Andy Scott.Aki Yorihiro and Patrick Jager
will executive produce for Yoshimoto.
The two companies previously coproduced ‘Time Out’ for
KTV and slow motion format ‘Split/ Second’ for
Nick Has Two Tickets to
Catch It in February
From Nick Alive
Nickelodeon sets an intense,
adventure competition against the lavish backdrop of
Hawaii with the premiere of its brand-new daily series,
Paradise Run, beginning Monday, Feb. 1, at 7 p.m.
(ET/PT). Hosted by Daniella Monet (Victorious), the
20-episode series features three teams of kids racing
across the grounds of an exotic resort, competing
against one another in a series of heart-pounding
challenges. The first team to cross the finish line wins
the grand prize. Click here to check out a sneak peek.
In each episode, teamwork and physical stamina are
tested through sets of fast-paced challenges, ranging
from obstacle courses to water-based adventures in an
ocean-fed lagoon. Whether teams are racing across the
white-sand beach, navigating under thundering waterfalls
or careening down a five-story waterslide, each
challenge brings contestants closer to the finish line
and the grand prize--a tropical vacation.
For bio information on Daniella Monet, click here. Fans
can access exclusive photos and more at Nick.com.
Paradise Run is produced by Stone & Company
Entertainment with Scott Stone (BrainSurge, Legends of
the Hidden Temple TV Series) and Marcus Fox serving as
The Futon Critic
Just Jared Jr.
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