Leno To Host ‘You Bet Your Life’ For Fox O&Os
Fox Television Stations today announced the return of You Bet Your Life, set to debut in fall 2021. The half-hour comedy game show will be hosted by Jay Leno and broadcast on the Fox owned-and-operated stations, as well as syndicated nationally. Tom Werner will serve as the executive producer, along with showrunner and executive producer, David Hurwitz.
“We need a familiar face to make us laugh and we are incredibly proud and excited to reinvent this renowned franchise with the enormously talented Jay,” said Jack Abernethy, CEO, Fox Television Stations.
Leno added: “I’m thrilled to be hosting the latest version of You Bet Your Life. One of my favorite things to do is talk to regular people and draw humor out of them. This is a comedy show wrapped in a game show that allows me to do just that.”
Hosted by Jay Leno, this new incarnation of the legendary game show, FTS said, “will preserve the show’s trademark humorous interviews and unpredictable banter with each contestant, famously originated by Groucho Marx.” For this reboot, the game will couple two strangers together for the opportunity to win prize money by correctly answering questions about pre-determined categories. Each episode will present two pairs of contestants.
180 episodes of You Bet Your Life will be distributed by Fox First Run.
Werner said: “David Hurwitz and I are thrilled to be working with Jay Leno and Fox on this classic Groucho Marx comedy. In these challenging times, we know America will be comforted to welcome Jay back every evening.”
Hurwitz added: “Jay Leno’s sense of humor is perfect for this legacy brand and I couldn’t be more excited to be partnered with him and Tom Werner to bring this iconic game that is full of laughs, back to television.”