The Emmy-winning Discovery Channel game show is available to TV stations for fall 2010 runs.
Fueled by its success on Discovery Channel, the Emmy award-winning game show Cash Cab is heading to broadcast television. MGM Domestic Television announced today that it has acquired the U.S. broadcast syndication rights and will be offering the highly sought after series in fall 2010.
“Cash Cab is an addictive game show with a built-in fan base and a proven track record, making it an ideal choice for broadcasters,” said John Bryan, executive vice president, broadcast strategy, MGM. “We’re very excited to be bringing Cash Cab to U.S. syndication.”
The premise of the show places comedic host Ben Bailey — a three-time Emmy-Nominee for best game show host — behind the wheel of a New York City taxi, where unsuspecting passengers suddenly find themselves on camera in the hot seat being quizzed all the way to their destination. As the meter ticks away, the questions get harder and the cash stakes get higher. But miss three questions, and Ben pulls the CASH CAB over — wherever they are — and kicks the contestants to the curb.
Cash Cab earned two Daytime Emmys for Outstanding Game/Audience Participation Show in 2008 and 2009. The series is produced for Discovery Channel by Lion Television.