The prime access game show is now in its second season on 13 Scripps stations, including ABC affiliates WXYZ Detroit and KNXV Phoenix.
MGM Distributing Scripps’ ‘Let’s Ask America’
MGM Domestic Television Distribution has signed on to handle national distribution for the E.W. Scripps original game show Let’s Ask America, which Scripps produces in partnership with Warner Bros.’ Telepictures and paraMedia. The prime access show is now in its second season on 13 Scripps stations, including ABC affiliates WXYZ Detroit and KNXV Phoenix.
“Let’s Ask America offers audiences around the country the opportunity to participate in a game show for cash prizes right from their own living rooms,” said John Bryan, president Domestic Television Distribution, MGM. “We are thrilled to further our relationship with Scripps and to distribute this already successful program across all stations in markets nationwide.”
Game show veterans Michael Canter and Jeff Krask are the show’s executive producers.
MGM already partners with Scripps, as well as Cox Media and Raycom Media, to syndicate RightThisMinute, a daily program that gives viewers the first look at the best Internet videos of the day before they go viral. RightThisMinute airs in 130 markets, representing 86% distribution across the country. Scripps solely owns another show, The List, an entertainment news program that allows viewers to get caught up on the top stories of the day.
“This deal extends the Scripps commitment to original program development,” said Brian Lawlor, SVP of the Scripps television division. “We have created strong partnerships that have led to high-quality television, and we’re not finished yet.”
Let’s Ask America is a game show in which contestants compete for cash prizes from their homes via webcams. Host Kevin Pereira them with provocative questions about current events and popular culture.
The Scripps Television Station Group consists of 13 network-affiliated television stations located in Bakersfield, Calif.; Baltimore, Md.; Cincinnati; Cleveland; Denver; Detroit; Indianapolis; Kansas City, Mo.; Phoenix; San Diego; Tampa; Tulsa, Okla.; and West Palm Beach, Fla.