11:00am PT by Bryn Elise Sandberg
Nigel Lythgoe and Gail Berman Team Up For 'Easiest Game Show Ever'
Nigel Lythgoe and Gail Berman are teaming up on a new game show.
The pair are executive producing Easiest Game Show Ever, a pop culture trivia quiz show on cable network Pop and hosted by Wet Hot American Summer alum Michael Ian Black.
The new series, which will consist of twenty episodes, puts a new twist on "True or False?" and gives contestants the opportunity to win up to $100,000 cash every week. In each episode, two contestants work together to answer twenty pop culture questions that encompass topics like entertainment, food, fashion and culture. The partners only need to get fifteen out of twenty correct to win the top prize.
Easiest Game Show Ever is produced by American Idol and So You Think You Can Dance vet Lythgoe, The Jackal Group’s Berman and Eric Levy, and Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?’s Barry Poznick.
"I'm thrilled to be part of Easiest Game Show Ever," said host Black. "As somebody who appreciates the easy things in life, this show is a perfect fit for me. I look forward to giving away a lot of other people's money."
Added Lythgoe, "With Michael hosting this game show, it is as much fun to watch as it is to play. And with all the answers being true or false, you have a 50% chance of being right even when you don't know the answer. As I told my team, 'This is the greatest show I have ever been involved with.' " True or False?
"Easiest Game Show Ever is a fun, fresh take on the traditional game show. I am delighted to be working with Pop, Nigel, Michael and an incredibly talented creative team to bring this show to audiences, who we know will enjoy joining in and testing their own pop culture knowledge at home," said Berman.
Debuting in early 2016, Easiest Game Show Ever will head into production beginning Oct. 19th.