Andy Richter will host the half-hour series based on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” segment
ABC has given a series order to the half-hour game show “Big Fan” from Jimmy Kimmel.
Based on the popular “Jimmy Kimmel Live” segment “Who Knows…?” the weekly comedic game show will pit celebrities against their biggest fans in a contest to see who knows more about them.
Kimmel will serve as executive producer, and Andy Richter will host the show, produced by Banijay Studios North America.
“This show is a lot of fun,” Kimmel said in a statement. “Andy Richter is a great host, and I can’t think of a better way to terrify celebrities.”
“Night after night, ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ delivers a slew of great comic bits. There were many to choose from, but “Who Knows…?” featuring Katy Perry stood out as one that could be expanded into a really unique comedic game show concept that gives fans at home a chance to be part of the experience,” said David Goldberg, Banijay Group President and Banijay Studios North America CEO.
Goldberg and Caroline Baumgard of Banijay Studios North America will also serve as executive producers.