Fox has picked up Keshet DCP’s explosive game show format “Boom!,” marking Keshet DCP’s second project sold to series.
On the game show, a squad of four players must defuse eight (replica) “bombs” by answering trivia questions correctly within a time limit. The nominated player must defuse one “bomb” per question by cutting through colored wires representing multiple choice answers. If the player answers correctly, the prize money builds and he/she moves to the next faux bomb.
“Boom” is a perfect blend of family entertainment and Fox attitude. Never has a ticking clock been so ingeniously placed at the center of a game, and never has a game more inventively borrowed from the language of a thriller,” said Simon Andreae, executive vice president, Alternative Entertainment, Fox Broadcasting Company. “It’s as if Jack Bauer made brain love with Jeff Foxworthy.”
“We have no doubts that “Boom”‘s fresh take on the traditional game show will blow American audiences away with laughs and thrills, and we couldn’t be happier to have secured such an esteemed broadcast partner as Fox only days after announcing our plans for the show in the U.S. market,” added Alon Shtruzman, chief executive office Keshet International.
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Allen Shapiro, chief executive officer of Dick Clark Productions continued, “Boom” represents a continuation of original, provocative and unique content coming out of the Keshet DCP venture. Fox is the perfect home for it.”
The news follows the first sale of the project to France’s most popular broadcaster, TF1, as well as strong ratings for the new game on Keshet Broadcasting’s Channel 2 Israel, where it recently became the highest-rated game show launch ever in Israel. Vastly outshining all other shows in its timeslot, “Boom” scored a 41 percent share and 26.7 percent household rating.