Bravo is reviving “Cash Cab,” bringing it back on air after Discovery Channel’s own revival of the series ended last year.
Ben Bailey will return to host the new version of the game show, in which unsuspecting cab riders have the length of a ride to answer trivia questions for the chance to win big money. Bailey was the host during the show’s original run on Discovery Channel from 2005 to 2012.
“Cash Cab” was recently revived at Discovery in 2017, with an added twist — cab riders would be ambushed by “America’s favorite celebrities.” It ran for two more seasons until it came to an end last October.
Now, the Emmy-winning game show has found a new home at Bravo.
The new “Cash Cab” is set to begin shooting this summer and will premiere later this year.
According to Bravo, “the stakes are higher, the car will be upgraded and the questions will include more for lovers of pop culture. Each episode will feature three games, and much like the original series it will all start the second the contestant enters the Cash Cab.
“If the passenger can answer enough questions correctly before making it to their destination, they’ll win big bucks. However, three wrong answers and they’re kicked out of the Cash Cab and back on the street. Along the way they’ll get two shout-outs — one on social media and the other via a street shout out – where the contestant can pull over and ask a stranger for help. Passengers who successfully make it to their destination can simply walk away with their money or they can play a double or nothing video bonus round, either going home incredibly happy or with nothing at all.”
“Cash Cab” is produced by Lion Television and is executive produced by Tony Tackaberry, Allison Corn, PJ Morrison and Stan Hsue. Ben Bailey also serves as executive producer.
Bailey is repped by Jonathan Brandstein at MCE, Peter Pappalardo at Artist Group International and Jeff B Cohen at Cohen Gardner LLP.