Joel McHale is probably feelin’ pretty lucky right now: the comedian has been set as the host of ABC’s “Card Sharks” reboot, the network said Monday.
An updated take on “the suspenseful game where a fortune can be won on the turn of a single playing card,” the series is set to premiere this summer on ABC.
Here’s the official description for the “Card Sharks” reboot:
The road to glory and riches begins with two players facing off in a head-to-head elimination race where the winning player claims a $10,000 cash prize and a chance to turn that amount into a life-changing payday. The anticipation builds as the winning contestant risks their prize on predicting seven final cards. The player leaves the game with whatever amount of money they have in their bank after their prediction, and results are revealed on the flip of their seventh and final card.
“I’m very excited to be hosting ‘Card Sharks,'” McHale said. “Game winners can win 10s of thousands of dollars and in an updated twist — losers will be fed to a pen of adult Tiger Sharks.”
“Card Sharks” was picked up to series at the network back in March, along with a reboot of “Press Your Luck.” The Fremantle-produced game shows join an ABC roster which also includes “Celebrity Family Feud,” “$100,000 Pyramid,” “Match Game” and “To Tell the Truth.”
“Card Sharks” is produced by Fremantle. Scott St. John is showrunner and executive producer, and Jack Martin and Jennifer Mullin are also executive producers.