NBC's hit game show 'The Wall' has been renewed for third season
NBC's game show has seen success in the United States as well as around the world and has been renewed for 20 more episodes in the third season.
NBC has renewed its high-stakes game show 'The Wall' for a third season with 20 new episodes, after the success of the first two seasons, both in the United States, and around the world.
Paul Telegdy, the president of NBC's Alternative and Reality Group announced the news on March 12. The show offers contestants the life-altering chance to take home $12 million at the end of each night.
The show, hosted by Chris Hardwick, who also serves as its executive producer alongside LeBron James, Maverick Carter, and Andrew Glassman, debuted in December 2016 to decent ratings.
It was quickly renewed for a second season that averaged a 1.2 rating among adults of 18-49 age group and attracted 6 million viewers, with the show’s February 5 episode recording the highest ratings for the season.
'The Wall' features contestants who compete in pairs to get questions right and earn green balls that add to their total winnings, while avoiding incorrect answers that earn red balls, which deduct money from the contestants' potential winnings. The aim is to get as many green balls as possible to win a large cash prize.
In the announcement Telegdy said, "Not only is ‘The Wall’ intense, heartwarming and funny, but if the ball drops into a high-dollar slot, an entire family’s fortune can be completely changed for the better. Huge congratulations to Universal Television Alternative Studio, Glassman Media and SpringHill Entertainment for producing a series that is not only compelling television but has the potential to be life-changing for our contestants."
Executive producer Glassman shared, "I’m thrilled to be continuing on and grateful to Paul, Meredith and NBC for helping us bring this game, and the positive stories it tells, to life."
Executive producer and SpringHill CEO Carter added, "We created the format with the idea that families would all come together and root for these incredible stories, so to see that actually happening on a global scale is exciting and something we hope continues to grow."
The highest amount that has been won on the series is $1.4 million, which a father and daughter from Belfast took home on the February 18 episode of the series.
The show also celebrates local heroes, honoring a Purple Heart veteran and a New Jersey transit cop who saved a man from an oncoming train. Glassman Media developed 'The Wall' in conjunction with CORE Media and it has been produced in association with Universal Television Alternative Studio.
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