“The Chase” Being Piloted for Fox in America
We’ve teased it on Facebook and Twitter over the past few hours. For American fans of the ITV game show The Chase, we’ve got some very good news. Our sources are telling us that an American version of the popular quiz format is going into production. This is just a pilot and not going to series yet, but it’s a step in the right direction. The same sources are telling us that this is going to Fox. Our sources have never been wrong yet and there’s no reason to doubt them on this one. No information on host, Chaser(s), or format have been made public yet but we’re hunting it down.
For those unfamiliar with The Chase, a team of four goes head to head in a series of rounds against The Chaser, a quiz expert. If the player can make it back home by answering questions correctly before getting caught, money is added to the prize pool. However, if the player gets caught, he or she is knocked out of the game. At the end of the main game the remaining team will try to outrun The Chaser one final time for an equal share of the prize pot. Get caught, though, and they leave with nothing.
I’ve been praising the show for a while and, pound for pound, taking in all elements of what makes television good, The Chase is probably the best quiz show on television anywhere today so I’m glad to see it show up here. Fox does game shows very well…probably better than any other network. Again, there are bound to be some changes but I trust Fox with the genre and ITV Studios generally does a good job. Looking forward to see what else comes of this.