GSN Announces US Adaptation of ITV’s “The Chase”
More information coming soon but I feel like this is the announcement most of you will care about: GSN has announced an American version of ITV’s popular daytime quiz show The Chase. Each episode sees a team take on a quiz expert in head-to-head challenges for tens of thousands of dollars. At the end of the show any surviving team members face off against “The Chaser” one more time for the tense “Final Chase”. If they outrun The Chaser one final time the team will split their bank evenly. Get caught, though, and they leave with nothing. The ITV edition has become a popular daytime staple for the network, averaging well over three million viewers a day and topping the daytime quiz charts. Fox shot a pilot for stateside version in 2012 but it was not picked up. The pilot was hosted by UK host Bradley Walsh and The Chasers were UK import Mark “The Beast” Labbett and Jeopardy! champion Brad Rutter.
Edit: Mark Labbett will be The Chaser for the US series.