TNT Developing “Monopoly” Reality Show
After years of essentially doing only kids unscripted game shows, Hasbro is finally breaking into the adult market. At today’s Turner upfront announcements, TNT announced the development of the new reality game show Monopoly. Based on the iconic toy and game, this version will see eight two-person teams play a real-life game of Monopoly against each other, attempting to amass the most property and wealth that they can. It takes strategy, skill, and luck, but the eventual winners will receive a huge cash prize. The series features executive producers Stephen J. Davis, Kevin Belinkoff, Dan Cutforth, and Jane Lipsitz and comes from The Magic Elves and Hasbro Studios.
Monopoly has one previous unscripted iteration. A weekly quiz show version ran on ABC in 1990. Hosted by Mike Reilly and produced by Merv Griffin, three contestants answered questions to earn properties on the game board. After that the show essentially became a sped-up version of the iconic game with $50,000 at stake in a bonus round. Monopoly, though, lasted just twelve episodes after being cancelled. Take a look.
If you ever saw the show you know why the 1990s version failed…boring and confusing. They’re taking a departure into a much smarter reality realm with this edition of Monopoly so we look forward to seeing where it goes. If something comes of it we’ll let you know.
Source : THR