Fox Orders “Step Up” Pilot, Hosted by Andy Richter
Networks are buying game shows like crazy again. About a week after NBC announced the new Endemol game show Wall of Fame had been picked up for eight episodes, Fox has announced their own Endemol game. The network has ordered a pilot for the luck-based game Step Up. Step Up, hosted by Andy Richter, sees contestants climbing a pyramid of escalating cash. Players will win cash by stepping on the right square but will have to decide to “step up” to the next level and risk it all for more money or go home. Again, this is just a pilot so we’ll let you know if it goes anywhere.
What do you think? Does it sound like something you’d watch? If you’ve seen or heard of the ITV show High Stakes, which went away just as quickly as it came, you’ll see the similarities between the two. Frankly it sounds identical except without the questions (so far). I don’t know how it’s possible for this to be any more brainless.
Source : The Hollywood Reporter