Best Man Wedding star, Taye Diggs is returning to television, this time as the host of a new game show. “You’re Back in the Room” (working title), is based on a U.K. series where contestants can win money and prizes if they’re able to push through the constrains of being hypnotized by award-winning hypnotist Keith Barry.
“The second I saw this show I knew I needed to be a part of it. It’s the most unique blend of comedy and competition I’ve seen in years,” said Taye to Deadline. “I’m also quite excited as this is a program I can watch and laugh at with my six-year-old son.”
Here are additional details of the premise: [Each show] features physical comedy and unpredictable situations, as contestants work together in teams and are challenged to complete a variety of simple, everyday tasks, from frosting a cake to blowing up balloons…after being hypnotized. With big money at stake, the contestants need to work together as a team, but their entranced state causes hysterical hurdles that unwittingly sabotage their progress.
The new eight-episode one-hour hypnotic comedy will air on FOX. Production will begin in July.
According to Shadow & Act, Taye’s new show adds to a growing trend of black men who are at the helm of game shows. Here’s the list:
ABC is reviving “The $100,000 Pyramid” game show for a 10-episode primetime run this summer, with Michael Strahan hosting; Cedric the Entertainer (“Who Wants to Be a Millionaire”), succeeded by Terry Crews; Wayne Brady (“Let’s Make a Deal”); Steve Harvey (“Family Feud” and more); Alfonso Ribeiro (“Catch 21,” “Spell-Mageddon”); Anthony Anderson (“To Tell the Truth”); Common (“Framework”); Donald Faison (“WINSANITY”);
Beauties, do you watch game shows? Are you interested in seeing “You’re Back in the Room”?
Move Over Steve Harvey, Taye Diggs Is Getting His Own Game Show was originally published on hellobeautiful.com