ITV orders Alan Carr's Epic Gameshow series

Thursday 30th May 2019, 10:20am

  • ITV has ordered Alan Carr's Epic Gameshow, a series reviving classic gameshow formats
  • It'll feature Play Your Cards Right, Take Your Pick, Strike It Lucky, Bullseye and The Price Is Right
  • Producers say the games will be "supersized and reinvigorated for 2019"
The Price Is Right. Alan Carr.

ITV has ordered Alan Carr's Epic Gameshow, a series in which five of the country's favourite gameshows are revived.

The formats selected are Play Your Cards Right, Take Your Pick, Strike It Lucky, Bullseye and The Price Is Right.

Producers Talkback say: "The series will see contestants hoping to win either big-cash rewards or top-of-the-range prizes. Alongside the entertaining, hilarious and nail-biting contests that viewers know and love, every format will climax with an all-new epic endgame, bringing these iconic shows bang up to date."

Alongside the five main episodes, producers will also record a Christmas edition of The Price Is Right and a Play Your Cards Right Celebrity Special, making it a seven-part series.

They say: "Alan Carr's Epic Gameshow promises excitement, drama, scale and big family laughs."

Alan Carr, who will host all seven hour-long episodes of the series, says: "It is such a privilege for me to be involved in these truly iconic shows that have brought so much joy to my childhood. A little bit of nostalgia but a whole load of fun. Big shoes to fill I know, but these shows should be back on telly for a whole new generation to sit down and enjoy with their family just like I did all those years ago!"

The comedian has previously hosted an episode of The Price Is Right on Channel 4 (pictured), alongside some other contemporary game shows, such as I Don't Like Mondays. He is currently hosting the panel show There's Something About Movies on Sky.

Joe Mace, Commissioning Editor for Entertainment at ITV, says of Alan Carr's Epic Gameshow: "We are really excited to bring these brilliant shows back to prime time with Alan Carr, they are the perfect match and we can't wait for the audiences to fall in love with both"

Jonno Richards, Talkback's Acting Managing Director, says: "A fantastic and funny host, five brilliant formats and some truly epic new end rounds. Who could ask for more? Talkback are thrilled to be working with Alan and ITV on this exciting new series."

Filming is due to take place in Manchester across July and August 2019. The producers are currently looking for contestants. Application form

Alan Carr's Epic Gameshow will be shown on ITV later this year.


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