Craig Ferguson-Hosted Game Show Set for ABC


ABC has given an eight-episode order for the new game-show series The Hustler, hosted by Emmy Award winner Craig Ferguson.

Each episode of The Hustler will follow five contestants as they work together to answer a series of trivia questions, with one player secretly already knowing the answers. As the group works to build a collective prize pot that increases with each correct answer, the “hustler” must keep their identity a secret. If they do, they go home with the full cash reward at the end of the game. If not, the two other finalists split the prize.

The Hustler is produced by the all3media-backed production company Studio Lambert.

Rob Mills, senior VP of alternative series, specials and late night at ABC Entertainment, said: “It’s rare and exciting to have a mystery-based game show that employs viewers and contestants to tap into their sleuth skills. This fun, new format is the perfect addition to our dynamic game-show lineup, and Craig’s unmatched wit and humor make him the ideal host. We couldn’t be more excited to welcome him back to ABC.”

Studio Lambert CEO Stephen Lambert said: “Studio Lambert and format creator Richard Bacon are incredibly excited to partner with ABC on The Hustler. With Craig in the driving seat, the comedic beats of this game are very much to the fore. We think ABC viewers will laugh a lot but also be shocked and surprised by the twists of this game, which invites contestants and viewers to play detective, solving a whodunit or, in this case, a whoisit.”