Chris Hardwick On Board New NBC Game Show


UNIVERSAL CITY: Comedian Chris Hardwick (Talking Dead) has signed on as host and executive producer of the new NBC game show The Wall, which comes from Lebron James' SpringHill Entertainment and Glassman Media.

The Wall gives two-person teams the opportunity to win a life-changing amount of cash if they answer questions correctly and balls drop the right way into big-money slots. Competing duos will range from fathers and daughters to husbands and wives. The 10-episode prime-time program was developed by Glassman Media in association with CORE Media. A premiere date has yet to be announced.

James commented: "I'm excited about this series because it's different than anything on TV right now. It's got everything—excitement, drama and action—and it's something the entire family can watch and root for together. I believe Chris Hardwick brings all of that together in a really entertaining way that people will enjoy. For SpringHill Entertainment, it's about creating quality and innovative content for all types of audiences, and I'm proud of the exciting projects we continue to be a part of."

Hardwick noted: "I love game shows, and partnering with LeBron James and NBC to potentially give away millions of dollars to people who deserve it is an incredible opportunity. (I'm sorry, NBC, I'm hoping to give away a lot of your money.)"

Paul Telegdy, the president of alternative and late-night programming at NBC Entertainment, added: "The Wall is a bit like life, it rewards people who are both smart and lucky. It's a game that's had us on the edge of our seats, and Chris Hardwick is a brilliantly witty and warm host."