ABC Greenlights Ricky Gervais Game Show Five to Survive

Ryan Schwartz

ABC on Thursday announced a series order for Five to Survive, a new hour-long game show from executive producer Ricky Gervais.

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Per our sister site Deadline, each episode will feature adult contestants who must answer 10 questions correctly to win a cash prize. If he or she is unable to come to an answer, they can then turn to a group of five kids who have been asked the same question by none other than Gervais.

Though Gervais will interact with the kids, presumably in pre-taped segments, he will not serve as host. The search for an emcee, who will join the adult contestants live in studio, is still underway.

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The order for Five to Survive hardly comes as a surprise. ABC recently had success with game shows $100,000 Pyramid, Match Game and Celebrity Family Feud, all of which have been renewed. The network has also commissioned a revival of The Gong Show, to be executive-produced by Arrested Development alum Will Arnett.

Do you have room on your busy TV-viewing schedule for another ABC game show?

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