New NBC Game Show Who's Still Standing? Gets Week-Long Launch
NBC will launch its new trivia game show Who's Still Standing? as a week-long strip in December, tied to the holidays.
The show, hosted by Cash Cab's Ben Bailey, will run at 8 pm Monday through Thursday the week of December 19. The show then moves to its normal Monday night slot starting December 26 at 8 pm and continues through January 30 (when The Voice takes over).
The launch of Who's Still Standing? mirrors what NBC did the last two years with The Sing-Off, which succeeded as a week-long holiday event. But The Sing-Off was moved into the fall this year, opening the door for a new show to air as a December strip.
Based on the hit Israeli game show Still Standing, the series pits one competitor and 10 challengers in head-to-head trivia battles for a chance at winning $1 million. Players who answer questions incorrectly are dropped through trap doors — until just one is left standing.
Paul Telegdy, NBC's president of alternative and late night programming, says the show marries classic trivia matches "with the attraction of physical comedy for those who do not succeed... Less fortunate contestants can literally disappear in a moment when they drop through a trap door."