Weakest Link

2001, TV Show


In the Works: ABC Calls Bingo in May, and More

• ABC is fast-tracking production on National Bingo Night, a prime-time game show that will afford viewers at home a chance to win prizes — all the while not having to inhale the chain-smoking of the 93-year-old lady playing 24 cards next to you. UPDATE: ABC has set a Friday, May 18, 9 pm/ET debut for Bingo, to be hosted by Extreme Makeover: Home Edition's Ed Sanders.• Also per Variety, CBS is developing a game show of its own, from Weakest Link producer Phil Gurin and in which strangers have to wager on how much they trust each other. Or something like that, details are sketchy.• TNT's development slate includes Leverage, a Mission: Impossible-like action series; Mrs. America, about a woman valiantly juggling career and family; a remake of the 1960s series The Saint; and a family drama tentatively titled A.D. read more

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Premiered: April 16, 2001, on NBC
Rating: TV-G
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Premise: The U.S. take on the Brit hit, in which eight players field trivia questions asked by an insult-hurling host (known for the abrupt dismissal, `You are the weakest link. Good-bye!'), then vote off the group's least knowledgeable after each round. New episodes for a daytime syndicated version were shortened to 30 minutes and included six participants.


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