FUSE GREENLIGHTS GAME SHOW TRIVIAL TAKEDOWN BASED ON ZIG ZAG PRODUCTION’S POPULAR UK SERIES
Cast of Influencers Include Music Artists Omarion, Sevyn Streeter, Rapper Kid Ink, Comedians Flula Borg, Brittany Furlan and YouTube Personalities Frankie Grande and Kingsley
LOS ANGELES and NEW YORK – AUGUST 28, 2017 – Fuse, a cross-platform entertainment media brand for multicultural youth, today announced that it has greenlit Trivial Takedown, a new original pop culture game show based on the popular UK series Blink. Produced by Zig Zag Productions, production began on 20 half-hour episodes earlier this month. The series is set to premiere in fall 2017.
As with its UK counterpart, each episode of Trivial Takedown will feature two celebrity contestants competing head-to-head to identify music and pop culture icons, with a few surprises thrown in for good measure. Fuse will provide a mobile-web based second screen experience of this highly interactive fast-paced game that provides fans with the opportunity to test their own music and pop culture knowledge with live polls, trivia and on-screen leaderboards.
In addition, Trivial Takedown digital originals, talent interviews and segments pulled from the series will be part of Fuse branded content distributed on Complex Networks as part of the recently announced cross-platform partnership of the two media brands for multicultural youth.
“We are really excited to bring our UK format Blink to a U.S. audience. It’s the most fun you can (legally) have in front of the TV set, with compelling play-along-at-home addictiveness, witty banter and quick-fire pop culture questions,” said Andy Scott, Zig Zag Productions’ head of entertainment. “I can’t wait to see our celebrity guests getting deeply competitive on the ‘fastest quiz on TV.’”
“With its focus on music and pop culture in the voice of the millennial generation, Trivial Takedown is the perfect game show vehicle for Fuse’s expanding slate,” said J-T Ladt, chief content officer for Fuse Media. “Those elements align with our ongoing commitment to create multiplatform content that can continue to live beyond linear programming.”
This season features some of today’s hottest celebrities, musical artists and a cast of influencers including rapper Kid Ink, Flula Borg, Frankie Grande, GloZelle, Mamrie Hart, Omarion, Brittany Furlan, Gina Brillon, Romeo Miller, Tim Delaghetto, Justine Marino, Kingsley, Ayo & Teo, Sevyn Streeterand Chico Bean.
Trivial Takedown is produced by Ben Paul and executive produced by Danny Fenton and Andy Scott of Zig Zag Productions.
About Zig Zag Productions
Zig Zag Productions is one of the UK’s foremost Independent Television Production companies formed in 1999 by Danny Fenton and Kevin Utton. Zig Zag has grown to become an internationally renowned, respected and award-winning television producer in the most highly competitive TV markets. Headquartered in London, Zig Zag has produced over 650 hours of original programming for over 50 broadcasters worldwide since its inception, across multiple programme genres including, factual, observational documentaries, factual entertainment, entertainment, game shows, cookery, sports and news reactive programming.
In addition, Zig Zag’s completed programmes and formats have been sold separately to over one hundred countries worldwide. In the UK, Zig Zag produces for all the main channels; BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Channel 5, Sky, MTV as well as multiple other cable and satellite channels. In the USA, Zig Zag produces for Fox, Discovery, TLC, Travel, National Geographic Channel, A&E, Fuse, History, OWN, PBS, SyFy and Current TV.
Recent Zig Zag productions include Blink for Channel 4, British Treasure, American Gold for Quest / RMC Découverte and physical game show ‘Ultimate Brain’ for CBBC. http://www.zigzag.uk.com/
About Fuse Media
Fuse Media is a cross-platform entertainment media brand for multicultural youth. The company’s media assets include the Fuse and FM linear and video-on-demand (VOD) channels; Fuse.TV online and mobile websites; the Fuse TV mobile apps and OTT offerings; a podcast network; several branded social media channels; and live events. Fuse network is currently available in approximately 70 million households and FM reaches over 43 million households.
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