Television Business International

Fox orders Endemol USA pilot

US broadcast network Fox has ordered another programme from Endemol USA – this time a tension-filled studio-based game show.

Step Up is the second show Fox has commissioned Endemol to produce this year following workplace reality format Does Someone Have to Go, which was went to series in June.

The show is based around a pyramid structure and “gives contestants an opportunity to win life-changing amounts of money if they can step on squares that have hidden dollar amounts underneath”.

Andy Richter has been tapped to host and the pilot is currently in production.

“In addition to our diverse slate of programming, Endemol USA has put a significant amount of effort into developing the next hit game show,” said David Goldberg, chairman and CEO, Endemol North America.

He described Step Up as a “clean and straight forward premise, filled with high stakes and drama, played on a spectacular stage”.