British broadcaster Channel 4 is to remake Israeli gameshow The Common Denominator after striking a deal with Armoza Formats and Remarkable Television.
The network has ordered 40 episodes of the half hour gameshow that will be produced by Endemol-owned Remarkable Television.
The series was created by Roey and Omri Even-Tov and is sold worldwide by Armoza Formats, which has also struck a local deal in Turkey via Star TV. The show tests not what one knows, but how one things so contestants must outwit their opponents with a combination of lateral thinking and general knowledge.
The gameshow will be stripped across the week and will be hosted by Location, Location, Location’s Phil Spencer.
Dominic Bird, head of formats at Channel 4, and David Sayer, Commissioning Editor at Channel 4, said: “We are extremely pleased to be able to announce the commissioning of Common Denominator. It’s compelling mix of lateral thinking and superlative general knowledge make it a great fit for the channel, and with Phil Spencer at the helm we hope it will really resonate with our daytime audiences.”
Avi Armoza, CEO of Armoza Formats, said: “We couldn’t ask for a better partner than Channel 4. They immediately took to the concept of a fun “think-out-loud” game show, and we’re confident that The Common Denominator will join an impressive legacy of British quiz shows beloved by audiences around the world.”
David Flynn, MD of Remarkable Television added: “When you watch The Common Denominator you can’t stop yourself playing along. Viewers are always looking for something different, and the blend of wit and lateral thinking makes this show unique.”