US broadcaster FOX has commissioned a local version of Keshet International’s latest format, Boom!.
The show is the latest international format FOX has acquired since Simon Andreae became its executive VP, alternative programming in September last year.
The broadcaster acquired the show, which Keshet and Dick Clark Productions’ joint venture Keshet DCP work on in the US, during MIPTV this week. The deal means Fox is the second to commission a version after France’s TF1.
The concept sees four players defuse eight ‘bombs’ by answering trivia questions within a strict time limit. There is also a play-along element for viewers.
Boom! is a perfect blend of family entertainment and FOX attitude,” said Andreae. “Never has a ticking clock been so ingeniously placed at the center of a game, and never has a game more inventively borrowed from the language of a thriller. It’s as if Jack Bauer made brain love with Jeff Foxworthy.”
“We have no doubts that Boom!’s fresh take on the traditional game show will blow American audiences away with laughs and thrills, and we couldn’t be happier to have secured such an esteemed broadcast partner as FOX only days after announcing our plans for the show in the US market,” said Alon Shtruzman, CEO Keshet International.
Boom! comes from Keshet, Ido Rozenblum and July August Productions.