US broadcaster CBS has signed up for a local adaptation of UK format A League Of Their Own.
Currently in its 14th season on Sky, the sports comedy entertainment series is a panel quiz show that sees two teams of three competing in a trio of rounds and answering sports-related questions while completing studio challenges.
The US version of the format, Game On!, will be hosted by actor-writer Keegan-Michael Key and will feature tennis star Venus Williams and New England Patriots Super Bowl champion Rob Gronkowski as team captains.
Meanwhile, actor and comedian Bobby Lee and Emmy Award-winning writer Ian Karmel will serve as comedian panelists.
CBS’s take on the show – which is billed as equal parts comedy and game show – promises a range of “over-the-top” physical challenges, such as seeing who can dunk the most basketballs over a tank of water while harnessed on a bungee cord, to taking on a sumo wrestler in the ring.
Game On! is produced by Eye Productions and James Corden’s Fulwell 73 Productions, in association with Red Arrow Studios’ CPL Productions.
Executive producers for Fulwell 73 are Corden, Ben Winston and Emma Conway, with David Taylor, Murray Boland and Danielle Lux serving as executive producers for CPL. Rob Gronkowski, Elle Key, Keegan-Michael Key, Henry Penzi and Venus Williams also serve as EPs.
Winston said: “We are so delighted to be making this show with CBS. We couldn’t have found a better host and partner in Keegan, and I can’t wait to see Gronk and Venus as we’ve never seen them before, going head to head in some epic yet ridiculous battles.”
A League of Their Own is distributed globally outside the US and Canada by Red Arrow Studios International.