500 Questions


ITV brings Darnell-Burnett gameshow to UK

UK commercial broadcaster ITV has commissioned a local version of Mike Darnell and Mark Burnett’s big-ticket gameshow 500 Questions. ITV plans to launch its version in a primetime slot next year, with Warner Bros. Television Production UK-owned Wall to Wall producing a four-episode season. Wall to Wall stablemate Warner Bros. International Television Distribution sells the […]

Quiz + game = broad entertainment

“Buyers have been looking for more than straightforward Q+A for some time; they want more escapist shows with more fun built in,” says one distribution boss, underlining the challenge of selling question and answer-based shows. Although Q+A lends itself very well to younger-skewing digital applications, buyers are wary quizzes skew old. One answer is to […]

Burnett, Darnell ask 500 Questions in Cannes

US production gurus Mark Burnett and Mike Darnell will be in Cannes next week at an exclusive preview event for their ABC gameshow 500 Questions. The primetime show’s presenter, CNN’s Richard Quest, will also meet buyers at the event on Monday, April 13. Burnett is exec producer of the ABC show and Darnell creator. The event […]