NBC Renews Chris Hardwick-Hosted Game Show 'The Wall' for a Third Season

If you were worried that Chris Hardwick was going to run out of work soon — you know, besides his Talking shows on AMC — have no fear. NBC has renewed the Hardwick-hosted game show The Wall for a 20-episode third season. The series kicked off in December 2016 and got a 20-episode renewal a few weeks later. Season 2 premiered January 1st and the series has been averaging a 1.2 in ratings and 6 million total viewers, with February 5th being the show's season high.

Chris Hardwick

The game features a two-person team connected through either family, friends, or life experience, competing for a cash prize. For every right question, a green ball falls down the five-story wall and the cash value of that ball is added to their winning total. For every wrong answer a red ball falls and that amount is subtracted from the winning total. They can win up to $12 million dollars, but have to work at a team to win.

Paul Telegdy, President of Alternative & Reality Group at NBC, thinks the success of the series comes from the life-changing aspect of the game.

Not only is The Wall intense, heartwarming and funny, but if the ball drops into a high-dollar slot, an entire family's fortune can be completely changed for the better. Huge congratulations to Universal Television Alternative Studio, Glassman Media and SpringHill Entertainment for producing a series that is not only compelling television but has the potential to be life-changing for our contestants.

The format The Wall uses is currently airing in 20 territories around the world.

Source: Deadline

About Dan Wickline

Has quietly been working at Bleeding Cool for over three years. He has written comics for Image, Top Cow, Shadowline, Avatar, IDW, Dynamite, Moonstone, Humanoids and Zenescope. He is the author of the Lucius Fogg series of novels and a published photographer.