Thursday, April 19, 2012

I'll Miss You, Cash Cab

Posted By on Thu, Apr 19, 2012 at 10:00 AM

I am generally mildly upset when any game show stops production, but I'll particularly miss the extended run of Cash Cab, which managed to be clever, fun and actually be based on people knowing things. Nothing lasts forever, I suppose.


The ride's over for Discovery Network's Cash Cab. Vulture has learned exclusively that, after nearly seven years and more than 200 episodes, the cable network has decided to halt production on the Emmy–winning game show. A Discovery PR rep confirmed the demise. Hosted by Ben Bailey, Cab tweaked the conventional quizzer format by recruiting its contestants from the ranks of unsuspecting taxi passengers....

Because it usually aired outside of prime time, Discovery never made a big deal out of the show's Nielsen ratings, but TV insiders clearly loved it. Cash Cab beat out veterans such as Jeopardy! and The Price is Right to win the Daytime Emmy for Best Game Show in 2008, 2009, and 2010; Bailey won for Best Host in 2010. Repeats of the show will continue to air in syndication, and it's possible producer Lion Television could shop the show, which was based on a European format, to other cable networks.

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