ABC orders 'Big Fan' to series; Andy Richter to host

By Ariana Bacle
Updated February 08, 2016 at 07:37 PM EST
AP

Another late-night bit is getting expanded to a full-on TV show.

ABC announced Monday that Jimmy Kimmel’s “Who Knows…?” segment will be turned into a half-hour game show called Big Fan, produced by Kimmel himself and hosted by Andy Richter.

Celebrities go up against their biggest fans in “Who Knows…?” to see who knows more about the featured celebrity. Katy Perry memorably played the game in April 2014 when a fan proved to know more about Perry than Perry did herself.

“The show is a lot of fun,” Kimmel said in a statement. “Andy Richter is a great host, and I can’t think of a better way to terrify celebrities.”

Big Fan follows in the footsteps of Spike’s Lip Sync Battle, a half-hour show based on Jimmy Fallon’s segment of the same name. A premiere date for the new series has not yet been announced.

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