Cash Cab revival promises celebrity twist
This time, passengers will be driven around by stars
Cash Cab is making a comeback.
Discovery Channel announced Monday that the beloved game show, in which unsuspecting taxi passengers are given high-stakes trivia questions to answer over the course of their ride, will be returning to the channel in a new form and some familiar faces.
Produced by comedian David Steinberg, the revivalwill feature participation from comedians and celebrities, some of whom will take turns driving the cab itself, picking up unsuspecting passengers, and handling the trivia questions on drives through New York City traffic. Specific participants have not yet been announced.
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Cash Cab passengers have the duration of their taxi ride to answer as many questions as possible. If they get three wrong, they’re dropped off immediately to await a regular cab. However, they can use text messages and social media to reach out to friends for help.
The original run of the show was hosted by comedian Ben Bailey and ran from 2005 to 2012.