About the Show
"Who's Still Standing?" is a unique and thrilling trivia show designed to keep both contestants and viewers on their toes - by dropping contestants through the floor!
Hosted by two-time Emmy Award winner Ben Bailey ("Cash Cab"), the new series is based on the hit Israeli format entitled "Still Standing," which offers contestants the opportunity to win up to $1 million while competing in head-to- head trivia battles. The series had its global premiere on Israel's Channel 10 in December 2010.
At the start of the trivia competition, there is one main competitor and 10 challengers. The main competitor chooses one of the 10 challengers to go head-to-head against in a trivia battle for a high-stakes pot that can lead to a $1 million dollar jackpot. If one of the two players answers a question incorrectly, he or she is dropped through a trap door and is out of the competition. The trivia battles continue until one player is left standing. Ultimately, if the main contestant prevails against the other 10 challengers, he or she can win up to $1 million.
A smash hit overseas, "Still Standing" has recently completed its second season on Israel's Channel 10, increasing the channel's primetime ratings by 50% in its twice-weekly broadcasts. Following the show's huge ratings success and critical and audience acclaim, the channel has already commissioned the game show's third season, set to air in Spring 2012.
It is also currently airing in Spain (Antena3) and Hungary (M1), and is in development in 10 other territories, among them France and Germany.
In Spain, "Ahora Caigo" (local title) began its run in July 2011, winning its first night on air in primetime, an accomplishment it would continue to achieve throughout its 12-week run. The success of the primetime version inspired Antena3 to commission from Gest Music (part of the Endemol Group) a daily version of the game show, of which 45 episodes have aired thus far and will continue through Christmas.
In Hungary, MTVA group commissioned 80 episodes to air daily on its main channel M1. Since its launch in October 2011, the game show has become a sensation, doubling the channel's ratings and steadily growing its audience each night of its broadcast.
"Who's Still Standing?" is a Universal Media Studios production in association with Armoza Formats and July August Productions. Craig Plestis and Tim Puntillo ("Minute to Win It") serve as executive producers.
- Executive producers:
- Craig Plestis (Minute to Win It),
Tim Puntillo (Minute to Win It),
- Smart Dog Media/Armoza Formats