S1 E1 | 05/31/21
"Small Fortune" is NBC's newest team competition game show hosted by Lil Rel Howery, premiering on Monday, May 31 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. The series is a British import based on Youngest Media's popular U.K. format and is unlike any team competition ever seen on U.S. television.
In each heart-pounding episode, teams of three from various backgrounds, including first responders and Olympians from around the country, work together to earn a shot at competing for the $250,000 cash prize in the "Big Little Heist" finale game.
To get there, each team must prove their skills on miniature playing fields from a shrunken sushi conveyor belt with tiny chopsticks ("Teeny Sashimi") to a mini Ellis Island ("Statue of Liberteeny"). Challenges will require considerable dexterity and intense focus because with games this small, there's no room for error as the slightest miscalculation or tremble may result in losing tens of thousands of dollars.
In the eight-episode series, Howery raises the stakes by mixing encouragement with his brand of laughs to keep the players on their toes and audiences equally as anxious and entertained.
"Small Fortune" is co-produced by Universal Television Alternative Studio, a division of Universal Studio Group, and entertainment studio Youngest Media, which created and produced the U.K. format.
Lucas Church and David Flynn will serve as executive producers for Youngest Media alongside Steve Barry and Joe Braswell, who will serve as executive producers for Kelchris Media and showrunners for the series. Lil Rel Howery also executive produces.