After the massive ratings success of Tom Gleeson’s Hard Quiz, the ABC has confirmed the commissioning of a new half-hour quiz show Win the Week which pairs everyday Australians with celebrities.
Hosted by Alex Lee (The Checkout, The Feed) with regular team member Craig Reucassel (War on Waste, The Chaser), it will be a test of news knowledge and loyalty, where everyday Aussies must know the news and betray their teammates to win.
A quiz show for all ages, from millennials to retirees, questions will cover politics to world events, sport, celebrity gossip or viral videos on social media – no topic is off limits so long as it was in the news in the last 7 days.
Audiences at home can play along and will be entertained by the hilarious banter and exciting dynamics as team bonds are broken, new alliances are forged and one regular Aussie will ultimately ‘Win the Week’.
Each episode will see three teams of two players go head-to-head over four rounds. Each team has an everyday Aussie as Team Captain and a celebrity who will both need to work together to win.
But team loyalties will be put to the test at the end of each round with a dramatic “Stay or Betray” choice – one Team Captain must decide whether to stay with their celeb teammate or to betray them and swap to a different celeb from another team in order to Win the Week (and get a prize that will be disappointing even by ABC standards).
Alex Lee says:
“For our Team Captains, Win The Week promises to be a great chance to show off their useless news knowledge. For our so-called celebrities, this show will force them to face their deepest, darkest fear: being replaced by another celebrity.”
Nick Hayden, ABC Head of Entertainment, says:
“We’re thrilled to have Alex Lee back on ABC screens. Craig on the other hand, sleeps in the building, I think. One day he just wandered onto the Win The Week set so we left him there. Win The Week will be a fantastic addition to our Wednesday night lineup and our “whenever you feel like it” line up on iview.”
Win The Week will be filmed in Sydney and will air Wednesday nights on ABC and ABC iview later this year.
Everyday Australians ready to Win The Week can apply [email protected]