NBC’s newest game show “The Wall” is getting more episodes.
On Wednesday, the network announced it has ordered 20 additional episodes of the Chris Hardwick-hosted show, from executive producers LeBron James and Maverick Carter.
“When we started ‘The Wall’ we wanted to create something that would get families excited and change people’s lives. Maverick and I couldn’t be more proud of the show’s early success and we want to keep building on that,” LeBron said in a statement. “I want to thank NBC for their partnership, Andrew Glassman for his vision, and all the fans for their support.”
Chris Hardwick hosts ‘The Wall’ on NBC (NBC)
“The Wall” features two teammates attempting to win millions for answering questions. When they get a question right, a green ball drops down the wall and the number it lands on is added to their total winnings, but, when they get one wrong, the number the red ball lands on gets deducted from their winning total.
“We’re thrilled that viewers have become as captivated by ‘The Wall’ as we are,” Meredith Ahr, President, Universal Television Alternative Studio, NBC Entertainment, said in a statement about the additional episode news on Wednesday. “We have been in pursuit of a brand new high-stakes game show for a while and are so happy to have developed it with LeBron James. Every time a player releases a green or red ball, the tension is palpable because each drop can affect the contestants life in the most extraordinary way and that makes for great television.”
“The Wall” airs Tuesdays at 8/7c on NBC.
— Jolie Lash