NBC has placed a series order for a new program based on the popular app “QuizUp.” The network announced today that it has placed an order for 10 episodes of the show.
The show will pit in-studio contestants against people playing at home, with as much as $1 million at stake in a trivia battle.
QuizUp is said to be the world’s most popular trivia app, with the network reporting that it has reached No. 1 in App Store rankings in 128 countries. The app reportedly has more than 75 million users worldwide.
NBC is working with Plain Vanilla Corp., the game studio behind QuizUp, on the new show.
“The premise of the show is simple: If the in-studio contestant wins eight trivia battles against eight different competitors who are watching and playing from home, they can win up to $1 million. If any of the at-home players win their battle, they’ll win the money allocated to that round,” NBC says in its announcement.
Qualification to play from home is determined through the QuizUp app.
Said Paul Telegdy, President, Alternative and Late Night Programming, NBC Entertainment: “QuizUp has tapped into the universal passion for trivia with a first-in-class app and this television show is a natural extension. We’re creating an organic multi-platform business that appeals to a global audience and entertains in any language. This series will turn the most popular trivia app in the world into a fun television event where everyone can play and anyone can win. It doesn’t get more interactive than that!”