ABC has given a series order to a new weekly half-hour comedic game show. The program, “Big Fan,” comes from Jimmy Kimmel and Banijay Studios North America, and will be hosted by Andy Richter.
The show is based on the “Who Knows…?” segment from “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” which has gone viral in part because of a segment pitting Katy Perry against one of her biggest fans. (See the clip below.)
“Each episode of the half-hour, studio-based game show will feature one celebrity and three of his or her biggest super fans,” the network says in its announcement. “The super fans will go head-to-head to see who knows more about the episode’s featured celebrity. The succeeding super fan will move on to the final round in an ultimate showdown, celebrity vs. super fan, to see who knows most about the celebrity. If the super fan wins, their prize is a priceless experience with the celebrity they admire most.”
Kimmel commented: “This show is a lot of fun. Andy Richter is a great host, and I can’t think of a better way to terrify celebrities.”
Here’s the clip of Katy Perry vs. her superfan, from “Jimmy Kimmel Live”: