NBC picks up game show pilot from Jimmy Fallon

Record1“Late Night” host Jimmy Fallon is behind the NBC game show pilot “That’s a Record.”

Hosted by G4’s Chris Hardwick, show is based on the Universal Record Database, a website that chronicles users’ attempts at some unusual world records.

Among the records currently featured on URDB.com: The fastest time to knock three plastic forks off a counter using your nose; the fastest time to blow a whistle at a potholder ten times; and the fastest time to put on three shirts while balancing on another person’s shoulders.

Fallon has included URDB stunts on past additions of “Late Night,” inspiring the “That’s a Record” pilot.

3 Ball Prods. (“The Biggest Loser”) is behind “That’s a Record,” along with Fallon. Pilot shot on Thursday in Simi Valley.

Busy Hardwick hosts “Web Soup” for G4 and is a regular contributor to “Attack of the Show.” He also just shot the Comedy Central pilot “Tonight’s Funniest.” His other credits include “Singled Out,” as well as various acting and radio gigs.

Below, a pic from the pilot taping, as Tweeted by Hardwick:

Record2
Writes Hardwick: “From the set of ‘That’s A Record!’ THIS is happening!!!”

And here’s a world record trick from the URDB website, to give you an example of the quirkiness of it all:

Want to read more articles like this one? SUBSCRIBE TO VARIETY TODAY.
Post A Comment 4

Leave a Reply

4 Comments

Comments are moderated. They may be edited for clarity and reprinting in whole or in part in Variety publications.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

  1. DAN-ski says:

    Awesome!…Gives people something creative to indulge in! I was a hige fan of the hit TV series “That’s Incredible” growing up as a kid.

  2. Brian Pankey says:

    I hope the show goes well!

  3. Mark says:

    Chris is also the host of The Nerdist podcast, one of the best podcasts on the internet!

  4. Lindsey says:

    Woo! Go URDB!

More TV News from Variety

Loading