Discovery to Resurrect ‘Cash Cab’ Game Show

Cash Cab revival
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Discovery is reviving its long-running game show “Cash Cab,” Variety has confirmed, giving the people of New York one more reason to hail a taxi instead of ordering an Uber.

New episodes will run on Discovery later this year. As in the previous iteration, passengers will take on classic Cash Cab trivia en route to their destination, earning cash along the way. If they get stumped, pedestrians and friends can help them out via phone, text or social media shout outs. If the riders get three questions wrong, though, they’re out on the street — cashless, but at least a little further along in their journey.

Ben Bailey was the host of the original version, which ran from 2005 to 2012, but the revival has yet to name a single host. The new episodes will feature appearances from notables in comedy, film, and TV — some of whom will be driving the Cash Cab. The celebrity element is shared with other recent car-based reality series, like Apple Music’s forthcoming “Carpool Karaoke.”

“Cash Cab” is produced for Discovery Channel by All3Media’s Lion USA and Norton Productions. Comedian and “Curb Your Enthusiasm” director David Steinberg serves as executive producer. For All3 Media’s USA, Tony Tackaberry and Allison Corn are executive producers. For Norton Productions, Robyn Todd is co-executive producer. For Discovery, John Slaughter is executive producer.

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  1. Rick Bustamante says:

    I just read on June 5 2017 , Ben Bailey has been confirmed to return as Host/ Driver on new episode!!.. Great News !.. Love Ben

  2. Karen says:

    Can’t wait for it to come back…one of my all time favorite game shows…

  3. Jack Volpe says:

    Thier’s No Way That a celebrity can drive the Cab because they have to take the Test and get a license and they have never driven a cab before its better if Ben Bailey does it because he has the license and knows the streets maybe the celebrities can join the passengers in the cab sitting in the passenger seat

  4. Katy Vackar says:

    I wonder on what street in NYC is the best to find the cash cab.

  5. Jean Thomas says:

    I agree with the person who said hiring anyone other than Ben Bailey to host this show would be endangering people’s lives. He was a great host. How many people can host a game show and drive in crazy New York traffic?

  6. Steve Moran says:

    Me and My Family and Friends Loved watching this Show and we have been watching it on Youtube and now on the GSN Network Channel old shows !!! I hope that they bring back Ben Baily as the Host again !!!!

  7. avc0307 says:

    It takes a special talent to run a game show while DRIVING A CAB IN MANHATTAN. You are endangering lives by hiring anyone else other than Ben Bailey to do this. #BENBAILEYFORCASHCAB

  8. X X says:

    America needs the great Ben Bailey to make a triumphant return. We love Ben Bailey…Bring him back …make it happen!!!

  9. Penelope J Phares says:

    Ben Bailey did a GREAT job as the ‘Cash Cab’ driver. Hire him AGAIN for the ‘revival’!

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