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Par tests interactive show

Four Paramount-owned stations will provide a weeklong test for the first interactive gameshow strip starting Dec. 27, but a studio spokesman says chances are slim Par will roll out “Video Games Challenge” at next month’s National Assn. of Television Program Executives confab in Miami.

Localized versions of the half-hour series will air live for five days in early fringe on stations in Philadelphia, Dallas, Houston and Washington, D.C.

Sandra Pastoor, program director of D.C. station WDCA-TV, will serve as exec producer of the series that will allow home viewers to play via their touch-tone phones.

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