Paul Reubens has signed to host Carsey-Werner’s TV adaptation of the CD-ROM pop culture trivia game “You Don’t Know Jack.”
Robert Morton, late of “The Late Show with David Letterman,” is on board as exec producer of the project, envisioned as a primetime comedy gameshow. Carsey-Werner acquired the rights to the hit Internet/CD-ROM property from Jellyvision, which developed the game in 1995 in partnership with Berkeley Systems Inc.
“It has edge, attitude and a point of view which we love and hope to recreate for network television with Paul being the comedy force behind it all,” said Morton. Added Marcy Carsey, “We are already having a lot of fun figuring out how to translate this interactive experience for television.”
Warner Bros. syndie arm acquired the TV rights to “You Don’t Know Jack” a few years back.
“Jack” is the first TV project Reubens has surfaced with since a planned NBC variety hour from Imagine TV was scrapped last year.
Meanwhile, CBS Wednesday said it’s working on a new version of classic gamer “The $64,000 Question.” Eye has ordered a pilot presentation to be co-produced by CBS Prods. and Cinecor.
(Josef Adalian contributed to this reported.)