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NBC picks up ‘Still Standing’

Israeli-derived reality series gets eight-episode order.

NBC has picked up gameshow “Still Standing.”

Skein, based on an Israeli format of the same name, offers contestants the chance to win by outguessing 10 opponents in 10 fast-paced and dramatic trivia battles.

The Peacock is committed to eight episodes. Show is likely to debut this summer.

“This gameshow has proven its popularity overseas with its breakneck pace, physical humor and intense faceoffs,” said NBC alternative topper Paul Telegdy. “U.S. audiences will surely enjoy its swift and wit-filled antics.”

“Still Standing,” which debuted in Israel in December and improved the ratings for local channel 10 by 50% in the timeslot, will be produced by Lisa Shiloach-Uzrad and Amit Stratener of production shingle July-August. Show, from Universal Media Studios and exec producers Craig Plestis and Tim Puntillo, will be distributed internationally by Armoza Formats.

At the start of the game, each player stands behind a coin whose value ranges between $1 and $50,000. The value is hidden and isn’t revealed until one of the contestants loses and drops out of the game through a trapdoor in the studio floor.

“The spirit of the game complements NBC’s successful gameshow legacy, and we have no doubt that ‘Still Standing’ will have a home on the network for many years,” said Avi Armoza, CEO of Armoza Formats.

Deal was packaged by Paradigm, who also worked with NBC on current gameshow “Minute to Win It.”