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Bruce Campbell to Host ‘Last Fan Standing’ for Comic-Con Themed CONtv Network

Cinedigm, which will launch CONtv as a new over-the-top channel dedicated to the Comic-Con circuit in February, has tapped Bruce Campbell as host of a new game show, “Last Fan Standing.”

Campbell, who has become an icon to Comic-Con attendees for his roles in horror films like “Army of Darkness” and “The Evil Dead,” taped his first episode of “Last Fan Standing” during the New Orleans Comic Con on Jan. 10.

In each installment, Campbell asks questions such as how much does Thor’s hammer weigh? The top four players who answer questions in a crowd get to compete for the title of the last fan standing.

“We created ‘Last Fan Standing’ to celebrate the excitement and the fandom of each audience member, while providing them the chance to compete in a live game show,” said Steve Sellery, CEO of Campbell’s Pop Quiz Entertainment (“Hasbro Live,” “Match Play”), which is producing the series, and will film episodes at Wizard World events around the country. The show will debut later this year.

Cinedigm is creating CONtv with Wizard World, an owner and operator of Comic Cons around the country. Its holdings do not include the massive San Diego Comic-Con or Anaheim’s WonderCon.

“At a live preview during Wizard World’s Chicago Comic Con last August, 600 screaming fans could barely hold their seats,” said Chris McGurk, CEO of Cinedigm Entertainment. “It was obvious to us that this would be a hit. With a host as beloved in the fan community as Bruce, there’s no better fit for CONtv than ‘Last Fan Standing.’ We think of this series as a celebration of the pop culture obsession and fan engagement that makes the CONtv audience so special.”

In addition to the game show, CONtv will feature films, TV show and original entertainment that targets the Comic Con community.

Other series include “Fight of the Living Dead,” a horror-competition series from Alpine Labs, BlackBoxTV and Revolver Picture Co. Show follows a collection of online celebrities including Joey Graceffa, Jesse and Jeana (PrankvsPrank), and Justine Ezarik (iJustine) as they face challenges.

CONtv will launch as a free ad-supported platform and monthly subscription service for $6.99 a month. The latter will offer exclusive content, audience rewards and ticketing opportunities for Wizard World conventions. Channel plans to launch across services like Roku, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox, PlayStation, Android, Samsung smart TVs, mobile and tablet devices.

“We love that CONtv will be bringing the excitement and action of our conventions to fans across the country,” said John Macaluso, CEO of Wizard World. “By shooting ‘Last Fan Standing’ on location, CONtv viewers will be able to join in on the fan experience even when they aren’t able to be at the convention in person.”

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