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Cash Cab: Cancelled After Seven Years

Cancelled Cash CabVulture reports that Discovery Channel has cancelled Cash Cab after seven years on the air. A representative for the cable channel confirmed the cancellation.

Hosted by Ben Bailey, the TV series brought an unusual take to the game show genre. Everyday people would hop into a cab and were told that they were on a game show. They would then have a chance to win cash prizes by answering trivia questions while being delivered to their destination.

While Discovery never made a big deal about Cash Cab’s ratings, audiences and TV insiders clearly liked the original concept. It won the Daytime Emmy for Best Game Show for three years straight, from 2008 until 2010. Bailey won as Best Host in 2010.

With more than 200 episodes, reruns of Cash Cab will continue to air in syndication. Lion Television could shop the series to other outlets but plans to do so haven’t been announced.

There have been several international versions of Cash Cab and actually the concept began in Europe. In the US, there have been two spin-offs. Cash Cab: After Dark had a brief run in 2007 and featured Bailey as host. Cash Cab: Chicago debuted last February and hasn’t been cancelled yet. Beth Melewski hosts that version.

What do you think? Do you like Cash Cab? Do you think that it’s time for the show to come to an end?

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Roberta September 18, 2014 at 3:29 pm

I grew up with my father a New York City taxicab driver. We all were thrilled to watch Cash Cab and were heartbroken when it was gone. Bring it back. Preferably WITH BEN BAILY

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Anonymous September 10, 2014 at 3:02 pm

Really miss this show!

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Sharlene September 10, 2014 at 12:08 am

Our program schedule is so yukkie anyway that I just figured it was our provider only that took it off. But like most others I love the program! VERY MUCH! MISS IT!

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Elle September 3, 2014 at 8:07 pm

Where the hell is Cash Cab!! I miss it :-( If it was cancelled in 2012 , they were still playing reruns on channel 1007 on Time Warner cable in Milwaukee. They seemed to have replaced it with ‘Who Wants To Be a Millionaire this week :-(

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susan July 24, 2014 at 8:50 pm

I WANT MY CASH CAB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Arlene Syles June 12, 2014 at 9:09 pm

Fools these TV executives who cancel popular programs. This was a winner!!!! Watching it on syndication.

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Arlene Syles June 12, 2014 at 9:07 pm

Fools these TV companies who elect to cancel series. THIS WAS A WINNER! Watching on syndication.

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carol mcvey March 5, 2014 at 1:33 pm

And with the same host.

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Elle September 3, 2014 at 8:08 pm

Yes, has to be same host!

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carol mcvey March 5, 2014 at 1:33 pm

Totally loved cash cab and miss it very much!

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Barrie Appel January 21, 2014 at 11:04 am

Why, when great tv gets its audience, how do these numb-nuts find reason to cancel???Cash Cab is a show that was extremely entertaining !!

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marty January 6, 2014 at 8:25 pm

BRING IT BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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