The outrageous FOX game show only lasted for 26 episodes and eight of them never even aired. Still, the execs at Cartoon Network feel like the series could be a success for them. Hole in the Wall is being tweaked to pit two families (instead of just adults) against one another, to see which can contort themselves to fit through cutouts in a moving wall.
There’s no word on when the new Hole in the Wall will debut but here’s the official press release…
Cartoon Network Finds Perfect Fit With “Hole in the Wall”
Network Orders 10 Episodes Of Global Game Show Phenomenon
From American Idol Producers FremantleMedia North America
How many ways can you bend your body? Cartoon Network is on a mission to find out with a 10-episode order of HOLE IN THE WALL, the global game show phenomenon produced by FremantleMedia North America. Casting is underway and production will begin shortly for this new, “twisted” half-hour game show featuring two teams of families in competition as they face down a series of moving barriers with ever-changing cut-out shapes.
Speed, agility and a hearty sense of humor are essential tools to survive HOLE IN THE WALL -one of the trickiest, fastest, funniest and wettest shows on the planet – as contestants contort their bodies every which way to fit through the wall or else end up being swept away into a pool of water. As the rounds progress and the pace heats up, mind over matter, quick thinking, coordination, and clever teamwork play a crucial role as each team strives to maneuver through walls literally closing in on them.
HOLE IN THE WALL became an instant ratings success story on-air and online after launching on Japan’s Fuji TV in July 2006, where it continues to rank No. 1 in its timeslot. The format swiftly created waves around the world, with FremantleMedia currently producing versions in Argentina, Australia, Brazil, China, Colombia, Denmark, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Israel, Malaysia, Mexico, Russia, Sweden and the U.K.
FremantleMedia North America (FMNA) is the U.S. production division of global media giant FremantleMedia. Based in Burbank, California, FMNA produces entertaining and innovative programs for network, cable, syndicated and online platforms, including the Emmy-nominated musical/reality phenomenon “American Idol” (FOX), “America’s Got Talent” (NBC), “What Chilli Wants” (VH1), “Kirstie Alley’s BIG LIFE” (A&E), “Let’s Make A Deal” (CBS), “Downfall” (ABC), “Family Feud” (syndicated), and the longest-running game show in television history, “The Price Is Right” (CBS).
What do you think? Is Hole in the Wall better suited for Cartoon Network and families of contestants?