Episodes: 19 (hour)
TV show dates: January 4, 2021 — September 23, 2021
Series status: Cancelled
Performers include: Craig Ferguson (host)
TV show description:
A game show, The Hustler TV series is an unusual trivia competition because, in the game, one player secretly already knows the answers. However, just because they have a leg up doesn’t mean they’ll be taking home the prize.
Each episode of the show follows five contestants as they collaborate to correctly answer a series of 10 trivia questions that are worth $10,000 each. Their goal is to build the amount of money in a collective prize pot that grows with each correct answer.
The catch is that one of the five contestants, aka the Hustler, already knows the correct answers because every question is inspired by his or her life and interests. They must keep their identity a secret from the others, however, in order to have a shot at winning the grand prize for themself.
Throughout each episode, two contestants are anonymously eliminated by the Hustler, leaving three remaining contestants. The remaining three players must collectively decide which one of them is the Hustler. If they’re right, the three share the prize pot that could be worth over $100,000. If the two contestants are wrong, the Hustler takes home the full cash reward.
Episode #19 — A Little of This, A Little of That
Five new competitors join host Craig Ferguson in this mind-bending and enigmatic game show where coffee beans, sausage, and the Goo Goo Dolls are clues to discovering The Hustler.
First aired: September 23, 2021.
What do you think? Do you like The Hustler TV show? Do you think it should have been cancelled or renewed for a third season?