Newswire: A Cash Cab revival is in the works

Ride-share services are running roughshod over cab companies these days, with amenities that include aux cords and strained conversation with all the strangers that join you in your Pool or Line. But has any ride-share app ever offered you the chance to make some money while you’re sitting in traffic? (Um, maybe don’t answer that.) In any case, Discovery Channel’s Cash Cab once did (from 2005 to 2012), and now the traveling trivia contest has just turned its light back on.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Discovery Channel’s reviving the series with executive producer David Steinberg (Seinfeld, Curb Your Enthusiasm). A new host hasn’t been hailed yet, but updates to the show’s format have already been teased. Apparently, contestants will be able to get help from “pedestrians and friends… via phone, text or social media shout outs.” Not only that, but a different celebrity …

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