Newswire: NBC’s new QuizUp-based game show pits contestants against viewers at home

One of the greatest feuds in TV history is the one between people on a trivia-based game show and the people at home watching that show. The people onscreen have every opportunity to get questions right and win money, but they lack the basic knowledge that everyone watching at home claims to have, resulting in a shouting match between the self-proclaimed geniuses at home and… well, nobody, because the people on TV can’t hear when you shout at them. But now NBC is looking to change that one-sidedness with a totally fresh concept it has only tried once before.

Variety reports that NBC has picked up a new game show based on the popular trivia app QuizUp for 10 episodes. The app allows players to challenge others’ knowledge on a huge array of subjects both broad (like “science”) and very specific (like “Nintendo 64 games”). The show will maintain …

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