Saturday, June 23, 2018
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Q&A: 'Cash Cab' to ride on in reruns Q&A: 'Cash Cab' to ride on in reruns

'Cash Cab' to ride on in reruns

One of my all-time favorite shows was Cash Cab. What happened to it? Will it be on again?

No, Cash Cab was canceled earlier this year by the Discovery Channel after a six-year ride.

The show, hosted by Ben Bailey, posed questions to people who jumped into a specially outfitted cab and were told they were on a game show. They could win cash by answering trivia questions during their trip.

Cash Cab won Emmy awards for best game show in 2008, 2099 and 2010, and Bailey also was selected best host in 2010.

The show isn't likely to disappear, though. With 200 episodes, it will probably find a home in syndication. And there's an outside chance it could get picked up by another network.

'Biggest Loser' back in January

I would like to know if The Biggest Loser has discontinued its mission and no longer will be a televised program. It was so inspiring to so many that it is a shame if they have stopped doing it.

You'll be happy to hear that The Biggest Loser will return to NBC in January for Season 14. Trainer Jillian Michaels is back, joining fitness experts Bob Harper and Dolvette Quince in a season devoted to addressing childhood obesity. Participants will be young adults, ages 13-17, as well as adults.

"As a former overweight teen, I know firsthand how dramatically weight issues can affect every aspect of a child's life," Michaels said in an NBC news release. "Having recently become a mother of two, I am more passionate than ever about helping empower children and families with the information and resources they need to live a healthier life."

Irish show more than a sitcom

Can you tell me if that great sitcom Mrs.Brown's Boys on BBC will be aired this fall?

A third series of the Irish comedy was ordered earlier in the year, and while we haven't seen a specific release date, January 2013 has been mentioned in some news stories.

There's also a film, a game show and an animated version in the works. The show is the brainchild of Brendan O'Carroll, who also writes the episodes and cross-dresses to star as widow Agnes Brown, a profane and meddling mother of six in Dublin.

'Housewives' star to host show

Is Bethenny Frankel coming out with a talk show?

Frankel, who came to fame via The Real Housewives of New York City, tried out a talk show this summer for a handful of stations — and the results were good enough that the show will be offered on a larger scale sometime in 2013. No date has been set. Ellen DeGeneres is one of the executive producers.

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