Fox’s You’re Back in the Room will be hosted by actor Taye Diggs (Murder in the First, The Best Man Holiday), as just announced by the network. The new series is described as a comedy game show and is based on the U.K. series which starred hypnotist Keith Barry. Barry’s going to make the leap to the U.S. version as the resident hypnotist on the eight episode season one of the upcoming Fox show targeting a July 2016 start of production.
“The second I saw this show I knew I needed to be a part of it. It’s the most unique blend of comedy and competition I’ve seen in years,” stated Diggs. “I’m also quite excited as this is a program I can watch and laugh at with my six-year-old son.”
Details on You’re Back in the Room: “Based on the smash-hit U.K. format of the same name, You’re Back in the Room (working title) features physical comedy and unpredictable situations, as contestants work together in teams and are challenged to complete a variety of simple, everyday tasks, from frosting a cake to blowing up balloons…after being hypnotized. With big money at stake, these contestants need to work together as a team, but their entranced state causes hysterical hurdles that unwittingly sabotage their progress.”
Diggs’ credits also include Rosewood, One Shot, Private Practice, Will & Grace, The Best Man, and Baggage Claim.