NBC’s popular game show The Wall has been renewed for 20 additional episodes. The series is executive produced by LeBron James, Maverick Carter, Andrew Glassman, and Chris Hardwick, with Hardwick hosting. Over the show’s 2017-2018 season, an average of 6 million viewers tuned in to check out the life-changing game show. The Wall‘s February 5th episode scored the season’s highest rating, pulling in 7.2 million viewers.
“Not only is The Wall intense, heartwarming and funny, but if the ball drops into a high-dollar slot, an entire family’s fortune can be completely changed for the better,” stated Paul Telegdy, President, Alternative & Reality Group, NBC Entertainment. “Huge congratulations to Universal Television Alternative Studio, Glassman Media and SpringHill Entertainment for producing a series that is not only compelling television but has the potential to be life-changing for our contestants.”
“We’re proud to see people connecting with The Wall both at home and around the world in a way you don’t usually see with game shows,” said Maverick Carter, executive producer and CEO of SpringHill Entertainment. “We created the format with the idea that families would all come together and root for these incredible stories, so to see that actually happening on a global scale is exciting and something we hope continues to grow.”
“This is the result of a dedicated team of people making The Wall their collective passion project from the very start,” added executive producer Andrew Glassman. “I’m thrilled to be continuing on and grateful to Paul, Meredith and NBC for helping us bring this game, and the positive stories it tells, to life.”
The Wall Details: The Wall offers a pair of teammates a chance at life-altering cash prizes. The rules are simple: Get a question correct and a green ball will fall down the wall and add the value of the slot to the players’ winning total. Miss a question and an ominous red ball will fall and deduct the value from the teams’ total. Teammates have to work together to build a huge cash prize.
The Wall has produced many heartwarming stories. In the Feb. 18 telecast, the father-daughter duo of Kirk and Brooke Spangler from Belfast, N.Y., won more than $1.4 million, which is the most amount of money a pair has ever won on the series. The Wall also celebrates local heroes. A recent episode featured a Purple Heart veteran as well as a New Jersey transit cop who saved a man on railroad tracks before he would’ve been hit by an oncoming train.