ABC orders Mark Burnett 'Trust Me, I'm a Game Show Host' pilot
By Christopher Rocchio, 03/11/2010
Mark Burnett apparently isn't letting the problems plaguing his Our Little Genius game show get him down.
ABC has ordered a pilot for the Burnett-produced Trust Me, I'm a Game Show Host, The Hollywood Reporter reported Wednesday.
Trust Me, I'm a Game Show Host will reportedly feature two hosts who will demonstrate their knowledge on various subjects in front of contestants chosen from a studio audience.
The twist is that one of the hosts will be telling the truth while the other is lying, according to The Reporter, which added the objective is for the contestants to determine which they can trust.
Casting is currently underway for the two hosts.
Our Little Genius, which challenges child geniuses with difficult questions for an opportunity to win money for their families, was originally scheduled to premiere January 13 on Fox.
However a week before it was slated to debut, Fox announced that it had pulled Our Little Genius from its programming schedule due to "integrity" issues.
"I recently discovered that there was an issue with how some information was relayed to contestants during the pre-production of Our Little Genius," said Burnett at the time. "As a result, I am not comfortable delivering the episodes without re-shooting them."
The Federal Communications Commission subsequently launched an inquiry into whether producers for the game show gave potential contestants answers to some questions before taping episodes last year.