‘Cash Cab’-aret? Beloved Canadian quiz present returns, with a musical spin


If you’ve ever dreamed of being picked up by the “Cash Cab,” buckle up and delete that Uber app.  Your second probability is right here.

Nine years after Cash Cab ended, the beloved recreation present is being revived in a brand new kind, as Cash Cab Music. The authentic host, Adam Growe, is again behind the steering wheel of a newly-renovated disco taxi, testing commuters in downtown Toronto on musical trivia. Offer three incorrect solutions and also you’re out within the chilly earlier than you attain your vacation spot.

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Accompanying the brand new musical idea is a brand new spherical of play, as nicely. So lengthy, boring common bonus spherical. Now, contestants may have the prospect to double their cash in a last Carpool Cash Cab Karaoke bonus spherical, the place they need to belt out the best reply or lose all the cash they’ve accrued. No phrase but on whether or not gamers must sing on-key.

The authentic Cash Cab aired on Discovery from 2008 to 2015, and amassed a devoted cult following for its wry host and easygoing power. Of course, the contestants — on a regular basis individuals off the road — had been a giant a part of making the present so charming. Certainly a special flavour than Jeopardy!.

The authentic present concerned Growe selecting up passengers in Toronto (although one season was filmed in Vancouver) and asking them a collection of more and more tough common information questions. Correct solutions would earn contestants $25, $50, $75 or $100, relying on the spherical.

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If gamers received stumped, they may choose to cellphone a pal or flag down a stranger on the road for assist. This time round in Cash Cab Music, contestants can even get the prospect to ask the world for assist by way of social media.

Cash Cab has been incredibly popular since its inception, and we were given the challenge of putting a fun and unique new twist on this iconic format,” government producer Andrew Burnstein mentioned in a press launch saying the revival.

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Cash Cab Music lets contestants take their music knowledge for a spin with a chance to win big, while serving up a few new twists. We have a lot of exciting things planned for the inaugural season, and we can’t wait to share them all with our viewers.”

As Growe factors out on Instagram, lots has modified since Cash Cab was first on the air, significantly the looks of Canadian money.

Growe additionally seems to be holding a lot much less cash than within the promo picture from the unique collection, so it seems Cash Cab hasn’t been proof against current inflation and the rising price of residing. (In all seriousness, it’s unclear if roughly cash shall be handed out — all of it relies on the contestants’ efficiency!)

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The Cash Cab itself, a tricked-out Toyota Sienna taxi, has additionally undergone some main renovations.

“The ceiling lights got a ‘botox’ injection, but everything else has aged naturally from 16 years ago,” Growe captioned a video of him in his new experience.

Cash Cab Music will hit Canadian airwaves on March 4, premiering on GameTV. The present has already begun broadcasting within the U.S. by way of AXS TV.

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