Endemol Shine Australia is currently casting for an Australian version of the British game show Pointless.
There is speculation that the program will be replacing Family Feud on Network Ten in the 6pm slot Sunday to Friday.
Yesterday, Network Ten announced that Family Feud Australia will cease production.
It said in a statement: “Family Feud has been an important part of our schedule for the past four years, but we feel it is time to rest the show. It will be put on hold later this year and we will be announcing an exciting new game show very soon. We will also have some exciting news about Grant Denyer’s new show on TEN soon.”
The TV production house has told potential contestants Pointless is a hit quiz show coming to Australia:
“The show where the obvious answers mean nothing and the obscure answers mean everything.
“We are looking for teams of two to compete. If you and your team-mate are Australian residents, over the age of 18 and have a great range of general knowledge, then this is the show for you.
“Put your knowledge to the test for a chance to win a cash prize.”
Endemol Shine is initially auditioning only NSW-based candidates.
The format has been running in the UK for a decade where it is also produced by Endemol Shine and screened on BBC1. British episodes are screened on ABC TV in Australia.
FTA primary TV channels favour news or game shows at 6pm. In addition to Grant Denyer’s Family Feud on TEN at 6pm, ABC screens Think Tank in the slot hosted by Paul McDermott.