Fox orders Steve Carell’s celebrity game show to series

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Get ready to see your favorite office boss back on television. Fox has ordered eight episodes of Steve Carell’s Slide Show, a celebrity-driven game show. Slide Show places two teams of celebrities and comedians against each other in a variety of challenges. Contestants will sing, dance and improv sketches while staying under control on the show’s trademark set, which is tilted at a 22.5 degree angle.

This game show format, under the title Anything Goes, debuted in France in 2012 and became an instant hit. It has since premiered versions in Australia, Portugal and Denmark. The Netherlands, Spain, and China will launch their own take on the show in the coming months. Producers at Shine America are responsible for bringing the show to Fox

“I think unscripted television should be outrageous and audacious by definition. Unfortunately, not much is, as of late,” said Kevin Reilly, a chairman at Fox Entertainment. “Steve Carell knows a thing or two about big laughs and I am really happy to be working with Steve again.” Carell will serve as executive producer, who added, “Comedy is subjective, but if you don’t find Slide Show to be funny and enormously entertaining, then you will never be my friend.” It is unclear if the former Office star will take on hosting duties or not, but I am sure you will at least see him as a celebrity contestant on the season premiere.

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