Thursday, July 17, 2008

Gambling hit comes to A-Channel, ASN


The new celebrity reality series Wanna Bet?, which premieres on Monday, July 21 at 9 pm on A-Channel and 10 pm on ASN, is based on the hugely successful German TV hit Wetten Das, which ran for 24 seasons.

Hosted by British comedy sensations Ant and Dec (Britain's Got Talent), the show includes a celebrity panel betting on the success, or failure, of ordinary people performing extreme challenges, such as licking a CD blindfolded and identifying the group.

Celebrity panelists announced so far include Drew Lachey (Dancing With the Stars, pictured) and Sherri Shepherd (The View). The celebrity who correctly guesses the outcome wins money for a selected charity. The show is executive produced by Philip Gurin (The Singing Bee, The Weakest Link) and Mark Jansen (The Weakest Link).