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Hole in the Wall finds its hosts

by Kona Gallagher, posted Jul 10th 2008 2:00PM
Brooke BurnsHole in the Wall, this summer's latest Japanese game show ripoff, has announced its hosts. Actress Brooke Burns and L.A. weather anchor Mark Thompson will be presiding over Fox's version of human Tetris. Both have game show experience, with Burns having served as the host of Dog Eat Dog and Thompson providing the voiceover for Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?

Hole is being brought to America by American Idol producers FremantleMedia North America and came to be after clips of the Japanese version became hugely popular on YouTube. Ellen DeGeneres also got a kick out of the Japanese competition, not only featuring several clips on her talk show, but even going so far as having audience members participate in her own version.

I'm not sure how much the hosts of a show like this matter. I kind of feel that watching people try to bend themselves to fit through a cutout to avoid being pushed off a platform is something that either appeals to your sense of wonder and need for entertainment or it doesn't. I highly doubt anyone's sitting at their computer going, "OMG! The chick from Miss Guided is hosting a game show! Honey, get me the remote." But hey, I've been wrong about these things before.

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Please, no reality-style confessionals or interviews. Just reveal the wall, get it moving, hope they make it, get them out of the water, REPEAT. (see MXC for inspiration. NOT ISAJGS)

July 10 2008 at 11:30 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

She was awesome on Dog Eat Dog. Unfortunately, what makes those youtube vids funny just doesn't translate. Plus, for the most part, there is always something missing when some lazy SOB just makes a cheap knockoff of an existing product. No heart.

July 10 2008 at 4:45 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I actually did say "OMG the chick from Miss Guided is hosting a game show!"

July 10 2008 at 2:46 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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