According to CNN, the driver, a producer on the series, was driving the cab back to storage after filming on Friday night when he struck a 61-year-old man in the Downtown East Side district of Vancouver.
The victim died in a local hospital after the accident.
"Our thoughts and prayers are with the victim and his friends and his family," Andrew Burnstein, president of Castlewood Productions Inc., producer of the Canadian version of 'Cash Cab,' said in a statement. "My heart also goes out to the driver of the vehicle, a member of our technical staff, who is shaken and devastated by this tragic accident, as is our entire team."
The celebrity ex-couple will continue to co-produce their new reality show, 'Q'Viva,' together, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The talent competition seeks a Latin American singing superstar.
A rep told THR, "The show goes on. 'Q'Viva!,' the hotly anticipated 2012 celebration of Latin music, artistry and dance, is set to film this autumn in South America with Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony as previously announced."
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This week's five best clips collection features both the stuff of nightmares (hearing your name called at an awards show when you're in the bathroom) and what dreams are made of (Padma somehow making a potato skins recipe sexy).
We saw 'America's Got Talent' find its latest child phenom, Sharon Osbourne continue to horrify daytime television audiences and Jason Segel share his shameful weight loss secrets with America.
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Hosted by Wayne Brady ('Let's Make a Deal'), the show entertained with musical numbers (from Brady and Marie Osmond), had touching tributes to Oprah Winfrey, Susan Lucci and Lifetime Achievement Recipients Pat Sajack ('Wheel of Fortune') and Alex Trebek ('Jeopardy') and, if you're a soap fan, you saw some surprising wins including a tie for the directors of 'The Bold and the Beautiful' and 'The Young and the Restless.'
Read on to get the scoop from your winners and see how why the Father's Day-win was especially poignant for one trophy recipient.
That's what happened to Ben Bailey when he was temporarily missing in action after he and 'Cash Cab' took home the Emmy for Outstanding Game Show Host.
It was Bailey's second win in a row, but the first that he almost missed entirely. He could have played it off completely if he'd wanted to as he had a great line ready when he finally did make it to the podium.
"Thank you very much," he said taking the Emmy. "Well everybody, I couldn't get a cab. What can I say?"
The comedian, of course, is the host of the Discovery Channel's popular 'Cash Cab' quiz show. In honor of 'Cash Cab''s fifth-season premiere tonight (6PM ET, Discovery), we called Bailey up to chat about how, exactly, you get on the show (he insisted that nothing but luck is involved), 'Cash Cab' strategy and getting pulled over.
We also gave the host, who has a new Comedy Central stand-up special set to air in March or April, a Valentine's Day–themed quiz of his own. Find out how he did, along with his favorite 'Cash Cab' moment and absolutely zero information about how to get on the show, after the jump.
Internet rumors have long since confirmed that the Discovery Channel's 'Cash Cab' actually casts for its show at bars, telling potential game show contestants that a car will pick them up to take them to a filming location. Of course, when the car shows up it's actually Bailey in his pimped-out cab.
But now, further evidence that the entire process is much more planned out than it appears on television: A Time Out Chicago reporter tried to hitch a ride in the cab, which happened to be stopped a block from his apartment, but was refused.
Simon Cowell said, "Without 'Bandstand,' without Dick, there would be no 'American Idol.'" Ryan Seacrest told Clark, "I personally want to thank you -- what you've done for our industry, for music and for me. I'm proud to be your friend."
"Did I write that for you?" joked the still-feisty stroke survivor, before tearing up during a standing ovation.
The accolades continued with a Lifetime Achievement Award for Agnes Nixon, creator of 'All My Children' and 'One Life to Live.'
Maura West nabbed Lead Actress in a Drama Series for her role in 'As the World Turns' -- her last chance, as the awards show said goodbye to the 53-year-old series. Her tearful daughter joined her onstage, and they thanked the voters with a curtsy.
'The Bold and the Beautiful' crowd seemed shocked to win Outstanding Drama for the second consecutive year. Other surprise wins included 'Cash Cab,' which took home two Emmys, for Game Show and Game Show Host (Ben Bailey). And Oprah Winfrey protege Dr. Mehmet Oz won Outstanding Talk Show Host on 'The Dr. Oz Show.'
For those of you seeking to vacation in New York City, in the event that you hail a cab while in town you may get a chance to win a couple of thousand dollars and have Ben Bailey at your driver. 'Cash Cab' has been renewed for a sixth season.
Admittedly I'm a bit biased about this news as I was once a contestant on the show before coming to TV Squad. In the event that you do get on the show next season, please leave Ben Bailey a nice tip when the ride is done as I forgot to.
Hopefully the producers will give a little variety to the show, such as when they did 'Cash Cab at Night.' One recommendation would be to use other cities as locations for the show rather than New York City, and I say this as someone who loves New York. Other cities have clubs and restaurants that would love to sponsor the concept.
The game itself is pretty cool, particularly if you like trivia. It simulates riding to various NYC touristy locations (Empire State Building, South Street Seaport, etc.) while being asked questions. This is different than the live show which uses bars and restaurants.
Sadly, the game does not offer cool 3D graphics of Ben Bailey. It does, however, ask various trivia questions while simulating a cab ride. There is a map showing your current location and length of time to your destination, so there is a time limit. Like it's live counterpart, the game also allows a shout out and to phone a friend, but the friend has to be selected from one of the built-in friends within the game.
There is a free version of the game available in the iTunes App Store if you want to try before you buy. Due to my personal connection, I decided to splurge the $2.99. My only regret in my experience playing both the live game and the one for the iPhone is that I forgot to tip the cab driver for a great journey.
Do you know the answer to every question before they fly out of the host's mouth faster than a New York cabbie hurling a curse word out of his window during bumper-to-bumper gridlock?
Then prove it. Put your iPhone where your mouth is because Discovery and Capcom have released a new Cash Cab game app for the device.
But, since this is about television, I'm going to focus on what I'm thankful for in television and TV-related kind of things. We might share some items on the list, we might not. While the times might not be great for financial dealings, it's a wondrous time for television geeks like you and me. Or, maybe it's just me. So, exactly what am I thankful for? Read on.
(10PM, VH1) 1st season finale
Ray J's mama told him none of the three finalists were right for him. That isn't stopping him from making plans to meet their families tonight however, though one of the ladies throws a wrench in his game when she abruptly leaves.
For Ray J's sake, here's hoping it's tattoo-faced Danger ... not saying she's crazy, but Brandy's little bro might want to consider whether or not he's willing to live with the chance that he'll wake up in the middle of the night with Danger standing over him, a knife in one hand and his junk in the other.
Meanwhile, the other two finalists: Cocktail and Unique, meaning it's all but certain that Ray J's gonna need another season.
I don't know about anybody else, but I find this list to be amusing. I can understand why The Colbert Report and South Park (particularly with its counterculture theme) engages their respective politics, but Doctor Who? Cash Cab? I'm a fan of all of the above (I've even been a contestant on Cash Cab) and my politics lean left. Have I been watching the wrong shows?
I'd like to think that while certain shows attract a certain political demographic, it doesn't mean that the content leans one way or the other or that it is intended for that demographic. Okay, maybe The Colbert Report, but that's it.
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