Big Fan is an upcoming American game show that will debut on ABC. The series is being co-produced and created by Jimmy Kimmel, David Goldberg, and Caroline Baumgard. Andy Richter will serve as the host of the half-hour show. A total of six shows have been ordered to series but no airdate has been set.
The series is based on a segment hosted by Kimmel on his self-titled program, called Who Knows, in which a contestant must stump a celebrity they're a fan of; a segment from the show that featured Katy Perry facing off against a fan (and lost to said fan) has racked up over 8 million viewers on YouTube. For Big Fan, the concept will feature three contestants facing off against their favorite celebrity. The fans will go head-to-head with the winner facing their idol in the final round. If the super fan wins, their prize is an experience with the celebrity they admire most. According to Kimmel about the concept: "This show is a lot of fun,” adding that “Andy Richter is a great host, and I can’t think of a better way to terrify celebrities."
- ↑ "ABC signs on for Jimmy Kimmel’s “Big Fan”" from Realscreen (February 8, 2016)
- ↑ "ABC Orders Game Show Based on Jimmy Kimmel Segment 'Who Knows?'" from The Hollywood Reporter (February 8, 2016)
- ↑ "ABC Orders Game Show ‘Big Fan’ from Jimmy Kimmel and Banijay Studios" from, Variety (February 8, 2016)