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FOX’s ‘Game of Talents’ Looks Familiar

Game of Talents

FOX is at it again. After the amazing success of The Masked Singer, the network is trying out yet another new game show to its lineup following I Can See Your Voice, Name That Tune and Mental Samurai and though Game of Talents is a brand new show, it looks familiar. If you’ve seen you’ve seen the promos for the new show, you’ve likely come to the conclusion that the new show is just a knock off America’s Got Talent. (It isn’t. However, I wouldn’t be surprised if many of the performers on the show have already appeared on the NBC show.) It also has elements of To Tell the Truth. Fox itself is describing Game of Talents as a “hybrid series like you’ve never seen” which sounds impressive.

Game of Talents
Wayne Brady and contestants on Game of Talents. (FOX)

Wayne Brady, who has been hosting CBS’ daytime game show Let’s Make a Deal for years now, is the ringleader of the new guessing game series. With all of the spectacle, it really all comes down to this: can the contestants guess what the mystery performers’ talents are just by looking at them?

Here’s how it works: The series pits two teams of contestants against each other as they attempt to figure out the surprising, mesmerizing – and sometimes bizarre – hidden talents of the mystery performers. With more than $200,000 on the line, they will have to spot the fire dancer from the spider wrangler or perhaps the gospel singer from the contortionist. They will get video and audio clues to the real talents of the performers, so that should help keep the show moving. The press materials doesn’t say, but I suspect that after the contestants weigh in their answers, the guests will perform their talent and we’ll see if they guessed correctly or not.

Host Wayne Brady (Michael Becker/FOX)

Here’s how it works: The series pits two teams of contestants against each other as they attempt to figure out the surprising, mesmerizing – and sometimes bizarre – hidden talents of the mystery performers. With more than $200,000 on the line, they will have to spot the fire dancer from the spider wrangler or perhaps the gospel singer from the contortionist. They will get video and audio clues to the real talents of the performers, so that should help keep the show moving. The press materials doesn’t say, but I suspect that after the contestants weigh in their answers, the guests will perform their talent and we’ll see if they guessed correctly or not.

Will the show work? I love Brady and he makes for a good host, but from some of the clips I’ve seen, watching pairs of people go back and forth on who the person’s real identity is looks like it might get tedious. At least we get to play along.

Game of Talents airs on Wednesdays at 9 p.m. on FOX.

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Jeffrey Totey View All

I write about pop culture, arts and entertainment in the greater Seattle area.

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