NEW YORK, Sept. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- On the heels of its just-launched
original hit series SLAMBALL and OBLIVIOUS, The New TNN has picked up 40
episodes of TABOO, a brand-new, half-hour game show set to premiere in first
quarter 2003. Produced for The New TNN by Radio...With Pictures, TABOO is
based on the popular Hasbro board game which was created by Brian Hersch and
has sold more than 14 million copies. The announcement was made by Albie
Hecht, President of Film and Television Entertainment, Nickelodeon, TV Land
and The New TNN.
TABOO is the ultimate Gen-X game show, where contestants try to guess
words based on a series of verbal clues. Players giving the clues cannot say
any of the "taboo" words. As an example, if the secret word is "Thong," the
contestant can't say "Swimsuit," "Wedgie," "Cheeks" or "Sexy." If contestants
use any of the "taboo" words they're penalized. Players must get their
teammates to guess as many words as possible within 60 seconds, and the team
that guesses the most words wins. During the danger round, contestants also
are subjected to comedic penalties courtesy of host Chris Wylde.
"Anyone who has played TABOO knows just how addictive this game is," said
Hecht. "TABOO is the ultimate Gen-X game show - a non-stop party full of
unpredictable comedy that plays perfectly to The New TNN's young-adult
Zany and quick-witted actor Chris Wylde serves as host of TABOO. Wylde has
appeared in a variety of television series, including "The Chris Wylde Show"
and "Strip Mall" for Comedy Central and "Not Just The News" for FOX Kids.
He also has appeared in numerous feature films, including "Space Cowboys,"
"Coyote Ugly," "Evolution" and "Joe Dirt."
TABOO will go into production in Los Angeles this fall with
Radio...With Pictures founder Peter Isackson and Leslie Greif serving as
executive producers. Radio...With Pictures has successfully developed and
produced a number of television programs, including "Sturgis: Born To Be
Wild" and "Last One Standing" for USA Network; "Opening the Lost Tombs: Live
From Egypt," and "A Day With...." for Fox Television Network. Mr. Greif's
credits include the creation of "Walker: Texas Ranger" for CBS, producer of
the TV film "Monday Night Mayhem" for TNT and produced more than 60
"Intimate Portrait" episodes for Lifetime. In addition, Brian Hersch, the
creator of the TABOO game, also will serve as an executive producer.
Since joining the MTV Networks family in September 2000, The New TNN has
set ratings records each and every month and has brought a new young adult
audience to its schedule. Anchored by some of the most popular series
around the world, including STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION, MAD TV and basic
cable's number-one program, WWE RAW - as well as original series and
top-rated theatrical movies - The New TNN is a top young adult entertainment
network and is currently seen in more than 86 million U.S. homes. The New
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