If a Jackass star and Fear Factor executive producer are teaming for a game show, you know it won’t be of the studio-based quiz show variety. TBS continues its push in unscripted series with a six-episode order to Bam’s Bad Ass Game Show, starring/executive produced by Jackass‘ Bam Margera and executive produced by Fear Factor‘s David A. Hurwitz. Each half-hour episode of the show will feature competitors who vie for $10,000 by facing off against each other in demented, potentially dangerous and occasionally painful challenges, like answering trivia questions while dangling above a pool of trash-filled water or dropping a watermelon on a target after being shot out of a cannon. The loser of each challenge is eliminated until there’s only one contestant left standing to take home the cash prize. Helping design and demonstrate the various challenges are Bam’s friends and cohorts, who occasionally wind up worse off than any of the contestants. Bam’s Bad Ass Game Show, from Bill’s Market & Television Prods., will premiere in 2014. Hurwitz and Margera exec produce with Noah Bonnett (Total Blackout).
Bam’s Bad Ass Game Show, a male-skewing show in the mold of TBS’ recently premiered King Of The Nerds, is clearly eyed as another Big Bang Theory companion. It joins two recently greenlighted TBS unscripted series, Deal With It, executive produced by Deal Or No Deal alum Howie Mandel, and Trust Me, I’m a Game Show Host, executive produced by Mark Burnett.