Produced by United Artists Media Group in association with Warner Horizon Television, the first season of 500 Questions, billed as a primetime event by ABC, aired in May for seven straight nights. The show delivered consistent ratings throughout its run, with the season finale providing ABC’s best summer entertainment performance in its Thursday time period in two years, according to the network.
“When we created 500 Questions, our hope was to bring the event game show back to primetime,” said Darnell. “Thanks to ABC, we had a great summer run and achieved that goal. We are excited that the show is coming back for a second season.”
“I am so glad we are back; I love this game show event,” added Burnett. “To win, these geniuses need both brains and endurance as they tackle television’s toughest questions.”
In 500 Questions, contestants try to answer 500 general knowledge questions without getting three wrong in a row. Burnett and Phil Parsons executive produce. Ed Egan is the co-executive producer.