“Imagine yourself standing right here in front of this bomb. Clock ticking, cutters in your hands and all that stands between you and a half a million dollars is the single cut of a wire.” That’s a pretty succinct description of the premise of Fox’s new summer game show Boom! from Keshet DCP.
It goes like this: A squad of four players tries to defuse eight goo-filled fake bombs by answering trivia questions correctly with a tight time limit. The multiple-choice responses are represented by different-colored wires. If the nominated player “defuses the bomb” by getting an answer right, the prize money builds and the contestant moves to the next device. You’ll have to watch the trailer to see what happens if the player gets the answer wrong, but here’s a hint — it isn’t pretty. Tom Papa hosts the show, which premieres June 25. Check out the trailer above.