Report: TV Pilot Of NPR's 'Wait Wait' In The Works
September 8, 2008 at 5:37 AM (PT)
MEDIABISTRO's FISHBOWL DC is reporting that a deal to create a TV pilot version of NPR's weekly game show "WAIT WAIT... DON'T TELL ME!" is in the works with CBS ENTERTAINMENT.
The website is showing a memo from NPR VP for Programming MARGARET LOW SMITH that says host PETER SAGAL and judge/scorekeeper CARL KASELL will appear in the pilot, with show creator/Executive Producer DOUG BERMAN serving as an Executive Producer for the TV version. "What distinguished CBS from the other suitors," said LOW, "was a deep affection for 'WAIT WAIT... DON'T TELL ME!,' a desire to preserve the integrity and the smarts of the show, and importantly, the network was poised to invest significant resources to make it happen."