In an attempt to find a new twist to the reality TV genre, Fox has ordered 13 hours of “Hole in the Wall” from FremantleMedia North America, the source of another Fox reality show that has produced some success – “American Idol.” The new entry is being billed as “one of the trickiest, fastest, funniest and wettest shows on the planet.”
During each episode, two teams compete against each other in multiple rounds of play, facing various barrier walls speeding toward them with weird and wacky cut-out shapes. Each team must contort their bodies in unison to fit through the wall or be swept away into a pool below. As players struggle to strike a pose, points and dignity can be easily lost with a simple miscalculation. “As the rounds progress and the pace heats up, mind over matter, quick thinking, coordination, agility and clever teamwork play a crucial role as each team strives to maneuver through walls literally closing in on them,” Fox said in describing the show.
“Hole in the Wall” has already been a ratings success in Japan. FremantleMedia is currently producing versions in Argentina, Australia, Brazil, China, Colombia, Denmark, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Israel, Malaysia, Mexico, Russia, Sweden and the U.K.
Open casting calls will be held in the Los Angeles area on Sunday, June 1 (11:00 AM-6:00 PM) at Dave & Buster’s in Irvine; New York City on Saturday, June 14 (9:00 AM-4:00 PM) at Dave & Buster’s in Times Square; and Atlanta on Saturday, June 14 (10:00 AM-5:00 PM) at the Marriott Atlanta Perimeter Center. For addresses and more information, please go to www.fox.com/casting.htm.
“Hole in the Wall” is produced by FremantleMedia North America. Cecile Frot-Coutaz and Stuart Krasnow are executive producers.