ABC'S NEW COMEDIC GAME SHOW 'BIG FAN' FROM JIMMY KIMMEL AND BANIJAY STUDIOS NORTH AMERICA TO PREMIERE ON MONDAY, JANUARY 9, WITH
TWO BACK-TO-BACK EPISODES
MATTHEW MCCONAUGHEY, AARON RODGERS, KIM KARDASHIAN WEST
AND KRISTEN BELL TO COMPETE IN AN ULTIMATE
CELEBRITY VS. SUPER FAN SHOWDOWN
The celebrity cast of ABC's new comedic game show "Big Fan" features a spectacular line up of stars, including actress Kristen Bell ("Veronica Mars," "Frozen"); reality television personality, actress, socialite and model Kim Kardashian West ("Keeping Up with the Kardashians"); Academy Award(R)-winning actor Matthew McConaughey ("True Detective," "Dallas Buyers Club") and NFL football quarterback Aaron Rodgers (Green Bay Packers). Jimmy Kimmel, host of the 89th Oscars(R), teams with Banijay Studios North America to produce. Big Fan is based on the hilarious "Who Knows... ?" the celebrity vs. super-fan game segment that originally aired on "Jimmy Kimmel Live." The segment became a viral video success when pop star Katy Perry went up against one of her biggest fans and lost. "Big Fan" premieres MONDAY, JANUARY 9 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EST), immediately following "The Bachelor."
Hosted by Andy Richter, each episode of the half-hour, studio-based game show will feature one celebrity and three of his or her fans battling it out to prove who is the ultimate super fan. Contestants will go head-to-head to see who knows more about the episode's featured celebrity. The winner will move on to the final round in an ultimate showdown, celebrity vs. super fan, to see who knows most about the celebrity. If the super fan wins, they will be awarded a priceless experience with the celebrity.
"Big Fan Matthew McConaughey" MONDAY, JANUARY 9 (10:00-10:30 p.m. EST) - Academy Award(R)-winning actor Matthew McConaughey goes up against a few of his biggest fans to see who knows more about Matthew McConaughey - him or them.
"Big Fan Aaron Rodgers" MONDAY, JANUARY 9 (10:30-11:00 p.m. EST) - Three football buffs step up to challenge Green Bay Packers' Aaron Rodgers, and special guest Alex Trebek stops by to give host Andy Richter a few pointers.
"Big Fan Kim Kardashian West" MONDAY, JANUARY 16 (10:00-10:30 p.m. EST) - Among Kim Kardashian West's millions of followers around the world, three are chosen to battle it out to be crowned her #1 super fan.
"Big Fan Kristen Bell" MONDAY, JANUARY 16 (10:30-11:00 p.m. EST) - Actress Kristen Bell meets some of her biggest fans, but only one will win a "Frozen" experience of a lifetime.
Jimmy Kimmel; David Goldberg, Banijay Group President and Banijay Studios North America CEO; and Caroline Baumgard, chief creative officer, Banijay Studios North America, serve as executive producers.
Kimmel is host and executive producer of "Jimmy Kimmel Live," the award-winning and long-running late-night ABC talk show. Richter is an actor, writer, comedian and late-night talk show announcer for "Conan." Goldberg and Baumgard created, produced and shepherded some of the most successful unscripted formats in the world, including two-time Emmy(R)-Award winning series "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition," "Deal or No Deal," award-winning fan favorite "Wipeout" and the Emmy Award winning syndicated daytime show "Steve Harvey."
About Banijay Studios
Banijay Studios North America launched in April, 2014. David Goldberg, Banijay Group President, serves as CEO, Banijay Studios North America. Caroline Baumgard is Chief Creative Officer. Headquartered in Los Angeles, Banijay Studios North America creates original network, syndicated and cable programming and develops successful Banijay formats for the U.S. market. Banijay is the world's largest independent content creation Group for television and multimedia platforms. With leading production entities in seventeen territories, the Group is engaged in strategic partnerships with innovative creative talent around the world.