EMMY(R)-AWARD WINNING "CASH CAB" RETURNS
TO THE STREETS AND DISCOVERY IN 2017
WITH COMEDIAN DAVID STEINBERG AND LION USA AT THE HELM
AS EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS
(New York) - In a city with over 13,000 taxis, there's only one New Yorkers should keep their eyes peeled for... the CASH CAB! The Emmy(R) winning series will return to Discovery in 2017, with a new spin, as unsuspecting passengers will be ambushed by America's favorite celebrities! Comedian David Steinberg (CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM, INSIDE COMEDY, SEINFELD, and MAD ABOUT YOU) comes to the project and with All3Media's Lion USA will revamp the series as executive producers, with Robyn Todd as co-executive producer.
Revived and revved up, unwitting passengers enter the Cash Cab expecting a normal taxi journey, only to discover they're instant contestants in for a potentially lucrative ride. Dodging New York City traffic, these lucky passengers will take on classic CASH CAB trivia en route to their destination. If they get stumped, pedestrians and friends can help them out via phone, text or social media shout outs. If these riders get three questions wrong, though, they're out on the street. All new episodes will feature some of the top names in comedy, film and TV... who will even get behind the wheel of the cab itself, picking up lucky passengers.
All3 Media's Lion USA returns to produce CASH CAB, following 10 successful seasons and winning 3 consecutive Emmy Awards(R).
CASH CAB is produced for Discovery Channel by Lion USA and Norton Productions. For All3 Media's USA, Tony Tackaberry and Allison Corn are executive producers. For Norton Productions, Robyn Todd is co-executive producer. For Discovery, John Slaughter is executive producer.
About Discovery Channel
Discovery Channel is dedicated to creating the highest quality non-fiction content that informs and entertains its consumers about the world in all its wonder, diversity and amazement. The network, which is distributed to 100.8 million U.S. homes, can be seen in 224 countries and territories, offering a signature mix of compelling, high-end production values and vivid cinematography across genres including, science and technology, exploration, adventure, history and in-depth, behind-the-scenes glimpses at the people, places and organizations that shape and share our world. For more information, please visit www.discovery.com
About Discovery Communications
Discovery Communications (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) is the world's #1 pay-TV programmer reaching nearly 3 billion cumulative subscribers in more than 220 countries and territories. For 30 years Discovery has been dedicated to satisfying curiosity and entertaining viewers with high-quality content through its global television brands, led by Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Investigation Discovery and Science, as well as U.S. joint venture network OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network. Discovery controls Eurosport, the leading pan-regional sports entertainment destination across Europe, Asia Pacific, the Middle East and Africa. Discovery also is a leading provider of educational products and services to schools, including an award-winning series of K-12 digital textbooks, through Discovery Education, and a digital leader with a diversified online portfolio, including Discovery Digital Networks. For more information, please visit www.discoverycommunications.com.
About Lion USA
With offices in New York, London and Glasgow, Lion Television is one of the most successful independent production companies in the US and UK. Part of the global production group All3Media, Lion USA is headed by Tony Tackaberry and has produced over 350 hours of programming for MTV, Fox, History, E!, Bravo, TLC, Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, Investigation Discovery, Cooking Channel, PBS, MSNBC, CBS, A&E, HBO, VH1 and National Geographic, among others. Its recent productions include the Emmy award-winning "Cash Cab," "Six Degrees of Murder," "The 80s: The Deadliest Decade," "Follow Your Past," "Sexy Beasts," "Deadly Devotion," "Money From Strangers," "Junk Food Flip," "Restaurant Redemption," "History Detectives," "MegaDrive," "Easy Chinese" and a four-part documentary for PBS called "America Revealed."