[04/04/08 - 12:00 AM] Development Update: Friday, April 4 Updates include: Al Gough and Miles Millar exit the CW's "Smallville"; Sony takes in force majeured writers; and Matthew Lillard to star opposite Geena Davis in CBS's "Exit 19."
[11/13/07 - 02:33 PM] ABC to 'Duel' with NBC's 'Choirs' The new game show - in which contestants bluff their way to cash and prizes - will launch with a weeklong stunt beginning Monday, December 17 at 8:00/7:00c - the same week NBC kicks off its own weeklong stunt for "Choirs."
[09/07/07 - 06:41 PM] Development Update: Week of September 3-7 Updates include: Annie Wersching signs onto "24," Sara Gilbert to guest on "The Big Bang Theory," ABC adds "Duel" to its midseason roster and Glen Morgan departs NBC's "Bionic Woman."
DESCRIPTION: (from ABC's press release, April 2008) "Duel" -- the adrenaline pumping, high-stakes competition game show -- returns on a weekly basis FRIDAY, APRIL 4 (9:00-10:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. Mike Greenberg (ESPN's "Mike and Mike in the Morning" radio show) hosts. In a cutting edge format combining trivia challenges like those on "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire" with the strategy played in the "World Series of Poker" -- contestants will once again find themselves in intense head-to-head matches, reacting quickly under pressure and outsmarting their opponents by using strategy and deception, as well as intellect and skill, in the race to win big money. Each episode will feature a new group of contestants vying to duel either the previous week's winner or a brand new opponent. The goal of each contestant is to win a series of duels and take home the $500,000 jackpot. But along the way, contestants will be tempted to leave the game and walk away with their accumulated winnings. An online game of "Duel," developed by BermanBraun, is available on ABC.com at http://duelthegame.abc.com/. Online gamers can choose to play either against the computer, or to challenge other players' duels from around the country. Gail Berman and Lloyd Braun are executive producers of "Duel" for BermanBraun. Chris Cowan, Jean Michel Michenaud and Charles Duncombe also serve as executive producers. David Rosconval and Francis Vacher are executive producers for French TV.