[11/04/13 - 11:29 PM] Development Update: Monday, November 4 Updates include: NBC halts production on "Crisis"; Laura Ramsey tapped as lead on VH1's "Hindsight"; and Gael García Bernal is the first cast in Amazon's "Mozart in the Jungle."
[06/21/12 - 11:08 PM] Development Update: Thursday, June 21 Updates include: Blair Brown, David Monahan bound for USA's "Political Animals"; Tom Papa cast in HBO's "Behind the Candelabra"; and Kevin Pereira to host "Let's Ask America."
DESCRIPTION: (from Scripps's press release, May 2012) Extending its long-standing commitment to high-quality programming and innovative storytelling, The E.W. Scripps Company (NYSE: SSP) is producing two original shows with national appeal that will begin airing September 17 in seven of the company's 13 television markets. Scripps will launch a brand new game show called "Let's Ask America." Unlike other game shows, the contestants are not in the same studio; they instead are linked digitally from the comfort of their own homes to answer questions that - consistent with the Scripps mission as a journalism company - are weighted toward current events. In other words, Let's Ask America gives contestants the chance to win cash and prizes from their couches. The format of Let's Ask America, powered by contemporary technology, reflects the audience desire for new twists on the game show concept. The show is produced by Telepictures and paraMedia inc and distributed by Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution. The format will be distributed internationally by Warner Bros. International Television Production. The show is helmed by executive producer Jim Paratore, who is president of paraMedia inc and the highly successful creator and an executive producer of TMZ and a former executive producer of The Ellen DeGeneres Show and Lopez Tonight.