[08/07/08 - 02:07 PM] ABC Sends 'Wanna BET' to Tuesdays Repeats of "Samantha Who?" - originally set for the Tuesday, 9:00/8:00c hour - will assume "Bet's" old Monday, 9:00/8:00c slot starting next week (August 11).
[06/08/07 - 05:39 PM] Development Update: Week of June 4-8 Updates include: ABC's "Wanna Bet?" and CBS's "The Captain" set for midseason duty, A&E renews "Gene Simmons' Family Jewels" and Sam Waterston's Jack McCoy earns a promotion on NBC's "Law & Order."
[03/19/07 - 12:52 AM] Development Update: Monday, March 19 Updates include: FOX orders six episodes of "Anchorwoman," "Help Me" creators move to the ABC Television Studio and the usual casting round-up.
DESCRIPTION: (from ABC's web site, September 2008) Wanna Bet? is a weekly, one-hour primetime event in which celebrities wager on challenge-performing contestants. The celebrities judge the performers and have the chance to earn big money for the charity of their choice by betting on the success or failure of the wildest tricks and mental challenges that ordinary Americans -- housewives, truck drivers, dentists -- can dream up and perform in front of a studio audience. Wanna Bet? premieres MONDAY, JULY 21 (9:00-10:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. Hosted by British comedy sensations Ant and Dec, Wanna Bet features celebrity contestant/judges including Sherri Shepherd (ABC's The View), Tom Bergeron (ABC's Dancing with the Stars, America's Funniest Home Videos), Scott Hamilton, Bill Engvall, Jerry Rice, Drew Lachey (winner of ABC's Dancing with the Stars) and Corbin Bernson. Challenges include: Skiing over 2000 fresh eggs without breaking them, solving a Rubik's Cube blindfolded and submerged under water in under 20 seconds, memorizing 32 audience members' first and last names in under 60 seconds, and a 20-piece marching band piling into a small van while playing "When the Saints Go Marching In." Wanna Bet? is executive-produced by Phil Gurin (The Singing Bee, Weakest Link) and Marc Jansen (Lingo) from The Gurin Co.