English television personality and music executive Simon Cowell will be the lead judge on the new musical game show ‘Walk the Line’.
The six-part series will premiere on ITV and its streaming service ITV Hub later in the year. The game show will be offering musical variety acts a chance to win a life-changing prize pot. The show format is co-produced by Simon Cowell’s Syco Entertainment and Lifted Entertainment.
During the series, musical acts will take to the stage to perform for the nation and a panel of judges headed up by Cowell. The top two performers of the evening will face a nail-biting decision in their bid to be crowned champion – they either ‘cash out’ with a tempting cash prize or walk the line and play on. Should they stay in and top the leaderboard, they will then progress to the next show, facing a different cast of performers. The longer the performers can stay in the contest, the bigger the prize pot.
ITV head of entertainment Katie Rawcliffe said:
The format Syco and Lifted Entertainment have created has all the makings of quintessential game show entertainment, but with a compelling twist thrown in each show. It’s great to be continuing our working relationship with Simon and I look forward to introducing this edge of your seat musical game show to viewers later in the year.
Speaking about the show, Simon Cowell said:
We wanted to develop a show which will give the contestants a life-changing cash prize if they win. Each show there will be a champion who must make a vital decision: either cash out then and there or stay in the contest to compete again the following night and have a chance to claim the huge prize. It’s the kind of decision that will have viewers on the edge of their seats – real event TV.