Pogo is ready to launch its eighth original production, a game show called ‘Hole in the Wall’. The innovative game show format will be seen for the first time on Indian television on July 28 at 6 pm and will be on air Monday to Friday. ‘Hole in the Wall’ will engage the audience with the challenging fumbles and stumbles of the participants. Doubling the fun quotient would be host Cyrus Sahukar. The show format is licensed from Fremantle Media and is produced by Wizcraft Television for Pogo in India.
Krishna Desai, Director, Programming, Turner International India Pvt Ltd, said, “Pogo is India’s first kids’ channel to acquire a format show. Research and successful shows such as ‘Takeshi’s Castle’ and ‘Just for laugh Gags’ have demonstrated that shows with physical challenges and comic moments resonate high among Indian audiences. This encouraged us to bring ‘Hole in the Wall’, with its clutter breaking format, to India. Cyrus Sahukar was the obvious best choice as he complements ‘Hole in the Wall’ with his quirky humour and excellent onscreen presence, injecting enthusiasm both for the audience and the contestants.”
Sharing further details on ‘Hole in the Wall’, he said, “Pogo was the first kids’ channel to launch original productions in India in 2004, and today, the network has over 200 hours of original production in its bouquet. The coming months will see us expanding our suite of offerings.”
Each episode of the action-packed ‘Hole in the Wall’ comprises two teams with three contestants each, all dressed in special team-colour costumes with cushioned gears ready to face the wall and take on the opposition team. As the moving wall speeds towards the waiting team players, they are required to align themselves to the weird cut out shapes in the approaching wall, all in seven seconds or be swept into the pool. The game requires fast thinking, dexterity and clever teamwork to keep dry and score higher points.
Before ‘Hole in The Wall’, Pogo has created and produced seven popular and distinctive shows, including the multi-award winning and popular show arts show ‘M.A.D.’ (Music, Art and Dance); Pogo Amazing Kids Awards 2004-2007; ‘C.I.A.’ (Cambala Investigation Agency), a detective series; ‘Galli Galli Sim Sim’, the Indian version of world renowned ‘Sesame Street’; ‘Sunaina’, a family sit-com; ‘Bam! Bam! Bam!... Gir Pade Hum’, a hilarious game show where the only rule is to ‘Keep standing’; and ‘It’s Alive’, a sketch comedy.