NBC is bringing back gameshow College Bowl with NFL legend Peyton Manning hosting.
The Colts star will front the series, which was handed a ten-episode order by the network.
Steve Mosko’s Village Roadshow and Universal Television Alternative Studio will produce in association with Mark Itkin’s Tough Lamb Media. The Titan Games exec producer David Friedman will be showrunner.
The series, which originally aired on radio stations in 1953 before moving to CBS between 1959 and 1963 and NBC between 1963 and 1970, featured two four-member teams representing various colleges competing in a series of question rounds.
Participating teams will be selected from schools of all sizes with the individuals receiving a scholarship for participating. The winning team members will have a chance to take home even bigger scholarships, as well as bragging rights.
College Bowl will be executive produced by Peyton Manning, Cooper Manning, Eli Manning, Richard Reid via Richard Reid Productions, and Mark Itkin via his Tough Lamb Media.
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