Steve Carell may be tumbling around your TV again sometime soon. FOX placed an order for eight episodes of ‘Slide Show,’ an unscripted comedy series.
According to TV Guide, the show will be executive produced by Carell and his production company, Carousel Television.
The show puts teams of celebrities and comedians against each other as they compete within the constraints of various challenges and parlor-style games. One key aspect of the show is a tilted set that tosses the contestants around like ragdolls. This hopes to bring some physical comedy to the small screen.
There also may be an improv element, similar to ‘Whose Line is it Anyway?’ Carell is a former instructor of improv at Second City.
‘Slide Show’ is based on a French show called, ‘Vendredi Tout est Permis Avec Arthur’ – which loosely translates to, ‘Friday Everything is Allowed with Arthur.’ Well, maybe the U.S. version could have been called, ‘Anything Goes with Steve Carell.’ However, there is no word yet on whether or not Carell will host the show.
Carell has enjoyed some film success following his departure from ‘The Office.’ His production company has also put together a few deals, including a three-year deal with Universal Media.
To get an idea of 'Slide Show,' below is a promo for the Australian version of the series, hosted by motorsport racer and TV personality, Grant Denyer.