Jan 18 2011
We always rip on Hollywood for being low on ideas and making movies out of board games and toys, but the same thing happens with the TV industry as well, which is now we have a new show on ABC that’s claiming it’s inspired by Pac Man.
“The idea we have is to take whatÂ Pac-Man is and bring it to life, to bring what is essentially the world’s biggest game of tag to television,” Merv Griffin’s Roy Bank told Deadline, presumably while wiping some brownie crumbs off his face. The pitch, inspired by ABC’sÂ Wipeout, comes in time for the mascot’s 30th anniversary.
People do love that Wipeout show, but I can’t imagine them feeling the same way about the “world’s biggest game of tag.” Does that sound like good TV to you? Tag? Televised tag? Sigh, I miss Arrested Development.
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