'Card Sharks' Season 2: Release date, format, trailer and all you need to know about ABC's popular game show

ABC's upcoming show 'Card Sharks' might get you hooked with its interesting and catchy game show format

                            'Card Sharks' Season 2: Release date, format, trailer and all you need to know about ABC's popular game show
Joel McHale (ABC)

If you enjoy trivia and card games, then ABC's 'Card Sharks' should definitely be on your watchlist. This fan-favorite show has been around for a while, it originally aired in 1978, on NBC Daytime, with Jim Perry as the host. After a successful stint of three years, the show was canceled in 1981. In 1986, CBS Daytime revived the series and successfully aired three seasons, before canceling it again. In 2019, ABC once again revived the show as part of its game show roster. Read on to know all about the upcoming Season 2 of 'Card Sharks'.

Release date

'Card Sharks' Season 2 is all set to premiere on Sunday, October 18 at 10/9c. Following the premiere, you can catch new episodes every Sunday at 10/9c only on ABC. 


'Card Sharks' features two players who compete against each other with the goal of reaching the grand prize-winning deck. Each player has to decide if he/she wants to proceed to the next level, with the risk of either losing everything or winning big. The players can finally decide whether they want to go home with the cash prize they won or continue betting in the next round with a chance of winning more cash prize. 

ABC describes the show as, "Hosted by Joel McHale, Card Sharks is a suspenseful game, where a fortune can be won on the turn of a single playing card! The road to glory and riches begins with two players facing off in a head-to-head elimination race where the winning player claims a $10,000 cash prize and a chance to turn that amount into a life-changing payday. The anticipation builds as the winning contestant risks their prize in predicting seven final cards. The results are revealed with the flip of their seventh and final card."


Joel McHale attends The 2019 ESPYs at Microsoft Theater on July 10, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images)

'Card Sharks' is hosted by Joel McHale. McHale's notable works include: 'Community', ‘Spy Kids: All the Time in the World’, and ‘Ted’. In an interview, McHale revealed how "excited" he was about being cast as the host of the hit game show. He said, "I’m very excited to be hosting ‘Card Sharks’. Game winners can win 10s of thousands of dollars and in an updated twist — losers will be fed to a pen of adult Tiger Sharks.”


Jennifer Mullin and Scott St John will be executive producing the show. 


The official trailer for 'Card Sharks' hasn't been released yet. Keep watching this space for further updates.

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