'The Hustler': Release date, plot, host, contestants, trailer and all you need to know about ABC's game show

Craig Ferguson will be hosting the show based around a never-done-before format, and it will be premiering on January 7, 2021


                            'The Hustler': Release date, plot, host, contestants, trailer and all you need to know about ABC's game show
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ABC is adding yet another show to its game show lineup. This time it's breaking the mold as the network has devised a never done before format for this show called 'The Hustler'. Continue reading to know more.

Release date

The series premiere of 'The Hustler' will air on January 7, 2021. A new episode of this show will premiere every Thursday night between 10-11 pm ET only on ABC.

Plot 

Each episode of 'The Hustler' follows five contestants as they collaborate to answer a series of trivia questions worth $10,000 each, with the goal of building a collective prize pot that increases with each correct answer. The catch? One of the five contestants, the Hustler, already knows the answers but must keep their identity a secret in order to have a shot at winning the grand prize. Also, just because the hustler within the group already knows the answers, this in no way means that the win is already served ready on a platter. There's definitely a leg-up but the end result isn't going to be affected by that and it's anyone's win.

Throughout each episode, two contestants are anonymously eliminated by the Hustler, leaving three remaining contestants - the Hustler and two others, who must collectively decide who they think the Hustler is. If they are right, they share the prize pot that could be worth over $100,000. If the two contestants are wrong, the Hustler goes home with the full cash reward.

Host

Craig Ferguson

Craig Ferguson arrives at Universal Pictures and DreamWorks Animation premiere of 'How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World' at Regency Village Theatre on February 9, 2019, in Westwood, California (Getty Images)

 

Scottish-born Ferguson is an Emmy-winning show host, actor, writer and comedian. He began his entertainment career in Britain with music, comedy and theater but later moved to the United States to expand his horizons.  Ferguson’s US breakout came as Mr Wick in ABC’s 'The Drew Carey Show', a role he played from 1996-2003. He went on to host CBS late-night talker 'The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson' from 2005-14, an Emmy-nominated and Peabody award-winning show.

Apart from hosting and making appearances in a number of TV shows and movies, Ferguson is also a published author having penned two books: 'Between the Bridge and the River', a novel, and 'American on Purpose', a memoir.

Contestants

There is no information yet about the contestants who are a part of this show. Please check this space closer to the release date for fresh updates.

Creators

'The Hustler' which is produced by All3Media-backed production company Studio Lambert, is an original format created by British TV and radio host Richard Bacon, who serves as an executive producer along with Studio Lambert company founder Stephen Lambert, executive vice-president of Studio Lambert USA Jack Burgess, creative director Tim Harcourt and Susan House.

Trailer

There is no trailer yet for this show. Please check this space closer to the release date for fresh updates.

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