LeBron James' New Game Show Holds Casting Call in Chicago | NBC Chicago

LeBron James' New Game Show Holds Casting Call in Chicago



    Calling all dynamic duos looking for a chance to "change their lives in one night."

    LeBron James’ new show “The Wall” is holding an open casting call this month in Chicago.

    The show is looking for two-person teams who will play for a chance to win a “life-changing amount of cash” – depending on their trivia knowledge and luck.

    Teammates should be family members or extremely close, according to the show, and those going to the casting calls are told to bring several possible teammates for the directors to meet. 

    “The Wall,” which will be hosted by Chris Hardwick and produced by James, will air on NBC and will give away millions of dollars “every single game.”

    It’s being described as a blend of “The Price Is Right’s” Plinko game mixed with “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire.”

    Teams will drop balls into slots on “The Wall” before they answer trivia questions. If they answer correctly, they will win the prize in the slot the ball fell into. If they answer incorrectly, that amount of money is deducted from their bank.

    “I’m excited about this series because it’s different than anything on TV right now,” NBA star James said in a statement. “It’s got everything — excitement, drama, and action — and it’s something the entire family can watch and root for together."

    Directors are looking for “deserving competitors,” with examples including a close father-daughter duo and a churchgoer with a pedestrian she donated her car to.

    "The Wall is a bit like life, it rewards people who are both smart and lucky," said NBC Entertainment president of alternative and late night programming Paul Telegdy. "It’s a game that’s had us on the edge of our seats, and Chris Hardwick is a brilliantly witty and warm host."

    The Chicago casting call takes place from 2-6:30 p.m. Sept. 21 at the Salem Baptist Church House of Hope Worship Center, located at 752 E. 11th St. in Chicago.

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