It's really happening. After reports that a CNN game show was in the works, the news network unveiled a preview, above.
Officially called "The CNN Quiz Show," with Anderson Cooper playing host, the pilot is set to air Monday on President's Day. It will feature pairs of CNN anchors competing against each other to answer presidential trivia for charity. The teams are Jake Tapper and Alisyn Camerota, Chris Cuomo and Don Lemon, and Erin Burnett with John Berman.
If the show is well-received, CNN will produce more, AdWeek previously reported. Hacked emails revealed earlier that CNN Worldwide chief Jeff Zucker had proposed that Sony produce a politics-focused "Jeopardy!"-style show for CNN, but Zucker seems to be "going his own way," the trade outlet wrote.
Under Zucker's stewardship, the news network appears to be delving further into non-news content, the New York Daily News noted. Recently produced shows include “Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown,” and “Somebody’s Gotta Do It.”
This would be Cooper's second go-round as a game-show host. He hosted "The Mole" on ABC more than a decade ago.
CNN didn't immediately return a request for additional information.