Is Cash Cab Any Better This Time Around?

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If you haven’t heard by now, Cash Cab has made a comeback. This is certainly welcome news for the legions of fans that watched the original version on the Discovery Channel for its previous seven year run that began in 2005 and did not end until 2012. In fact, it did experience a revival of sorts in 2017, but that two year run has since come to an end as well. The new Cash Cab is now on television and we are here to tell you that it is better this time around. In the second go around, the riders in the cabs that were featured on the show would be surprised by a celebrity from America who would join them on their ride. This proved to be an interesting twist, but it did not really do much to increase viewership hence the show being terminated once again after two seasons. The new and current version is on a new channel (BRAVO) and adds some new elements that have gotten some great initial reviews.

What is Next for Cash Cab?

As noted, the Discovery Channel dropped the show once again. It appears to be done with the concept. However, that does not mean that there is no market for it. Bravo has agreed to pick up the show. It is now on the air and keeps the same name, so the new version of Cash Cab has already commenced filming and the first episodes have aired. You might be wondering if this version is any different from the others. If so, what are the major differences? With the new Cash Cab, the stakes are much higher. This should make it interesting for viewers to tune in on a weekly basis. That is something right off the bat that makes it better, as the television audience wants to root for contestants to win big money. In addition, the cars in the show are going to be upgraded. These will provide something to look at and will entice riders and viewers alike. It is also important to note questions are still being asked of each rider, but that they are much more focused on pop culture. The focus is something that is also attracting great reviews, as the questions are more relevant to today’s television audience.

There are still three games in each episode of Cash Cab. This is just the right amount and should allow viewers to stay interested throughout each show. Cash Cab is known for starting the moment that the rider enters the cab, and this new version is no exception. That is one of the things that has always appealed to the viewers. Each passenger will need to answer a certain number of questions correctly before they arrive at their eventual destination. Those right answers will pay off big, as they will get cash for each correct answer.

Playing does come with a risk, however, as answering three questions wrong will get you kicked out of the Cash Cab. When that happens, the rider will be out of the game, and on his or her own once again to search for their own cab. The moral of this story is to do what you can to answer the questions correctly. A nice twist to Cash Cab is that the rider can use two different shout-outs as they travel to their destination. This has already turned out to be quite popular. If they are not sure of an answer they can use either social media or a shout out to people on the street. They can use one of each, so these are nice twists to see what happens with each episode. With the social media shout-out, the question will need to be answered by followers rather quickly. Of course, the answer that is given could be the wrong response, so it is important to take that into consideration as well.

Is there a Bonus Round?

The last version of Cash Cab also ran on the Discovery Channel in 2017. It would last for two seasons. That particular version added a new twist to the show. In this one, the riders in the cabs that were featured on the show would be surprised by a celebrity from America who would join them on their ride. This proved to be an interesting twist, but it did not really do much to increase viewership. Hence the show being terminated once again after two seasons.

You might be wondering if this version is any different from the others. If so, what are the major differences? With the new Cash Cab, the stakes are much higher. This should make it interesting for viewers to tune in on a weekly basis. In addition, the cars in the show are going to be upgraded. These will provide something to look at and will entice riders and viewers alike. It is also important to note questions are still being asked of each rider, but that they are much more focused on pop culture.

If a passenger is fortunate enough to make it to their destination answering all of the required questions correctly, then they will get quite a bit of money. The twist here is that the game does not have to be over. The rider can take the money or they can risk it all in a video bonus round. In this round, the contestant can go for double or nothing. If they win, they will certainly be rather happy. If they do not get the question right, however, then they will go home empty handed. Of course, they will have their time on the television screen, so that is something. At the same time, the entire country will know that they could have walked away with a lot of money only to lose it all in the end.

Conclusion

Bravo’s version of Cash Cab is being produced by Lion Television. Ben Bailey is the executive producer. This is a fun version of a simulated reality game shows that became rather popular. Initial reviews indicate that it is even better than the original show, so it is certainly worth a try. Tune into Bravo for the next episode and see what you think.


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