Taye Diggs to Host New Game Show for Fox

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Andreas Branch/WWD/REX/Shutterstock (5600259eb) Taye Diggs The Academy Awards Viewing Party: Wonderful Crazy Night to Benefit the Elton John AIDS Foundation, Los Angeles, America - 28 Feb 2016
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Taye Diggs
The Academy Awards Viewing Party: Wonderful Crazy Night to Benefit the Elton John AIDS Foundation, Los Angeles, America – 28 Feb 2016

Taye Diggs (The Best Man Holiday) has been tapped to host You’re Back In The Room (working title), Fox’s new eight-episode hourlong comedy game show based on the hit UK format. In addition, hypnotist Keith Barry, who stars in the original UK show, will join as resident hypnotist.

You’re Back In The Room (wt) features physical comedy and unpredictable situations, as contestants work together in teams and are challenged to complete a variety of simple, everyday tasks, from frosting a cake to blowing up balloons…after being hypnotized. With big money at stake, the contestants need to work together as a team, but their entranced state causes hysterical hurdles that unwittingly sabotage their progress.

The series will begin production in July.

“The second I saw this show I knew I needed to be a part of it. It’s the most unique blend of comedy and competition I’ve seen in years,” said Diggs. “I’m also quite excited as this is a program I can watch and laugh at with my six-year-old son.”

Diggs currently stars as Detective Terry English in TNT drama series Murder in the First. He recently wrapped a multi-episode arc on Fox’s Rosewood, before ending his run in the title role of Broadway’s Hedwig and the Angry Inch. He also recently wrapped production on upcoming featureOne Shot opposite Topher Grace. Diggs is repped by ICM, and Authentic Talent and Literary Management.

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SOURCE: Deadline