The Chase is an American television quiz show based on the same-named British show. The show first aired on Game Show Network on August 6, 2013. (GSN). Brooke Burns hosted the show, which included Mark Labbett as the “chaser” (referred to on-air exclusively by his nickname of “The Beast”). On January 7, 2021, ABC aired a revival of the show.
Sara Haines hosts it, and the chasers were originally Jeopardy! champions James Holzhauer (who was a participant on the GSN version), Ken Jennings, and Brad Rutter. In June 2021, Labbett returned as a chaser before stepping down in 2022, along with Jennings. Buzzy Cohen, Brandon Blackwell, and Victoria Groce have taken their places.
The American version of the show follows the same general format as the original UK version, but with three instead of four contestants in each team. The game is a quiz show in which competitors compete for money by confronting the chaser, a quiz show expert. Each competitor takes part in a 60-second “chase” called the Cash Builder, in which they try to answer as many questions as possible in 60 seconds in order to earn as much money as possible to contribute to the team’s reward pool.
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The player must then answer enough questions in a head-to-head competition that is scored on a gameboard to stay ahead of the chaser; otherwise, they forfeit their earnings for that round and are eliminated. The contestants who finish their separate chases without being caught proceed to the Final Chase, where they answer questions as a team for a piece of the prize pool amassed throughout the show.
Meet the Third Season of The Chase’s Cast
Victoria Groce, Brandon Blackwell, and Buzzy Cohen will join Chasers Brad Rutter and James Holzhauer, as well as Sara Haines, as hosts for the forthcoming season. Here’s a list of all the chasers who will appear in Season 3:
Cohen, 37, is well-known for his incomprehensible performance on the quiz show Jeopardy! in 2016. He became well-known for his wide range of knowledge and irreverent sense of humor. In 2017, he won the Tournament of Champions on Jeopardy! by placing risky bets. In 2019, he was one of the captains for Season 35’s “All-Star Games,” alongside Chasers Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter.
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In 2005’s Jeopardy!, the Georgia native interrupted David Madden’s 19-day winning streak. She has been active in the international quizzing scene since the mid-2010s. Groce also participated in the 2021–22 Quizzing World Cup and the 2021 World Quiz Awards as a member of the victorious American team.
Blackwell was over 20 years old when he won more than $400,000 on three different quiz programmed, including $43K from a 2012 appearance on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? The 39-year-old Queens native is the all-time high-scorer on University Challenge, a British quiz programmed that some argue rivals Jeopardy! in terms of difficulty.
Season 3 of The Chase: A Release Date Update
Cohen jokes that “Victoria is attractive, but she’s a complete murderer” and that “Brandon is a person of accurate speech and a sense of humor,” despite the fact that he claims they all have their own particular styles.
“I truly have a positive talent,” Cohen confesses of himself, “but I also want to help the contestants.” Because he became a crew runner who rode or died, this generated a conflict between myself and James in the Chaser front room.
Since then, Cohen has suffered participating in the Jeopardy! All-Star Games, where he was one of six captains. While he is well-known for his appearances on Jeopardy!, he has also appeared as a Hanniball Bures specialist on the ABC sports programmed Who Wants to Be a Million.
The Chase was first broadcast on ITV in the United Kingdom in 2009. As the series grew in popularity in the United Kingdom, Fox scheduled two pilot episodes to be taped in London in April 2012 for consideration as part of the network’s US television roster. The show’s host was Bradley Walsh, who also hosted the British version, and the chasers were UK chaser Mark “The Beast” Labbett and Jeopardy! champion Brad Rutter. Following Fox’s decision to pass on the series, Game Show Network (GSN), in collaboration with ITV Studios America, ordered eight episodes on April 9, 2013, and named Brooke Burns as the presenter and Labbett as the chaser on May 29, 2013. Originally, Dan Patrick was rumored to be the host. On August 6, 2013, the first season premiered.
Despite the fact that the show had not yet debuted, the network ordered an eight-episode second season on July 1, 2013, which premiered on November 5, 2013. GSN eventually announced plans to extend the series for a third season in the summer of 2014, citing the series’ status as a “ratings sensation.” During the third season, the show debuted its first celebrity edition, which included celebrities competing for charity. Before the completion of season three, GSN decided to continue the show for a fourth season, which premiered on January 27, 2015. The series went on another vacation after the seventh episode of the season; fresh episodes from the fourth season began broadcasting on July 16, 2015.
The fourth season’s final episode aired on December 11, 2015, bringing the show’s original run to a close after four seasons and 51 episodes. Netflix has episodes from the first two seasons available.