MANILA – The word is out! Sony Pictures Television (SPT) Networks Asia has announced on Monday that Cash Cab Philippines is set to premiere in December on AXN.
Cash Cab, which will be hosted by actor and Eat Bulaga host Ryan Agoncillo, will start production this week, picking up unsuspecting passengers in the busy streets of Manila.
Philippine commuters should be ready to be quizzed by Agoncillo on general knowledge. Questions asked during the ride will start easy and become trickier with contestants winning cash prizes for each correct answer. An incorrect answer means a strike, and contestants have up to three strikes before they are booted out of the cab, no matter where they are. Contestants will have two “shout outs” for help if they are stumped on a question and can either call a friend, or ask a random stranger on the street for the answer.
“Cash Cab Philippines is a localized adaptation of AXN’s very successful Cash Cab Asia, so the show will immediately resonate with our Filipino viewers. The show continues our commitment to high quality original productions and sustains the momentum gained from The Amazing Race Asia, The Apprentice Asia and the record-breaking Asia’s Got Talent. AXN’s proven track record of hit series demonstrates a strong demand amongst viewers for shows that are smart, intense, unexpected and locally relevant,” said Ang Hui Keng, Senior Vice President and General Manager, SPT Networks Asia.
The pilot season of Cash Cab Philippines will be having a total of 13 episodes.
SPT Networks, Asia has commissioned leading independent production company activeTV to produce Cash Cab Philippines. activeTV also produced AXN’s Cash Cab Asia and The Amazing Race Asia.
Cash Cab Philippines is supported by its exclusive partner, Starcom Mediavest Group; show presenters McDonald’s, Sun Cellular and PSBank; sponsor Petron and Toyota Abad Santos, provider of the Cash Cab vehicle.