Fuji Television unveils ‘Quiz Pinch Hitter’, ‘Idea Chef’ shows worldwide

Fuji Television Network Inc has announced its latest non-scripted format ‘Quiz Pinch Hitter’ and ‘Idea Chef’ at MIPCOM 2020 for international market distribution.

Working closely with legendary TV scriptwriter Yasushi Akimoto, who is behind Japanese pop group AKB48 to produce this non-scripted format, ‘Quiz Pinch Hitter’ is a completely new quiz show whereby, questions will be asked across topics such as video games, anime, math, food, and trivia which cannot be easily answered.

Contestants’ networks of connections of friends and followers on social media are used to solve super difficult problems during live broadcast.

Meanwhile, ‘Idea Chef’ is a food battle show where an unimaginable unique recipe comes up. A first-class chef, popular cuisine YouTuber and a charismatic housewife battle in a serious cooking showdown using only ingredients announced on the spot.

Yuki Matsumoto (Producer of ‘Quiz Pinch Hitter’ and ‘Idea Chef’/Variety Production Department, Fuji TV) and Ryuji Komiya (Head of Format, Fuji TV) hoped the shows would be adapted locally in many countries, as both programmes’ format could be easily adapted locally even in the current COVID-19 situation.

Fuji Television continues to maintain its status as an innovative leader in Japan’s television industry since its establishment in 1959.

Source: BERNAMA News Agency