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3.30.2006

Cash Cab 

Hell, a taxi can take a hint. No visitors or posts in a really long lonely time. So this blog gets the following story instead:

'Best cab ride ever!'
Win money -- or be put out in the rain -- in 'Cash Cab'

NEW YORK (AP) -- Of the 13,000 cabs in New York City, only one pays you.

On "Cash Cab," a Discovery Channel reality game show, people plop themselves into the back of a seemingly normal, yellow van taxi. But then lights on the ceiling begin flashing and the driver turns around to inform the passengers they're on television.

En route to the contestant's destination, comedian Ben Bailey asks general knowledge questions worth $25, $50 and $100. Get three questions wrong, though, and you're out -- on the street, even in the pouring rain, wherever you are.

Despite little promotion, viewers have responded to the charming simplicity of "Cash Cab." Airing twice on weekdays (6 and 6:30 p.m. EST) it has built a loyal following.

Like many TV shows, "Cash Cab" is adapted from a British original. It's been licensed to 25 countries, including France, Australia, Indonesia and Peru. And Discovery says the show will go back into production for new episodes to air later this spring.

Rest of the story here.

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