(New York) – Comedian Ben Bailey and his cab are back on duty this winter! Returning to the infamous streets of New York City, Bailey’s cab takes unsuspecting passengers on the ride of their life. The Emmy-Award® winning series, CASH CAB returns to Discovery Channel on Monday, December 4 at 10pm ET/PT.
Iconic director, comedian David Steinberg (CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM, INSIDE COMEDY, SEINFELD, and MAD ABOUT YOU) joins the project with All3Media’s Lion USA to revamp the series as executive producers, with Robyn Todd as co-executive producer. Bailey will also serve as Executive Producer along with the series original ep’s Tony Tackaberry and Allison Corn from Lion USA. The series will also be available on Discovery Go and Discovery on Demand.
Dodging New York City traffic, Bailey’s lucky passengers will take on classic CASH CAB trivia en route to their destination. If they get stumped, pedestrians and friends can help them out via phone, text or social media shout outs. Some unwitting passengers will even be joined by a guest celebrity who help the passengers rack up the cash. The celebrity line-up this season includes Matthew Perry, Brooke Shields (LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT), Scott Bakula (NCIS: NEW ORLEANS, BASMATI BLUES), Gilbert Gottfried (GILBERT, GILBERT GOTTFRIED’S AMAZING COLOSSAL PODCAST), Dave Foley, Jeff Garlin (THE GOLDBERGS, CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM, HANDSOME: A NETFLIX MYSTERY MOVIE) and Susie Essman (CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM, THOSE WHO CAN’T, and BROAD CITY). If the riders and celebrities get three questions wrong, though, they’re out on the street. The upcoming season is full of surprises and detours that help unsuspecting passengers score big rewards.
CASH CAB is produced for Discovery Channel by Lion USA and Norton Productions. For Lion USA, Tony Tackaberry and Allison Corn are executive producers. For Norton Productions, Robyn Todd is co-executive producer. For Discovery, John Slaughter is executive producer.
About Discovery Channel
Discovery Channel is dedicated to creating the highest quality non-fiction content that informs and entertains its consumers about the world in all its wonder, diversity and amazement. The network, which is distributed to 100.8 million U.S. homes, can be seen in 224 countries and territories, offering a signature mix of compelling, high-end production values and vivid cinematography across genres including, science and technology, exploration, adventure, history and in-depth, behind-the-scenes glimpses at the people, places and organizations that shape and share our world. For more information please visit www.discovery.com.
About Discovery Communications
Discovery Communications (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) satisfies curiosity and captivates superfans around the globe with a portfolio of premium nonfiction, lifestyle, sports and kids content brands including Discovery Channel, TLC, Investigation Discovery, Animal Planet, Science and Turbo/Velocity, as well as OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network in the U.S., Discovery Kids in Latin America, and Eurosport, the leading provider of locally relevant, premium sports and Home of the Olympic Games across Europe. Available in more than 220 countries and territories, Discovery’s programming reaches 3 billion cumulative viewers, who together consume 54 billion hours of Discovery content each year. Discovery’s offering extends beyond traditional TV to all screens, including TV Everywhere products such as the GO portfolio and Discovery Kids Play; over-the-top streaming services such as Eurosport Player; digital-first and social video from Group Nine Media; and virtual reality storytelling through Discovery VR. For more information, please visit www.discoverycommunications.com.
About Lion USA
With offices in New York, London and Glasgow, Lion Television is one of the most successful independent production companies in the US and UK. Part of the global production group All3Media, Lion USA is headed by Tony Tackaberry and has produced over 350 hours of programming for MTV, Fox, History, E!, Bravo, TLC, Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, Investigation Discovery, Cooking Channel, PBS, MSNBC, CBS, A&E, HBO, VH1 and National Geographic, among others. Its recent productions include the Emmy award-winning “Cash Cab,” “Six Degrees of Murder,” “The 80s: The Deadliest Decade,” “Follow Your Past,” “Sexy Beasts,” “Deadly Devotion,” “Money From Strangers,” “Junk Food Flip,” “Restaurant Redemption,” “History Detectives,” “MegaDrive,” “Easy Chinese” and a four-part documentary for PBS called “America Revealed.”