Fox has announced it’s taking a break from having sprinters race giraffes and DMX box George Zimmerman to do something in slightly better taste. Like have teams of four game show contestants diffuse a fake bomb by answering trivia questions.
The show, Boom!, comes from Israel, which is an interesting fact that I’m just not going to discuss any more.
Even though no one is getting blown up, if the team fails to diffuse the bomb, it explodes an undisclosed material across the set, which also shakes violently. So don’t worry, even though the bombs are fake, it will still be trauma-inducing.
Every time a bomb explodes, they lose a team member and 25% of the prize money, so in case anyone needs an extra incentive not to explode, that’s it.