New Series from Reality TV Mega-Producer John de Mol
Rob Lowe (9-1-1: Lone Star) is taking The Floor as host and producer of FOX’s dynamic new quiz show, created by John de Mol’s Talpa (Big Brother, Deal or No Deal, The Voice). The Floor is a spectacular battle of the brains in which 81 contestants stand on 81 squares on a massive game show floor, competing for a whopping $250,000 prize. Who will conquer The Floor when it debuts midseason on FOX? A first look at The Floor is available here.
“The Floor combines every element needed to create a hit game show: a proven global format built on spectacle and suspense, pedigree producers in Talpa and Eureka, and a superstar host with universal appeal in Rob Lowe, who brilliantly ties the entire show together,” said Allison Wallach, President, Unscripted Programming, of FOX Entertainment. “Rob’s command of the format makes this a fun, edge of your seat, play-along competition we know viewers of all ages will enjoy.”
“We are proud to have a world-renowned Hollywood icon hosting our production of The Floor for FOX,” said Chris Culvenor, CEO of Eureka Productions. “Rob Lowe’s incredible screen presence perfectly complements The Floor’s nail-biting strategic gameplay and will help make this a must-see show for audiences across America.”
“We were very excited to hear that Rob Lowe will be hosting the U.S. version of The Floor. He will definitely take the gameplay to new heights for the 81 participating quiz fans and the viewers," said Maarten Meijs, CEO of Talpa. “We're proud to work together with FOX and Eureka to bring this fun and engaging format to America.”
Pat Kiely, CEO & Founder of BiggerStage said, "The Floor marries scale and spectacle with compulsive play-along that will be a big hit with audiences. We are delighted to be part of a unique collaboration and partner with such a great host in Rob Lowe who has made this format truly must-watch."
Talpa is the creator and owner of The Floor format, which has been sold in six countries, making the U.S. the seventh market. The program has already been renewed for a second season in the Netherlands. Last week, The Floor successfully launched in Spain, where it won its timeslot and was the fourth most-watched show of the day.
The Floor is produced by Eureka Productions, Talpa and BiggerStage. John de Mol, Mark van Achterberg, Chris Culvenor, Paul Franklin, Eden Gaha, Wes Dening, Sean O'Riordan and Shane Byrne serve as executive producers. Anthony Carbone serves as showrunner, and Rob Lowe is producer.
About Rob Lowe
Rob Lowe’s iconic career spans four decades in film, television, and theater. He is also an acclaimed author. Rob has been nominated for two Emmys, six Golden Globes, and four Screen Actors Guild awards in which he won two. He has starred in the 1980’s classics St. Elmo’s Fire, About Last Night and The Outsiders, as well as television classics such as The West Wing and Parks and Recreation. Rob’s incredibly diverse career also includes scene stealing work in Behind the Candelabra, Austin Powers and Tommy Boy. His two memoirs, Stories I Only Tell My Friends and Love Life, are both New York Times Best Sellers. He has taken his first memoir and made it into a touring show called Stories I Only Tell My Friends: Live!, which has received rave reviews throughout the country and sold out in London. He is the host of the highly acclaimed podcast Literally! With Rob Lowe. Rob currently stars in and produces FOX’s highly acclaimed 911: Lone Star, which has been renewed for Season 5. He is also the star of one of this year’s #1 movies on Netflix, Dog Gone. Based on an incredible true story, after a young man and his beloved dog are separated on the Appalachian Trail, he and his father must begin a desperate search to find him before it’s too late. Rob’s latest release was the Netflix comedy Unstable from Victor Fresco and alongside his son, John Owen Lowe. Fresco and both Lowes co-created the show, and all serve as executive producers. Rob and John Owen both star. The series is inspired by their social media relationship where John Owen often hilariously trolls his dad. Lowe has been married to jewelry designer, Sheryl Lowe, since 1991. They have two sons, Matthew and John Owen.
About Eureka Productions
Award-winning unscripted entertainment company, Eureka Productions, was founded in 2016 by Co-CEOs Chris Culvenor and Paul Franklin. Headquartered in Los Angeles and Sydney, the company has since grown a portfolio of over 40 series for network, streaming, cable, and digital platforms in the U.S., Canada, and Australia, becoming one of the TV industry’s fastest growing international producers. Eureka’s current US slate includes returning shows such as the US reboot of “The Mole” (Netflix), the U.S. version of Fremantle’s international format “Farmer Wants a Wife” (FOX), as well as all-new upcoming series “The Floor” (FOX). Other recent productions include “Stars on Mars” for FOX and “The Parent Test” for ABC (adapted from Eureka’s Australian hit “Parental Guidance”). Eureka is also known for US hits such as “Holey Moley” (ABC), “Full Bloom” (HBOMax), “TwentySomethings Austin” (Netflix), “Frogger” (Peacock), “Name That Tune” (FOX), “The Real Dirty Dancing” (FOX), “Finding Magic Mike” (HBO Max), “Dating Around” (Netflix) and “Crikey It’s the Irwins” (Discovery). In Australia, Eureka’s slate includes “Million Dollar Island” for Channel 7, “Luxe Listings” for Amazon, “Byron Baes” for Netflix “Amazing Race Australia” for Network Ten, “Parental Guidance” for Nine Network, and many more. In 2022, Eureka also took on the development and production of all Fremantle’s entertainment, reality, and game show formats in Australia, including “Australian Idol” and “Farmer Wants a Wife” for Seven Network. Eureka Productions is a Fremantle company. For more information, visit eurekagroup.tv.
Talpa is an independent global content house for non-scripted formats based in the Netherlands and founded by John de Mol. The company empowers creativity to produce next-level content that connects people within their homes and around the world. Talpa holds exclusive access rights to premium broadcast and streaming channels in the Netherlands and Germany and has proven to be a successful breeding ground for content creation since the dawn of the industry. Many of today's evergreen entertainment brands originated at Talpa and are now blueprints for the international market.
Founded in March 2021 by Pat Kiely, former managing director of Virgin Media Television, BiggerStage is a media and entertainment company built on three pillars: producing world-class content, developing stand-out talent, and creating innovative partnerships. Headquartered in Dublin, the company develops original content for the global market and creates studio hubs in Ireland for international television production. With over 80 hours of primetime Network shows produced over the last two years, our credits include: Celebrity Name That Tune (FOX), Beat Shazam (FOX), The Big Deal (Virgin Media Television), Irish Book of the Year (RTE), Don't Forget The Lyrics (FOX).
About FOX Entertainment
With a legacy spanning more than 35 years, FOX Entertainment is one of the world’s most recognizable media brands and a prolific content producer across its iconic broadcast network and both owned and third-party streaming platforms. Known for its independent, innovative spirit and provocative, groundbreaking storytelling, the company was reinvented in 2019 with the formation of FOX Entertainment. While maintaining its leadership in broadcast television (9-1-1: Lone Star, The Simpsons, Accused, The Cleaning Lady, Hell’s Kitchen, LEGO Masters), the company is actively building a portfolio of businesses and library of owned original content. To date, FOX Entertainment’s long-term growth strategy has included the acquisitions of award-winning animation studio Bento Box Entertainment (Bob’s Burgers, The Great North, Krapopolis, Grimsburg), entertainment platform TMZ, and global production studio MarVista Entertainment (The Way Home), as well as the formation of the culinary and lifestyle content venture Studio Ramsay Global (Next Level Chef, Gordon Ramsay’s Food Stars) in partnership with Gordon Ramsay. The company also established its in-house unscripted studio FOX Alternative Entertainment (The Masked Singer, I Can See Your Voice, Name That Tune), FOX Entertainment Studios (Animal Control) to develop scripted content and worldwide content sales unit FOX Entertainment Global.
For additional information and photos please visit www.foxflash.com
VP, Publicity, FOX Entertainment