It’s a Knockout, the classic game show, is being rebooted on Italian TV, Variety reports:
Production is underway on an Italian version of the original physical game show, and in France a new version of “Jeux Sans Frontieres” has been greenlit by pubcaster France Televisions. BPM and Air Productions are making the French show, which will go out in a primetime slot on France 2 in early 2020. Other versions of the format are also in the works.
The idea for the original 1960s French show allegedly came from President Charles de Gaulle, who was keen to promote postwar relations between European countries. There have been “Intervilles” – cities going up against other cities – and “Jeux Sans Frontieres,” the intra-country version.