Channel 10 will fill the hole it created when it cancelled Family Feud, with UK game show Pointless; pictured is host of the UK version, Alexander Armstrong.. Channel 10 will fill the hole it created when it cancelled Family Feud, with UK game show Pointless; pictured is host of the UK version, Alexander Armstrong..

Entertain Us (10-7-2018): A pointless venture?

HAVE you ever looked at the TV schedule and thought there aren’t enough game shows on air?

Well have I got news for you.

Channel 10 has filled the hole in the market it created when it cancelled Family Feud with Pointless.

It’s pretty popular in the UK but the concept isn’t incredibly well known here despite episodes being shown on the ABC.

Much like other quiz shows, competitors are asked questions and expected to provide answers.

Unlike other shows the idea is to come up with the least obvious answer when asked to 100 people. It is literally the opposite of Feud.

So for example the question might be name one of the seven dwarfs. If you named one of the more popular ones, one of the ones most people would have thought of like Happy or Doc, you’d get points but you wouldn’t win. If you’d named one of Snow White’s lesser known companions you’d end up with no points.

Are you following?

The more answers you give with the least points (the least recognised) the better!

At the helm of this incarnation is Dr Andrew Rochford and Mark Humphries.

Literally the pointless answer to who would host Pointless.

Rochford, an actual human doctor, started his TV life on the second season of The Block and has since gone on to star on The Project and Sunday Night. He’s a smart dude and will be seated behind the laptop dishing out the answers.

Humphries is an even lesser known quantity for many but his work on The Roast and The Feed (look up Barrabas Loins) makes me very excited.

The adverts don’t fill me with a whole lot of enthusiasm or confidence, it looks very stilted and staged but that would tend to be because it probably is. I know, very insightful.

I like to think I know a lot and love any opportunity to yell at the telly so I’ll be ready to use all the literal pointless information in my brain when this airs later this month.

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