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A Cash Cab revival is in the works

This is actually from 30 Rock, and that might not even be the original Cash Cab, but you get the picture (Photo: Ali Goldstein/NBC Photo Bank; Getty Images)

Ride-share services are running roughshod over cab companies these days, with amenities that include aux cords and strained conversation with all the strangers that join you in your Pool or Line. But has any ride-share app ever offered you the chance to make some money while you’re sitting in traffic? (Um, maybe don’t answer that.) In any case, Discovery Channel’s Cash Cab once did (from 2005 to 2012), and now the traveling trivia contest has just turned its light back on.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Discovery Channel’s reviving the series with executive producer David Steinberg (Seinfeld, Curb Your Enthusiasm). All3 Media’s Lion USA, which produced the original show, will also handle production of the revival. A new host hasn’t been hailed yet, but updates to the show’s format have already been teased. Apparently, contestants will be able to get help from “pedestrians and friends… via phone, text or social media shout outs.” Not only that, but a different celebrity will turn chauffeur for various installments of the show. So maybe this image from 30 Rock will come true, and Tracy Morgan will drive you around while asking you to quote Tracy Jordan.


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