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"Cash Cab" Returns, Spin-Off Premiering 2/14

By admin Published: February 1, 2011

It’s a full hour of ‘fare play’ as all new episodes of CASH CAB with the Emmy® award winning cabbie cut-up Ben Bailey hit the streets Monday, February 14 at 6pm e/p on Discovery Channel followed by series premiere of CASH CAB CHICAGO at 6:30pm e/p. Second City alum and comedian Beth Melewski steps behind the wheel to host the brand new Windy City edition of everyone’s favorite game show-on-the-go.

A native of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Melewski is a longtime Chicagoan and member of Chicago’s famed Second City, the home and proving ground of countless comedy greats including Bill Murray, Steve Carell, Bonnie Hunt and Tina Fey. In addition to being part of The Second City Touring Company, Beth is one half of the improv duo Dual Exhaust hailed by The Chicago Sun-Times as one of the "top 10 comedy duos of the past 10 years." Melewski was also part of the ComedySportz improve troupe in Chicago.

More details after the jump.

CASH CAB is unlike any other game show, as unsuspecting riders picked up on city streets become on-air contestants inside the cab/mobile set. Quizzed on immersive, general knowledge questions all the way to their destination, the questions get harder and the stakes get higher as the meter ticks away. Miss three questions and the CASH CAB pulls over ejecting the contestants onto the sidewalk, no matter where they are.

CASH CAB CHICAGO is the first full series spin-off for CASH CAB. The series traveled this past summer to Las Vegas for a special week of shows taping up and down The Strip with celebrity passengers playing for charity.

CASH CAB and CASH CAB CHICAGO are produced for the Discovery Channel by Lion Television. Tony Tackaberry, Tom Cohen and Allison Corn are the executive producers for Lion Television. Kelly Lueschow is executive producer is Discovery Channel.

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