It truly is the only ride in town where the driver pays you! Unassuming people enter the Cash Cab as passengers expecting a normal taxi ride, only to discover they're instant contestants on Discovery Channel's innovative science-themed game show hosted by Adam Growe.
Type: Game Show
Runtime: 30 minutes
Cash Cab - Cash Cab (U.S. game show) - Netflix
Cash Cab (stylized as CA$H CAB) is an American game show that aired new episodes on the Discovery Channel from 2005 to 2012. It began airing on December 5, 2005, hosted by stand-up comedian Ben Bailey, and aired its last episode on September 28, 2012. The show was revived on December 4, 2017. It is part of the global Cash Cab franchise that originated in the United Kingdom. While Bailey's show took place in New York City, some episodes of season six took place in Las Vegas. Contestants who ultimately hailed the Cash Cab were not made aware that they were part of the game until they hired the cab and Bailey informed them of the show and its rules. In 2007, Discovery Channel began airing a spin-off edition of the program, Cash Cab: After Dark, in which contestants were picked up near or after sunset as well as overnight and the cash value of the questions was double that of the regular version of the show. The questions were usually more difficult than the daytime version.
Cash Cab - Video Bonus - Netflix
Should the passenger(s) reach the destination without striking out, Bailey/Melewski offers a choice: the option of leaving the cab and keeping the prize money that they have won, or they can stay and try to double their money by risking it all on a Video Bonus question. Bailey/Melewski plays a video clip and asks the contestant(s) a single question based on its content. If the question is answered correctly, the contestant(s) win double what they have earned so far, but if they are wrong, they lose all of their money and “leave with nothing but a free cab ride”.
Cash Cab - References - Netflix