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Hypnotist Keith Barry and Taye Diggs to star in FOX game show, “You’re Back in the Room”

Irish hypnotist Keith Barry will reprise his role from the British game show, You’re Back in the Room, when Taye Diggs hosts a new American version that goes into production this summer for FOX.

“The second I saw this show I knew I needed to be a part of it. It’s the most unique blend of comedy and competition I’ve seen in years,” said Diggs. “I’m also quite excited as this is a program I can watch and laugh at with my six-year-old son.”

The FOX version of ITV’s You’re Back in the Room may eventually adopt a different title, but across the pond, contestants work in teams to complete challenges after Barry hypnotizes them.

FOX has ordered eight one-hour episodes, with production starting in July.

Barry enjoyed a 2004 special on MTV, a 2006 special on CBS, then hosted Deception with Keith Barry for the Discovery channel. He’s also the chief consultant on the movie sequel, Now You See Me: The Second Act, due this summer.

Diggs was just on FOX this past year on Rosewood.




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