Nickelodeon has tapped comedian and Adam Ruins Everything host Adam Conover to not ruin its new family game show, The Crystal Maze.
The game show, an adaptation of a hit series in the UK, will premiere Jan. 24, 2020, on Nickelodeon, airing Friday nights at 7 p.m. Eastern/Pacific. Conover will play the Maze Master, charged with guiding one family team through physical and mental challenges set within an elaborate labyrinth of four giant and immersive themed zones: Aztec, Eastern, Futuristic and Industrial.
Conover said, in the press release: “As the Maze Master, the only thing that gives me greater joy than tormenting our adventurers with devious games is handing out giant cash prizes to the lucky few who manage to escape the challenges inside the crystal maze. This show is the ultimate challenge for families, proving that you have to work together if you want to win, and that’s a fact.”
In each episode, the youngest family member serves as team captain. Successful completion of escape-room style challenges brings rewards with a “time crystal” granting the family five seconds in the centerpiece final zone called the Crystal Dome. The more crystals gathered throughout the game, the more time each family has for a dramatic clock countdown challenge inside the dome for a chance to win up to $25,000.