According to a leaked Sony email, RadarOnline reports that CNN was interested in adding a political version of CBS’ Jeopardy to their programming lineup.
Zucker, who headed NBC before joining CNN, approached Sony television executives in late October to propose the company produce a political version of their long-running game show Jeopardy, according to an email sent to Sony Pictures Television President Steve Mosko on November 6, 2014.
“Steve I met with Zucker this week and he asked if we would consider doing political jeopardy show for cnn. I’m guessing it’s a non starter but wanted to ask you how to respond to him,” read the e-mail from John Weiser, the president of Sony Pictures Television Distribution.
There was no indication in other emails of how the talks between CNN and Sony are progressing.
For obvious reasons, this doesn’t belong on CNN. But, could one make the case this is certainly more relevant than anything Anthony Bourdain, Mike Rowe, Lisa Ling, et al can bring to CNN?
(H/t Johnny Dollar)