Ryan Agoncillo is a cabbie in new game show
(Philstar.com) - December 20, 2015 - 10:09pm

MANILA, Philippines —  Actor and "Eat Bulaga" star Ryan Agoncillo is a cab driver in a new game show "Cash Cab Philippines" set to premiere on Tuesday on AXN.

As host and driver, Agoncillo quizzes commuters on general knowledge, with questions getting trickier as contestants give correct answers.

An incorrect answer is equivalent to a strike, and contestants are given up to three strikes before being booted out of the taxi. However, they can either call a friend or ask a passerby for possible answers and avoid being kicked out.

Trailer of "Cash Cab Philippines" hosted by Ryan Agoncillo. SPT Networks Asia/Released

SPT Networks Asia has commissioned leading independent production company activeTV to produce "Cash Cab Philippines." The company has also produced AXN’s "Cash Cab Asia" and "The Amazing Race Asia."

Ang Hui Keng, senior vice president and general manager of Sony Pictures Television Networks Asia, said "Cash Cab Philippines" is a localized adaptation of AXN's succesful "Cash Cab Asia.

"The show will immediately resonate with our Filipino viewers," he said. "The show continues our commitment to high quality original productions and sustains the momentum gained from 'The Amazing Race Asia,' 'The Apprentice Asia' and the record-breaking 'Asia’s Got Talent."

The executive expressed confidence that the new game show will be among the network's "track record of hit series," promising that it will be "smart, intense, unexpected and locally relevant."

The pilot season of "Cash Cab Philippines" will have a total of 13 episodes. Its double episode premiere is on December 22, Tuesday at 8:50 p.m., with an encore on December 24, Thursday at 9:15 p.m. on AXN.  AXN is seen on SkyCable Ch 49, Cable Link C 38, Cignal TV Ch 61, Destiny Cable Ch 61, Dream Ch 20, and GSAT Ch 51.

Starcom Mediavest Group serves as the game show's exclusive partner, while its presenters include McDonald’s, Sun Cellular and PSBank. The vehicles used in the show are powered by Petron and Toyota Abad Santos.

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