'Big Fan' Series Premiere on ABC

Monday, January 9, 2017
Jimmy Kimmel

ABC's new comedic game show 'Big Fan' from Jimmy Kimmel and Banijay Studios North America to premiere on Monday, January 9 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EST), with two back-to-back episodes.

Big Fan is based on the 'Who Knows... ?' the celebrity vs. super-fan game segment that originally aired on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'. The segment became a viral video success when pop star Katy Perry went up against one of her biggest fans and lost.

Hosted by Andy Richter, each episode of the half-hour, studio-based game show will feature one celebrity and three of his or her fans battling it out to prove who is the ultimate super fan. Contestants will go head-to-head to see who knows more about the episode's featured celebrity. The winner will move on to the final round in an ultimate showdown, celebrity vs. super fan, to see who knows most about the celebrity. If the super fan wins, they will be awarded a priceless experience with the celebrity.

Matthew McConaughey, Aaron Rodgers, Kim Kardashian West and Kristen Bell will compete in first episodes of 'Big Fan'.

Jimmy Kimmel; David Goldberg, Banijay Group President and Banijay Studios North America CEO; and Caroline Baumgard, chief creative officer, Banijay Studios North America, serve as executive producers.

Source: ABC press release