Yet another Israeli television concept has been sold to a US series — this time it’s Channel 10’s “Anybody Home?” to talk-show host Ellen DeGeneres.
Hosted by TV and radio personality Dror Refael, “Anybody Home?” is a trivia show in which Refael scoots around on a Segway, surprising families at their front door and asking them trivia questions based on what he learns about them from their homes. If they answer correctly, he gives them cash prizes.
DeGeneres has already used parts of the format on her own show, and decided to move forward with purchasing it for further use. The series has already been sold to Turkey, Kazakhstan and the Czech Republic.
The only difference, commented celebrity-watcher Guy Pines, is that the Israeli version offers cash prizes in NIS 200 increments; the DeGeneres players won prizes in multiples of $2,000.
In this episode, Refael rides around Jerusalem’s Old City until he knocks on the door of Isaac Shiraz, an American musician living in the Jewish Quarter.