Rove’s US game show axed

13 June, 2014 by Emily Blatchford

Riot, the improvised comedy series from Aussie comedian Rove McManus, has been axed after underwhelming ratings in the US.

The show, which was co-produced by Rove’s buddy and fellow comedian Steve Carell, has been described as a mix between Whose Line Is It Anyway? and Wipeout and debuted last month on FOX TV to a meagre audience of 1.3 million.


The show was based on the based upon the Australian Slide Show television series, which was actually based on a French program Vendredi tout est permis ("On Fridays, Anything Goes with Arthur".)

Rove acted as host with the contestants comprising of a number of famous actors and comedians, including Carell himself.

Despite pulling some seriously impressive guests (Seinfeld’s George Alexander, US comedians Andy Dick and Tom Green, to name a few) Riot was officially cancelled by Fox yesterday.