National Bingo Night on Colors TV Abhishek Bachchan Indian Reality TV Show


ABC TV Channel in USA premiered the National Bingo Night gameshow in May of 2007 in the United States. It was cancelled by ABC after the first few episodes, and picked up by GSN.

Three years later, the format has apparently been licensed by Colors TV Channel in India (also called Aapka Colors), and the franchisee has chosen Indian movie hero Abhishek Bachchan to host the show. Abhishek is the son of Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan and married to the glamorous fashion-model turned actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. Abhishek is the grandson of acclaimed poet and writer Harivansh Rai Bachchan.

In addition to the Indian franchise, the show also has franchises in Australia and the Philippines.

The game is an interactive experience for both the studio audience and viewers at home. On NBN, members of the studio audience attempted to win a game of bingo while competing with a solo studio contestant. For Bingo America, it is played as a straight general knowledge quiz format with two players and a home viewer bingo game within.

Home viewers play along with pre-printed game cards that are available from the network website just before each episode airs, and are also eligible to win prizes.

After entertaining millions of households in India, AAPKA COLORS known as COLORS outside of the U.S., one of South Asia's leading channels and India's number one General Entertainment Channel in Hindi language, is to be launched in the United States in early 2010. The channel, which is the flagship brand of Viacom18 Media Pvt. Ltd, will be distributed in the US via DISH Network, the leader in international programming.

The channel known for its path-breaking shows, unrivaled concepts and revolutionary programming style will soon be available for the entertainment needs of the entire Hindi Speaking diaspora in the U.S. Launched in India in July 2008, the channel (to be called 'AAPKA COLORS' in the USA, which means 'Respectfully your Colors') quickly became the leader in this space within 9 months to be India's ultimate entertainment destination for the entire family.

'AAPKA COLORS' is the US version of Viacom18 Media Pvt. Ltd.'s flagship brand in the entertainment space in India. A combination of 'emotions' and 'variety', it was launched in India on 21st July 2008 and offers an entire spectrum of emotions to its viewers. From Fiction shows to Format shows to Reality shows to Blockbuster Movies - the basket contains all 'Jasbaat Ke Rang'. The Channel is dedicated to promoting wholesome entertainment, through programmes like Sabki Jodi Wohi Banata...Bhagyavidhata, Maat Pita Ke Charnon Mein...Swarg, Balika Vadhu- Kacchi Umar Ke Pakke Rishtey, Uttaran, Na Aana Is Des Laado, Fear Factor - Khatron Ke Khiladi Level 2, & Chhote Miyan Chapter 2 amongst others.

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