The Wall

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  • TV-PG
  • 2016
  • 5 Seasons
  • 5.9  (643)

The Wall is a game show that premiered on NBC in 2016. It is hosted by Chris Hardwick, and the show features two-person teams competing for a cash prize on a giant wall. The teams consist of family members or friends, and they are chosen based on their unique and heartwarming stories.

The game starts with a qualification round that includes a trivia quiz. The players have to answer questions correctly to earn balls of different colors. Each color ball has a different value: green balls are worth $1,000, and red balls are worth $10,000. The team members take turns answering questions and choosing the location where they want to drop the ball. The ball hits pins on the way down the wall, and wherever it lands determines the total cash prize for that round.

The main attraction of the show is the wall itself. It's a massive structure that stands at 40 feet tall and 12 feet wide. The wall has several slots where the balls can land, each with a different cash value. Some slots also contain a 'Free Fall' hole that adds a bonus to the team's final score.

Another unique aspect of the show is the presence of a third person, known as 'the military hero.' The hero is a member of the United States military, and he or she is stationed in a soundproof booth, with no connection to the outside world. The hero is shown a video clip of each round, and he or she is then given the opportunity to answer one question. If the hero answers correctly, the team receives an additional ball drop.

The Wall has a variety of challenges that test the team members' knowledge, skill, and luck. Some rounds require the players to answer certain questions correctly to win a prize, while others involve pure chance. For example, one round requires the players to choose between two categories, and the location where they drop the ball depends on which category they choose.

Throughout the game, the tension builds as the players accumulate more cash and approach the final round. In the final round, the cash prizes are much higher, and there is only one ball drop. The team members have to work together to strategize and choose the location where they want to drop the ball. If the ball lands in a high-value slot, the team could walk away with a massive cash prize.

Overall, The Wall is an exciting and unpredictable game show that keeps viewers on the edge of their seats. The combination of trivia questions, random chance, and heartwarming stories makes for a compelling and entertaining experience. The massive wall and the presence of the military hero add to the spectacle of the game, and Chris Hardwick's energetic hosting style keeps the show moving at a brisk pace. Fans of game shows and high-stakes competitions will definitely want to check out The Wall.

The Wall is a series that is currently running and has 5 seasons (83 episodes). The series first aired on December 19, 2016.

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Jakob and Yvonne
14. Jakob and Yvonne
December 1, 2023
Mother-and-son duo Yvonne and Jakob representing Fort Carson, Colo., and Washington, D.C., respectively, take on the wall in hopes of winning big.
Melissa and Liz
13. Melissa and Liz
November 13, 2023
Sisters Melissa and Liz from Chanute, Kan., join forces to test their knowledge and luck on the wall.
Turquoise and Donald
12. Turquoise and Donald
November 10, 2023
Turquoise and her husband, Donald, represent Durham, N.C., and go head-to-head with the wall.
Jerimiah and Nikki
11. Jerimiah and Nikki
November 3, 2023
Married couple Jerimiah and Nikki from Lubbock, Texas, take on the wall, hoping to win big.
Karly and Megan
10. Karly and Megan
July 24, 2023
Sisters Karly and Megan from Las Vegas and Makawao, Hawaii, respectively, go up against the wall.
Kavi and Radhika
9. Kavi and Radhika
July 10, 2023
Mother-daughter duo Kavi and Rhadika, representing Green Book, N.J., take on the ups and down of contending on the wall.
David and Chris
8. David and Chris
June 26, 2023
Capitol Police Officer David and godbrother Chris from Washington, D.C., face the wall and the pressure to leave triumphant.
Rachel and Chris
7. Rachel and Chris
June 19, 2023
Engaged couple Rachel and Chris from Loveland, Colo., take on the heat and contend for a chance to win big on the wall.
Travis and Kelsey
6. Travis and Kelsey
May 16, 2023
Veteran Travis Mills and his wife, Kelsey, from Manchester, Maine compete on the wall. Will they take a risk or play it safe?
John And Toni
5. John And Toni
May 9, 2023
Father and daughter John and Toni from Antioch, Calif., contend on the wall. Do they have what it takes to win big?
Bria And Matt
4. Bria And Matt
May 2, 2023
Married couple Matt and Bria from Philadelphia go head-to-head with the wall.
Turner and Shelby
3. Turner and Shelby
April 25, 2023
Engaged couple Turner and Shelby representing Northglenn, Colo., participate in a face-off with the wall. A special guest makes an appearance.
Monet and Kevyn
2. Monet and Kevyn
April 18, 2023
Sisters Kevyn and Monet representing Rochester Hills, Mich., and Oxford, Ohio, respectively, gear up to take on the wall. Will they leave the game victorious?
Christiana and Nic
1. Christiana and Nic
April 11, 2023
Married couple Christiana and Nic from Door County, Wisc., compete in the season premiere.
Where to Watch The Wall
The Wall is available for streaming on the NBC website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch The Wall on demand at Peacock Premium, Amazon Prime, FuboTV and NBC.
  • Premiere Date
    December 19, 2016
  • IMDB Rating
    5.9  (643)