Bullseye, Boom, 500 Questions: A Guide to Summer 2015’s Game Shows

Twilight star Kellan Lutz hosts Bullseye, a new game show featuring a bunch of people acting as human darts in an attempt to win $50,000. Michael Weaver/FOX

It’s unofficially summer, which means that it’s a perfect time for Fox to debut a new game show involving Twilight star Kellan Lutz and a bunch of people acting as human darts in an attempt to win $50,000. (Seriously, it’s happening! On Wednesdays this summer!)

As the days get longer and our attention spans get shorter, networks have swapped out their heavy dramas for fun programming, like a revival of early ’00s game show Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader or the aforementioned Bullseye.

Here’s Us Weekly‘s guide to all the new competition series hitting TV this summer.

500 Questions
Trivia experts try to answer 500 questions in a row on ABC’s aptly titled 500 Questions. ABC/Kelsey McNeal

500 Questions

Premiered: May 20, ABC

Geniuses try to answer a string of 500 extremely difficult trivia questions without getting three in a row wrong. It airs weeknights on ABC until May 28.

Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?

Premiered: May 26, Fox

Jeff Foxworthy hosts a revival of his popular game show which features elementary school students assisting adult contestants in a trivia competition.

The Briefcase

Premiered: May 27, CBS

CBS’ new reality competition features two families trying to decide whether to share a briefcase filled with $101,000 with the strangers also facing the same dilemma.

Are you smarter than a 5th grader
Jeff Foxworthy returns for a brand new iteration of his old game show hit Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader? FOX


Premiered: May 27, Fox

Kellan Lutz and comedian Godfrey host this competition in which eight contestants use their bodies as human darts in order to win $50,000.


Premieres: June 21, ABC

The original robot combat sporting competition returns for six episodes of mechanical fighting fun.

Fox’s new game show Boom! combines trivia and physical challenges. FOX


Premieres: June 25, Fox

Can’t decide on a quiz show or a physical challenge show? Pick both with Fox’s Boom!, which features contestants answering trivia questions while completing messy, explosive obstacles.

Bonus: Okay, so it’s not new, but the always entertaining Hollywood Game Night heads back to NBC, along with host Jane Lynch and a new crop of celebrity contestants, on July 7.

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