THE BUTTON

Production Company:
Avalon Television

Commissioning Broadcaster:
BBC One

Series Breakdown:
S1 8 x 30

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The Button (BBC One) is an innovative new format from the award-winning team behind Taskmaster

The Button (the show’s host, judge and, of course, actual button) makes its debut in this primetime game show taking place in the houses of five families who compete to win challenges in the comfort of their living rooms. Arriving in all five locations simultaneously, The Button sets the households a series of fiendishly fun challenges requiring skill, determination and intellect, over one anything-can-happen day.

At any time, The Button can decide to turn red, meaning all five families must keep a vigilant eye on their talkative new house guest and press it as soon as they can to start – the games are played at precisely the same time in each home so a late push of the button puts a team at a serious disadvantage. Drawing on the resourcefulness of all members of the house, from whip-smart kids to ever-wise (you’d hope) grandparents, the families compete for big money prizes.

“Genuinely interesting new game show concepts are a rare breed – but luckily, this is one of them…”
The Radio Times

“…fresh, fun and entirely original.”
The I Newspaper

“It’s a genius idea”
The Sunday Mirror