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NPR’s ‘Wait Wait, Don’t Tell Me’ debuts on TV

NPR’s quiz show “Wait Wait … Don’t Tell Me” is making the leap from radio to television. The show debuts Friday evening on BBC America.

Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me! is an hour-long weekly radio news panel game show is hosted by playwright and actor Peter Sagal. “Wait Wait” is in its 14th season on NPR and draws a weekly audience of 3.2 million listeners on 595 public radio stations.

Los ANgeles Times reports:

“Wait, Wait … Don’t Tell Me,” the popular NPRcurrent-events comedy panel show Sagal has hosted for nearly 14 years. It will come to television Friday, when BBC Americaairs a special Anglo-American video edition subtitled “A Royal Pain in the News.” Regular contributors Paula Poundstoneand Alonzo Bodden and “official judge and scorekeeper” Carl Kasell will appear; guests Nick Hancock (a U.K. game-show host) and author Neil Gaiman (“Coraline”) bring the Britishness.