International: The CW has dropped the British comedy game show Taskmaster Just days after its Premiere.
Supernatural returns will take over the next few weeks from Taskmaster’s 9 pm Sunday timeslot. Other options for the Taskmaster, including the CW Seed run, are being explored, sources said.
Taskmaster averaged 0.1 adults 18-49 in its premiere episode and attracted 432,000 and 224,000 viewers on Live+same day, respectively. It was among many alternative acquisitions to its summer lineup made by The CW.
Taskmaster is the International Emmy and Triple BAFTA Nominated Comedy Game Show, which just won the 2020 BAFTA Award for Best Comedy Entertainment. It stars comedian and actor Greg Davies in the title role of the all-powerful Taskmaster, who delivers simple comedic and bizarre tasks to five regular contestants who are comedians and with Alex Horne (the show creator) acting as an assistant to the Taskmaster.
The tasks are typically performed in isolation, but sometimes in teams which are designed to promote lateral and innovative thinking amongst the participants.