Star China renews Sony Picture Television Intl’s game show 'Blackjack Bowling'

MUMBAI: Star has signed a deal with Sony Pictures Television International (SPTI) to renew the second season of 212 episodes of Blackjack Bowling for Star Chinese in Taiwan.

This follows the success of the game show format on the channel since its launch last June in Taiwan.

On Star Chinese the show is known as Lucky Star and kicks of next month. The game show's first season, which began broadcasting in June 2005, registered an audience of 6.6 million, and a 31 per cent reach in viewership in the first three months. It has consistently been ranked among the top three most watched game shows on pay TV channels in Taiwan says SPTI.

SPTI adds that Blackjack Bowling is the only show of its kind that combines two of the world's favorite pastimes - blackjack and bowling. Just as the two simple elements of the roulette wheel and hangman were combined to create Wheel Of Fortune, SPTI united two activities that everyone in the world has played. Blackjack Bowling's format is flexible and can be played in either a half an hour or a one hour format.

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