CTV announced today that acclaimed comedian and actress Lilly Singh is confirmed to host and executive produce the inaugural season of CTV’s previously announced primetime quiz show BATTLE OF THE GENERATIONS. Each episode of the nostalgia-packed quiz show features four contestants representing a different generation (Baby Boomer, Gen X, Millennial, and Gen Z), as they battle through multiple rounds of nostalgia-packed pop culture trivia. Whoever triumphs in this unique game of time travelling trivia enters The Vault for a chance to win a cash prize of up to $25,000.
“I love a quiz show, so I’m very excited to host and executive produce BATTLE OF THE GENERATIONS with my company Unicorn Island,” said Lilly Singh, Host and Executive Producer. “I look forward to representing my fellow millennials across Canada and seeing all the generations bring it!”
“As millions of her fans worldwide know, Lilly Singh has found the heart and humour in generational differences throughout her career,” said Jennifer Couke, Executive Producer. “BATTLE OF THE GENERATIONS will showcase Lilly’s combination of creativity, pop culture fandom, and quick-witted hosting skills – including some playful generational jabs. We can’t wait for Canadian families to play along at home, undoubtedly rooting for the contestant representing their own generation.”
CTV also confirmed today that nation-wide casting for BATTLE OF THE GENERATIONS is currently underway, with production on the 20-episode, one-hour quiz show set to begin February 2023 in Toronto. Viewers who think they have what it takes to reign supreme in this epic battle of the ages now have a chance to represent their generation on CTV’s new game show. For casting details and updates, including instructions on how to apply, fans can visit CTV.ca/BOTGcasting.
BATTLE OF THE GENERATIONS not only asks how well you know your own generation, but how well you know your rivals’ generations – ultimately resolving the question of which generation has what it takes to win it all. Additional programming information to be announced in the coming months.
Today’s announcement comes on the heels of Blink49 Studios and Bell Media’s multi-year partnership with Singh and her company Unicorn Island Productions on a unique first-look global scripted and second-look unscripted deal. Singh and Unicorn Island also have a first-look unscripted deal with Universal Television Alternative Studio.