CHICAGO – April 23, 2020 A new TV game show, Jeff’s Homemade Game Show, is currently being produced in Chicago that promotes and celebrates family time – parents and kids working together, playing together and making decisions together. The show will premiere on BYUtv on May 12 at 8 p.m. CST.
Jeff’s Homemade Game Show turns a visit to a family’s home into a fun instant TV game show as the host, Second City alumnus Jeff Rogers, conducts various fun challenges using the family’s own household objects, locations and activities. Money and prizes are awarded for successfully completing a challenge. Items from Jeff’s actual garage are awarded to the family if they happen to come up short. Family members are asked to play games like Toilet Paper Relay where they pull toilet paper through the house without it breaking, Pillow tower, and Floor of Lava.
Jeff’s Homemade Game Show reinforces studies that show family time helps build self esteem in children, strengthens family bonds, develops positive behaviors, creates happy memories and helps parents and children reconnect. Most recently, the program received a Mom’s Choice Award, which recognizes the best in family-friendly media, products and services.
The first 10 episodes were filmed in the Chicago and Northwest, Indiana area. The show was developed by the creative and executive production team of Chicago natives Bob Kopach, Bob Maraist, and Jeff Rogers.
For more about the show go to: https://www.byutv.org/jeffsgameshow
Rogers, a Second City alum and award-winning Chicago actor, has been seen on Chicago PD, Chicago Fire and Empire. Maraist’s Emmy Award winning, Chicago based World View Productions, who is producing the show, has worked with major networks like A&E, FX, PBS, & HBO. Kopach is a Columbia College grad and has worked for World View in its development department for the past 8 years.
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