FOX 29 TO DEBUT "THE CLASSH-ROOM" HOSTED BY RICHARD CURTIS
PHILADELPHIA – FOX 29 announces "The ClassH-Room," a half-hour, weekday game show, set to debut October 1st. Teacher turned television personality, Richard Curtis will serve as host for the program, which will pit tri-state area teachers against their 7th- to 12th-grade students in a test of knowledge and skill, with questions and challenges related to topics such as pop culture, math, world history, science, and current events. The participating school receives a monetary donation, and the winning team decides how to spend it. "The ClassH-Room" will tape in front of a live studio audience filled with contestants' classmates, family, and friends.
"Most television game shows are taped on one of the coasts, but 'The ClassH-Room' actually goes one step further. It will be produced between two 'coasts' – the Delaware River and the Schuylkill River – where Philadelphia-area students and teachers will battle it out," stated station Vice President and General Manager, Dennis Bianchi.
Richard Curtis is currently in his eighth year as a technology education teacher at Souderton Area High School. He rose to the national spotlight in 2016 as winner of the "Live! With Kelly" co-host competition. After hosting multiple episodes, Richard began working with various television outlets, including FOX 29 on "Good Day Philadelphia." He is also the host of Varsity Spirits National Dance Championships on ESPN/ESPN2 and CBS Sports.
Curtis said, "As a teacher, I immediately fell in love with the unique concept of the show, where I get to shine a spotlight on some of the amazing educators and students in the Delaware Valley. We are going to have some fun!"