New Challenge original programming, which is good to see, and this sounds like a proper old-school quiz, fronted by a proper old-school entertainer host Brian Conley. I always liked Conley growing up, so I hope this works out for him.
Lewis Murphy saw an episode of this being taped and you can read his account of things here. Basically it’s based around putting things in a given order. Format sounds basically well thought out (even if it’s not quite as clever as I originally envisaged), we’ll see how it comes across on screen.
But if you can’t wait until then, there’s an app out! Currently iTunes only with Android to come and it’s actually pretty slick and worth a look – it’s free with unlockable question packs (general knowledge is unlocked, sport and TV can be bought although I don’t know if the sport and TV questions that feature in general knowledge are the same or different to the ones that come in a specialised game) and perishable lifelines. I’ve had a couple of repeat questions already which isn’t great, and some of the items are a bit esoteric I think but at least it hasn’t cost anything and is diverting enough to download. There’s also a weekly challenge promising different questions every week.
The survival mode sounds like the show’s endgame writ large, and if that is the case given one timeline to finish within 45 seconds double or nothing I’d almost certainly always go for it if it’s as quick to iterate your way to the correct answer it is here.