NPR's Wait Wait ... Heading to Television

It's getting a one-hour special next month that could lead to more
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 16, 2011 5:15 PM CST
NPR's 'Wait Wait ... Don't Tell Me' Is Getting a TV Special
This publicity image released by NPR shows Carl Kasell, left, and Peter Sagal of NPR's satirical news quiz show "Wait, Wait...Don't Tell Me!"   (AP Photo/NPR, Tony Nagelmann)

NPR's popular Wait Wait ... Don't Tell Me is heading for the bright lights of television. The quiz show will get a one-hour special that will air Dec. 23 on the cable channel BBC America, reports AP. The New York Times sees it as a "try-out of sorts"—if it does well, expect to see more next year. Host Peter Sagal wasn't divulging much: "No comment. (I've always wanted to say that to the New York Times.)" The shows draws 3.2 million weekly listeners on the radio. (Read more Wait Wait ... Don't Tell Me stories.)

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