National Bingo Night (Indian game show)
National Bingo Night is an Indian game show, based on the American game show of the same name, produced by Urban Brew Studios which schedule to premiere on Colors TV on 23 January 2010. The show is hosted by Indian actor Abhishek Bachchan. The first celebrity guest on the show was Amitabh Bachchan, the father of the show's host.
|National Bingo Night|
|Presented by||Abhishek Bachchan|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||13|
|Original network||Colors TV|
|Original release||23 January –|
3 April 2010
National Bingo Night is marketed as an interactive experience for both the studio audience and viewers at home. Members of the studio audience attempted to win a game of bingo while competing against a solo studio contestant as well as live television audience.
How to play
In each episode, two fast-paced, rounds of BINGO are played. The contestant plays one of many in-studio games, which is driven by the game ball numbers (1-75). The nation can play alongside the studio contestant by crossing out the numbers on their own 'National Bingo Night' tickets.
Each Ticket is only applicable for the Game number specified on it. Every episode of the Game Show will have two games: a Yellow Ticket Game and a Green Ticket Game. The host announces the game number and colour of the ticket to be played on at the beginning of each Game. The home viewer has to circle the numbers announced by the host that are taken out of the dome, if they appear on their ticket. Viewers are instructed not to poke a hole in their tickets, or scratch out or strike-through the numbers. All the balls/numbers that are taken out will be displayed on the television screen from time to time during the game.
National Bingo Night, had teaser campaign running in the form of Abhishek Aaram Classes where individuals could take a quiz of being lazy, sign a lazy petition earn a certificate for being lazy or the coined term being aarami. The show was first unveiled to viewers via a teaser campaign and witnessed the host, Abhishek Bachchan associated with 'Abhishek's Aaram Classes'.
|Amitabh Bachchan||23 January 2010||₹ 25,00,000||First guest|
|30 January 2010||For the promotion of Ishqiya|
|6 February 2010||Maruti Suzuki Sx4 Car
|For the promotion of My Name Is Khan|
|13 February 2010||Maruti Suzuki Sx4|
|27 February 2010||Maruti Suzuki Sx4
|For the promotion of Karthik Calling Karthik|
|Avinash Mukherjee as Jagdish
Avika Gor as Anandi
|6 March 2010||Maruti Suzuki Sx4||In Balika Vadhu|
Vindu Dara Singh
|13 March 2010||Maruti Suzuki Sx4||Bigg Boss 3 Contestant|
|3 April 2010||₹ 1,00,000||For the promotion of Jaane Kahan Se Aayi Hai|
- "Big B to be son Abhishek's first guest on 'Bingo'". Press Trust of India. 18 January 2010.
- "Colors bets big on game show Bingo". Financial Express. 19 January 2010.
- "Amitabh Bachchan to play Bingo with his son Abhishek". indiantelevision. 23 January 2010.
- "Bachchan Jr to rouse the aarami in you". Business Standard. 1 July 2010.
- "Orchard generates buzz for Colors' National Bingo Night". Campaign India. 20 December 2009. Archived from the original on 2 January 2010.