"Cash Cab," the best game show to take place in a taxi, is coming back to TV

"There are 13,000 cabs in the streets of the Big Apple, but there's only one that pays you!" 

Published March 27, 2017 9:03PM (EDT)

 (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
(AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

"Cash Cab" is coming back — for all of us who still dream of getting paid to ride in a NYC taxicab.

In 2005 a little show called "Cash Cab" graced television screens across the U.S. For seven years, comedian and host Ben Bailey drove unsuspecting New Yorkers and tourists around New York City, asking them "general knowledge questions" for the duration of their ride, with the riders racking up the cash with every correct answer.

In 2012, the "Cash Cab" closed its doors for good, after more than 200 episodes and four daytime Emmys.

But now the cab is back.

"Cash Cab" is coming back after five years off the air. New episodes of the show will air on the Discovery Channel later this year.

Longtime fans will be happy to know that the premise of the show will remain the same. The cab will pick up unknowing passengers and question them as they take their ride. Contestants will still get kicked out after three wrong answers, and there's still cash money up for grabs.

There's also something new in store for viewers. Taking a cue from the new trend of celebrities doing things while riding in cars — we're looking at you "Carpool Karaoke" — the new "Cash Cab" episodes will occasionally feature celebrity guest stars behind the wheel.

David Steinberg, the comedic brains behind "Curb Your Enthusiasm," has signed on to direct. A host has yet to be announced, though original host Ben Bailey is apparently not returning.

"Cash Cab" faced some controversy while originally on the air, when it was revealed that half of the "unsuspecting" riders were actually picked in advance by the producers. It is currently unknown how the revamped version will pick out its contestants.

By Katie Serena

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