Taye Diggs to host Fox game show 'You're Back in the Room'

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Taye Diggs has signed on to host Fox's upcoming comedy game show "You're Back in the Room."

Based on the U.K. series of the same name, "You're Back in the Room" features teams of contestants working to complete everyday tasks — from frosting a cake to blowing up balloons — while hypnotized. Fox gave the series an eight-episode order in December. Production is set to begin in July.

Diggs stars on the TNT drama "Murder in the First," currently in its third season. He recently wrapped up a multi-episode arc on Fox's freshman drama "Rosewood."

"The second I saw this show I knew I needed to be a part of it. It's the most unique blend of comedy and competition I've seen in years," Diggs said. "I'm also quite excited as this is a program I can watch and laugh at with my six-year-old son."

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In addition to Diggs, Keith Barry, who stars in the original U.K. version of "You're Back in the Room," has joined the Fox series as resident hypnotist. The Fox show is produced by Tuesday's Child, which produced the U.K. series. in association with BBC Worldwide Productions. Karen Smith and Joe Sungkur serve as executive producers.


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