"Schlag den Star" (Beat the Star): New Celeb vs. "Average Joe" Episodes Starting September
Germany's celebrities battle it out again. Starting in September, ProSieben will show four new episodes of "Schlag den Star". Steven Gätjen hosts the celebrity version of "Schlag den Raab" (Beat Raab).
Up to nine games will be played to decide victory or defeat on "Schlag den Star". In each of the four episodes, one candidate will take on a new star from showbiz, film or sport. The celebrities in "Schlag den Star" are playing to protect their honor and image. The candidates stand to win up to 50,000 euro in each episode. If the star keeps the upper hand in the duel, the jackpot for the next show will increase by another 50,000 euro. The stars are: Tim Mälzer, Giovanni Zarrella, Guido Cantz and DJ Bobo.
Like the original, "Schlag den Star" is a ratings success. The last battles between normal candidates and stars in autumn 2010 saw average ratings of 17.7 percent among 14 - 49 year old viewers.