About the Show
Based on the iconic crossword puzzles in People, the country’s No. 1 multiplatform magazine brand with an audience footprint of 127 million, People Puzzler pits three contestants in a three-round battle requiring them to put their pop culture knowledge to the test. The contestant with the most points then moves into the “Fast Puzzle Bonus Round,” where they have the opportunity to win a cash prize.
Debmar-Mercury Co-Presidents Mort Marcus and Ira Bernstein commented, “The biggest ingredients needed for success in television today are high brand awareness and proven talent. With People and Leah Remini, whose audience favorability ratings are through the roof, we have an abundance of both. We believe People Puzzler’s proven ad-friendly format, strong household and adult 25-54 demo performance will attract an entirely new audience to broadcast, while giving stations a tested alternative to pair with originals in this dominant syndication programming genre.”