The long-running high school game show “QuizBusters” will begin its final season this fall, WKAR-TV (East Lansing) announced on July 5.
The award-winning original series first aired on Michigan State University’s public television station in 1989. In that time, as many as 100 different school districts, including home school groups, have sent teams to compete on the quiz show.
“I have been humbled by the outpouring of support and words of kindness from viewers and, especially, my former contestants,” said Matt Ottinger, “QuizBusters” host and producer, in a statement on WKAR.org. “While we have fun playing the game in the studio, we don’t always see the greater impact in the community and the memories we are creating for the students.”
The final 29th season of “QuizBusters” will begin October 7 and continue through the Grand Championship Series in Spring 2018.
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