TVA Television Network

Le Cercle

Network: TVA Television Network

Broadcast Run: 2005 to 2011

Broadcast Medium: Television

Le Cercle was a TV game show broadcast Monday to Friday, which lasted 30 minutes, and was adapted from the French TV game show called La Cible that first started out on TVA in 2005 and that went off the air in December 2011.

Le Cercle, directed by Martin Dupont was hosted by Charles Lafortune, while Paul Houde acted as the game Emcee.

Every day, in front of a studio audience, Charles Lafortune would welcome ten contestants who placed themselves around a large circle. In the centre, there was a camera that would rotate rapidly. The camera would suddenly stop and point randomly at a contestant who had 3 seconds to answer a question. If they took more than 3 seconds, the contestant was then eliminated.

As host of this game show, Charles Lafortune won the Artis trophy in 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2011.

Written by Yvon Chouinard – January, 2012