Sara Haines is host of ABC’s newest quiz show “The Chase” and co-host of ABC’s daytime talk show, “The View,” where she returned to the panel for season 24 having been a co-host in 2016-2018 for seasons 20-21.
The Chase” is a heart-racing quiz show where three competitors must pit their wits and face off against the Chaser, a ruthless quiz genius determined to stop them from winning cash prizes. Each hour-long episode is a fast-paced battle of brain power, where contestants are challenged to think faster than they ever thought possible to answer up to 166 questions across all topics. “Jeopardy! The Greatest of All Time”’s James Holzhauer, Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter take turns serving as the Chaser, reuniting the three titans of trivia who last faced off in January 2020. But now they’re no longer pursuing each other – they’re chasing YOU!
During a recent interview Sara Haines shared with the personality of each Chaser. “I would describe Ken as warm, um, James as well this word comes out bad, like snarky, he’s always got a line. So I don’t know if snarky is the way I want to capture it, it’s more like, um, he’s like a sibling he’s like a brat, but cool. I would say Brad is just chill.”
Shooting television shows I’m sure has been unusual during this pandemic. Sara Haines didn’t hold back with asked about the being behind the scenes. “It felt like we were on set double the amount of time it took to air it. Were in pandemic so there’s no audience. The amount of precautions this production took to make us safe, there were double masks everywhere. No one was allowed to walk near you or to talk to you without double masking. They had to speak from a distance with the amount of staff to keep us safe I I don’t know how they did it. It was a lockdown military operation. It was a unique time to be shooting anything, because even with The View, we don’t have that many people here. So for them to be able to provide all those jobs and have the crew there, they had to take such extreme, precautions, which I’m grateful for.”
This is Sara Haines first time hosting a game show and I can tell she was over the moon excited about the experience. From Mom to The View than off to shoot The Chaser she’s definitely a busy lady.
“The Chase” airs THURSDAYS (9:00-10:00 p.m. EST) on ABC. Episodes can also be viewed the next day on demand and on Hulu.