BBC America General Manager Perry Simon has given the green light for a new comedy gameshow hosted by Irish presenter Graham Norton to be broadcast on BBC America.

The show called Would You Rather with Graham Norton? will be a gameshow that will test the wits of the best U.S. comics.

It will be produced by So Television, a production company owned by Norton and Graham Stuart. Executive Producers on the show will be Graham Norton, Graham Stuart and Jim Biederman.

Graham Norton recently won a BAFTA for Entertainment Performance for his work on The Graham Norton Show at the BAFTA Television Awards in 2011, which he also presented.

Would You Rather With Graham Norton? will shoot in New York and will premiere on BBC America in late 2011.