Hosted by Craig Ferguson, "The Hustler" breaks the game show mold by featuring one player who secretly already knows the answers. Each episode follows five contestants as they collaborate to answer a series of trivia questions, with the goal of building a collective prize pot that increases with each correct answer. But one of the five contestants, the "hustler," already knows the answers but must keep everything a secret to have a shot at winning the grand prize. Two contestants are anonymously eliminated by the hustler, leaving three remaining contestants who must collectively decide who they think the hustler is. If they are right, they share the prize. But if the two contestants are wrong, the hustler wins it all.