To what extent are game show contestants willing to degrade themselves for $50,000? ABC is about to find out.
The Disney-owned network has just ordered 101 Ways to Leave a Game Show, in which contestants who don’t correctly answer a series of multiple-choice questions are ejected from the program via extreme methods.
Those methods, according to the network’s announcement, include “being flown away strapped to the wing of a biplane, shot out of a cannon, pushed off the top of a moving semi truck, dragged underwater by a one-ton anchor or yanked off a dock by a speed boat.” Nice.
Scheduled to premiere this summer, the series is produced by Endemol USA (Wipeout) and is based on Endemol’s own international format. Matt Kunitz (Wipeout, Fear Factor) will executive produce.