Posted by Tucker Hottes at 12:54:58 PM on October 10, 2006
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I'm not typically a big fan of gameshows, because the people annoy me and the premises are usually very dumb. Last night, I got sucked into watching Deal or No Deal (which I'm glad I did, the really annoying woman went all the way and wound up with $750, thus filling my need for Schadenfreude). During the show, a promo for a new NBC gameshow by the same producers called "1 vs. 100" came on. It looks awesome.
It's another trivia show, which I tend to prefer anyway, but instead of the usual premise of competing in small groups or against weird mechanisms, this show pits the contestant against 100 audience members. If the contestant gets the question right, he/she knocks out whichever audience members get it wrong. They get money for each person they knock out, but they lose it all if they get any questions wrong. If they go all the way, they can win $1 million. If they lose, the remaining audience members split the winnings.
The show seems like it has a great dynamic, and may actually be interesting to watch for a whole segment. It's hosted by Bob Saget, which should be interesting to see if he's <i>Aristocrats</i>-Bob Saget or lame-ass Danny-Tannner-Bob Saget. The first show premieres this Friday at 9 p.m., then it'll air Fridays at 8 p.m. after that.