American game show viewers, are you ready for a interactive state-of-the-art, electrifying new live competition where game show contestants like you. Test the limits of your ultimate knowledge, endurance and will to win big bucks? While battling other contestants in intense bouts of trivia for 12 consecutive days and nights. Where is this place you ask?
Only on NBC's "The Million Second Quiz!" The Million Second Quiz, may sound more like a inspired reality show parody of Jim Caray's "The Truman Show" rather than an actual event that will air on network on NBC TV this fall. And how do you New Yorkers play in person? Before the quiz begins, wannabe contestants will line up beneath that enormous hour glass structure.
It all starts off when the first two people in line are invited into the hourglass for a round of trivia. They’ll draw lots to see who gets to sit in the Money Chair, the show’s hot seat; the longer a contestant sits in the Money Chair, the more cash he or she will earn. If the Money Chair’s occupant loses the bout of questioning, she’ll be out of the game and her competitor will take her place. If the occupant is victorious, she’ll be escorted to another section of the hour glass called Winner’s Row.
Hosted by TV's and Radio's busiest man who's about to get even busier. "American Idol" and "Kiss FM's" national icon Ryan Seacrest, who continues to emulate his boyhood hero, the late, New Years Rockin' Eve host, Dick Clark. Ryan has signed on to host the live broadcast reality show, on NBC. "The Million Second Quiz," is billed as a 24-hour live competition series, for which Ryan also will serve as an executive producer, hey you can't fire yourself, right!
But seriously with Ryan hosting this new live game show on NBC, it'll really be a fun and different format that will generate different back grounds and ages of new fans across the U.S. That is if Ryan Seacrest's strengths as a live presenter are proven, while NBC broadcast this interactive game show. Ryan's the most contemporary broadcaster, in all the traditional senses, an accomplished host of live TV and a master of social media and pop culture. This makes him perfect for The Million Second Quiz.
During primetime live in the heart of Manhattan,from an hour glass-shaped structure instead of the typical studio setting, serving as living quarters for the players . Well at least as of this Monday, Quiz....will join NBC's fall schedule, with its premiere set for Sept. 9, for over 12 days and nights, battling one another as they test the limits of their knowledge,
Those at home will also get a chance to win a spot on the show by playing along via The Million Second Quiz‘s app or website. This at-home play will reward those who watch the show live, without succumbing to the urge to fast-forward skipping the commercials are airing, you can be asked questions about the commercial content, like...who while dancing with her own mirror images, stopped for a which beverage, and who was she, answer.. Pepsi Next and Beyonce!
During "The Million Second Quiz‘s" 12-day run, viewers at home will also get a chance to win a spot on the show by playing along. Because questions will be asked continually, meaning that the makeup of Winner’s Row could be in constant flux. Viewers can keep up with the action 23 hours per day online and one hour per day in primetime, when new contestants will challenge the champions, attempting to snag both their spots on Winner’s Row and all of the money they’ve won so far.
At home quiz contestants will test their endurance as they try to win, and it all starts with an NBC app on their smart phone or tablet. In order to avoid elimination, players have to play The Million Second Quiz will be 24 hours a day for 1 million seconds . That equals 11 days, 13 hours, 46 minutes and 40 seconds, that endurance makes it different from other competition shows, as that time ticks away, champions will duke it out, and an eventual winner will take home as much as $10 million.
That sounds like about as much money as Ryan Seacrest has banked from his many jobs, like from his daily Clear Channel KISS FM radio show, which he tapes in Los Angeles. From which he'll be discussing his Quiz Show hosting duties in more detail, which will help gain it's NBC TV ratings.
But not to worry "Idol" fan's, Quiz's production schedule is only 12 days long. So not to worry, ole Ryan will start traveling to your city near you for "Idol" auditions in the fall, along with new and old judges like Harry Connick Jr. returning Jennifer Lopez and last season's Keith Urban. With new mentor Randy Jackson behind the scenes.
Remember America, you will be able to play along at home in sync with The Million Second Quiz, the first fully live, interactive, and extremely intense, and most importantly unlike any other game show in history, you truly won’t want to miss a single second!”