August 20, 2006 11:01 PM by Joe Blackmon
This summer, ten teams searched the globe on a wild ride to find a hidden treasure. For the final three teams, Air Force, Geniuses and the Southie Boys, their hunt will finally reach its thrilling conclusion as one team unlocks the final puzzle, and the worth of the treasure will be revealed live from Washington, D.C. on Monday, August 21 from 9-10 p.m. on NBC.
All 30 cast members will be reunited for the first time since they began their hunt, with Laird Macintosh hosting the finale.
In addition, ten people from the Genworth Financial Treasure Challenge online game will conclude their treasure hunt live on-air. The one-person teams, who have already won $10,000 each, by correctly solving the season-long online game, will try to outwit and outpace each other as they are sent on their own treasure hunt in Washington, D.C. The first person to cross the finish line will be awarded $100,000. The finalists are: Luann Bruce of Watertown, CT; Rita Calm of Lakewood, CO; Catherine Gough of Newport News, VA; Scott Gray of Brandon, MS; Helen Hull of Chanute, KS; John Jordan of Eugene, OR; Karla McGuigan of Clearfield, UT; Jeffrey Martin of Baltimore, MD; Gabe Whited of Pleasant Grove, AZ; and Marissa Woller of Aliso Viego, CA.
The "Treasure Hunters" finalists teams are:
AIR FORCE *finalists
Matt Rillos, 28, Highlands Ranch, CO
Brooke Rillos, 28, Highlands Ranch, CO
Matt Zitzlsperger, 28, Plymouth, MN
Charles Taylor, 22, Dallas, TX
Francis Goldshmid, 20, Dallas, TX
Sam Khurana, 21, Dallas, TX
SOUTHIE BOYS *finalists
Matthew Mullen, 37, Los Angeles, CA
Martin Mullen, 37, Los Angeles, CA
John Collins, 33, Boston, MA
Laird Macintosh ("Ultimate Playground") hosts the series, which is produced by NBC Universal Television Studio in association with Magical Elves Productions, Imagine Television and Madison Road Entertainment. Dan Cutforth and Jane Lipsitz (Bravo’s "Project Runway," NBC’s "Last Comic Standing") of Magical Elves Productions, along with Imagine Television’s David Nevins ("Arrested Development," "24"), and Tom Mazza, Danica Krislovich and Jak Severson of Madison Road Entertainment, serve as executive producers.