November 14, 2006 12:01 AM by Joe Reality
"Show Me the Money," a new high-octane variety/game show series to be hosted by Emmy-winning television legend William Shatner, will air in a special preview, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 14 (9:30-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.
In "Show Me the Money," contestants must answer a minimum of six trivia questions. After each answer, the contestant chooses from among thirteen stunning dancers on stage, each of whom holds a scroll with a dollar figure to be added or subtracted — for correct or incorrect answers — to the contestant’s total. A correct answer, combined with choosing a dancer holding big money, can quickly catapult the player’s winnings into the millions. But a wrong answer, combined with the wrong dancer, can wipe out winnings in an instant. There is no opportunity to play it safe – contestants will be tempted to take the money and run, but this rollercoaster ride of a game show requires that you play to the very end.
In "Episode 101," contestants Matt Marr, a law clerk from Lone Grove, Oklahoma and Alan Pietruszewski, a U.S. Navy fighter pilot from Buffalo, New York, will attempt to win — and keep from losing — a million plus dollars.
Adding to the variety aspect of the show are the thirteen stunning Million-Dollar Dancers who are always ready to break into any style of dance, while audacious master of ceremonies William Shatner spontaneously boogies with the beauties on stage.
With a career that spans some 50 years, Shatner is well known for originating the role of Captain James T. Kirk in the original "Star Trek" television series, and has remained a pop culture icon whose stature seems to grow with each passing year. Shatner will continue in his other ABC role, that of Denny Crane on ABC’s hit series "Boston Legal," for which he has won back-to-back Emmy Awards.