June 21, 2007 12:26 AM by Joe Blackmon
POWER OF 10, a high-stakes, primetime game show where contestants
compete for the chance to win $10 million, will have a special
broadcast premiere Tuesday, Aug. 7 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS
Television Network. The series moves to its regular time period on
Wednesday, Aug. 8 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT).
On POWER OF 10, the contestant who can most accurately predict the American public’s response to intriguing poll questions could walk away winning millions. POWER OF 10 reaches out across America to poll thousands of people and ask them, well, just about everything – from "What percentage of Americans said they were virgins the day they got married?" to "How many Americans believe they are smarter than president George W. Bush?" Each week contestants will be tested to see if they have their finger on the pulse of the people and can accurately predict the results of the nationwide surveys. With the first question worth $1,000 and only five questions to answer, and each one increasing 10 times in value, the contestant who has the best take on the American mindset could walk away with a $10 million payday.
Drew Carey will host Power of 10. Carey is a stand-up comic turned actor and producer who is best known for having two hit shows simultaneously: "The Drew Carey Show" and "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" He was also a producer and host of "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" which continues to air in syndication.
A nationwide search for participants for the summer game show is currently underway and application forms for Power of 10 are available on CBS.com. Hopefuls can apply by either visiting the website (http://www.cbs.com/primetime/powerof10/) for application requirements and forms or can attend a casting call and audition in person. Auditions for the Power of 10 will take place on Friday, June 22 in Atlantic City, N.J. and on Wednesday, June 27 in New York City.
Friday, June 22, 2007
Tropicana Casino and Resort
Atlantic City, N.J. 08401
9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Wednesday, June 27, 2007
135 West 52nd Street
New York, N.Y. 10019
9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Applications are being accepted throughout the summer and must be accompanied by a three-minute home video that includes a signed eligibility requirement form, a signed release form, a recent photo and a completed questionnaire. Contestants must be at least 18 years old at the time of application and must be legal residents of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia. For more information, contestants can call the casting hotline at 1-877-949-POWER.
Michael Davies ("Who Wants to Be a Millionaire") is the executive producer for Embassy Row in association with Sony Pictures Television.