Last week on I Survived A Japanese Game Show, the contestants were flown to another continent and thrown in front of a live studio audience. After a “buzz off”, single mom Darcy went home. “She had to go,” Andrew says. “She sucked!” There’s not a lot of team spirit backstage!
The second episode of I Survived a Japanese Game Show is introducing some brand new games. The new games are “Crazy Crane Finds Fluffy Bear” and “Extra! Extra! Crazy Wind Hits Crazy Americans.”
I Survived a Japanese Game Show premiered on ABC tonight, with ten contestants traveling to Japan. They’ll go where no reality show has gone before, competing in a foreign land on the wacky game shows from the Land of the Rising Sun. In the end, one will get $250,000 and the prestige of being a Japanese Game Show veteran.
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I Survived A Japanese Game Show is being described by ABC as a show within a show. The reality game show takes ten Americans and whisks them away to Tokyo, Japan. In Tokyo, the ten Americans take part in a Japanese game show, where the final winner receives $250,000.
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I Survived A Japanese Game show is either going to be the next great new thing, or will fade off into the sunset like many other reality/game shows have in the past. Hopefully the fact that it is debuting on ABC on June 24, will start this game off successfully and provide a summer of fun and laughs for the views and the contestants.
10 contestants are going to be left in Japan to participate in a multitude of zany games. The finalwinner will win the big $250,000 prize. Not bad for a few weeks in Japan!
The contestants include:
MARY GREENAWALT (23) – Matthews, North Carolina
ANDREW KELLY-HAYES (28) – Boston, Massachusetts
BILENDA MADISON (38) – Charlotte, North Carolina
CATHY NARDONE (21)- Staten Island, New York
DARCY SLETAGER (31) – Sandpoint, Idaho
DONNELL PITMAN (32) – Chicago, Illinois
JUSTIN WOOD (24) – Trussville, Alabama
MEAGHAN COOPER (22)- San Antonio, Texas
OLGA MEDVEDEV (26) – Medford, Massachusetts
BEN HUGHES (44) – Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania
Stay tuned to Reality TV Magazine for each contestants bio and picture!
They’ve begun shooting one of the zaniest reality TV shows yet made. I Survived a Japanese Game Show has taken 10 Americans, many of whom have never traveled outside the country before, to Japan for filming of some crazy and hilarious stunts, game show-style.
Some of the challenges viewers can expect to see are:
Why is This Food So Hard to Eat? In this challenge, one teammate will be running fast in place on a treadmill with a plate of food strapped to his/her head. The other teammate will be leaning over a platform, stretching to try and reach the moving food and eat it.
Crazy Crane Finds Fluffy Bear: This challenge will have one blindfolded teammate operating a crane, which is dangling another teammate over a pile of stuffed bears. The dangling teammate must grab up as many of the toys as he/she can.
Chicken Butt Scramble: Yeah, it’s what it sounds like. Contestants will have to don chicken suits and then smash oversize eggs filled with goo… with their butts only.
Host/Interpreter Tony Sano, an American actor fluent in Japanese will be guiding the players through their stay in Japan. House mother Mamasan will be on hand to stir the pot. And the witty game show host Rome Kanda will lead the contestants through all of the zany challenges. The winner will receive $250,000 (But do they get to keep the chicken suit?).
Filming has begun for I Survived a Japanese Game Show. The show is set to premiere Tuesday, June 24th at 9:00 PM (ET) on ABC.
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ABC has announced its summer schedule, and it includes plenty of entertainment for reality TV fans. From Japanese game shows to dance shows to a British betting show, ABC’s got the reality lineup to beat!
Here are some of the shows you can expect to see this summer on ABC:
Wipeout (premieres Tuesday, June 24th at 8:00 PM ET):
Hosted by ESPN’s SportCenter’s John Anderson, this show will have contestants competing on extreme obstacle courses for the title of Wipeout Champion and $50,000.
I Survived a Japanese Game Show (premieres Tuesday, June 24th at 9:00 PM ET):
This show will send 10 competitors to Japan to compete in the ultimate Japanese game show. The contestant who adapts best to Japanese culture and performs the best in challenges will win.
Dance Machine (premieres Friday, June 27th at 8:00 PM ET):
Another dance show, you may groan? Yes, but this one’s got an interesting twist! Hosted by E!’s Jason Kennedy, each week Dance Machine will feature six dancers from all walks of life competing against one another for the prize of $100,000. (Hint: there just might be a 70-year old grandma pitted against a 25-year old gravedigger, dancing to Michael Jackson’s Thriller in this one…).
Wanna Bet (premieres Monday, July 21st at 9:00 PM ET):
Drew Lachey, Sherri Shepherd, Bill Engvall and Scott Hamilton are the celebrity judges/contestants for this British show. Each week the judges will have an opportunity to bet on the success of various stunts and challenges performed by everyday people in front of a live studio audience. Their bets could potentially earn them big money for the charity of their choice. British comedians Ant and Dec host.
Stay tuned to Reality TV Magazine for more information on these shows as it comes available.
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