6 (list of episodes)
26 July 2011
| 7.2/10 |
21 June 2011
| BrainSurge, Million Dollar Money Dr, Wipeout, Figure It Out, American Gladiators|
101 Ways to Leave a Game Show is an American game show hosted by Jeff Sutphen. The series premiered on June 21, 2011, on ABC and ran for six episodes in its only season. Matt Kunitz, the show's executive producer had stated "If we get a pickup, we'll do at least 12 more episodes." The show was eventually not renewed for a second season due to low ratings.
101 Ways to Leave a Game Show Wikipedia
The game featured eight players, but in this version, they were divided into two sets of four. Before the question is asked, the order of the contestants is determined with an educated guess question (such as "How many teeth does a lion have?") The one closest to the answer (in this case, 30) gets the first choice of answers from four picks (three in the second round), and the others in ascending order. If a player got an educated guess question exactly right, that contestant won a US $101 bonus.
The question (in this case, name a person on Forbes' highest earning dead celebrity list with the choices being Paul Newman, Dr. Seuss, Albert Einstein and George Steinbrenner) is asked. For all answers, there is one incorrect answer; all remaining answers (three in round one, two in round two) are correct. The player who picks last is locked into the one answer not chosen by the other players; the person who picks the wrong answer (in this case, Paul Newman) is eliminated in spectacular fashion (riding a biplane wing, pulled off a dock by a speedboat or blasted off in a chair rigged with an explosive device).
The final round was staged on a platform that was 100 feet (30 m) above water. As in the preliminary rounds, an educated guess question is asked, and the closest to the number is first. Unlike the early rounds, only one answer is correct, and the others are wrong (An example being "According to Box Office Mojo, what movie sold the most tickets in the USA?" chosen among Star Wars, Titanic, Avatar and Gone with the Wind.) The three incorrect answer choosers are dropped into the water, and the person who remains (choosing Gone with the Wind) won the US $50,000 grand prize. Each episode features a different way in which the contestants fall into the water (apart from the first episode and the last episode where the way of falling is the same).
Please note that although the title suggests there are 101 Ways used, only 25 were shown on the actual program.