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NBC’s fall line-up will feature one of the most ambitious and original game shows in recent memory. The network is going to try to air a 12-day game show called The Million Second Quiz that will run 24/7. Parts of the show will be streamed online, similar to NBC’s Olympics coverage. The prize for the winner could be as much as $10 million.
The show will air live from Manhattan, where NBC will install a large glass hourglass which the players will call home during the show, notes The Hollywood Reporter. Players will have to play games that test their IQ and physical skills while they try to stay in the hourglass for as long as possible during the 1 million seconds (or around 12 days).
According to Deadline, the show was created by Stephen Lambert and will be produced by All3Media America (Undercover Boss).
At home, viewers will also get a chance to play as they track the competitors in New York online outside of primetime. NBC will also stream the primetime segments live.
“The Million Second Quiz is a genre-redefining spectacle,” Paul Telegdy, NBC's president of alternative and late night programming, commented. “It is a game, a social experiment and a live interactive event all wrapped into a uniquely sticky entertainment experience. What is exceptional about The Million Second Quiz is that it embraces technology's ability to allow everyone in America to actively participate and compete in a way that has never been done.”