IN A TWIST TO THE MODERN GAME SHOW, THE REAL PRIZE IS GIVING,
NOT RECEIVING, ON THE PREMIERE OF "YOU DESERVE IT,"
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 21 ON ABC
"Episode 101" -- "You Deserve It" isn't your ordinary game show. This entertaining and heartfelt new series emphasizes the enjoyment in giving rather than receiving. Contestants aren't out to win money for themselves, but instead are playing for someone else -- someone they feel deserves it. In the premiere episode, the stakes are high when a high school teacher and coach, contestant Stacey Finnerty, plays to win money for her best friend, Michelle Brislen. Stacey and Michelle met while playing soccer together at University of California Berkley, and have been best friends ever since. Just five months ago, Michelle Brislen lost her husband in a tragic diving accident, leaving her to raise their two children on her own. Stacey gives her best friend the surprise of a lifetime when she tries to win as much money as possible for her, on the premiere of "You Deserve It," MONDAY, NOVEMBER 21 (9:01-10:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.
From the producers of "Deal or No Deal" and "Secret Millionaire" comes this new, heartfelt game show that's perfect for the holiday season. "You Deserve It," hosted by Chris Harrison ("The Bachelor") and co-hosted by Brooke Burns, is a six-episode unscripted series in which contestants aren't out to win money for themselves, but are playing for someone else - someone they feel deserves it. Starting with a $ 10,000 round and going up to a $250,000 round, contestants purchase a series of clues to help them solve the puzzles and win money for their chosen recipient. But each clue will cost them -- and the cost of each clue is randomly selected and won't be revealed until after it has been purchased. The beneficiary, who is in another location under constant hidden-camera surveillance throughout the show, gets the surprise of a lifetime when family, friends, Brooke Burns and a camera crew burst in with life-changing news.
"You Deserve It" will be produced by Kinetic Content. The show was created by Dick de Rijk, who also created "Deal or No Deal." He will executive-produce along with Chris Coelen ("Secret Millionaire"), Matilda Zoltowski ("Dancing with the Stars") and Jeff Krask ("Deal or No Deal"). "You Deserve It" is a Red Arrow Entertainment Group format, distributed by SevenOne International. It is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC's Selected HD Format, with 5.1 channel surround sound. A TV parental guideline will be assigned closer to airdate.