AN INSPIRING NAVAL CORPSMAN IS ABOUT TO HAVE THE SURPRISE
OF A LIFETIME WHEN HIS SISTER PLAYS ABC'S "YOU DESERVE IT"
"Episode 103" -- "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 this week's episode, contestant Lindsay Chavez is motivated to win as much money as possible for her loving, hardworking and former Naval Corpsman brother, Randell Leoncio. A recipient of the Bronze Star and Purple Heart, Randell lost his leg in combat while serving his country in Iraq. Through his long and difficult recovery, he has shown tremendous courage and resilience in overcoming his injuries, and he has become an inspiration not only to his family and friends, but throughout his community. After more than 100 surgeries, and with the help of a prosthetic leg, Randell stands on his own feet once again. He is currently studying to be a prosthetics doctor, and his sister wants to win big on "You Deserve It" to help him fulfill his dream of traveling to developing nations and helping other amputees in need of medical treatment. The episode airs MONDAY, DECEMBER 5 (9:00-10:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.
"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" is 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. This program carries a TV-PG parental guideline.