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"THE WINNER IS"
"MILLION DOLLAR SHOCK"
07/25/2013 (09:00PM - 10:00PM) (Thursday) : THE COMPETITION CONTINUES ON NBC'S SINGING GAME SHOW 'THE WINNER IS' - Six acts go head to head in front of a panel of 101 music experts who determine the winning performance. Before the voting results are revealed, the contestants must decide whether to take a tempting cash offer to walk away or stay in the game and let the votes decide. The winner of each episode earns a spot in the Million Dollar Season Finale where the payouts increase and someone wins one million dollars! Nick Lachey ('Stars Earn Stripes, 'The Sing Off') hosts.
ADDITIONAL NOTES: completed airing its first season on 8/8/13; has yet to be renewed for a second season
DESCRIPTION: (from NBC's press release, April 2013) The network has also set July 11 as the debut date for its two new summer alternative series "The Winner Is ..." (9-10 p.m. ET) and "Hollywood Game Night" (10-11 p.m. ET). Each will air weekly on Thursday nights. Hosted by Nick Lachey, "The Winner Is ..." infuses the performance of a singing competition series and the strategy of a game show. Each episode features six acts that go head to head each week and sing for a shot at a $1 million grand prize. The aim of the game is simple: Contestants must believe in their own performance, edge out their competition and avoid cash temptations to move forward. The series, produced by Talpa Media USA Inc. and Universal Television, is executive-produced by Stijn Bakkers and Craig Plestis.