or


[12/05/07 - 07:51 PM]
Duel, a New Tournament-Style Game Show Based on Smarts, Skill and Strategy, to Air December 17-23 on Abc
The Alphabet reveals the 24 contestants set to compete on the new game show.

[via press release from ABC]

"DUEL," A NEW TOURNAMENT-STYLE GAME SHOW BASED ON SMARTS, SKILL AND STRATEGY, TO AIR DECEMBER 17-23 ON ABC

1 of 24 Contestants to Win More Than $1.5 Million

"Duel" -- A one-hour, high-stakes tournament-style game show to air over six nights with the final winner to get over $1.5 million, will premiere MONDAY, DECEMBER 17 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET/PT) on ABC. The game show will air each night during the week (not Saturday) with the finale on SUNDAY, DECEMBER 23 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET/PT). Mike Greenberg (ESPN's "Mike and Mike in the Morning" radio show) is host.

"Duel" will feature head-to-head matches with nerve rattling game play rewarding contestants who embrace shrewdness and manipulation to win. If contestants can react quickly under pressure and outsmart their opponents using strategy and deception, intellect and skill, they could walk away with a life-changing prize. One of the 24 contestants will win the jackpot.

In a cutting edge format � combining trivia challenges like those on "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire" with the strategy played in the "World Series of Poker" -- 24 contestants are given the chance to duel against one another in a mental and intellectual showdown that combines nail-biting trivia fun with the unfortunate reality that, if someone gets one question wrong � just one question � that player loses the match. The top four contestants qualify to �duel' for the guaranteed jackpot. Contestants in "Duel" have been chosen for their confidence and charisma, a love of trivia and an obsession for competition. These 24 people will become characters to root for (or against) during the six nights. Examples of contestants include The Marine Alligator Wrestler, The Lunch Lady, The Rocker, The Used Car Salesman, The Funeral Home Director, The Cab Driver, The Nurse and The Belly Dancer � the key being that not everything will be revealed about contestants' backgrounds before they choose their opponents in a duel.

The 24 contestants are:

Tammy Brown Allen/"The College Administrator" (Winston-Salem, NC)
David Bauman/"The Author" (Burlington, WI)
Ashlee Register/"The Nurse" (Port St. Lucie, FL)
Jim Boulgarides/"The Fire Captain" (El Segundo, CA)
Paul Cales/"The Carpenter" (Chicago, IL)
Ken Danberry/"The Alligator Wrestler" (Orlando, FL)
Monica Durazo/"The Student" (Tucson, AZ)
Robert Elswick II/"The Used Car Salesman" (Canada, KY)
Sue Mullan/"The Internet Censor" (Seattle, WA)
Fritz Gheen/"The Umpire" (Philadelphia, PA)
Tom Haviland/"The Air Force Major" (Marion, OH)
Emily Hendriks/"The Belly Dancer" (Boston, MA)
Karla Jackson/"The Lunch Lady" (Woodland Hills, CA)
Denise Carter/"The Attorney" (Colorado Springs, CO)
Johnny Martin/"The Rocker" (Norwalk, CA)
Stephen Lenett/"The Cab Driver" (Brooklyn, NY)
Pat Santucci/"The Software Engineer" (Dayton, OH)
Robert Walker/"The Telemarketer" (Chicago, IL)
Julie Tan/"The Homemaker" (Walnut Creek, CA)
Ann Umlauf/"The Litigation Assistant" (Williamstown, MA)
Kimberley Wells/"The Public Relations Executive" (Brockville, Ontario, Canada)
Sheri Adkins/"The Funeral Home Owner" (Enon, OH)
Laura Nickerson/"The Stuntwoman" (San Jose, CA)
Marco Berrios/"The ATM Tech" (Westbury, NY)

An online game of "Duel" will also launch on December 17 at ABC.com. Online gamers can choose to either play against the computer or challenge other players' duels from around the country.

Diet Pepsi Max is a key sponsor of the television show and the online game.

"Duel" is broadcast with Spanish subtitles via secondary closed captioning. A TV parental guideline will be assigned closer to airdate.

Gail Berman and Lloyd Braun are executive producers for BermanBraun; Chris Cowan, Jean Michel Michenaud and Charles Duncombe are executive producers, R.A. Clark is co-executive producer for Rocket Science Laboratories; David Rosconval and Francis Vacher are executive producers for French TV.

Nightly results for "Duel" will be posted at www.duel.abc.com





  [december 2007]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
      


· DUEL (ABC)









[04/17/14 - 08:44 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX, "Idol" Pull Back in Front in Viewers, Demos
Said victory however comes against mostly repeat competition on ABC, CBS and NBC.

[04/17/14 - 08:22 AM]
VH1 + Palladia to World Premiere Jared Leto's Award-Winning Documentary, "Artifact" Saturday, April 26th at 11 PM ET/PT
The film follows Leto's band, Thirty Seconds to Mars, throughout its multi-year, multi-million dollar legal dispute between the band and its label, Virgin/EMI, as the group prepped their 2009 album, This Is War.

[04/17/14 - 08:10 AM]
"Ball Boys" Reality Series Makes Reelz Premiere Wednesday, April 23 at 9pm ET/6pm PT
The 12-episode series originally ran on ABC in 2012.

[04/17/14 - 08:02 AM]
Emmy Award Nominated "Oprah's Master Class" Returns May 11 on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network with Star-Studded Line Up
Guests this season include Justin Timberlake, Barbara Walters, Whoopi Goldberg, Tim McGraw, Robin Roberts, Lionel Richie, Vanessa Williams, Billy Bob Thornton and Sharon Stone.

[04/17/14 - 07:30 AM]
2014 NBA Playoffs to Tip Off on ABC & ESPN Saturday
Mike Breen, analyst Jeff Van Gundy and reporter Lisa Salters will call two Game 1's on ABC in 24 hours, beginning with the Golden State Warriors at the Los Angeles Clippers on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. ET.

[04/17/14 - 06:34 AM]
Video: Netflix Releases the Season 2 Trailer for "Orange Is the New Black!"
The upcoming second season will premiere with all 13 episodes on Friday, June 6 exclusively on Netflix in all territories where Netflix is available.

[04/17/14 - 06:31 AM]
"The Great Christmas Light Fight" Will Spar Again This Holiday Season
Plus: a one-part special, "The Great Halloween Fright Fight," will debut this fall featuring families competing for the greatest of the ghoulish haunted Halloween displays!

[04/16/14 - 06:01 PM]
Video: Watch the First Promo for "I Wanna Marry 'Harry'" Which Debuted Moments Ago During "American Idol XIII"
The newcomer launches Tuesday, May 27 at 8:00/7:00c on FOX.

[04/16/14 - 05:48 PM]
Video: This Summer, You Won't Be Able to Look Away - "The Strain" - Only on FX
Check out the latest tease for the new drama, premiering on FX this summer.

[04/16/14 - 05:44 PM]
Video: Gaining Power, Surrendering Control - "Tyrant's" Rule Begins This Summer
Watch the first promo for the series, due this summer on FX.

[04/16/14 - 04:26 PM]
NBC Flips "American Dream Builders," "Dateline" on Sunday Nights
"American Dream Builders" will now lead off the night at 7:00/6:00c followed by "Dateline NBC" at 8:00/7:00c.

[04/16/14 - 04:05 PM]
MTV's Hit Series Proves It's Still Cool to Be "Awkward" in Season Four
MTV spins the numbers for Tuesday, April 15.

[04/16/14 - 02:59 PM]
Tuesday's Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals: "The Voice" Tops Demos, "NCIS" Leads Viewers
Plus: numbers for ESPN's "30 for 30: Soccer Stories," MTV's "Awkward" and FX's "Fargo."

[04/16/14 - 12:30 PM]
Two-Time Oscar(R) Nominee Jeremy Renner to Narrate "The World Wars"
The three-night event series premieres Memorial Day, May 26 at 9:00/8:00c on History.

[04/16/14 - 12:25 PM]
Wilshire Studios Expands Development Slate Inking Overall Deals with Veteran Producers Stephanie Bloch Chambers and C. Russell Muth
Said auspices are behind such series as "Chrisley Knows Best," "Married to Jonas," "DEA" and "Bordertown Laredo."