or


[07/29/09 - 12:32 PM]
Season Finale of "I Survived a Japanese Game Show" to Air as Two-Hour Special, August 5 on Abc
The second season had previously been set to wrap on Wednesday, August 19.

[via press release from ABC]

SEASON FINALE OF "I SURVIVED A JAPANESE GAME SHOW" TO AIR AS TWO-HOUR SPECIAL, AUGUST 5 ON ABC

Brent Alexander (Miami, FL), Megan Bentley (Chicago, IL), Justin Brown (Carbondale, PA), Cathy Grosam (Bartlett, IL) and Linda Plaxen (Los Angeles, CA) are Finalists

"I Survived a Japanese Game Show" will present a two-hour season finale special on WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 5 (9:02-11:00 p.m., ET/PT) on ABC. Last night's show determined who the final five are, and one of them will win the $250,000 on the Season Finale.

"I Survived a Japanese Game Show" is a hilarious, behind-the-scenes and ground-breaking show giving 12 Americans a real, life-changing adventure by whisking them away to Tokyo to compete in the ultimate Japanese game show. Each week a player has been eliminated. Rome Kanda ("Pink Panther," "Saturday Night Live") is the game show host leading the contestants through all of the zany challenges; Mama-San is the house mother and resident pot stirrer; and Judge Bob is the rarely dynamic but always entertaining referee of the games.

Brent Alexander (Miami, FL), Megan Bentley (Chicago, IL), Justin Brown (Carbondale, PA), Cathy Grosam (Bartlett, IL) and Linda Plaxen (Los Angeles, CA) are the finalists.

Here are a few of the games in the season finale:

SMELLY FISH FACE

One contestant dressed as a clown uses a nozzle to shoot stinky and horrible tasting fish sauce through holes in a wall, while a teammate behind that wall collects the fish sauce in their mouth and deposits it into a receptacle. The team that accumulates the most fish sauce in the receptacle in 3 minutes wins.

BALLOON ASSASSIN

Contestants are dressed in muscle shirts and wear gorilla arms. They jump on a trampoline and use their gorilla hands to pop as many overhanging balloons as possible in 2 minutes and 30 seconds.

TIME TO MAKE NEW FRIENDS IN JAPAN

Contestants on designated streets have to complete designated tasks in order of fastest possible time. Tasks include: getting a stranger to put lipstick on them and then give that stranger a kiss; getting a stranger to bow 10 times; making a stranger tickle them; borrow a cell phone from a stranger and make a call; and get 5 strangers to do a chorus line can-can.

The executive producers are Arthur Smith and Kent Weed for A. Smith & Co. ("Kitchen Nightmares," "Hell's Kitchen"), and David Sidebotham, Karsten Bartholin and Tim Crescenti for Babyfoot APS Denmark. "I Survived a Japanese Game Show" is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC's selected HDTV format, with 5.1-channel surround sound and Spanish subtitles via secondary closed captioning. This program carries a TV-PG,L parental guideline.





  [july 2009]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
   


· HELL'S KITCHEN (FOX)
· I SURVIVED A JAPANESE GAME SHOW (ABC)
· KITCHEN NIGHTMARES (FOX)





[08/25/16 - 02:27 PM]
"Who Wants to Be a Millionaire" Premieres New Season From Las Vegas on Monday, September 12
Las Vegas has become one of the premier entertainment capitals of the world, and beginning this fall, "Millionaire" will originate from its new production home at Bally's Las Vegas.

[08/25/16 - 02:25 PM]
FOX Brings Live MLS Matches Alongside NFL Coverage For First Match Ever
The network will feature two MLS matches airing live adjacent to regional National Football League broadcasts as part of a joint MLS and NFL lineup on Sunday, September 18.

[08/25/16 - 01:04 PM]
A&E Network Premieres Two-Hour Documentary Ahead of the 20th Anniversary of JonBenet Ramsey's Brutal Murder
A&E reveals never-before-seen case details, including Burke Ramsey's 1998 interview tape detailing his first-hand account of the events at that time.

[08/25/16 - 11:50 AM]
Ann Coulter, Jewel, Ralph Macchio, Nikki Glaser Added to #LoweRoast Roster
They'll join Jimmy Carr, Pete Davidson, Peyton Manning, Rob Riggle, Jeff Ross and Roast Master David Spade.

[08/25/16 - 11:38 AM]
Real Estate/Renovation Stars Dave and Kortney Wilson Prep for Season Two of HGTV's "Masters of Flip"
Look for the first of 14 new episodes on Monday, October 3, at 9:00/8:00c.

[08/25/16 - 11:01 AM]
Video: IFC Releases First Full Trailer for the "Season 51" Return of Emmy-Nominated "Documentary Now!"
As previously announced, the series returns Wednesday September 14 at 10:00/9:00c.

[08/25/16 - 11:00 AM]
"CBS All Access" Subscription Service Now Available on Xbox One
For $5.99 a month, CBS All Access offers more than 7,500 on-demand episodes from the current season and previous seasons of classic shows, as well as the ability to stream local CBS stations live in more than 150 markets across the U.S.

[08/25/16 - 10:44 AM]
HBO's "The Night Of" Heads Into Finale with Strong Momentum Averaging 7 Million Viewers
HBO spins the numbers for the summer to date.

[08/25/16 - 10:02 AM]
FYI Greenlights New Original Series "Stove Tots"
Production begins immediately on 13 one-hour episodes with the series slated to premiere in 2017.

[08/25/16 - 10:01 AM]
IFC's Comedy Crib Partners with the New York Television Festival
The exclusive Comedy Crib collaboration will highlight the selected projects through the end of the year.

[08/25/16 - 10:00 AM]
HBO Confirms Lineup of Comedy Programming for Upcoming Months
Highlights include new specials from Jerrod Carmichael, Pete Holmes and T.J. Miller.

[08/25/16 - 09:34 AM]
Showtime(R) Sets Premiere Date for "Gringo: The Dangerous Life of John McAfee"
Oscar nominee and two-time Sundance Film Festival winner Nanette Burstein delivers a deep investigation into the mysterious life of visionary anti-virus entrepreneur John McAfee.

[08/25/16 - 09:33 AM]
History(R) Commemorates the 15th Anniversary of the September 11th Terrorist Attacks with a Week of Original Primetime Specials
A new special, "15 Septembers Later," will premiere on Labor Day, Monday, September 5 at 9:00/8:00c.

[08/25/16 - 09:24 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC, "Got Talent" Seal Another Victory
The Peacock continues its win streak among total viewers and adults 18-49.

[08/25/16 - 09:00 AM]
"ACM Honors" Performers Added - Alicia Keys, Miranda Lambert and More!
Plus: Mike Fisher, Emmylou Harris, Martina McBride and Thomas Rhett will present at the ceremony taking place Tuesday, August 30, at Nashville's historic Ryman Auditorium.