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)











[08/27/14 - 09:13 AM]
"Mr. Pickles" and "Squidbillies" Dominate With an Animation Doubleheader!
Look for both series on Sunday nights beginning September 21 at 11:30/10:30c.

[08/27/14 - 09:04 AM]
MTV's Hit Matchmaking Series "Are You the One?" Returns on Monday, October 6 at 10:00 P.M. ET/PT
Adding to the drama this season is a twist that will make finding the perfect match more challenging, as an eleventh girl will join the house as a double match for one of the guys.

[08/27/14 - 09:01 AM]
CBS Announces the 18 Castaways Competing on "Survivor"
The Emmy Award-winning series returns for its 29th season with a special 90-minute premiere, Wednesday, September 24 at 8:00/7:00c.

[08/27/14 - 08:51 AM]
"America's Got Talent" Wins Its Two-Hour Time Period Among the Big 4 by a Margin of 91% and by 65% in Total Viewers
NBC spins the numbers for Tuesday, August 26.

[08/27/14 - 08:35 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: Another Week, Another "Got Talent" Win for NBC
The show's latest installment leads the night in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[08/27/14 - 08:32 AM]
Night 2 "Bachelor in Paradise" 2-Night Event Holds Steady from Night 1 In Total Viewers and Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, August 26.

[08/27/14 - 08:31 AM]
El Rey Network and Mark Burnett's One Three Media Announce Production Start on "Lucha Underground"
The character-driven, freestyle wrestling series is set to debut Wednesday, October 8 at 8:00/7:00c.

[08/27/14 - 08:31 AM]
Bounce TV Announces Bounce TV Summer Music Festival 2014
Perennial R&B powerhouse Maze featuring Frankie Beverly and Grammy(R)-Award winning great Patti LaBelle will headline the 11-city tour which launches in Dallas on August 29.

[08/27/14 - 08:13 AM]
Relive the Craziest Moments in "Ink Master" History and Vote on the Most Insane Moment During "You Choose Live" Before Season Five Premiere
"You Choose Live" telecasts immediately before the season five premiere of "Ink Master," airing Tuesday, September 2.

[08/27/14 - 08:07 AM]
American Heroes Channel Presents World Television Premiere of Critically Acclaimed Documentary Film "The Hornet's Nest" on Thursday, September 11 at 9/8c
The film follows Emmy Award-winning journalists Mike Boettcher and his son, Carlos Boettcher, as they are embedded with U.S. forces fighting on the front lines in Afghanistan.

[08/27/14 - 08:04 AM]
Three Episodes of Cinemax Series "The Knick" to Be Presented on HBO on Labor Day
Following a hiatus this week, "The Knick" returns with new episodes on Friday, September 5 at 10:00/9:00c.

[08/27/14 - 06:04 AM]
Amazon to Debut Jill Soloway's Highly-Anticipated Dark Comedy "Transparent" on September 26 in the US and UK
Jeffrey Tambor, Judith Light, Gaby Hoffmann, Amy Landecker and Jay Duplass star in the 10-episode series.

[08/27/14 - 06:00 AM]
Fan Favorite Chris Soules Searches for Love Again on ABC's Hit Romance Reality Series, "The Bachelor," When It Returns to ABC in January 2015
Soules, the stylish farmer from Iowa, was sent home by Andi Dorfman on "The Bachelorette."

[08/26/14 - 03:03 PM]
Video: Two New Teasers for "American Horror Story: Freak Show"
Get your first taste of the franchise's newest installment, premiering Wednesday, October 8 at 10:00/9:00c on FX.

[08/26/14 - 02:26 PM]
2015 NBC Sports Group NASCAR Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series Schedules Announced
NBC's coverage of the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series begins Sunday, July 5 with flag-to-flag coverage from Daytona in primetime, while Nationwide Series coverage begins Saturday, July 4.