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[12/07/10 - 02:11 PM]
NBC's Hit Competition Series "Minute to Win It" Goes Hollywood in Newly Announced Open Audition in Los Angeles This Saturday, December 11
The series will be casting in New York and Miami on the same date.

[via press release from NBC]

NBC'S HIT COMPETITION SERIES 'MINUTE TO WIN IT' GOES HOLLYWOOD IN NEWLY ANNOUNCED OPEN AUDITION IN LOS ANGELES THIS SATURDAY, DECEMBER 11 AS PARTICIPANTS VIE FOR COVETED $1 MILLION PRIZE

As Previously Announced, Series Will Also be Casting in New York and Miami on Saturday, December 11

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. - December 7, 2010 - NBC's hit competition series "Minute to Win It" adds Los Angeles as the latest city to hold open auditions this weekend as producers are seeking energetic and confident competitors who have the skills to take on the nerve-wracking "Minute to Win It" games and possibly win $1 million in a minute's time. As previously announced, the popular series will also be casting in New York and Miami this Saturday, December 11.

Eligible participants across America are encouraged to come out and audition for the prize of a lifetime -- the coveted $1 million. Competitors can log on to nbc.com/minute-to-win-it/how-to/ ahead of time to view the games and to practice them.

In addition, "Minute" returns to NBC's primetime schedule tonight, Tuesday, December 7 (8-9 p.m. ET), with special holiday-themed episodes that include huge audience giveaways, an extra-generous grand prize of $3 million -- all aided, of course, by Santa's helpers.

Details for the open auditions are below:

LOS ANGELES
Saturday, December 11, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Location: Saddle Ranch Chop House -- Universal CityWalk
1000 Universal Hollywood Dr.,
Universal City, Calif. 91608

NEW YORK
Saturday, December 11, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Location: Lucky Strike, 624-660 W. 42nd St. (42nd St and 12th Ave)
New York (Manhattan), N.Y. 10036

MIAMI
Saturday, December 11, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Location: Festival Flea Market Mall, 2900 West Sample Rd.
Pompano Beach, Fla. 33073

For up to date information on the open auditions please visit nbc.com/casting/#minute. Applicants must be 18 years and older.

"Minute to Win It" recently won an award for "Best Studio Based Game Show Format" at the C21/Frapa Awards Show at this year's Mipcom. The series is hosted by television personality Guy Fieri ("Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives") and features competitors participating in a series of simple, yet nerve-wracking, games that can lead to a $1 million prize. In each one-hour episode, competitors face 10 challenges that escalate in level of difficulty using everyday household items. Each game has a one-minute time limit and failure to finish the task on time will eliminate the contestant. At various points throughout the game, the competitor can walk away with the money earned up to that point - but it'll take nerves of steel to complete all 10 tasks to win $1 million. The competitors, who come from all walks of life, are shown several games prior to the competition and are encouraged to practice these one-of-a-kind challenges at home.

"Minute to Win It" is produced by Universal Media Studios with Friday Television. Craig Plestis, Tim Puntillo (NBC's "Identity"), Mattias Olsson and Jock Millgardh serve as executive producers.

For "Minute to Win It" embeddable clips and full episodes, visit NBC.com's official show site: http://www.nbc.com/minute-to-win-it/





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