NBC is tearing a page from CBS’s book by putting a bunch of people in a house 24/7, where they will compete for up to $10 million.
The Hollywood Reporter says The Million Second Quiz will put everyday Americans inside a glass structure in Manhattan, where they will stay for 12 days straight, with cameras capturing their every move live for primetime viewing. And we’re assuming passersby can watch too.
While inside the quiz area/living quarters, the competitors will participate in tests of their knowledge and endurance 24 hours a day for 12 days. After the time runs out — which happens to be one million seconds — the remaining players will battle to win a grand prize of up to $10 million.
“The Million Second Quiz is a genre-redefining spectacle,” Paul Telegdy, NBC’s president of alternative and late-night programming, said in a statement. “It is a game, a social experiment and a live interactive event all wrapped into a uniquely sticky entertainment experience. What is exceptional about The Million Second Quiz is that it embraces technology’s ability to allow everyone in America to actively participate and compete in a way that has never been done.”
Viewers at home will be able to participate and win the opportunity to appear on The Million Second Quiz.
The program is scheduled to air this fall on NBC.