December 11th, 2007 by Wendy
Tagged as: Game Show
“Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek suffered a minor heart attack late Monday night and is recovering at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Trebek should be released after two days, according to a “Jeopardy!” spokesman, who also said, “Thankfully it was a minor heart attack.”
Alex Trebek is expected to return to his “Jeopardy!” hosting job for the next round of scheduled tapings in January.
If you loved the movie “The Running Man,” Sci Fi has a reality/game show for you, called “Run for Money.” It very closely shadows the game involved in the Arnold Schwarzenegger movie. Well, sort of.
“Run for Money” is a new competition “that pits a group of contestants against each other in the quest for cash prizes, while being stalked by relentless ‘hunters,’” according to a Sci Fi network press release. Also in the press release, the show takes place “over 60 minutes of real time in various landmark locations. As the clock winds down, the competition gets harder as more hunters appear on the streets, the game perimeter gets smaller, and tasks are assigned that test fraying nerves. Contestants earn money for every second they ‘stay alive’ and may opt out at their choosing. If they keep playing and are overrun by a hunter, they lose everything. The last person standing takes the prize.”
“The Empire” is a new game show that virtually anyone can play. The brainchild of reality TV producer Michael Davies, who created “Who Wants to be a Millionaire,” hopes to get “The Empire” up and running for hundreds of thousands of viewers to play. The concept would make use of cell phones, the Internet, and good old-fashioned land lines – projecting players into the studio through live video or an Internet profile. Davies’ partners have developed the proprietary technology to make it happen, and he expects to pitch “The Empire” in December.
“I’ve been waiting for someone to crack the multiplatform game show for a decade, and this is far beyond what I could have imagined,” Davies said. “It is young, visual, dynamic and frankly, revolutionary.”