Contestants are put on the edge in the new big-buzz, high stakes game show series DOWNFALL, premiering Tuesday, June 22 at 9 p.m. ET on CTV (visit CTV.ca to confirm local broadcast times).
As announced last week as part of CTV’s summer series schedule, the six-episode series tests players’ courage and smarts as they race against the clock to collect prizes, all while standing on the edge of a 10-story building.
The daring new, action-packed game show DOWNFALL is played atop the roof of a downtown Los Angeles high-rise, where contestants quickly try to answer a series of trivia questions against the clock in seven rounds.
Fabricated facsimiles of all prizes – which include a pair of jet skis, a grand piano and a new car – are placed on the largest conveyor belt ever seen on TV with a pile of cash at the end ranging from $5,000 to $1 million. In each round, players try to answer all the questions before their prizes and cash go over the edge, off the roof and sent crashing 100 feet to the street below.
If the cash goes over the side of the building, then the game is over and that player is eliminated.
If a player begins to struggle for answers to the game’s category-based questions, there are two ways to back up the belt:
“Surrender a Personal Possession” – here the player offers a personal material possession onto the conveyor belt at the risk of it being dropped over the edge and destroyed
“Friend on the Belt” – a player’s own friend or family member, such as their grandmother, can be placed on the belt to help them find the answers. If they don’t beat the clock, this person takes the chance of going off the side of the building just like the previous prizes. (Players put on the conveyor belt wear a decelerator harness to soften the fall.)
After each successful round, the player can leave with prizes won or risk them all and advance to the next round to keep playing toward the $1 million final prize. In the last round, the player is placed on top of the conveyor belt holding all the cash where they’ll need to answer all 10 questions correctly before time runs out. If not, they’re sent over the edge to their DOWNFALL.
DOWNFALL is produced by FremantleMedia North America. Scott St. John is executive producer.