I Survived A Japanese Game Show

Premieres Wednesday, July 8, at 9pm ET/PT (9pm CT, 10pm MT)

The second season of the outrageously hilarious reality/game show series follows a new batch of Americans as they are flown to Japan to compete in the ultimate Japanese game show.  Host Rome Kanda (Saturday Night Live) returns to guide the hopefuls through the series of wacky challenges. The last contestant standing will walk away with the $250,000 cash prize.

Tune in to Citytv for the exciting premiere of the no-holds-barred, outrageously-hilarious reality program “I Survived a Japanese Game Show”, Tuesday, June 24th, 2008.

This unscripted reality/game show takes an eye-opening, behind-the-scenes look at 10 everyday Americans as they are whisked away to Japan to compete in the ultimate Japanese game show. The contestants, most of whom have never left the United States, venture across the world to go head to head in a variety of off-the-wall challenges including; eating food attached to the head of a teammate who is running on a treadmill, flinging themselves off of a trampoline onto a Velcro wall, and smashing over-sized eggs with only their butts while wearing chicken suits. Each episode, the person who best adapts to the Japanese culture and challenges is declared the winner with the final winner taking home a cash prize of $250,000.

Guiding the American players through their stay in Japan will be host/interpreter Tony Sano (“Touch Wood,” “Beating Vegas”), an American actor fluent in Japanese; a house mother and resident pot-stirrer, Mamasan; and the witty game show host Rome Kanda (“Pink Panther,” “Saturday Night Live”), who leads the contestants through all of the zany challenges.

The Contestants Are:

Mary Greenawalt
Age: 23
Occupation: Gym membership sales rep
Hometown: Matthews, North Carolina

Andrew Kelly-Hayes
Age: 28
Occupation: Radio sales consultant
Hometown: Boston, Massachusetts

Bilenda Madison
Age: 38
Occupation: Veterinarian
Hometown: Charlotte, North Carolina

Cathy Nardone
Age: 21
Occupation: Affiliate manager
Hometown: Staten Island, New York

Darcy Sletager
Age: 31
Occupation: Photo editor
Hometown: Sandpoint, Idaho

Donnell Pitman
Age: 32
Occupation: Real estate appraiser
Hometown: Chicago, Illinois

Justin Wood
Age: 24
Occupation: Financial representative
Hometown: Trussville, Alabama

Meaghan Cooper
Age: 22
Occupation: Bartender
Hometown: San Antonio, Texas Education

Olga Medvedev
Age: 26
Occupation: Waitress
Hometown: Medford, Massachusetts

Ben Hughes
Age: 44
Occupation: Punxsutawney Phil’s handler / hospital VP
Hometown: Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania