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:
Occupation: Gym membership sales rep
Hometown: Matthews, North Carolina
Occupation: Radio sales consultant
Hometown: Boston, Massachusetts
Hometown: Charlotte, North Carolina
Occupation: Affiliate manager
Hometown: Staten Island, New York
Occupation: Photo editor
Hometown: Sandpoint, Idaho
Occupation: Real estate appraiser
Hometown: Chicago, Illinois
Occupation: Financial representative
Hometown: Trussville, Alabama
Hometown: San Antonio, Texas Education
Hometown: Medford, Massachusetts
Occupation: Punxsutawney Phil’s handler / hospital VP
Hometown: Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania