is a new high-energy game series created by executive-producer Mark Burnett and producer Roy Bank. In standard game show procedure, contestants are asked to answer difficult questions for the chance to take home a hefty cash prize and various prizes.
However, what makes Amne$ia
distinct from other game shows on television is that contestants are quizzed on events and happenings from their own life. The challenge of the game, therefore, is drawing out long-buried memories and tales from one's past in order to successfully conquer the game.
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"NBC and Mark Burnett have always made a dynamic team and we're ready to introduce another entertaining and unique alternative series," Craig Plestis, NBC Entertainment's executive VP of Alternative Programming, Development and Specials, said. "Amne$ia
is a relatable and nostalgic game show that's deceptively simple -- and yet exposes how shaky all of our fondest memories can be. With Mark's track record and brand recognition, the show promises to be the latest in his string of successful programs."
Bank, meanwhile, said that the main entertainment value of game shows is seeing contestants struggle “with recalling what should be the simplest information.” This viewing experience is brought to a whole new level with Amne$ia
, as “nothing will be more entertaining than watching contestants draw blanks” when faced with questioned about their own lives.
Hosting this innovative game show is comedian five-time Emmy Award winner and well-known talk show host Dennis Miller.
"Not only is Dennis an exceptionally talented comedian, he's quick on his feet and has a great way of bringing out the comedic elements in this hilarious new game show," Plestis said.
Miller, meanwhile, had this to say about his new television gig: "I wasn't looking to host another game show but when they brought me...uh...uh...uh...what's the name of the show again? Oh yeah, Amne$ia
, I got excited because I immediately realized it's a comedy first that just happens to be wrapped in a game show package and that allows me to be who I am."
premieres on Friday, February 22.
-Lisa Claustro, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
(Image Courtesy of NBC)