Earlier this week, FOX gave us a sneak preview of Hole in the Wall
, the United States version of the Japanese game show in which contestants have to twist their bodies into shapes so that they'll fit through holes in an approaching wall, or crash into the wall and fall into a pool of water. Tonight at 8pm, the game show hits the screens full blast as it airs its first episode.
Hosted by Brooke Burns (Dog Eat Dog
) and Mark Thompson (Guinness World Records: Primetime
), Hole in the Wall
is a body-bending game that requires speed and agility to survive. Throughout the series, two teams of three compete against each other in multiple rounds of play, facing various barrier walls speeding toward them with odd and wacky cut-out shapes. Of course, the challenges don't get any easier. As players struggle to strike a pose, points and dignity can be easily lost with a simple miscalculation. They may also be swept away into a pool below.
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In the one-hour series premiere, 400-pound wrestlers go against 100-pound equestrians in "Sumo Wrestlers vs. Jockeys." Dressed in shimmering jumpsuits, they must attempt to mold their bodies to fit through oddly shaped holes in a Styrofoam wall moving toward them, requiring equal parts contortion and dexterity. In addition, an Italian family from the North takes on a family from the South in "Spicy New York Meatballs vs. Sweet Georgia Peaches."
The game is typically composed of four rounds. The first round sees the captain of the team entering the play area and trying to clear the wall, while the second round follows the two non-captains on each team as they compete on a Double Wall. All three players will then participate for the Triple Wall in round 3 before the Speed Round where the wall moves twice as fast as before.
In the end, the team with the most points will earn $25,000 and the chance to face the dreaded "Blind Wall" for the chance to win an additional $100,000.
-Kris De Leon, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
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