I Survived a Japanese Game Show: Preview of Season 2 Premiere
I Survived a Japanese Game Show: Preview of Season 2 Premiere
Glenn Diaz
Glenn Diaz
Staff Writer, BuddyTV
Despite a steady decline in the ratings from its premiere to the finale, the ABC reality competition I Survived a Japanese Game Show is set to return for its sophomore season tonight 9pm on the alphabet network.

The second season of I Survived a Japanese Game Show will feature ten episodes, up three from the debut season's seven.  The number of contestants has also been increased to twelve.  It will face off with three other reality contests:  NBC's America's Got Talent, Fox's So You Think You Can Dance, and the CW's Hitched or Ditched, on top of Criminal Minds reruns on CBS.

The twelve players, ranging from a 22-year-old accounting clerk and student from New York to a 36-year-old  domestic engineer from Illinois, will be divided into two teams - the Red Monkeys and the Green Tigers. The players are as follows:

•    Yari Agramonte, 22, Bronx, New York
•    Brent Alexander, 28, Miami, Florida
•    Dan Barbour, 25, Shrewsbury, Massachusetts
•    Megan Bentley, 28, Chicago, Illinois
•    Justin Brown, 22, Carbondale, Pennsylvania
•    Cathy Grosam, 36, Bartlett, Illinois
•    Debbie Kaufmann, Easton, Connecticut
•    Bob Koenig, 35, Los Angeles, California
•    Jamie Lewis, 25, Fairless Hills, Pennsylvania
•    Linda Plaxes, 32, Los Angeles, California
•    Drew Sealey, 29, St. Louis, Missouri
•    Kimberly Whitaker, 25, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Last season's I Survived a Japanese Game Show premiered to a fine 8.03 million but the numbers consistently dwindled en route to a measly 4.5 mil by its seventh and final episode less than two months after the pilot.  Last season, the show went against America's Got Talent, Big Brother 10 on CBS, and House reruns on Fox.

- Glenn Diaz, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Source: ABC
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