Contestants Try to Avoid a DOWNFALL, Premiering June 22 on CTV

- New game show series tests contestants' trivia knowledge while racing against time -

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TORONTO, May 31 /CNW/ - Contestants are put on the edge in the new big-buzz, high stakes game show series DOWNFALL, premiering Tuesday, June 22 at 9 p.m. ET on CTV (visit CTV.ca to confirm local broadcast times). As announced last week as part of CTV's summer series schedule, the six-episode series tests players' courage and smarts as they race against the clock to collect prizes, all while standing on the edge of a 10-story building.

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The daring new, action-packed game show DOWNFALL is played atop the roof of a downtown Los Angeles high-rise, where contestants quickly try to answer a series of trivia questions against the clock in seven rounds. Fabricated facsimiles of all prizes - which include a pair of jet skis, a grand piano and a new car - are placed on the largest conveyor belt ever seen on TV with a pile of cash at the end ranging from $5,000 to $1 million. In each round, players try to answer all the questions before their prizes and cash go over the edge, off the roof and sent crashing 100 feet to the street below. If the cash goes over the side of the building, then the game is over and that player is eliminated.

If a player begins to struggle for answers to the game's category-based questions, there are two ways to back up the belt:

    
    -  "Surrender a Personal Possession" - here the player offers a personal
        material possession onto the conveyor belt at the risk of it being
        dropped over the edge and destroyed
    -  "Friend on the Belt" - a player's own friend or family member, such as
        their grandmother, can be placed on the belt to help them find the
        answers. If they don't beat the clock, this person takes the chance
        of going off the side of the building just like the previous prizes.
        (Players put on the conveyor belt wear a decelerator harness to
        soften the fall.)
    

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For further information: For further information: Amanda Rinaldo, CTV Inc., (416) 384-5325 or amanda.rinaldo@ctv.ca; Allie Page, CTV Inc., (416) 384-4596 or allie.page@ctv.ca


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