"I Survived A Japanese Game Show" Premieres Tuesday, June 24th, 2008 on Citytv



    10 Americans are Whisked Away to Japan to Compete in the Ultimate
    Japanese Game Show

    TORONTO, June 11 /CNW/ - 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.
    Broadcast Schedule is as Follows:

    
    Citytv Toronto     Tuesday, June 24th at 8:00pm ET
                       Moves to 9:00pm ET (Simulcast with ABC) as of
                       July 15th

    Citytv Winnipeg    Tuesday, June 24th at 7:00pm CT
                       Moves to 8:00pm CT (Simulcast with ABC) as of
                       July 15th

    Citytv Calgary     Tuesday, June 24th at 9:00pm MT
                       Moves to 10:00pm MT (Simulcast with ABC) as of
                       July 15th

    Citytv Edmonton    Tuesday, June 24th at 9:00pm MT
                       Moves to 10:00pm MT (Simulcast with ABC) as of
                       July 15th

    Citytv Vancouver   Tuesday, June 24th at 8:00pm PT
                       Moves to 9:00pm PT (Simulcast with ABC) as of
                       July 15th
    

    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:
    --------------------
    Mary Greenawalt
    Age: 23
    Occupation: Gym membership sales rep
    Hometown: Matthews, North Carolina

    Andrew Kelly-Hayes
    Age: 28
    Occupation: Radio sales consultant
    Hometown: Boston, Massachusetts

    Bilenda Madison
    Age: 38
    Occupation: Veterinarian
    Hometown: Charlotte, North Carolina

    Cathy Nardone
    Age: 21
    Occupation: Affiliate manager
    Hometown: Staten Island, New York

    Darcy Sletager
    Age: 31
    Occupation: Photo editor
    Hometown: Sandpoint, Idaho

    Donnell Pitman
    Age: 32
    Occupation: Real estate appraiser
    Hometown: Chicago, Illinois

    Justin Wood
    Age: 24
    Occupation: Financial representative
    Hometown: Trussville, Alabama

    Meaghan Cooper
    Age: 22
    Occupation: Bartender
    Hometown: San Antonio, Texas

    Olga Medvedev
    Age: 26
    Occupation: Waitress
    Hometown: Medford, Massachusetts

    Ben Hughes
    Age: 44
    Occupation: Punxsutawney Phil's handler/hospital VP
    Hometown: Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania

    "I Survived a Japanese Game Show" is executive produced by Arthur Smith
and Kent Weed (A. Smith & Co., "Kitchen Nightmares", "Hell's Kitchen"), David
Sidebotham, Karsten Bartholin and Tim Crescenti, from a concept by Babyfoot
APS Denmark.
    Catch the hilarious premiere of "I survived a Japanese Game Show",
Tuesday, June 24th, 2008 on Citytv.

    Citytv, with stations in Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton and
Winnipeg, broadcasts intensely-local, urban-oriented, culturally-diverse
television in its own unique, interactive style. With its strong local voice,
Citytv offers a distinct alternative to other conventional television
offerings. Its instantly recognizable 'look' and 'sound' are the product of
refreshingly different on-air personalities, unique program formats and high
television style. Citytv is a division of Rogers Media Inc., a division of
Rogers Communications Inc.





For further information:

For further information: Veronica Logue, Citytv, (416) 764-3195,
veronica.logue@rci.rogers.com


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