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Show Me the Money (USA)
Show Me the Money is a game show that aired on ABC. The series attempted to tap into the popularity of Dancing with the Stars and Deal or No Deal by combining elements of both, but ultimately failed to gain an audience.
The game's rules were fairly complex. A contestant has a choice between 13 dancers which hold scrolls that either have dollar amounts or a "killer card." The contestant is given a choice between three questions linked by an "initial word." The contestant can chose to answer the question or pass and answer one of the other two. After guessing the answer, the contestant picks a dancer and the answer (along with the monetary amount held by the dancer) is revealed. That amount of money is added to the player's pot with a correct answer and subtracted with an incorrect answer.
The X factor of the game is the "killer card," which adds no money to the pot with a correct answer. An incorrect answer sends the player into a "sudden death" round which the contestant must answer correctly or lose the game and all of the money in the pot. The game continues until the player gains either six correct answers, six incorrect answers or falls so far below $0 that they could not possibly win.
The series was faced with constantly slipping ratings since its debut. In December, ABC announced that the series would be moving to Tuesdays starting on January 2, 2007 despite its poor ratings. Not only that, ABC planned to add 6 more episodes to the initial season. Five days after that announcement, however, ABC changed its mind and cancelled the series entirely, leaving two episodes unaired.
|The Million Dollar Dancers|
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|Season One||November 14, 2006||December 13, 2006||7|
- At a Glance: Additional information about the series.