NBC prepares 12-day, 24-hour trivia show for fall
NEW YORK NBC says it's planning a 12-day, around-the-clock competition show to air this fall. The network said today that the trivia-based game show, The Million Second Quiz, will air live in prime time from a specially built studio in the heart of Manhattan. This hourglass-shaped complex will also serve as the living quarters of the four finalists. When the 12 days or 1 million seconds draw to a close, the winner could claim a cash prize of as much as $10 million. Viewers will be able to play along in real time and sync to the prime-time broadcast.NBC's president of alternative and late night programming calls the show a game, a social experiment and a live interactive event. The network didn't announce a premiere date.