ABC orders new 'Downfall' game show set on top of skyscraper
By Christopher Rocchio, 04/06/2010
ABC is apparently working on a new game show in which potential cash winnings could literally fly away.
The network has ordered Downfall, which will have contestants answering questions a top a skyscraper in a major metropolitan city for the chance to with $1 million in cash and prizes, The Hollywood Reporterreported Monday.
If the contestants lose, their potential winnings will go off the side of the building, according to The Reporter, which added it has yet to be determined if the player would follow the money in a controlled fall.
"Downfall is a new, hybrid, high-stakes field game show where fearless contestants have to fight and focus hard to keep their winnings from falling off the side of a building," executive producer Scott St. John told The Reporter.
ABC has ordered an unspecified number of episodes, according to The Reporter, which added the series is currently slated to premiere this summer and is being produced by Fremantle Media North America.