ABC's new 'I Survived a Japanese Game Show' to premiere June 24
By Christopher Rocchio, 03/31/2008
ABC has announcedI Survived a Japanese Game Show, a new reality series that will follow 10 Americans as they compete against each other in a variety of challenges seen on Japanese game shows, will premiere Tuesday, June 24 at 9PM ET/PT.
I Survived a Japanese Game Show will begin with the 10 Americans being whisked across the Pacific to Japan, where they'll be pitted against each other in a series of different challenges regularly seen in Japan. In addition, the contestants will also live together while residing in Japan for the ABC show.
I Survived a Japanese Game Show's grand-prize winner will be based on "who best adapts to Japanese culture and the challenges in each episode," according to ABC.
I Survived a Japanese Game Show is executive produced by Arthur Smith and Kent Weed of A. Smith & Co.; and David Sidebotham, Karsten Bartholin and Tim Crescenti.
In addition to I Survived a Japanese Game Show's debut, ABC has also announced premiere dates for seven other reality shows the network will air this summer.
The Bachelorette's fourth season will premiere Monday, May 19 at 9PM ET/PT; The Mole's fifth season will premiere on Monday, May 26 at 10PM ET/PT; Wipeout will premiere on June 24 at 8PM ET/PT; Hopkins will premiere on Thursday, June 26 at 10PM ET/PT; Dance Machine will premiere on Friday, June 27 at 8PM ET/PT; High School Musical: Summer Session will premiere Sunday, July 20 at 8PM ET/PT; and Wanna Bet will premiere on Monday, July 21 at 9PM ET/PT.