Guy Fieri is scheduled to be on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (website) tomorrow, Wednesday March 10, 2010 at 11:34/10:34p to promote his new game show, Minute to Win It on NBC. Kristen Stewart and Ryan Bingham are also slated to be on the show.
Thursday, March 12, 2010 on Today, also Donald Trump and Amy Ryan, and on Friday, March 13, 2010, Guy Fieri is scheduled to be on Regis and Kelly, 9am/8c on NBC. Ted Dansen and Anderson Cooper are also guests.
Yesterday, Guy Fieri stopped by the KCRA studios (NBC affiliate in Sacramento, CA) to talk about Crazy Challenges Await on 'Minute to Win It.' (video)
One never knows if a television show is going to "make it" or not. Guy Fieri's live performances are very well received by his audiences, yet his in-studio live show, Guy Off the Hook, failed to take off.
One can only conjecture how Minute to Win It will do; it premieres this weekend, Sunday March 14, 2010 at 7/6c, with at least an eight-episode initial run. But regardless of how the show fares on NBC, the games we've heard about so far are taking off like wildfire. Even if people are unsure of how successful the show will be, the games are a hit.
And from a search on Facebook.
... wrapping up "rescued" tonight, playing a bit of minute to win it, and loving every minute of it.
... I will shamelessly steal the games off of "minute to win it" and use them in youth group
... Getting ready for an overnighter with the youth tonight at the church. Going to try out some of the TV show Minute to WIn it ideas....fun for sure.
... is playing the "Minute to Win It" games around the house. The one where you have 60 seconds to empty a box of tissues one at a time with ONE HAND is nearly impossible!! (Plus it leaves a lot of Kleenex on the floor).
Are there negative comments on Twitter and Facebook? Sure. But my point is that the games look fun, admitted even by detractors. I think folks are going to tune in to see what it's all about.
Recently, NBC sent cameras out to tape people on the street, trying out the new games. That's not acting; they're having fun.
And from YouTube, this just posted: Saw this really quickly on a commercial for the upcoming game show "Minute to Win it". Contestants have to get a ping pong ball out of the box without touching it. Only 'dancing' it out. Results are hilarious.
Many writers are being sent press kits, swag boxes from NBC with props from the games. Of course, many writers aren't (self included; they know I'll write about the show regardless ... ), but here's what they look like.
And for a behind the scenes look at the people and set of Minute to Win It, Guy Fieri takes us on a video backstage tour.
And click here to read a full transcript of a recent phone interview with Guy Fieri, answering questions about Minute to Win It and Diners, Drive-ins and Dives.
Related Minute to Win It Links:
Website - tons more videos, discussion board, games, etc.
Facebook - become a fan
Twitter - follow
NBC Casting - apply to be on the show
YouTube NBC - once there, type "Minute to Win It" in the search box.
Sadly, Minute to Win It audience tickets are not available at this time. The show is done taping for this season.
More details on "Minute to Win It" with host, Guy Fieri
Guy Fieri promotes M2WI on Today in Vancouver
Minute to Win It - shoots this week, premiere date set