Tuesday, May 18, 2010

"Minute to Win It" picked up for Spring 2011

Guy Fieri's show, Minute to Win It has already been picked up for the summer months. And NBC recently announced that it will have a second season starting in March 2011. Variety's Michael Schneider interviewed NBC Universal TV Entertainment chairman Jeff Gaspin recently about the Network's upcoming programming.
MS: Why did you pick up all three midseason reality shows?

JG: When we made the choice to go back to shows at 10, we didn't have a lot to choose from. We had to come up with things we could do relatively quickly. "Who Do You Think You Are" and "Minute to Win It" we didn't promote all that much, and far exceeded our expectations. The audience is finding those shows on their own. "Marriage Ref" we helped guide the audience there. Seeing comedy perform well at 10, which is not a traditional comedy time period, we felt it deserved its pickup.

: And you own "Minute to Win It."

JG: It didn't have anything to do with being inhouse, other than we could turn it around quickly.

NBC's website has the Fall 2010 line up here, www.nbc.com/upcoming-shows.

Sunday nights in the Fall of 2010 still belong to the NFL, (I hope Guy wouldn't have it any other way, no?) Football Night in America followed by Sunday Night Football.

Post-season in March 2011, the Sunday night prime time lineup is Dateline at 7/6c, followed by Minute to Win It at 8/7c and a new season of The Apprentice at 9/8c.

Wednesday's Minute to Win It on the 19th is a repeat episode of Last Man Standing (video) and Sunday is all new, the Wedding Special episode with Melanie and Jason, airing May 23, 2010.

And click over to People.com to view a video interview with Guy Fieri, singing the praises of Kevin Jonas' game skills.

Related links:
Casting - how to get on Minute to Win It
Blueprints - how to practice or play the Minute to Win It games at home

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