“Minute to Win It” has become a hit for NBC network, so it was no surprise when NBC pulled together some last minute holiday-themed episodes that will begin airing tonight, Tuesday, December 7, 2010, with more episodes on the 14th and 21st of December.
New episodes give "reindeer games" a whole new meaning?
Guy Fieri taped the Christmas shows on Thursday and Friday, November 18th and 19th. Hollywoodjunket was at the taping and reported that audiences were treated to a fun holiday atmosphere with “Santa Helpers” models, assisting with prizes and cheering-on contestants. Studio audiences walked away with gifts: “Despicable Me” DVD and a Wii “Minute to Win It” game autographed by Guy Fieri.
Contestants played in twos: a girlfriend/boyfriend, best friends and a mother/daughter. Special holiday bonuses included a flat screen television, an extra "life," and ten extra seconds to complete their tasks. The grand prize was increased to $3 million for the holiday shows.
Expect another marriage proposal (the show’s third one), an updated stage with animated lights and new games: "Nice Build" – two players have to stack paper reams into a pyramid without falling; "Maze Craze" – one player must navigate a marble in a maze atop a board. The maze consists of rubber bands and screws. The marble must make its way to the end of the board; "The Rebound" has two players – one hitting the ball to the others clipboard and aiming it into a basket.
Read about the shoot more at hollywoodjunket.com. Read a brief interview with Guy Fieri about the holiday episodes of Minute to Win It on marquee.blogs.cnn.com and another on gameshows.about.com.
*Link to video*
Click here to view a video interview with Guy Fieri by Carly from See & Be Seen on WPXI.com, and read her full story here.. See also, a video interview on KCRA, based in Sacramento, CA.
*Update* These video interviews keep comin' in! Enjoy this one from MSNBC.
Read another interview (a nice, lengthy one!) at www.popculturepassionistas.com.
*Update (last ones, promise)*
“Minute to Win It” Returns to NBC Tonight at 8:00PM ET on buzzerblog, and Guy Fieri Spills Secrets about New Holiday 'Minute to Win It,' video interview on www.etonline.com
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