Yesterday TV Tonight swung by a recording of Million Dollar Drop, the latest game show in production for Nine and Eddie McGuire.
Based on a UK format, the feature of this one hour quiz is putting $1M cash in bundles of notes in front of contestants and watching them scramble to stop the total from dropping away, literally, through a hatch.
Nine has built a shiny set 8 metres high at Docklands Studios, loaded up with a ton of lights. Actual Security Guards watch over the cash.
Unlike some shows where contestants have to accrue the cash by answering Millionaire-style questions, this one begins at the other end. In yesterday’s episode a couple ran through a rollercoaster of emotions debating questions and working out how much to risk each round. This is an ‘all-or-nothing’ format.
For Nine it’s also a bit of a game show gamble.
The show is yet to be scheduled, but expect this one sooner rather than later.