Details on Scripps’ “Let’s Ask America,” Seeking Skypers
Last month, we reported that Scripps stations around the country would be replacing Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy! this fall with their own syndicated fare. We have details on one of those programs, a polling-based game show called Let’s Ask America, along with information on how to get yourself on as a contestant if you’d like.
Recently departed G4 host Kevin Pereira leads the action here. The game begins with four contestants playing live via webcam. Each of them is given the same two questions, both with two different choices. After each question is read, the contestants write their answers down and everyone who is correct earns money toward their score. After two questions in this round, the lowest-scoring contestant is eliminated. And if there’s a tiebreaker… have you ever seen the Skype Scavenger Hunt on Jimmy Kimmel Live? That’s how ties are broken.
Round two is done just like round one, except with two three-choice questions. They eliminate and round three has two four-choice questions. The highest-scorer after round three is the only one who keeps any earnings and goes to the final round. The contestant is given the final four-choice question and the corresponding answers. He must bet a portion of his winnings on the final question. Aaaand I’m sure you can figure out the rest. It’s just like Final Jeopardy.
I don’t exactly see this taking the syndicated world by storm, but if you’d like to give it a shot and get a chance to win money at home for guessing what people are saying, you can apply at the Let’s Ask America website. Give them your details and if they’re interested, they’ll get back in touch with you about scheduling a Skype audition. The show is starting in the Phoenix, Tampa, Baltimore, Kansas City, Cincinnati, Cleveland and Tulsa areas so you might have a better shot at getting on if you’re in one of those parts of America. Look forward to this coming this fall and maybe we’ll see one of our Buzzer readers giving it a shot via Skype. The show premieres September 17th. Check out a 30 second preview: