Casting Calls: “Draw Something”, “Oh Sit!”, and “White Elephant”
The new seasons of practically all game shows have begun. However, new and returning shows are getting set to go into production and need contestants. Most are Los Angeles based, but if you can even make it there to audition and play, you’ve got a shot at winning some big money. The shows casting are all very, very different so regardless of your skills you should find something.
*It appears that CBS’s adaptation of the popular iOS app Draw Something is moving forward. CBS’s website now lists casting is open for the Embassy Row-produced show. The app is, essentially, a phone based version of Pictionary. If you are interested in applying for the show click here. CBS first announced the order of Draw Something in June. This would be CBS’s first traditional game show since Million Dollar Password. CBS has turned down pilots for Secret Fortune, The Cube, and Celebrity Name Game.
*The CW’s Oh Sit has performed respectably by the network’s unbelievably low standards. It looks to have done well enough for them that they are casting. The notice, which has gone live on Craigslist, can be found here. The game is an extreme version of musical chairs, as contestants race around a track and try to grab one of the few chairs at the center of the stage after the live band ceases playing. The day’s winner stands to win tens of thousands of dollars. Note to The Gurin Company and everyone else involved: it’s not a bad show but please, for the love of everything good and decent, if this is indeed a second reason: replace Jamie Kennedy. He is awful.
*NBC’s newest game show, White Elephant, has begun looking for contestants. The show is an adaptation of the popular party game where people trade each other for unknown gifts, hoping to get the best box possible. The television version, which will have twists, culminates in the two final contestants deciding to share or steal the prizes won. Over half a million dollars in cash and prizes is available. It is Los Angeles based so if you’re in the area and want to play, click here. The show being fronted by Howie Mandel and rumored to be starting this December. NBC launched Who’s Still Standing last December to negative reviews and poor ratings.