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Carrie Grosvenor

Million Second Quiz Starts Tonight!

By September 9, 2013

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Tonight marks the television premiere of NBC's The Million Second Quiz. Not since the run-up to Deal or No Deal have I seen this much hype surrounding a game show -- even here in Canada we're being inundated with TV ads and there are tons of articles like this piece from the New York Times building it up. We've got a gigantic super-cool looking set, a well-known host in Ryan Seacrest, more trivia than anyone could ever ask for, and oodles of contestants. So what could possibly go wrong?

It all sounds great and I'm really excited to tune in tonight. I'd be even more excited if I'd been able to watch some of the promised live stream, but that's a whole other thing and we won't be too harsh (yet) over technical issues.

The thing that I'm most worried about is that the show won't/can't live up to all of the hype. Can a trivia-based game show, even run as a massive event presentation, hook and keep a good-sized audience? I guess we're about to find out.

The Million Second Quiz kicks off tonight at 8pm Eastern on NBC, and runs for ten nights. And to all of our friends who are going to be contestants on the show, good luck! I hope one of you is sitting in that Money Chair at the end of the game!

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