Back in May, I mentioned that I was heading to LA for a top secret mission. Well, now I can share with you what that mission was – I was a contestant on a new game show!
A friend of a friend suggested that Asia and I both try out for a new “high octane version of musical chairs” game show where we could win up to$50k. At first, I was totally against the idea since I was knee deep in Ironman training, I’m a bit shy, I know nothing about carrying a tune (I wasn’t sure if music ability was involved), and I’m a huge klutz. I figured I’d get hurt for sure and the chances of me winning the big money were slim. However, after Asia went to her first audition and they asked her if she knew any more athletic girls like her (and was reassured that the show wasn’t like Wipeout and didn’t seem dangerous), I decided to give it a whirl.
I was cast on the show and so was Asia. We filmed on separate days in LA in May and for now, that’s all I can say about the show!
If you want to see me act a fool on TV for a possibility of winning $50,000, tune in Wednesdays and Thursdays at 8 p.m. on the CW to the show “Oh Sit.” I’m not sure which episode I am on, but if I find out I will be sure to let you guys know! If you really want to watch me, just set your DVR to record the entire season and after I figure out which episode I’m on I can let you know the air date.
Here’s a brief description of the show from a review in the New York Times:
“In “Oh Sit!” pushing and running are more or less mandatory, as a group of grown-up contestants accumulates cash values while navigating a “Wipeout”-style obstacle course. When the music stops, they scramble for a chair, with the odd man or woman out being eliminated. The chairs have hidden dollar amounts assigned, and once everyone is seated, the player who has garnered the least amount of money in the round is also booted.”
No, I did not take this show seriously and I don’t think anyone else should. Would I watch this show if I weren’t on it? Probably not – but the chance at $50k was worth the possibility of 60 minutes of brief embarrassment.
Would you risk some embarrassment for a chance at $50k?