I SURVIVED A JAPANESE GAME SHOW - PREMIERES WEDNESDAY, JULY 8 (9:00-10:00 p.m.) - Going into its second season, "I Survived A Japanese Game Show" is an unscripted reality/game show -- actually a show within a show - that takes an eye-opening, behind-the-scenes look at 12 Americans who are whisked away to Japan to compete in the ultimate Japanese game show. The results are sure to be hilarious, as this season will be even bigger and funnier than the last. The final winner will take home $250,000. Returning will be the witty game show host Rome Kanda ("Pink Panther," "Saturday Night Live"), who leads the contestants through all of the zany challenges; Mamasan, a house mother and resident pot stirrer; and Judge Bob, the rarely dynamic but always entertaining referee of the games. The executive producers are Arthur Smith and Kent Weed for A. Smith & Co. ("Kitchen Nightmares," "Hell's Kitchen"); and David Sidebotham, Karsten Bartholin and Tim Crescenti for Babyfoot APS Denmark. "I Survived A Japanese Game Show" is one of only four U.S. shows nominated for a Rose D'Or Award, and the series received a DGA nomination for Best Reality Competition Show.
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