TREASURE'S WORTH TO BE REVEALED AS NBC'S "TREASURE HUNTERS" FINALE IS BROADCAST LIVE FROM THE NATION'S CAPITAL ON MONDAY, AUGUST 21, 9-10 P.M. ET
BURBANK � August 14, 2006 � This summer, ten teams searched the globe on a wild ride to find a hidden treasure. For the final three teams, Air Force, Geniuses and the Southie Boys, their hunt will finally reach its thrilling conclusion as one team unlocks the final puzzle, and the worth of the treasure will be revealed live from Washington, D.C. on Monday, August 21 from 9-10 p.m. on NBC.
All 30 cast members will be reunited for the first time since they began their hunt, with Laird Macintosh hosting the finale.
In addition, ten people from the Genworth Financial Treasure Challenge online game will conclude their treasure hunt live on-air. The one-person teams, who have already won $10,000 each, by correctly solving the season-long online game, will try to outwit and outpace each other as they are sent on their own treasure hunt in Washington, D.C. The first person to cross the finish line will be awarded $100,000. The finalists are: Luann Bruce of Watertown, CT; Rita Calm of Lakewood, CO; Catherine Gough of Newport News, VA; Scott Gray of Brandon, MS; Helen Hull of Chanute, KS; John Jordan of Eugene, OR; Karla McGuigan of Clearfield, UT; Jeffrey Martin of Baltimore, MD; Gabe Whited of Pleasant Grove, AZ; and Marissa Woller of Aliso Viego, CA.
The "Treasure Hunters" teams are:
AIR FORCE *finalists
Matt Rillos, 28, Highlands Ranch, CO
Brooke Rillos, 28, Highlands Ranch, CO
Matt Zitzlsperger, 28, Plymouth, MN
Charles Taylor, 22, Dallas, TX
Francis Goldshmid, 20, Dallas, TX
Sam Khurana, 21, Dallas, TX
SOUTHIE BOYS *finalists
Matthew Mullen, 37, Los Angeles, CA
Martin Mullen, 37, Los Angeles, CA
John Collins, 33, Boston, MA
Tonny Brown, 38, Garland, TX
Keith Brown, 43, Corvalis, OR
Terrance Brown, 40, Fort Worth, TX
Jacob Porter, 34, McLean, VA
Mark West, 36, Pensacola, FL
Todd Moore, 32, Sterling, VA
Brad Fogal, 48, Orange County, CA
Margie Fogal, 47, Orange County, CA
Kayte Fogal, 25, San Clemente, CA
Jessica Schilling, 27, San Diego, CA
Melissa Schilling, 27, San Diego, CA
Kathleen Krapfl, 26, San Diego, CA
Melissa Witek, 25, Cocoa Beach, FL (Miss USA Florida 2005)
Kaitlyn Christopher, 20, Indianapolis, IN (Miss USA Indiana 2005)
Kristen Johnson, 24, Evanston, IL (Miss USA Kentucky 2005)
Taryn Brown, 29, New York, NY
Drew Brown, 27, Boston, MA
Chandra Lewis, 26, Edgewater, NJ
Josh Hanlon, 19, Copperas Cove, TX
Patrick Hanlon, 39, Copperas Cove, TX
Ben Hanlon, 50, Lampasas, TX
From the producers of "Last Comic Standing" comes NBC's "Treasure Hunters," a fast-paced adventure/mystery reality series where multi-player teams try to stay one step ahead of each other as they are mentally and physically challenged in their quest for a promised hidden treasure. The teams must avoid elimination as they travel to historically significant locations around the globe where they decipher cryptic codes and puzzles, each with a clue leading them closer to solving the ultimate puzzle, and obtaining the coveted grand prize.
Laird Macintosh ("Ultimate Playground") hosts the series, which is produced by NBC Universal Television Studio in association with Magical Elves Productions, Imagine Television and Madison Road Entertainment. Dan Cutforth and Jane Lipsitz (Bravo's "Project Runway," NBC's "Last Comic Standing") of Magical Elves Productions, along with Imagine Television's David Nevins ("Arrested Development," "24"), and Tom Mazza, Danica Krislovich and Jak Severson of Madison Road Entertainment, serve as executive producers.