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[07/29/09 - 12:32 PM]
Season Finale of "I Survived a Japanese Game Show" to Air as Two-Hour Special, August 5 on Abc
The second season had previously been set to wrap on Wednesday, August 19.

[via press release from ABC]

SEASON FINALE OF "I SURVIVED A JAPANESE GAME SHOW" TO AIR AS TWO-HOUR SPECIAL, AUGUST 5 ON ABC

Brent Alexander (Miami, FL), Megan Bentley (Chicago, IL), Justin Brown (Carbondale, PA), Cathy Grosam (Bartlett, IL) and Linda Plaxen (Los Angeles, CA) are Finalists

"I Survived a Japanese Game Show" will present a two-hour season finale special on WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 5 (9:02-11:00 p.m., ET/PT) on ABC. Last night's show determined who the final five are, and one of them will win the $250,000 on the Season Finale.

"I Survived a Japanese Game Show" is a hilarious, behind-the-scenes and ground-breaking show giving 12 Americans a real, life-changing adventure by whisking them away to Tokyo to compete in the ultimate Japanese game show. Each week a player has been eliminated. Rome Kanda ("Pink Panther," "Saturday Night Live") is the game show host leading the contestants through all of the zany challenges; Mama-San is the house mother and resident pot stirrer; and Judge Bob is the rarely dynamic but always entertaining referee of the games.

Brent Alexander (Miami, FL), Megan Bentley (Chicago, IL), Justin Brown (Carbondale, PA), Cathy Grosam (Bartlett, IL) and Linda Plaxen (Los Angeles, CA) are the finalists.

Here are a few of the games in the season finale:

SMELLY FISH FACE

One contestant dressed as a clown uses a nozzle to shoot stinky and horrible tasting fish sauce through holes in a wall, while a teammate behind that wall collects the fish sauce in their mouth and deposits it into a receptacle. The team that accumulates the most fish sauce in the receptacle in 3 minutes wins.

BALLOON ASSASSIN

Contestants are dressed in muscle shirts and wear gorilla arms. They jump on a trampoline and use their gorilla hands to pop as many overhanging balloons as possible in 2 minutes and 30 seconds.

TIME TO MAKE NEW FRIENDS IN JAPAN

Contestants on designated streets have to complete designated tasks in order of fastest possible time. Tasks include: getting a stranger to put lipstick on them and then give that stranger a kiss; getting a stranger to bow 10 times; making a stranger tickle them; borrow a cell phone from a stranger and make a call; and get 5 strangers to do a chorus line can-can.

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 broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC's selected HDTV format, with 5.1-channel surround sound and Spanish subtitles via secondary closed captioning. This program carries a TV-PG,L parental guideline.





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