It’s a new breed of contestants auditioning for games shows in today’s economy. A story reported earlier this morning on local Los Angeles radio station, KFI 6.40 AM stated that a large number of people going onto game shows are of the older crowd who are currently unemployed. After earning their winnings, they can not afford to pay the taxes, and return the money to the show.
We touched on this topic in our interviews on the “Catch 21″ set during our visit of their second season. Watch our video interview here:
Read more about this topic in this USA TODAY online article, where reporter, Gary Strauss, also interviewed staff from “Catch 21″: http://www.usatoday.com/life/television/news/2009-08-16-game-show-economy_N.htm
“Catch 21″ is currently seeking contestants! You can win up to $26,000! For more information on the show, you can check out:
Please submit the following to firstname.lastname@example.org:
1. Your name
2. Your phone number
3. Attach a photo of yourself
Best of luck to all you potential contestants!