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YOU DESERVE IT!: Big Money For Do-Gooders! Set Exclusive!

Posted on June 20 2011 by Set News

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“You Deserve It!” Filmed its pilot episode on Wednesday, March 24th for ABC at Culver Studios in Culver City. The game show is now back and currently casting for more episodes.

Hosted by ABC’s “The Bachelor”, Chris Harrison who is such a professional he can pull-off hosting anything.

YOU DESERVE IT Show Details:

A family is introduced via a video montage. Friends and family of the two people involved in winning money are seated on a couch on the side of the stage.

On the set of YOU DESERVE IT!

One family member plays on stage for $250,000 for another family member or friend. The person that the contestant is playing for has no idea and they are not invited to the studio. In this case, it was a son playing for his mother who has a heart condition.

Brooke Burns

The on-location host who surprises the out-of-studio contestant’s friend or family member that they are being given game show winnings is Brook Burns (Dog Eat Dog, Hole in the Wall). Production said that they were filming that portion the next day.

How the game is played:

A player is given six rounds of clues to different “Who, What, or Where” categories. The “who” can be a real person or fictional one. The “what” can be an event of an object. The “where” is a geographical location.

Examples of “who” included: Ben Affleck, Michelle Obama, Dracula. A “where” answer was San Antonio, Texas. Example of “What”- belly button

The money amounts: 10,000 / 25,000/ 50,000/ 75,000/ 100,000 / 250,000

Capsules that contain the money amounts to be subtracted from a contestants total are 9 of them. As the rounds and money amounts increase, so do the money amounts that are subtracted.
Example for 1st round: 100, 200, 300, 400, 1000, 2,000, 2,500, 3,000, 3,500

Example for 4th round: 200, 300, 400, 1000, 2000, 3000, 10,000, 25,000, 50,000

Contestants have to buy their clues after the first free one. There are always nine clues to go with the nine capsules.

Clues are very vague by themselves. But, make sense once you put them all together. Examples of clues for the answer “Dracula” were: ladies man, late night, long in the tooth. Examples of clues for the answer “Michelle Obama were: Ivy league graduate, keynote address, arms, vogue cover.

If a contestant gets an answer wrong in a round, they have to repeat that round, and lose a round. So – if they get the $75,000 round wrong, they repeat it with a new answer – but loses the last round of $250,000.

“You Deserve It!” is a cross between Jeopardy, Deal or No Deal, and Minute to Win It.

People who are interested in trying-out to be on the show can email the show’s casting department at:


2 Comments For This Post

  1. The Banker's Nephew Says:

    This sounds far more interesting than the initial description made it sound. I absolutely cannot wait for it, dull as the set is.

  2. Strider Says:

    I’m hoping this is the one for ABC!!! Sounds terrific.

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