Millionaire. Deal or No Deal. Weakest Link. These game shows and many more got their start during a special week stint during the holidays. NBC hopes Take It All is going to join those ranks. Hosted by Howie Mandel, Take It All has a contestant select and open a prize worth thousands of dollars. Dream prizes such as luxury cars, exotic trips, jewelry and VIP experiences will be among the offers. From an NBC press release, the next player is faced with a dilemma: do they steal a prize that has already been revealed, or do they take a chance with another unopened prize, hoping what’s inside is worth more? Sounds like a white elephant exchange, no? Well, this show was formerly titled Howie Mandel’s White Elephant.
The fun doesn’t stop there. Per NBC, when there are only two contestants left, the players have a life-changing choice to make: keep the prizes they have or try and take all the prizes. If both players choose to “keep mine,” they will each keep the prizes they have won in the prior rounds. If one player chooses “keep mine” and the other chooses to “take it all,” the player that chose to take it all will go home with all the prizes, including the opponents. But if both choose to take it all, they both go home with nothing.
Take It All airs December 10-14 (9-10 pm ET), with a special two hour finale on December 17 at 9pm ET.
The Voice Playoffs
Election week is not only going to focus on Barack Obama or Mitt Romney, NBC’s THE VOICE and Fox’s THE X FACTOR will be getting into the fray as they open voting for their superstar hopefuls. After the Knockout Rounds (airing October 29 & 30), each coach will head into the “Playoffs” with 5 singers. America will whittle down those 20 hopefuls to the Top 12 during election week. America’s votes will account for TWO singers from each team, while each coach has the option to also “vote” and increase their team total to three.
The Top 12 will be announced during a special Results Show on Thursday November 8 at 8/7c on NBC. The show will feature coach Adam Levine performing with his bandmates of Maroon 5. Once The Voice heads into the LIVE shows after the “playoffs” the lowest 2 vote getters will be eliminated each week – regardless of team. It is possible for a coach to have no singers left in the competition for the finale, if they’re eliminated throughout the competition.
During the Knockout Rounds, each contestant will be paired with another on their team at the spur of the moment and go head to head, as their coach determines which FIVE will head into the Playoffs. The contestants will not know who they will be paired up against beforehand. The Voice airs Mondays and Tuesdays on NBC! Catch up with our VOICE recaps here!
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