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Million Dollar Money Drop

Million Dollar Money Drop - The key to a good TV game show is creating a concept that allows viewers to play along from their couches, and "Million Dollar Money Drop" does just that.

A good host helps, too, and Kevin Pollak is at the helm of "Million Dollar Money Drop." He knows when to step in with a joke to move the contest along.

The concept here is fairly simple: Two people play as a team. At the start, they're handed $1 million to lose. Really.

Over the course of the show, they'll face a series of multiple-choice questions. Each time, they must bet a chunk of the money on their answers.

What's left over at the end, they keep. But having anything left, of course, is easier said than done.

Million Dollar Money Drop

In the first show, viewers meet Brittany and Gabe, an outgoing pair of players.

"This million is yours," Pollak tells them, pointing to the stacks of cash.

"We can touch it?" Brittany asks. "We can feel it?"

They can, because that's part of the game.

Each question is multiple-choice, and the couple places piles of money on their answers. They can hedge their bets and pick more than one, but they must leave one answer choice open.

The first categories they face are "Rock Stars" and "Sex and the City."

"Oh, God," Brittany says, "I never saw 'Sex and the City.' I'm sorry."

Already there's a reason to love her.

The first question? On a standard touch-tone phone, what numbers would one use to spell the name of the lead singer of U2. Bono is the singer, of course.

They have 60 seconds to pick the answer they think is correct and do so by moving the mound of cash. When time is up, they're faced with trap doors. If they chose incorrectly, the doors open and swallow their money.

Million Dollar Money Drop


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