“Take The Money And Run” Debuts Tonight
A new game show called “Take The Money and Run” makes its debut tonight at 9pm on ABC. The basic premise is a “cat and mouse” situation with $100, 000 on the line to the winners. Here is how the game is played.
It’s a showdown involving three pairs — two contestants in the role of criminals, who stash $100,000 and hope it’s not found; two moonlighting police officers assigned to uncover it within 48 hours; and two interrogators, who try to pry information out of the criminals with stern looks and steak dinners and lines like, “You’re lying now, and you’re not real good at it.”
The criminals are regular folks hoping to earn money and TV time without having to study hard for “Jeopardy!” or demean themselves on “Wipeout.” This should be a cakewalk for them: hide shrewdly, reveal little, collect prize. (If the cops find it, they win the money.)
It sounds like a rather unique idea. Whether or not it catches on with viewers is yet to be seen.