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Minute to Win It

Minute to Win It

Photo Credit:  Chris Haston/NBC
  • Premiered: 
    March 14, 2010
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  • Network: NBC
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Game Show & Contest
  • Type: Live Action
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  • Subject Matter: Participation
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    Season 1

Plot Synopsis

Competitors vie for a $1 million prize by participating in a series of simple, yet nerve-wracking, games, facing 10 challenges that use everyday household items. Each game has a one-minute time limit. If contestants fail to finish the task on time, they are eliminated. Contestants who successfully complete the task have the option of walking away with the money earned up to that point or continuing to the next game, which gets more progressively more difficult. The competitors, who come from all walks of life, are shown over 60 games prior to the competition and are encouraged to practice these one-of-a-kind challenges at home. Some of the challenges include: Hanky Panky: Using only one hand, the competitor must pull tissues out of a tissue box one-at-a-time until the box is empty; Egg Roll: Contestant must move three eggs across the floor and into a target area only by "fanning" the eggs with an empty pizza box; Bobble Head: A pedometer is attached to the competitor's head and he must move his head to rack up a total number of steps to complete the game; Movin' on Up: Contestant holds a stack of 49 blue cups with one red cup at the bottom and must continuously move the blue cups, one-by-one, from the top to the bottom through the entire stack.


Production & Distribution

  • Produced by Universal Media Studios
  • In association with Friday Television