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Panic Button

Panic Button

  • Premiered: 
    December 5, 2013
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  • Network: truTV
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Game Show & Contest
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
    Based on the Canadian series Panic Button 
  • Subject Matter: Participation
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Plot Synopsis

Teams of two confront their worst fears, as they overcome three escalating levels of horror that put their relationships to the test. Directed by a woman's voice, a pair of contestants enters a white room that contains a computer, desk and two chairs. After answering a series of questions about their fears, the players are instructed to get their panic buttons, are blindfold, and are told to wait for The Doctor. The Doctor then directs the contestants to the first level, giving further instructions about a specific challenge, such as: finding a partner in the HVAC ducts of a lab while blindfolded; blowing a cockroach down a hole while being showered with other nasty insects; or trying to answer quiz questions while a partner is encased in a clear box with rats released for every wrong answer. If a team completes all three levels without either person hitting a panic button, they don't win any money but they've conquered the most exciting challenges of their lives. PANIC BUTTON is based on a Canadian series of the same name, but this U.S. version uses pairs of contestants while the Canadian version forces individuals to endure the challenges alone.

Production & Distribution

  • Produced by 11 Television