:bliss: I beat Puddin on this :bliss:
LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - In a new reality series planned for Fox's
midseason slate, the competition for a big cash prize could end after one
episode or extend indefinitely, the network said Tuesday.
Premiering March 22 at 9:30 p.m., "Unan1mous" isolates nine contestants in a
locked bunker, where they vote on which one of them will win a $1.5 million
cash prize. The catch is that the longer it takes for them to decide, the
less money will be available.
The biggest wild card for Fox is that "Unan1mous" could conceivably end
after one episode, said Mike Darnell, executive vp alternative programming
"We don't know when it will end," Darnell said. "The biggest issue is it
could end at any moment."
"The fact that a network exec like Mike can step up and do this speaks for
itself," said J.D. Roth, one of the executive producers of "Unan1mous." "I
don't know anyone at any network that could try something like this."
Darnell would not elaborate on where or when the shoot for "Unan1mous" takes
place, only that it is "in progress." In keeping with its open-ended nature,
"Unan1mous" has no specific episode order from the network, though Darnell
estimated it could wrap in eight.
The contestants will include a broad cross-section of the country, including
a minister, an atheist, a ladies' man and a feminist. Each of them could
have secrets exposed that would influence the vote.
Each week, a contestant is eliminated from contention but continues to live
in the bunker and vote for the winner. During the series, the subjects have
no exposure to the outside world and are monitored entirely via cameras
hidden in the bunker.
"Unan1mous" was created by Lincoln Hiatt ("The Contender") and co-created by
Roth and Todd Nelson ("The Biggest Loser").