ABC has greenlit a wacky new game show that’s set atop a skyscraper. Yes, desperation truly is the mother of invention.
Downfall sends players to the roof of a high rise (emphasis on high) in a major American metro, where they’ll answer trivia questions in a bid to win up to $1 million. Losing means watching their winnings get dropped over the side of the building — and possibly themselves along with it, though this will just be a controlled jump of some kind.
Gives a whole new meaning to “ratings stunt,” doesn’t it?
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Downfall is part of ABC’s summer lineup of reality shows and game shows, which also includes an ice dancing series, a weight loss show, and more.
Come on, I can’t be the only one thinking that this strikes of desperation. I can see the snarky headlines now: “It’s like Catch It, Keep It — in reverse!” Or how about, “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire Base-Jumper?“