Game Show from the production company that made Deal or No Deal, which ran on ABC and was hosted by a subdued Jimmy Kimmel. An unaired qualifying round determined how much money a player would be playing for, and according to Kimmel this involved twelve numbers and opening an envelope.Unlike most game shows, the prize was awarded as monthly payments over a length of time on a Time Ladder, ranging from 1 month to "Set for Life" (40 years). The highest amount seen in the show's run was $4,625/month and its subsequent top prize of $2,220,000.The actual game involves pulling glowing rods (actually referred to as "sticks", but...) out of pedestals one at a time. There were 15 of them — 11 white, four red. The player had to draw as many white rods as possible, as each one moved the player up a level on their Time Ladder. This had to be done whilst trying to avoid the remaining red rods, since drawing all four reds meant you "died" and won nothing.Maybe.You see, there was also the spouse or friend of the player ("Guardian Angel") seated in a Sound Proof Booth watching the game. Said chamber also contained a Big Red Button which caused the game to secretly stop after any turn. The mechanic was a double-edged sword as, while it saved a few players who had a bad game, it also ruined good games by halting things prematurely.Unfortunately, it ran for just seven episodes in America during Summer 2007.
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