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* FollowTheLeader: To compete with ''Series/TheChair'', though with both shows starting production so close to each other, it's unknown who followed who.

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Not to be confused with the John Grisham novel of the same name of or its film adaptation.


* MissingEpisode: Three, in fact.

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* FollowTheLeader: To compete with ''Series/TheChair'', though with both shows starting production so close to each other, it's unknown who followed who.


Short-lived GameShow on {{FOX}} that took the idea of an actual and legitimate DeadlyGame to a whole new level. The game started off fairly pedestrian, with two contestants naming off items from a stated category until somebody won, with best-two-out-of-three getting the choice of $500 or (''dun dun dun'')...the Chamber, where they would have to answer questions with a chance to win well over $100,000.

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Short-lived GameShow on {{FOX}} Creator/{{FOX}} that took the idea of an actual and legitimate DeadlyGame to a whole new level. The game started off fairly pedestrian, with two contestants naming off items from a stated category until somebody won, with best-two-out-of-three getting the choice of $500 or (''dun dun dun'')...the Chamber, where they would have to answer questions with a chance to win well over $100,000.



When we say this show was short-lived, it was. Only '''three''' episodes aired of the six recorded. The show's failure in the ratings was likely due to the fact it was competing with Creator/{{ABC}}'s ''TheChair'', which had a similar concept but was considerably less dangerous.

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When we say this show was short-lived, it was. Only '''three''' episodes aired of the six recorded. The show's failure in the ratings was likely due to the fact it was competing with Creator/{{ABC}}'s ''TheChair'', ''Series/TheChair'', which had a similar concept but was considerably less dangerous.

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Short-lived GameShow on {{FOX}} that took the idea of an actual and legitimate DeadlyGame to a whole new level. The game started off fairly pedestrian, with two contestants naming off items from a stated category until somebody won, with best-two-out-of-three getting the choice of $500 or (''dun dun dun'')...the Chamber, where they would have to answer questions with a chance to win well over $100,000.

Of course, while in this Chamber, contestants would be subjected to ColdBloodedTorture involving extreme heat or extreme cold (though [[MissingEpisode unaired episodes]] supposedly had electricity, water, and insect-themed Chambers; it's also needless to say that those with {{Claustrophobia}} need not apply). Up to seven rounds were played (of [[TimedMission 60 seconds each]]), with correct answers worth $1,000 each. The conditions in the Chamber would intensify upon the start of each round, and if the player answered two questions in a row wrong, their "stress quotient" was at a certain level for 20 seconds, or they (or the show's staff) end the game themselves, the game would end and their bank would be reduced to half. The winnings were tripled if the player could survive all seven rounds ''and'' answer at least 25 correctly (the Chamber used in the playing also would've been retired).

When we say this show was short-lived, it was. Only '''three''' episodes aired of the six recorded. The show's failure in the ratings was likely due to the fact it was competing with Creator/{{ABC}}'s ''TheChair'', which had a similar concept but was considerably less dangerous.
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!!GameShowTropes in use:
* CarriedByTheHost: Inverted, as host Rick Schwartz didn't even ''ask'' the questions during the first two episodes.
* DeadlyGame: This was probably the closest thing to a ''legitimately'' and potentially deadly game in ''real life''. The kicker? The cold Chamber's winds at Level 4+ could cause extreme frostbite.
* Personnel:
** GameShowHost: Rick Schwartz.
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!!This show provides examples of:
* ColdBloodedTorture: The Game Show. The aforementioned wind only magnifies this.
* MissingEpisode: Three, in fact.
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