The Quiz is a 12-day, 24/7 live competition “where contestants test the limits of their knowledge, endurance and will to win as they battle each other in intense bouts of trivia,” according to a press release. The show will air in primetime from an hourglass-shaped structure in which contestants will also live.
NBC is calling it “the first fully convergent television experience,” both because local station affiliates will be able to interact live throughout the day and because viewers at home will be able to play the game — and so maybe earn a spot on the show.
At the game’s end, the winner has the chance to win up to $10 million.
“The Million Second Quiz is a genre-redefining spectacle,” said NBC’s president of Alternative and Late Night Paul Telegdy in a statement. “It is a game, a social experiment, and a live interactive event all wrapped into a uniquely sticky entertainment experience … [I]t embraces technology’s ability to allow everyone in America to actively participate and compete in a way that has never been done.”
The Million Second Quiz will air this fall.