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New show "Repo Games" has rewards

posted 19 Apr 2011, 15:05 by Sam Mbale   [ updated 19 Apr 2011, 15:07 ]

Creditors get a make-over on "Repo Games," a new reality TV show that offers owners a chance to save their cars from being repossessed.

SPIKE TV - Spike TV's new, original, unscripted series "Repo Games" is taking advantage of the downturn in the economy by offering those who've defaulted on their loans a chance to save their cars.

The series premieres on Tuesday, April 26 with back-to back half-hour episodes.

Described as one part "Cops," one part "Jeopardy," the innovative game show will make stops across the country to the homes of unsuspecting debtors armed with five trivia questions. Answer three question correctly and the car will be paid off on the spot, but if the debtors fail, the car will be taken to the impound lot.

Real-life repo men Josh Lewis and Tom DeTone host the show, which is shot in Dallas and Los Angeles.

"Repo Games" is produced 495 Productions, the same team behind the pop culture phenomenon "The Jersey Shore."