Tuesday 1 July, 8.30pm
The Rich List is back for a second series in 2008, offering more contestants the chance to get rich by completing lists, and host Jason Gunn is rearing to go.
On The Rich List, complete strangers are matched up to work together as a team to compete against other teams at filling in missing answers on a series of lists. From subjects such as ‘All Black Test Captains’ to ‘ABBA singles’, from ‘New Zealand national parks’ to ‘plays by William Shakespeare’ contestants will need to delve into their memory banks, as just one more answer could be all it takes to make them rich.
Teams play from inside soundproof pods – with full confidence that they can discuss and deliberate over answers and tactics with their partner. The team that performs best will go on to play for anything up to $50,000 in a prize game. And whether they win $50,000 or nothing at all, as the reigning champions they will return to face new opponents, knowing if they can beat them they will play the prize game once again.
There is potentially an endless amount of cash to be won, as contestants stay on the show until another team of contestants can knock them off.
“I’m very excited to be doing another series of The Rich List,” says Gunn. “Everywhere I go, people have been asking me ‘when is The Rich List coming back?’.”
“It has got fantastic ‘playability’ – everyone starts asking themselves if they could name 24 Tom Cruise movies, like one of our contestants did last year. I always get nervous for the contestants: it seems so simple – you make a list, you win money. But you watch people who think they can name nine things on a list, when really, they only know six, and that is the difference between winning money or not.”