About the Show
Let's Ask America
"Let's Ask America" is a daily, half-hour, television game show that lets you, the home viewer, be a contestant on the show on TV from the comfort of your home via Skype. To be a contestant, all you have to do is go to the show website and sign up. Every day, four contestants will be chosen to play the game and win up to $50,000 cash via Skype from their home.
The game is simple: "Let's Ask America" polls America about fun and irreverent topics to find out what people are thinking (e.g. Which of these shows did a group of prison inmates say they would choose to watch in their cell for an entire year? a) "Dr. Phil," b) "Days of Our Lives," c) "The View"). Then, all the contestants have to do is correctly predict the answer. The prize money increases with each question. There are three rounds and at the end of each round, the contestant with the lowest cash total is eliminated from the game.
When contestants are tied, they take part in a physical challenge - called "Dash for Cash" - as a tie-breaker. In the final round, the last remaining contestant can wager all or part of their winnings on the "final question of the day." Players who choose to wager all of their money can win up to five times the amount of his or her earnings, for a possible $50,000.
LET'S ASK AMERICA. It's simple. If you think you can predict what America is thinking, you can not only watch, you can play on TV and win cash from the comfort of your home.
"Let's Ask America" was developed by Jeff Apploff ("Don't Forget The Lyrics," "Take Me Out"), Todd Stevens ("Friends," "Mike & Molly") and the late Jim Paratore. Apploff, Stevens and Jack Martin ("Deal Or No Deal," "Take Me Out") will executive produce.
"Let's Ask America" is produced by Telepictures and paraMedia inc and distributed by Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution. The format will be distributed internationally by Warner Bros. International Television Production. The series will be made available outside of the Scripps markets through Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution for a fall 2013 national launch and prior thereto as appropriate time periods become available.
About the Host
Kevin Pereira brings his comedic voice, quick wit and voracity for everything viral to "Let's Ask America."
"My four favorite things in this world are technology, gaming, entertainment and lists," said Kevin Pereira, host of "Let's Ask America." " 'Let's Ask America' combines all of those passions into a groundbreaking show where contestants can win stacks of cash while playing from home via webcam. I can't wait to be at the center of the madness!"
Pereira most recently served as the host and creator of G4's "Attack of the Show," the network's flagship technology and entertainment live, daily series. He began his tenure at G4 in 2002 before quickly moving up the ranks to co-host of "Attack of the Show" in 2006.
Pereira has had a multi-platform presence, appearing on TV series, blogs, podcasts, and radio shows including "E! News," CBS Radio, Machinima, "What's Trending," "Comic-Con Live," American Public Media's "Marketplace," KROQ's "Kevin and Bean," "The Adam Carolla Show," "Nerdist," "Heidi and Frank", "Jimmy Pardo," "The Jace Hall Show," CNET's "Crave," and Complex Online.
Pereira studied film and television production with a scholarship to the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, CA.