Minute to Win It

Genres: Game/Quiz Shows
Broadcast on: SABC3, M-Net, Mzansi Magic



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Minute to Win It is an American television game show created by Friday TV and hosted by Guy Fieri (first two seasons) and Apolo Ohno (Season 3) in which contestants take part in a series of 60-second challenges that use objects that are commonly available around the house for the chance to win $1-million.

Ten challenges using household items. 60 seconds on the clock. $1 million on the line. Think you can do it? You've got a Minute to Win It.

NBC's newest sensation hosted by chef and TV personality Guy Fieri has started a game revolution online and across America. People are playing these deceptively difficult games at home, at work and at parties.

The show features everyday Americans competing in 60-second challenges with household objects for a shot at a million bucks. But as the money increases, so does the level of difficulty.

After winning some money, will contestants stay and play, or take the cash and dash?

Each show offers new twists: from celebrity contestants, to summer-themed games, challenges using office supplies, as well as teams of twins, couples, and practical strangers that will have you shouting, "Did you see that?!"

Sample Challenges

Chocolate Unicorn

Stack 7 Ding Dongs on the forehead.

Tortilla Head

Use swim flippers to pick up a tortilla from the floor and flip it up onto a plate balanced on the head.

Sticker Picker Upper

With one hand holding an upside down pizza tray, contestant rolls an egg onto it to collect four small upside-down stickers.

Dental Cap

Wearing a baseball cap, contestant picks up a toothbrush from a toothbrush holder by hooking the bristles on the cap's brim, and then transports it to another toothbrush holder.

Spare Me

Put marbles into one end of a pool noodle, then roll them out the other end to knock over three standing sticks of sidewalk chalk.

Egg Tower

Contestant alternately stacks 4 paper towel rolls and 4 eggs into one freestanding tower.


Stack 5 empty cans on a plastic plate floating in a large bowl of water.

Broadcast Notes

The series premiered in the USA on NBC on 14 March, 2010. After two seasons it was cancelled and subsequently revived by GSN.


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