M-Net dropping millions on new game show

2012-10-12 08:39
Thinus Ferreira
Cape Town - M-Net has announced that a South African version of the hit game show Million Dollar Money Drop will be hitting our screens in the near future.

After it was recently announced to the rest of Africa that a Nigerian version of the game show format Million Dollar Money Drop will be aired on Africa Magic Entertainment, M-Net has decided to produce a local version of the game show entitled Million Rand Money Drop.

Endemol South Africa has signed on as the producer for both Million Dollar Money Drop Nigeria as well as Million Rand Money Drop for South Africa.

Auditions to be held later in October

Channel director for general entertainment Theo Erasmus said the American version of this nail-biting game show, which was screened on M-Net earlier this year, struck a chord with their audiences. "We're excited to introduce the local version of this unique, high-stakes game show to our M-Net schedule."

The show will see contestants starting off with R1m in notes which they then have to place on any of three different answers to trivia questions. After this is done, trap doors below the "answers" open under the incorrect options and contestants lose the money they perhaps have placed on those answers.

Endemol South Africa will be hosting auditions in Johannesburg, Durban, Cape Town and Port Elizabeth from the end of the month and in November for contestants who want to enter Million Rand Money Drop.

The audition dates for Million Rand Money Drop will take place in Johannesburg on 25 and 26 October, in Durban on 1 and 2 November, in Cape Town on 8 and 9 November and will end off in Port Elizabeth on 16 and 17 November.


  • monique.crouse.31 - 2012-10-12 09:00

    This is great, so glad they've come up with an original idea. Oh wait...

      wesley.bischoff - 2012-10-12 11:04

      How many times have they come up with an original idea, only for it to be cancelled due to poor viewership?

      Citroes - 2012-10-12 17:30

      I suppose the Rand is too weak for them to stick to the million dollar title. Pity, I think they can still use US dollars. Just call the program $114 000 drop. And then change the name weekly.

  • elgh.elgh - 2012-10-12 09:22

    Don't hold your breath. They will be dropping monopoly money, they can't keep to their promises.

  • faizieishlah.shabalala - 2012-10-12 09:22

    Yawn, the mindless rule ko

  • brian.connell.18 - 2012-10-12 09:23

    Copy-editor: struck a "CHORD". Really guys ........

  • Dane.Billionaire.Prinsloo - 2012-10-12 09:29

    Where in Cape Town will the auditions be held? Im going to enter.

  • enrico.oosthuizen - 2012-10-12 09:40

    Just the opportunity I was waiting for. Now I can give my fiancé her dream wedding and start my own business.

  • hermann.schwindt - 2012-10-12 09:49

    Ive watched a few episodes and found it quite entertaining.

  • gillian.sanderson - 2012-10-12 11:22

    So how do we get to audition? As long as MNET is throwing some money away, we'll give it ago!

  • stephen.j.dickson.3 - 2012-10-12 11:40

    South Africans,white,black,pink,green,spotted and striped love to pan and vilify America but can't seem to do without and get enough it's technologies,fashions,fast foods,art,music and entertainment.........bloody hypocrits. No wonder SA is in such a dire mess.

  • francie.potgieter - 2012-10-12 11:42

    Can't Mnet think out there own game shows, do we have to copy every show that is on in the UK and USA.

  • francois.viljoen.731 - 2012-10-12 12:01

    With the current Dollar Rand value should it not be 8,6 Million Rand drop? Lets be honest a Million Rand is not what it used to be. Or is there no inflation in the world of TV shows.

      irene.buthelezi.1 - 2012-10-12 12:10

      You sound like a striker. One million is better than no million.

      stefan.vanderspuy - 2012-10-12 13:22

      Not if you're going to spend it in the USA.

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