NEW DAILY HALF-HOUR TV GAME SHOW “LET’S ASK AMERICA” IS SEARCHING FOR A DOG MASCOT
Every Dog Has its Day and Your Dog’s Day may be Around the Corner with “Let’s Ask America,” Premiering September 17th in Seven Scripps Television Markets
(July 2, 2012) Los Angeles, Calif. – “Let’s Ask America,” a daily, half-hour, television game show hosted by Kevin Pereira (“Attack of the Show”), launching September 17th in seven Scripps television markets, is searching for an official canine mascot.
“‘Let’s Ask America’ Mascot Search” runs through Friday, July 27th. Viewers can enter atwww.letsaskamerica.tv by providing a description of their dog (including gender, breed, date of birth and name) along with a photo and one thirty to sixty second video of the dog and a written paragraph explaining why the dog deserves to be the mascot of “Let’s Ask America.” The finalist dogs will be judged by a panel, comprising of “Let’s Ask America” producers, and one final winner will be selected and contacted on or before Monday, July 30th.
The winning canine will be featured on the show as the “Let’s Ask America” mascot and will receive the full “Hollywood” treatment, including a trip to the “Let’s Ask America” set in Los Angeles, a professional photo shoot and/or video session, and much, much more.
Unlike other game shows, “Let’s Ask America” contestants are not in the same studio; they instead are linked digitally from the comfort of their own homes to answer questions about pop culture and current events. In other words, “Let’s Ask America” gives contestants the chance to win cash from their couches. To be a contestant, viewers log on to the show’s website, www.letsaskamerica.tv, to apply online. Every day, four contestants will be chosen to play the game and win cash via web-chat 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 bikers say they’d choose to watch 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. In the final round, the last remaining contestant can wager all or part of their winnings on the big “question of the day.”
“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.
If you think your pooch is star worthy of being the “Let’s Ask America” mascot, submit your dog atwww.letsaskamerica.tv and tune in to “Let’s Ask America” on Monday, September 17th on WFTS Tampa at 7:30pm, WMAR Baltimore at 7:30pm, WEWS Cleveland at 7:30pm, WCPO Cincinnati at 7:30pm, KJRH Tulsa at 2:30pm, KSHB Kansas City at 6:30pm and KNXV Phoenix at 6:30pm.
Telepictures is an industry-leading and Emmy®Award-winning producer of television programming for the first-run syndicated marketplace, as well as for original digital content for broadband and wireless. For the current 2011–12 season, Telepictures (having garnered 70 Emmys® in 16 years, including Outstanding Talk Show or Outstanding Talk Show Host for 13 of the last 15 years) – is producing seven first-run strips. Telepictures’ series include the ninth season of “The Ellen DeGeneres Show”; the fifth season of “TMZ”; the 18th season of the pop culture newsmagazine “Extra”; the 13th season of the hour-long court series “Judge Mathis”; the 28th season of “The People’s Court;” the first season of “Anderson, hosted by Anderson Cooper, who has brought his experience as an award-winning journalist and storyteller, passionate voice and informed perspective to a nationally syndicated daily one-hour daytime talk show that was successfully renewed and will return in September 2012 for its sophomore season; and “bethenny,” a new daytime talk program hosted by Bethenny Frankel that will debut this June on select FOX-owned stations including New York and Los Angeles.
Scripps is a leading media enterprise that embraces its rich history in delivering high-quality journalism through television stations, newspapers and the Scripps Howard News Service, while developing and expanding its digital strategies, including social gaming, for multiple platforms. The company provides community-changing breaking news, story-telling, investigations and interactive outreach at 19 television stations in major markets such as Denver, San Diego, Detroit, Phoenix, Cleveland, Cincinnati and Tampa, and 13 newspaper markets, including Memphis, Knoxville, Naples, Fla., and Corpus Christi, Texas. Since 1941, Scripps has operated the National Spelling Bee, one of America’s most-enduring celebrations of academic excellence.
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