|Guy Fieri (NBC Version)|
Apolo Anton Ohno (GSN Version)
|Tom Kane (NBC Version only)|
Smart Dog Media
Universal Media Studios
Minute to Win It is a game show where people compete in seemingly easy stunts to win one million dollars. They can include pulling all the tissues out of a box with one hand, stacking golf balls, and other crazy stunts.
Minute To Win It was originally created since 2003 by Derek Banner and his Copenhagen based production company BUMP Productions - Banner Universal Motion Pictures LLC, with the original title of Minute Winner - You got one minute to win it. The draft format of the game show was then in November 2005 presented to the Swedish format company Friday TV, who further developed it in 2007 and licensed it to NBC in 2009.
The contestant is presented with the blueprint for the first game and must successfully complete a game within one minute/60 seconds to win $1,000 and advance to the next level. After successfully completing the first, fifth, eighth, and recently ninth level games, the contestant is guaranteed to leave with no less than the cash award for those levels.
The difficulty of the games progressively increase throughout the show. If time expires or the conditions of the game cannot be fulfilled (such as by the contestant exhausting any allotted attempts or committing a foul), the contestant loses a "life". If the contestant loses all three of their "lives", the game ends and the contestant's winnings drop to the previous milestone they passed.
After successfully completing a game, the contestant can leave with the amount of money already won before seeing the blueprint for the next game. However, once the contestant elects for the game, the contestant cannot leave the show until that game is complete or they have exhausted all three of their "lives".
In the first part of season one, $50,000 was the only milestone; players who were eliminated from the game before completing the level five game left with nothing. The milestones at $1,000 and $250,000 were added in the second part of that season. Then, partway through season two, a milestone at $500,000 was added.
In episodes featuring celebrity contestants competing for charities, all levels are milestones, so they get all the money up to their last successful level.
In episodes featuring teams of two contestants, some games are played by both players, while others are played solo. A player can only make three consecutive attempts at solo games (including re-attempts following losing a life; an intervening team game does not reset this count). After a player makes three attempts, the other player is forced to attempt the next solo game.
In Christmas episodes, 2 extra games are added for "the 12 games of Minute to Win It": the 11th game is worth $2,000,000 and the 12th is worth $3,000,000. Both are milestones. Also in Christmas episodes, some games contain a "Holiday Bonus," in which a contestant wins a gift if the level is passed. A visual representation of the gift is placed inside of a box, which is opened if and when the level is completed. The gifts include:
- An extra life: Contestants who received this "gift" can have more than the basic three lives.
- Extra 10 seconds: Contestants who received this "gift" can add an extra 10 seconds (or, in the case of a survival game, subtract 10 seconds) to any game, including after a re-attempt following a failure.
- Prize: Contestants who received this gift won a bonus prize.
Some season two episodes feature similar bonuses known as a "Blueprint Bonus." However, the bonus is shown on a large monitor, and it is shown before the blueprint and before the game is played. So far, the only bonuses won by contestants have been the extra life and extra ten seconds. When a contestant decides to use the extra ten seconds, a special 70 second clock is used, or if the contestant is playing a survival game (like Keep it Up, Defying Gravity, High as a Kite, Uphill Battle, etc.) the clock is reduced to 50 seconds. In addition, the outer floor lights of the 60-second circle do not turn red for the first ten seconds. For the survival games, the first ten lights are already red.
A year after the original ended, GSN revived the series with Apolo Anton Ohno. The top prize for GSN’s version was $250,000.
In the first part of season one, $10,000 was the only milestone; players who were eliminated from the game before completing the level five game left with nothing. The milestones at $1,000 and $25,000 were added in the second part of that season. Then, partway through season two, a milestone at $100,000 was added.
The GSN run retains nearly all the elements of the NBC run, barring the theme song, reduced money amounts, host, and the fact it now tapes in New York, as well as the fact that teams play from now on.
Apolo Anto Ohno's catchphrase "You got a minute to Win It! Every...Second...Counts!" is a reference to the short-lived 1984-1985 Bill Rafferty hosted syndicated game show of the same name.
This was the second short-lived revival for GSN that was based on a former NBC primetime game show, the first was 1 vs. 100 hosted by Carrie Ann Inaba from 2010 until 2011.
"Get Up" by Eve Nelson (NBC)
Minuto Para Ganar - Spanish version airing on MundoFox in 2012
Here is a list of countries that have Minute to Win It in their countries:
|Country||Title||Host||Network||Top Prize||First Airdate|
|Albania||Kape Kohën||Gentian Hazizaj||Top Channel||Unknown||October 7, 2012|
| للزمن ثمن|
|Abdallah El Tuleihi||MBC 1||SR1,000,000||April 5, 2011|
|Argentina||Minuto para ganar||Marley||Telefe||AR$1,000,000||July 17, 2011|
| Հաղթեք Րոպեում|
|TBA||Armenia TV||֏10,000,000||May 27, 2012|
|Minute to Win It||Darren McMullen||Seven Network||A$1,000,000||June 22, 2010|
|Belgium||Binnen De Minuut (Dutch)||Staf Coppens||vtm||€100,000||January 8, 2011|
60 secondes chrono (French)
|Jean-Michel Zecca||RTL TVI||€100,000||September 5, 2011|
Nada Além de um Minuto
|Silvio Santos||SBT||R$1,000,000||April 17, 2010|
|Un minuto para ganar||Julián Elfenbein||TVN||CL$30.000.000||May 21, 2011|
Minute To Win It China
|Un minuto para ganar||Silvestre Dangond||Caracol TV||CO$300.000.000||November 1, 2010|
|Minuto Para Ganar||Mauricio Astorga||Teletica||₡25,000,000.00||March 8, 2011|
|Máš minutu||Richard Genzer & Michal Suchánek||TV Prima||Kč 1,000,000||April 10, 2011|
|Det perfekte minut||Robert Hansen||TV3||250,000Kr||August 17, 2011|
|Minuto Para Ganar||Yuly Maiocchi||Gama TV||US$50,000||August 7, 2011|
|Finland||Minuuttipeliä||Marko Keränen||MTV3||€30,000||March 21, 2011|
|60 secondes chrono||Alex Goude||M6||€100,000||July 12, 2012|
|Die perfekte Minute||Ulla Kock am Brink||Sat.1||€250,000||April 30, 2010|
|Minute to Win It||Dimitris Hungarezos||Mega TV||€50,000||March 3, 2012|
|Hong Kong|| 決戰一分鐘|
Minute to Win It
|Hacken Lee||TVB||HK$1,000,000||November 25, 2012|
|1 perc és nyersz!||Sebestyén Balázs||RTL Klub||10,000,000 Ft||February 27, 2012|
India's Minute To Win It (Hindi)
|Gaurav Kapoor||AXN||₹10 Crore||January 12, 2011|
Home Sweet Home (Tamil)
|Divyadarshini (D.D) and Deepak||STAR Vijay||A home worth ₹2 Crore||March 4, 2011|
| אליפות ישראל בדקה|
Alifut Israel be Dakah
|Ido Rosenblum||Channel 2 (Keshet)||₪1,000,000||October 26, 2011|
|Un Minuto per Vincere||Max Giusti (Season 1)||Rai Uno||€500,000||September 4, 2011|
|Nicola Savino (Season 2)||Rai Due||November 22, 2012|
| Минута на победу|
Minuta na pobedu
|Rinat Safargulov||NTK||₸1,000,000||May 19, 2012|
Anda Ada 60 Saat (Malay)
|Ahmad Nabil|| Astro Warna – New Episode |
Astro Ria – Repeat
|RM500,000||December 25, 2010|
|Oru nimiṭam (Tamil)||Anandha||Astro Vaanavil||RM500,000||December 2010|
|Un minuto para ganar||Penélope Menchaca||Televisa||TBA||2012|
|Minute to Win It||Gordon Heuckeroth||RTL 4||€100,000||January 8, 2011|
|Vinn på minuttet||Carsten Skjelbreid||TV2||1,000,000Kr||March 20, 2011|
|Minuto para ganar||Johanna San Miguel (Season 1)||América Televisión||S/.100,000||January 15, 2011|
|Magdyel Ugaz (Season 2)|
|Philippines||Minute to Win It||Luis Manzano||ABS-CBN||₱1,000,000||January 14, 2013|
|Milion w minutę||Marcin Prokop||TVN||1,000,000 zł||September 5, 2011|
|Ganha num Minuto||Marco Horácio||SIC||€20,000||January 8, 2012|
|Câștigi în 60 de secunde||Dan Negru||Antena 1||50,000Lei||April 5, 2011|
| Минутное дело|
|Timur Rodrigez||Russia 1||1,000,000руб||November 17, 2012|
|Savršen minut||Srđan Karanović||Prva||дин1,000,000||March 17, 2012|
|Minuta do zmage||Bojan Emeršič||POP TV||€100,000||March 18, 2011|
| 사소한 도전 60초|
Sasohan Dojeon 60-cho
|Oh Sang-jin (오상진)||MBC||₩20,000,000||June 12, 2011|
|Uno para ganar||Jesús Vázquez||Cuatro||€500,000||July 4, 2011|
|Home Game in 60 second||Niroshan Wijesinghe||Sirasa TV||Rs.1.000.000||October 26, 2010|
|Minuten||Peter Settman (Season 1)||SVT||250,000kr||December 26, 2010|
|Malin Olsson (Season 2)||February 24, 2012|
|Kazanmak için 1 Dakika||Ertem Şener (Season 1)||Kanal D||₺500,000||January 6, 2012|
|Zuhal Topal (Season 2)||November 20, 2012|
|United Kingdom||Minute to Win It||Darren McMullen||ITV2||£30,000||August 30, 2011|
|United States||Minute to Win It (English)||Guy Fieri||NBC||US$1,000,000||March 14, 2010|
|Minute to Win It (English)||Apolo Anton Ohno||GSN||US$250,000||June 25, 2013|
|Minuto para ganar (Spanish)||Marco Antonio Regil||MundoFox||US$100,000||August 13, 2012|
|Ukraine|| Хвилина для перемоги|
Chvylyna dlya peremogy
|Maksim Averin||Ukrayina||₴500,000||October 16, 2011|
|Minuto para ganar|| Álvaro Navia|
|Teledoce||UY$250,000||September 5, 2010|
|Un Minuto para ganar||Nelson Bustamante||Televen||Bs.100,000||July 12, 2012|
|Vietnam||Mot phut de chien thang||Nguyen Vu||HTV7||1,000,000,000₫||May 27, 2012|
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