The Japanese game show import continues. We have seen ABC add Wipeout and I survived a Japanese Game show to their lineup over the summer. FOX recently added Hole in the Wall . This time on MTV takes a stab at a Japanese game show import.
MTV is searching for a host for a fun, Japanese game show pilot. They’re looking for outgoing, articulate, spirited males who appear to be between the ages of 21 – 35 and appear to be Japanese or of Japanese descent. Candidates must possess bold personalities and a devilish sense of humor.
People that exude a lot of enthusiasm, have wicked personalities, distinct styles and possess a unique charm on tape should apply ASAP. It is an amazing opportunity for the right talent, so please email email@example.com with a headshot / pic and let them know why you’d be the perfect game show host. Must be well-versed in the English language. Union and non-union okay. Taping will be in New York. Television credits are not necessary. Improv / comedy backgrounds are a plus. There will be compensation.
The new show for MTV is based on the hit Japanese game show, Gaki no Tsukai (Silent Library). Essentially, 6 friends get together in a library and have to perform hilarious tasks. The catch is you have to be quiet or you get kicked out of the library. The tasks are not dangerous, just funny. With each task you complete, you and your friends win money. For instance, you have to watch your friend perform karate with panty hose over his face. But you can’t laugh! Or one of you has to wear a “smelly helmet” for 1 minute and the rest of you can’t laugh.
Example of the MTV show based on Gaki no Tsukai (Silent Library)