Face the Ace, New Poker Reality Show, to Air on NBC This August
This one could end up being interesting.
Poker Productions, the team responsible for bringing you Poker After Dark, is launching another
Full Tilt underwritten TV show, Face the Ace.
Hosted by former Las Vegas VIP host and The Sopranos star Steve Schirripa, Face the Ace will pit amatuers against pros in a gameshow like format that's sort of like Who Wants to Be a Millionaire meets some other gameshow. From one of the many sites that picked up the story:
The game is set up with four professional poker players hidden behind smoky windows. The contestant chooses a window, the poker player is revealed, and then the two face off in a game of heads-up no limit Hold'Em. If the contestant wins, he or she can then walk away with his or her winnings, or choose another window to continue. Contestants can win a million by beating three consecutive pros, but if a game is lost then the prize money is zilch.
The show will air Saturday afternoons on NBC.