MundoFox’s New Primetime Game Show Minuto Para Ganar Is Challenging Celebrities To Compete For A Chance To Win $100,000 For Charity
Fabricio Werdum, Paola Rey, Pilli Montilla and Wilmer Valderrama set to play Spanish-Language version of Minute To Win It. Special election-themed episode airs November 5, 2012.
MundoFox’s new primetime game show Minuto Para Ganar is challenging celebrities to compete for a chance to win $100,000 for charity during a special week of programs and also is set air a special election-themed episode on the eve of the upcoming presidential election.
UFC fighter Fabricio Werdum (airing 10/29), Colombian actress Paola Rey (airing 10/30), TV host and actress Pilli Montilla (airing 10/31) and actor Wilmer Valderrama (airing 11/01) are all set to participate in the show’s special celebrity week.
Each of the celebrity contestants will take part in up to 10 different minute-long challenges with increasing levels of difficulty. Each challenge will feature the celebrity contestants in nerve-wracking, heart pounding tasks using only readily available materials such as office supplies, toys, food and sporting goods.
All of the celebrities are playing for different charities—Fabricio Werdum – Central American Resource Center (www.carecen-la.org), Paola Rey – PETA (www.peta.org), Pilli Montilla – Hospital del Nino de Puerto Rico (www.hospitaldelninopr.org) and Wilmer Valderrama – Pencils of Promise (www.pencilsofpromise.org), Snooty Giggles (snootygiggles.com), Plant With Purpose (www.plantwithpurpose.org) and Waves for Water (www.wavesforwater.org).
On the eve of the 2012 presidential elections (November 5 at 7 p.m. EST/PST), MundoFox and Minuto Para Ganar will air a special election-themed episode of the game show encouraging viewers to get out and vote. The episode features a specially-designed set and host Marco Antonio Regil, who recently became a U.S. citizen, stressing the importance to the U.S. Latino community to get to their local polling stations the next day.
“I arrived in the USA 10 years ago and last year I finally was able to become a U.S. citizen,” says Regil. “This will be my first time voting and I’m very excited to join the millions of Latinos that are going to be an extremely important part of this presidential election. By participating, we can make our voices heard in this very crucial election. Minuto Para Ganar is making an effort to get the Latino vote out by having this special election episode and I’m very proud to be a part of it.”
The first Spanish-language production from Shine America, Minuto Para Ganar debuted on the new U.S. broadcast network MundoFox in August. Adam Zuvich, who served as co-executive producer on NBC’s recent successful run of “Minute to Win It,” is the show’s Executive Producer. Rich Brown, who oversaw all games for the NBC series, is co-executive producer.
Minute To Win It is distributed worldwide by Shine International and has been produced in more than 45 territories worldwide. In 2011, the format was commissioned for production in 24 new territories, making it the world’s most successful format of the year. Minute To Win It recently had a successful run here in the U.S on NBC, averaging more than 7 million viewers per episode. It originally launched on NBC in March 2010.
Minuto Para Ganar has also been a breakout hit in Latin America, attracting millions of viewers in Argentina (Telefe), Chile (TVN), Colombia (Caracol) and many other Latin American nations.