thread on Game Show Paradise discussed an interesting question about one of my top ten game shows, at least in my latest list.
If this show [The Chase] ever returns to GSN with new episodes, one thing I'd like to see is The Beast give low offers that are in the negatives like in the U.K. version. I think that would be interesting. Do you sacrifice money in order to increase your chances of going to the final chase?
Seems like a bad risk to me, taking a cut in prize money just to get another civvie in the final chase. Another poster on the board commented that he heard GSN's producers didn't allow Mark Labbett to make negative offers. To be honest, I always thought the producers themselves made the offers and Labbett only relayed them. (Sort of like Deal or No Deal and the banker.) Gotta control that prize budget, especially on a mid-sized cable net.
Wikipedia (usual caveats) tells me that The Chase has expanded to Australia, China, Croatia, Germany, Norway, Russia, Serbia and Turkey. I see stories now and then about the Aussie and original Brit versions, but I can't say I've seen anything about the Norwegian variety. It's called Jaget if you wanted to know.