The hairy mythical forest beast Bigfoot could lead to big money in new reality TV endeavor
Forget Donald Trump's $5 million offer for President Obama's college and passport records — Spike TV has a much more lucrative offer. And it might even be more humorous than Trump's guffaw-inducing "October surprise."
The cable network is teaming with Lloyd's of London for a new one-hour reality show, "10 Million Dollar Bigfoot Bounty." The title pretty much says it all — teams of explorers will go on a grand expedition for proof that Bigfoot — the mythical hairy creature said to roam the forests of America's Pacific northwest and other areas– actually exists.
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Should one of the teams accomplish the mission, a $10 million prize — underwritten by renowned insurers Lloyd's of London — awaits.
It would be the largest cash prize in history, in the unlikely event that one of the teams actually comes up with evidence.
Ah, Spike TV — you really can't buy publicity like that. And in this case, you probably won't have to pay a dime.
The 10-episode series, which will film in various areas throughout the country, comes from Original Media (the people who brought the world "Ink Master" and "Swamp People"), with Original's Charlie Corwin, Michael Riley and Jon Kroll ("The Amazing Race," "Big Brother") executive-producing.