It’s almost as good–if not better–than the description the legendary NBC programmer Brandon Tartikoff reportedly once gave for ‘Miami Vice": MTV cops.
This one is ‘Cops’ Meets ‘Jeopardy.’
The real name of the show is "Repo Games," and it’s been ordered by Spike TV, reports James Hibberd at EW.com’s InsideTV blog. The show is about cars being repossessed.
A repo man will ask a debtors five questions, and if they answer three correctly, the car will be paid off immediately, the story notes. If they answer incorrectly, the car is towed away’.
The show will be similar in tone to Discovery’s "Cash Cab" with contestants coming from all economic levels, with the article noting that celebrities such as Paris Hilton have had cars repossessed.
Spike has also picked up "Bar Rescue," which is similar to "Kitchen Nightmares" but focuses on bars instead of restaurants, the story notes. Spike has ordered 20 episodes of "Repo Games" and 10 episodes of "Bar Rescue," according to the article