LOS ANGELES -- Spike TV is offering $10 million to anyone who can prove Bigfoot exists. The contest will be part of an upcoming reality show "10 Million Dollar Bigfoot Bounty."
Scientists, zoologists, trackers and people Spike TV calls "actual Bigfoot hunters" will try to convince a group of experts that there is such a thing as Bigfoot.
Each episode of the series will show the contestants gathering evidence.
Spike TV wouldn't actually have to cough up the cash if someone actually comes up with the proof. The prize is insured by Lloyds of London. No air date has been announced yet.
Press release from Spike TV:
New York, NY -- Spike TV is raising the stakes in the endless quest to discover the truth about the legendary creature known as Bigfoot, the seemingly mythical being that roams forests of the world, avoiding mankind. The network is announcing a new one-hour reality show, "10 Million Dollar Bigfoot Bounty," featuring ambitious teams of explorers on a brazen exhibition to unearth real evidence of Bigfoot's existence. The $10 million in cash, underwritten by Lloyd's of London, would be the largest cash prize in television history.
"10 Million Dollar Bigfoot Bounty" is produced by Charlie Corwin's Original Media ("Swamp People," "Ink Master") with Corwin, Michael Riley and Emmy Award-winner Jon Kroll ("The Amazing Race," "Big Brother") as Executive Producers. Spike TV has ordered 8 one-hour episodes.
The network has already begun casting contestants for "10 Million Dollar Bigfoot Bounty," which will feature scientists, zoologists, seasoned trackers, and actual Bigfoot hunters who all believe in the infamous creature's existence. The teams will be faced with the daunting task of proving to a group of experts that Bigfoot, the hairy ape-like sasquatch, exists with the irrefutable evidence. The winner will be the first team to secure proof -- and win the unprecedented $10 million bounty.
Each episode will follow the different teams as they ply their extensive research and presumed knowledge of the legendary creature, often battling nature's inhospitable conditions.
The series will be shot in various locations throughout the country.
Associated Press, Spike TV