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Eye View Television, Repo Games Recession- Era Fun For The Whole Family

February 1, 2011

Spike TV just announced a recession-era game show from the producers of Jersey Shore. Titled Repo Games, the show follows two real-life repo men who give debtors one last chance to keep their cars by playing in a quiz show.

They’re asked five questions, and if they get three answers correct, the car will be paid off on the spot. Answer wrong, the car is towed to the impound lot.  It’s “Cops meets Jeopardy,” says the network.

But isn’t there something depressing about playing a game show to keep your own car?

Spike says the show will have a “fun tone,” similar to Discovery’s Cash Cab, and notes the contestants will come from all walks of life (read: not just poor people), noting that even celebrities like Paris Hilton have had their cars repo’d.

Repo Games recession- era fun and games.