With the success of Animal Planet’s “Finding Bigfoot,” the hunt for Sasquatch has firmly planted itself into pop culture. It was inevitable that more Bigfoot themed shows would come along. Frankly, it’s surprising that it took so long, but here comes the latest take on the search for the big hairy guy: Spike TV’s “10 Million Dollar Bigfoot Bounty.”
The name may be cumbersome but it tells us a lot about Spike TV’s offering. Billed as a ‘reality competition series,’ the show will pit nine teams against each other in the race to find ‘definitive visual and DNA proof’ that Bigfoot exists.
The advertised ten million dollar cash prize is underwritten by Lloyd’s of London and is being billed as the largest cash prize in TV history.
Actor Dean Cain will be on hand to host the show and act as expedition leader guiding the various teams to ‘hotzones’ of bigfoot activity around the US. Cain will be joined on the show by Anthropologist Natalia Reagan and Todd Disotell who many will remember for his skeptical commentary on shows such as MonsterQuest.
The network has ordered eight one hour episodes of the series, enough to see how viewers will respond before ordering more. The 10 Million Dollar Bigfoot Bounty premiers January 10th on Spike TV.