Summer Brings New Poker Reality Show to NBC

Poker Productions, who produces the Poker After Dark series on NBC, has come up with another poker show, except this time it is a reality show. Reality television is extremely popular and the new Face The Ace television show is sure to be a big hit with poker fans and players alike.

Face The Ace will see players who qualify from online tournaments playing heads up no limit hold’em against poker pros. The show will debut in August and will be hosted by Steve Schirripa, of The Sopranos fame.

The setting of Face The Ace will be four smoked-glass doors. Behind each door is a surprise, a pro poker player. During the show one or more players, if time allows, will walk up to a door and chose their fate. They will pick their “Ace” and out pops the poker pro they will face in heads up play. NBC released a statement that says the contestant will have a chance to play up to three different Aces in heads up play.

If the player can beat the first pro then that player can choose to keep the money earned or move on to the next pro and so on. If three pros are beaten in a row then the contestant will take home $1 million. but of course if the player loses, then he or she goes home with nothing.

Jerry Petry the executive vice president of NBC Universal TV commented in an interview that the show will run seven episodes and the option of ordering more shows is on the table. The first show will air on August 1st at 9pm ET.

This is a very interesting concept for a television show as it mixes the game of poker with the thrill of surprise. The players do not know who they will be choosing from behind the glass doors so it will make the show more interesting to watch.  And of course if a player was able to beat a poker pro that would make it even more worthwhile!


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