Oh Sit!

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Oh Sit!
OhSit logo.jpg
Genre Game show
Format Competition
Created by Phil Gurin
Richard Joel
Deena Dill[1]
Presented by Jamie Kennedy
Jessi Cruickshank
Sideline: Tanika Ray[2]
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 2[3]
No. of episodes 20[3]
Production
Running time 30 minutes
Production company(s) The Gurin Company
405 Productions
Warner Horizon Television[3]
Broadcast
Original channel The CW
Original run August 15, 2012 (2012-08-15)[3] – June 24, 2013[3]
External links
Official website
Production website

Oh Sit! (previously known as Extreme Musical Chairs) is an hour-long game show competition series that premiered on August 15, 2012, on The CW. The series, according to the network, is a "high-octane musical chairs competition".[citation needed] Despite low ratings during its run, on September 26, 2012, Oh Sit! was renewed for a ten episode second season,[4] which premiered on Monday, April 15, 2013 at 8:00 p.m. Eastern/7:00 p.m. Central[5] and concluded on June 24, 2013.

Development[edit]

It was announced in September 2011 that The CW in conjunction with Gurin Company and 405 Productions was developing a musical chairs–like game show, Extreme Musical Chairs, that would change the format of the popular game into an extreme multiple round competition. The show was to increase to programming appeal beyond young females. Phil Gurin, who also produced ABC's Shark Tank and The Singing Bee.[1]

Production[edit]

The CW ordered 10 episodes of Oh Sit!,[6] with the premiere on August 15, 2012 with another episode the next night.[7] On September 26, 2012, Oh Sit! was renewed for a 10-episode second season[4] premiering on Monday, April 15, 2013[5] and ended on June 24, 2013.

Format[edit]

The format is a competitive music chair where contestant would race though 5 rounds of obstacle course to reach a chair with eliminations complete with music. The winning contestant would get a cash prize.[2]

Each episode begins with 6 males and 6 females. There are 3 obstacles and 3 bridges in each round. Contestants lap around the track and accumulate a bank for each obstacle completed before the music stops. After the music stops they must cross a bridge without falling in the water to claim a chair. Each chair is worth a random amount of money which is added to their bank. In the first round, 2 competitors are eliminated for not finding a chair and 1 is eliminated for having the lowest banked score of the round. In the next 3 rounds, 1 is eliminated for not getting a chair and 1 for having the lowest bank of the round. 3 competitors advance to the final round called "Chair Mountain". Typically the winner accumulates a bank between $15,000 and $30,000 during the course of the show.

In Season 1 there were 2 female champions, 1 coming in an episode where 2 females were in the final round and 1 in an episode where all 3 finalists were female.

In Season 2, obstacles and bridges were substantially more difficult than in Season 1. The final round was also much more difficult with competitors frequently falling off Chair Mountain into the water multiple times. As a result no more than one female made the final round in any episode and all champions were male.

Reception[edit]

Critical reception[edit]

The series received a 49 out of 100 aggregate score, based on four early reviews, indicating "mixed or average" reception at Metacritic.[8] The New York Times' Nick Genzlinger called the series "raucous", adding that is a "a hilarious return to the childhood you never had – the fun, danger-filled, almost-anything-goes one."[9] Rob Owen of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette stated it was "a silly time-waster with terrible commentary by hosts Jamie Kennedy and Jessi Cruickshank."[10] Variety's Brain Lowry stated: "Sitting through an entire episode finally felt like more of an ordeal than fun, especially weathering Cruickshank's litany of jokes (the series credits eight writers, including the three exec producers) about what a slut she is."[8]

Ratings[edit]

Season 1 (2012)[edit]

No. Original air date Musical guest Rating/Share
(18–49)
U.S. viewers
(millions)
1 August 16, 2012 (2012-08-16) Kevin Rudolf 0.5/2[11] 1.23[11]
2 August 23, 2012 (2012-08-23) Far East Movement 0.3/1[12] 0.85[12]
3 August 30, 2012 (2012-08-30) The Speakers Band 0.4/1[13] 1.07[13]
4 September 7, 2012 (2012-09-07) Neon Hitch 0.4/1[14] 0.87[14]
5 September 14, 2012 (2012-09-14) Chiddy Bang 0.4/1[15] 0.98[15]
6 September 21, 2012 (2012-09-21) Eva Simons 0.4/1[16] 1.08[16]
7 September 28, 2012 (2012-09-28) Stu Stone 0.4/1[17] 0.88[17]
8 October 4, 2012 (2012-10-04) Outasight 0.4/1[18] 0.89[18]
9 October 11, 2012 (2012-10-11) Orianthi 0.4/1[19] 0.87[19]
10 October 18, 2012 (2012-10-18) Kat Graham 0.3/1[20] 0.91[20]

Season 2 (2013)[edit]

No. Original air date Musical guest Rating/Share
(18–49)
U.S. viewers
(millions)
11 April 15, 2013 (2013-04-15) Gin Wigmore 0.4/1[21] 0.94[21]
12 April 22, 2013 (2013-04-22) Sean Kingston 0.3/1[22] 0.86[22]
13 April 29, 2013 (2013-04-29) Havana Brown 0.3/1[23] 0.73[23]
14 May 6, 2013 (2013-05-06) 7Lions 0.3/1[24] 0.77[24]
15 May 20, 2013 (2013-05-20) The Ready Set 0.3/1[25] 0.82[25]
16 May 20, 2013 (2013-05-20) Taryn Manning 0.2/1[25] 0.62[25]
17 June 3, 2013 (2013-06-03) RO•SHON 0.2/1[26] 0.64[26]
18 June 10, 2013 (2013-06-10) Asher Monroe 0.4/1[27] 0.91[27]
19 June 17, 2013 (2013-06-17) Luciana 0.3/1[28] 0.83[28]
20 June 24, 2013 (2013-06-24) Aubrey O'Day 0.3/1[29] 1.02[29]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ a b Goldberg, Lesley (November 17, 2011). "TCA: CW Orders Musical Chairs Competition Show 'Oh Sit!'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved May 22, 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c d e "OH SIT! (CW)". Showatch. The Futon Critic. Retrieved 8 July 2014. 
  4. ^ a b "'Oh Sit!' and 'Breaking Pointe' Renewed by The CW for New Seasons". TV By the Numbers. Retrieved September 26, 2012. 
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  7. ^ "The CW Sets Premiere Dates for More Original Summer Programming". The Futon Critic. June 6, 2012. Retrieved February 22, 2013. 
  8. ^ a b "OH SIT! - Season 1 Reviews, Ratings, Credits and More". Metacritic. August 14, 2012. Retrieved August 23, 2012. 
  9. ^ Genzlinger, Nick (August 14, 2012). "2 New Ways to Relive Childhood". The New York Times. Retrieved August 23, 2012. 
  10. ^ Owen, Rob (August 15, 2012). "Could Travel Channel's 'Toy Hunter' need Syfy's 'Collection Intervention'? + 'Oh Sit!'". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved August 23, 2012. 
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