Game Show in My Head

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Game Show in My Head
Starring Joe Rogan
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 8
Executive producer(s)
  • Paul Hardy
  • Sara K. Sanders
  • Kate Harrington
  • Aaron Sandler
Production company(s)
Original network CBS
Original release January 3 (2009-01-03) – January 24, 2009 (2009-01-24)

Game Show in My Head is an American television game show airing on CBS produced by Ashton Kutcher and hosted by Joe Rogan. The show premiered on CBS on January 3, 2009, and aired on Saturdays at 8PM Eastern Standard Time.


CBS originally ordered a pilot of Game Show in My Head hosted by Chris Kattan, but later decided to re-shoot the pilot with a new host, Joe Rogan. CBS ordered an unnamed number of episodes of the series.[citation needed] In March 2008, the show began seeking contestants.[1] In December 2008, CBS announced that they would begin airing episodes of the new version of the show on Saturdays, starting January 3, 2009.[2]

Saturdays are the least-watched night of the week; this move has inspired speculation that the network has a lack of faith in the program.[3]


Game Show in My Head is a hidden camera show in which contestants must perform a series of five "hilarious and embarrassing" tasks in front of strangers,[4] which they are instructed to do by the host via an earpiece.

Each of the tasks is worth $5,000, and contestants can also double their money in a "no-holds-barred bonus round." Therefore, the maximum amount of money that a contestant can earn is $50,000. The show is similar to the classic Nickelodeon game show You're On!. That is, the contestants have to get strangers to complete tasks while they're caught on a hidden camera. The contestants on location and in studio are taped live.

Show Premiere[edit]

Game Show in My Head premiered with Two Back-to Back Episodes on Saturday, January 3, 2009 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT). Shalisse Pekarcik, a 26-year-old personal trainer from Salt Lake City, Utah, and Craig Scime, a 32-year-old entrepreneur from Buffalo, New York, competed for the chance to win $50,000 each, on back-to-back episodes of Game Show in My Head on Saturday, Jan. 3 (8:00-8:30 PM, ET/PT and 8:30-9:00 PM, ET/PT respectively) on the CBS Television Network. As of July 2009 it has been cancelled by CBS.

US Nielsen Ratings[edit]

Episode Number Episode Rating Share Rating/Share
1/2 "Pilot/Episode 102" TBA 3 1.1/3 3.38 TBA
3/4 "Episode 103/104" 4.3 7 2.2/6 7.17 TBA
5/6 "Episode 105/106" TBA 3 0.9/3 3.64 TBA
7/8 "Episode 107/108" TBA 4 1.3/4 3.86 TBA
9/10 "Episode 109/110" TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA

Show Credits[edit]

Game Show in My Head is from Fox 21, produced by Hat Trick Productions and Katalyst Films, Inc. with executive producers Jimmy Mulville & Leon Wilde and Ashton Kutcher, Jason Goldberg & Karey Burke.[5]


  1. ^ "CBS - GAME SHOW IN MY HEAD NOW CASTING :: Reality TV, Game Show, Talk Show, All Things Unscripted Social Network Casting Community". Retrieved 2008-12-21. 
  2. ^ "ABC and CBS set their midseason schedules". Retrieved 2008-12-21. 
  3. ^ "CBS announces midseason; 'Island' gets 'CSI' bump-The Live Feed". December 2, 2008. Retrieved 2008-12-21. 
  4. ^ Stelter, Brian (December 2, 2008). "CBS Includes 'Game Show in My Head' and 'Flashpoint' in Midseason Schedule - TV Decoder Blog". Retrieved 2008-12-21. 
  5. ^ "CBS Entertainment". CBS Press Express. Retrieved 2016-03-29. 

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