High Risk (TV series)

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High Risk is a program aired by the CBS television network as part of its 1988 fall lineup.

The genesis of High Risk was a 1988 strike by members of both the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) and Writers Guild of America, west (WGAw) against the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers. Unable to produce regular, scripted series, programs such as High Risk were put together to serve as replacements under fear of a two-year lockout.

The CBS 100% in-house production featured "high-risk" stunts and jobs such as Border Patrol agent, automobile repo men, cave explorers, and thrilling roller-coaster testers.

Intended as a two-year commitment, strike or no strike, High Risk received unanimous condemnations and was cancelled after being presented for one night. The show was hosted by Wayne Rogers.


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