With the inexplicable popularity of Animal Planet's absolutely ridiculous "reality" series Finding Bigfoot, it's not too surprising that another cable network would try to milk the ol' cryptozoological cash cow, and today we got a tug on the Sasquatch's metaphorical teat.
Spike TV announced today that they are set to offer the largest cash prize in the history of television, albeit one that has no chance in hell of being paid out. The new one-hour reality series 10 Million Dollar Bigfoot Bounty (try saying that title five times fast) will feature contestants vying to provide "irrefutable evidence" of Bigfoot's existence, and thus claim the titular 10 million bucks. The prize is being backed by prominent insurance firm Lloyds of London, so if nothing else, we know the prize actually exists.
Those competing include scientists, zoologists, expert trackers, and of course "actual bigfoot hunters". If that's considered a real job, I'm gonna start putting it on my resume. After all, how could anybody prove that I haven't been paid to track bigfoot at some point?
The first season of 10 Million Dollar Bigfoot Bounty (deep breath) will be comprised of ten sure to be exhilarating episodes, and will be shot in various locations throughout the USA. No premiere date has been determined as of yet.
Will you go in search of Spike's 10 Million Dollar Bigfoot Bounty? Am I the only one that thinks that Bigfoot should get rich by claiming the bounty himself?