"The game starts... now."
The sound of a ringing telephone is nothing out of the ordinary. But for those who dare to answer The Phone, you can be certain that a hair-raising adventure awaits. An intense thriller of action and suspense, The Phone is unlike any show you've ever seen. In each episode, players will see their day go from average to insane as they're plunged into a dangerous high-stakes game with $50,000 on the line. One minute they might be sipping on a latte, watching the world go by. One phone call later, they could find themselves hanging from the edge of Seattle's Space Needle or racing into a burning building to save the life of a man about to be executed.
In each episode, four strangers will get a call. Soon after they answer, they'll be paired off to create two teams that will go head-to-head as they race to survive a potentially deadly game. There's no studio audience, no wheels to spin and no canned ham behind the curtain. There are only perilous predicaments and the real possibility of walking away with 50 grand if you complete the mission ... and survive.
Could you stop a mad bomber before he strikes again? Can you take down the mob to save a police officer's life? Will you recover a piece of secret military technology before it lands in the hands of terrorists? Some players will rise to the challenge of "The Phone", while others will crack under the pressure. The true nature of each player will be revealed as their courage is measured, their loyalty examined and their resolve put to the test under the most extreme circumstances imaginable.
From executive producer Justin Timberlake, The Phone is nothing short of the most dangerous game on television. Will you answer the call? (Source: MTV)