In a blatantly obvious attempt to cash in
on the whole phenomenon, a half-hour syndicated
version of "Weakest Link" debuted in the United States in early 2002.
Host: George Gray, a former stand-up comedian, who's not nearly as cruel as Anne Robinson.
The rules are substantially the same as the longer version, with the following "minor" changes:
- There are six players, not eight.
- Chains start at a meager $250, reaching a maximum of $12,500.
- Consequently, the maximum possible prize is $75,000 (a decent chunk of change, to be sure, but not nearly as exciting as a cool million)