Originally Posted by ibluffoldladies
Why should we watch if the pro's have nothing to play for? Is there an incentive for the pro's to win? You need both players battling for a prize to make it interesting. It's riggaments if only one person benefits from winning. Face the Ace part deux imo.
The celebrities get $5000 for their charity if they win. The team pros win and they also get $5000 for their charity of choice. If I win, I get $10,000 for the Lili Claire foundation. Lots of money is being given away and I'm very proud of the show.
As I mentioned in my blog, the target audience is NOT 2+2ers AT ALL. I get that you guys like to see "real poker" like HSP, but this is for a very different audience and that's why the show was purposely done in such a way that it had a game show feel.
We have the right kind of celebrities for a football Sunday with John Salley, Jerome Bettis, Tito Ortiz, and Jayde Nichol for the first batch of shows. They are channel stoppers, people see them and go, "Huh, what is this?" and then watch for a bit.
The target audience would prefer watching this show over a PAD or HSP. Those shows are more geared towards you guys, real poker players, while our show hits the demographic of beginning players in a fun/exciting way.
The edited show was much better than I could have ever hoped. I don't expect you guys to like it, I get it. While you might not enjoy the show, you'd be shortsighted in thinking that certain people will really enjoy it.