New Game Show Helps People Pay Off Their Student Loans

Most millennials worry about having to pay off their student loans for many years to come, but a new game show will give them the opportunity to wipe the debt away forever.

TruTV is launching a new game show called Paid Off. Each contestant is guaranteed to walk away with at least $1,000 and the winner of each show will get their entire student debt completely paid off. The show appears to be half game show, half statement about the nation's student loan crisis. In one clip, the host says wrong answers won't be penalized because he just wants to give away money, and eliminated contestants are sometimes asked to call their congressional representative to demand action on the loan crisis.

As you can see in the clip, the show is definitely not taking itself as seriously as some other game shows. And the host of the show says that's the point.

"That's the point of the show," host Michael Torpey said in an interview. "To be so stupid that people in power look at it and say, 'That guy is making us look like a bunch of dum dums, we've got to go do something about this."

We're not sure if a game show has ever led to Congress taking action on an important social issue, but we'd happy if this becomes the first.

(h/t Buzzfeed)


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