Poker Show "2 Months, $2 Million" Cancelled By G4March 3, 2010 7:56 am
One of the stars of the G4 poker programme “2 Months, $2 Million” has revealed that G4 has decided to cancel a follow up series to the online poker reality show.
Jay “Krantz” Rosenkrantz, along with team mates Dani Stern, Emil Patel, and Brian Roberts appeared in the poker show from August 16th to mid-October 2009, and were challenged to live together and earn $2 million from playing poker over a two-month period.
As the series got underway, Vice President of Development at G4, Laura Civiello commented: “There was something there that represented a lifestyle our audience is fascinated with. Every young guy wishes they could have this lifestyle, so it was very appealing to men ages 18 to 34, which is the majority of our demographic.”
However, despite being popular on the poker forums, the show failed to attract a large enough audience and its slot was eventually changed from Sunday night to Wednesday night in order to avoid competition from the NFL football games and HBO’s Entourage.
One of the main problems of the show was that the four internet pros were unable to accomplish what the show’s title proclaimed, with the 2m2m team eventually falling $1,324,000 short of their $2 million target. After a promising start where the guys managed to make $200,000 in two weeks they then hit a brick wall and it became clear it would take a minor miracle for them to complete the task. That didn’t materialise and by week 8 the team had $351,000 to show for their efforts finally banking $676,000 by the end of the show.
Following his revelation, Jay “Krantz” Rosenkrantz explained that the he and the rest of the team were not ready to give up just yet and were considering any possibilities that still might be available to them: “We’re exploring our options. I learned a lot doing ‘2 Months, $2 Million,’ not the least of which was what people really liked about it and what didn’t work. Hopefully, we’ll get a chance to let that experience work for us.”