New TV Game Show Asks ‘Are You Normal?’

by | June 4, 2012 at 2:06 PM | OWN, The Today Show, TV News

Did you know that 64% of people have worn the same pair of underwear two days in a row?

That’s among the fascinating/frightening facts revealed in a new game show that answers burning questions about your friends, family, neighbors and strangers.

Premiering tonight at 9/8c on Oprah Winfrey’s OWN, “Are You Normal, America?” is part game show, part sociology experiment, that identifies “normal” and not-so-normal behaviors of your average fellow Americans in common situations.

Here’s the premise: Two strangers are paired up, meeting for the first time on the show, and have to figure out together what’s normal and what’s not for the chance to win $100,000.

Oprah’s Master Class” it’s not; the show is definitely a detour from the high-minded fare Oprah Winfrey originally envisioned for her cable network (that is, before that approached bombed). Now we have a show that tackles peeing in the shower, sucking toes, skinny-dipping, stealing shampoo from hotels, having sex in public and not showering for days at a time.

The game show’s hosts, Barry Poznick and Kim Coles, appeared on “The Today Show” Monday, where they quizzed anchors Natalie Morales and Savannah Guthrie, whose answers turned out to be totally … abnormal! Watch the Clip Above.

So, who’s to say just what’s “normal” you ask? The show bases their answers on results determined by a polling company that surveys 1,250 people across the country, randomly selected, with respondents split 50/50, men and women.

A representation of the pollers –- a “jury” of 10 people who answered questions for the show — appears in the studio for the reveals.

Okay, America: Is Toe-Sucking “Normal”?