Parents' Guide to

The Million Second Quiz

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Family-friendly trivia game is hyped up, confusing.

TV NBC Game Shows 2013
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The Million Second Quiz offers an array of fast-paced rounds and challenges, all designed to generate excitement about the fact that the show is offering the largest cash prize in game show history to the player who can stay in the game the longest. The bright lights, specially designed sound stage, online features, and countless reminders about the fact that the show is being broadcast live add to the tension.

It's family friendly, but the show's process is needlessly complicated and confusing. As a result, viewers may find themselves spending most of their time trying to figure out what's going on rather than playing along with contestants. Game show fans may like it, but once you get past the bells and whistles, it doesn't really offer anything different from other trivia shows.

TV Details

  • Premiere date: September 9, 2013
  • Cast: Ryan Seacrest
  • Network: NBC
  • Genre: Game Shows
  • TV rating: TV-PG
  • Last updated: February 26, 2022

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