For those of you who haven't read the rules to next week's GSN special hosted by Chuck Woolery, here's how it works:
Eight contestant/cat teams compete. In the first round, the cats have 30 seconds to walk down a path and eat a can of cat food. The first three to do this move on to the second round. If time expires before all three winners are determined, the remaining qualifiers are determined by those who were further along when time runs out. The other five contestants each leave with $1,000 and a year's supply of cat food.
In the second round, the contestants face a cat trivia gameboard with six categories and point values ranging anywhere from 10-50 points. Traditional buzz-in trivia rules apply. As many questions will be asked until time runs out. The two with the highest scores move on to the final round. The other leaves with $10,000 and a year's supply of cat food.
In the final round, the two remaining contestants each start out with 100 points. They must now wager points based on what they thought their cats did in two different situations. For the first question, they can wager up to half of the base 100 points; on the second, they can wager as much as they like. The team with the highest score at the end of this round goes on to the $1,000,000 bonus round; the other leaves with $15,000 and the cat food.
In the Million Dollar Challenge, the winning team is shown ten bags of cat food. Inside each one is a card with a key ingredient of the Meow Mix cat food. Only two bags have the same item inside. The cat first chooses a bag, then the contestant gets to choose the other bag. If the team is able to come up with the matching pair, they will win $1,000,000 in addition to the cat food. If not, they leave with $25,000 and the cat food.
In addition, for the top three teams, 10% of each team's winnings will be matched and donated to a local feline charity.