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More "reality" fare from producer Mark Burnett (Survivor), Amne$ia was one of several quickly-assembled game shows designed to keep the NBC prime-time fires burning during the TV writers' strike of 2007-2008. Described by some critics as a "friendlier" version of the same network's Moment of Truth, Amne$ia obliged its contestants to answer trivia questions about their own lives, as supplied by friends and family members. The more obscure factoids that the contestant was able to remember, the higher the cash prize. To keep the excitement level high, the "blasts from the past" aimed at the players were totally unscripted, meaning that the player couldn't prepare for the game even if he or she tried. Aptly hosted by comedian/political pundit Dennis Miller, who'd built his enitre career upon obscure and sometimes archaic pop-culture references, Amne$ia debuted February 22, 2008. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi