Face the (FTP) Ace – A new reality show for NBC

by , Apr 29, 2009 | 4:50 am

NBC is expanding their poker inventory with a brand new reality show, with the help of Poker PROductions and Full Tilt Poker called “Face the Ace” starting Saturday Aug. 1, according to Variety. The show debuts at 9pm Saturday for two weeks, then moves to Saturday afternoons for the rest of its seven episode run. The show will be hosted by Steven Schirripa of “The Sopranos” fame.

Qualifiers are now running at Full Tilt Poker, with 30 winners getting a trip to the Golden Nugget in Las Vegas to audition to be on the show. Those who pass the auditions will then have the opportunity to beat 3 Team Full Tilt Pros heads-up and win $1,000,000. If they beat one pro, they win a certain amount of money with the option to move forward. If they beat a second pro, they win a higher amount of money. If they beat the third pro, they win the grand prize, but if they lose at any time, they go home with nothing.

The bottom of the article notes that the other Poker PROductions program on NBC, Poker After Dark, is up 4% in the ratings, averaging over 800,000 viewers in its very late night time slot.

8 Comments to “Face the (FTP) Ace – A new reality show for NBC”

  1. KushMoney

    About time they come up with another poker show. I was getting tired of watching reruns of the same poker shows over and over again.

  2. Face The Ace

    Why did you invent #s for what is being offered to the amateurs?

  3. Kevin Mathers

    Edit: I’m assuming you’re referring to the dollar amounts. Since you seem to know this better than I, what are they?

  4. Face The Ace

    Just didn’t see them in the official release and was wondering where you got them from. I don’t know what they are. Sorry.

  5. Kevin Mathers

    No need to apologize, I need to be called out from time to time. I did amend the post to reflect the lack of numbers.

  6. Marilyn Cole

    Wondering how to get on the show ?

  7. DanM

    marilyn, they’ve already filmed the first stretch, so too late for that. but if it does well and they shoot another season, now might be the time to get your name in the hat. the company producing the show is Poker PROductions, so that might be a good place to start. if we learn of a more specific way to apply, we’ll be sure to let you know. (and if you learn, please let us know!)

  8. Kevin Mathers

    I believe the only way to qualify is thru Fulltiltpoker