The new hour-long primetime game show debuts on the CBS network Aug. 7 and will air Wednesdays at 8 PM (ET). Check your local listings.
Television producer Michael Davies ("Who Wants To Be Millionaire") discovered the sound he was looking for for his new game show while in the audience of Little Dog. The show creator found Flinn through his Playbill bio and hired him. According to Flinn, "Power of 10" will actually feature similar elements to the Little Dog score, but "with a lot more tension."
Hosted by Drew Carey, the show which films in New York, tests contestants' knowledge of "the pulse of the people" seeing if they can "accurately predict the results of the nationwide surveys," according to show notes. "With the first question worth $1,000 and only five questions to answer, and each one increasing 10 times in value, the contestant who has the best take on the American mindset could walk away with a $10 million payday." Questions vary from "What percentage of Americans said they were virgins the day they got married?" to "How many Americans believe they are smarter than president George W. Bush?"
Flinn has composed scores for Off-Broadway's The Busy World is Hushed, Privilege, Show People, Old Money, Music from a Sparkling Planet and The Complete Works of Shakespeare (abridged). He has also worked on musicals The Winner (with Joe Sutton), Down There (with Brian Crawley) as well as On Girl (with Steven Sater and Jennifer Holliday).
His new work, Like Love (with Barry Jay Kaplan), has been invited to the 2007 New York Musical Theatre Festival. He will also compose the music for Charles Busch's upcoming Die Mommie Die.