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New game show to recruit Baltimore contestants Friday

If anyone in the Baltimore area is looking for their 15 minutes of fame, opportunity just might be knocking on Friday.

A new game show called "Let's Ask America" is going to be in town at the Harford County Farm Fair scouting for contestants.

They need typical Americans. Typical Americans that want to win money. That's you, right?

The daily show, which is set to launch at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 17 on ABC, is one seemingly cut from the "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire" cloth, where ordinary folks attempt to answer random questions and win increasing amounts of money. Here though, the questions come from polling data and contestants attempt to guess how others answered.

Here is a sample question:

Which of these shows did a group of bikers say they'd choose to watch for an entire year? a) "Dr. Phil," b) "Days of Our Lives," c) "The View."

Sadly, the release didn't include the answer. (I'm finding it hard to believe that any self-respecting biker would succumb to an entire year of any of those shows.) But if you know the answer, you could win up to $25,000 on the show.

What makes "Let's Ask America" a little different from other game shows is that to compete, contestants don't have to appear in an out-of-town studio. People play at home, linked up digitally with the show.

Host Kevin Pereira and other reps from the show will be at the Harford County Farm Fair in Bel Air from from 3 to 8 p.m. Friday. Look for them at the WMAR ABC 2 booth. The show will also be casting for people to appear in a promo.

People can also apply to be a contestant online. Visit for more information.

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