“Small Fortune,” NBC’s newest team competition game show hosted by Lil Rel Howery, premieres on Mon. May 31 at 9 p.m. The series is a British import and is unlike any team competition ever seen on U.S. television.
In each heart-pounding episode, teams of three from various back-grounds, including first responders and Olympians from around the country, work together to earn a shot at competing for a $250,000 cash prize in the “Big Little Heist” finale game. To get there, each team must prove their skills on miniature playing fields from a shrunken sushi conveyor belt with tiny chopsticks to a mini Ellis Island. Challenges will require considerable dexterity and intense focus because, with games this small, there’s no room for error as the slightest miscalculation or tremble may result in losing tens of thousands of dollars.
In the eight-episode series, Howery raises the stakes by mixing encouragement with his brand of laughs to keep the players on their toes and audiences equally as anxious and Lil Rel entertained.