After decades of rumors but no scientific evidence, it should be pretty obvious that Bigfoot simply doesn’t exist. Apparently, no one told that to Dean Cain and Spike TV.
Cain, best known as the star of “Lois & Clarke,” is set to host a reality TV series offering a $10 million prize for anyone who can find proof of Bigfoot.
The show, “Ten Million Dollar Bigfoot Bounty,” is set to air in January on Spike TV, according to Digital Spy. The series will have Cain follow nine teams of lifelong Bigfoot hunters into secluded locations across America as they look for evidence of the crypto-zoological phenomenon.
TV Guide describes Cain’s position as “expedition leader,” though it’s unlikely the former Superman will do too much hands-on searching himself. The teams will be armed with a “state of the art mobile DNA lab” to verify their findings on the go.
The network has teamed up with insurance agency Lloyd’s of London to offer the huge prize.
"If this series idea had come in without that Lloyd's of London mark attached to it, I don't think we would have taken it seriously, but [$10 million is] no small chunk of change,” Spike TV President Kevin Kay said. "What it signified to us was an opportunity to attract the best scientists, zoologists, trackers and Bigfoot hunters in the world in an attempt to prove or disprove its existence."
Eight episodes of “Ten Million Dollar Bigfoot Bounty” are set to air on Spike next January. The show is produced by Original Media, creators of “Swamp People.”
Eric Brown is an IBTimes political reporter who eats far too much pizza. He is a graduate of Mercer University in Macon, Georgia, and currently resides in Brooklyn.