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Silent Library (MTV, 2010s)

Silent Library is an American game show based on a segment from the popular Japanese variety show Downtown no Gaki no Tsukai ya Arahende!!. Silent Library is also similar to the UK show Fist of Zen. The set resembles a library with two teams of three players sitting at a study table while host Zero Kazama sits at the circulation desk. Six cards are placed facedown in front of the players. The player that gets the punishment card must endure a bizarre “punishment” challenge. A gauge measures the noise made by team members, because in a library you’re supposed to be quiet. If you make too much noise, your team loses the challenge. If you fail to achieve the challenge, your team also loses. The game is played in four rounds. Successful challenges win $300, $400, $800 and $1000 for the team. All earnings are split equally between team members.

Silent Library ran for four seasons and 92 episodes; from June 15, 2009 to May 13, 2012. It featured a number of celebrities including Ron Jeremy, Asher Roth, Justin Bieber, Iyaz, the cast of the Jersey Shore, Jimmy Fallon and athletes from the New York Giants and wrestlers from the WWE.

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