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Poker Show ’2 Months, 2 Million’ Canceled

by Poker Team

Cable network channel G4 has decided to cancel the poker reality show “2 Months, $2 Million” according to cast member Jay “Krantz” Rosenkrantz. The show debuted on August 16th and ran for 10 half-hour episodes. The basis of the show was that four poker players – Rosenkrantz, Dani Stern, Emil Patel, and Brian Roberts – were trying to collectively earn $2 million in just 2 months by playing online poker.

Despite receiving strong feedback from the poker community, 2 Months, $2 Million didn’t do as well as hoped in terms of ratings. Compounding the problem was the fact that the team of players finished nowhere close to their target goal of $2 million in two months. Instead, they earned $676,000 in the two month span.

The team did well in the first two weeks of the show as they earned $200,000. However, things went sour during week 3 when several online collapses saw the four players lose over $86,000. With their poker bankroll at $114,000, Rosenkrantz played poker star David Benyamine in a big heads-up match. Things only got worse as Krantz ended up losing over $60,000 to Benyamine.

In week 8, the players were able to battle back when Rosenkrantz took $351,000 off of online player David “Viffer” Peat in another high-profile heads-up game. Krantz figured out an online tell that Peat was giving off to win the large amount of money off him.

Rosenkrantz spoke of his experience on the show by saying,

“We’re exploring our options. I learned a lot doing 2 Months, $2 Million…not the least of which was what people really liked about it and what didn’t work. Hopefully we’ll get a chance to let that experience work for us.”

Over the course of the 10 episodes, 2 Months, $2 Million was switched from Sunday night to Wednesday night in an effort to avoid going head-to-head with NFL football games and HBO’s Entourage. In the end though, the move wasn’t enough to save the show.

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