Hot Seat is a game show that aired on ABC daytime. It debuted on the same day Family Feud did on the network.
Two couples participate. A spouse (by consensus choice) is placed in a soundproof booth with the fingers of his/her right hand attached to a device that measures emotional levels. Once the booth is turned off, the other mate is posed with a question about the couples' lives together that has two answers. The mate chooses the answer more likely to give the higher emotional response from his/her spouse. The spouse is brought back on and asked the question, then one at a time is given each answer, to which he/she must respond with "No it didn't" or variations based on the question. If the answer that gives the higher emotional response (as dictated by a gauge) matches the mate's choice, they score money. Three questions are played, each worth $100, $200 and $400. The couple is sequestered as a second couple plays the second round. Any money won is theirs to keep.
In the final round, the couples vie for a prize package including a car. The high scoring couple now chooses whether to keep their money and pocket an extra $500 to let the other couple play a final question or play it themselves. Whoever plays the final round must be correct or risk losing the money scored in the main game.
- At a Glance: Additional information about the series
There are no DVD releases for this show.