Willow Glen School Catches Game Show Fever

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    They can't tell us if their bank account got any richer from an appearance on a national game show, but the Bishop family will tell you it certainly made their lives richer.

    UPDATE:

    The Bishop kids gave it all they had, and in the end they had a lot.  The San Jose family competed in NBC prime time Wednesday night in the popular game show "Minute to Win It."

    And the Bishop family didn't leave empty-handed, walking away with a cool $500,000.

    Willow Glen Family Goes for a Million

    [BAY] Willow Glen Family Goes for a Million
    The Bishop family is putting their gaming skills to work tonight.

    Not too shabby for a "minute's" worth of work.

    The final challenge for $1,000,000, which they just missed, was to bounce coins off a table and into a water jug's tiny mouth. It was a pretty tough challenge, but when competing for a million bucks, it wasn't going to be easy.

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    Tonight for the first time on the NBC game show "Minute to Win It" siblings will get a chance to go for the big money. The show will air on NBC Bay Area tonight at 8 p.m.

    During the two hour episode, five siblings from San Jose's Bishop family will be competing to win a million dollars.

    Juli Bishop said her family is known for playing games so the show was a perfect fit for them to enter.

    All of Juli and Glenn Bishop's kids will use those skills on national television tonight.  Aimee, 19, Drew, 18, Holly, 13, Cullen, 11 and Brad, 10 were all sworn to secrecy about what happened during the taping.

    Cullen Bishop said it was really hard because he wanted to tell everyone.

    Cullen and his sister Holly go to Willow Glen Middle School in San Jose.

    Today classmates rooted them on as they showed off some of their skills during a lunchtime assembly.

    Holly Bishop said doing the game in front of all the cameras started out "nerve wracking" but said it soon become just like playing in their garage back home.

    During a boot camp at Bishop homestead the Bishop family practiced up to 12 hours a day to prepare for their competition.

    They can't say if the game made their bank accounts richer, but are quick to tell you the experience definitely left them richer in spirit.  The family says they have never been closer.

    Glenn Bishop said something miraculous happened during the taping in Los Angeles a couple weeks ago. He says he's never seen his children work like that- as a real team.