08/31/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Penitents Compete: Turkish Game Show That Converts Contestants Faces Opposition

ISTANBUL -- First came "Big Brother," about which many here had their doubts.

Then came "The Big Donor Show," a highly questionable Dutch brainchild in which candidates -- not contestants -- competed to donate their kidney to a terminally ill patient.

But just when you thought television shows could not get any more outrageous, those wacky Turks launch "Penitents Compete."

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