This should be hilarious, and with so many candidates running, I am sure they can find 5 to compete.
The Game Show Network will pick five of the 193 candidates registered to challenge current governor Gray Davis.
They'll then broadcast Who Wants To Be Governor of California? on 1 October, says the BBC Online.
The contestants will battle it out in challenges that may include an obstacle course where they have to dodge lobbyists with briefcases of money.
The winner will be chosen by an online viewers' vote, and will receive $21,200 (about �13,000) towards their campaign funds.
Some would say this makes a mockery out of politics – but I would say that the politicians did that themselves long ago.