The returning hit game show Identity is in search of contestants willing to take on the ultimate game of "who's who" for the chance to win $500,000 as casting calls have been set for Chicago, Las Vegas, Atlanta, Phoenix and Dallas between February 9 and 24. Identity, which is hosted by Emmy Award-winning comedian-magician Penn Jillette, will return to the NBC schedule in the Spring.

Identity is an intense game of impulse and reasoning where keen perception and instincts can lead to big money. Each contestant faces 12 new strangers and a list of 12 new identities. The game unfolds as the contestant picks an identity -- ranging anywhere from a profession to a shoe size -- and tries to match it with one of the 12 strangers. The amount of money the contestant accumulates increases with each correctly identified stranger. If all 12 are matched up correctly, the player is rewarded with the top prize of $500,000.

The series' casting producers are in search of intuitive and enthusiastic individuals who possess an uncanny ability to read people. Those wishing to face the Identity challenge may obtain applications by visiting www.nbc.com. Candidates may begin lining up one-hour prior to the start time and should arrive with their applications completed. Casting producers will interview candidates on a first-come, first-served basis and some candidates may be asked to play a condensed version of Identity.

The casting calls will be held at the following times and locations:

CHICAGO

(February 9-10)

Hard Rock Café

63. W. Ontario Street

Chicago, Illinois 60610

Friday, February 9

5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Saturday, February 10

12 noon to 5 p.m.

LAS VEGAS

(February 12-13)

Doubletree Club - Las Vegas Airport Hotel

7250 Pollock Drive

Las Vegas, Nevada 89119

Monday, February 12

5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Tuesday, February 13

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

ATLANTA

(February 16-17)

Gordon Biersch Brewery

848 Peachtree Street NE

Atlanta, Georgia 30308

Friday, February 16

5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Saturday, February 17

Noon to 5 p.m.

PHOENIX

(February 19-20)

Marriott Phoenix Airport Hotel

1101 North 44th Street

Phoenix, Arizona 85008

Monday, February 19

5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Tuesday, February 20

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

DALLAS

(February 23-24)

The Westin DFW Airport Hotel

4545 W. John Carpenter Freeway

Irving, Texas 75063

Friday, February 23

4 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Saturday, February 24

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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