A million seconds is a lot to keep track of, so it makes sense that NBC’s Million Second Quiz has seen some choppy waters in the ratings department. In what Deadline calls a “last-ditch stab for momentum,” the show contacted Ken Jennings, (Jeopardy! champion, real-life Quiz Kid Donnie Smith) about coming to appear on the show. Travel plans were quickly assembled, then immediately dissembled. Suddenly “there had been a ‘miscommunication,’” Jennings blogs. “The network, for unspecified reasons, was not willing to fly ‘trivia champions’ in for the show. I could fly myself to New York if I like, they said. I wouldn’t even have to wait in line.” Score!