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GSN GETS ITS GAME ON

GSN 2014 UPFRONTS
  

GSN is sticking to game shows and its working for them. In 2014 GSN plans to boost up its commitment to original content, they will be adding one new series this year with many more in development. GSN had a stellar 2013, the network’s most-watched year ever, with double-digit audience growth across all key demos and total viewers. “In 2013 our original programming began hitting on all cylinders and our ratings reached record highs. And that’s because our viewers are active, engaged and asking for more--and we are giving it to them,” said Amy Introcaso-Davis, GSN’s Executive Vice President of Programming and Development. “We see limitless possibilities in the game show category and we feel confident that we can grow our audience with outside the box thinking around this genre.”



UPCOMING ORIGINAL SERIES

IDIOT TEST
IDIOT TEST, hosted by comedian Ben Gleib and based on the highly popular app game, gives two pairs of contestants with a preexisting rivalry in anything from colleges (i.e. UCLA vs USC) to sci fi (i.e. "Star Trek" fans vs. "Star Wars" fans), the opportunity to Face Off to determine once and for all, which teams of two are the true "Idiots." The rival pairs will go head to head in several rounds of rapid-fire questions whose answers any "idiot" should know: the questions, taken from the game, test observation and attention to detail as much as they test general knowledge. The contestant pairs will really need to be on their toes to come out on top. (40 X :30)



SERIES IN DEVELOPMENT

APP WARS
Got the next Flappy Bird? How many times have you seen a hot app and thought, 'I could have thought of that?" APP WARS gives fledgling app creators their chance at stardom. In each self-contained show, five contestants present their original app ideas to a panel of judges. The top three ideas continue on as contestants are paired with mentors who help develop the look, feel and functionality of the apps. After a final beta-testing showdown between the top two contestants, our panel awards a cash prize

SAY WHAT? (working title)
We've been playing a version of Telephone since we were kids. SAY WHAT? (working title) brings the childhood favorite into the 21st Century. Based on a format from Nippon Television, SAY WHAT? (working title) is a humorous contest that pits two teams of five against one another in a high stakes test of memory. The teams initially must pass a phrase or expression down their telephone chain before a timed partition drops between them. The tension ratchets up in our next round as contestants utilize everything from art supplies to musical instruments on their way to EXTREME TELEPHONE, the high-paced third round. The winning team goes on to the bonus round for an opportunity to win big money in this fun and frenetic game.

THE TUNNEL (working title)
The human mind is like a maze. THE TUNNEL (working title) puts contestants there, literally. Combining trivia knowledge with chess-like cunning — all in the dark! The game pits three trivia buffs against one another – each in their own physical tunnel. After answering a question correctly, a contestant gets one step closer to exiting THE TUNNEL and a cash prize. But in addition to moving toward escape, contestants must block their opponents' moves by memorizing players' locations. Our winning player takes home the cash of defeated opponents, making strategy as critical as trivia knowledge. THE TUNNEL (working title) is a game of skill, memory, and strategy.

HEAVY BETTERS (working title)
Put your money where your mouth is. Diet bets are popping up everywhere — online, in gyms, at weight-loss classes, and especially as intense wagers among friends, spouses, and coworkers. They're big because they work. Those who stood to lose money if they didn't succeed in shedding weight were about five times as likely to reach their goal. HEAVY BETTERS (working title), goes inside the diet betting craze sweeping the nation as two teams of plus-size co-workers compete against each other in the ultimate weight loss wager. For the winning team a cash prize awaits - but will all the co-workers pull their own weight.

THE LINE
THE LINE is a traveling game show that sets up shop in different cities across America. Potential contestants will join THE LINE in the hopes of making it to the front of the line to the Tent where contestants enter one at a time to try to win the jackpot. But in this game, getting to the front of the line is part of the challenge. The road to the tent is fraught with chances to move up, move or be eliminated altogether. THE LINE will culminate with a season finale that will air on live television on GSN.

STAR CROSSED LOVERS (working title)
You have notoriously bad taste in lovers. Online dating is a bust, and your friend’s setups are even worse. It’s time for a radical new approach to dating. STAR CROSSED LOVERS is a new twist on a dating game designed to help lovelorn singles find their perfect match by crowd-sourcing opinions from the ones we trust the most – celebrities! After a series of getting-to-know-you games with the participation of a panel of fun, opinionated stars -- the Bachelorette (or Bachelor) will have to choose a match. If his/her pick matches the panel’s, the new couple will win an extravagant date.

  



CURRENT SERIES:

THE AMERICAN BIBLE CHALLENGE – Season 3 premieres May 22nd 2014
Comedian and author Jeff Foxworthy hosts THE AMERICAN BIBLE CHALLENGE, a one-hour game show in which contestants compete based on their knowledge of the Bible. Utilizing current as well as historical references, questions are drawn from the rich, dense narrative found in the world's best-selling book. The contestants share their compelling back-stories and each team plays for a charitable organization. Multiple Grammy Award® winner Kirk Franklin joined season two as musical co-host.

THE CHASE - Renewed for Season 3
Based on the hit U.K. show of the same name, THE CHASE is hosted by Brooke Burns and features Mark Labbett as “The Beast.” The one-hour show pits three contestants in a fast-paced quiz competition against “The Beast,” an all-knowing, opponent whose job is to “chase” the contestants out of their money. THE CHASE has garnered critical acclaim, fervent fans and stellar ratings growth throughout its second season, which kicked off in November.

IT TAKES A CHURCH – Series Premiere June 5th 2014
In each one-hour episode of IT TAKES A CHURCH, members of a Christian congregation play matchmaker in a competition to help an unattached fellow parishioner find their match. Hosted by 2014 Grammy® Nominee and multi Dove Award winner Natalie Grant, the show visits a congregation from across the country each week to surprise one unsuspecting single with the news that they’re about to be saved from the dating world. The church's Pastor will task their congregation of aspiring matchmakers, to find the best possible catch for our dater, but in the end, our single will decide which suitor to put their faith in. The congregant who brought The Chosen suitor will make a difference to their church by winning a donation on its behalf.

MIND OF A MAN – Renewed for Season 2
What are men really thinking? Hosted by comedian DeRay Davis, MIND OF A MAN features two female contestants who try to figure out what men really think about dating, marriage, working and all manner of manly pursuits. The questions on the show have all been previously asked and answered by a survey of 100 men. Over three rounds, the contestants try to determine the correct answers with the help of a celebrity panel. A mix of famous and funny male and female celebrities offer their opinions about what men are really thinking. And for successfully getting inside the MIND OF A MAN, one of the contestants could walk away with the grand prize.

Minute To Win It – Renewed
Hosted by Olympic champion Apolo Anton Ohno, each one-hour episode of Minute To Win It features competitors facing up to 10 challenges that escalate in level of difficulty using everyday household items. Each game has a one-minute time limit and failure to finish the task on time may ultimately eliminate the contestant. At various points throughout the game, the competitor can walk away with the money earned up to that point - but it'll take nerves of steel to complete all 10 tasks to win the grand prize of $250,000.

SKIN WARS – Series Premiere in 2014
Actress Rebecca Romijn ("X-Men," "Ugly Betty") hosts SKIN WARS, the 8 episode, hour-long competition show that seeks to find the most talented and versatile body painters in the country. Romijn— the first model to ever be body-painted for Sports Illustrated’s Swimsuit issue the year before she made her Unforgettable big-screen debut as the blue body painted “Mystique” in X-Men —will be joined by legendary entertainer RuPaul and body painting rock stars Craig Tracy and Robin Slonina as judges on SKIN WARS. The contestants will test their creativity, talent and techniques as they participate in a series of challenges that all promise amazing reveals. Over the course of this arced series, 10 contestants will be reduced down to three finalists who will compete in the finale. The winner will receive a cash prize and a career launching opportunity.

   



BREEZY’S RECAP:

GSN seems to have found the right content to attract new viewers and keep their old viewers happy. I love to watch Family Fued with Steve Harvey in fact I even have the iPhone game version. The shows GSN has in development seems to speak to finding a new generation and if they make it to series they may have found a new viewer in me. I think skin wars may be a little risky for their channel especially with some many bible based shows, so I wonder how long the show will last. So what about you, Do any of the new shows interest you? What will you be watching? hate them love them tell me how you feel in the comments.

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