GSN enjoyed a robust year of growth in 2012 anchored by hits Family Feud and faith-based show The American Bible Challenge. Season to date, GSN is up 31% among adults 25-54. Today at its New York upfront the network announced an eight-episode order for new quiz show The Chase, based on the UK show of the same name, and a June 25 premiere date for the Apolo Anton Ohno-hosted Minute To Win It. GSN also unveiled six new series in development including a Utah-set dance competition show and family-oriented and dating game shows:
GREENLIT ORIGINAL SERIES
MINUTE TO WIN IT
This all new, GSN original version of the classic show will be hosted by Speed Skating Champion Apolo Anton Ohno. Each one-hour episode of MINUTE TO WIN IT features competitors facing 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 will 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. The episodes are produced by Shine America – based on the format owned by Shine’s sister company Friday TV. Michael Binkow (Baggage, 1 vs. 100) serves as Executive Producer. (40 x :60)
You can run, but you cannot hide, the Beast is always coming after you. In THE CHASE, a team of four contestants attempts to amass as much money as possible by answering quick-fire questions in a 60-second round. The money earned will go towards a team bank. Why the urgency? Because the Beast is always lurking, ready to pounce. The Beast – quite simply — is a quiz genius. The job of this intimidating presence is to catch each contestant by answering more questions than his opponents to ensure they are not able to bank their money. It’s a role he executes with ruthless efficiency. In the final round, the team collectively plays against The Beast in an epic David vs. Goliath battle for the entire amount that they have banked. THE CHASE is produced by ITV Studios America. (8 x :60)
ORIGINAL SERIES IN DEVELOPMENT
The hotbed of dancing in the United States can be found in an unlikely location. The population of Orem, Utah is only 84,000— yet one in 40 is a dancer. Several of Orem’s dancers have gone on to win regional, national and world championships. But succeeding in Orem isn’t easy. The city is home to two of the most elite dance studios in America, each owned by a fiercely competitive and hard-driving dance instructor. The studios are just a stone’s throw from one another…and the owners used to be partners! Needless to say, the rivalry between the dance studios and their owners is as fierce as the competition among the dancers. Each week, the studios participate in dance competitions and each week they fight for 1st and 2nd positions—always with the ultimate goal of triumphing over the other. DANCE RIVALS is produced by H2R Productions with Derek Hough, Christian Horner, Adam Rosenblatt and Jamie Rosenblatt serving as Executive Producers.
IT TAKES A CHURCH
IT TAKES A CHURCH is a new one‐hour series where a church will go on a mission to find love for one lucky, single parishioner…without them knowing! Each week, we’ll visit another church from across the country and surprise a single girl (or guy) with the news that she is about to be saved from the dating world. The congregation, Pastor, friends, and family will all contribute, but in the end our single will decide which suitor she is putting her faith in. The parishioner who brought the chosen suitor will win money for both themself and their charity. IT TAKES A CHURCH is developed for GSN by Sean Kelly.
MIND OF A MAN
What are men really thinking? In each episode of MIND OF A MAN, two female contestants will 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 will try to determine the correct answers with the help of a celebrity panel. A mix of famous and funny male and female celebrities will offer their opinions about what men are really thinking. And for successfully getting inside the mind of a man, one of the contestants could win up to $15,000. MIND OF A MAN is produced by Never Nominated Productions Inc. with 51 Minds Entertainment’s Mark Cronin serving as Executive Producer.
Two contestants who have an existing relationship (i.e. friends, siblings, husband and wife) move into another family’s home for 48 hours. They must observe the family’s every move and judge their dynamics. The twist is that one of the family members is a fake. They have been embedded with the real family in order to fool the contestants. The family and the imposter will create diversions and cast doubts over everyone’s authenticity in order to keep houseguests from uncovering the TRUTH. If the houseguests correctly identify the imposter, they win $25,000. But if the family has deceived the houseguests into choosing incorrectly, the family wins the cash. THE IMPOSTER is a battle of observation and deduction vs. cunning and guile. THE IMPOSTER is produced by Leopard FilmsUSAwith Hayma “Screech” Washington serving as Executive Producer.
WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN ALL MY LIFE
We’ve all gone through many stages in our lives, some more awkward than others. WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN ALL MY LIFE,hosted byBrooke Burns, is a new dating show that allows singles to watch a set of potential soul mates grow up before their very eyes. Each 30-minute episode will feature a new dater and three potential suitors. We will see and meet our dater, but the three potential suitors will be behind a scrim—neither the dater nor the viewers will have any idea what they look like. We will meet the suitors through photos and video footage from different decades in their lives, and the dater will be able to ask them questions based only on that era. Two suitors will be eliminated; one will be chosen. Can you find love just by digging through someone’s past? WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN ALL MY LIFE is produced by Matt Westmore Media with Matt Westmore and Sean Kelly serving as Executive Producers.
YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT YOU’RE MISSING
Caroline Rhea created YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT YOU’RE MISSING, a fun family game show that tests unsuspecting families on what they truly value. YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT YOU’RE MISSING features family members challenged to see who can remember 10 meaningful items regularly on display in their home. One family member will be chosen to race the clock and correctly identify which items are missing – every correct answer is worth cash, and the better the player does, the more additional prizes the player earns for their family. Once the clock expires, the family is reunited for a funny reveal of how the search went. The player can then buy back items that were not recognized as missing. And, while it’s their decision, they will be influenced by the sentimental value and pleas of their family members. YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT YOU’RE MISSING is produced by Travail D’Amour with Caroline Rhea serving as Executive Producer.
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