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Tuesday, February 04, 2014

GSN ANNOUNCES NEW COMPETITION 'SKIN WARS'

Rebecca Romijn



Ru Paul
GSN announced today that actress Rebecca Romijn (X-Men, Ugly Betty) will serve as host of 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 when SKIN WARS premieres on GSN in Summer 2014. This is sure to be a great addition to Game Show Network's new lineup, and another great outlet for the talents of Ru Paul.



“We are honored to have this stellar line-up of eye-popping talent for SKIN WARS, a series that will look like no other on television,” said Amy Introcaso-Davis, Executive Vice President, Programming and Development, GSN. "Host Rebecca Romijn has an insider’s understanding of this fascinating world and we are thrilled that the master of transformation RuPaul will join body painting aficionados Craig Tracy and Robin Slonina on the judging panel. "



“As someone who knows how a body can be transformed with paint, I am truly excited to host SKIN WARS,” said Romijn. “This is the next undiscovered art form, and I can’t wait to meet the artists and competitors who bring body painting to life, literally!"



Body painting: the hot new intersection of art and Madison Avenue. There is no more compelling canvas for artists than the human body and SKIN WARS is the first ever competition show designed to find the country’s most talented, most versatile body painting artist. This elimination series will put a bevy of talented competitors through a series of ingenious artistic challenges, which may include camouflage, graffiti, multiple model installations, corporate ad campaigns, animal art, and more. Each week one competitor will be eliminated until one winner is the last artist standing.



Romijn, star of the blockbuster hits X-Men, X2, and X3: The Last Stand, was recently seen in the TNT series “King and Maxwell,” where she played Michelle Maxwell, a former Secret Service agent who is now a private investigator. Romijn recently starred in the Tyler Perry romantic comedy Good Deeds opposite Tyler and Thandie Newton, and in the Adult Swim comedy “NTSF:SD:SUV.” Previously she co-starred for two seasons as Alexis Meade (formerly known as Alex Meade) on the Emmy nominated ABC comedy series “Ugly Betty.” Romijn began crossing over to acting from her global success as a fashion model with memorable appearances on the hit television shows “Friends” and “Just Shoot Me,” as well as hosting MTV’s “House of Style.” She later won critical acclaim for her role in Brian De Palma’s Femme Fatale, starring opposite Antonio Banderas.



RuPaul skyrocketed to international fame with the CD release of “Supermodel of the World,” which was followed by roles in several feature films and TV sitcoms including hosting “The RuPaul Show” on VH1 and morning drive radio on WKTU and WNEW. The author of the autobiography Lettin' It All Hang Out and Workin' It: RuPaul's Guide to Life, Liberty & the Pursuit of Style, RuPaul is also the executive producer and host of "RuPaul's Drag Race” on Logo. RuPaul has been a spokesperson for WebEx, Rockport as well as the first face of M.A.C Cosmetics, before launching the cosmetic and fragrance line GLAMAZON.



Considered a cornerstone in body painting’s progressive movement, Craig Tracy also owns and operates The Craig Tracy Gallery in New Orleans, the world’s first art gallery dedicated to fine art body-painted images. Tracy was born and raised in New Orleans and graduated with honors from the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale. After working as a commercial illustrator, he decided to pursue a life as a fine artist and body painter. In 2005, he and his partner won first-place honors at the World Body Painting Festival in Austria, where he also served as a judge for several years.



Robin Slonina is a star in the world of body painting, known for her extreme artistry and business savvy. She owns the largest body painting company in the country: the world-famous Skin City Body Painting in Las Vegas. A practicing artist her whole life, she received her painting degree from the School of the Art Institute in her native Chicago. Slonina moved to Las Vegas when her husband began performing as a clown for a major Las Vegas Strip spectacle, and since then she and her body art have taken the City of Sin by storm.



SKIN WARS is executive produced by Michael Levitt of Michael Levitt Productions (“Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List,” “Ask Oprah’s All Stars,” “Billboard Music Awards”), Jill Goularte, Colleen Sands and Rebecca Romijn. Craig Tracy and Robin Slonina serve as producers. 




Saturday, March 16, 2013

APOLO ANTON OHNO TO HOST MINUTE TO WIN IT

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Apolo Anton Ohno




GSN announced that Apolo Anton Ohno, one of the most decorated American athletes of all time and DANCING WITH THE STARS champion, will be the host of GSN's new series MINUTE TO WIN IT. GSN's production of 40 new original episodes marks the first time the series has been developed by a U.S. cable network. The episodes are to be produced by Shine America - based on the format owned by Shine's sister company Friday TV. MINUTE TO WIN IT begins production in March and is slated to premiere in summer 2013.



"All my life I have welcomed unique challenges and now, for the first time, I have the opportunity to tackle a new one by hosting MINUTE TO WIN IT, said Ohno. From speed skating to dancing, it's only fitting that I selected a show with wild and creative challenges for my inaugural hosting role. Bring it!



Short-track speed skater Ohno holds eight Olympic medals—two gold, two silver and four bronze—from the 2002, 2006 and 2010 Winter games, more than any other American Winter Olympian in history. In addition, he earned eight gold, seven silver and six bronze medals in seven World Championship competitions. Ohno's speed skates from the 2002 Winter Olympics are housed at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History.


Wednesday, January 23, 2013

KIRK FRANKLIN ON AMERICAN BIBLE CHALLENGE

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Kirk Franklin




Jeff Foxworthy
GSN announced today that GRAMMY winner and multi-platinum-selling musician and producer Kirk Franklin—known for his unique style of Gospel music that blends contemporary sounds, flawless harmonies and inspiring lyrics—will join THE AMERICAN BIBLE CHALLENGE as musical co-host for the second season of the network’s highly rated original one-hour game show. Franklin, along with musical director Kris Pooley, will lead the show's choir with additional new members joining to support GSN’s hit series. Season 2 of THE AMERICAN BIBLE CHALLENGE, hosted by Jeff Foxworthy and produced by RelativityREAL, will premiere on Thursday, March 21st at 8 pm ET/PT on GSN.



“We are excited that Kirk will bring his exuberant sound to THE AMERICAN BIBLE CHALLENGE,” said Amy Introcaso-Davis, Executive Vice President of Programming for GSN. “Kirk Franklin, the consummate musician, joins host Jeff Foxworthy, the consummate comedian - a combination of incredible talent that will prove to be entertaining, fun and inspirational in this truly unique game format.”



Thursday, January 10, 2013

GAME SHOW NETWORK'S NEW 'FAMILY TRADE'

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Jeff Foxworthy




GSN announced the premiere dates for its new and returning original series for spring 2013: FAMILY TRADE, which focuses on the real-life competition of a modern-day barter system, debuts on Tuesday, March 5th with two original half-hour episodes back-to-back at 8:00pm and 8:30pm ET/PT; and THE AMERICAN BIBLE CHALLENGE, a studio-based game in which contestants compete based on their knowledge of the Bible, returns for a 2nd season on Thursday, March 21st at 8:00pm ET/PT.



FAMILY TRADE

Tuesdays at 8:00 pm ET/PT


At G-Stone Motors, a state-of-the-art GMC and Ford dealership in Middlebury, Vermont, the saying is, “We’ll take anything in trade.” And they mean it. Founder Gardner Stone will trade you a beautiful new car or truck for anything you’ve got that he thinks he can sell—pigs, a hot air balloon, coffins, maple syrup, dolls, a shoe collection. But Stone’s son Todd and daughter Darcy, who work with him in the business, usually have very different ideas about what makes a good trade, and they have the unenviable task of re-selling whatever their father has bought. Each 30-minute episode will feature the outrageous, hilarious, hotly contested barter stories at G-Stone Motors—with a simmering stew of family drama cooking alongside. FAMILY TRADE is produced by Eli Frankel’s Rogue Atlas Productions in association with Lionsgate, with Frankel as Executive Producer.



THE AMERICAN BIBLE CHALLENGE

Thursdays at 8:00 pm ET/PT


Comedian and author Jeff Foxworthy hosts this studio-based game in which contestants compete based on their knowledge of the Bible. Utilizing current as well as historical references, questions will be drawn from the rich, dense narrative found in the world's best-selling book. The contestants will share their compelling back-stories and each team will be playing for a charitable organization. THE AMERICAN BIBLE CHALLENGE is produced by RelativityREAL for GSN, with RelativityREAL’s Tom Forman (“Extreme Makeover: Home Edition”) serving as Executive Producer on the project along with Janelle Fiorito (“Extra Virgin”). Nick Stuart and Maura Dunbar of Odyssey Networks are Consulting Producers. Odyssey Networks is the country’s largest multi-faith coalition dedicated to producing and distributing media that creates understanding among people of different beliefs and perspectives. Jeff Foxworthy also serves as Producer. Embassy Row’s Michael Davies as well as J.P. Williams and Jennifer Novak serve as Executive Producers.



Tuesday, November 27, 2012

THE NEWLYWED GAME GOES TO THE CIRCUS

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Mike And Kelly Smith




Tune-in to “The Newlywed Game” this Thursday, November 29 at 8pm ET on GSN to see a special themed Circus episode featuring professional clowns, acrobats, and magicians.



These uniquely talented couples thrive in the three-ring circus, but can they master the circus of marriage? Tune-in to find out.



· Mike and Kelly Smith from New York, NY (Clowns)

· Jonathon and Christine Conant from Santa Monica, CA (Acrobats)

· Jaysin and Niki Katsikis from Roselle, NJ (Magician and Performer)



The Newlywed Game, hosted by Sherri Shepherd, airs every Thursday in back-to-back episodes starting at 8pm ET on GSN. 


Photo Courtesy Of: GSN
 

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

YOU CAN 'BEAT THE CHEFS' ON GSN NETWORK

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 Melissa Rycroft



GSN (formerly Game Show Network) announced the cast lineup for its new original series BEAT THE CHEFS, in which amateur home cooks pit their recipes and their cooking skills against professional chefs. BEAT THE CHEFS will premiere Thursday, August 23, 2012 at 9:00 pm ET/PT on GSN.



BEAT THE CHEFS is an hour-long show, in which everyday people who love to cook set out to prove that their family recipes are worth prize money and bragging rights. Each week, the show pits homegrown talents against three professional chefs as they cook the same dish—from firehouse chili to Grandma’s famous chicken and dumplings—with one question in mind: Whose tastes the best? A panel of critics will judge and decide if the amateurs can “beat the chefs.” Hosted by American Idol finalist Matt Rogers (“Coming Home,”) BEAT THE CHEFS is produced by RelativityREAL, with Tom Forman (“Extreme Makeover: Home Edition”) and Brian A. Veskosky (“Deal or No Deal,” “Don’t Forget the Lyrics,” “Fear Factor”) serving as Executive Producers.



The BEAT THE CHEFS cast members include:



The Host



The host of BEAT THE CHEFS is Matt Rogers, a finalist on the third season of “American Idol.” He is continuing his country music career, where he has been performing with various artists including James Aldean, Luke Bryan, and Granger Smith. Rogers has hosted “Coming Home” for Lifetime and “There Goes the Neighborhood” for CBS. He served as co-host for “American Idol Extra” and served as a correspondent on several sports and entertainment shows, including “The Best Damn Sports Show Period,” “Access Hollywood,” and “Entertainment Tonight.” Rogers also appeared on the 'Idols' edition of FAMILY FEUD.



The Chefs



Known for his victory over Bobby Flay on "Iron Chef America" and as co-host of “Worst Cooks in America,” Beau MacMillan is executive chef of Elements restaurant at The Sanctuary resort in Arizona, named one of the “Top 100 Restaurants in America” by Gourmet. MacMillan trained at the prestigious Johnson & Wales University and is acclaimed for his distinctive style, using the freshest ingredients to create American food with Asian accents.



Chef Antonia Lofaso is familiar to foodies as a fierce competitor and favorite on “Top Chef” and a finalist on “Top Chef All-Stars.” After graduating from the French Culinary Institute in New York City, she began her career at Wolfgang Puck’s famed Spago in Beverly Hills and later went on to run the kitchen at Los Angeles hot spot Foxtail. She currently serves as consulting chef for Black Market Liquor Bar in Studio City, California. Her first book, The Busy Mom’s Cookbook, will be released in August 2012.


Tuesday, July 17, 2012

GUY FIERI HOSTS 'MINUTE TO WIN IT' ON GSN

 Guy Fieri



GSN announced it has acquired off-network rights to 68 one-hour episodes of the hit game show MINUTE TO WIN IT from NBCUniversal Cable & New Media Distribution. Hosted by All-American chef and television personality Guy Fieri ("Diners, Drive-ins and Dives"), the game features competitors participating in a series of simple, yet nerve-wracking, games that can lead to a $1 million prize. MINUTE TO WIN IT will air in four-hour blocks on Tuesday nights from 7 pm to 11 pm (ET) on GSN beginning on Tuesday, July 24 at 7 pm (ET).



"MINUTE TO WIN IT is a great addition to our line-up," said Amy Introcaso-Davis, Executive Vice President of Programming for GSN. "Fun, entertaining and competitive - this game show brings all the elements that resonate with our core audience."



“GSN, with its emphasis on interactive games, is a perfect home for MINUTE TO WIN IT,” said Todd Whiting, Senior Vice President, Cable & New Media Distribution. “We are excited to watch it succeed on the network.”



MINUTE TO WIN IT was awarded the C21/Frapa Award for Best Studio Based Game show format at the 2010 Mipcom television festival in Cannes. 

Friday, July 13, 2012

MIKE RICHARDS TO HOST GSN'S THE PYRAMID

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Mike Richards



GSN announced the premiere date for its original series, THE PYRAMID, a contemporary take on one of television’s most beloved game shows, hosted by television executive producer and Beauty and the Geek host Mike Richards. THE PYRAMID is a daily strip show airing Monday through Friday at 6 pm ET, and will premiere on Monday, September 3 at 6 pm ET.



THE PYRAMID is back in an all-new, half-hour version of the fast-paced word guessing game. The celebrities, the Pyramid game board, the Winner’s Circle: everything viewers know and love about the iconic format is returning in GSN’s lively new version. The series, a winner of nine Daytime Emmy® Awards during its storied 40-year run, brings a contemporary sensibility, tone and style to a beloved franchise and will accompany the hit show, THE NEWLYWED GAME in GSN’s “Iconic Game Reinvented” category.



THE PYRAMID joins the previously announced new shows on GSN this fall: THE AMERICAN BIBLE CHALLENGE and BEAT THE CHEFS, which are the first of GSN’s “Shiny Floor Game” category—contemporary studio-based game shows that focus on themes prevalent in pop culture. THE AMERICAN BIBLE CHALLENGE, an original one-hour game show hosted by comedian Jeff Foxworthy, will premiere on Thursday, August 23 at 8 pm ET/PT. BEAT THE CHEFS, an hour-long cooking competition show with host Matt Rogers, will also premiere on Thursday, August 23 at 9 pm ET/PT.

Monday, July 02, 2012

FOXWORTHY ON AMERICAN BIBLE CHALLENGE

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Jeff Foxworthy



GSN announced the premiere date for two original series premiering in August: THE AMERICAN BIBLE CHALLENGE, an original one-hour game show hosted by comedian Jeff Foxworthy, will premiere on Thursday, August 23 at 8 pm ET/PT and BEAT THE CHEFS, an hour-long cooking competition show with host Matt Rogers, will also premiere on Thursday, August 23 at 9 pm ET/PT.



These new shows represent GSN’s broader programming strategy of game-based series that reflect the core attributes of the brand. THE AMERICAN BIBLE CHALLENGE and BEAT THE CHEFS on Thursday nights are the first of GSN’s “Shiny Floor Game” category - contemporary studio based game shows that focus on themes prevalent in pop culture.





THE AMERICAN BIBLE CHALLENGE


Thursdays at 8 pm ET/PT


Comedian and author, Jeff Foxworthy hosts this studio-based game in which contestants compete based on their knowledge of the Bible. Utilizing current as well as historical references, questions will be drawn from the rich, dense narrative found in the world's best-selling book. The contestants will share their compelling back-stories and each team will be playing for a charitable organization. THE AMERICAN BIBLE CHALLENGE is produced by RelativityREAL for GSN, with RelativityREAL’s Tom Forman (“Extreme Makeover: Home Edition”) and Embassy Row’s Michael Davies ("The Newlywed Game," "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire") serving as Executive Producers on the project. Nick Stuart and Maura Dunbar of Odyssey Networks are Consulting Producers.