2013 Upfront: GSN
GSN announced plans to greenlight two new series and unveiled a robust development slate representing its commitment to originals at an upfront presentation held at New York City’s Sony Club yesterday. The network also added 106 new advertisers to its list of partners and revealed that in combination with GSN’s digital arm, the powerful brand now reaches a whopping 100 million consumers annually. “We’ve had a transformation in size and scale of our audience. One of the clients who’s been really happy this year is the Salvation Army, who fully leveraged the asset and app associated with the The American Bible Challenge,” John Zaccario, GSN’s Executive Vice President of Advertising Sales told Cynopsis. Here’s a list of what’s coming up.
- An all new GSN original version of the classic Minute to Win It will be hosted by speed skating champion Apolo Anton Ohno. The show premieres June 25 and is produced by Shine America.
- The Chase (produced by ITV Studios America), a new quiz show based on the hit UK series, features a team of four contestants trying to amass as much money as possible by answering quick-fire questions in a 60-second round, while The Beast, a quiz genius, lurks ready to pounce and keep them from banking their money.
Series in development:
- Dance Rivals (produced by H2R Entertainment) centers on Orem, Utah, where one in every 4 kids is a dancer – and the rivalry between the dance studios and their owners is as fierce as the competition among the twirlers and waltzers.
- It Takes a Church is a one hour series where a church goes on a mission to find love for one lucky parishioner without them knowing it.
- In Mind of a Man (produced by Never Nominated Productions Inc.), two female contestants try to figure out what men really think about dating, marriage, working and all manner of manly pursuits.
- Two contestants with an existing relationship move into a family’s home for 48 hours to uncover which one of the clan is a planted fake in The Imposter. The show is produced by Leopard FilmsUSA.
- Where Have You Been All My Life (produced by Matt Westmore Media), a new dating show hosted by Brooke Burns, allows singles to watch a set of potential soul mates grow up via photos and video footage from different decades in their lives.
- Created by Caroline Rhea, You Don’t Know What You’re Missing (produced by Travail D’Amour) tests unsuspecting families on what they truly value.
Returning series include The American Bible Challenge, Family Trade, The Newlywed Game and Family Feud.
Read the full press release.