GSN ANNOUNCES SNEAK PEEK OF NEW ORIGINAL SERIES "MINUTE TO WIN IT" ON MAY 23rd AT 10:00 PM ET
A Sneak Peek of GSN's All New Version Will Air Following the Season Finale of GSN's Hit Series "THE AMERICAN BIBLE CHALLENGE"
May 21, 2013 (Santa Monica, CA) - GSN announced today that it will be airing a Sneak Peek of its all new version of MINUTE TO WIN IT featuring host Apolo Anton Ohno, one of the most decorated American athletes of all time. The MINUTE TO WIN IT SNEAK PEEK will air on Thursday, May 23rd at 10:00pm ET, only on GSN. This will follow the highly anticipated season finale of Season Two of GSN's number one original series THE AMERICAN BIBLE CHALLENGE.
MINUTE TO WIN IT premieres Tuesday, June 25th at 8:00pm ET/PT with new episodes airing back-to-back every Tuesday night from 8:00pm ET/PT to 10:00pm ET/PT. The Sneak Peek features Team "Mr. and Mrs. Smith," a fun, enthusiastic and loving married couple who dream of being able to afford the wedding they never had with their family and friends and winning money for their kids' college tuition.
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 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.
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.
Short-track speed skater Apolo Anton 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 2007, Ohno brought his winning style to DANCING WITH THE STARS, first partnering with Julianne Hough in Season Four. The pair received the first perfect score of 30 in the show's history for their samba routine - and went on to become the season champions. He returned to the show in the fall of 2012 as a member of the first DANCING WITH THE STARS All-Star cast. Recently, the athlete, actor, bestselling author and philanthropist has been bringing light to the subject of exercise-induced bronchospasm (EIB), a breathing disorder that handicapped Ohno before it was successfully diagnosed and treated in 2000.
GSN is a multimedia entertainment company that offers original and classic game programming and competitive entertainment via its 77-million subscriber television network and online game sites. GSN's cross-platform content gives game lovers the opportunity to win cash and prizes, whether through GSN's popular TV game shows or through GSN Digital's free casual games, mobile and social games, and cash competitions. GSN is distributed throughout the U.S., Caribbean and Canada by all major cable operators, satellite providers and telcos. GSN and its subsidiary, WorldWinner.com, Inc., are owned by Sony Pictures Entertainment and DIRECTV. For further information, please visit GSNTV.com.
About Shine America
Shine America is a world leader in producing and distributing compelling scripted and unscripted television and digital content. Shine America is known for popular and award-winning original series including The Biggest Loser and The Face, as well as adaptations of Shine Group formats such as MasterChef and Minute to Win It, and scripted series including The Office and the upcoming FX drama The Bridge. Shine America has development deals with some of the top producers in television including Nigel Lythgoe (Nigel Lythgoe Productions) and its own unscripted format label in Ardaban, led by the creators of the hit Food Network series Chopped. Shine Latino, a new division of Shine America, is producing and distributing original Spanish-language content to the U.S. and Latin American marketplaces.
The global Shine 360° division builds brands through the leveraging of its intellectual property and creating integrated marketing opportunities for advertisers. The company has also developed over 20 ground-breaking original online series on MSN, Yahoo!, YouTube premium channels and other platforms, many produced in partnership with global brands such as Walmart, Toyota, Kraft Foods, Subway and Microsoft. Through Shine Group's distribution arm, Shine International, Shine America distributes its extensive library of programming and formats to more than 150 countries. Visit www.shineamerica.com for further information.