GSN GREENLIGHTS NEW ORIGINAL GAME SHOW SERIES "WINSANITY" TO BE HOSTED BY DONALD FAISON
Every Time A Contestant Wins A Prize, So Do Members of The Studio Audience,
But One Wrong Answer and They All Lose Everything!
November 18, 2015, SANTA MONICA, Calif. - GSN, the leader in game shows and competitive entertainment, announced today it has greenlit 40 episodes of a new original game show series, WINSANITY, to behosted by actor and comedian Donald Faison ("Scrubs"). The show will begin shooting in early 2016.
Each half-hour episode of WINSANITY features a contestant attempting to rank ten compelling and surprising facts in numerical order, from lowest to highest (i.e.: Which is greater: the number of times a man thinks about sex in a day, or the number of words a woman speaks in a day?). Every time a contestant is correct and wins a prize, so does a randomly selected portion of the studio audience. However, if a contestant gives a wrong answer at any point, they, and the audience lose everything, and a new contestant takes his or her place and continues the game, trying to win prizes that increase in value with each round.
Donald Faison, best known to TV viewers for his long-running role on the hit TV series "Scrubs" and the classic teen film and TV series "Clueless," will serve as host of the show. Faison is a two-time winner of the BET Comedy Award and has been nominated multiple times for the NAACP Image Award and Teen Choice Awards.
"Winsanity is a fun, raucous game where contestants play for prizes for themselves as well as members of the audience," said Amy Introcaso-Davis, EVP Programming and Development for GSN. "Donald Faison's sharp comedic timing makes him the perfect host for this fast-paced game that is filled with terrific play-along."
WINSANITY is produced by Electus for GSN. Executive producers are Chris Grant of Electus and Barry Poznick of Barracuda Television Productions, Inc.
GSN is the leader in game show entertainment across multimedia. GSN presents original and classic game programming and skill-based competitive entertainment and games via its 80-million subscriber television network, the GSN.TV website and its position as one of the leading casual games companies in the world. GSN's cross-platform content gives game lovers the opportunity to win cash and prizes, through GSN's popular TV game shows and GSN Games free casual games, mobile and social games, and skill-game tournaments. GSN's television network is distributed throughout the U.S., Caribbean and Canada by all major cable operators, satellite providers and telcos. GSN is owned by Sony Pictures Entertainment and DIRECTV. For further information, please visit GSNTV.com.