GSN TO LAUNCH NEW "FRIDAY NIGHT FRIGHTS" HORROR-THEMED PROGRAMMING BLOCK, FRIDAYS, FROM 9-11 PM ET/PT BEGINNING OCTOBER 7 FEATURING NEW 'HELLEVATOR' EPISODES FOLLOWED BY "SCARE TACTICS" HOSTED BY TRACY MORGAN
September 22, 2016 - Santa Monica, CA - GSN, the leader in game shows and competitive entertainment, announced today it has obtained telecast rights to 13 episodes of the hidden camera/comedy horror TV show SCARE TACTICS, hosted by actor/comedian Tracy Morgan. The show will be paired with the network's new horror-themed game HELLEVATOR in a "Friday Night Frights" programming block on Fridays from 9-11pm ET/PT, beginning October 7.
SCARE TACTICS, which originally aired for five seasons, is a hidden camera/comedy TV series with a Sci-Fi twist. Episodes from season five, featuring actor/comedian Tracy Morgan (30 Rock, Saturday Night Live) take advantage of the age-old practice of friends playing practical jokes on each other. Set up by friends and family members, the show's unwitting "stars" are caught off guard and on camera in elaborately staged horror hoaxes involving movie-style special effects and expert make-up. Co-creator and Executive Producer Scott Hallock exclusively owns and controls the worldwide rights to the half-hour series.
HELLEVATOR, produced by Matador and masters of the horror genre Blumhouse Productions, in association with Lionsgate Television, is a terrifying, genre-bending series which dares a team of four friends to ride a haunted elevator into the depths of an abandoned slaughterhouse. With $50,000 at stake, contestants must conquer multiple floors of terrifying chaos and hair-raising challenges in order to move on to the final level - The Inferno. In addition to the psychological terror players will face during their quest, they must also endure the wrath of the show's masterminds, horror film icons Jen and Sylvia Soska, aka the "Twisted Twins," who work in tandem from their secret lair to torment and trip-up players as they struggle to remain sane and keep in mind, "it's just a game." Executive Producers are Jason Blum ("Paranormal Activity," "The Purge,""Ouija" and "Insidious" franchises), who won a 2014 Emmy(R) Award for "The Normal Heart," and "The Jinx" in 2015, and was nominated for an Academy Award(R) for "Whiplash"; Matador's Jay Peterson and Todd Lubin (producers of "Lip Sync Battle"); Daniel Soiseth ("America's Next Top Model") and Jessica Rhoades.
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.com 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 AT&T Entertainment Group. For further information, please visit GSNTV.com.
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