American Bible Challenge - Season 2
by Phil Boatwright

Season 2 of THE AMERICAN BIBLE CHALLENGE, produced by RelativityREAL, will premiere Thursday, March 21 at 9 pm ET/PT on GSN. Jeff Foxworthy hosts this one-hour game show in which contestants compete based on their knowledge of the Bible.

In addition to the diverse group of new contestant teams, which includes the Rockin’ Rabbis, Christian Wrestling Federation, Redeemed Rednecks and Sisters of Mary, the second season of THE AMERICAN BIBLE CHALLENGE will feature GRAMMY® winner and multi-platinum-selling musician and producer Kirk Franklin joining as musical co-host. Along with showcasing their knowledge of the Bible, this season’s new crop of contenders will vie for the title of THE AMERICAN BIBLE CHALLENGE champions by competing in brand new games that put their spiritual AND physical talents to the test.

The tournament starts with 18 three-person teams—three teams in each of the first six episodes of the season. The winning teams from each of those six episodes advance to play in two semi-final games. During the final round, one team will be named champions of THE AMERICAN BIBLE CHALLENGE.

For additional contestant information, go to http://www.gsntv.com/shows/the-american-bible-challenge/team-announcement/. Press can download photos at http://www.corp.gsn.com/photos-and-logos.

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 Parallel Entertainment’s J.P. Williams and Jennifer Novak serve as Executive Producers.

About GSN
GSN is a multimedia entertainment company that offers original and classic game programming and competitive entertainment via its 75-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 DIRECTV and Sony Pictures Entertainment. For further information, visit GSN at GSNTVcom.

About RelativityREAL. Under the leadership of award-winning producer Tom Forman (“Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,” “Kid Nation,”) Relativity’s television arm launched in June 2008. The division has quickly become one of the country's largest suppliers of unscripted television. RelativityREAL currently has 70 projects in active production, including 17 original series. In addition, the division is developing a slate of scripted sitcoms, dramas, and sketch comedy series to be released in the upcoming year. Most recently, RelativityREAL partnered with YouTube and will be launching a channel in the fall. RelativityREAL's executive ranks are bolstered by overall production deals with TV veterans Jay Blumenfield and Tony Marsh, Ashley Tisdale’s Blondie Girl Productions, executive producer Ellen Rakieten (“The Oprah Winfrey Show”) and Ray Ricord.