GSN ANNOUNCES THIRD-SEASON PREMIERE OF “THE NEWLYWED GAME” ON MONDAY, APRIL 19
Carnie Wilson Returns as Host for 65 New Episodes of Hilarious Revelations, As Newlyweds Discover How Much They Do—and Don’t—Know About Each Other
Santa Monica, CA – April 8, 2010 – GSN (Game Show Network) announced today the third-season premiere of THE NEWLYWED GAME, one of the network’s most popular daily strip series. Carnie Wilson returns as host for the new season, which will feature a diverse line-up of newlyweds of all backgrounds over 65 episodes. Season Three of THE NEWLYWED GAME will premiere on Monday, April 19 at 6:00 P.M. (ET/PT), and air Mondays through Fridays from 6:00 to 6:30 P.M.
THE NEWLYWED GAME made history last season when it featured the first same-sex couple ever on the show: “Star Trek’s” George Takei and his husband, Brad Altman. The third season will include one non-celebrity same-sex couple.
THE NEWLYWED GAME has been a ratings success story for GSN since its debut in April 2009: Season One premiered to solid ratings, improving each time slot in which it was scheduled, whether in households or target demos. Season Two’s ratings then went on to greatly increase primetime performance over Season One among households and all key demographics. THE NEWLYWED GAME’s Season Two was also GSN’s highest rated primetime program among key female demos.
THE NEWLYWED GAME is GSN’s modern installment of the classic series showcasing three newly married couples of wide-ranging backgrounds who face off in a series of question rounds. During each round, a spouse attempts to guess his or her mate’s answer to questions about their relationship, ranging from the first time they met to the details of their love life. At the end of the game, the couple scoring the most points wins exciting prizes.
A multi-talented entertainer, Carnie Wilson—daughter of legendary Beach Boys founder Brian Wilson—is a well-known singer, songwriter, actor and star of GSN’s original series, CARNIE WILSON: UNSTAPLED. Wilson’s pop group, Wilson Phillips, has sold more than 10 million albums and released three number-one hit singles. Wilson is married to Rob Bonfiglio and they have two daughters, Lola and Luci.
THE NEWLYWED GAME is produced by Michael Davies and his production company, Embassy Row, which is owned by Sony Pictures Television. Davies has brought audiences fan-favorite shows such as “Who Wants To Be a Millionaire,” “Power of 10,” and the GSN original “Chain Reaction.” Additionally, Sony Pictures Television serves as the worldwide distributor for THE NEWLYWED GAME.
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