GSN CUTS TO THE CHASE
NETWORK ORDERS 8 NEW EPISODES OF UK INSPIRED QUIZ SHOW
New Original Series Produced by ITV Studios America to Launch on GSN in 2013
April 9, 2013 (Santa Monica, CA) — GSN announced today that the network will produce 8 episodes of the new original series THE CHASE, a one-hour quiz show in which three contestants battle in a fast-paced quiz competition against an all-knowing opponent. THE CHASE will premiere on GSN in 2013.
“We are excited to bring this thrilling, fast paced, battle of the brainiacs to the GSN audience,” said Amy Introcaso-Davis, EVP, Programming and Development, GSN. “Viewers will be on the edge of their seats as they watch everyday folks play to defeat one of the greatest trivia players in the world, The Beast.”
“THE CHASE has captivated audiences for several years in the UK and has proved to be a bonafide ratings hit,” said Paul Buccieri, Managing Director, ITV Studios International and President & CEO, ITV Studios America. “We're delighted that it's coming to the U.S.; GSN is a perfect home for this exciting, competitive game show. We can't wait for viewers to experience THE CHASE.”
You can run, but you cannot hide, The Beast is always coming after you. In THE CHASE, a team of three contestants attempts to amass as much money as possible by answering quick-fire questions in a 60-second round. The money earned will go towards a team bank. Why the urgency? Because The Beast is always lurking, ready to pounce. The Beast – quite simply -- is a quiz genius. The job of this intimidating presence is to catch each contestant by answering more questions than his opponents to ensure they are not able to bank their money. It’s a role he executes with ruthless efficiency. In the final round, the teammates who have survived the initial chase collectively play against The Beast in an epic David vs. Goliath battle for the entire amount that they have banked.
THE CHASE is produced by ITV Studios America with Bob Boden, Martin Scott and Michael Kelpie serving as Executive Producers.
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 ITV Studios America
ITV Studios America, the U.S. based production entity of ITV Studios in the UK, is one of the largest international producers for the U.S. market and a major force in acquiring, developing and producing reality and scripted programming for U.S. networks. ITV Studios America has a slate of series in production with major networks and syndicators, including Hell’s Kitchen, Kitchen Nightmares, The First 48, After the First 48, Four Weddings, Four Houses, The Car Chasers, Cajun Paranormal, The Mathis Project, The Bill Cunningham Show, America Now and The Jeremy Kyle Show.
ITV Studios is a world leader in television production and distribution. It has international production centers in the UK, Germany, France, the Nordics and Australia as well as America. It is a distributor of programs to over 155 territories worldwide. The company also recently announced a major acquisition to the ITV Studios group of top U.S. production company Gurney Productions, producers of Duck Dynasty. For further information visit: http://www.itvstudios.com/us.
Pam Golum (ITV Studios America)
Lisa Porter (ITV Studios America)