GSN TO PREMIERE ALL-NEW VERSION OF POPULAR GAME SHOW “1 VS. 100,” PRODUCED BY ENDEMOL USA AND HOSTED BY CARRIE ANN INABA, PREMIERES MONDAY, NOVEMBER 15
Contestants Can Win Up to $50,000 Per Episode
(SANTA MONICA, Calif.)—October 11, 2010—There are 100 people hanging on your every word, waiting for that one fatal misstep so they can abscond with all your cash—but hey, no pressure! Yes, the money-mad mob is back: GSN announced today that the network is launching an all-new, original version of the popular game show, 1 VS. 100, produced by Endemol USA and hosted by DANCING WITH THE STARS’ Carrie Ann Inaba, in her first role as a game show host. The series will premiere on Monday, November 15, at 7:00 p.m. ET/PT, and air Mondays through Fridays at 7:00 p.m. ET/PT.
In 1 VS. 100, one player (“The One”) must correctly answer a series of multiple-choice trivia questions while trying to outlast “The Mob” of 100 people, who are also trying to answer each question. If The One is correct, all Mob members who answered the question incorrectly are eliminated, bringing the lone contestant closer to winning the game. Along the way, The One can “Poll the Mob” or “Trust the Mob” for help with the answers. If the contestant eliminates all 100 Mob members, he or she claims the top prize of $50,000. However, if The One is incorrect, the game ends and he or she leaves with nothing, and the remaining members of the Mob split the contestant's winnings.
Kelly Goode, GSN’s SVP of Programming, commented, “1 VS. 100 is a unique game format that has great energy and personality. Carrie Ann will capture the liveliness of this format: she’s warm, personable and full of energy. She really connects well with viewers and she’ll bring a lot of fun to the show.”
Inaba said, “I’m thrilled to be working with GSN and Endemol USA to host my very first game show. 1 vs. 100 has already proven to be a huge hit and successful brand in the past so I’m very much looking forward to introducing the audiences to a new and exciting version.”
Rob Smith, Endemol USA’s SVP of Programming, added, “We are thrilled to be working with GSN to bring back 1 vs. 100 to television. The producers have been extremely innovative in bringing back the game that viewers already know and love, in a new and technologically advanced way.”
Best known as a charming and outspoken judge on Dancing With the Stars, 1 VS. 100 host Carrie Ann Inaba has been dancing her way to success ever since she started as a Fly Girl on the sketch comedy show In Living Color. The Hawaiian-born, bilingual (English and Japanese) UCLA graduate has also hosted the American Music Awards Red Carpet for ABC, TV Guide’s Live from the Red Carpet at the Emmy’s, Golden Globe Awards and Academy Awards and is a frequent co-host on Regis & Kelly and The View. Inaba performed as a featured soloist dancer on Madonna’s Girlie Show World Tour and had a lead role as Fook Yu in Austin Powers in Goldmember. She also guest starred on Hannah Montana as Tina, her choreographer. Her choreography credits include American Idol, So You Think You CAn DAnce, The TV Land Awards, and ABC’s DAnce War: Bruno vs Carrie ann. Additionally, she directed the first Dancing With The Stars Tour. Later this year she will launch the first ever online dance community, thedanceinsider.com.
1 VS. 100 originally ran on NBC. The series is produced by Endemol USA (“Deal Or No Deal,” “20Q”, “Wipeout,” “Fear Factor”), a division of Endemol Holding. 1 VS. 100 is executive-produced by Michael Canter. David Goldberg is Chairman of Endemol North America.
GSN is a multimedia entertainment company that offers original and classic game programming and competitive entertainment via its 74-million subscriber television network and online game sites. GSN’s cross-platform content gives viewers and participants the opportunity to win cash and prizes, whether through GSN’s popular TV game shows, gsn.com’s free casual games or its WorldWinner competitive cash tournaments. 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’s press website at corp.gsn.com
About Endemol USA
Endemol USA is a leading producer of television and multi-platform programming for network and cable television. The company produces the mega hits “Deal or No Deal,” “Wipeout,” “1 VS 100,” “Fear Factor,” “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” and “Big Brother.” Endemol USA is a division of the Endemol Group, a prominent international content developer, producer and distributor of television and online programming. The company, headquartered in the Netherlands, has subsidiaries and joint ventures in 26 countries, including the major European markets, the U.S., South Africa, Argentina, Brazil, Mexico and Australia. Endemol is owned by a consortium consisting of Goldman Sachs Capital Partners, Mediaset Group and Cyrte Group.