Based on one of GSN.com’s popular online casual games, CATCH 21 is a fast-action series blending pop trivia with the tension-filled excitement of the classic card game, 21.
Dealing out larger-than-life playing cards, host Alfonso Ribeiro quizzes contestants with general-knowledge questions as they attempt to build the closest hand to 21. Part knowledge, part nerve, and part strategy, every correct answer is a chance to add a card and build a better hand or pass the card and “bust” the competition. In addition, every correct answer gives a player control of the deck and the option of “freezing” their hand to protect themselves from being “busted” later in the round. Putting a familiar twist on a classic game, players match wits and put victory on the line in every round with the turn of a card and the next correct answer.
This season will continue to build on the show’s fast-paced game play, with Alfonso quizzing contestants three at a time as they compete to win playing cards, while trying to build the closest hand to 21. Following three elimination rounds, the last player standing attempts to build 21 from a larger-than-life deck for a shot at up to $25,000. This season, CATCH 21 is increasing contestants’ chances of winning the $25,000 jackpot by giving them an extra “power chip” (chips are collected for each round won) to discard unwanted cards in the final round.
Created by executive producer Merrill Heatter (“Hollywood Squares” and “High Rollers”) and produced by Scott Sternberg Productions headed up by executive producer Scott Sternberg (“The Academy” and “That’s the Question”), GSN’s latest franchise endeavor deals a full deck of entertainment. Visit GSN.com and play CATCH 21 online today to experience the fast-action fun of this great new franchise first-hand.More