GSN Telecasts a Special Three-Hour Marathon Devoted to the Emmy Award-Winning Series 'WIN BEN STEIN'S MONEY' Sunday, February 27
Marathon Features Some of Ben Stein's Most Difficult Challenges and Upsets
SANTA MONICA, Calif., Feb. 3 -- Is it possible to win Ben
Stein's money? That question will be answered when GSN features some of the
super-smart comedian's most trying challenges in a special three-hour WIN BEN
STEIN'S MONEY marathon Sunday, February 27 from 9 PM to Midnight ET/PT.
The popular series hosted by Jimmy Kimmel features three contestants who
match wits in a trivia contest to win $5,000. As the show progresses,
contestants are eliminated in rounds of play until one remains. The last
contestant goes head-to-head with Ben Stein in a best of ten questions test of
random knowledge. Locked in isolation booths, Stein and the final contestant
attempt to answer the same ten questions in a timed round. Whoever correctly
answers the most questions in the one minute round wins. If the contestant
answers more questions than Stein, they walk away with $5000 of Stein's money.
If they tie, the contestant goes home with the money he/she has won in rounds
one and two. If Stein wins, he has successfully defended his money and the
contestant goes home with nothing.
Some of the categories that will be featured during GSN's marathon include
the provocatively jaw-dropping category, "I'll Hold Your Interest Until the
Moment of Withdrawal," "Books by Crooks Who Were Friends of Ben,"
"Schwarzenegger and other Austrian Dynasties," among many notable others.
The show, which originally premiered on July 28, 1997, earned 21
nominations and seven Daytime Emmy Awards including Outstanding Audience Game
Participation Show, Outstanding Game Show Host (Kimmel & Stein), Outstanding
Special Class Writing and Outstanding Directing in a Game Show. Produced by
Valley Crest Productions and Buena Vista Television, the series was executive
produced by Andrew Golder, Al Burton and Byron Glore and Terrence McDonnell.
GSN, the Network for Games, is the only U.S. television network dedicated
to game-related programming and interactive game playing. The network
features game shows, reality series, documentaries, alternative sports and
casino games. As the industry leader in interactivity, GSN features 84 hours
per week of interactive programming, which allows viewers a chance to win
prizes by playing along with GSN's televised games via gsn.com. Reaching 56
million Nielsen homes, GSN is distributed in the U.S. through all major cable
systems and satellite providers. The network is jointly owned by Sony
Pictures Entertainment and Liberty Media Corporation. For further media
information, visit GSN's press website at corp.gsn.com.
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