GSN Brings Back an Updated Version of the Classic Game Show 'I'VE GOT A SECRET' - Weeknight Series Premieres April 17 at 11 PM ET/PT
The Top-Rated Show From the '50's Returns to Prime Time Hosted by Bil Dwyer
and Featuring Frank DeCaro, Suzanne Westenhoefer, Jermaine Taylor and Billy
PASADENA, Calif., Jan. 13 -- GSN, the network for games, is
bringing back one of the most successful game shows of all-time, I'VE GOT A
SECRET. Premiering Monday, April 17 from 11:00-11:30 PM ET/PT, the updated
series will feature a panel with its own unique chemistry and will air Monday
through Friday in the time period. The announcement was made today at the
Television Critics Association's Winter Press Tour by Ian Valentine, Senior
Vice President of Programming, GSN.
"I am very excited to announce that GSN will air a fresh new version of
the popular game show, I'VE GOT A SECRET," said Valentine. "Our audience will
enjoy a smart, hilarious new panel, and a bevy of crazy and fun secrets."
Putting a new twist on an old classic, I'VE GOT A SECRET includes an
eclectic foursome including today's most outrageous comics, a Broadway dancer
and an ex Major League Baseball player.
I'VE GOT A SECRET is hosted by Bil Dwyer (EXTREME DODGEBALL, THAT 70'S
HOUSE), who is charged with keeping his panelists in line. The panelists
include Frank DeCaro (Sirius Radio's "The Frank DeCaro Show", "The Daily Show
with Jon Stewart"), Suzanne Westenhoefer ("Late Show with David Letterman",
"Politically Incorrect"), Jermaine Taylor (Broadway actor and dancer) and
Billy Bean (former outfielder for the Los Angeles Dodgers and Detroit Tigers).
For each game, the special guest whispers their secret to Dwyer while it
is also shown to the studio and at-home audience. Each panelist puts the
guest through the ringer for 40 seconds, asking a series of questions in order
to figure out their secret. If they are unsuccessful, the next panelist gets
their shot at cross-examining.
The original version of I'VE GOT A SECRET premiered in 1952 and ran for
15 years. Hosted by Garry Moore who was later replaced by Steve Allen, the
series moved into the top ten in the second year, remaining there for the next
four seasons, with its highest rating during 1957-58 when it ranked fifth.
I'VE GOT A SECRET is executive produced by Burt Dubrow ("The New Tom Green
Show," "Jerry Springer") and Jean Wiegman ("Trivia Unwrapped," "The New Tom
Green Show") for Burt Dubrow Productions.
GSN, the Network for Games, is the only U.S. television network dedicated
to game-related programming. The network features game shows, reality series,
documentaries and casino games. As the industry leader in interactivity, GSN
has allowed viewers to play-along with on-air programming via their computers
and GSN.com since 2002. Reaching more than 57 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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