[03/28/06 - 12:00 AM]
GSN Premieres New Original Series 'I'Ve Got a Secret' Featuring Host Bil Dwyer and Four Funny Panelists Including Frank Decaro, Billy Bean, Suzanne Westenhoefer and Jermaine Taylor

[via press release from GSN]

GSN Premieres New Original Series 'I'VE GOT A SECRET' Featuring Host Bil Dwyer and Four Funny Panelists Including Frank DeCaro, Billy Bean, Suzanne Westenhoefer and Jermaine Taylor

New Series Includes Special Celebrity Guests Tom Bergeron, Adam West and Tom Green Among Others

SANTA MONICA, Calif., March 28 -- Expect 30 minutes of the unexpected when the most revealing game show on television, GSN's I'VE GOT A SECRET premieres weeknights beginning Monday, April 17 at 11:30PM EST.

Paying homage to one of the longest running and popular game shows, the series takes viewers back in time to the classic panel show, with the updated version showcasing the swankiest fashions, a retro set, and four comical panelists who will say almost anything to discover the secrets of our guests. It's funny and smart, but beware -- no one's secrets are safe!

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 cast of characters on the panel include Frank DeCaro (Sirius Radio's "The Frank DeCaro Show," "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart"), Billy Bean (former outfielder for the Los Angeles Dodgers and Detroit Tigers), Suzanne Westenhoefer ("Late Show with David Letterman," "Politically Incorrect") and Jermaine Taylor (Broadway actor and dancer).

During each half-hour show, the guest whispers their secret to Dwyer while it is also shown to the live studio-audience and home viewer. Each panelist puts the guest through the ringer for 40 seconds, asking yes or no questions to figure out their secret. If they are unsuccessful, the next panelist gets their shot at cross-examining. Should the guest stump the panel, they walk away with cash and prizes.

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 58 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.


Web Site: http://www.gsn.com

  [march 2006]  


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