GSN Premieres 'THAT'S THE QUESTION' to American Audiences October 2
'Entertainment Tonight' Vet Bob Goen Hosts New U.S. Version That Tests
Contestants' Word Skills and Trivia Knowledge
SANTA MONICA, Calif., Sept. 11 -- GSN is bringing the
highly-rated international game show, THAT'S THE QUESTION, to American
audiences starting Monday, October 2. Produced by Scott Sternberg
Productions and hosted by Bob Goen ("Entertainment Tonight," "Miss
Universe"), the fast-paced word game will air Monday thru Fridays from 6:00
- 6:30 PM, ET.
THAT'S THE QUESTION is a half-hour series that combines word scrambles
with a test of world history and pop culture trivia knowledge. Contestants
compete against each other in a race to discover a question.
Clues to the question are revealed by unscrambling words that contain
one extra letter, which is, upon being unscrambled correctly, dropped into
its proper place in the question, a la "Hangman." The players take turns
for the opportunity to unscramble clue words and guess what the question
is, while earning valuable points, which determine who goes to the final
round. The winner's score is translated into seconds of time they are
allocated to try to correctly identify a question and its correct answer in
the grand finale. If they are successful, their prize goes from $500 to
Widely popular in numerous countries around the globe, THAT'S THE
QUESTION is currently setting ratings records in the Netherlands,
Switzerland and France.
Goen, who served as host of "Entertainment Tonight" from 1993 to 2004,
began his broadcast career as a sportscaster and then made the transition
to his life-long dream: hosting game shows. Among his credits are "Wheel of
Fortune" and "The Hollywood Game." He is also known globally from hosting
the "Miss Universe," "Miss USA," and "Miss Teen USA" pageants.
Widely acknowledged for his success in producing a variety of
television genres, Sternberg's credits include such top-rated hits as
"Hollywood Squares," "Love Connection," "Rock and Roll Jeopardy," "The
Extreme Gong Show" and "Wheel of Fortune for Kids." Among his most recent
projects are "Square Off," "Sunday Morning Shootout," "My First Time" and
"Spying on Myself."
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 and casino
games. As the industry leader in interactivity, GSN features over 133 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. Now
reaching over 60 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
About Scott Sternberg Productions
Scott Sternberg Productions is a full service television production
company focusing on unscripted programming. Emmy-award winning CEO, Scott
Sternberg, founded Scott Sternberg Productions in 1991. The firm provides
content to broadcast and cable networks, web portals and satellite radio
stations. Scott Sternberg Productions also produces branded content for
major non-broadcast entities. No Studio Entertainment and Spanglish
Entertainment are wholly owned subsidiaries of Scott Sternberg Productions.
Both produce regional and local programs, with Spanglish Entertainment
providing content for Spanish language outlets. Scott Sternberg Productions
is located at Raleigh Studios in Hollywood, CA.