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GSN Orders New Series 'Camouflage' from Disney's Buena Vista Productions
The new series is a "fast-paced game show of hidden word puzzles with cross-word type clues ranging from general knowledge to pop culture."

[via press release from GSN]

GSN Orders New Series 'CAMOUFLAGE' From Disney's Buena Vista Productions

Game Show Features Hidden Word Puzzles With Trivia Clues in an Addicting Play-Along Format

SANTA MONICA, Calif., March 28 -- GSN, the network for games, announced today that it has ordered 40 half-hour episodes of the new series, CAMOUFLAGE, an addictive hidden word puzzle and trivia game show from Disney's Buena Vista Productions. CAMOUFLAGE is the first collaboration between Buena Vista Productions and GSN.

In making the announcement, Jamie Roberts, GSN's Senior Vice President of Programming, commented: "I couldn't be more thrilled than to be in business with Buena Vista Productions on this smart, playful, first-class game show. For viewers, CAMOUFLAGE is easy to follow and the type of show that pulls you in so that you can't help but play-along."

Taping in Hollywood, CAMOUFLAGE is a fast-paced game show of hidden word puzzles with cross-word type clues ranging from general knowledge to pop culture. Contestants are shown letter puzzles and they must find the correct words hidden among the puzzle's decoy letters. The decoy letters drop one at a time but as they do the point value of the puzzle decreases, so speed is important. A sample of game play included the puzzle word, LAPTOPICFLOORING. The clue is "kitchen explosive." Reading left to right "popcorn" is revealed.

CAMOUFLAGE is executive produced by Terrence McDonnell and Jonathan Barry. Producers are currently casting the role of the host. The series is set to begin production the last week of May.

GSN is the entertainment industry leader in multi-platform interactive game programs. As the premier television network for games, GSN features challenging word games, high intensity casino programs, live participation shows, reality series and documentaries. GSN's programming includes original series such as "Chain Reaction," "Lingo" and "High Stakes Poker," as well as the classics "Jeopardy" and "Pyramid," among others. The network also introduced participation TV to America and its "PlayMania" block airs in late- night six nights per week. Complementing the network, GSN.com features all types of game play: innovative Flash games for fun, skill cash game tournaments and downloadable games. The website also features GSN's two- screen interactive play-along for prime time shows. Now reaching more than 62 million 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.

Buena Vista Productions (BVP) is a television development, production and programming division within The Walt Disney Company. BVP develops and produces non-scripted original programming for syndication, cable and primetime outlets, both within and outside The Walt Disney Company. BVP also provides creative oversight for some of Buena Vista Television's (BVT) programming, including "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire," with Emmy Award- winning host Meredith Vieira, and the acclaimed movie review show "Ebert & Roeper." BVT is the domestic television distribution arm of The Walt Disney Company.


  [march 2007]  


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