GSN's All-New 'quiznation' to Feature 'Dancing with the Stars' Team This Friday, March 30
Host Shandi Finnessey Brings Dance Trainer Brian Fortuna with her to Host
Live Game Show
SANTA MONICA, Calif., March 29 -- GSN's late night live
call- in trivia game, "quiznation," will feature Shandi Finnessey and her
"Dancing with the Stars" partner Brian Fortuna giving away cash and prizes
this Friday, March 30 (12:00 - 2:00 AM, ET).
"Brian is master of the dance floor without a doubt and I love that he
has expressed an interest in seeing what it is like to host a live game
show," said Finnessey. "I'm excited to have him come see my world and we
have a lot of 'Playmaniacs' in Philadelphia, which is Brian's home town, so
it is sure to be a fun night."
Finnessey, a native of St. Louis, is dedicated to helping children and
people with disabilities and is diligent in her work to promote inclusion
of mentally challenged individuals into mainstream classrooms. Her proudest
achievement is her published children's book on this very subject titled
The Furrtails, to which Infinity Publishing awarded the distinguished AWMAD
for Authors Who Make a Difference. She is currently working on her second
children's book titled Suzanna the Banana.
"quiznation" features a variety of letter, number and word games where
viewers compete for cash and prizes by entering through text messaging,
GSN.com or calling 900/773-3333. This is an updated version of the original
"Playmania" program, which debuted in April last year.
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. 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.
Optimistic Entertainment develops, produces and distributes interactive
TV content and IP for its own and third party networks. Recent shows and
commissions include "Flipside TV," "Pop the Q," "Celebrity Soup" and "Play
Sudoku." The company was established in 2002 by Jasper Smith and David
Brook. Further information on Optimistic Entertainment can be found at