GSN Adds Hosts to 'PLAYMANIA' Late Night Participation TV Block
Jeff Thisted and Angelle Tymon Join Veterans Shandi Finnessey and Jessica
York as Hosts of 'quiznation' and '100 Winners'
Thisted Makes His Debut May 18 as Part of Bob Barker Tribute
SANTA MONICA, Calif., May 18 -- GSN's stable of hosts for
its late night participation TV programming block, PLAYMANIA, has grown and
now includes Shandi Finnessey, Jessica York, Jeff Thisted and Angelle
Tymon. "100 Winners" and "quiznation" can be seen Tuesday through Sundays
from 12:00 to 2:00 AM, ET. Thisted, who also works on "The Price is Right,"
makes his debut on Friday, May 18 as part of a special tribute to Bob
Barker's contribution to television game shows.
"quiznation" features a variety of letter, number and word games;
trivia games and more for viewers to call in with their answers for cash
and prizes. "100 Winners" allows contestants who answer trivia and game
questions correctly to choose from one of 100 safe deposit boxes from the
GSN vault, each containing a hidden prize.
The hosts will all appear on both series. Finnessey is a former Miss
USA from 2004 and also co-hosts LINGO with Chuck Woolery. York can also be
seen on RSN and Tymon is a recent college graduate and was a member of the
behind-the-scenes team of PLAYMANIA.
Both "100 Winners" and "quiznation" are produced by Game Show
Enterprises in conjunction with the U.K.'s Optimistic Media.
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 boasts America's first live participation TV program "PlayMania,"
which airs in late-night six times a 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.