GSN Acquires Primetime Network Game Show 'SHOW ME THE MONEY'
William Shatner-Hosted Skein Airs on GSN Beginning Tuesday, June 12 at 8PM
and Includes Two Unaired Episodes
SANTA MONICA, Calif., May 22 -- GSN has acquired rights to
SHOW ME THE MONEY, the high-energy game show hosted by William Shatner. It
will air on GSN Tuesdays at 8 PM beginning June 12. The seven episodes
include two which never aired during ABC's original 2006 run. These
never-before-seen episodes will make their television premiere on GSN July
17 and July 24.
Produced by Endemol USA and distributed by Disney-ABC Domestic
Television, SHOW ME THE MONEY features Shatner as master of ceremonies with
"Million-dollar Dancers" as his on-stage helpers and spontaneous dance
"SHOW ME THE MONEY is the perfect marriage of a game show and a variety
show," said Jamie Roberts, Senior VP, Programming, GSN. "We think our
viewers will enjoy this winning combination."
SHOW ME THE MONEY features contestants answering a series of trivia
questions. After each answer, contestants choose from among thirteen
beautiful dancers on stage, all of which are holding a scroll with a dollar
amount printed on it. If the contestant's answer to the question is
correct, the recently-revealed dollar amount is added to their pot.
Conversely, if they answer incorrectly, the dollar amount is subtracted
from their winnings. The dollar amounts on each scroll vary greatly,
intensifying the drama and the need for correct answers; depending on which
dancer the contestant chooses, even seemingly huge gains can be decimated
in an instant. Contestants are also required to continue playing until all
dancers have been called upon, allowing no opportunity to play cautiously
by calling it quits while they are ahead.
Host William Shatner, best-known for originating the role of Captain
James T. Kirk in the iconic 1960s Star Trek series currently stars in his
Emmy-winning role as Denny Crane on "Boston Legal." SHOW ME THE MONEY was
executive produced by Mike Nichols.
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. Now reaching more than 63 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.
Disney-ABC Domestic Television
Disney-ABC Domestic Television is the domestic distribution arm of The
Walt Disney Company, providing motion pictures and television programming
to pay cable, basic cable, video-on-demand (VOD), pay-per-view (PPV),
mobile, broadband and broadcast television. Disney-ABC Domestic Television
is a wholly owned subsidiary of Disney Enterprises, Inc.