Ken Jennings Faces Ogi Ogas in the Final Match on GSN'S 'GRAND SLAM'
Legendary 'Jeopardy' Champion Takes On 'Who Wants To Be A Millionaire'
Winner In The Championship
Dennis Miller and Amanda Byram Host the Final on Saturday, September 8 at 7
PM on GSN
ANTA MONICA, Calif., Sept. 4 -- Sixteen of the top game
show contestants in the United States came together to challenge each
other's skills and intelligence on the fastest and most intense game show
ever created, GRAND SLAM. After 14 matches in the single elimination
tournament, two champions, Ken Jennings and Ogi Ogas remain standing. The
final match of the smartest game show on television is Saturday, September
8 at 7 PM ET/6 PM CT on GSN.
"The winner of the GRAND SLAM final will deserve to be called the game
show king," said Ogas. "I think I'll be the one."
Jennings responded with a laugh and added, "If I win, this is
definitely a coronation."
Jennings, the #2 seed in the tournament, is no stranger to winning
after a record 74 consecutive victories on "Jeopardy". On his way to the
GRAND SLAM final, he defeated #15 Victor Lee, (2007 "World Series of Pop
Culture" winner) in the first round, then beat #10 Phyllis Harris ("Wheel
of Fortune," "Card Sharks," "Millionaire" and other game shows winner) and
knocked off the upset specialist, #14 Michelle Kitt, who was the only
"Weakest Link" champion in the field in the semi-finals.
Ogas, a brain science graduate student at Boston University, is the #9
seed in the tournament. He defeated the #8 seed, #1 seed and #5 seed to
make it to the finals. In his opening match Ogas defeated Nancy Christy,
the first and only woman to win "Who Wants To Be a Millionaire," followed
by an upset of "Jeopardy" champion and top seed Brad Rutter and finally
"Twenty-One" champion David Legler in the semifinals.
The Jennings-Ogas winner will walk away with the $100,000 grand prize
and the coveted GRAND SLAM crystal trophy. Dennis Miller and Amanda Byram
are the hosts of GRAND SLAM. Pat Kiernan handles the role of questioner.
Michael Davies is the Executive Producer of GRAND SLAM.
Prior to the finals on Saturday, September 8, GSN is running a GRAND
SLAM marathon with all seven previous one-hour episodes of the tournament.
Leading off is Ken Jennings' opening round match at noon ET. The marathon
will lead up to the finals at 7 PM.