GSN ANNOUNCES PREMIERE OF "THE CHASE" ON TUESDAY, AUGUST 6 AT 9:00 P.M.
New Original Series
Stars Global Quiz Champion "The Beast"
in a Trivia 'Battle Of Brains.'
Hosted by Brooke Burns and
Produced by ITV Studios America
June 18, 2013 (Santa Monica, CA) - GSN announced today the premiere date for its original series THE CHASE, a one-hour quiz show in which three contestants battle in a fast-paced quiz competition against an all-knowing opponent, The Beast. THE CHASE will premiere on GSN on Tuesday, August 6, at 9:00 P.M. ET/PT.
At 8:00 P.M. ET/PT, GSN will air a new episode of MINUTE TO WIN IT with host Apolo Anton Ohno, followed by two new original episodes of THE CHASE starting at 9:00 P.M. ET/PT.
Based on the hit U.K. show of the same name, GSN's THE CHASE is hosted by actress and television host Brooke Burns, known for her starring roles on "Baywatch" and "Melrose Place" and for her hosting duties on the game show "Dog Eat Dog" (now airing on GSN) and on the GSN pilot "Where Have You Been All My Life?" She was last seen in the starring role of the Lifetime movie "A Sister's Revenge." Joining Burns on the show as the formidable Beast is Mark Labbett, one of the original "Chasers" in the UK version and-at 6'7" and 370 lbs, with degrees from Oxford, Exeter and Glamorgan universities-a quiz giant in every way.
ABOUT THE CHASE
You can run, but you cannot hide, The Beast is always coming after you. In THE CHASE, a team of three contestants attempts to amass as much money as possible by answering quick-fire questions in a 60-second round. The money earned will go towards a team bank. Why the urgency? Because The Beast is always lurking, ready to pounce. The Beast - quite simply -- is a quiz genius. The job of this intimidating presence is to catch each contestant by answering more questions than his opponents to ensure they are not able to bank their money. It's a role he executes with ruthless efficiency. In the final round, the teammates who have survived the initial chase collectively play against The Beast in an epic David vs. Goliath battle for the entire amount that they have banked.
THE CHASE is produced by ITV Studios America with Bob Boden (Don't Forget the Lyrics, Family Game Night, Greed) serving as Executive Producer.
GSN is a multimedia entertainment company that offers original and classic game programming and competitive entertainment via its 77-million subscriber television network and online game sites. GSN's cross-platform content gives game lovers the opportunity to win cash and prizes, whether through GSN's popular TV game shows or through GSN Digital's free casual games, mobile and social games, and cash competitions. GSN is distributed throughout the U.S., Caribbean and Canada by all major cable operators, satellite providers and telcos. GSN and its subsidiary, WorldWinner.com, Inc., are owned by Sony Pictures Entertainment and DIRECTV. For further information, please visit GSNTV.com.
About ITV Studios America:
ITV Studios America, the U.S. based production entity of ITV Studios in the UK, is one of the largest international producers for the U.S. market and a major force in acquiring, developing and producing reality and scripted programming for U.S. networks. ITV Studios America has a slate of series in production with major networks and syndicators, including Hell's Kitchen, Kitchen Nightmares, The First 48, After the First 48, Four Weddings, Four Houses, The Car Chasers, Kentucky Bidders, The Chase, The Mathis Project, The Bill Cunningham Show, America Now and The Jeremy Kyle Show.
ITV Studios is a world leader in television production and distribution. It has international production centers in the UK, Germany, France, the Nordics and Australia as well as America. It is a distributor of programs to all regions worldwide. The company also recently announced a major acquisition to the ITV Studios group of leading US production company High Noon Entertainment, which follows the US acquisition last year of Gurney Productions, producers of Duck Dynasty. For further information visit: http://www.itvstudios.com/us.