GSN to Revive 'Minute to Win It'
A 40-episode order has been given to the one-hour game show, which previously ran on NBC.
GSN will bring back the one-hour game show Minute to Win It.
The cable network has given a 40-episode order for Minute to Win It, with production beginning in March for a late 2013 launch. Episodes will be produced by Shine America, based on the format owned by sister company Friday TV.
“Minute to Win It is a buzzy, addictive and social media-friendly show, and we are excited to be producing 40 new hourlong episodes,” said Amy Introcaso-Davis, GSN's executive vp programming.
“Minute to Win It has become a global phenomenon, and we are thrilled to be bringing it to GSN's avid fan base,” said Eden Gaha, president of Shine America. “With original games and some timeless classics, our goal is to make this new season a family favorite.”
Minute to Win It ran on NBC from March 2010 to September 2011 and was hosted by Guy Fieri. In each episode, competitors, using everyday items, face 10 challenges that rise in difficulty. Each game has a one-minute time limit.
In 2012, GSN acquired off-network rights to air Minute to Win It reruns. Since its July debut, the show has ranked as its top program in the adults 18-34 demo.