GSN's 'The Chase' and 'It Takes a Church' Renewed

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"The Chase's" Brooke Burns and Mark Labbett

Both unscripted shows are returning next year

GSN is bringing back two shows.

The game show network has renewed the Brooke Burns-hosted The Chase for a 20-episode fourth season and matchmaking competition series It Takes a Church for an eight-episode second season. Both shows will return in 2015.

The Chase, which has seen its ratings grow double-digits among total viewers and adults 18-49 and 25-54 since last August’s debut, features Mark Labbett (“The Beast”), who faces down contestants in the ultimate trivia challenge. ITV Studios America produces the show, based on the U.K. format, with Bob Boden, Michael Kelpie and Martin Scott executive producing.

It Takes a Church features Christian congregations across the U.S. in a matchmaking competition to help a single congregant find his/her partner. Like The Chase, It Takes a Church’s ratings have grown substantially — the most among women 18-34 and women 18-49 — compared to GSN’s usual time-period average. Tom Rogan, Lauren Lexton and Curnal Aulisio are executive producers on the Authentic Entertainment production with Sean Kelly as consulting producer.

The Chase and It Takes a Church reflect GSN’s commitment to programming all types of games, from shiny floor to competition elimination,” said Amy Introcaso-Davis, executive vp programming at GSN. “We’re delighted with the quality, reach and growth of these two original series.”

GSN’s original programming portfolio includes the newly ordered traveling game show The Line, hosted by Candace Bailey and Jeff Davis, body-painting competition show Skin Wars and celebrity game show Mind of a Man.

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