GSN has ordered a 65-episode second season of original series Idiotest. Comedian Ben Gleib will return as host as well as producer. Idiotest is coming off three straight weeks of ratings increases. The first season of the quiz show nearly doubled its time period average (+82%) among women 18-49 year-to-year. This is the third freshman GSN series this year to earn a renewal, joining matchmaking show It Takes A Church and body painting competition Skin Wars.
Based on the popular app game, Idiotest features two pairs of contestants who face off in several rounds of rapid-fire questions that look deceptively simple but whose answers require a keen eye, quick mind and heightened sense of logic. Every question tests observation and attention to detail as much it does general knowledge. “Idiotest‘s fresh take on brain teasers has resulted in ratings success for GSN in every daypart, across all demographics” GSN’s EVP Programming Amy Introcaso-Davis said.
Idiotest is produced by Little Wooden Boat Productions. Executive producers are Mark Cronin of Little Wooden Boat; Adam Rosenblatt, Jamie Rosenblatt and Christian Horner of H2R Prods; Ryan Devlin and Shawn Greenson of He Shoots, He Scores Prods; and Larry Barron and Ryan Curtis.