GSN Greenlights 2 Original Series, 3 Pilots, Acquires ‘Man Vs Fly’

GSN announced it has greenlit two new original series Steampunk’d and Lie Detectors and 3 pilots — a spinoff of its hit competition series Skin Wars, horror-themed game show Hellevator and brain-twisting game show Winsanity, at its upfront today in NYC. The network also acquired 50 episodes of interstitial series Man Vs Fly.

Steampunk’d, is a skill-based competition series celebrating the talented artists and designers who create in the genre called Steampunk, a popular vein of science fiction and fantasy that fuses modern technology with the romance of Victorian Age aesthetics, turning everyday objects into works of art. Lie Detectors is hosted by Australian media personality and comedian Rove McManus, In each round, a panel of three comedians presents to a studio audience outrageous “facts,” but only one of them is telling the truth. The audience member who guesses which comic is telling the truth correctly the most, and in the fastest time, earns a chance to play for the cash prize. Produced by Jim Co.

Returning series in 2015 are body competition Skin Wars, hosted by Rebecca Romijn, game shows The Chase, featuring Brooke Burns and Mark “The Beast” Labbett, and Idiotest, hosted by comedian Ben Gleib, recently picked up for a 65-episode second season; hit dating show It Takes A Church, which launches its second season on March 26; and previously announced Baggage On The Road, a traveling version of the network’s hit series, Baggage, hosted by Jerry Springer.

SN has acquired 50 three-minute episodes of the interstitial series Man Vs Fly which will run on air; GSN also will put the show into half-hour series development. In Man Vs Fly, brave human warriors are placed into a sealed white box with a cunning, dastardly housefly. Every contestant is allowed one weapon of choice to aid in battle and each has only 60 seconds to bring down the fly, or leave in disgrace. Two will enter…but only one will leave. It’s produced by SPT’s UK JV Gogglebox Entertainment. Also in development is Window Warriors (working title) a window design competition show in which artists will vie for the chance to design the annual holiday display at a major department store. Michael Levitt Prods (Skin Wars) produces.

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