GSN Unveils Development Slate

Jul 15, 2005  •  Post A Comment

On the second day of the cable portion of the semiannual Television Critics Association press tour, GSN announced a development slate of seven new series, including two new poker offerings.

“We’re deepening our commitment to casino game programming while broadening our development slate to include new hybrid genres that merge games with psychological thrillers and stunt shows,” Ian Valentine, senior VP of programming for GSN, said Thursday.

The new series include:

  • “Annie Duke Takes On the World”: Four amateur poker players take on top pro Annie Duke. Executive producers are Andrew Golder (“Win Ben Stein’s Money,” “Celebrity Blackjack”) and Ms. Duke.

  • “I’ve Got a Secret”: The return of the classic panel show, in which a contestant tries to determine a secret about three panelists, but with a modern twist: all the panelists are gay. From Burt Dubrow Productions.

  • “Phil Hellmuth Poker”: A series teaching amateur poker players new skills through physical and mental challenges hosted by “poker brat” Phil Hellmuth. R.J. Cutler, Mr. Hellmuth, Bob Soderstrom and Andy Bellin are the executive producers.

  • “24 Hours in Vegas”: A reality game series in which players must work Las Vegas grunt jobs — such as parking valet and bellhop — to earn money for casino games. Gavin Polone from Pariah Productions is the executive producer along with Julie Pizzi and Patty Ivins of PB&J.

  • “Chokers”: A weekly documentary series about teams, companies and individuals who “choked” at critical moments. Scott Stone is executive producer.

  • “Your Worst Nightmare”: A weekly thriller game that puts three friends in the country’s scariest venues competing for a prize. Produced by Hallock Healey Entertainment.

  • “Wet”: A physical competition game in which human and dolphin contestants face off in water-based games. Produced by Mindless Entertainment.