via press release:
The American Bible Challenge Finals
Air this Thursday, October 18 on GSN
FANS CAN PARTICIPATE IN LIVE online VIEWING EVENT during finale
Three Teams Compete For The $100,000 Grand Prize
Santa Monica, CA – October 16, 2012 – The final episode of GSN’s new hit show, THE AMERICAN BIBLE CHALLENGE, will air this Thursday, October 18, 2012. Three teams, each with their own unique story, are set to compete to become champions of the entire tournament and to win the grand prize of $100,000 for their charity. The series, hosted by comedian Jeff Foxworthy, was recently renewed for a second season set to air in 2013.
In addition, THE AMERICAN BIBLE CHALLENGE website will host an official viewing party called #TABCLive. During the finale, fans will be able to participate in a live chat and share pictures of their friends and family watching the show. The event will be featured here: http://GSNTV.COM/TABCLIVE
THE AMERICAN BIBLE CHALLENGE garnered the network’s highest delivery in its 17-year history with 1.7 million total viewers for its August 23rd series premiere. Factoring in the encore airing, the premiere episode was watched by over 2 million viewers. Since its debut, the series continues to grow and has now been seen by over 12 million total viewers.
The success of the show has extended to digital and social platforms with the launch of THE AMERICAN BIBLE CHALLENGE GAME for iPhone, iPad, Android, Kindle and Facebook, which currently has over 5 million gameplays, over 400,000 users and ranks as the #1 Bible trivia game. The game is also among the top 10 free trivia games on the iPhone.
Casting information for season two is now available on GSNTV.COM.
For additional contestant information, go to http://gsntv.com/shows/the-american-bible-challenge/team-announcement/.
TEAM JUDSON’S LEGACY
Hometown: Orange County, CA
Charity: Hunter’s Hope, an organization that, in partnership with Judson's Legacy, raises awareness and funds research for Krabbe Disease, an illness that Cristina and Drake's firstborn son battled
Team Members: Drake Levasheff (college administrator); Christina Levasheff (author); Dean Bobar (pastoral assistant). This highly spirited team consists of married couple Drake and Christina and their dear friend Dean who they met during a very life changing time. They have been rock solid friends ever since, and share a very unique and special bond.
THE FOOD FIGHTERS
Hometown: Sacramento, CA
Charity: Foodlink Inc., an organization that feeds the hungry in Sacramento
Team Members: Stephen Law (student); Michael Chen (assistant industrial hygienist); Ed Law (business owner). These three call themselves “the Jeremy Lins of Bible trivia.” Ed, who owns a window cleaning business, has always taught his six kids to lead a Christian life. His son Stephen is a high school sophomore who is passionate about knowing God. Michael is Stephen’s youth pastor and fellow competitor in bizarre eating contests.
THE BOYS NEXT DOOR
Hometown: Pasadena, CA
Charity: Oasis USA, an organization dedicated to ending human trafficking
Team Members: Drew Vinson (student); Sam Altis (student); Matthew Blanton (student). These buddies and neighbors may like to joke around, but when it comes to their weekly trivia events, they are serious competitors. Each grew up as a Christian, but didn’t come to the full realization of his faith until adulthood.
About THE AMERICAN BIBLE CHALLENGE
Comedian and author Jeff Foxworthy hosts THE AMERICAN BIBLE CHALLENGE, a one-hour game show in which contestants compete based on their knowledge of the Bible. Utilizing current as well as historical references, questions are drawn from the rich, dense narrative found in the world's best-selling book. The contestants share their compelling back-stories and each team plays for a charity. THE AMERICAN BIBLE CHALLENGE is produced by RelativityREAL for GSN, with RelativityREAL’s Tom Forman (“Extreme Makeover: Home Edition”) and Embassy Row’s Michael Davies (“The Newlywed Game,” “The Pyramid” “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire”) serving as Executive Producers on the project. Nick Stuart and Maura Dunbar of Odyssey Networks are Consulting Producers. Odyssey Networks is the country’s largest multi-faith coalition dedicated to producing and distributing media that creates understanding among people of different beliefs and perspectives. Jeff Foxworthy also serves as Producer with J.P. Williams and Jennifer Novak as Executive Producers.
GSN is a multimedia entertainment company that offers original and classic game programming and competitive entertainment via its 75-million subscriber television network and online game sites. GSN’s cross-platform content gives game lovers the opportunity to win cash and prizes, whether through GSN’s popular TV game shows or through GSN Digital’s free casual games, mobile and social games, and cash competitions. GSN is distributed throughout the U.S., Caribbean and Canada by all major cable operators, satellite providers and telcos. GSN and its subsidiary, WorldWinner.com, Inc., are owned by DIRECTV and Sony Pictures Entertainment. For further information, visit GSN at GSNTV.COM.