GSN Acquires “Minute to Win It”; Series Debuts July 24th
GSN has a big name modern acquisition coming very soon. The network has just acquired the rights to the two-season long game Minute to Win It. GSN will begin airing the Guy Fieri-hosted game starting Tuesday, July 24th, at 7:00PM ET. This stack of episodes will replace the nightly marathon of The Newlywed Game. Each episode sees one person (or a team in the second series) attempt to beat ten stunts using household items for $1,000,000. The show is an American adaptation of ITV’s popular game show The Cube. Minute to Win It ran for two seasons and 69 episodes on NBC from 2010 to 2011. A Spanish-American revival, hosted by Marco Antonio Regil (who we have an interview with which is coming this Monday) begins this August on MundoFox.
I think it’s well established that we aren’t the biggest fans of the show, but it did moderately well by NBC’s standards and this is the type of show GSN’s core audience eats up, so great pickup by them. Anyone else excited to see it back? It should be interesting to see the show’s evolution from (let’s be honest) a massive Cube ripoff in tone during the first few episodes to the party-like atmosphere it gained towards the end. In case you forget, here’s a preview of the show courtesy of NBC. Also, just for the sake of proof, here’s a screenshot of the commercial announcing the pickup courtesy our Twitter follower @gaston1991. Be sure to follow us @buzzerblog for more exclusive news like this.