UPDATED FEB. 4: “Minute to Win It” Being Revived for GSN
UPDATE, February 4th: GSN formally announced this via a press release today. Additional information to note is that the program’s top prize has been lowered to $100,000. Shine America, the new name for one of the show’s original production companies, will be producing this version as well with Vin Rubino as executive producer. The show begins taping next month and will premiere later in the year.
We’ve been sitting on this one for a couple of days, but we finally have confirmation and can share this exclusive story. GSN is beginning to cast contestants for a revival/continuation of the popular stunt series Minute to Win It. The word we are hearing is that they have ordered 40 hour-long episodes of the program. The casting notice advertises that the program will be played with teams of two competing for a “huge” cash prize, continuing with the format of teams playing that was adopted later in the program’s network run. As of right now, it is unknown if Guy Fieri will continue with his role as host of the program, but it is unlikely. Contestants over 21 in the Southern California area interested in playing should send an email to email@example.com.
Minute to Win It aired 70 episodes on NBC from 2010 to 2011 and a successful Spanish-language version has aired on MundoFOX since 2012. The primetime series saw individual contestants, later teams, try up to 10 increasingly difficult stunts for a shot at up to $1,000,000. The jackpot for the GSN version is expected to be lowered. GSN acquired repeats of Minute to Win It in July of last year, bringing success to the late afternoon and Tuesday evening portions of the schedule. This marks at least the 9th revival or continuation of a game show GSN has ordered in the network’s history, the most recent being The Pyramid in Fall 2012. Are you looking forward to seeing Minute to Win It back on American TV with new episodes?