GSN renews ‘American Bible Challenge’

Gameshow net order new season of religious competish skein

GSN has renewed hit series “The American Bible Challenge” for a second season.

Religious competish skein, hosted by Jeff Foxworthy, is the gameshow cabler’s highest-rated original series of all time and features contestants competing based on their knowledge of the bible. Net ordered nine one-hour episodes for season two, slated to bow next year.

“You hear a lot about networks ‘taking risks,’ but so few really do it,” said Tom Forman, CEO of RelativityReal. RelativityReal produces the reality show. “We were thrilled when GSN truly tried something new and exciting with ‘The American Bible Challenge,’ and we couldn’t be happier that viewers responded.”

“Bible Challenge” preem in late August landed GSN 1.7 million viewers. Season one is currently still airing Thursdays at 8 p.m.

Since its debut, the “Bible Challenge” brand has extended across platforms with the launch of “The American Bible Challenge Game” for iPad, iPhone, Android, Kindle and Facebook.

“The American Bible Challenge” is exec produced by Forman and Embassy Row’s Michael Davies along with J.P. Williams and Jennifer Novak. Nick Stuart and Maura Dunbar are consulting producers for multi-faith coalition Odyssey Networks. Foxworthy also serves as a producer.

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