it takes a church

Announcement follows 'Bible Challenge's' breakout success on the net

GSN has greenlit matchmaking series “It Takes A Church,” slating the competition program for a mid-2014 debut.

With Natalie Grant serving as host, each episode of “Church” features members of a Christian congregation as they compete to help an unattached fellow parishioner find their match. GSN ordered eight episodes of the show from Authentic Entertainment.

“‘It Takes A Church’ is truly a competition show with heart, in every sense of the word,” said Amy Introcaso-Davis, exec veep of programming at the cabler. “With the breakout success of our original series ‘The American Bible Challenge,’ we have learned that audiences are clamoring to see people with their faith creating positive change in the world.”

Greenlight not only builds on GSN’s Christian-centric programming, but also continues to expand GSN’s brand beyond shiny floor gameshow formats and into the lifestyle competition space.

Tom Rogan, Lauren Lexton and Richard Hall are exec producing “It Takes A Church.”

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