Fox TV Stations Acquire 'Common Knowledge' for Four-Week Test

Joey Fatone hosts SPT's 'Common Knowledge' (Image credit: Sony Pictures Television)

Sony Pictures Television and the Fox Television Stations are partnering on a four-week test of off-Game Show Network’s Common Knowledge starting Aug. 3, the partners said Monday.

The trivia-based show hosted by *Nsync’s Joey Fatone will air on Fox stations in eight markets including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Phoenix, Tampa, Minneapolis, Orlando and Austin. In it, two teams of three players who already know each other compete to answer multiple-choice questions covering practical, everyday things that -- in theory -- everyone should already know. The teams face off in three rounds with the winning team proceeding to a bonus round to play for $10,000.

Common Knowledge is a consistent performer for us and a fan favorite so we are excited to work with SPT for this summer test on Fox Television stations,” said Fran Shea, executive vice president of programming and marketing, Game Show Network, in a statement. “We are dedicated to creating family-friendly, fun programming that you can turn on, play-along and watch no matter who is in the room.”

Another off-Game Show Network program, America Says, ran for one year in syndication but will end its run after this season.

Common Knowledge is produced by Game Show Enterprises, LLC for Sony Pictures Television-owned Game Show Network with Tim Puntillo serving as executive producer. 

Paige Albiniak

Contributing editor Paige Albiniak has been covering the business of television for nearly 25 years. She is a longtime contributor to Next TV, Broadcasting + Cable and Multichannel News. She concurrently serves as editorial director for entertainment marketing association Promax. She has written for such publications as TVNewsCheck, The New York Post, Variety, CBS Watch and more. Albiniak was B+C’s Los Angeles bureau chief from September 2002 to 2004, and an associate editor covering Congress and lobbying for the magazine in Washington, D.C., from January 1997-September 2002.