Game Show Net Originals Win Extensions

Game Show Network announced Thursday it has commissioned additional
episodes for two of its new original game shows.

Friend or Foe will add 40 episodes, while Russian Roulette will increase its episode output by 65,
according to the network.

The new episodes will launch late September/early October.

In other news, the network's much-touted Lingo series earned a 0.5 rating during its Aug. 5
prime-time debut.

An early 1 p.m. sneak preview of the series performed even better at with a
0.6 rating, said the network.

The network
continues to air Lingo twice a day at
1 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

R. Thomas Umstead

R. Thomas Umstead serves as senior content producer, programming for Multichannel News, Broadcasting + Cable and Next TV. During his more than 30-year career as a print and online journalist, Umstead has written articles on a variety of subjects ranging from TV technology, marketing and sports production to content distribution and development. He has provided expert commentary on television issues and trends for such TV, print, radio and streaming outlets as Fox News, CNBC, the Today show, USA Today, The New York Times and National Public Radio. Umstead has also filmed, produced and edited more than 100 original video interviews, profiles and news reports featuring key cable television executives as well as entertainers and celebrity personalities.