GSN Braces for Chain Reaction

Michael Davies, the successful game-show producer responsible for such hits as Who Wants to Be a Millionaire,will update 1980s game show Chain Reaction for GSN.

The network ordered 65 episodes from Davies. The series will debut on the channel in primetime in the third quarter, with half-hour episodes.

Chain Reaction is the first of a three-show agreement between Davies and GSN, which the network announced last year.

The game, to be taped in New York, offers a list of seven words, with the first and last words revealed. Contestant teams change one letter of each word in the chain to get to the last word. To change the game from the format used by NBC during the game's run two decades ago, Davies will pit men versus women in the teams.