GSN to Launch New Series

Game Show Network will resurrect 1980s show Press Your Luck in April
under a new title, Whammy! The All New Press Your Luck.

GSN ordered 65 episodes of the half-hour show, which will feature the same
game-playing format as its predecessor, which currently airs on the channel,
network sources said.

Todd Newton will host Whammy!, which will be produced by
FremantleMedia Ltd.

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.