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GSN Orders Traveling Game Show 'The Line'

Game Show Network said it greenlit a new traveling game show, The Line, from High Noon Entertainment, that will begin in Nashville by shooting five episodes, beginning on July 19. The show is slated for a fourth quarter launch, GSN said.

Hosted by Jeff Davis (Whose Line is it Anyway?) and Candace Bailey (Attack of the Show), the show offers hundreds of people the chance to win cash and prizes by playing "outrageous games" while waiting in a line for their shot at answering a series of trivia questions. Those who make it to the front of the line vie to win a jackpot that grows each time a contestant fails to answer his or her eight questions, the network said.

“The goal of The Line is to take the joy of game directly to communities across the country and we are so excited that GSN’s first stop is Nashville,” Amy Introcaso-Davis, GSN's EVP of programming and development, said in a release. “We have taken something most people dislike – waiting in line – and turned it into the most fun you have ever had, with cash, prizes and 500 new friends.”

"We love creating game formats and this one is terrific because it combines both the intellectual and the physical, as well as dual gameplay that takes place both inside the vault and outside in line," executive producer Jim Berger, CEO of High Noon Entertainment, said in the release.

GSN this summer will premiere new reality series Skin Wars on Wednesday, Aug. 6, at 9 p.m. ET, and competition show Idiot Test on Tuesday, Aug. 12, 8 p.m. ET.

Kent Gibbons
Kent Gibbons

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