Jeff Foxworthy, the hugely popular Alpharetta-based comic, had so much success with “Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?” that he has latched onto another game show: GSN’s “The American Bible Challenge.”
The pilot will shoot in Los Angeles next week. GSN is not a big network so the fact it’s committing money to even shoot a pilot means the odds are very good it will become a series.
According to the press release, “The American Bible Challenge” will pit contestants on their knowledge of the Bible. Each team will be playing for a “worthy faith-based organization.” In other words, it’s for charity.
Foxworthy himself couldn’t be reached for comment but provided this note in the release:
“I am excited to be hosting a show about the bestselling book of all time. It will be interesting to find out what people really know, and an opportunity to present the Bible in a fun and entertaining way.”
The production company, RelativityREAL, also produces “Police Women” for TLC, “Coming Home” for Lifetime, and “The Great Food Truck Race” for Food Network, among others.
Foxworthy’s “Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?” opened with huge numbers on Fox in 2007 and ran for three seasons. It then went to syndication for two seasons from 2009 through last year.
By Rodney Ho, Radio & TV Talk