Friday, August 24, 2012

On The Air: American Bible Challenge (2012)

You've probably seen ads on some of your favorite websites promoting a Bible trivia series for kids, What's In The Bible?, from the creators of VeggieTales. Now comes a game show that gives adults the same opportunity to test their knowledge of the Good Book.

The American Bible Challenge bowed Thursday on GSN, pitting three teams against each other. It may look like a typical game, but at the end of the night, it really isn't. The winners forward their winnings to a favorite charity, such as a Christian organization like Samaritan's Purse. Actor-comedian Jeff Foxworthy cut his teeth as a game show host with Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?, the rerun rights of which are partially held by GSN, which airs it in a marathon block on Sundays at last check. In this video, from the GSN YouTube channel, Foxworthy explains why he landed the gig:

Actual episode footage, at least what's already been aired, isn't available on YouTube just yet. What I can tell you, though, is that you're in for a rollicking good ol' time. There's an 8-voice choir putting a fresh, up-tempo spin on gospel standards leading in and out of commercial breaks, and if that doesn't keep you from changing channels during commercials, I don't know what does.

Seeing some of the topic titles appear on the screen on the opener, I wondered if they hired some of the writers for Win Ben Stein's Money, because the puns were that bad.......!

Rating: A++.

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