A new Bible trivia game show is set to premier Thursday on GSN.
Host Jeff Foxworthy says the family-friendly show celebrates the
Bible's place in American culture.
From the creators of "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" comes "The American Bible Challenge." Comedian and
author Jeff Foxworthy serves as host and tells OneNewsNow Bible
enthusiasts from across the country compete to raise money for
their favorite charities.
Foxworthy, currently seen on
GSN in his role as host of "Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?",
will utilize current and historical references and pose questions
from narratives found in the world's bestselling book.
"It'll be respectful, but you can still have fun, and you can
still make this thing relevant, and you can make it contemporary,"
he shares. "We really worked hard to do that, and I think we did.
If everybody was out loving on people in their community like these
people that are contestants, it would be a better world. It'd be a
world where you weren't looking to the government to fix every
problem, because we'd be fixing a lot of them."
The top weekly prize is $20,000, with the grand finale reaching
$100,000. 18 teams will kick off "The American Bible Challenge,"
competing to support various organizations and Christian
Three teams will compete in each of the first six episodes. The
winning teams from each of those six episodes will advance to play
in two semi-final games. At the end of the final round, one team
will be named champions.
"The thing that sold me on the show was nobody's playing for
themselves; nobody's trying to win a dime for themselves,"
Foxworthy says. "They're taking all this money and they're loving
on somebody in their community, whether it's a food bank or a youth
crisis center. If you read the Bible, the only people Jesus ever
got upset with were the Pharisees. They had all that head
knowledge, but they had no heart knowledge."
"The American Bible Challenge" premiers on GSN Thursday, August
23 at 8:00 p.m. (EST). Interested viewers can play the game on
Facebook, or download it onto an iPhone, iPad, or Android