Are you ready for an exciting, family-friendly, Bible-based game show? If so, then you're in luck. Comedian Jeff Foxworthy is slated to host "The American Bible Challenge," a Christian-themed game show that will air on GSN (Game Show Network) this summer.
The show, which is being created as a collaborative project between GSN and the creators of "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition," will test contestants knowledge of Biblical themes. For believers and those who hold Christian ideals close to their hearts, the program will be a welcome addition to the array of often family-unfriendly programming on the small screen.
"The American Bible Challenge" won't merely focus upon questions designed to explore the past historical significance of scripture. It will, in fact, also delve into the ways in which history's best-selling book impacts contemporary culture, as teams compete in an effort to win monies for specified charities.
The show will feature competing cohorts comprised of three individuals who have solid knowledge of Christian themes, pop culture and other related ideals. Currently, the program is in the casting phase, as it seeks contestants from across America.
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It appears contestants will be selected on the basis of their backstories, because GSN says contestants are going to share them with viewers at home and the studio audience.
And teams of contestants will represent “worthy faith-based organizations,” said GSN, without elaborating as to how it planned to weed out the unworthy ones.
“I am excited to be hosting a show about the best-selling book of all time,” Foxworthy, who already hosts GSN’s “Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?” said in Wednesday’s announcement.
“It will be interesting to find out what people really know, and an opportunity to present the Bible in a fun and entertaining way,” Foxworthy added.
"This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to celebrate your faith, have fun with your friends, show off your Bible expertise, and potentially make an extraordinary difference to your favorite charity by winning money on its behalf," a press release for the show reads.
You can find out more about the show here.