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Sony Pictures Television Launches Game Show Network’s ‘Common Knowledge’ On Fox Stations This August
Culver City, CA – July 27, 2020 -- Sony Pictures Television (SPT) announced today that it is launching Game Show Network’s popular game show “Common Knowledge” in syndication on select Fox Television Group stations this August. As part of a four-week trial run starting August 3, the trivia-based program will air on Fox stations in eight markets including: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Phoenix, Tampa, Minneapolis, Orlando and Austin.
“This is the first time we have done a summer test, and we look forward seeing Joey Fatone host ‘Common Knowledge’ on the Fox Television stations this August,” said John Weiser, president, First Run Television, SPT.
“Common Knowledge,” which premiered on Game Show Network on January 14, 2019, is a game show that asks those practical, everyday questions that, in theory, everyone should know. In the program hosted by Joey Fatone (*NSYNC, “My Big Fat Greek Wedding”), two teams of three players consisting of friends, family and/or colleagues compete to answer multiple-choice questions in three rounds of play with the winning team going on to the bonus round to play for $10,000.
“‘Common Knowledge’ is a consistent performer for us and a fan favorite so we are excited to work with SPT for this summer test on Fox Television stations,” Fran Shea, executive vice president of programming and marketing, Game Show Network added. “We are dedicated to creating family-friendly, fun programming that you can turn on, play-along and watch no matter who is in the room.”
“Common Knowledge” is produced by Game Show Enterprises, LLC for Game Show Network with Tim Puntillo serving as executive producer.
About Sony Pictures Television
Sony Pictures Television (SPT) is one of the television industry’s leading content providers, producing, distributing and carrying programming worldwide in every genre and for every platform. In addition to managing one of the industry’s largest libraries of award-winning feature films, television shows and formats, SPT is home to a thriving global content business, operating 24 wholly-owned or joint-venture production companies in 12 countries, as well as linear and digital channels around the world. Sony Pictures Television is a Sony Pictures Entertainment Company.
About Game Show Network, LLC
Game Show Network, LLC (“Game Show Network”) is the leader in game show entertainment across multimedia, which presents original and classic game programming and skill-based competitive entertainment and games via its top 30** rated cable network, the digital ad supported network, Game Show Central, the GSNTV.com website and its position as one of the leading social casino games companies in the world at GSN.com. Game Show Network LLC’s cross-platform content gives game lovers the opportunity to win cash and prizes, through its popular TV game shows and GSN Games’ free casual games, mobile and social games, and skill-game tournaments. Game Show Enterprises, the production arm of the network, develops and produces hundreds of hours of original episodes, making Game Show Network the premiere destination for fun, family-friendly programming. Game Show Network is distributed throughout the U.S., Caribbean and Canada by all major cable operators, satellite providers and telcos. Game Show Network is owned by Sony Pictures Entertainment. For further information, please visit GSNTV.com.
**Source: Nielsen Media Research, NPower Time Period Report, P2+, Total Day, 12/31/2018 – 12/29/2019, CVG AA%, Game Show Network ranked against Ad-Supported Cable networks.
About FOX Television Stations
FOX Television Stations owns and operates 29 full power broadcast television stations in the U.S. These include stations located in nine of the top ten largest designated market areas (DMAs), and duopolies in 11 DMAs, including the three largest DMAs (New York, Los Angeles and Chicago). Of these stations, 18 are affiliated with the FOX Network. In addition to distributing sports, entertainment and syndicated content, our television stations collectively produce nearly 1,000 hours of local news every week. These stations leverage viewer, distributor and advertiser demand for the FOX Network’s national content.
Lisa Broock (SPT)