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Title: GSN picks up "Winsanity"
Post by: weaklink75 on November 18, 2015, 12:00:28 PM
http://deadline.com/2015/11/winsanity-gsn-game-show-donald-faison-host-1201627847/

(Merged 2 separate threads into one. - RS)
Title: GSN green-lights "Winsanity"
Post by: colonial on November 18, 2015, 12:00:45 PM
The game, hosted by Donald Faison ("Scrubs"), features contestants winning prizes for themselves and members of the studio audience by answering questions by ranking facts in numerical order.

Forty episodes ordered, scheduled to tape next year ...

http://deadline.com/2015/11/winsanity-gsn-game-show-donald-faison-host-1201627847/


JD
Title: Re: GSN green-lights "Winsanity"
Post by: JayDLewis on November 18, 2015, 07:01:40 PM
All aboard!! The love  prize train.
Title: Re: GSN picks up "Winsanity"
Post by: Matt Ottinger on November 20, 2015, 04:15:49 PM
Points to this thread for getting posted seventeen seconds before the other one.

/Yes, it's a game.  Everything's a game.
Title: Re: GSN picks up "Winsanity"
Post by: BillCullen1 on May 16, 2016, 11:55:07 AM
Bumping this thread.

We have a premiere date. Thursday, June 9. Be there, aloha!
Title: Re: GSN picks up "Winsanity"
Post by: BillCullen1 on June 10, 2016, 12:33:06 AM
So did anyone see either or both of the eps GSN aired tonight?  I'll avoid spoilers, but I thought it was pretty decent.
Title: Re: GSN picks up "Winsanity"
Post by: TLEberle on June 10, 2016, 12:42:10 AM
I'll get to it when I get home. I suppose it's an interesting way to wean the cable-viewing public on the idea of Aussie TPIR's showcase round.

/the format is fun enough, though I think some of the elements lose their magic when we can see them happening. Plus I'm not crazy about the gal who is the announcer/sidekick-she annoys me the same way JD Roberto did as TPIR announcer.
//I have no idea how the wrist band technology works, but I was impressed by it. It reminds me a whole lot of how The Better Sex would have done the end game in some alternate universe.
Title: Re: GSN picks up "Winsanity"
Post by: BillCullen1 on June 10, 2016, 02:13:07 PM
Basically, you try to put things in chronological order. Four rounds. There's an on-stage contestant and random audience members trying to win prizes. If the on-stage contestant screws up, they are replaced. A contestant with a perfect game gets a car. The host is pretty good, considering it's his first time hosting (that I'm aware of). I can deal with the hostess/announcer. One minor quibble I have is that the volume level of the audience makes TPIR looks tame.

I think overall this is one of GSN's better shows.
Title: Re: GSN picks up "Winsanity"
Post by: BillCullen1 on July 04, 2016, 01:52:13 PM
So, has anyone seen an episode of this show?
Title: Re: GSN picks up "Winsanity"
Post by: BrandonFG on July 04, 2016, 01:56:58 PM
No cable over here, so all I have to go on is a preview clip from Youtube. Seems like a fun show with a lot of play along value.

Something about the energy seems a tad bit forced, though. Not on the level of (insert Endemol game show from the late-2000s), but just a hair...

Donald Faison could turn down the volume a little, as well.
Title: Re: GSN picks up "Winsanity"
Post by: jjman920 on July 05, 2016, 10:31:53 AM
I've uploaded an episode to YouTube so a friend could view it, but left it unlisted. I'll post it in the video section today.
Title: Re: GSN picks up "Winsanity"
Post by: TLEberle on July 05, 2016, 10:38:55 AM
Something about the energy seems a tad bit forced, though. Not on the level of (insert Endemol game show from the late-2000s), but just a hair...
Maybe when Oprah gives away crap?

I'm glad that it's more than just the Showcase round from TPIR in Australia, but I think like Power of Ten and Millionaire I'm doing it wrong by watching solo.