March 10, 2020

Game Show Network’s New Expert Trivia Game Show, ‘MASTER MINDS’ Hosted by Brooke Burns Premieres April 6 at 4 PM ET

A Game of Trivia, Smarts, and Strategy: The 65-Episode Series Will See if Contestants Can Beat The Best Trivia Minds, Including ‘Jeopardy!’ G.O.A.T. Ken Jennings

MASTER MINDS, hosted by Emmy®-nominated Game Show Host Brooke Burns (“Baywatch”; “The Chase”) will debut on April 6 at 4:00 p.m. ET and air weekdays.

In MASTER MINDS, three contestants square off against three trivia Master Minds in multiple rounds of intense trivia competition. The lowest scoring player on each side is eliminated until the top competitor and top Master Mind are left standing and now must face off, head-to-head, in the Ultimate Trivia Challenge. If the contestant can get more questions correct than the Master Mind, they will win $10,000 and come back to challenge the Masters again. If they win three games in a row, they join the ranks of the Master Minds and will appear in future episodes.

Actress and Emmy®-nominated television host Brooke Burns began her career with breakout roles in “Ally McBeal,” “Baywatch,” and “Melrose Place.” In 2002, she made her game show hosting debut on NBC’s “Dog Eat Dog,” and went on to host ABC’s “You Deserve It” with Chris Harrison. From 2013-2015 Burns served as host of Game Show Network’s Emmy®-nominated and wildly popular UK-adapted trivia show, “The Chase,” where she was also nominated for an Emmy® as outstanding game show host. Burns is also known for her starring roles on the Hallmark and Lifetime Channels, currently for the original movie franchise “Gourmet Detective,” and earlier films “A Sister’s Revenge,” “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year,” and “Christmas Connection.”

The Master Minds the contestants will be facing are:

KEN JENNINGS, The Trivia Legend (Seattle, WA) – The Jeopardy! and trivia G.O.A.T. (Greatest Of All Time), Ken Jennings first set records in 2004 as the player with the longest winning streak (74 consecutive games) and most regular-season winnings ($2.52 million) in Jeopardy! history. In January of 2020, Ken made his trivia dominance official, beating out Jeopardy! greats Brad Rutter and James Holzhauer to be crowned the Jeopardy! Greatest of All Time. Once a computer programmer, today Jennings is the author of twelve books and the co-host of the podcast Omnibus. His favorite trivia categories are literature and movies, and his hobbies include hiking and painting. He lives in Seattle with his wife Mindy, two kids, and two dogs.

MUFFY MARRACCO, The Historian (Swarthmore, PA) – A tutor and writer of an original Lifetime movie, Muffy Marracco solidified her place in trivia history after winning on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire and The Chase. Marracco, whose favorite trivia category is American history, is ranked in the top 20% of players in the World Quizzing Championships. She is a graduate of Brown University and holds a Master of Swedish Social Studies from Stockholm University. Marracco has two rescue dogs and enjoys volunteering with a dog rescue group when not playing trivia or helping her students.

JONATHAN CORBBLAH, The Chess Wizard (Brooklyn, NY) – As a world class chess master, Jonathan Corbblah brings a unique strategy to his trivia exploits. Corbblah, whose favorite trivia category is geography, has won on Wheel of Fortune, The Chase, Who Wants To Be A Millionaire and Jeopardy!. When not playing chess or on a game show, this quiz bowl coach & Mensa member enjoys playing Scrabble, basketball, and poker.