April 11, 2016


Political Pundits From Both Sides of the Aisle Take a Humorous Look at the News As They Face Off In Politically-Oriented Brain Teasers; IDIOTEST’s Ben Gleib Hosts, POPSUGAR Partners

April 11, 2016, SANTA MONICA, Calif. — GSN, the leader in game shows and competitive entertainment, announced today a new half-hour special event, combining its hit series IDIOTEST with America’s obsession with all things politics.  POLITICAL IDIOTEST, produced in association with POPSUGAR, one of the strongest media brands among millennials, will air Wednesday, April 20 at 11pm ET/PT. 

POLITICAL IDIOTEST, hosted by comedian and political commentator Ben Gleib, features pundits from both sides of the aisle facing off in a series of games and politically-oriented brain teasers, leading to a satirical commentary on the news of the day.  The topics of the brain teasers are ripped from the headlines since the show will tape the same day it airs. 

Frequent political commentator for NPR, CNN and ABC News, Ben Gleib – who also hosts IDIOTEST – brings his passion for politics and a unique point-of-view to the special.  "This election has Americans talking about some really important things, but also a lot of really dumb things.  We hope to use this show to try and make some sense of the two,” explains Gleib. “Politics and ‘Idiotest’ are a perfect match, because in politics there's no shortage of idiots." 

Gleib also serves as an executive producer on POLITICAL IDIOTEST, along with Barry Poznick of Barracuda Productions, Jordan Allen of POPSUGAR, Mark Cronin of Little Wooden Boat Productions, Adam Rosenblatt, Jamie Rosenblatt and Christian Horner of H2R Productions, Ryan Devlin and Shawn Greenson of He Shoots, He Scores Productions, Larry Barron and Ryan Curtis.

POLITICAL IDIOTEST, like IDIOTEST, is based on the highly popular app game and gives two contestants the opportunity to face off in several rounds of visual brain teasers that look deceptively simple, but whose answers actually require a keen eye, quick mind and heightened sense of logic. Each question in the special will have a political theme and involves a fun, colorful and often whimsical scene that tests observation and attention to detail.  Contestants play the game on giant touch screens in the center of the set, trying to win money...or at least not look stupid.

About GSN 

GSN is the leader in game show entertainment across multimedia. GSN presents original and classic game programming and skill-based competitive entertainment and games via its 80-million subscriber television network, the GSN.com website and its position as one of the leading casual games companies in the world. GSN’s cross-platform content gives game lovers the opportunity to win cash and prizes, through GSN’s popular TV game shows and GSN Games free casual games, mobile and social games, and skill-game tournaments. GSN’s television network is distributed throughout the U.S., Caribbean and Canada by all major cable operators, satellite providers and telcos. GSN is owned by Sony Pictures Entertainment and AT&T Entertainment Group.  For further information, please visit GSNTV.com.

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POPSUGAR Inc. is the global media and technology company parent to lifestyle media publisher POPSUGAR, digital shopping platform ShopStyle, and monthly subscription box POPSUGAR Must Have. These brands attract more than 100 million monthly visitors worldwide, with each brand being a leader in its space. POPSUGAR is the #1 millennial lifestyle brand, delivering inspiring, informative, and entertaining multi-platform content across pop culture/news, style, health/fitness, smart living and moms. POPSUGAR Studios, the video production arm of POPSUGAR, Inc., is the leading producer of online video lifestyle content through its LA, New York and San Francisco studios, with over 135 million monthly views of its original series, nearing 4 billion video views overall, and now TV series. POPSUGAR is backed by Sequoia Capital and Institutional Venture Partners (IVP). For more information about the company, visit corp.popsugar.com.


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