May 12, 2016


Every Time A Contestant Wins A Prize, So Do Members of The Studio Audience, But One Wrong Answer and They Lose Everything!

Viewers Can Also Play Along at Home and Win Prizes 

May 12, 2016, SANTA MONICA, Calif. — GSN, the leader in game shows and competitive entertainment, will debut its innovative new game show series, WINSANITY, on Thursday, June 9 at 9:00 pm ET/PT.  The series, hosted by actor Donald Faison (“Scrubs”), is unique in that the game play offers the opportunity for prizes to be won not only by the contestants but also by the studio audience.  GSN has also partnered with participation TV technology company iPowow to allow viewers to play along at home in real-time for a chance to win prizes throughout the season. 

Each half-hour episode of WINSANITY features a contestant attempting to rank ten compelling and surprising facts in numerical order, from lowest to highest (i.e.: Which is greater: the number of marriages each year in the US, or the number of President Barack Obama’s Twitter followers?). Every time a contestant is correct and wins a prize, so does a randomly selected portion of the studio audience. However, if a contestant gives a wrong answer at any point, they, and the audience lose everything, and a new contestant takes his or her place and continues the game, trying to win prizes that increase in value with each round. 

WINSANITY, hosted by the incredibly funny and energetic Donald Faison, is a high voltage viewer experience that has never been seen in cable television,” said Amy Introcaso-Davis, EVP Programming and Development for GSN. “Everyone is a player and has an opportunity to win prizes, whether you’re playing in the studio audience or at home on smartphone, tablet or laptop.”  

Faison, who will serve as host of the show, is best known to TV viewers for his long-running role on the hit TV series “Scrubs” and the classic teen film and TV series “Clueless.”  He also starred in the TV Land series “The Exes” and Pepsi’s recent digital series, “Camp Halftime,” part of their 2016 Super Bowl ad campaign and first-ever halftime show.  A two-time winner of the BET Comedy Award, Faison has also been nominated multiple times for the NAACP Image Award and Teen Choice Awards.  Comedian Kira Soltanovich (“How To Be A Grownup”) also serves as announcer.  Kira has appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (for 8 years), Jimmy Kimmel LiveLast Call with Carson DalyHell’s Kitchen, and Last Comic Standing among others.  Her new one-hour comedy special, You Did This To Me was self-produced and shot while she was over seven months pregnant.

WINSANITY is produced by Electus for GSN.  Executive producers are Chris Grant of Electus and Barry Poznick of Barracuda Television Productions, Inc. 

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 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

About iPowow 

iPowow, the leaders in Participation TV, enable the real-time gathering and visualization of the broadcast audience’s reaction and response to the story unfolding on television. Broadcast and brand partners include ABC/Disney, Viacom, ESPN, Fox Sports, Comcast/ NBC Universal, CNN/ Turner Broadcasting, Red Bull Media House and USA Network. For more information go to