The American Bible Challenge, an original one-hour game show, will premiere on Thursday, August 23rd, at 8:00 pm ET/PT on GSN. Comedian and author Jeff Foxworthy hosts this studio-based game in which contestants compete based on their knowledge of the Bible. Utilizing current as well as historical references, questions will be drawn from the rich, dense narrative found in the world's best-selling book. The contestants will share their compelling back-stories and each team will be playing for a charitable organization.
I had the opportunity to preview the premiere of The American Bible Challenge, hosted by Jeff Foxworthy. Jeff is better known for his comedic acts with redneck jokes and being a host on another popular game show. The premise of the show is that three teams with three players answer questions about things you'd find in a Bible. The team who answers the most questions in the final round wins money for their selected charity.
The American Bible Challenge starts off profiling the three teams and the charities they're playing for. The players' stories are heartwarming and compelling. The first round starts off with all three players from each team answering questions, the second round has two players from each team, and the third round has only one player answering questions. At the end of those three rounds, the Final Round is played between the two teams with the highest scores. The team that gets the most questions right in sixty seconds wins $20,000 for their charity and get to come back later to play for $100,000 in a tournament.
Each of the first three rounds consists of different categories. For instance, the first round in the premiere show was multiple choice questions with four possible answers. During another category, contestants had to correctly guess if the question was 'Word of the Lord' or 'Lord of the Rings'.
The American Bible Challenge is good, clean fun. I was moved that each team wasn't playing to win money for themselves but was trying to win money for a charity. Jeff Foxworthy, as expected, threw in a few quips and jokes to lighten up the game show. I learned that I'm not nearly as schooled in the Bible as the players are or as I should be but it was fun to play along and challenge myself. The only thing that didn't impress me was the live choir that sings before commercials and upon return of the show. It's not that I had disdain for them but I found it a little cheesy and it wasn't my style of gospel.
I received no compensation for this post. I was able to view a premiere episode of the game show for review. The opinions within this post are of my own and I was not influenced in any way. Please do your own research before purchasing products or using services. Your opinions and results may differ.