Skip to comments.Jeff Foxworthy Hosts New Bible-Themed Game Show
Posted on 08/24/2012 12:53:27 PM PDT by CHRISTIAN DIARIST
Ive never cared much for TV game shows. Sure, Ive caught Pat Sajak on Wheel of Fortune and Alex Trebek on Jeopardy and Howie Mandel on Deal or No Deal. But neither those, nor any other such game shows, were must-see TV for me.
Then, last night, while flipping through channels, I happened upon The American Bible Challenge, which made its debut on GSN, the Game Show Network.
Hosted by popular comedian Jeff Foxworthy whom I didnt know was such a devoted Christ follower the show pits three teams of three persons each in a competition in which the team that answers the most Bible trivia is the victor.
Its exciting, said Foxworthy, to be hosting a show about the best-selling book of all time.
His new Bible-themed game show has great production values, with a set and lighting and dramatic background music on a par with such shows as Deal of No Deal and Who Wants to be a Millionaire.
But unlike Deal and Millionaire, and every other game show Ive every seen, the contestants on American Bible Challenge compete not to enrich themselves personally, but to win cash for their designated faith-based charity.
There are other ways in which ABC as I choose to refer to my favorite new game show does things differently than garden-variety game shows.
Like going to each commercial break with praise and worship music, performed by a live choir. And like giving the competing teams 10-minutes of Bible study on the the topic of the Final Revelation round (last night, it was Women of the Bible), after which the victorious team is crowned.
I frankly dont expect ABC Great Fun With the Good Book, it promises viewers to find much of an audience among those who dont have a faith-life. Theyll continue to catch Sajak, and the still-lovely Vanna White. Or Mandel, and his bevy of suitcase-toting models.
But thats okay. Because there are nearly 250 million Christians out there in viewerland 43 percent of whom regularly attend church, according to a Gallup poll who represent a huge potential audience for Foxworthy and The American Bible Challenge.
Im praying that the new Bible-based game show proves successful. For it would further prove to TV executives that there is profit in producing positive, Godly programming.
You can’t understand any important writer before 1950 without a good working knowledge of the Bible.
I heard an ad for this show on my local talk radio station and hope to check it out soon.
I saw it, think “are you smarter than a 5th grader”.
Maybe they would prefer The Great American Abortion Challenge, where Abortion Doctors race to preform as many abortions as they can within an allotted time? Extra points for women carry multiples and I guess they would have to take away points for blotched jobs that kill the women or leave them sterile, but then again maybe not.
You might be a Redneck if . . . . you understand and live by the principles of the Bible.
I saw the show last night and it was really great.
I tuned in after hearing about it on conservative radio, and an interview of Jeff Foxworthy this past week.
For those who’d like to see it next week, look for it Thursdays at 7pm central time on GSN Game Show Network. It was repeated at 9pm central.
The first rounds of questions were “too easy”, but increased in difficulty as the show progressed.
Good fun for all, highly recommend.
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