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GSN Announces Premiere of Minute To Win It on June 25th AT 8:00 PM ET/PT

GSN announced today the premiere of its new original episodes of MINUTE TO WIN IT featuring host Apolo Anton Ohno, one of the most decoratedAmerican athletes of all time and DANCING WITH THE STARS champion. MINUTE TO WIN IT will premiere on Tuesday, June 25th at 8:00pm ET/PT, only on GSN. New episodes will air back-to-back every Tuesday night from 8:00pm ET/PT to 10:00pm ET/PT.

GSN’s production of 40 new original episodes marks the first time the series has been developed by a U.S. cable network. The episodes are produced by Shine America, based on the format owned by Shine’s sister company, Friday TV.  Michael Binkow (Baggage, 1 vs. 100) serves as Executive Producer.

In each one-hour episode of MINUTE TO WIN IT, competitors face 10 challenges that escalate in level of difficulty using everyday household items. Each game has a one-minute time limit and failure to finish the task on time will eliminate the contestant. At various points throughout the game, the competitor can walk away with the money earned up to that point - but it'll take nerves of steel to complete all 10 tasks to win the grand prize of $250,000.

Short-track speed skater Apolo Anton Ohno holds eight Olympic medals—two gold, two silver and four bronze—from the 2002, 2006 and 2010 Winter games, more than any other American Winter Olympian in history. In 2007, Ohno brought his winning style to DANCING WITH THE STARS, first partnering with Julianne Hough in Season Four. The pair received the first perfect score of 30 in the show’s history for their samba routine—and went on to become the season champions. He returned to the show in the fall of 2012 as a member of the first DANCING WITH THE STARS All-Star cast. Recently the athlete, actor, bestselling author and philanthropist has been bringing light to the subject of exercise-induced bronchospasm (EIB), a breathing disorder that handicapped Ohno before it was successfully diagnosed and treated in 2000.

 

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