made it official that Brooke Burns is the host of The Chase.
The press release mentions that The Chase is coming "in 2013", but is rumored to premiere in August with taping starting next week. Burns' other accomplishments are previously mentioned including Dog Eat Dog which can still maintain an audience on GSN at times, and Where Have You Been All My Life which she piloted in March.
There has been discussion to whether Brooke Burns is a "cheap" hosting choice or not. Burns has not had much on her plate lately, therefore she'll work if she wants to for cheap. The complaints going around message boards about GSN's hosting choice for The Chase are moderate. Burns can't be too terribly bad, but could hold the show back from mass success.
People aren't going to watch The Chase just for who the host is. Yes, there have been awful hosts on shows. I'm not convinced that a "moderately bad" host will turn viewers off from the show. In fact, I think Burns will be good. It's actually possible she'll fit into a quizzer format than an obnoxious dating show.
I do like the format of The Chase, and really hope is succeeds for GSN. Who knows, could it get Bible numbers?