There is not too much to report today. There were some ratings, and a few more set photos from The Chase over at Buzzerblog, but that's about it.
In some smaller news, scrolling through the Twitter page for GSN's American Bible Challenge, a conversation (from July 16th) read this:
@chicagosports91: @GSN_Bible when does the nxt season start?
@GSN_Bible: We hope soon, still waiting for official word on if there will be a season 3. Fingers and toes crossed!
Really? If there will be? Even the production team does not know?
There has been no confirmation from GSN, anywhere open to the public. I've heard a few bubbles in the Spring for a Season 3 "Coming in January" and more recently "Casting in the Fall, filming in December, new episodes after the Olympics", but that's all.
It's just a little odd that GSN is not rushing a third season for American Bible Challenge. The second season may have been down around 10% in overall viewership, but the season 2 finale on May 23rd was the third highest rated episode ever (960,000 viewers versus the season 1 and 2 premiere). In fact, the lowest rated episodes of the series came from season 1, not season 2.
It's possible that GSN may be negotiating a contract with Foxworthy for more than one additional season, or searching for a new host. I doubt Foxworthy would leave American Bible Challenge, but who knows.
My guess is that maybe an initial promo will air during The Chase for American Bible Challenge casting. If we don't hear anything by the end of August, American Bible Challenge might by a goner, which feels very weird to say. Very weird.