In an announcement today, GSN stated that more episodes of The Chase will be added to the schedule later this year. There will be eight more additional episodes for this second season.
GSN has not aired one episode of The Chase yet. The first-run premieres August 6th at 9PM ET, and will end the first cycle in September.
In case you did not know, The Chase is a rapid-fire quizzer game show, which over 150 questions are asked in under one hour. The Chase is hosted by former Dog Eat Dog host Brooke Burns, and "The Beast" is Mark Labbett.
Press release in my inbox a la GSN:
July 1, 2013 (Santa Monica, CA) — GSN has ordered a second season of the highly anticipated new original series, THE CHASE, prior to the quiz show’s premiere on Tuesday, August 6th, at 9:00 P.M. ET/PT. The one-hour quiz show, in which three contestants battle in a fast-paced quiz competition against an all-knowing opponent, The Beast, is produced by ITV Studios America. The network has ordered eight episodes for season two, which is slated to air later in 2013.
“The high stakes of this ‘all or nothing,’ ‘David vs. Goliath’ battle of the brains result in riveting television,” said Amy Introcaso-Davis, EVP, Programming and Development, GSN. “While there is great gameplay in THE CHASE, it is also wildly entertaining to watch the always engaging Brooke Burns spar with trivia savant, Mark Labbett aka The Beast.”
“We couldn't be more delighted with the support that GSN has given THE CHASE and are thrilled that it has been picked up for a second season. THE CHASE team has done an outstanding job to bring this exciting, fun and fast-paced game show to life here in the US, and we look forward to a long, ongoing relationship with GSN,” said Paul Buccieri, Managing Director, ITV Studios International and President & CEO, ITV Studios America.
Based on the hit U.K. show of the same name, GSN’s THE CHASE is hosted by actress and television host Brooke Burns, known for her starring roles on “Baywatch” and “Melrose Place” and for her hosting duties on the game show “Dog Eat Dog” (now airing on GSN) and on the GSN pilot “Where Have You Been All My Life?” She was last seen in the starring role of the Lifetime movie “A Sister’s Revenge.” Joining Burns on the show as the formidable Beast is Mark Labbett, one of the original “Chasers” in the UK version and—at 6’7” and 370 lbs, with degrees from Oxford, Exeter and Glamorgan universities—a quiz giant in every way.
Production on the second season is slated to begin in August. Potential contestants with the speed and brains to go up against “The Beast” – can go tohttp://www.chasecasting.com/ for more information.