The National Association of Television Programming Executives (NATPE) conducted a brief interview this past week with GSN's Amy Introcaso-Davis, who has held the title of 'Executive Vice President of Programming and Development' at GSN since late 2011. Here are some of the highlights from the interview that mentioned The Chase, Idiotest, Skin Wars, Skin Wars: Fresh Paint, Hellevator, Winsanity, Donald Faison, "The Beast", RuPaul, the Soska sisters and also the infamous "shiny floor games":
Introcaso-Davis mentions she grew up watching Hollywood Squares and Password (which we would love to see revived correctly by GSN).
Introcaso-Davis says the network believed in Skin Wars and Hellevator because no one else had done shows like them before.
As for the network's development slate: "Like any network we are looking for areas or constituencies that have been underserved. We love shows that are first to market in the area because audiences enjoy something they haven’t seen before." So I guess revivals of Hollywood Squares or Super Password would not be in the works at GSN.
When asked about how many formats (new shows) GSN plans to develop, Introcaso-Davis says the network can only green-light as many shows as they can believe in. In other words, GSN's development slate is not too hot right now.
The last GSN bit part of the interview includes that Introcaso-Davis states she is looking very forward to Winsanity with Donald Faison and Skin Wars: Fresh Paint with host RuPaul.