GSN's press release from this morning's 2016-17 upfronts is now available. Here are some more highlights off of our post earlier this morning:
Returning: The biggest news of the day is Hellevator returning for a second season. The press release says it will return this Fall. However, the order for Hellevator has been cut to four episodes (down from 8 order for last year's first season).
Skin Wars Season 3 premieres Wednesday, April 20th at 10pm ET. Idiotest Season 3 premieres Tuesday, April 12th at 10pm ET.
Meanwhile, absolutely zero mentions of Chain Reaction (which was up in the air) or The Chase (had been cancelled).
Green-lit: Skin Wars: Fresh Paint will return soon. All 8 episodes have already filmed (no premiere date given). The eight-episode first season of Skin Wars: Fresh Paint will remain very similar to last summer's special, with RuPaul as host and producer; Mat Gleason and Emma Cammack as judges. Former Skin Wars contestants (such as winners, those who got to the finale or close) will assist and mentor. Artists that are new to the world of body-painting compete for $10,000.
Window Warriors has been green-lit and coming to the GSN airwaves later this year. It's like Skin Wars, but with window design. Window Warriors will be a shorter six hour-long episodes. Window Warriors was still in development as of January after nine months of GSN trying to get Window Warriors a pilot and on the airwaves.
Winsanity is also counted as "green-lit", although episodes have filmed.
Political Idiotest is coming this April and will be a one-time-only special, hosted by Ben Gleib.
Pilot Projects: Breaking App, which is about launching the next big mobile app (similar to App Wars, maybe?) and The Investigation, which is a crime-solving game (hour-long).
In Development: Divided (previously mentioned here only at GameShowNetworkNews), Run & Buzz and Glass Wars. It does not appear #Friendtrip made it.
Divided is a one-hour game show where three strangers have to come to a decision on an answer. Run & Buzz is a family-friendly half-hour quick-minded game show where teams have to listen to clues and run to answer correctly. Glass Wars is one of GSN's less traditional shows that features the country's top glassblowers in presumably a Skin Wars-type competition.