Wednesday, June 8, 2016

GSN press release: You can play along at home with 'Winsanity'

Summary: Winsanity premieres tomorrow night, June 9th, on GSN. Viewers can go to to play along in real time. Viewers can be eligible for prizes just from playing at home.

GSN Press Release:


Every Time A Contestant Wins A Prize, So Do Members of The Studio Audience – Now Viewers Can Play Along at Home and Win Too

GSN has partnered with participation TV technology company iPowow on the new game show series, WINSANITY, to allow viewers – for the first time ever in cable TV – to play along at home in real-time on their mobile devices against other viewers, see their results on-screen and also get a chance to win prizes throughout the season.  The play along at home feature will be part of the show, beginning with the series debut on Thursday, June 9 at 9:00 pm ET/PT on GSN. 

Hosted by actor Donald Faison (“Scrubs”), each half-hour episode of WINSANITY features a contestant attempting to rank ten compelling and surprising facts in numerical order, from lowest to highest (i.e.: Which is greater: the number of marriages each year in the US, or the number of President Barack Obama’s Twitter followers?).  Every time a contestant is correct and wins a prize, so does a randomly selected portion of the studio audience. However, if a contestant gives a wrong answer at any point, they, and the audience can lose some or all of their prizes, and a new contestant takes his or her place and continues the game, trying to win prizes that increase in value with each round.  

The new iPowow play-at-home game at, allows viewers watching the show in real-time to play along for free and stack the facts in the correct order, using their smartphone, tablet or laptop.  Everyone playing along will be interconnected in real time and results can be viewed second by second.  All eligible participants will also be entered into a sweepstakes where if chosen, they would win whatever prizes are won by the contestant(s) on that episode.  One participant will be chosen for each new episode throughout the season.  The play-at-home aspect is unique to the game show format in that no show has previously enabled viewers to see results second-by-second on their TV screen, allowing everyone to feel like a contestant on the show.


  1. Unfair. As usual, U.S. residents only. Also, notice how in the rules it states that if the contestant in the episode doesn't win anything, neither does the winner of the at-home sweepstakes. So can you imagine that you enter the sweepstakes, you're lucky enough to be picked as the winner, and then you find out during that episode that the contestant was an idiot and didn't win anything. That would hurt.

    1. Scott T: If you have not seen my reply to your lengthy comment on the Lingo post (from 6/6), I did reply. Good thoughts!

      With the U.S. residents only, are you from Canada?

    2. Yep, I saw it. Thanks for the reply! Sometimes I wonder if GSN should just hire an EVP who actually grew up in the 80s-90s classic game show years, who loves the genre, and who knows the types of shows the fans want to see, instead of having an EVP from Bravo who only knows reality programs. Similar to how CBS is bringing back veteran Star Trek writers, producers and directors from the old series and movies, to work on the new series premiering in January.

      Also, yes, I don't understand why we're still having issues in 2016 with being able to participate/apply for these shows/contests, even though both of our countries are on the same continent. Must be some stupid taxes or customs forms or something like that, which the U.S. doesn't want to deal with over here.

  2. I really like this totally new format to a quiz show.

  3. Can t wait to play Winsanity love watchimg the show

  4. Can t wait to play Winsanity love watchimg the show

  5. I need to play because I help people all the time and I thank it tie or e win

  6. The sign up link is not working to register for the game to play along on W insanity. Please fix it ASAP.

  7. Never watched winsanity i heard about it