|Mind of a Man reruns will air tonight (7/22)|
on GSN at 2am and 2:30am ET.
Mind of a Man, a short-lived (1 season with 40 half-hour episodes), cancelled GSN series from 2014 has been brought back to latenights on Friday only (Tonight at 2am and 2:30am ET). GSN has surprisingly promoted these late night reruns on air through on-screen banners and a bit through social media:
Tweet Example 1 (July 22nd)-with more expected as the night goes on
Tweet Example 2 (July 16th)
Tweet Example 3 (July 15th)
Tweet Example 4 (July 15th)
So why the promotion for late night reruns? My thought is some type of test to see if Mind of a Man/Love Triangle/Baggage-type shows could either be revived or brought back in a changed up format.
GSN's development slate is weak, remember. Currently, you have Idiotest and Skin Wars: Fresh Paint, which are performing barely enough to make GSN happy. Winsanity ratings are not positive. The fourth season of Skin Wars will not premiere until Spring/Summer 2017 (the show itself has no rerun value). Hellevator and Window Warriors have unknown levels of success this Fall. Meanwhile, we are not even certain if Divided and Breaking App, GSN's two leading "in development" projects, will even make it to air. If they do, not until Winter/Spring 2017 at the earliest.
It would not surprise me if this Mind of a Man promotion is to stir interest around a new type of dating game show for GSN. If done right, like Baggage, it could work.