|GSN has acquired Scare Tactics,|
hosted by Tracy Morgan. The series
will begin to air on GSN starting
Friday, October 7th at 10pm ET.
Scare Tactics is a hidden-camera prank show hosted by Tracy Morgan (from 30 Rock and Saturday Night Live). Scare Tactics is similar to Hellevator in the sense that its goal is to scare contestants. Friends and family members prank each other on Scare Tactics. The episodes that Tracy Morgan hosted originally aired from 2008-13.
Scare Tactics will air at 10pm ET, following Hellevator. The acquisition of Scare Tactics consists of 13 episodes.
This is GSN's first new, modern acquisition since NBC's Minute to Win It in 2012. This change is primarily to lower GSN's median viewer age. Hellevator is GSN's youngest-skewing show ever. Scare Tactics will likely keep GSN's median viewer age down immediately post-Hellevator, where lead-outs like Steve Harvey Family Feud have failed to do so.
The one criticism that does/will arise from GSN acquiring Scare Tactics is that it is 100% not a game show.