Apprising Ministries brings to your attention that tonight on the Game Show Network we get our first look at The American Bible Challenge. Host Jeff Foxworthy told Christianity Today that “he felt God’s call to host new game show, ‘The American Bible Challenge.'”

In Jeff Foxworthy: ‘You Know I’m an Idiot’, an interview he conducted with Foxworthy, Mark Moring tells us:

Comedy fans know Jeff Foxworthy for his particular brand of Southern-fried humor, with many of his best one-liners beginning, “You might be a redneck if …” In more recent years, he’s become better known as the host of Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?, which enjoyed a popular four-year run on Fox TV before being cancelled last year.

Now Foxworthy is gearing up for his next TV gig as host of The American Bible Challenge, a one-hour show premiering Thursday night (8/7c) on the Game Show Network (GSN)… Foxworthy, 53, looks forward to hosting the show that will test contestants’ knowledge of Scripture; teams will be play to win money for charities. (source)

Hank Stuever tells us in his Washington Post piece:

The teams in the pilot episode include the Suburban Saints, three men from Sacramento, one of whom is an Iraq war veteran and Purple Heart recipient (about which much is made — the war deepened his faith) and another of whom works in media production and says he wants to make mainstream entertainment more Christian.

The other two teams are from the South: Three women from Plano, Tex., one of whom started a faith-based group of extreme couponers who donate their extra food hauls; plus three golf buddies from Charlotte who call themselves the Gospel Geezers and offer up a prayer at tee time.

The teams are playing to win money for their favorite charities, but we don’t get much sense of what these players actually believe. (source)

Here’s a sneak preview:

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