GSN said it has ordered a fourth season of trivia-challenge series The Chase and a second season of matchmaking competition show It Takes A Church.
The Chase, hosted by Brooke Burns and featuring knowledge expert Mark Labbett (called The Beast, pictured), received a 20-episode order, while It Takes A Church will have an eight-episode sophomore run.
GSN said The Chase, adapted from a U.K. format by ITV Studios America, has enjoyed ratings growth across key demographic groups, including all 18-49-year-olds (up 52%) and 25-54-year-olds (up 56%) and among women in those age brackets (up 30% and 36%, respectively). It has been viewed by more than 18 million since its August 2013 premiere, the network said.
It Takes A Church -- an Authentic Entertainment show in which Christian congregations take part in a competition to help one unattached fellow congregant find his or her partner -- has at least doubled in growth in the key female demos and is up 72% among total viewers ages 25-54 compared with GSN's year-to-date time period average, GSN said.
“The Chase and It Takes a Church reflect GSN’s commitment to programming all types of game, from shiny floor to competition elimination,” Amy Introcaso-Davis, executive vice president, programming, at GSN, said in a release. “We‘re delighted with the quality, reach and growth of these two original series.”