From the creators of Extreme Home Makeover
, Jeff Foxworthy gives us a game show unlike any other -- because its subject matter is the Bible. Like Sunday school Bible quiz time for adults, American Bible Challenge
pits teams of Christians against each other to see who knows more about the Bible. The show features your typical quiz show format and also includes interactive games that test the contestants' knowledge of the Old and New Testament.
What's the prize? $25,000, with an ultimate prize of $100,000 -- but before you get upset about it, the prize doesn't go to the contestants but rather to the charity of their choice.Catholic News Agency reported this week
that, according to consulting producer Maria Dunbar, the show will highlight the “compelling back stories” of the competitors, who are on the show “to play for a reason” and are motivated by a charity that has special meaning to them.
So far it seems the show has gotten mixed reviews. The Washington Post describes the show
as "as dull as it sounds," while New York Daily News says
that even those with just a little Bible knowledge will be "unable to resist playing along and matching answers with the teams on the screen."
The show premiered tonight at 8pm on the Game Show Network, but if you missed it, go over to Huffington Post
to see a quick video and take the Bible quiz designed by the show. I got 16 out of 17 right in 1:56. What do you think about American Bible Challenge? Is it something you would watch? Want to try out for the show? What was your score on the Bible quiz?