SANTA MONICA, Calif., March 18, 2013 /Christian Newswire/ -- Game Show Networks' highest rated original series, THE AMERICAN BIBLE CHALLENGE, has been awarded the prestigious Epiphany Prize for Most Inspiring TV Program of 2012 at the 21st Annual Movieguide® Faith & Values Awards recently held at the Universal Hilton Hotel in Universal City, CA. Season 2 of THE AMERICAN BIBLE CHALLENGE hosted by Jeff Foxworthy will premiere on Thursday, March 21, 2013 at 9:00 pm ET/PT on GSN.
Since 1996, the $100,000 Epiphany Prizes, supported by a grant from the John Templeton Foundation, have been annually awarded to the top movies and TV programs which are wholesome, uplifting and help "increase man's understanding and love of God."
Comedian and author Jeff Foxworthy hosts THE AMERICAN BIBLE CHALLENGE, an original one-hour game show where contestants compete based on their knowledge of the Bible. Utilizing current as well as historical references, questions are drawn from the rich, dense narrative found in the world's best-selling book. The contestants share their compelling backstories, with each team playing for a charitable organization.
THE AMERICAN BIBLE CHALLENGE is produced by RelativityREAL for GSN, with RelativityREAL's Tom Forman ("Extreme Makeover: Home Edition") serving as Executive Producer on the project along with Janelle Fiorito ("Extra Virgin"). Nick Stuart and Maura Dunbar of Odyssey Networks are Consulting Producers. Odyssey Networks is the country's largest non-profit multi-faith coalition dedicated to producing and distributing media that creates understanding among people of different beliefs and perspectives. Jeff Foxworthy also serves as Producer. Embassy Row's Michael Davies as well as Parallel Entertainment's J.P. Williams and Jennifer Novak serve as Executive Producers.