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Gsn Orders New Series ‘Steampunk’d,’ ‘Lie Detector,’ Develops ‘Hellevator’ with Jason Blum

10 March 2015 8:13 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

In its quest to get younger and hipper, Gsn has ordered two new primetime series, one revolving around the Steampunk aesthetic, and three pilots.

Gsn programming chief Amy Introcaso-Davis talked up the cabler’s growth spurt in original programming during an upfront presentation to advertisers and media buyers on Tuesday morning in Manhattan. She said the focus of development has been to “game-ify cutting edge genres” such as horror — which lead to a deal with producer Jason Blum for a pilot for gameshow “Hellevator,” which aims to blend horror tropes with a competition element.

New series “Steampunk’d” challenges contestants to create artworks that fuse Victorian design with modern technology. Series is exec produced by Kimberly Belcher Ehrhard, John Ehrhard and Lauren Stevens for Pink Sneaker Prods.

The other new series is “Lie Detectors,” hosted by Aussie comic Rove McManus. It features a panel of comedians delivering facts on various topics, »

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