The US cable net, which is owned by Sony and DirecTV, has greenlit new originals Steampunk’d and Lie Detectors.
The former is billed as a skill-based competition format in which contestants must unite objects from the present and past using a Steampunk aesthetic.
Lie Detectors has a panel of comedians present outrageous ‘facts’ to the studio audience, which then decides which is true and which facts false. The audience member guessing fastest then competes for a cash prize.
Separately, GSN has bought 50 episodes of Man vs. Fly (pictured), the gameshow produced by Sony-backed UK indie Gogglebox. It is distributed by Sony Pictures Television, which struck the GSN deal. The cable net will also pilot a local version of the show with Gogglebox.
In the three-minute show contestants have to swat a fly against the clock while inside a sealed box. It launched as a game on the website of UK tabloid paper The Sun.