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How you can become a contestant on Bible-based game show + NBC and Fox announce Fall TV schedules

Here are today’s dispatches from the crossroads of faith, media and culture.

1. How you can become a contestant on a Bible-based game show.  RealityREAL and multi-faith media organization Odyssey Networks are producing The American Bible Challenge, a game show hosted by comedian Jeff Foxworthy being prepped to air on GSN (fka The Game Show Network). So, of course, contestants are needed. If you consider yourself an expert on The Bible (and also know at least a little something about pop culture) you may want to try out for to win what’s being called “Big Dollars” for your favorite charity. (Remember, it is better to give than to receive.).

Here’s how it works. The producers are seeking lively teams of three (i.e. friends, family co-workers) to compete. All contestants must be at least 18 years old.  Auditions are being set up in  Los Angeles, Sacramento, Dallas, Chicago, and Atlanta.

TO SUBMIT:
Be sure to mention you heard about this from Jeff Gund at INFOLIST.com for priority consideration, and email ALL the information requested below to:
Richard.Calhoun@rrstaff.com

Be sure to include (for you, and your two teammates):
1.  Your name (first and last)
2.  Contact phone number
3.  Age
4.  City/State where you live (and city where you’d like to audition, if different than where you live – see list above)
5.  A short paragraph about yourself, why you’d be great for this show, and your personal testimony (how you came to your faith, etc.)
6.  Recent photo (jpg format please)
7.  Be sure to mention you heard about this from Jeff Gund at INFOLIST.com for priority consideration!

You can read more about the show here.

2. NBC and Fox announce fall TV schedules. It’s Upfront time in the world of TV.  NBC and Fox are the first out with their new announcements.  Here they are:

NBC

MONDAY
8-10 p.m. – The Voice
10-11 p.m. – REVOLUTION
Premise: From J.J. Abrams, an epic saga about what would happen to humanity if all electric power on Earth suddenly ceased to be.
Promise Scale:
A

TUESDAY
8-9 p.m. – The Voice
9-9:30 p.m. – GO ON

Promise Scale: C
9:30-10 p.m. – THE NEW NORMAL

Promise Scale: D
10-11 p.m. – Parenthood

WEDNESDAY
8-8:30 p.m. – ANIMAL PRACTICE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jhRhWQKTyRQ

Promising Scale: C
8:30-9 p.m. – GUYS WITH KIDS

Promise Scale: D
9-10 p.m. – Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
10-11 p.m. – CHICAGO FIRE

Promise Scale: A

THURSDAY
8-8:30 p.m. – 30 Rock
8:30-9 p.m. – Up All Night
9-9:30 p.m. – The Office
9:30-10 p.m. – Parks and Recreation
10-11 p.m. – Rock Center with Brian Williams

FRIDAY
8-8:30 p.m. – Whitney
8:30-9 p.m. – Community
9-10 p.m. – Grimm
10-11 p.m. – Dateline NBC

SATURDAY
Encore programming

SUNDAY (Fall 2012)
7- 8:15 p.m. — Football Night in America
8:15-11:30 p.m. – NBC Sunday Night Football

SUNDAY (Post-football/Winter 2013)
7-8 p.m. – Dateline NBC
8-9 p.m. – Fashion Star
9-10 p.m. – The Celebrity Apprentice
10-11 p.m. – DO NO HARM
Premise: A modern-day update on Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde set in a hospital.
Promise Scale:
B

To read about the new NBC shows go to The Wrap.

FOX

MONDAY

8-9 PM Bones
9-10 PM THE MOB DOCTOR
Premise:  A female surgeon juggles her career with a lifelong debt to the mob.
Promise Scale: A

TUESDAY
8-8:30 p.m. Raising Hope
8:30-9 p.m. BEN AND KATE
Premise: A tightly-would woman’s easy-going brother helps her raise her child.
Promise Scale: C
9-9:30 p.m.   New Girl
9:30-10 p.m. MINDY
Premise: Mindy Kaling of The Office as a Bridget Jones-like doctor.
Promise Scale: A

WEDNESDAY
8-10 p.m. The X Factor/American Idol (midseason)

THURSDAY
8-9 p.m. The X Factor Results/Amercan Idol Results (midseason)
9-10 PM Glee

FRIDAY
8-9 p.m. Touch
9-10 p.m. Fringe

SATURDAY
7-10:30 p.m.  FOX SPORTS SATURDAY

SUNDAY
7-7:30 p.m. The OT/Animation Domination Encores (midseason)
7:30-8 p.m. The OT/The Cleveland Show (midseason)
8-8:30 p.m. The Simpsons
8:30-9 p.m. Bob’s Burgers
9-9:30 p.m. Family Guy
9:30-10 p.m. American Dad

More at The Wrap.

Encourage one another and build each other up – 1 Thessalonians 5:11

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