1 vs 100 History
The NBC series may have been a two-year hit on NBC, but a new version only lasted on GSN for a few months. After 1 vs 100 with Bob Saget was announced by NBC network executives that it would not return for a third season in the Fall of 2008, GSN picked up the run of 28 episodes in June 2009. 1 vs 100, along with Deal or No Deal spread throughout the schedule in 2009 and most of 2010, and became instant hits. GSN noticed 1 vs 100's success, and then this happened...
In August 2010, It was unofficially announced that a revival of 1 vs 100 would be coming to some network, but most likely on GSN. It was official in October of 2010 that Dancing with the Stars judge Carrie Ann Inaba would become the new host, and the show will premiere on November 15, 2010.
GSN's 1 vs 100 ran for 40 episodes, with the money ladder format starting at $500, then the top prize would be capped at $50,000, instead of one million like the NBC format. For every ten mob members eliminated, the contestant would win a certain amount of money, usually gaining $1,000 per ten mob members up until the $5,000 level, where it went $5,000, $10,000, $25,000, $50,000.
On the second to last week of episodes, GSN aired a $100,000 week of 1 vs 100, which was most likely the best week in ratings in the whole series.
Problems & Cancellation
Since $50,000 was a cheap top prize, compared to the one week special episodes of a $100,000 top prize, there was a lack of interest in the show. In February of 2011, GSN's version of 1 vs 100 was pushed out of its primetime slot to weekends only. In Spring 2011, GSN's 1 vs 100 aired at 5:30pm, then a primetime slot in the Summer at 9pm to test out ratings. In August of 2011, 1 vs 100 ran weekdays at 2:30pm in the place of Chain Reaction. 1 vs 100 was completely taken off GSN on November 7, 2011 and was replaced weekdays by Deal or No Deal
Discuss issues with the problem of GSN's 1 vs 100
A different GSN original will be coming next week