GSN announced that it has green-lit the new original series “It Takes A Church,” with 2014 Grammy Nominee and multi Dove Award winner Natalie Grant as host.
In each one-hour episode of It Takes A Church,, members of a Christian congregation play matchmaker in a competition to help an unattached fellow parishioner find their match. The network has ordered eight episodes of the series, which is scheduled to debut in mid-2014.
“ It Takes A Church” is truly a competition show with heart, in every sense of the word,” says Amy Introcaso-Davis, GSN’s EVP Programming. “With the breakout success of our original series ‘The American Bible Challenge,’ we have learned that audiences are clamoring to see people following their faith and creating positive change in the world—and if there’s a little romance involved, what could be better than that?”
“I’m so excited to host It Takes A Church,and have the opportunity to interact with churches all across America to bring a family friendly show based on Christian faith and values,” says Natalie Grant. “Church has been such an anchor and source of hope in my own life, and I look forward to showing the sense of community that can be found in the local church.”
Each week, ‘It Takes A Church’, visits a congregation from across the country to surprise one unsuspecting single with the news that they’re about to be saved from the dating world. The church’s Pastor will task their congregation of cupids to find the best possible matches for the dater. At the end of the matchmaking competition, the unattached parishioner will decide which suitor to put his or her faith in. The congregant who brought the chosen suitor will make a difference to their church by winning a donation on its behalf.