At three separate points in each day, interactive games were played with at-home contestants.Contestants could win anything from jewelry to GSN merchandise, or during month-long contests, a new car or a hot tub.The show was similar in format to a former Game Show Network program, Club A. ET during breaks between the programming line-up at the time.The show featured calls from viewers, interviews with classic game show hosts and behind-the-scenes features of game shows.Although the show – a repackaging of somewhat dated British video game review shows (mostly Gamer.tv) – was short-lived, it was a sign of the network's change of format from Game Show Network's "all game shows, all the time" to what eventually became "GSN: The Network for Games".
Game Show Network also aired a children's game show block at this time, highlighted by Joker! In 1999, the network began a slate of original programming, including Inquizition, All New 3's a Crowd and Hollywood Showdown.In March 2011, Direc TV (which by this point had taken over Liberty Media's stake in the network, which had increased to 65%) sold a 5% stake in the network back to Sony Pictures Entertainment; although Direc TV nominally remained the majority owner, it had ceded control of the network to Sony, and has the right to force Sony to increase its stake in GSN to 58%.On August 23, 2012, GSN debuted The American Bible Challenge hosted by Jeff Foxworthy, which became the channel's most popular program of all time, with the series premiere being watched by two million viewers.On December 2, 1992, Sony Pictures Entertainment made a deal to acquire the Barry & Enright game show library, and in a separate deal, struck a 10-year licensing agreement for the rights to the Mark Goodson game show library of more than 20,000 episodes including among others, What's My Line? Upon the deal, Sony said it would sell an equity stake in the network to Mark Goodson Productions, including the production of new original series by Jonathan Goodson Productions.From 1994 until about 1997, the network aired classic pre-1972 game shows as well as game shows made after 1972, most of which came from the Mark Goodson–Bill Todman library.