'Family Game Night' gears up for Season 2
September 1st, 2011
12:06 PM ET

'Family Game Night' gears up for Season 2

Todd Newton likes to play games with people.

Newton hosts The Hub's "Family Game Night," which begins its second season on Friday. The show pits two families of four against one another in a series of competitions based on popular Hasbro games.

"When you have 60 minutes packed with families playing Twister, Connect Four and Operation, it's an immediate smile for families everywhere."

Newton, who earned his first Daytime Emmy nomination earlier this year for hosting "Family Game Night," says fans should expect more classic games to pop up this season, including Trouble and Simon.

The show also plans to have fun with "green screen" technology with the "Green Scream" mini-game.

"The game is set up so kids can roll around on the green screen and reveal parts of an image," Newton said, "Parents will need to identify the image to win points."

Viewers at home will also get a chance to win the same grand prizes featured on the September 2 and September 9 episodes. They’ll be asked to call a toll-free number, to appear during each broadcast, to enter the contest.

For Newton, who got his start on game shows with GSN's "Hollywood Showdown" in 1999, "Family Game Night" is a project he's quite proud of.

"It's the type of game show I want to be involved in." Newton said. "As the father of two young children, this is the perfect game show for a host and parent. No one gets humiliated or hurt on 'Family Game Night.' It's just fun."

So what "Family Game Night" mini-game does Newton enjoy the most?

"Definitely 'Bop It! Boptagon,' ” he said. The memory game based on the Bop It! children's toy is “the one game I love playing at rehearsal, and the one I want to do the best at."

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  2. adrian

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  3. justin beiber

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    September 5, 2011 at 6:23 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Todd Newton

    Thanks so much for watching the show! Todd Newton

    September 3, 2011 at 3:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • trey adams

      Hi Mr. Newton my name is trey i am a huge fan of family game night. My family of four would like to be on your show but we do not know how to apply . Will you please tell me how to sign up for your show
      thank you
      trey

      September 5, 2011 at 6:21 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Kisa Kisa

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  7. FIX IN TX

    Families need more wholesome activities to do together, even if it is a family friendly TV show to watch. Perhaps the TV show will prompt families to play more board games. And by the way ~ FIRSTY!!

    September 1, 2011 at 12:59 pm | Report abuse |

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