March 14, 2013

Double Duty: Kirk Franklin Lands Second TV Show

Kirk Franklin

Seven-time Grammy winner Kirk Franklin has landed a new gig.

The 42-year-old songwriter/producer will join GSN’s “The American Bible Challenge” as musical co-host for the second season.

The studio-based game show, in which contestants compete based on their knowledge of the Bible, is hosted by comedian Jeff Foxworthy.

Kirk Franklin

“The show is a fresh and fun approach to celebrating the Word of God, and being able to provide an element of praise, worship and honor is both exciting and humbling,” Franklin said about his new endeavor.

Season one of “The American Bible Challenge” scored 1.7 million viewers, a record for GSN.  Season two premieres on Thursday, March 21.

Franklin is also the host of Black Entertainment Television’s hit competition series, “Sunday Best,” which returns this summer for its sixth season.

“The American Bible Challenge”

VIDEO: Watch this promotional clip for the new season of “The American Bible Challenge.”

VIDEO: Kirk Franklin explains how he became the musical co-host of the game show.


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