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Ken Jennings, ranked No. 2 in overall game-show winnings, faces off against another champion on the premiere of Game Show Network's 'Grand Slam.'


'Grand Slam'

  • When: 7 p.m. Aug. 4
  • Channel: Game Show Network
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'Grand Slam' is a clash of the game-show titans

Champions of other contests, including Ken Jennings, face off in new Game Show Network series.


Sixteen of the top game-show winners in US history go head to head in the new Game Show Network series "Gand Slam". They include "Jeopardy!" superstars Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter, along with "Who Wants To Be a Millionaire?" winners Kevin Olmstead and John Carpenter.

The players are ranked by their total prize money from previous game shows. In the premiere episode, Jennings, the No. 2 seed, will face off against No. 15 seed Victor Lee, who was on the winning team at this year's "World Series of Pop Culture."

Dennis Miller and Amanda Byram host, Pat Kiernan of NY1 News and the "World Series of Pop Culture" will act as the questioner.

Player rankings are below.

1. Brad Rutter: "Jeopardy Tournament of Champions," "Million Dollar Masters" and "Ultimate Tournament of Champions." $3.255 million

2. Ken Jennings: "Jeopardy," "Jeopardy Ultimate Tournament of Champions," "1 vs. 100." $3,020,700

3. Kevin Olmstead: "Jeopardy" and "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire." $2.207 million

4. Ed Toutant: "Jeopardy" and "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire." $1.871 million

5. David Legler: "Twenty-One." $1.765 million

6. John Carpenter: "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire." $1.25 million

7. Rahim Oberholtzer: "Twenty-One." $1.12 million

8. Nancy Christy: "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire." $1.0 million

9. Ogi Ogas: "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire." $500,000

10. Phyllis Harris: "Card Sharks," "Scrabble," "Trivia Trap," "Wheel of Fortune," "Super Greed" and "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire." $497,150

11. Thom McKee: "Tic Tac Dough." $312,700

12. Frank Spangenberg: "Jeopardy." $269,596

13. Leszek Pawlowicz: "Jeopardy," "Jeopardy! Tournament of Champions" and "Ultimate Tournament of Champions," "Win Ben Stein's Money" and "History IQ." $194,700

14. Michelle Kitt: "The Weakest Link." $107,500

15 Victor Lee: "World Series of Pop Culture" $83,333

16. Amy Kelly: "Lingo." $20,500

'Grand Slam'

When: 7 p.m. Aug. 4

Channel: Game Show Network

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