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Hawaii-born Carrie Ann Inaba adds game show to TV dance card

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    "Dancing with the Stars" judge Carrie Ann Inaba poses following the 11th season premiere of the show on Sept. 20, 2010. Inaba is also the new host of the game show "1 vs. 100."
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LOS ANGELES  — Carrie Ann Inaba is adding a game show to her TV dance card.

The "Dancing With the Stars" judge, who was born and raised in Hawaii, will host a new version of "1 vs. 100," scheduled to debut next month on the GSN channel.

"I never would have thought of myself as a game show host, but when I saw the show I fell in love with it," Inaba said Thursday, the first day of production.

The show has gone high-tech with such elements as web cams, which Inaba said appeals to the "tech savvy" side of her.

"1 vs. 100" pits one player against a group of 100 people tagged "the Mob." The player’s task is to correctly answer a series of multiple-choice trivia question, while mob members do the same thing. At stake is a top prize of $50,000.

"1 vs. 100," which originally aired on NBC with host Bob Saget, is a change of pace for Inaba, who left the islands for Los Angeles after graduating from Punahou High School. The dancer-choreographer was a Fly Girl on "In Living Color," toured with Madonna and hosts red-carpet coverage for ceremonies that have included the Golden Globes and Academy Awards.

She’ll continue to work on ABC’s "Dancing With Stars" on Monday and Tuesday and then tape the game show on the other three weekdays. It’s an "incredibly intense" schedule but one she can manage by relaxing at home with her boyfriend and his daughter, and through yoga, Inaba said.

"And I sleep a lot," she added, laughing.

Her new GSN game show will air at 7 p.m. EST weekdays starting Nov. 15, the channel said.

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