The popularity of the televised poker show "High Stakes Poker" was confirmed again this week by an announcement from Game Show Network that the cash-game spectacular will be screened again this year – its fifth season.
HSP boasts one of the highest ratings on the network, and is expected to begin filming new episodes in September 2008, according to co-host A.J. Benza, who along with Gabe Kaplan will be returning for the new season.
The announcement ends months of speculation that the show, despite its high ratings, may be canned due to changing audience demographics.