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[07/08/13 - 07:10 PM]
Q2 in Review: How 436 Original Primetime Cable Series Fared in the Ratings
A recap of the ratings to date through the second quarter of 2013.

[04/04/13 - 08:45 AM]
Discovery Channel Unveils 2013-14 Upfront Slate
"Gold Rush," "Deadliest Catch," "Fast N' Loud," "Moonshiners," "Amish Mafia," "Jungle Gold," "Bering Sea Gold" are among the return class.

[04/02/13 - 09:28 AM]
"The Big Brain Theory: Pure Genius," Hosted By Kal Penn, to Premiere Wednesday, May 1 at 10 PM E/P on Discovery Channel
Each week, the series will present a seemingly impossible engineering challenge to the 10 contestants.

[11/01/12 - 03:48 PM]
Kal Penn Named Host of New Discovery Channel Competition Series "The Big Brain Theory"
The series, set to debut in the spring of 2013, will feature a seemingly impossible engineering challenge to be solved by the contestants each week.







BIG BRAIN THEORY, THE: PURE GENIUS (DISCOVERY)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
5/1/13 - ???
STATUS:
on hiatus or fate to be determined
TIME SLOT:
completed airing its current season
CURRENT SEASON:
1 (8 episodes)
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
completed airing its first season on 6/19/13; has yet to be renewed for a second season
DESCRIPTION:
(from Discovery's press release, April 2013) Who will become America's next great innovator? Discovery's THE BIG BRAIN THEORY: PURE GENIUS is looking for the next great technological mind that could change the future. The eight-week series premieres Wednesday, May 1 at 10 PM E/P on Discovery Channel. "The series features some of the greatest young minds in America. There is a lot at stake within the show itself, and in terms of what it signifies," said Host Kal Penn, who starred in the hit film franchise "Harold & Kumar" and worked on outreach to young Americans in the White House. "I love education and science. It's awesome to be part of such an exciting new series for Discovery Channel that celebrates all the amazing things our generation can do through creative thinking, the arts and STEM - science, technology, engineering and math." While there are countless shows searching for the next great singer, dancer and chef, there is nothing quite like this on television. Each week, THE BIG BRAIN THEORY: PURE GENIUS presents a seemingly impossible engineering challenge to the 10 contestants.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Kal Penn as Host
CREW INFORMATION:
· Craig Coffman as EP (Discovery)
· Craig Piligian as EP
· Kal Penn as PROD
· Mark Fuller as EP
· Mitch Rosa as EP
· Ralph Wikke as EP
GENRE(S):
· reality (all)
· reality (competition)
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Pilgrim Studios