Air Date: Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Time Slot: 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST on ABC FAMILY
Episode Title: (#101) "Episode 1"
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Burbank, CA (July 9, 2013) - ABC Family debuts the series "Spell-Mageddon" on Wednesday, July 24 (9:00PM - 10:00 PM ET/PT). Hosted by Alfonso Ribeiro, the one hour game show puts a fresh spin on the spelling bee, where contestants take on hilarious distractions while spelling increasingly challenging words. The show will join ABC Family's Wednesday night comedy line-up on Wednesday July 24th at 9pm ET/PT following "Melissa and Joey" and "Baby Daddy."

Challenges include:

"Buzzed In," - Contestants must race to a buzzer, maneuvering a slippery obstacle course while trying to avoid a giant swinging log.

"Zapped" - Contestants spell while being zapped, blasted with cold air, sprayed in the face with water, and soaked with blue slushy ice water.

"In Your Face" - Contestants are strapped to a giant fork and swung into a huge pie.

"Sensory Overload" - Contestants are surrounded by flashing monitors, blaring speakers, lasers, flash bulbs and strobe lights.

"Spell-Mageddon" is created and Executive Produced by Adam Reed, Adam Freeman and Leslie Greif of Thinkfactory Media. Additional Executive Producers are Jeff Krask and Michael Canter.

Part of the Disney/ABC Television Group, ABC Family is distributed in over 97 million homes. ABC Family features programming reflecting today's families, entertaining and connecting with adults through relatable programming about today's relationships - told with a mix of diversity, passion, humor and heart. ABC Family's programming is a combination of network-defining original series and original movies, quality acquired series and blockbuster theatricals. Emmy(R) Award-winning ABCFamily.com provides a variety of interactive entertainment and community features, from rich, fan-centric programming - including blogs, viewing parties, webisodes, full episodes of the network's hit programming, along with sneak peek exclusive previews and behind-the-scenes clips. ABC Family is also the destination for annual Holiday events with "13 Nights of Halloween" and "25 Days of Christmas." ABC Family. A New Kind of Family.

Thinkfactory Media is a full-service production company that creates high-quality entertainment content. Renowned for award-winning productions, the company was the driving force behind the Emmy(R) and Golden Globe(R)-nominated hit mini-series Hatfields & McCoys (History), starring Kevin Costner. Their provocative docu-series Preachers' Daughters (Lifetime) just had its finale in May and the recently announced series, Marriage Bootcamp: Bridezillas is currently airing (We tv). Currently in production is R&B Divas: Atlanta, starring Grammy Award-winning recording artist Faith Evans, along with a spinoff, R&B Divas: Los Angeles (TV One). Other recent credits include: Prank My Mom (Lifetime), Gene Simmons: Family Jewels (A&E), Sinbad: It's Just Family (WE tv), Chasing Mummies (History) and Tony Danza: Teach (A&E), among many others. Find out more about Thinkfactory Media and its projects at www.ThinkfactoryMedia.com and follow on Twitter at @TFactoryMedia.

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