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SPELL-MAGEDDON
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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ABC FAMILY PREMIERES "SPELL-MAGEDDON" WEDNESDAY, JULY 24TH AT 9PM ET/PT HOSTED BY ALFONSO RIBEIRO

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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SPELL-MAGEDDON (ABC FAMILY)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
7/24/13 - ???
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 9/11/13; has yet to be renewed for a second season
DESCRIPTION:
(from ABC Family's press release, June 2013) Alfonso Ribeiro has been named host of ABC Family's new series "Spell-Mageddon." The one hour game show puts a fresh spin on the spelling bee, where contestants take on hilarious distractions while spelling increasingly challenging words. Production begins on Monday, June 17th, in Studio City. 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."
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Alfonso Ribeiro as Host
CREW INFORMATION:
· Adam Freeman as EP
· Adam Reed as EP
· Jeff Krask as EP
· Leslie Greif as EP
· Michael Canter as EP
GENRE(S):
· game show
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Thinkfactory Media