or


[02/18/10 - 07:04 AM]
Nickelodeon Green-Lights Second Season of New Hit Game Show Brainsurge!
The series, produced by 310 Entertainment and Stone & Company, currently airs weekdays at 4:30/3:30c.

[via press release from Nickelodeon]

NICKELODEON GREEN-LIGHTS SECOND SEASON OF NEW HIT GAME SHOW BRAINSURGE!

Production Begins in Spring 2010 with Returning Host Jeff Sutphen,

New Kid and Family Contestants and Nickelodeon's Own Live-Action Stars

HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Feb. 18, 2020 � Nickelodeon has green-lit a second season of the hit game show BrainSurge, it was announced today by Marjorie Cohn, Nick's Executive Vice President of Development and Original Programming. The 40 new episodes will continue to offer viewers even more brain twisters, signature slime and special episodes with kids, families and Nickelodeon stars competing against each other for fun prizes. Host Jeff Sutphen will return to lead the contestants through the various mind-bending challenges that test their visual, memory and analytical skills. BrainSurge, produced by 310 Entertainment and Stone & Company, currently airs Monday-Friday at 4:30 p.m. (ET/PT).

Since its launch in September 2009, the show has emerged as a huge hit with kids and is currently basic cable's most-watched program in its time period among kids 2-11 and 6-11. Delivering an average of 2 million total viewers per episode, the first season of BrainSurge has grown by almost +20% across all key kid demos from its premiere.

"Kids and families love the interactive experience of the show that cuts across all ages and requires no special knowledge thus leveling the playing field," said Cohn. "With the new season, we are excited to amp up the game play and continue to build on Nickelodeon's legacy of successful family game shows."

BrainSurge features real kids competing in three intense levels of game play that test their powers of memory and concentration. Sutphen energetically guides the action as kids compete for fun prizes. As kids are eliminated they get sucked into the "Face Wall" or slide down the "Brain Drain" but the final winning contestant gets the ultimate prize--a giant, messy, celebratory sliming! In addition, with the push of a button, kids at home can play online at www.nick.com/brainsurge/ and test their mental skills from the comfort of their own homes.

Nickelodeon has a long legacy of creating groundbreaking, original, hit game shows. The first game show that aired on the network was Double Dare in 1986, featuring Nick's signatory slime. Over the next 16 years, Nickelodeon launched many other game shows including hits such as Finders Keepers and Super Sloppy Double Dare ('87), Family Double Dare, ('88), Make the Grade and Think Fast ('89), Wild and Crazy Kids ('90), Get the Picture ('91), GUTS and Nick Arcade ('92), Legends of the Hidden Temple ('93), Global GUTS, ('95), Figure it Out ('97), You're On! and Figure it Out: Family Style ('98), Figure it Out: Wild Style ('99), Double Dare 2000 ('00), and Nick Robot Wars and Scaredy Camp ('02). Six years later came Family GUTS ('08) and then BrainSurge (�09) -- the new wave of game shows for the first generation of Nickelodeon parents and adults that grew up watching shows like Double Dare and GUTS.

BrainSurge is from executive producers Clay Newbill for 310 Entertainment, Scott A. Stone (Legends of the Hidden Temple) for Stone & Company Entertainment and David A. Hurwitz. The game show is based on the Tokyo Broadcasting System Television program Brain Survivor.

Nickelodeon, now in its 30th year, is the number-one entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The company includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, online, recreation, books, magazines and feature films. Nickelodeon's U.S. television network is seen in almost 100 million households and has been the number-one-rated basic cable network for 15 consecutive years. Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom Inc. (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B).





  [september 2014]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
 


· SHOWATCH
(series past and present)
· DEVWATCH
(series in development)
· MOVIEWATCH
(tv movies and mini-series)





[09/19/14 - 11:03 AM]
Get Ready for an "Awkward" Binge Sesh When MTV Airs the Hit Series in Its Entirety Beginning on Monday, September 22 at 8:30 AM ET/PT
Said marathon concludes with the premiere of the second-half of season 4 on Tuesday, September 23 at 10:00/9:00c.

[09/19/14 - 11:00 AM]
"Justified" Arrests Sam Elliott and Garret Dillahunt
The series returns for its sixth and final season in January 2015.

[09/19/14 - 10:06 AM]
"CMT Instant Jam: Kenny Chesney" Premieres Saturday, September 27 at 10 P.M., ET/PT
Viewers can get a sneak peek of Chesney's "American Kids" performance exclusively on the CMT Artists App beginning tomorrow morning at 11:30 a.m. ET.

[09/19/14 - 09:15 AM]
Cartoon Network's Hit Series "Regular Show" Is Back for a Not-So-Regular Sixth Season Premiering Thursday, October 9 at 7:30 p.m. (ET/PT)
The Emmy-winning series was created by JG Quintel and produced by Cartoon Network Studios.

[09/19/14 - 08:40 AM]
"The Biggest Loser" Ranks as the #1 Non-Sports Telecast on the Big 4 Last Night in Every Key Measure
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, September 18.

[09/19/14 - 08:31 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Dominates with "Thursday Night Football"
The Eye easily wins the night in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[09/19/14 - 08:01 AM]
"The Graham Norton Show" Returns to BBC America Saturday, October 4, 11:00 PM ET
In the premiere episode, Denzel Washington, Peter Capaldi and Gemma Arterton will join each other on Graham's infamous orange sofa.

[09/19/14 - 07:42 AM]
CNBC's "The Filthy Rich Guide" Series Premiere on Wednesday, October 8 at 10PM ET/PT
The five-episode series is "a fun, fast-paced guide that catalogues the ways in which the .01 percent spend their money."

[09/18/14 - 04:56 PM]
Fall Premiere of OWN's "For Better or Worse" Delivers 1.2 Million Viewers
OWN spins the numbers for Wednesday, September 17.

[09/18/14 - 02:50 PM]
"90 Day Fiance" - TLC's #1 New Series of 2014 - Returns October 19, 2014
In the second season, six new couples decide to take a chance on love and bring their spouses-to-be stateside.

[09/18/14 - 01:17 PM]
NBC Announces Partnership and Integration with Nissan as Exclusive Automotive Sponsor of Emmy Award-Winning Hit "The Voice"
"The Voice Official App" will further enhance the viewer experience across the show from the blind auditions, battles, knockouts all the way to the live playoffs as well as giving fans, for the first time, the ability to use the app to vote for their favorite artists live during the broadcast of the show.

[09/18/14 - 01:15 PM]
Hallmark Channel's "Cedar Cove" Ranks #1 in Primetime Among Households, Women 25-54, and Total Viewers in Live+3 Performance
The Hallmark Channel spins the numbers for Saturday, September 13.

[09/18/14 - 01:06 PM]
National Spotlight Shines on Jeter's Final Series on FOX; Pirates' Playoff Push on FOX Sports 1 to End MLB Regular Season
Today, FOX Sports announced unprecedented, side-by-side national coverage of Major League Baseball's final regular season Saturday with two compelling games side-by-side on the FOX broadcast network and FOX Sports 1.

[09/18/14 - 01:00 PM]
Central Perk Pop-Up Creates "Friends" Fan Frenzy in Lower Manhattan
The store (located at 199 Lafayette Street, on the corner of Broome) officially opened to the public Wednesday, September 17.

[09/18/14 - 12:20 PM]
John Legend and Lee Ann Womack Make Musical Magic on "CMT Crossroads"
Said installment premieres Friday, September 26 at 10:00/9:00c on the cable channel.