[09/16/09 - 01:10 PM]
Science Channel Plays Head Games with Viewers on Air and Online Beginning October 17
Greg Proops hosts the series, which will air Saturdays at 9:00/8:00c.

[via press release from Science Channel]


-- From Executive Producer Whoopi Goldberg, HEAD GAMES Airs Saturdays at 9 PM (ET/PT) --

(Silver Spring, Md.) �- A battle of wits and wills, and a bit of "say what?!," brings Science Channel's first-ever trivia series HEAD GAMES to life. Using humor and fascinating science facts to challenge the intellect of contestants and viewers, HEAD GAMES tests contestants' knowledge against questions about peculiar, unexpected information from the natural and scientific world. HEAD GAMES is for both the genius set and people who just have an interest in learning something new every day. So, if you want to be a water cooler sensation on Monday morning with your newfound knowledge of strange but true tidbits, tune in to the all-new series HEAD GAMES premiering Saturday, October 17 at 9 PM (ET/PT) on Science Channel and Science Channel HD.

From executive producers Whoopi Goldberg and Tom Leonardis, HEAD GAMES is a brilliant mix of science facts and everyday wonders topped off with a healthy dose of intelligence and charm from host Greg Proops. A comedian and actor, Proops engages contestants who run the gamut from know-it-all to know-it-not. Watch as contestants go brain-to-brain to determine who knows more funky facts such as: women blink twice as many times as men, or one inch of rain is equivalent to ten inches of snow.

"Whoopi's insatiable curiosity and passion for learning about the world around her shine through in HEAD GAMES, and we are proud to work so closely with her and One Hoe on this series," said Science Channel general manager, Debbie Myers. "Coupled with the dynamic personality of host Greg Proops, these elements make this series a fun, entertaining foray into learning fascinating things you've never thought about before."

Featuring a visually stunning set designed by interior designers Goil Amornivat (Bravo's Top Design and TLC's Trading Spaces) and Thomas Morbitzer, HEAD GAMES gives viewers science trivia they can chew on. Divided into four rounds of play, contestants earn points for correctly answering questions about a wealth of subjects including chemistry, space, biology, animals, insects, physics and more. And Greg Proops doesn't just tell the audience the correct answer, he shows the audience extraordinary video that will often leave viewers saying, "I never knew that!". At the end of the four rounds, the winning contestant proves he or she is smartest and walks away with all the cash they've earned.

At ScienceChannel.com/HeadGames, viewers can play along with the television contestants in real time and answer new questions unique to the online game. Additionally, if the on air explanation that was presented just doesn't satisfy the itch to know more, ScienceChannel.com allows viewers to dive deeper into the questions that were asked on the show. With new questions added each week, the game also allows users to challenge their friends and family to head-to-head contests via Facebook Connect. Think you can beat your friends � your coworkers � your family members? Friend them on Facebook and then invite them to a head-to-head duel. The online leader board will give you bragging rights and the top leader will be displayed on air during the show that week. Allowing viewers to show that they know something that most people don't, or won't, believe visitors to ScienceChannel.com/HeadGames are encouraged to submit their trivia questions to the website for consideration, or better yet, apply to be on the next season of HEAD GAMES! Tune in to HEAD GAMES every Saturday night at 9 PM (ET/PT) beginning October 17 to test your book smarts and your guessing prowess. Prove to Roy G Biv that you remember more from your fifth grade science class than the sequence of the colors of the rainbow.

HEAD GAMES is produced for Science Channel by One Hoe. For One Hoe, Whoopi Goldberg, Tom Leonardis and Dana Calderwood are executive producers. For Science Channel, Pamela Deutsch is executive producer and Debbie Myers is general manager.

HEAD GAMES online was created for ScienceChannel.com by Cricket Moon Media, Inc., an interactive entertainment studio located in Seattle, Wash. Cricket Moon works with the world's leading brands to develop original online experiences that educate and entertain. Their initiatives have garnered the industries top awards including Webbies, FlashForward, W3, and Promax|BDA. Sheila Green is the Executive Producer for ScienceChannel.com

About Greg Proops

He is best known for his unpredictable appearances on Whose Line is it Anyway?, the hit improvised comedy show on ABC hosted by Drew Carey. Proops is also a regular on the long-running British version of WLIIA? Whose Line is currently seen on ABC Family Channel. Proops is a stand up comic who co-stars on a new comedy series, True Jackson VP, and lends his voice to the popular children's series Bob the Builder on PBS. Mr. Proops guest starred on the sexy HBO comedy series Flight of the Conchords as evil advertising weasel Martin Clarke. Mr. Proops is a frequent guest on The Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Chelsea Lately on E! and on Red Eye with Greg Gutfeld on Fox News Channel. Additional information can be found on his website at gregproops.com.

About One Hoe

Created by Whoopi Goldberg and Tom Leonardis, One Hoe is active in virtually every entertainment medium, including television, film, radio and theatrical productions. In addition to producing the NBC sitcom, "Whoopi", Goldberg and Leonardis produced the hit Lifetime drama series "Strong Medicine", which ran for six seasons. The duo has produced three movies for television: Lifetime's "What Makes a Family" (produced with Barbra Streisand, Cis Corman, Craig Zadan and Neil Meron), Showtime's "Ruby's Bucket of Blood" and the TNT Original movie "Call Me Claus". In January of 2006, Leonardis and Goldberg produced "The Word According to Whoopi" a Bravo television special and most recently the West End debut of the new musical SISTER ACT at the London Palladium. Goldberg holds an Oscar ("Ghost"), a Grammy ("Fontaine, Why Am I Straight?"), a Tony (Producer/"Thoroughly Modern Millie") and an Emmy (Host/"Beyond Tara: The Extraordinary Life of Hattie McDaniel"). Leonardis is a Tony Award nominee for "Whoopi ... The 20th Anniversary."

About Science Channel

Science Channel is broadcast 24 hours a day and seven days a week to more than 57 million U.S. homes and simulcast on Science Channel HD. We immerse viewers in the incredible possibilities of science, from string theory and futuristic cities to accidental discoveries and outrageous inventions. We take things apart, peer inside and put things together in new and unexpected ways. We celebrate the trials, errors and brinking moments that change our lives forever. To find out more go to sciencechannel.com.

  [september 2009]  


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