or


[06/03/10 - 07:52 AM]
Nickelodeon Challenges Kids to More Brain-Teasing Fun with Second Season of Hit Game Show Brainsurge
The new season, due Monday, June 21, will feature guest stars Jordin Sparks, Tony Hawk, Misty May-Treanor, Natalie Coughlin and Tom Kenny.

[via press release from Nickelodeon]

NICKELODEON CHALLENGES KIDS TO MORE BRAIN-TEASING FUN WITH SECOND SEASON OF HIT GAME SHOW BRAINSURGE PREMIERING MONDAY, JUNE 21 AT 6:00 P.M. (ET/PT)

Season Two Features Casts of Nickelodeon Hit Shows and Special Guest Stars Jordin Sparks, Tony Hawk, Misty May-Treanor, Natalie Coughlin and Tom Kenny

Santa Monica, Calif., June 3, 2010 - Nickelodeon welcomes back its popular game show BrainSurge with 40 brand-new episodes of brain twisters, signature slime and special guests beginning Monday, June 21, at 6:00 p.m. ET/PT. Since its launch in September 2009, the series has emerged as a hit with kids and is currently the most-watched program on all TV in its time period among kids 2-11, boys 2-11, boys 6-11 and boys 9-14. Delivering an average of 2 million total viewers per episode, the first season of BrainSurge has grown by double-digits (+10%) among kids 2-11 since its premiere. (Source: NMR 9/28/09-5/23/10). The new season of BrainSurge, which will feature real kids competing in three intense levels of mind-bending game play, will air in a new timeslot on Nickelodeon weekdays at 6 p.m. (ET/PT).

Jeff Sutphen returns as host of BrainSurge to energetically guide kids through mind-bending challenges that test their visual, memory and analytical skills as they compete for fun prizes. Season two premieres with a week of special episodes that feature Boys vs. Girls - where the live audience is divided by gender and the contestants (3 boys and 3 girls) are playing for bragging rights and T-shirts for the audience. In addition, the new season will include celebrity appearances by Jordin Sparks, Tony Hawk, Misty May-Treanor, Natalie Coughlin, and Tom Kenny (voice of SpongeBob SquarePants), as well as the casts of Nickelodeon's hit comedy series Big Time Rush, Victorious, The Troop, iCarly and True Jackson, VP. And, for the first time, there will be theme weeks including Twins vs. Twins, Siblings vs. Siblings and Parents vs. Kids.

"We have gotten overwhelming feedback from kids across the country telling us that they love playing along with the show at home, so we are thrilled to be bringing it back for a second season," said Marjorie Cohn, Nickelodeon's President, Original Programming and Development. "Season two will take the game play up a notch, giving viewers of all ages a heightened level of interactivity with more online games and new brain-teasing challenges."

The new episodes will continue to offer viewers even more brain teasers, signature slime and special episodes that feature competitions between kids, siblings and entire families. As contestants are eliminated, they get sucked into the "Face Wall" or slide down the "Brain Drain," but the final winner gets the ultimate prize - a giant, messy, celebratory sliming!

The series continues to build on Nickelodeon's legacy of successful family game shows, like Double Dare, Legends of the Hidden Temple and Figure it Out. BrainSurge's fun-filled competition challenges contestants' visual, memory and thought abilities. It invites kids at home to join in the fun with a series of online "Brain Training" mini games available at www.nick.com/brainsurge.

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 31st 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 and feature films. Nickelodeon's U.S. television network is seen in more than 100 million households and has been the number-one-rated basic cable network for 16 consecutive years. For more information or artwork, visit www.nickpress.com. Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom Inc. (NYSE: VIA - News, VIA.B - News).





  [june 2010]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
  


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





[09/25/17 - 12:06 PM]
Live Musical Production of Tony Award-, Grammy Award- and Pulitzer Prize-Winning Musical "Rent" to Air Sunday, January 27, 2019, on FOX
After winning four Tony Awards and the Pulitzer Prize, writer/composer Jonathan Larson's tour de force celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, as it continues to offer an inspiring message of hope and friendship.

[09/25/17 - 12:05 PM]
Emmy(R)-Nominated Sketch Comedy Series "Tracey Ullman's Show" Returns for Second Season Oct. 20 on HBO
Over the course of the new season, Ullman uses her signature brand of sharp satire to shape-shift into a range of public figures and offbeat original characters.

[09/25/17 - 11:10 AM]
Freeform Orders a Pilot Spinoff "Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists," From Warner Horizon Scripted Television
Sasha Pieterse and Janel Parrish will reprise their roles from the parent series.

[09/25/17 - 11:06 AM]
History(R)'s New Scripted Drama Series "Knightfall" Delving Into the Mysterious World of the Knights Templar Premieres Wednesday, December 6 at 10 PM ET/PT
"Knightfall" begins after the fall of the city of Acre, the Templar's last stronghold in the Holy Land, where the Holy Grail is lost.

[09/25/17 - 10:30 AM]
Contractor Mike Holmes and His Family Help Homeowners on New DIY Network Series "Holmes: Next Generation"
The six-episode series is scheduled to premiere in March 2018.

[09/25/17 - 10:03 AM]
"The Newspaperman: The Life and Times of Ben Bradlee," An Intimate Documentary Portrait, Debuts Dec. 4 on HBO
Washington Post executive editor Ben Bradlee was largely credited with taking down President Richard Nixon in 1974 after the Post broke the Watergate story, exposing the largest political scandal in American history.

[09/25/17 - 10:01 AM]
Sanaa Lathan Joins Showtime(R) Drama Series "The Affair"
She'll recur as Jenelle, the tough-as-nails principal of the charter school where Noah (Dominic West) teaches, who intrigues him.

[09/25/17 - 09:51 AM]
FX+ Expands Content and Launches on Cox
FX+, a new commercial-free service featuring all seasons of almost every current and library title of FX original series, has added all seasons of 15 additional FX original series.

[09/25/17 - 09:31 AM]
Nickelodeon's Brand-New "SpongeBob SquarePants" Halloween Stop-Motion Animation Special: "The Legend of Boo-kini Bottom" Premieres Friday, Oct. 13, at 7:00 P.M. (ET/PT)
The special tells the story of the Flying Dutchman (Brian Doyle-Murray) coming to Bikini Bottom to make sure everyone in town is scared - especially SpongeBob, who seems to be unflappable in his belief that spooky things are actually funny.

[09/25/17 - 08:32 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC, "Sunday Night Football" Top Competition
The Peacock once again leads the night in total viewers and adults 18-49.

[09/25/17 - 08:11 AM]
Paramount Network Announces Launch Date and Logo
The network will officially debut on Thursday, January 18 at 9:00/8:00c with a live one-hour episode of "Lip Sync Battle" emanating from the Paramount lot in Hollywood.

[09/25/17 - 08:03 AM]
SundanceTV Starts Production on the Third Season of Its Critically-Acclaimed Series "Hap and Leonard"
The six-part drama, returning to SundanceTV in early 2018, takes inspiration from "The Two-Bear Mambo," the third installment of Joe R. Lansdale's popular book series.

[09/25/17 - 07:34 AM]
Video: Netflix Debuts New Trailer for the Film "First They Killed My Father"
Directed by Angelina Jolie, the film is the adaptation of Cambodian author and human rights activist Loung Ung's gripping memoir of surviving the deadly Khmer Rouge regime from 1975 to 1978.

[09/25/17 - 07:25 AM]
CBS Sports' Coverage of NFL for Week 3 Up +4% Over 2016
CBS spins the numbers for Sunday, September 24.

[09/25/17 - 06:03 AM]
Renowned Television Creators Amy Sherman-Palladino and Daniel Palladino Sign Multi-Year Overall Deal with Amazon Studios
Sherman-Palladino and Palladino will develop television projects that will add to their unprecedented two-season greenlight of upcoming Amazon Original Series "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel," which debuts this fall on Prime Video.