[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]


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]  

(series past and present)
(series in development)
(tv movies and mini-series)

[10/26/16 - 03:23 PM]
Lifetime Partners with "The View" for Primetime Event Program, "The View Live Election Special"
The special will feature "The View's" co-hosts from their set with a live studio audience, election-themed Hot Topics, interactive election activities and up-to-the-minute results from key battleground states.

[10/26/16 - 02:01 PM]
Freeform Says Farewell to "Pretty Little Liars" with an Exclusive One-Hour Tell-All Following the Series Finale
Troian Bellisario, Ashley Benson, Lucy Hale, Shay Mitchell and Sasha Pieterse, as well as executive producer I. Marlene King, will sit down for an hour long unbarred and uncensored tell-all after show.

[10/26/16 - 01:31 PM]
Video: Showtime(R) Releases Poster and New "Presidential" Teaser for Stephen Colbert's Live Election Night Special
On election night, Colbert will be reacting in real-time to the election results as the state by state returns come in, making it the perfect election night destination for people who want to see all the latest news, without actually having to watch the news.

[10/26/16 - 12:45 PM]
New Comedy "The Mick," Starring Kaitlin Olson, to Premiere Sunday, January 1, After NFL Doubleheader, on FOX
The series will then regularly air Tuesday nights following "New Girl."

[10/26/16 - 11:42 AM]
Samantha Bee Interviews Her First Male President, Barack Obama
Said installment of "Full Frontal with Samantha Bee" airs Monday, October 31 at 10:30/9:30c on TBS.

[10/26/16 - 11:00 AM]
Starz Adds Michael Nyqvist, Nazanin Boniadi, Nicholas Pinnock and Sara Serraiocco to Spy Thriller "Counterpart"
The espionage thriller with a metaphysical twist also stars Oscar(R) winner J.K. Simmons, Olivia Williams and Harry Lloyd.

[10/26/16 - 10:32 AM]
Weinstein Television's Epic Scripted Event Series "Waco," Lands on Spike TV
Previously announced in August, the six-part event series is based on the harrowing true story of the 1993 FBI siege of a religious sect in Waco, Texas that resulted in the deadly shoot out and fire.

[10/26/16 - 10:32 AM]
"Broad City" Original Series Soundtrack Available Friday, October 28 via Milan Records in Association with Comedy Central Records
The album artwork and packaging is designed by artist Mike Perry, who is also the creator of the animated show opener for "Broad City," and features an insert with spliff-rolling instructions.

[10/26/16 - 10:23 AM]
The CW Gets Into the Spirit with Its Schedule of Upcoming Holiday Specials
New this holiday season, The CW will broadcast an original holiday special, "Terry Crews Saves Christmas," for five hour-long episodes across four consecutive nights, starting Tuesday, December 20.

[10/26/16 - 10:09 AM]
WGN America's Hit Supernatural Thriller "Salem" Returns Halloween Week Wednesday, November 2 at 9:00 PM ET/PT
In advance of the premiere, the network released a riveting new trailer featuring a gruesome twist on "Cats Cradle."

[10/26/16 - 09:26 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: World Series Opens on Top for FOX
The network's coverage is up more than 17% among adults 18-49 from last year.

[10/26/16 - 09:01 AM]
Disney Begins Production on New "Muppet Babies" Series, Slated to Debut in Early 2018
Geared towards kids 4-7, each episode will feature two 11-minute stories that follow the Muppet Babies on various adventures as they let their imaginations take them to the farthest corners of the universe.

[10/26/16 - 09:00 AM]
Esquire Network Teams Up with Nick Offerman and the Movember Foundation to Throw a "'Stache Bash" to Raise Awareness of Men's Health
Take a look at Nick chatting about moustaches and tune in to the marathon to see the best of the beards and flavor savers.

[10/26/16 - 08:56 AM]
Travel Channel Says Week of December 25 Is the Perfect Time for a "Chill-cation"
Travel Channel's favorite experts and explorers - Josh Gates, Jack Maxwell, Anthony Melchiorri, Don Wildman, Andrew Zimmern and Zak Bagans - will lead ultimate chilly escapes with ice-themed episodes of the network's most popular series.

[10/26/16 - 08:32 AM]
ABC Brings You "Home for the Holidays" with Series and Specials from Thanksgiving Through the New Year
Highlights include new seasons of "The Great Christmas Light Fight" and the re-monikered "The Great American Baking Show."