[10/26/15 - 12:35 PM] Kal Penn to Host "Superhuman" Monday, January 4, on FOX; New Two-Hour Competition Special Tests the Limits of Ordinary People with Extraordinary Abilities The jaw-dropping special will test the abilities of 12 ordinary people to use their extraordinary skills to win a $100,000 grand prize.
[via press release from FOX]
KAL PENN TO HOST "SUPERHUMAN" MONDAY, JANUARY 4, ON FOX; NEW TWO-HOUR COMPETITION SPECIAL TESTS THE LIMITS OF ORDINARY PEOPLE WITH EXTRAORDINARY ABILITIES
Heavyweight Champion Mike Tyson, Actress and Comedian Mary Lynn-Rajskub and Neurosurgeon Dr. Rahul Jandial Are Guest-Panelists
Get ready to have your mind blown when SUPERHUMAN, the new two-hour special hosted by actor Kal Penn, premieres Monday, Jan. 4 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. The jaw-dropping special will test the abilities of 12 ordinary people to use their extraordinary skills to win a $100,000 grand prize. Each of the contestants possesses a distinct, nearly super-human ability in fields such as memory, hearing, taste, touch, smell and sight. The contestants will be challenged to push their skills to the limit to determine if they are SUPERHUMAN enough to win the $100,000.
Penn, along with a guest panel that includes iconic boxer and entertainer Mike Tyson, actress/ comedian Mary Lynn Rajskub and neurosurgeon Dr. Rahul Jandial, will provide insights and comedic commentary about the competitors' unique abilities, while guiding the studio audience, who ultimately will decide which mental mastermind takes home the title of SUPERHUMAN and the $100,000 grand prize.
Originally produced by Endemol Shine Germany (series 6), the extraordinary competition format has been a breakout hit in China (series 3), Italy (series 2), Brazil (series 2), Spain and, most recently, France (series 3), where the premiere delivered top ratings for the network. Following the success in Germany and Spain, the networks launched a kids' version of the popular format. The U.S. marks the seventh territory where the format will launch, and further global interest is picking up.
SUPERHUMAN is produced by Endemol Shine North America. Rob Smith, George Hurford Jones and David Friedman serve as executive producers. Follow @FOXTV on Twitter and "like" FOX on Facebook at facebook.com/FOXTV for more updates, and join the discussion using #Superhuman.
About Endemol Shine North America
Endemol Shine North America delivers world-class content and compelling storytelling to multiple platforms in the U.S. and across the globe. Endemol Shine North America is part of Endemol Shine Group, the newly launched global content creator, producer and distributor with a diverse portfolio of companies in the U.S. that are behind some of the most prominent hit television formats and series in the world. Its Endemol Shine Latino division oversees all Spanish-language sales and development in both the U.S. and Mexico. And subsidiary production companies include Authentic Entertainment, Original Media, True Entertainment and 51 Minds Entertainment. In addition, Endemol Shine North America has a strategic partnership with Ryan Seacrest Productions.
Endemol Shine Group's companies in North America are behind hit series, including "Below Deck" (Bravo), "Big Brother" (CBS), "The Biggest Loser" (NBC), BULLSEYE (FOX), "Fake Off (TruTV), "Hell on Wheels" (AMC), "Ink Master" (Spike), "It Takes a Church" (GSN), "Kingdom" (DirecTV), "Knife Fight" (Esquire), MASTERCHEF (FOX), MASTERCHEF JUNIOR (FOX), "Restaurant Startup" (CNBC), "Swamp People" (History), "The Island" (NBC), "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" (Bravo), "Steve Harvey" (NBCU),"T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle" (VH1), "Steve Austin's Broken Skull Challenge" (CMT), "Wipeout" (ABC) and many more.