Nickelodeon is bringing back its very popular game show BrainSurge starting June 21 at 6pm ET/PT with the first of 40 new episodes.
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 2 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 2 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.
Kids at home can join in the fun with a series of online “Brain Training” mini games available at www.nick.com/brainsurge
Please see the official website for any questions about the show, or how to be on it.
© 2009 Viacom International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Credit: Lisa Rose