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Fox gives “SuperHuman” series order

The U.S. broadcaster has ordered eight episodes of the competition series hosted by Kal Penn (pictured, right), following a two-hour special that aired in January.
March 2, 2016

Fox’s SuperHuman is going to series.

The 8 x 60-minute competition series, which challenges ordinary people to harness extraordinary skills, follows a two-hour special that aired on January 4. The series is to be produced by Endemol Shine North America.

Hosted by actor and presenter Kal Penn (pictured, right), the original special featured 12 participants with unique abilities competing for a grand prize of US$100,000. Penn and a guest panel provided feedback and commentary on the competitors’ skills, while a studio audience picked the grand prize winner.

Fox has opened a casting call for the upcoming series. The broadcaster says it is looking for people of all ages with extraordinary abilities, listing such examples as an “unbelievable memory,” proficiency with numbers, and heightened sense of taste, smell, hearing or touch.

SuperHuman is based on an Endemol Shine Germany format titled The Brain, which is presently in its sixth season. The format has also been produced in China, Italy, Brazil, Spain and France. Spanish and German nets launched a children’s version of the show.

Executive producers on the series include Rob Smith and Georgie Hurford-Jones of Endemol Shine North America, along with David Friedman. All three were attached to the original special.

About The Author
Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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