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Science Channel preps “Outrageous Acts of Danger”

Adventurer Todd Sampson will put his faith in science to the ultimate test in Science Channel’s experimental series Outrageous Acts of Danger. Produced by Banijay Group-owned prodco Screentime, the 6 x 30-minute ...
May 23, 2017

Adventurer Todd Sampson will put his faith in science to the ultimate test in Science Channel’s experimental series Outrageous Acts of Danger.

Produced by Banijay Group-owned prodco Screentime, the 6 x 30-minute factual science series will feature Sampson as he relies on leading physicists, experts and the laws of physics to escape myriad near-death experiments unscathed.

Throughout the inaugural series, Sampson will demonstrate resistance by being shot at point-blank range underwater with an AK-47 and the conservation of energy by staring down a swinging one-ton wrecking ball. He will also validate heat transfer by traveling through a 1,600-degree fire with only a thin layer of water protecting him; prove air pressure by climbing a skyscraper using two household vacuum cleaners; and demonstrate buoyancy by flying with 120 helium balloons.

Outrageous Acts of Danger premieres June 21 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on the Discovery Communications-owned network.

Screentime’s Jennifer Collins and Science Channel’s Kyle McCabe serve as executive producers on the series.

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