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Fox sets premiere date for Rob Lowe-hosted series “Mental Samurai”

Fox has set a late February premiere date for its latest competition series, Mental Samurai. Hosted and produced by Rob Lowe (pictured), Mental Samurai focuses on challenges that push human intelligence and mental agility. In ...
January 9, 2019

Fox has set a late February premiere date for its latest competition series, Mental Samurai.

Hosted and produced by Rob Lowe (pictured), Mental Samurai focuses on challenges that push human intelligence and mental agility.

In each episode, contestants must answer questions accurately with speed and precision on an obstacle course designed for the mind. Participants must answer questions in categories of knowledge, memory, puzzles and sequencing while being physically transported around the set at high speeds in a capsule.

The series is produced by A. Smith & Co. Productions, Warner Horizon Unscripted & Alternative Television and Apploff Entertainment. Arthur SmithToby GormanJeff Apploff and Noah Bonnett serve as executive producers on the series.

Mental Samurai premieres on Fox starting Feb. 26 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

News of the upcoming series was first announced this past August during Fox’s Television Critics Association summer tour.

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Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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