Fox has set a premiere date for the new reality competition series it’s billing as “the first-ever obstacle course for the mind.” Hosted and produced by Rob Lowe, Mental Samurai will bow at 9 PM Tuesday, February 26.
Here’s how we play our game: Pushing every aspect of human intelligence and mental agility, the series sees contestants battle the boundaries of their minds to answer questions accurately with speed and precision. Not only does the course test their acumen in categories of knowledge, memory, puzzles and sequencing, but players also will have to contend with being physically transported around the set at high speeds in a specially designed capsule capable of rotating 360 degrees. People from all walks of life will compete, and underdogs will triumph, in the game that anyone can play, and almost no one can win.
Mental Samurai produced by A. Smith & Co. Productions (Hell’s Kitchen, The Titan Games), Warner Horizon Unscripted & Alternative Television and Apploff Entertainment. Arthur Smith, Toby Gorman, Jeff Apploff and Noah Bonnett serve as executive producers.
“Never before has such an accessible game been so challenging,” said Arthur Smith, CEO of A. Smith & Co. Productions. “With Rob Lowe’s wit, warmth and encouraging spirit, the show’s first generation of Mental Samurais will have the experience of their lives.”