Syfy Greenlights New Series 'Exit' Based on Hit Japanese Series

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April 3rd, 2013


via press release:





NEW YORK – April 3, 2013 – Building off the success of its hit series Face Off and Total Blackout, Syfy today announced an expansion of its reality competition programming with the greenlighting of Exit. Based on the Nippon Television Network’s hit Japanese series Dero!, Exit is an all-new six episode series hosted by Curt Doussett (America’s Lost Treasures, Hazard Pay) set to premiere June 4 at 10PM ET/PT.


In each nail-biting episode, four teams of two contestants will battle to escape a series of four mind-bending and seemingly diabolical rooms, each more challenging than the last. The winning team must beat the clock while solving rapid-fire brain games and navigating a bevy of terrifyingly entertaining puzzles in order to be the only team to truly exit and win the $10,000 prize.


Said Mark Stern, President of Original Content, Syfy, “Exit is a heart-pounding adrenalin rush of a competition series that truly embraces imagination, forcing its eager contestants to experience twisted and visual brain puzzles while navigating booby-traps, receding floors, collapsing walls, bottomless sand pits and much more.”


Exit is produced by Smart Dog Media in association with Zig Zag Productions. Craig Plestis (Minute to Win It, America’s Got Talent), Michael Binkow (1 vs. 100, Who Wants to Be A Millionaire), Danny Fenton (Scam City, Cheryl Cole: Where Did It All Go Right... and Wrong) and Scott St. John (Total Blackout, America's Got Talent) serve as Executive Producers.


Exit joins Syfy’s robust roster of popular reality series such as Face Off, Ghost Hunters, Haunted Collector, Total Blackout, Paranormal Witness, Ghost Mine, and Syfy’s newest series Deep South Paranormal which will premiere Wednesday, April 10 at 10PM.


Syfy is a media destination for imagination-based entertainment. With year round acclaimed original series, events, blockbuster movies, classic science fiction and fantasy programming, a dynamic Web site (, and a portfolio of adjacent business (Syfy Ventures), Syfy is a passport to limitless possibilities. Originally launched in 1992 as SCI FI Channel, and currently in more than 98 million homes, Syfy is a network of NBCUniversal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies. NBCUniversal is owned by Comcast Corporation. (Syfy. Imagine greater.)


  • AJ

    Wow, that host is hot. I’ll watch anything he hosts.

  • The Guy

    Yay, just the show to get the science fiction crowd to come back to SyFy!

  • Jimmy

    Screw that! Tell us whether being human is being renewed?!?!?!

  • cimmer

    If Defiance doesn’t kick some behind for Syfy this month, they’re in trouble.

  • tv#1

    Thanks TVbytheNumbers for showing ads for Defiance. That show is going to need heavy promotion in order to help it do well. I don’t think I have ever been so happy to see an ad for a TV show on a website before.

    As for Exit, it won’t be for me. I don’t like reality TV.

  • Barb

    And why is this station called SyFy when most of the shows are non-scripted reality that are not sci-fi.

  • PurpleDrazi

    We should all just be thankful it doesn’t involve ghost hunting.

  • michael

    what is all these reality shows. I know they are cheap, but how is this syfy. these shows don’t interest me as that is all that is on tv anymore. their new show stranded is a joke. ghost hunters is outdated. dest truth was a fun show. hopefully defiance is a good one, but syfy stick to what your channel name is or change it to boring reality tv

  • Auldbangs

    Time to change the network name from SyFy to “Non”scripted reality shows and cheap cgi monste rmovies

  • solelle

    Another reality show? Really syfy are yall not even trying anymore? Between all the i almost did not see a ghost but i hunted a non nondescript cold spot on hand held camara shows and the low budget tornado storm typhoon movies an lets not forget the damned wrestling which I guess qualifies because it is fiction WTH happened syfy had some good scripted shows and still has a few WTF syfy.

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