'Spell-Mageddon' to Premiere Wednesday, July 24 on ABC Family

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July 9th, 2013

Spell-Mageddon

via press release:

ABC FAMILY PREMIERES “SPELL-MAGEDDON” WEDNESDAY, JULY 24TH AT 9PM ET/PT

HOSTED BY ALFONSO RIBEIRO

Burbank, CA (July 9, 2013) – ABC Family debuts the series “Spell-Mageddon” on Wednesday, July 24 (9:00PM – 10:00 PM ET/PT). Hosted by Alfonso Ribeiro, the one hour game show puts a fresh spin on the spelling bee, where contestants take on hilarious distractions while spelling increasingly challenging words. The show will join ABC Family’s Wednesday night comedy line-up on Wednesday July 24th at 9pm ET/PT following “Melissa and Joey” and “Baby Daddy.”

 

Challenges include:

 

“Buzzed In,” – Contestants must race to a buzzer, maneuvering a slippery obstacle course while trying to avoid a giant swinging log.

 

“Zapped” – Contestants spell while being zapped, blasted with cold air, sprayed in the face with water, and soaked with blue slushy ice water.

 

“In Your Face” – Contestants are strapped to a giant fork and swung into a huge pie.

 

“Sensory Overload” – Contestants are surrounded by flashing monitors, blaring speakers, lasers, flash bulbs and strobe lights.

 

“Spell-Mageddon” is created and Executive Produced by Adam Reed, Adam Freeman and Leslie Greif of Thinkfactory Media. Additional Executive Producers are Jeff Krask and Michael Canter.

 

Part of the Disney/ABC Television Group, ABC Family is distributed in over 97 million homes. ABC Family features programming reflecting today’s families, entertaining and connecting with adults through relatable programming about today’s relationships – told with a mix of diversity, passion, humor and heart. ABC Family’s programming is a combination of network-defining original series and original movies, quality acquired series and blockbuster theatricals. Emmy® Award-winning ABCFamily.com provides a variety of interactive entertainment and community features, from rich, fan-centric programming – including blogs, viewing parties, webisodes, full episodes of the network’s hit programming, along with sneak peek exclusive previews and behind-the-scenes clips. ABC Family is also the destination for annual Holiday events with “13 Nights of Halloween” and “25 Days of Christmas.” ABC Family. A New Kind of Family.

 

Thinkfactory Media is a full-service production company that creates high-quality entertainment content. Renowned for award-winning productions, the company was the driving force behind the Emmy® and Golden Globe®-nominated hit mini-series Hatfields & McCoys (History), starring Kevin Costner. Their provocative docu-series Preachers’ Daughters (Lifetime) just had its finale in May and the recently announced series, Marriage Bootcamp: Bridezillas is currently airing (We tv). Currently in production is R&B Divas: Atlanta, starring Grammy Award-winning recording artist Faith Evans, along with a spinoff, R&B Divas: Los Angeles (TV One). Other recent credits include: Prank My Mom (Lifetime), Gene Simmons: Family Jewels (A&E), Sinbad: It's Just Family (WE tv), Chasing Mummies (History) and Tony Danza: Teach (A&E), among many others. Find out more about Thinkfactory Media and its projects at www.ThinkfactoryMedia.com and follow on Twitter at @TFactoryMedia.

 
  • mike

    Game shows at night are pretty iffy.Best of luck.

  • Christian

    Sounds awful. I predict it will do even worse than Dancing Fools. ABCF needs to drop their dreadful comedies and even worse reality/game shows and just focus on their teen dramas. That’s where their bread and butter is.

  • Laura

    I think it is going to be funny… I think it will be a hit… I am sick of the high schooler drama… I will definitely be watching on the 24th!!!

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