via press release:
SYFY’S TOTAL BLACKOUT PRESENTS SPECIAL CELEBRITY EPISODE TUESDAY, JULY 9 AT 9:30PM
AUBREY O’DAY, BOB GUINEY, ERIN WAY AND NEIL GRAYSTON PLAY IN THE DARK FOR CHARITY
HOSTED BY JALEEL WHITE (FAMILY MATTERS, DANCING WITH THE STARS)
NEW YORK – June 10, 2013 – Syfy’s fan-favorite, extreme game show Total Blackout, hosted by Jaleel White (Family Matters, Dancing with the Stars), will conclude its Summer Season with a special celebrity episode, airing Tuesday, July 9 at 9:30PM (ET/PT).
Total Blackout moves to its new 9:30PM time slot beginning Tuesday, June 11, leading into Syfy’s nail-biting competition series Exit at 10PM (ET/PT).
In “Celebrity Blackout,” international music superstar Aubrey O’Day (Making the Band, Celebrity Apprentice) joins television host Bob Guiney (Showhouse Showdown, The Bachelor), and actors Erin Way (Alphas, Detroit 1-8-7) and Neil Grayston (Eureka, Wonderfalls) as they go head-to-head in pitch blackness playing Total Blackout for a cause! In a first for the series, all four contestants will participate in each of the show’s three challenges with an opportunity to win up to $15,000 for their individual charities. Charities represented include Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (Guiney), Responsibility (O’Day), Lungevity (Way), and Doctors without Borders (Grayston).
Total Blackout is a half-hour, extreme game show in which contestants battle each other and their fears in a series of challenges played in complete darkness. There are no lights, no blindfolds and no-holds-barred as the players face their anxieties and unexpected surprises in a series of nerve-wracking games.
The international hit series is produced by FremantleMedia North America (American Idol, The X Factor) and was created by Henrik Nielsen (Can You Duet?, Danish versions of The X Factor, Got Talent and Pop Idol). Nielsen and Scott St. John (Deal or No Deal, America’s Got Talent, The Choice) are executive producers.
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 (www.Syfy.com), 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. (Syfy. Imagine greater.)