[04/01/15 - 12:30 PM] New Ultimate Challenge Series "Bullseye," Hosted by Kellan Lutz, to Premiere Wednesday, May 27, on FOX The series will challenge four men and four women to test their bodies and brains in three ultimate challenges that ask nothing more than for them to hit the bullseye - literally.
[via press release from FOX]
NEW ULTIMATE CHALLENGE SERIES "BULLSEYE," HOSTED BY KELLAN LUTZ, TO PREMIERE WEDNESDAY, MAY 27, ON FOX
Comedian Godfrey Tapped to Co-Host
BULLSEYE, an exhilarating one-hour unscripted challenge series, hosted by Kellan Lutz ("The Legend of Hercules," "The Twilight Saga" franchise), premieres Wednesday, May 27 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. From Endemol Shine North America, the producers of "Wipeout" and "Fear Factor," BULLSEYE will challenge four men and four women to test their bodies and brains in three ultimate challenges that ask nothing more than for them to hit the BULLSEYE - literally. Comedian Godfrey ("The Godfrey Complex") will serve as co-host.
BULLSEYE's fierce "weekend warriors" will participate in three levels of extraordinary challenges, all of which involve using their bodies like human darts to hit targets - on land, sea and air. As the rounds advance in this fun-for-the-family summer series, only those with the sharpest aim move forward. The first challenge finds the eight competitors vying to hit the center of a stationary target while leaping from a moving 18-wheeler, being pulled by a helicopter or acting as a human slingshot being projected hundreds of feet through the air. In round two, the remaining four competitors - two men and two women - race to hit as many targets as possible. These competitors may be aiming for targets while descending down a building or jumping between two racing speedboats. In the third and final challenge, the remaining three competitors race against the clock to conquer the ultimate test and hit the final BULLSEYE.
The competitors' ability to defy gravity and the laws of physics, while maintaining their focus, could mean the difference between going home empty-handed ... or up to $50,000 richer.
"I am a huge fan of extreme sports, and for me, nothing beats an adrenaline rush, which is why I am so excited to host this series," said Lutz. "I love the concept of physicality and strategy combined with the most awesome challenges that will blow your mind. I am looking forward to watching these competitors push themselves out of their comfort zones and I'll be on the sidelines cheering them on, and probably wishing it were me trying to hit the BULLSEYE!"
Kellan Lutz most recently starred in the feature films "The Expendables 3," "The of Legend of Hercules" and in the worldwide phenomenon "The Twilight Saga" franchise. He will next be seen starring opposite Bruce Willis in the action feature "Extraction." Lutz began his acting career as a series regular on the cable series "The Comeback," opposite Lisa Kudrow. He was also seen in the network series "90210," "Heroes" and the award-winning cable miniseries "Generation Kill." When not acting, Lutz is an avid enthusiast of extreme sports. Born and raised in North Dakota, Lutz had a simple upbringing but learned to live every day to the fullest. From sky diving to parasailing, from motor cross to white water rafting, he has always approached life as an adventure. Lutz also gives his time to three charities: Saving Innocence, PETA and the St. Bernard Project.
Godfrey is one of the hottest comedians today. Growing up as the class clown in Chicago, Godfrey realized his irreverent style of comedy was more than just a hobby. As soon as he decided to become a pro, he immediately landed several high-profile projects, including playing himself in "Zoolander," a performance that has since achieved cult status. Godfrey's additional film roles include "Johnson Family Vacation," "The Cook Out," "Phat Girls" and "Soul Plane." He has made numerous television appearances, including starring in his own one-hour comedy special, "Godfrey: Black By Accident," and having a recurring role on "Louie." But he is perhaps best known for his stint as the "7UP Guy" in the beverage's national advertising campaign. In addition to his film and television work, Godfrey continues to tour the world as a stand-up and his one-man show, "The Godfrey Complex," was a hit at the famed Just For Laughs festival in Montreal.
BULLSEYE is produced by Endemol Shine North America. Jon Kroll ("The Amazing Race") and Scott Larsen ("Wipeout") serve as executive producers. Kevin Wehrenberg, J. Rupert Thompson and Shye Sutherland are co-executive producers. Like BULLSEYE on Facebook at www.facebook.com/BullseyeonFOX. Follow the series on Twitter @BullseyeonFOX and join the discussion using #bullseye. See photos and videos on Instagram by following @BullseyeonFOX. For more information on BULLSEYE, please visit www.fox.com/bullseye. Follow Kellan Lutz on Twitter @KellanLutz. Follow Godfrey on Twitter @Godfreycomedian.
About Endemol Shine North America:
Endemol Shine North America delivers world-class content and compelling storytelling to multiple platforms in the U.S. and across the globe. Endemol Shine North America is part of Endemol Shine Group, the newly launched global content creator, producer and distributor with a diverse portfolio of companies in the U.S. that are behind some of the most prominent hit television formats and series in the world. Subsidiary production companies include Authentic Entertainment, Original Media, True Entertainment and 51 Minds Entertainment. Also part of the Endemol Shine Group family in North America is CORE Media Group, which has a separate capital structure and incorporates world-class development and production operations, including 19 Entertainment and Sharp Entertainment.
Endemol Shine Group's companies in North America are behind hit series, including AMERICAN IDOL (FOX), "Below Deck" (Bravo), "Big Brother" (CBS), "The Biggest Loser" (NBC), "Fake Off" (TruTV), "Hell on Wheels" (AMC), "Ink Master" (Spike), "It Takes a Church" (GSN), "Kingdom" (DirecTV), "Knife Fight" (Esquire), "Man v. Food" (Travel), MASTERCHEF (FOX), MASTERCHEF JUNIOR (FOX), "Restaurant Startup" (CNBC), "Swamp People" (History), "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" (Bravo), SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE (FOX), "Steve Harvey" (NBCU), "T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle" (VH1), "Steve Austin's Broken Skull Challenge" (CMT), "Wipeout" (ABC) and many more.
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