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[05/21/20 - 10:07 AM]
Quality. Distinctiveness. Visual Splendor. National Geographic Announces 2020-21 Upfront Slate, from Best-in-Class Storytellers
With an unrivaled storytelling prowess across its media platforms, National Geographic reaches 770M consumers across the globe every single month.

[01/17/20 - 08:59 PM]
National Geographic Builds on Power of Its Diverse Slate with Season Pickups of Franchise Series "Brain Games," "Running Wild with Bear Grylls" and "Life Below Zero"
Also on tap: an all-new eight-part spin-off series, "Life Below Zero: Next Generation," which is slated to premiere on National Geographic in 2021.

[12/18/19 - 12:24 PM]
It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year! Nat Geo Channel Is Bringing Back the Best of Its 2019 Programming for You to Binge Over the Holidays
And better yet, see what's in store for 2020 with a sneak peek of the reimagined "Brain Games" hosted by Keegan-Michael Key (December 29 at 10:00/9:00c).

[07/23/19 - 02:16 PM]
National Geographic Announces Exciting, Star-Studded Guest Lineup for Reimagined Season of "Brain Games" Hosted by Keegan-Michael Key
Anthony Anderson, Kristen Bell, Jack Black, Mark Cuban, Ted Danson, Tiffany Haddish, Dax Shepard, Meghan Trainor and Rebel Wilson are among the participants.

[05/14/19 - 01:14 PM]
National Geographic Announces 2019-20 Upfront Slate, Pushing Programming Boundaries with Its Distinctive, Premium Content from Best-in-Class Storytellers
For two consecutive years, National Geographic earned the second most Emmy award nominations for a basic cable network, putting it in the top 10 of all networks nominated.

[05/14/19 - 01:13 PM]
National Geographic Announces Keegan-Michael Key as Host of "Brain Games"
The first five celebrities confirmed are Kristin Bell, Dax Shepherd, Drew Brees, Rebel Wilson, and Anthony Anderson.

[04/18/18 - 04:32 PM]
National Geographic Announces Return of Emmy-Nominated Series "Brain Games" as Two-Hour Live Event, Premiering Fall 2018
The network also announced today the greenlight of "Yellowstone Live," a four-night global event premiering this summer that brings viewers into the heart of the United States' most epic and wild landscape: Yellowstone National Park.

[04/18/18 - 04:30 PM]
National Geographic's Further Front Serves Up Progressive and Immersive Evening with Best-in-Class Storytellers and Curiosity Seekers
"National Geographic has become the destination for the best-in-class creatives, who want to partner with us on big, bold premium and entertaining content," said Courteney Monroe.

[01/06/16 - 04:10 PM]
National Geographic Channel Dives Into History on a Quest to Re-Define Generation X Through New Looks at Classic Footage and Original Interviews with Familiar Gen X-ers
National Geographic Channel's new series "Generation X," narrated by Christian Slater, premieres Sunday, February 14 at 10:00/9:00c following the new season premiere of "Brain Games."

[01/06/16 - 04:08 PM]
National Geographic Channel Powers Up a New Season of "Brain Games," A Visually Provocative Journey Filled with Mind-Bending Experiments and Games Set to Ignite Your Imagination
The series returns with six new hour-long episodes premiering Sunday, February 14 at 9:00/8:00c.

[06/16/15 - 01:03 PM]
National Geographic Channel's Emmy-Nominated Hit Series "Brain Games" Kicks Off the Summer with a Two-Night Special Event
Kicking off the summer and just before the July 4 weekend, host, futurist and "Shots of Awe" creator Jason Silva hits the streets of New York and Las Vegas with new, captivating social experiments that reveal mysteries of the human mind.

[12/18/14 - 09:03 AM]
New Season of "Brain Games" Tunes Up Your Brain to Give You the Upper Hand, Starting Jan. 19 at 9 PM
Host Jason Silva will be taking you behind the scenes of mind-blowing hidden camera social experiments that reveal startling truths about your own brain and the brains of people around you.

[12/01/14 - 09:24 AM]
It's the Most Wonderful Time of Year - National Geographic Channels Holiday Marathons Are Here!
From claws to jaws, brains to chains, holidays with Nat Geo on your TV set you won't soon regret.

[07/22/14 - 07:57 AM]
National Geographic Channel Heads to Comic-Con San Diego
The panel will highlight NGC's smartertainment programming including returning series "Brain Games" and new series "Going Deep with David Rees" and "You Can't Lick Your Elbow."

[07/09/14 - 10:10 AM]
FOX Ties in Third Place for the Week with Adults 18-49 and Total Viewers
FOX spins the numbers for the week of June 30-July 6.

[06/30/14 - 02:34 PM]
FOX to Spotlight National Geographic Channel's "Brain Games" with Specials on Next Two Sundays
Look for one-hour specials at 7:00/6:00c on July 6 and 13, replacing repeats of "Bob's Burgers" and "American Dad."

[06/16/14 - 11:33 AM]
Emmy-Nominated Series "Brain Games" Returns with New Mind-Blowing Episodes July 14, 9 PM
Plus: look for newcomer "Going Deep with David Rees" that same night at 10:00/9:00c on National Geographic Channel.

[02/03/14 - 08:09 AM]
"Brain Games: Attraction" Premieres Monday, Feb. 10, at 9:30 PM ET/PT on the National Geographic Channel
It's often said that the heart wants what it wants, but would it surprise you to learn that most of what you call "attractive" is just a construct created by your brain?

[12/19/13 - 10:49 AM]
The Emmy(R) Nominated Series "Brain Games" Returns with an All-New Season of Mind Blowing Science, Illusions and Experiments Monday, January 13 at 9:00 PM ET/PT on the National Geographic Channel
Then following said premiere, look for the new series debut of "Duck Quacks Don't Echo" at 10:00/9:00c.

[05/29/13 - 11:32 AM]
FOX Ranks No. 1 for Week Among Adults 18-49
FOX spins the numbers for the week of May 20-26.

[04/22/13 - 02:14 PM]
National Geographic Channel Assembles the Nation's Leading Experts to Unlock the Mysteries of the Mind in the New Series "Brain Games"
Jason Silva and Apollo Robbins hosts the new series, premiering tonight at 9:00/8:00c.

[01/04/13 - 11:07 AM]
National Geographic Channel Upgrades Your Inner Operating System with New Series "Brain Games"
Jason Silva hosts the series, which sizes up "the human brain with an intricate series of interactive experiments to see how easily the brain can be fooled."







BRAIN GAMES (NGC)
Returns in TBA 2020 (Exact Date TBA)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
10/9/11 - ???
STATUS:
returning in 2020/2021 (date TBA)
TIME SLOT:
not on the schedule
CURRENT SEASON:
9 (10 episodes)
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
renewed through the 2020-21 season (the show's ninth) on 1/17/20
DESCRIPTION:
(from National Geographic Channel's press release, May 2020) Keegan-Michael Key is back as host of the all-new season of National Geographic's highly entertaining series BRAIN GAMES. Taking a Hollywood twist to the classic mind-bending format, the new season will challenge some of the world's biggest celebrities to interactive games and social experiments to reveal the "why" behind the "wow." Join in the fun as BRAIN GAMES reveals the incredible science of what makes our brains tick! BRAIN GAMES is executive produced by Casey Kriley, Jo Sharon and James Rowley for Magical Elves; Elle Key and Keegan-Michael Key are executive producers; and Dan Cutforth and Jane Lipsitz are executive producers for Alfred Street Industries.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Keegan-Michael Key as Host
RECURRING/PREVIOUS CAST INFORMATION:
· Jason Silva as Host
CREW INFORMATION:
· Casey Kriley as EP
· Dan Cutforth as EP
· Elle Key as EP
· James Rowley as EP
· Jane Lipsitz as EP
· Jo Sharon as EP
· Keegan-Michael Key as EP
GENRE(S):
· reality (all)
· reality (documentary)
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Alfred Street Industries
· Magical Elves Productions