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[07/08/13 - 07:10 PM]
Q2 in Review: How 436 Original Primetime Cable Series Fared in the Ratings
A recap of the ratings to date through the second quarter of 2013.

[06/10/13 - 01:46 PM]
Syfy's "Total Blackout" Presents Special Celebrity Episode Tuesday, July 9 at 9:30PM
Aubrey O'Day, Bob Guiney, Erin Way and Neil Grayston are among the participants.

[04/22/13 - 08:20 AM]
Syfy Launches a Summer of Imagination and Adventure
The cable channel recaps its upcoming offerings for the summer months.

[04/03/13 - 02:31 PM]
Syfy Greenlights New Series "Exit," Based on Hit Japanese Series
Curt Doussett hosts the six-episode series, bowing Tuesday, June 4 at 10:00/9:00c.

[04/02/13 - 06:07 PM]
Q1 in Review: How 280 Original Primetime Cable Series Fared in the Ratings
A recap of the ratings to date for the first quarter of 2013.

[01/09/13 - 07:44 AM]
Backed by National Multi-Media Marketing Campaign, Syfy's Hit Series "Total Blackout" Returns Tuesday, January 15 at 10:30PM
Said return will follow the 90-minute season premiere of "Face Off."

[12/04/12 - 10:52 AM]
Syfy's 2013 Winter Programming Highlighted by Series Premieres of "Ghost Mine," "Robot Combat League," "Stranded" and "Continuum"
"Merlin," "Being Human," "Lost Girl," "Face Off," "Total Blackout," "Ghost Hunters" and "Haunted Collector" are also due back.

[11/27/12 - 07:37 AM]
Syfy Will Celebrate Two Decades of Imaginative Entertainment with Star-Studded "Syfy 20th Anniversary Special," Premiering Monday, December 10 at 9PM
Dean Cain will narrate the two-hour special, from executive producer Jim Romanovich.

[11/21/12 - 07:42 AM]
Syfy Books "Merlin" Return, Nixes "Viral Video Showdown"
Plus: "Total Blackout" gets the hook until January on the cable channel.

[10/31/12 - 03:46 PM]
Season 2 Premiere of Syfy's "Total Blackout," Hosted by Jaleel White, Shatters Series Records in Adults 18-49, Adults 25-54 and Total Viewers
Syfy spins the numbers for Tuesday, October 30.

[10/18/12 - 08:03 AM]
Syfy Premieres Competition Series "Viral Video Showdown" from the Producer of "Jersey Shore" - SallyAnn Salsano & 495 Productions
Adam Sessler, Brittani Taylor and Sandeep Parikh will serve as judges alongside host Kevin Pereira.

[10/18/12 - 08:02 AM]
Syfy's Hit "Total Blackout" - Channel's Most Watched New Series of Year - Returns for Second Season Beginning Tuesday, October 30 at 10PM
Jaleel White hosts the series, which was previously slated to return on Tuesday, November 13.

[08/29/12 - 11:13 AM]
Syfy's 2012 Fall Programming Features First Ever Live "Face Off" as Centerpiece of "31 Days of Halloween"
Newly announced premieres include "Scare Tactics" on Monday, October 29 and "Viral Video Showdown" on Tuesday, October 30.

[07/09/12 - 09:03 AM]
Syfy Renews Hit "Total Blackout" - Channel's Most Watched New Series of 2012 - for Second Season Beginning Tuesday, November 13 at 9PM
The first of 16 new episodes will roll out this fall on the cable channel.

[05/10/12 - 03:07 PM]
Syfy's New Hit "Total Blackout" Sets Series Records in Total Viewers, Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54
Syfy spins the numbers for Wednesday, May 9.

[04/26/12 - 03:25 PM]
Premiere of Syfy's "Total Blackout" Becomes Most Watched New Reality Series Among Adults 25-54 in Nearly a Year
Syfy spins the numbers for Wednesday, April 25.

[04/02/12 - 07:05 AM]
Syfy Will Bring International Hit "Total Blackout" to America Wednesday, April 25 at 10PM
Jaleel White hosts the series, which "will plunge contestants into blinding darkness to confront their deepest fears."

[03/27/12 - 11:26 AM]
Syfy Posts Most Watched First Quarter Ever Among Total Viewers, Adults 18-34, Women 18-34 and Women 18-49
Syfy spins the numbers for the quarter to date.

[02/16/12 - 01:55 PM]
Syfy's Spring 2012 to Feature More Original Series and Original Hours of Programming Than Any Spring Season in Channel's History
Highlights include the return of "Eureka" on Monday, April 16 followed by season two of "Lost Girl."

[01/10/12 - 09:16 AM]
Syfy Expands Unscripted Programming Department
Robyn Lattaker-Johnson, Wayne Sampson and Colin Whelan have been named Vice Presidents, Alternative Programming at the cable channel.

[10/11/11 - 01:40 PM]
Syfy Will Bring International Hit "Total Blackout" to America in 2012
Jaleel White hosts the eight-episode series, which comes from FremantleMedia North America.

[10/10/11 - 08:52 PM]
Syfy Books "Being Human," "Lost Girl" for January 16, Holiday Specials on December 6
Plus: Jaleel White to host "Total Blackout," a new game show in which contestants are placed in total darkness.







TOTAL BLACKOUT (SYFY)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
4/25/12 - ???
STATUS:
on hiatus or fate to be determined
TIME SLOT:
completed airing its current season
CURRENT SEASON:
2 (16 episodes)
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
completed airing its second season on 7/9/13; has yet to be renewed for a third season
DESCRIPTION:
(from Syfy's press release, April 2013) Returns Tuesday, June 4 at 9PM - Hosted by Jaleel White (Family Matters), the half hour, extreme game show Total Blackout returns with "Parental Blackout" - a special parent-child episode where three mother-daughter teams and one mother-son team square off to conquer challenges in pitch black. After contestants guess the weight of several objects, they must then reach in and identify whatever lurks in the mystery tanks. The remaining teams then attempt to identify a range of innocent - and not so innocent - objects placed inside bubble helmets for a chance to win $5,000! 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.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Jaleel White as Host
CREW INFORMATION:
· Henrik Nielsen as CRTR/EP
· Noah Bonnett as CO-EP
· Scott St. John as EP
GENRE(S):
· game show
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· FremantleMedia North America