It’s finally happening…celebrities will be facing the fears of Total Blackout! If you had a sharp eye in the new season’s previews, you may have caught Eureka‘s Neil Grayston (Fargo) – and I knew that an episode had been filmed quite a while ago, but I never got any info as to who was in it…back in 2011, when the the press were given a preview of the show, Eureka‘s Colin Ferguson bravely faced the dark with good results, and I asked then when we might see a celebrity version, but they wanted to get the show up and running first…but now the time has come.
On the July 9th episode, “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 hosted by Jaleel White (Family Matters, Dancing with the Stars) 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.
Now, if we can get a few more of these…who’s up for a special Warehouse 13 edition?