SOUTH AFRICA'S TV WEBSITE
SIGN IN SEARCH MENU
SOUTH AFRICA'S TV WEBSITE


Total Blackout

Genres: Game/Quiz Shows
Broadcast on: SABC3, e.tv, Sony Max, eReality

Rate:

6.0

Add to Show Favourites

Broadcaster information
International channels
Syfy : 25 Apr 2012 - 09 Jul 2013

South African channels

Sony Max : 04 Feb 2014 - 09 Apr 2014
e.tv : 09 Sep 2015 - 28 Oct 2015
SABC3 : 20 Nov 2015 - 19 Feb 2016
eReality : 14 Sep 2019 - 28 Dec 2019

About the Show

Total Blackout is an American game show based on the Danish series created by Henrik Nielsen which features contestants that have to complete challenges such as identifying things with either their hands, nose, or mouth; gathering items; or getting from point A to Point B, while being totally in the dark.

There is nothing more terrifying than being in complete darkness. When the lights go off, our imaginations take hold and our nightmares come to life. Contestants get plunged into blinding darkness to confront their deepest fears in Total Blackout.

Hosted by Jaleel White (Family Matters, Dancing with the Stars), Total Blackout is a half-hour, extreme game show in which contestants battle each other and their fears in a series of challenges.

However, all the challenges are 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 contestants see nothing but the audience sees all. Here's where imagination can be one's worst enemy. It's like Fear Factor – but in the dark.

Challenges include walking across a plank without the benefit of actually seeing the plank (or how far above the floor it really is), crawling through tunnels filled with unidentified objects, and guessing the weight of objects and/or people (from a large snake to a sumo wrestler) just by touch.

But the highlight of Total Blackout episodes tends to be the hilarity-producing challenge that requires contestants to identify the contents of six boxes. Those challenges have produced freak-outs and squeamish responses to things as scary as live tarantulas and as benign as teddy bears and hairbrushes.

Through Jaleel's guidance, contestants have to heighten their senses of hearing, smell and touch as they try to identify objects, which may include creepy crawlers of every kind, traverse through obstacles, real or imagined and beat their opponents' performance in order not to be dropped through the stage and eliminated out of the game.

After three rounds, the contestant who can overcome their own fears and out perform their opponents, will stand victorious and win five thousand dollars.

The international 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 Jeff Apploff (Million Dollar Money Drop, Don't Forget the Lyrics) serve as executive producers. Jack Martin (Who's Still Standing, Deal or No Deal) is co-executive producer.


Starring

as
Host - Himself


Latest Articles

New on TV today: Saturday 14 September

14 Sep 2019 | Written by: Shows Editor | From: New Shows and Seasons
The Real Housewives of Atlanta returns to Vuzu and Danish thriller Greyzone starts on M-Net.


LATEST ARTICLES

Binnelanders Teasers - October 2021

How will the board vote?


Survivor SA: The case for Smash to win Immunity Island

Finale day! Time to talk who should win and why.


New on TV today: Thursday 16 September

My Heroes Were Cowboys airs on Netflix and uThando Nes'thembu returns to Mzansi Magic.


Muvhango Teasers - October 2021

What would you pay for a life saving kidney?


New on TV today: Wednesday 15 September

Sport doc Schumacher drops on Netflix and comedy The Oval returns to BET.


Uzalo Teasers - October 2021

MaMlambo and Hlelo have to face the reality of their crimes.


Getroud met Rugby Teasers - October 2021

Lienkie and Nesie compete furiously!


New on TV today: Tuesday 14 September

HGTV fashions a Home Town Takeover and comedy In the Long Run starts on SABC2.


Top Shows on TV: August 2021

Idols viewership crashes by a third.


The Estate on SABC1 Teasers - October 2021

Shadrack's madness gets worse. Also, Dumisani starts his new job.

LATEST SITE ACTIVITY


More activity at TVSA Central



LATEST SOAPIE TEASERS



LATEST SOAPIE TEASERS






×
×

You browser doesn't have Flash, Silverlight, Gears, BrowserPlus or HTML5 support.