Superhuman Fox

Superhuman Game Show Formally Ordered to Series at Fox

Fox has developed an extraordinary interest in Superhuman.

The unscripted competition series — which aired as a two-hour special in January — has been formally picked up for an eight-episode season, TVLine has learned exclusively.

Hosted by Kal Penn (House), the one-hour installments will test the abilities of ordinary people who possess — you guessed it! — nearly superhuman skills in areas such as memory, hearing, taste, touch, smell and sight. (Think you fit the bill? Online casting calls are now open here.)

Fun fact: The U.S. is the seventh territory where Superhuman will launch; it has previously been adapted in Germany, China, Italy, Brazil, Spain and France.

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  1. Sam says:

    Correction there. The format wasn’t adapted in Germany but it actually originated in Germany.

  2. Elf says:

    Let’s hope it’s a limited series. After too many episodes it’ll basically become an hour of Stupid Pet Tricks.

    Actually, I saw some of the previous special and it was impressive, but that show had the most filler and least substance of any show I’d seen in a long time.

  3. HAP says:

    Kal Penn needs this? The man served in the Obama administration and also taught at the University of Pennsylvania. Seems to me he’s slumming by hosting this.

    • Elf says:

      Slumming? Perhaps. But I’m guessing this pays better than both of the other jobs combined and tripled for what sounds like eight long days of work and a press tour.

  4. Tee says:

    Kal Penn, what happened to you? Now you host a game show?