9:47am PT by Kimberly Nordyke
Science Channel Orders New Series Featuring "Mind-Blowing" Experiments (Exclusive)
Science Channel is hitting the streets to conduct what it's calling unique experiments that are "so unusual, offbeat and so unexpected they will blow your mind."
The cable channel has ordered Street Science, featuring "science guy" Kevin Delaney as he leaves his lab behind to conduct "larger-than-life demos" that combine "scientific method with curiosity and plain old-fashioned ingenuity." The experiments featured will include creating a man-made fire tornado, turning leaf blowers into homemade hovercrafts, impressing a crowd by making an instant nitrogen cloud and visiting a salon to share a surprising use for its hydrogen peroxide.
Delaney's sidekick Darren Dyk will capture all that action with slow-motion footage that provides insight into what the eye can't normally see.
Delaney, who has appeared on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon, works at the Museum of Discovery in Little Rock, Ark., performing science experiments for kids during the day and overseeing his "Science After Dark" program at night to inspire families to inquire, interact and get involved with science.
"Kevin Delaney is science magician, performing mind-blowing stunts on the streets — and yet, there's no trickery or sleight of hand, as he reveals the everyday science behind fire, rockets, explosions and more," said Marc Etkind, general manager of Science Channel.
The show is set to premiere at 10 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 11.
Street Science is produced for Science Channel by Spectrum Productions, where Guy Nickerson and Lauren Williams are executive producers. For Science Channel, Kyle McCabe serves as executive producer.
Watch a promo below.