April 03, 2013 12:55pm PT by Philiana Ng
Syfy Greenlights 'Exit' Competition Series (Exclusive)
Syfy is expanding its unscripted slate.
The network has greenlighted a six-episode reality competition series, Exit, to be hosted by Curt Doussett (America's Lost Treasures, Hazard Play), The Hollywood Reporter has learned exclusively. Exit will debut 10 p.m. June 4.
Based on the popular Japanese series Dero!, Exit features four teams of two contestants who battle to escape a series of four rooms, each more challenging than the rest. The winning team must beat the clock while solving rapid-fire brain games and navigating puzzles in order to be the only team to exit and win the $10,000 prize.
“Exit is a heart-pounding adrenaline rush of a competition series that truly embraces imagination, forcing its eager contestants to experience twisted and visual brain puzzles while navigating booby traps, receding floors, collapsing walls, bottomless sand pits and much more," said Mark Stern, president of original content at Syfy, in a statement.
Exit is produced by Smart Dog Media in association with Zig Zag Productions. Executive producers are Craig Plestis (Minute to Win It, America's Got Talent), Michael Binkow (1 vs. 100, Who Wants to Be a Millionaire), Danny Fenton (Scam City, Cheryl Cole: Where Did It All Go Right ... and Wrong) and Scott St. John (Total Blackout, America's Got Talent).
The series is the latest unscripted effort to join the Syfy schedule, which includes Face Off, Ghost Hunters, Total Blackout, Haunted Collector, Paranormal Witness and Ghost Mine. The network next launches Deep South Paranormal on April 10.