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‘Mental Samurai’ Renewed for Season 2 by Fox

Second season of Rob Lowe-hosted competition premieres April 22

“Mental Samurai” has been renewed for Season 2 at Fox, a spokesperson for the broadcast network told TheWrap Tuesday.

The 10-episode first season of the Rob Lowe-hosted competition series premiered last March. Casting is currently underway for the second season, which will premiere at 9/8c on Wednesday, April 22.

Fox describes “Mental Samurai” as a game show “that pushes every aspect of human intelligence and mental agility” and calls it “the first-ever obstacle course…for the mind.”

Per Fox, “Each episode of ‘Mental Samurai’ is an epic television event, as contestants battle the boundaries of their minds to answer questions accurately with speed and precision. Not only does the course test their acumen in categories of knowledge, memory, numbers and sequencing, but players will also have to contend with being transported around the set at high speeds in a specially designed capsule that is capable of rotating 360 degrees. In ‘Mental Samurai,’ people from all walks of life will compete, new stars will emerge, underdogs will triumph and egos will be shattered in the ultimate display of skill, focus and stamina.”

The series hails from Warner Horizon Unscripted & Alternative Television and Arthur Smith’s A. Smith & Co. Productions. Smith, Toby Gorman, Jeff Apploff and Noah Bonnett serve as executive producers. Lowe is a producer on the series.

Deadline first reported the news that “Mental Samurai” had been renewed for a second season.

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