One of the most popular American educational television game shows Brain Games, was premiered on October 9, 2011, on its original network, National Geographic. The show is presented by Neil Patrick Harris in season 1, Jason Silva from season 27, and Keegan Michael Key from season 8 onwards.
The series has its country origin as the United States, and its shooting location is set in Los Angeles. This famed game show has received huge appreciation from the public, and the fans are keenly waiting for any updates on its upcoming season. Brain Games is made a huge success by breaking the record of becoming the series with the highest premiere views, with 1.5 million viewers.
After making its debut on the television in 2011, this science fiction game show was renewed for a second season, which was broadcasted on April 22, 2013. Later the series was renewed for its third and fourth seasons, the premieres of which took place in the same year, January 6, 2014, and July 14, 2014.
Similarly, the launch of the other seasons of this series followed on a regular basis. Where the fifth and sixth seasons were launched in 2015 and seventh season on February 14, 2016. After the release of 7 mind-blowing seasons, the show came up with its latest season. The eighth season of the series was launched on January 20, 2020, and its completion took place on March 2, 2020.
So, Brain Games, a series involving illusion based games, cognitive science, psychological experiments, etc. consists of 8 mind-blowing seasons till now, which in total comprise 67 episodes. The first season of the show had just 3 episodes, whereas the second, third, fourth, and fifth seasons of the show consisted of 12 or 10 episodes each. The sixth and seventh seasons included 6 episodes, and the latest season of the show has 8 parts.
So, the show has given 67 fascinating parts till now, where the running time of all episodes from season 1 to season 7 was 25 minutes. Whereas the latest season comprises episodes of 50 minutes duration, the latest season of this series is also unique because of the change in the production pattern depicted in its episodes. The show followed a new format from its 8th season onwards, to maintain the fans enthusiasm towards the series.
It was known to the crew that after the release of the latest season of this series, the only question that is going to arise would be Whether the show will have a Ninth season or not? So, after the release and completion of the latest season of this series, it was announced that the show is going to have a 2-hour long live broadcast.
This news surely boosted the fans enthusiasm; however, due to the ongoing pandemic situation, there have not been any updates on this matter since its delay. It was also mentioned that the show had renewed its Ninth season, however, the original network of the show, National Geographic has not greenlit this news.
Though given how the show has made even more success since the change in its format in its latest season, the cancellation of the ninth season doesnt seem likely. So, it is expected that the upcoming season will hit our screens sometime in 2021, once its shooting starts after the COVID-19 situation balancing a bit.
So, considering the success gained by the past 8 seasons and the number of positive reviews received by the publics end, it is no doubt that the series will be having another season. Therefore, with the expected release date of the Ninth season being sometime in 2021, it is suggested for the fans to maintain their keen interest in the approaching season.
There isnt much disclosed about the approaching season of the show. However, it is expected that Keegan Michael-key will again be seen as the host of the show, given how he is the most popular cast member amongst all. It is also anticipated that the filming location of the Ninth season will be the same as the past seasons, i.e. the shows shooting set in Los Angeles, United States, it is also expected that the upcoming season of the show will have around 10 episodes with the same running time of 50 minutes.
After the news of the live broadcast and expected arrival date of the Ninth season, the fans excitement has absolutely no limit. With the cast members of the show still hidden and growing the suspense, the approaching season is expected to be as amazing as the past ones.
The series stars Keegan-Michael Key as the host of the show since the first season till the present time. Neil Patrick Harris as the Narrator of the game show in season 1, together with Jason Silva as the host of Brain Games from the second season of the show till its seventh season.
Apollo Robbins as the hand artist in season 1, Eric Leclerc, and Max Darwin as the illusionists of the series, the show holds a very interesting casting crew. With Ben Bailey as the comedian, Jay Painter as another comedian for season 2 episode 5, Andrei Jikh as a cardist in the ninth episode of season 4, Shara Ashley Zeiger, Amanda Hirsch, and Jordan Hirsch as the improvisers, Lior Suchard as a mentalist since season 8 and Bill Hobbs as the author of this mind-blowing show.