No stranger to young geniuses, Neil Patrick Harris hosts an exciting new game show that celebrates the smartest kids in America. These talented Genius Junior will team up to take on mind-blowing tests of logic, math, memory, spelling and more. Through escalating rounds, they will be tested in each area of the brain, culminating in an ultimate challenge to be crowned the smartest and brightest. The winning team will take home a life-changing prize — setting the stage for a big, bright future ahead.
Type: Game Show
Status: In Development
Runtime: 60 minutes
Genius Junior - Deception (2018 TV series) - Netflix
Deception is an American crime procedural drama television series created for ABC by Chris Fedak. The series is produced by Berlanti Productions and VHPT Company in association with Warner Bros. Television, with Fedak serving as showrunner. The series premiered on March 11, 2018. The series stars Jack Cutmore-Scott as Cameron Black, a superstar magician who joins the FBI as a consulting illusionist to help them solve crimes after his career is ruined by a scandal. Ilfenesh Hadera, Lenora Crichlow, Justin Chon, Laila Robins, Amaury Nolasco, and Vinnie Jones also star in the show. In September 2016, the series received a pilot production commitment at ABC, and received a pilot order in January 2017. The cast was filled out in early 2017, and filming on the pilot began in New York City in March 2017. The series was officially ordered by ABC in May 2017. On May 11, 2018, ABC canceled the show after one season.
Genius Junior - Production - Netflix
Deception was given a pilot production commitment by ABC on September 14, 2016, with the project being developed by Chris Fedak and magician David Kwong. The pilot was ordered on January 19, 2017, followed by a series order a few months later on May 12. On February 10, 2017, Jack Cutmore-Scott was cast in the lead role as Cameron Black, followed a few days later by the casting of Ilfenesh Hadera as Kay Daniels, Lenora Crichlow as Dina Clark, and Amaury Nolasco as Mike Alvarez. The following month, Justin Chon joined the cast as Jordan Kwon, while Vinnie Jones was cast as Gunter Gastafsen. In May 2017, it was revealed that Laila Robins had been cast as special agent Deakins. Production on the pilot began in March 2017, with filming taking place in New York City. Filming for the rest of the season began in September 2017, and ended in February 2018. The series is composed by Blake Neely and Nathaniel Blume. On May 11, 2018, ABC canceled the show after one season.
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