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Johnny Galecki Brings Prank Series to Science Channel

Network bills ‘SciJinks’ as ‘smartest prank show on television’ 3/27/2017 12:41 PM Eastern
Johnny Galecki of "The Big Bang Theory" will host and produce "SciJinks" for Discovery Communications's Science Channel.

Johnny Galecki will appear in and executive produce the series SciJinks on Science Channel, which is slated to premiere in the fourth quarter.

SciJinks will use cutting-edge science as the foundation for stunts and practical jokes, creating what the network is calling “the smartest prank show on television.”

Galecki, best known for his work on The Big Bang Theory, will orchestrate a team of scientists from chemistry, physics, technology, engineering and more, with pranks designed to introduce audiences to unusual scientific discoveries.

"One of the most rewarding elements of being on The Big Bang Theory has been being approached by younger people who claim they never before had considered a life in the sciences until watching the show,” Galecki said. “Our goal on Big Bang is to make people laugh. These kids are molding our culture, building our future and even curing diseases. SciJinks is a way to celebrate them and hopefully inspire more young people to follow in their footsteps — while having an absurdly good and mischievous time.”

Eight 30-minute episodes are planned. Galecki’s Alcide Bava Productions and A. Smith & Co. Productions will produce the series.

Read more at broadcastingcable.com.

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