Rob Lowe to Host ‘Mental Samurai’ on Fox

Fox premieres the competition series Mental Samurai Feb. 26. The show is hosted by Rob Lowe, and “pushes every aspect of human intelligence and mental agility,” according to Fox.

Mental Samurai comes from A. Smith & Co. Productions, Warner Horizon Unscripted & Alternative Television and Apploff Entertainment. Lowe produces as well.

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Contestants battle the boundaries of their minds, said Fox, to answer questions accurately with speed. “Not only does the course test their acumen in categories of knowledge, memory, puzzles and sequencing, but players will also have to contend with being physically transported around the set at high speeds in a specially designed capsule capable of rotating 360 degrees,” the network added.

Arthur Smith, Toby Gorman, Jeff Apploff and Noah Bonnett are executive producers. 

Michael Malone

Michael Malone, senior content producer at B+C/Multichannel News, covers network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television. He hosts the podcasts Busted Pilot, about what’s new in television, and Series Business, a chat with the creator of a new program, and writes the column “The Watchman.” He joined B+C in 2005. His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Playboy and New York magazine.