TCA16: Science Sets Jan. 9 Return Date for ‘Outrageous Acts of Science’

Science has set a Jan. 9 return date for the new season of its hit series Outrageous Acts of Science, the network announced during its Television Critics Association tour event Thursday (Jan. 7).

The series, which features viral videos of mind-boggling stunts, finished 2015 as the network’s most watched show, according to officials.

"Outrageous Acts of Science and our panel of experts show that science really is everywhere, including the middle of the pop culture zeitgeist in the most imaginative, fun and outrageous viral videos we share with each other every day,” said Marc Etkind, general manager, Science Channel.

The network also said it will debut a new season of NASA’s Unexplained Files on Feb. 23, with a special preview of the series’ new season airing on Feb. 21.

R. Thomas Umstead

R. Thomas Umstead serves as senior content producer, programming for Multichannel News, Broadcasting + Cable and Next TV. During his more than 30-year career as a print and online journalist, Umstead has written articles on a variety of subjects ranging from TV technology, marketing and sports production to content distribution and development. He has provided expert commentary on television issues and trends for such TV, print, radio and streaming outlets as Fox News, CNBC, the Today show, USA Today, The New York Times and National Public Radio. Umstead has also filmed, produced and edited more than 100 original video interviews, profiles and news reports featuring key cable television executives as well as entertainers and celebrity personalities.