The Big Brain Theory

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VIDEO: The Big Brain Theory Pure Genius Season 1 [HD]

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The Big Brain Theory Pure Genius Season 1 [HD]
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Aired: 6/28/2013

THE BIG BRAIN THEORY: PURE GENIUS searches for America's brightest, boldest, out-of-the-box thinkers and pits them against one another in seemingly impossible engineering challenges. Host Kal Penn tasks competitors with building secure yet portable bunkers, triathlon-competing robots, and more. The winner will receive $50,000 and a one-year job contract. watch

VIDEO: The Big Brain Theory Pure Genius Season 1

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The Big Brain Theory Pure Genius Season 1
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Aired: 6/28/2013

THE BIG BRAIN THEORY: PURE GENIUS searches for America's brightest, boldest, out-of-the-box thinkers and pits them against one another in seemingly impossible engineering challenges. Host Kal Penn tasks competitors with building secure yet portable bunkers, triathlon-competing robots, and more. The winner will receive $50,000 and a one-year job contract. watch

VIDEO: Bridge Battle

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Bridge Battle
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Length: 13:29:48
Aired: 6/19/2013

In the season finale, the final two contestants go head-to-head in a challenge to build a deployable bridge. While one team goes with complexity and creativity, the other goes with simplicity. Which method will win its team leader the $50,000 grand prize? watch

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Watch My Show: The Big Brain Theory's Kal Penn, Craig Piligian Answer Our Showrunner Survey

Kal Penn has played his share of doctors (House, How I Met Your Mother) and stoners (the Harold & Kumar films), and he'll star in CBS's new comedy We Are Men this fall. He's currently hosting Discovery's new competition series The Big Brain Theory: Pure Genius (Wednesdays, 10/9c). The show presents... read more

The Wednesday Playlist: Americans Finale, ABC's Tools, HBO's Manhunt

It's May Day (as in: mayday!) for the Russian spies — and just about everyone else — in the taut first-season finale of FX's emotionally engrossing The Americans (Wednesday, 10/9c). Chivalry is not dead, even in the estranged not-quite-marriage of embedded KGB operatives Philip and Elizabeth Jennings (Matthew Rhys and Keri Russell), as they prepare for a dangerous mission that could be a set-up, with lots of jockeying and posturing between husband (who wants to protect while serving) and wife (who's adamant about following orders to the letter) about who's going to risk everything, including their "normal" family life, to walk into what might be a trap. read more

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Season 1, Episode 7
Four semifinalists face off in a contest to bring a speeding car to a safe stop. And in the...
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Season 1, Episode 6
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Premiered: May 01, 2013
Rating: TV-PG
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Premise: Design engineers compete to create the most innovative solution to a technological challenge.

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