The Big Brain Theory

2013, TV Show

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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 Full Article

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Paid | iTunes Aired: 6/19/2013

Season 1, Episode 8
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?

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Paid | iTunes Aired: 6/12/2013

Season 1, Episode 7
Four semifinalists face off in a contest to bring a speeding car to a safe stop. And in the closest elimination yet, the judges must choose between innovation and simplicity. For two contestants, their road to the finale will prove just a dead end.

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Paid | Amazon Instant Video Aired: 6/11/2013

Season 1, Episode 6
An explosive wildcard winner is brought back and the contestants are given the challenge of creating an automated machine that can prepare a meal for the masses. Stakes are higher than ever with a double elimination for the losing team, who will survive t

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Paid | iTunes Aired: 5/29/2013

Season 1, Episode 5
The competitors must harness the power of a waterfall to build an elevator. While one team works together to get their idea off the ground, the other falls apart when tensions between Gui, Amy and Dan reach an all time high. Can they put aside their diffe

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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

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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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